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Colmes: Right Shouldn't Complain About 'Conservative' Ahmadinejad's Speech
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Posted on 09/25/2007 12:05:25 PM PDT by RatherBiased.com

According to Alan Colmes, since evil dictator Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is not a liberal, but instead a "conservative," then conservatives in America should not be offended because the Iranian leader received better treatment on a college campus than some of America's conservative political figures, some of whom have been met with attacks with pies or other violence.

Such was the absurd argument suggested by the liberal FNC host during a discussion on Monday's "Hannity and Colmes." Colmes commented to conservative guest/author David Horowitz: "Ahmadinejad's not a liberal. He's a conservative. He's very right wing. He was welcome at Columbia University. You shouldn't be complaining. Phil Donohue, Hillary Clinton, they've been all booed off stages. You don't talk about that." (Transcript follows)

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs
KEYWORDS: ahmadinejad; alancolmes; appallingdems; colmes; davidhorowitz; foxnews; horowitz; liberals; moron
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1 posted on 09/25/2007 12:05:30 PM PDT by RatherBiased.com
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To: RatherBiased.com

Did Sean agree?


2 posted on 09/25/2007 12:05:59 PM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner ("Si vis pacem para bellum")
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To: RatherBiased.com

cornholio is a moron.


3 posted on 09/25/2007 12:06:21 PM PDT by xcamel (FDT/2008)
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To: RatherBiased.com
The left is so disingenuous
4 posted on 09/25/2007 12:06:47 PM PDT by correctthought (Hippies, want to change the world, but all they ever do is smoke pot and smell bad)
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To: RatherBiased.com

Colmes is brain damaged. Fox intentionally selected a dimwit to make Hannity look smart. (It doesn’t always work).


5 posted on 09/25/2007 12:08:04 PM PDT by brownsfan (America has "jumped the shark")
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To: RatherBiased.com

If we want to really command respect in this world , we will direct a flight of F-18’s to intercept and shoot down Ahmadinejad’s plane in mid Atlantic , claiming full responsibility and announcing that THIS will be the fate of ALL those that sponsor and support terrorism in the world.


6 posted on 09/25/2007 12:09:13 PM PDT by LeoWindhorse
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To: RatherBiased.com

What a strange perception of what “right wing” means.


7 posted on 09/25/2007 12:09:31 PM PDT by rhombus
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To: RatherBiased.com
I've also heard Alan say on his radio program that Iraq was better off with Saddam in power.

At least you had running water and electricity to clean up after Saddam chopped off someone's head, huh Alan?

8 posted on 09/25/2007 12:09:39 PM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: RatherBiased.com
He's very right wing.

Since when is Socialism right wing!?

9 posted on 09/25/2007 12:09:46 PM PDT by SolidWood
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To: RatherBiased.com

Does this mean Stalin was a liberal Democrat?


10 posted on 09/25/2007 12:09:51 PM PDT by rbosque ("To educate a person in mind and not in morals is to educate a menace to society." - Teddy Roosevelt)
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To: RatherBiased.com

NOTE TO COLMES: Hitler was an Alan Colmes fan.


12 posted on 09/25/2007 12:10:38 PM PDT by Doctor Raoul
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To: RatherBiased.com

Colmes is brain dead. replace him with a real lib , like Bob Bechel


13 posted on 09/25/2007 12:11:36 PM PDT by ulm1 ("democrat" originated as an epithet "'one who panders to the crude and mindless whims of the masses")
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To: RatherBiased.com

Colmes is intellectually dead.


14 posted on 09/25/2007 12:12:08 PM PDT by lilylangtree (Veni, Vidi, Vici)
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To: RatherBiased.com

Alan Colmes is the Washington Generals for the Harlem Globetrotters (Sean Hanity).


15 posted on 09/25/2007 12:12:10 PM PDT by The_Media_never_lie
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To: RatherBiased.com

Did Horowitz say anything other than repeating “He’s a radical”?


