McCain tweet on Iran draws criticism

McCain tweet on Iran draws criticism

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Sen. John McCain’s tweet comparing Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to a monkey is drawing criticism from a fellow GOP lawmaker as racist.

On Monday, McCain wrote, “So Ahmadinejad wants to be first Iranian in space — wasn’t he just there last week?” He then linked to a news story about Iran launching a monkey into space.

Faced with criticism, McCain said in another tweet, “lighten up folks, can’t everyone take a joke.”

That didn’t satisfy Rep. Justin Amash of Michigan, who tweeted, “Maybe you should wisen up & not make racist jokes.”

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McCain tweet on Iran draws criticism

I don’t want anyone to get the wrong idea; I don’t like John McCain, I have never liked John McCain and I doubt if I ever WILL like John McCain.

That said; how in the hell is it a RACIST JOKE to compare Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to a monkey? I would think that if anyone should have their feelings hurt it would be the monkey.

And for the record; how many times during the Bush 43 administration did we see pictures like this?

The Democrats, Libtards and the like called George W. Bush a monkey, a chimp or any other simian reference that their feeble minds thought was going to denigrate him and make him look bad to the American people.

Well, the guy calling it *racist*, Rep. Justin Amash, and a look into his background, may explain a bit of the WHY in this particular instance, as in WHY he would think making a joke about Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to be an act of racism.

Justin AmashBorn in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and raised in Kentwood, Michigan, Amash is a second generation Arab-American of Palestinian Christian and Syrian Greek Orthodox descent.[4] His father is a Palestinian business owner, whose family immigrated to the United States in 1956 through the sponsorship of a Christian pastor and his family. Justin Amash

I’m not making ANY accusations against Rep. Justin Amash and his Palestinian family background, but you know, in this day and time, anything is possible.

Why did Rep. Amash feel that HE needed to throw *The RACE Card*?

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7 Responses to McCain tweet on Iran draws criticism

  1. Right Handed Cowboy says:

    It is what it is Fred, everything is related to race, that the only way people I mean liberals know how to respond. If they habe no answer, it must be racist. Tbats tbe only logical answer.

  2. mrchuck says:

    Mahmoud DOES LOOK LIKE a monkey!!!!!
    One of these days this Iranian will get his due process.
    Israel could take him out anytime they want to, so keeping him alive and acting like an “organ grinder’s monkey”,,, maybe this lets the world know also how stupid this man is.
    He is the “voice” of Iran.

  3. Gawfer says:

    you know me… can’t let an opening go by without stirring the pot. I posted this comment a second ago:

    Aside from the fact the Senator McCain is a USN Veteran, was set free from captivity as a POW some 20 years before you were even born, and is a senior US senator from your own party who deserves your utmost respect if not complete adoration simply for fighting for the very freedom you currently enjoy and apparently take for granted, I would most certainly suggest you regulate your words, and seek understanding that McCain’s comments had nothing to do with racism other than he was comparing a human to an animal. Even the most simplest of thinkers get that he was speaking directly to Ahmadinejad’s history of antagonistic, monkey-like behavior.

    Grow up, young man and represent your constituency with a clear and thoughtful head that will benefit conservatives across the country.


  4. Katie says:

    Mahmoud is called a monkey by his own people. So where is the racism?

    Would it be racism if I said that Justin Amash sent money to Fatah/Hamas/or any other terrorist group? For if you check his records, he probably gave to the Holyland Foundation. A cover organization for Hamas.

  5. BobF says:

    Apparently, this Amash doesn’t know the difference between a Persian and an Arab. They may both be Muslim but they are different. Persians are very industrious. Without parts or supplies from the US since 1979, they kept their F-14’s and other fighters they got from us flying for quite a while. Arabs couldn’t figure out how to replace spark plugs if some foreigner wasn’t there to do it for them. And Palestinians couldn’t pour piss out of a boot unless it had directions on the heel.

    I’m not a fan of Iran but back when were were still allies in the 70’s, I attended advanced technical training with them and found them very capable. I also worked with Saudi’s and there was a world of difference between them.

  6. Bluto says:

    Geez, what an insult to monkeys!

  7. Bloviating Zeppelin says:

    And — by the way — that Leftist anti-Bush website is still up and acquiring hits:

    The Smirking Chimp dot com.

    From that precise photo of Bush.

    McCain is a ZERO. But racist as contrasted to Admadinnerjacket? Give me a fucking break.


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