What does Mahmoud Ahmadinejad have in common with the Puppetshow?

From MSNBC today there's a story out of Iran that seems eerily familiar.

TEHRAN, Iran - Iran's hard-line President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad called Tuesday for a purge of liberal and secular teachers from the country's universities.

It reminds me of the right-wing rants spilling out of The Pope Center for Higher Education, such as this one on "leftist professors."

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Wow....Art Pope and Mahmoud

like message....like mind?


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Wow! Art! Mahmoud and don't forget Chairman Mao

What does Mahmoud Ahmadinejad have in common with the
Puppetshow?* SD

Remember Chairman Mao cleaning up act in the 60's with the
Red Guard stomping out those liberal communist profs?

I was beginning to wonder,

but now I think it is official: you have lost it. How is this comparison "productive" and "forwarding the debate"? To me, it is nothing more than ad hominem, and a pathetic one at that.

right, and y'all never make ad hominem attacks...

The far-right that has ruined a once proud conservative Republican party mirrors the Iranian government more than they would care to admit.

* They both see personal freedoms as expendable to the cause.

* They both see religion as a foundation for their government.

* They both see liberalism as the enemy to religion.

* They both believe that their world view, as influenced by their religion, is the right one and that anyone who doesn't believe as they do is doomed to hell and should be treated as such.

Jesus Swept ticked me off. Too short. I loved the characters and then POOF it was over.
-me

Robert P, I appreciate how

you have provided the second example of a logical fallacy in this stream. Excellent use of tu quoque! I applaud your efforts.

on the contrary...

you asked:

How is this comparison "productive" and "forwarding the debate"? To me, it is nothing more than ad hominem, and a pathetic one at that.

I listed the ways in which the islamofascists and right-wing hate spewers are similar, thus forwarding the debate back to you to prove that my points are not correct. However, my title would qualify as tu quoque, since I merely insisted that you are guilty of the same tactics and never addressed their use by our side.

So, to address that issue: nanny-nanny-boo-boo.

Don't teach tactics that work, then expect your adversary not to acquire them. If we lived in that world, then we need not worry that Bush allowed North Korea to expand its nuclear arsenal, Iran to acquire one, and Russia to move back towards totalitarianism with its large nuclear arsenal - because we invented the tactic of the nuclear bomb, but no one else will copy our example.

Republicans mastered the art of ad hominem attacks. One need look no further than John McCain v. George Bush or George Bush v. John Kerry to see this mastery at work. This attack against the person instead of against the logic of their position has worked in the past and there is no indication that it will quit working in the future. To resist the usage of this type of attack is to bring a knife to a gun fight, which Democrats allowed themselves to do for too many years. We've finally reached where the Republican party was in 1994, the point where we will do what it takes to win because THAT is what politics is all about.

When that changes, wake me.

Jesus Swept ticked me off. Too short. I loved the characters and then POOF it was over.
-me

Token silliness

With a name like Token Conservative, it's hard to take your commentary seriously, but I'll try.

The comparison forwards the debate because the extreme right wing of the North Carolina Republican Party is dedicated to correcting what they see as an imbalance toward left-leaning liberals in the UNC system. That's what's happening in Iran. Same strategic goal, different tactics.

Many NCGOPers are obsessed with pushing religion into public schools, which accounts for the resurrection of the pledge of allegiance (under god) as a requirement for all grades. Same goal, different tactics.

How does this forward the debate? PopeCo is the self-proclaimed leader of reactionary doctrine in North Carolina. Pointing this out again and again and again sensitizes NC media and citizens to the corrosive agenda of the right wing fringe. Drawing the parallels causes progressives to see more clearly what's at stake in the political warfare now underway.

Whenever a conservative concludes that I have "lost it," I consider it a compliment. Thanks!

Are you serious?

How is calling the 60% of the nation that opposes the war in Iraq "Nazi appeasers" NOT and ad hominem attack?

Is that "productive"?

Does that "forward the debate"?

ooo. Good point, Philly

Square on the noggin. :)

"They took all the trees and put them in a tree museum Then they charged the people a dollar 'n a half just to see 'em. Don't it always seem to go that you don't know what you've got till it's gone? They paved paradise and put up a parking lot."

I was thinking and lost the thought as usual

Token Conservative said,

but now I think it is official: you have lost it. How is this comparison "productive" and "forwarding the debate"? To me, it is nothing more than ad hominem, and a pathetic one at that.

Toke Dude! You are confuse! Your debate is with Nathan Tabor,
John Barbara, Vernon Robertson and others of your pathetic cause
who have totaly lost it in the name freedom and liberty.

Have you consider a military career as a token neo-con
conservative with a foward 82 nd airborne rec con unit in
Iran? Suit up son! Big brother uncle Sam wants you!