16 posted on 09/25/2007 12:13:13 PM PDT by Hacklehead (I'm not here to make friends.)
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To: RatherBiased.com
The American Conservative wants to conserve the freedom under which this country was founded. He is not looking to conserve a 7th century blood thirsty theocracy.
17 posted on 09/25/2007 12:13:20 PM PDT by KarlInOhio (May the heirs of Charles Martel and Jan Sobieski rise up again to defend Europe.)
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To: RatherBiased.com

Is it true that the phone # to call into his show is 1-800-DUMBA$$?


18 posted on 09/25/2007 12:13:32 PM PDT by Night Hides Not (Chuck Hagel makes Joe Biden look like a statesman!)
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To: RatherBiased.com

Fox could do better than Colmes to represent the leftwing of the political spectrum. His ‘arguments’ if you can call them that, are neatly summed up in this article.

Very shallow, not based on fact, trivial in nature, and always snarky.

As another poster noted, they should hire Beckel to replace him. The fact of the matter is without Fox News, nobody would have ever heard of Alan Colmes.

That said, his sister in law is HOT.....(chuckle)


19 posted on 09/25/2007 12:14:39 PM PDT by Badeye (You know its a kook site when they ban the word 'kook')
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To: RatherBiased.com

It’s true. Iammadjohn is both ultra-right and fundamentalist and fascist, but in an alternate universe.


20 posted on 09/25/2007 12:14:47 PM PDT by RightWhale (25 degrees today. Phase state change accomplished.)
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That's a howler. Comparing conservatives to Islamofascists. Alan Colmes is usually one of the more decent liberals but now he's really gone over into moonbat territory.

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelologus

21 posted on 09/25/2007 12:15:40 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: RatherBiased.com

Lefties use this absurd argument a lot -

the ayatollahs and islamists are conservatives...

Idiots - conservative AMERICANS are Americans.
liberal residents of America are overwhelmingly ANTI-American, and DO side with those with similar viewpoints.


22 posted on 09/25/2007 12:15:53 PM PDT by MrB (You can't reason people out of a position that they didn't use reason to get into in the first place)
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To: RatherBiased.com

I hope Hannity gets a VERY large salary for putting up with the stupidity of Colmes.
He is more than “just the other view”. He is beyond stupid.


23 posted on 09/25/2007 12:16:03 PM PDT by ridesthemiles
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To: ulm1

“Colmes is brain dead. replace him with a real lib , like Bob Bechel”

Alan Colmes may be a commie retard who looks like Admiral Ackbar from Star Wars, but he’s never been caught paying a hooker with a check.


24 posted on 09/25/2007 12:17:07 PM PDT by exile ("Get off my phone, ya big dope"- The Great One)
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To: RatherBiased.com

Phil Donohue, Hillary Clinton, they’ve been all booed off stages.”

Time, date and place?


25 posted on 09/25/2007 12:17:08 PM PDT by ConservativeDude
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To: RatherBiased.com

Ala-ding-dong is no conservative. His desire for control is only matched by Hillary Clinton’ desire for control. Didn’t Allen recognize himself in M.A.’s speech? Isn’t disposing of practicing Christians and Jews the Liberal way?


26 posted on 09/25/2007 12:17:37 PM PDT by madison10
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To: LeoWindhorse

If we want to really command respect in this world , we will direct a flight of F-18’s to intercept and shoot down Ahmadinejad’s plane in mid Atlantic , claiming full responsibility and announcing that THIS will be the fate of ALL those that sponsor and support terrorism in the world.”

Damn!

Can I write your name in in my state’s GOP primary?


27 posted on 09/25/2007 12:18:15 PM PDT by ConservativeDude
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To: RatherBiased.com
Liberal pundits and politicians just can’t escape the fact that terrorist Osma bin Laden and Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad sound just like them!<P
Repeating the Democrat Talking Points without missing a beat!
28 posted on 09/25/2007 12:18:45 PM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: RatherBiased.com

Colmes meant “progressive”.


29 posted on 09/25/2007 12:18:47 PM PDT by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: RatherBiased.com

The #1 reason I stopped watching H&C long ago - Alan Colmes. An intolerable @ss.


