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McCain tweet on Iran draws criticism
Associated Press ^ | Feb 4, 2013 12:55 PM EST

Posted on 02/04/2013 9:35:34 PM PST by Olog-hai

Republican Sen. John McCain’s 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 space—wasn’t he just there last week?” …

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Arizona; US: District of Columbia; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: 113th; ahmadinejad; amash; bhomiddleeast; criticism; draws; iran; iraniannukes; justinamash; mccain; mclame; mcshame; monkey; tweet
Can’t believe Tea Party type Amash stirred up this kind of nonsense over a mild joke.
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.” …
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?
1 posted on 02/04/2013 9:35:44 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai
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2 posted on 02/04/2013 9:38:26 PM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: Olog-hai

Sorry, this is one time I’m with McCain! Amash needs to go score media points somewhere else.


3 posted on 02/04/2013 9:47:29 PM PST by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: Olog-hai
Juan stole my joke...

Imanutjob wants to be the second Iranian monkey in Space...

4 posted on 02/04/2013 9:47:56 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: Olog-hai

I thought it was insulting to monkeys.


5 posted on 02/04/2013 9:51:40 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

This is wonderful-but then he has nuttin’ to lose.


6 posted on 02/04/2013 9:53:51 PM PST by DIRTYSECRET
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To: Olog-hai

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.


7 posted on 02/04/2013 10:01:29 PM PST by kcvl
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To: Olog-hai

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.


8 posted on 02/04/2013 10:02:38 PM PST by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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To: Olog-hai; AuH2ORepublican; Impy; BillyBoy

What race is Ahmahnutjob ? And when did Justin Amash become his press secretary ?


9 posted on 02/04/2013 10:02:44 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: kcvl

Sounds like a double agent all right.


10 posted on 02/04/2013 10:05:46 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: kcvl

So then, he resorts to tribalism when it suits him? And he’s “Tea Party?”


11 posted on 02/04/2013 10:08:54 PM PST by Cyber Liberty (Obama considers the Third World morally superior to the United States.)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

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”).


12 posted on 02/04/2013 10:09:56 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

Lots of reasons to criticize McLame....but this ain’t one of them.


13 posted on 02/04/2013 10:19:36 PM PST by Bobalu (It is not obama we are fighting, it is the media.)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

Iranians are Caucasians.


14 posted on 02/04/2013 10:29:50 PM PST by Frank_2001
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To: Olog-hai
@repjustinamash
I have the highest ratio of sweet to not-so-sweet tweets of any Member of Congress.

my tweet

15 posted on 02/05/2013 1:27:28 AM PST by Berlin_Freeper (If you want to ring the bell - you have to swing the hammer hard!)
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To: fieldmarshaldj; Olog-hai; Impy; BillyBoy; cripplecreek

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.


16 posted on 02/05/2013 2:16:55 AM PST by AuH2ORepublican (If a politician won't protect innocent babies, what makes you think that he'll defend your rights?)
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To: kcvl

Of Palestinian descent and donated to Ron Paul. I wonder what his record is on Israel.


17 posted on 02/05/2013 2:20:36 AM PST by 9YearLurker
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To: AuH2ORepublican

Looks like Amash has a positive political rating with the Arab-American Institute:

http://www.ontheissues.org/MI/Justin_Amash_Foreign_Policy.htm


18 posted on 02/05/2013 2:34:37 AM PST by 9YearLurker
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To: Olog-hai

“McCain said in another tweet, “lighten up folks, can’t everyone take a joke?”

Can’t ANYone take a joke nowadays? Talk about your epic fails...


19 posted on 02/05/2013 3:02:28 AM PST by equaviator
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To: AuH2ORepublican
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.

I disagree with Amash but only an idiot would toss him overboard for a comment. However I haven't forgotten your mudslinging at tea party candidates. In fact, a search of your screen name crossed with Kerry Bentivolio shows that FR isn't the only place you're doing it.
20 posted on 02/05/2013 4:33:14 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Olog-hai

There goes McCain again, calling A-jad a monkey, that’s a compliment, A-Jad is actually a turd.


21 posted on 02/05/2013 4:51:23 AM PST by kenmcg (scapegoat)
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To: 9YearLurker

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.


22 posted on 02/05/2013 4:54:47 AM PST by AuH2ORepublican (If a politician won't protect innocent babies, what makes you think that he'll defend your rights?)
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To: Olog-hai

What’s with all the McLame publicity the last few months? He’s working an angle somewhere.


23 posted on 02/05/2013 4:55:22 AM PST by bgill
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To: Olog-hai

Achmanutjob is a Monkey’s Ass...


24 posted on 02/05/2013 5:23:54 AM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: cripplecreek

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.


25 posted on 02/05/2013 5:36:34 AM PST by AuH2ORepublican (If a politician won't protect innocent babies, what makes you think that he'll defend your rights?)
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To: AuH2ORepublican

I’m just inviting others to judge for themselves.

BTW I notice you no longer show yourself as living in Michigan.


26 posted on 02/05/2013 5:41:59 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: cripplecreek

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.


27 posted on 02/05/2013 6:27:44 AM PST by AuH2ORepublican (If a politician won't protect innocent babies, what makes you think that he'll defend your rights?)
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To: Olog-hai
Amash was the big hero on FR a few weeks ago for being a maverick or something. Pointing out he was a Ron Paul adherent did no good; people were determined to love him.

Now he's mad at comments against Ahmadinejad? Please. The anti-war sentiments of the libertarian Paultard is showing.

28 posted on 02/05/2013 8:04:21 AM PST by what's up
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To: 9YearLurker

he directly attacked Newt when Newt called Palestinians an “invented people”

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July 2011

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.

http://truebornsonsofliberty.blogspot.com/2011/07/landslide-vote-for-israel-in-congress.html


29 posted on 02/05/2013 8:07:41 AM PST by kcvl
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To: cripplecreek
I disagree with Amash but only an idiot would toss him overboard for a comment.

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.

30 posted on 02/05/2013 8:18:58 AM PST by what's up
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To: what's up

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.


31 posted on 02/05/2013 8:32:39 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: cripplecreek
You've been informed of some of Amash's actions on this thread.

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?

32 posted on 02/05/2013 8:41:20 AM PST by what's up
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To: Olog-hai

Was Amash upset back-in-the-day over this stuff?

https://www.google.com/search?q=bush+chimp&hl=en&safe=off&tbo=d&rlz=1C1CHFX_enUS485US485&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=pvcPUZOcGY2FyQHu4oHABA&ved=0CAoQ_AUoAA&biw=1517&bih=741


33 posted on 02/05/2013 8:54:37 AM PST by Scotswife
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To: what's up

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?


34 posted on 02/05/2013 8:59:28 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: cripplecreek
Not having a problem with Mccain calling Ahmadinejad a monkey is giving him a BJ or something?

You have queer ideas.

35 posted on 02/05/2013 9:09:30 AM PST by what's up
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To: AuH2ORepublican

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”


36 posted on 02/05/2013 1:14:36 PM PST by AuH2ORepublican (If a politician won't protect innocent babies, what makes you think that he'll defend your rights?)
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To: fieldmarshaldj; AuH2ORepublican; BillyBoy; what's up; Olog-hai
What race is Ahmahnutjob

Capuchin.

And Amash is a Baboon. He's got me on McLame's side, that's a neat trick.

37 posted on 02/06/2013 5:23:56 PM PST by Impy (All in favor of Harry Reid meeting Mr. Mayhem?)
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