Conservative group: Obama equals Ahmadinejad

In a new ad, a right-wing PAC draws comparisons between the U.S. government and Iran's, as well as the Nazis

Published July 2, 2009 9:45PM (EDT)

At least no one can ever accuse Our Country Deserves Better, a conservative political action committee, of being less than fully honest about its thoughts. The group has just released a new ad, which it says it wants to run next week but is previewing now in order to raise money for airtime, that compares President Obama to Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, and also compares both of them to Hitler.

The spot is a minute long, and nearly all of its sixty seconds are filled with wild accusations and ridiculous comparisons -- too many to list here. And it's doubtful that there'll be many stations that will be willing to air it, if any. (Of course, that could be part of the point; rejection of an ad like this gets them exposure and money from supporters.) But it's an interesting glimpse into the various memes and theories going around in a certain segment of the right.

By Alex Koppelman

Alex Koppelman is a staff writer for Salon.

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