30 posted on 09/25/2007 12:18:55 PM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: SolidWood
They did this with the Japanese and Nazi’s after the war they claimed they where right wing when they where all along hard core socialists lefties.

They have gotten away with it to.. all the text books claim they are right wing.

31 posted on 09/25/2007 12:19:31 PM PDT by Steve Van Doorn (*in my best Eric cartman voice* 'I love you guys')
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To: goldstategop
I’ve also noticed that lately Alan has become much more strident in his rantings, but even more in his questions to guests. He’s usually much more polite. I wonder what’s up at H&C?
32 posted on 09/25/2007 12:20:45 PM PDT by ishabibble (ALL-AMERICAN INFIDEL)
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To: TexasCajun

They were talking about this on CNN (Anderson Gloria Vanderbelt Cooper and Christina Ammanpour Arafat). They claimed that Ahmadimejad’s putting down gays was done to satisfy the hardliners.

Yet,Ahmadimejad is not Head-of-State, only Head-of-Government and that the Supreme Leader in HoS. Ahmadimejad would not have been allowed to run unless he was approved by the Supreme leader.


33 posted on 09/25/2007 12:21:11 PM PDT by Perdogg (Join the NCAA basketball thread - Freemail me)
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To: RightWhale

how do you figure?


34 posted on 09/25/2007 12:21:42 PM PDT by Steve Van Doorn (*in my best Eric cartman voice* 'I love you guys')
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To: RatherBiased.com

He is not a conservative in the American sense of the word. If he were a conservative, American conservatives would like him and his policies. They don’t and for good reason. He is not a conservative as we use the word. Combs is using silly vague word definition games that don’t apply.


35 posted on 09/25/2007 12:24:02 PM PDT by HwyChile
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To: RatherBiased.com

Being delivered headfirst by ice tongs left Baby Alan with only enough cranial capacity to contain a brain the size of a lima bean.


36 posted on 09/25/2007 12:25:58 PM PDT by Argus ("Don't Tase me bro!")
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To: RatherBiased.com
Islamic socialist.

From Wikipedia,

Ahmadinejad submitted his first annual budget, covering April 2006–March 2007, to Iran’s parliament on January 15, 2006. The draft budget called for 1,956 trillion Rials (US$217.4 billion) in total spending, 27% more than in the fiscal 2005–06 budget.

The plan called on state-owned banks to allocate a larger portion of their resources to consumer loans for low-income families and small enterprises in underdeveloped regions. It also called for a visible increase in housing subsidies for low-income families, accounting for roughly US$1 billion in construction costs for those who are worse off.

In June 2006, 50 Iranian economists wrote a letter to President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, criticizing price interventions to stabilize prices of goods, cement, and government services, as well as a decree issued by the High Labor Council and the Ministry of Labor proposing an increase of workers' salaries by 40%. Ahmadinejad publicly responded harshly to the letter and denounced the accusations.

On January 25, 2007, The president called high petrol consumption as the main problem facing national economy.

“So far, this year (started March 21, 2006) the Oil Ministry has spent billions of dollars for importing petrol”, he noted. The government is trying to control the high petrol consumption, but it has no plan to sell the petrol at the market price, he stated. He also refused a gradual increase of petrol prices, saying after making necessary preparations such as a development of public transportation system the government will free up petrol prices after five years.

Ahmadinejad established a new budget planning body directly under his control, a move that gave him a freer hand to implement populist policies blamed for driving up prices.

Iwannajihad doesn't support gay marriage, so he must be a "conservative". Liberal logic hard at work.

37 posted on 09/25/2007 12:26:11 PM PDT by M203M4 (Giuliani/Clinton 2008 - no totalitarian left behind!)
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To: RatherBiased.com

Holy cats, what a maroon.


