Skip to comments.Colmes: Right Shouldn't Complain About 'Conservative' Ahmadinejad's Speech
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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Did Sean agree?
cornholio is a moron.
Colmes is brain damaged. Fox intentionally selected a dimwit to make Hannity look smart. (It doesn’t always work).
If we want to really command respect in this world , we will direct a flight of F-18s to intercept and shoot down Ahmadinejads 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.
What a strange perception of what “right wing” means.
At least you had running water and electricity to clean up after Saddam chopped off someone's head, huh Alan?
Since when is Socialism right wing!?
Does this mean Stalin was a liberal Democrat?
NOTE TO COLMES: Hitler was an Alan Colmes fan.
Colmes is brain dead. replace him with a real lib , like Bob Bechel
Colmes is intellectually dead.
Alan Colmes is the Washington Generals for the Harlem Globetrotters (Sean Hanity).
Did Horowitz say anything other than repeating “He’s a radical”?
Is it true that the phone # to call into his show is 1-800-DUMBA$$?
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)
It’s true. Iammadjohn is both ultra-right and fundamentalist and fascist, but in an alternate universe.
"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
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.
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.
“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.
Phil Donohue, Hillary Clinton, they’ve been all booed off stages.”
Time, date and place?
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?
If we want to really command respect in this world , we will direct a flight of F-18s to intercept and shoot down Ahmadinejads 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.”
Can I write your name in in my state’s GOP primary?
Colmes meant “progressive”.
The #1 reason I stopped watching H&C long ago - Alan Colmes. An intolerable @ss.
They have gotten away with it to.. all the text books claim they are right wing.
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.
how do you figure?
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.
Being delivered headfirst by ice tongs left Baby Alan with only enough cranial capacity to contain a brain the size of a lima bean.
Ahmadinejad submitted his first annual budget, covering April 2006March 2007, to Irans 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 200506 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.
Holy cats, what a maroon.
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.
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".
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.
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.
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.
Can I write your name in in my states GOP primary?
Vite for Duncan HUnter...he gets it
Now YOU sound like a liberal...they aren’t even supposed to believe in any IQ score except their own.
No kidding. The best you can say for Sean is what he lacks in brains he makes up for in sincerity.
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.
When did this happen? Is there any video?
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