It isn’t just progressives who say stupid things. Conservatives have their share of stupid comments too. Here are some common ones.
1.) If you support labor unions, environmental laws and laws caring for the poor (e.g. Pope Francis) you are a socialist.
2.) If you disagree with the War in Iraq, then you must like Saddam Hussein.
3.) Vladimir Putin is a communist who wants to revitalize the U.S.S.R.
4.) If you criticize the bombing of Nagasaki and Hiroshima, then you must either be unaware of Japan’s brutality or support imperialist Japan.
5.) If you criticize Israel at all, then you must support the jihadis of Hamas, Hezbollah and Iran.
6.) There were no terrorist attacks on U.S. soil before Barack Obama’s advent.
The latter seems to be said by a lot of conservatives in attempts to discredit Obama… and believe me I’m no fan of Obama. But you have to criticize him on a legitimate point, not a fake one like this. The latest one I know who said this is Rudy Giuliani, former mayor of New York City. Seriously, remember the two World Trade Center attacks? The first one in 1996 and the other in 2001, the latter being far bigger than any individual terrorist attack on U.S. soil since then?
They might shift the blame from George W. Bush to Bill Clinton though for not capturing Osama bin Laden when he had the chance. The more I think on this, it would not make a difference regardless had Bin Laden been caught or not, seeing that Bin Laden did not personally hijack the planes and the September 11 attacks were planned years before it happened.