John McCain cracks monkey joke about Ahmadinejad; Outrage ensues

Sen. McCain gets a little punchy sometimes. This morning, he jokingly likened terrorist-astronaut-wannabe Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to a monkey.

He didn’t quite get the reaction he’d hoped for, and followed up with this:

But that didn’t cut it for race-obsessed libs:

Not everyone was quite so offended:


Isn’t it, though? Not like libs would ever compare a world leader to a monkey, right?

If libs would quit huffing and puffing long enough to let their race goggles defog, they might actually have an opportunity to do some much needed introspection.

Look: was it a terrific joke? No. Will it launch McCain’s stand-up career? No. Was it racist? No. The most offensive thing about what McCain wrote is that, given the material he had to work with, he could’ve come up with something much funnier. Certainly funnier than anything humor-starved lefties could muster.

  • Lexikin

    I cannot believe we live in an America that defends terrorists and eats Americans up like vultures. These people are sickening

    • TugboatPhil

      Their first thought on all subjects is that America is at fault.

      • Ben Bollman

        They are looking for ways to be offended so they can call us “racist” or “homophobe” or something equally terrible.

      • Ben Bollman

        They are looking for ways to be offended so they can call us “racist” or “homophobe” or something equally terrible.

  • waltermitty2012

    Thanks, John McCain! Your one comment has set back our relations with Iran by hours, if not days. Now Kerry has to call Ahmadinejad to apologize.

    • me

      And he’ll begin “This is John F’ing Kerry, btw, I served in Vietnam, and got a cut on my finger. Want to see it?”

    • me

      And he’ll begin “This is John F’ing Kerry, btw, I served in Vietnam, and got a cut on my finger. Want to see it?”

  • dmacleo

    didn’t know iranian was a race.

  • FreedomFighter

    Liberals need to grow a spine

  • Stone Bryson

    To paraphrase the learned philosopher Larry the Cable Guy… “That there’s funny, I don’t care who you are.” I actually laughed out loud, Senator – thanks, didn’t know you had it in you.

    As for the faux-racist crap, it’s tired, worn, and dilutes genuine racism. At some point in this little progressive farce the targets of such labeling (usually Caucasians and Asians – no rhyme intended) will just stop caring what they are called. Then things will get interesting…

  • Joe W.

    Liberals are all in a snit because their demonic enemy, John (war criminal) McCain dissed their hero, Achmed Aquadinnerjacket. To hell with them.

  • Joe W.

    Liberals are all in a snit because their demonic enemy, John (war criminal) McCain dissed their hero, Achmed Aquadinnerjacket. To hell with them.

  • douchie

    Iranians are persians who are caucasian.

  • douchie

    Iranians are persians who are caucasian.

  • goldwater89

    What McCain said was an insult to monkeys

  • goldwater89

    What McCain said was an insult to monkeys

  • $23629333

    Had I been advising John McCain, I would have recommended this tweet in place of his attempt at humor: “Today, Ahmadinejad said he wanted to be the first Iranian in space – apparently, that was NOT him last week.”

    Had he done so, he’d have had the grandstanding portsiders* scratching their heads: “Gee, what IS he saying? Should I be offended? Is this another opportunity to toss around the R-word? Can I take a shot at Sarah Palin?”

    (* is there any other kind of portsider?)

  • Mike Rogers

    Let me see now…..
    Ahmedinejad calling Jews “apes and pigs” perfectly ok- McCain calling Ahmedinejad a monkey not OK.
    And persians are not arabs, and are mostly not particularly dark skinned, either.

    • Laurel

      Actually Persians are Caucasian.

  • Axelgreaser

    McCAIN’S ‘MONKEY JOKE Re: AHMADINEJAD SHOULDN’T SURPRISE. WHEN WAS OUR FAVORITE RINO EVER KNOWN FOR HIS INTELLECT? “War Hero” or not, McCain also grinned last week at the Hillary Clinton ‘What difference could it possibly make now’ Presidential Campaign kick-off, mad scene from ‘Snake Pit’ and Love Orgy in which Mrs. Clinton all but ‘nursed’ her adoring Senatorial fan club. He’s really an aging, old Frat Boy. And consider, 1/2 of his DNA went in to creating the brain cells of Meghan McCain, whose organ of ‘reasoning’ is located in her high heels, left and right lobes.


