Gingrich, Nazis, and the Manhattan Mosque

I got fed up, over on Huffington Post, with Brother Newt’s most recent fallacious adventure in analogy-land:

Muslim community center + 2 blocks from ground zero


Nazis + 2 blocks from Holocaust Museum

The analogy only works if a Muslim community center is the same as a Nazi party building.  That is, the analogy is totally false.  The only real question is whether Gingrich (i) really doesn’t know that his analogy is bogus, or (ii) knows but doesn’t care so long as he gets his 30 seconds on all the cable news shoutfests. 

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