Skip to comments.McCain tweet on Iran draws criticism
Posted on 02/04/2013 9:35:34 PM PST by Olog-hai
Republican Sen. John McCains tweet comparing Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to a monkey is drawing criticism from a fellow GOP lawmaker (Justin Amash) as racist.
On Monday, McCain wrote, So Ahmadinejad wants to be first Iranian in spacewasnt he just there last week?
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Faced with criticism, McCain said in another tweet, lighten up folks, cant everyone take a joke. That didn't satisfy Rep. Justin Amash of Michigan, who tweeted, Maybe you should wisen up & not make racist jokes.Amash defending the biggest racist on the planet like that makes me look askance at the fellow. Another one who rode in on the shellacking ready to do a sudden about-face?
Sorry, this is one time I’m with McCain! Amash needs to go score media points somewhere else.
Imanutjob wants to be the second Iranian monkey in Space...
I thought it was insulting to monkeys.
This is wonderful-but then he has nuttin’ to lose.
Born in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and raised in Kentwood, Michigan, Amash is a second generation Arab-American of Palestinian Christian and Syrian Greek Orthodox descent. 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.
Well what do you know? Amash is an Arab. I know Iranians aren’t, but it seems he should not be worried about our enemies, and he endorsed Ron Paul for Prez... Says all I need to know about him.
What race is Ahmahnutjob ? And when did Justin Amash become his press secretary ?
Sounds like a double agent all right.
So then, he resorts to tribalism when it suits him? And he’s “Tea Party?”
Persian, I believe. This seems to be the proper name for Iranians; the popular media is trying to suppress that even though the Bible affirms Persian (from “Paras”).
Lots of reasons to criticize McLame....but this ain’t one of them.
Iranians are Caucasians.
When did Justin Amash become Ahmadinejad’s press secretary? When he, despite being a Paultard with an even greater admiration for Iranian Muslim nutjobs than even L. Ron Paul has, won the GOP primary to Congress after only 3 years in the state house because he was the only candidate who had never cast a vote with which conservatives disagreed (shockingly, candidates with longer records had cast one or two votes that could be deemed sub-optimal).
Justin Amash is a bona fide Palestinian Paulistinian. He’s like one of those Arab members of the Knesset, only with less respect or admiration for U.S. military personnel. He needs to be defeated in the GOP primary in 2014; otherwise, he will continue hurting the Relublican and conservative brands until he coughs up his comfortably GOP seat to the Democrats.
Of Palestinian descent and donated to Ron Paul. I wonder what his record is on Israel.
Looks like Amash has a positive political rating with the Arab-American Institute:
“McCain said in another tweet, lighten up folks, cant everyone take a joke?”
Can’t ANYone take a joke nowadays? Talk about your epic fails...
There goes McCain again, calling A-jad a monkey, that’s a compliment, A-Jad is actually a turd.
My great-grandparents were Maronite Catholics from Lebanon, and I am very familiar with Arab Christians. It is almost unheard of for Arab Christians to defend Iranian Muslims, particularly Islamist nutjobs like Ahmadinejad who finance Hezbollah, a terrorist “political party” responsible for the death of countless Christians in the Middle East. That Justin Amash sees fit to lionize a dangerous, anti-American buffoon like Ahmadinejad, and to chastize a Republican Senator for making a mild joke comparing Ahmadinejad to a monkey (when, in truth, it is more of an insult for the monkey) makes it clear that Amash is even more anti-American than your average Ron Paul cultist.
Justin Amash needs to be defeated in the 2014 GOP primary.
What’s with all the McLame publicity the last few months? He’s working an angle somewhere.
Achmanutjob is a Monkey’s Ass...
You will find that I don’t mudsling at Tea Party candidates (I supported Pat Toomey, Marco Rubio, Ron Johnson, Ted Cruz, Richard Mourdock, Tim Scott, Deb Fischer, Joe Miller, Jack Hoogendyk, Michael Williams, Mike Lee, Mike Pence, Allen West and counted others), I merely refuse to jump into the bandwagon of the first rube with a shady past and no political record who claims to be conservative. And I certainly speak out against Paultards, who tend to be as anti-American and as crazy as L. Ron Paul himself.