    Racist, Irans leaders call Jews and Americans all day long pigs and monkeys but McCain is some how racist. Only bigots think to say racist about every issue, racist is a response for those who have no response. I was asked once by a new employee where I worked they asked where was a good place to eat, I told the new black employee that there was a good barbecue place a few blocks down the street and a Churches chicken a little further down. They were offended by my response and told all that I was racist and prejudice. I laughed near uncontrolably as I drove to my favorite place to eat that day which was either the barbecue place for brisket sandwich or my economical snack pack at churches chicken. If you mention chicken around blacks you are racist or barbecue, when ever obama/odrama is asked what is he going to eat he as this superbowl will say chicken or barbecue, but if any say that he and black people like barbecue they are Racist, now McCain again is called racist for saying that a man who calls everyone that is not Iranian a pig or monkey, McCain calls him a Monkey McCian is prejudice. All looking for the White man to show class and eloguence above others {even though when always doing so that is also racist of course} and asked to do so in a classless world. Go Figure …
    For evidence our Lord God prepares earth for His retaking of it, go to the website at Adam and Eve seed Gathering Ministry and on the prophecy and the signs page are the prewritten foretold signs of the sounding of His finished Mystery Rev:10:7 such as the prophesy and prewritten earthquakes to Virginia Beach Virginia / Washington DC quakes our Lord Brought on the same day as the unofficial Unveiling of the martin luther king statue in DC {with more quakes coming there as we speak, was our Lord giving His children a sign or was He just being racist for showing such a powerful sign on the same day as the unofficial unveiling of a black mans statue near the White House} also written weeks before taking place the Japan quake and tidal wave to alaska which was only six inches high due to long prayers weeks before the event …. Also go to the Adam and Eve in Action blog both websites found at most search engines … Respect to all those born of Adam/God all others prepare for the vengeance of God Deuteronomy 32:8 and 32:43 McCain is a good man should have been president

  • HARP2

    They hate it when McCain is right.

  • FFlintstone

    Monkey jokes didn’t used to be racist. They used to be made about someone who was dumb. There’s an episode of Cheers where Cliff got a monkey to paint a wall to make fun of Norm when he was working as a painter. Norm returned the favor by getting the monkey to deliver a package to make fun of Cliff’s profession as a mailman. Norm and Cliff are both white.

    Black people have internalized monkey jokes way too much. Lighten up. Monkey jokes are used with all races. They have nothing to do with race. It’s just a way to call someone stupid.

    • michael s

      McCain is being attacked by his own on this comment. Not black people.

      • Penny Robinson Fan Club

        Didn’t notice. Not obsessed with race. Usually don’t categorize as “my own” and “their own” as you do.

  • Spartacus

    BWAHAHAHAAHA!…those intellectual midgets believe that “Iranian” is a race.

    • me

      Say what? Does that mean Mexican isn’t a race too????

  • Julie the Jarhead

    What a bunch of big babies. Not like “Big Baby” Glen Davis (NBA) or the creepy big baby at the 2012 Olympic opening ceremonies. Just your garden variety big babies.

  • Running Bare

    Hell, I said the same thing this morning. Not sure what the big deal is.

  • independentjones

    Racist? Absolutely not.

    Funny? Oh, hell yes!

  • Jillane Kent

    Aren’t Persians of Indo-European descent? That alone should make the “racism” charge rather moot.

  • Garth Haycock

    I’m outraged! How dare McCain insult monkeys in that manner!

  • Cal

    I thought it was funny.

  • Sean Maloney

    First time I’m in agreement with McCain. That Iranian douchenozzle is well, a douchenozzle.

  • $30600068

    The Muslims routinely refer to Jews as the spawn of monkeys and pigs.

    I guess the Muslims and the Left are upset with McCain for
    suggesting, in Muslim terms, that Ahmedinejad might actually be a Jew.


  • Penny Robinson Fan Club

    But it was perfectly fine for 8 years calling President George W. Bush “Chimpy.”