38 posted on 09/25/2007 12:28:50 PM PDT by Wicket (God bless and protect our troops and God bless America)
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Colmse’s hyperventilated fanatical outbursts take the cake in his presentations.
His habit of eating up his alloted time with lengthy dialogs where he forwards questions and answers but leaves little for the guest are unique, insulting, and only made possible due to the tolerance this spouter is afforded by Fox.
39 posted on 09/25/2007 12:31:02 PM PDT by hermgem (Will Olmr)
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Colmes would like the Burkeian sense of preservation of inherited worth by careful reform done away with and to substitute the definition of reactionary for conservative. Then he can say any reactionary dictator, person or historical movement, including National Socialism in Germany is "conservative" and smile to himself how cleaverly he abuses the language.
40 posted on 09/25/2007 12:31:26 PM PDT by KC Burke (Men of intemperate minds can never be free...their passions forge their fetters.)
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To: RatherBiased.com

Colmes makes stupid statements every other second, but this one may top the long list. Obviously the American conservative tradition and Iranian-style Islamic fundamentalism not only aren’t even remotely similiar in any respect whatsoever, they couldn’t be further apart. Colmes is brain-damaged beyond repair.


41 posted on 09/25/2007 12:31:42 PM PDT by Mr. Mojo ("Hidin' in a corner ...of New York City, lookin' down a .44 in West Virginy")
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To: LeoWindhorse
Yep, just like we did in WW2 when our one of our planes blasted the agent of terrorist imperial Japan, Admiral Yamamoto, out of the Pacific skies. These airmen were heros and will go down in (unrevised) annals of history as such.

Today our gunners would be indicted and sent to a military rock factory for the rest of their lives for even daring to hurt a hair on Ahmanutjob's head.

It's the "new tone" in the strategery for conducting war which was concocted and initiated 7 years ago, of course. It's called "winning by soothing".

Leni

42 posted on 09/25/2007 12:31:48 PM PDT by MinuteGal (Three Cheers For the FRed, White and Blue !)
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To: brownsfan

Right, it isn’t hard to show Hannity is not any type of genius at all.

In fact, I bet his IQ is less than 100.


43 posted on 09/25/2007 12:32:38 PM PDT by Brakeman (Self delusion in the face of unpleasant facts is folly - Ronald Reagan)
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To: ulm1

Agreed.

I don’t like liberal ideology, but Bob Bechel is one of few liberals who can state his case clearly and maintain a clear head while being refuted. He seems much easier to speak to than any other lib consultant/pollster/apologist.


44 posted on 09/25/2007 12:33:00 PM PDT by SJSAMPLE
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To: RatherBiased.com

Alan Colmes is a sorry excuse for a Jew & an American!
I quit watching Hannity & Colmes because I got tired of watching Colmes make excuses for the terrorists.


45 posted on 09/25/2007 12:33:30 PM PDT by kellynla (Freedom of speech makes it easier to spot the idiots! Semper Fi!)
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To: ConservativeDude

Can I write your name in in my state’s GOP primary?

Vite for Duncan HUnter...he gets it


46 posted on 09/25/2007 12:35:59 PM PDT by LeoWindhorse
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To: Brakeman

Now YOU sound like a liberal...they aren’t even supposed to believe in any IQ score except their own.


47 posted on 09/25/2007 12:36:36 PM PDT by Baladas
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To: brownsfan

No kidding. The best you can say for Sean is what he lacks in brains he makes up for in sincerity.


48 posted on 09/25/2007 12:37:23 PM PDT by Trust but Verify
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To: Badeye
The fact of the matter is without Fox News, nobody would have ever heard of Alan Colmes.

I heard of him. Of course, I was looking up Jean Shepherd, and saw that Shep made an appearance on Colmes' NYC radio program, a year or so before Shep died.

But other than that, yeah, without the FNC gig, he'd be a Mike Siegel.

49 posted on 09/25/2007 12:37:25 PM PDT by Calvin Locke
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To: RatherBiased.com
You shouldn't be complaining. Phil Donohue, Hillary Clinton, they've been all booed off stages. You don't talk about that."

When did this happen? Is there any video?

50 posted on 09/25/2007 12:39:06 PM PDT by Trailerpark Badass (Don't taze me, bro!!)
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