As for Amash, he had proven to be an embarrassment far before he became Ahmadinejad’s press secretary. Did you forget that Amash voted *against* reaffirming “In God We Trust” as our national motto? Or voting *against* a bill banning sex-selection abortions? In both cases, Amash played the role of the token “Republican” voting with the most extremist liberals so that they can claim that there was “bipartisan” opposition to those measures supported by 90% of Americans and that “even Tea Party Republicans agree with President Obama” on those issues. Oh, and Amash didn’t get such high grades from the Arab-American Institute for yesterday’s moronic tweet, he got it for over two years of support for issues “important to Arab-Americans,” which in this case means that he votes in favor of the PLO and Hamas and against Israeli security.
Justin Amash is an embarrassment to the Republican Party, to the conservative movement, to the Tea Party movement and to America. The Tea Party movement did not emerge because Americans were clamoring for an anti-Israel, pro-nuclear-Iran foreign policy, or for extremist libertarian position on social issues. We can’t let the Paulistinians take over the Tea Party, which is what happens when we support stealth candidates such as Amash with no record (he had spent only a year and a half in the state House when he won the GOP primary in MI-03—I misspoke before when Si said it had been three years) and who are beholden to the Ron Paul Cult.
Good day, sir.
I’m just inviting others to judge for themselves.
BTW I notice you no longer show yourself as living in Michigan.
I never have lived in Michigan, and never have claimed to live there (whether on FR or otherwise). I have visited, though—beautiful state—and have good friends who are Michiganders.
Now he's mad at comments against Ahmadinejad? Please. The anti-war sentiments of the libertarian Paultard is showing.
he directly attacked Newt when Newt called Palestinians an “invented people”
Landslide Vote For Israel in Congress, Except for Rep. Justin Amash and 5 Others
The vote was a non-binding resolution, a shot across the bow of the Palestinian Authority, which Justin Amash, among others, could not bring himself to support:
The U.S. House of Representatives threatened to cut off funding to the Palestinian Authority if it pursues recognition of statehood outside of negotiations with Israel.
A resolution passed Thursday night by a vote of 406 to 6 “affirms that Palestinian efforts to circumvent direct negotiations and pursue recognition of statehood prior to agreement with Israel will harm United States-Palestinian relations and will have serious implications for the United States assistance programs for the Palestinians and the Palestinian Authority.”
The non-binding resolution is similar to one passed last month by the Senate. ...
Among those voting against was a freshman, Rep. Justin Amash (R-MI), who is aligned with the Tea Party and who is of Palestinian descent.
Amash is a Paultard which means he has a lot more problems than just one comment.
Pretty amazing how much love this guy got from conservatives a few weeks ago.
I’m a conservative and less concerned with words than actual actions. Unfortunately morons like yourself are easily manipulated like every other low info voter that you would be better off voting democrat so you wouldn’t get a headache with all that hard thinkin stuff.
I guess you would be a lot happier with a democrat in that seat who votes with the democrats.
I'm not sure what actions Amash has taken make you want to defend him.
Supporting Ron Paul perhaps? Voting agaist a ban on sex-selection abortions?
Was Amash upset back-in-the-day over this stuff?
I’m not the one running out to give John McCain a blowjob because I know he’ll just turn right around and screw me tomorrow.
You need a napkin little fella?
You have queer ideas.
I just noticed that I had quite a few typos there (thanks, iPhone):
“and counted others” = “and countless others”
“jump into the bandwagon” = “jump onto the bandwagon”
“Or voting *against*” = “Or voted *against*”
“I misspoke before when Si said” = “I misspoke before when I said”
And Amash is a Baboon. He's got me on McLame's side, that's a neat trick.