As Twitchy reported, earlier today, Sen. John McCain cracked a joke likening Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to a monkey. Outrage was limited just about exclusively to race-obsessed libs, with one notable exception: Michigan Republican Rep. Justin Amash. He took to Twitter to make like a lib and throw the race card. Because why the heck not?

Ugh. Did someone sneak stupid powder into the GOP’s boxer shorts today?

Conservatives aren’t taking the bait:

https://twitter.com/DuxThaMan/status/298477384796082177

https://twitter.com/adamsbaldwin/status/298481256532946944

Karl Rove must be beaming.

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Update:

He’s still at it:

Sigh.

  • rinodino

    Michigan has a lot of Muslims, totally get why he called McCain out

    • me

      he should have just kept his mouth shut and maybe try to solve some of detroit’s problems. If that’s possible

    • me

      he should have just kept his mouth shut and maybe try to solve some of detroit’s problems. If that’s possible

    • TocksNedlog

      So, you’re saying that he was pandering, and pandering is alright with you. Got it.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002109532283 Jillane Kent

      So Muslim is now a race and not a religion?

  • George Washington Mclintock

    Oh for the love of…. why can’t this party avoid this bologna. The frigging Dems have the brains to keep these embarrassing flare-ups behind closed doors.

    P.S: For those that missed it. Adam Baldwin’s feed has an article about an Iranian t.v show getting pulled off the air after a kid revealed his father referred to President Looneyjinhad as *DRUMROLL a * “monkey!” Reveals just how off base Amash is. Though, as I recollect he was kicked off the budget committee a month or so ago, so this stance he is adopting. could be a bit of petty revenge against McCain for whatever happened with that.

  • FreedomFighter

    Amash just earned the title, “special snowflake”

  • Kristie

    I LOVE McCain! For those claiming his joke was racist, I hear MSNBC is looking for more idiots to join their cult. They love viewers who twist every comment to being a new code word or racial attack. Get a life Rep. Amash or, better yet, focus on your job and not twitter.

  • Kristie

    I LOVE McCain! For those claiming his joke was racist, I hear MSNBC is looking for more idiots to join their cult. They love viewers who twist every comment to being a new code word or racial attack. Get a life Rep. Amash or, better yet, focus on your job and not twitter.

  • louisiana_mom

    A RINO in training is a painful process to witness… Stop trying to pander to the Left, they hate you for it and it makes you look weak.

  • DANEgerus

    Islamofascist terror exporters who murder us “apes & pigs” need special protection from the hurt feelings of being compared to a space monkey

  • michael s

    Rep Justin Amash is going to be flogged when he returns to the conservative plantation. He should know better.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002109532283 Jillane Kent

      Correct. He should know better than to make statements that make absolutely no sense.

    • Mellow Melon

      Look, McCain probably shouldn’t have made the joke, but accusing someone of racism for making a vaguely inappropriate crack has seriously gotten old. People are beginning to smear others as racist for holding certain fiscal ideas, accidentally saying something dumb, or being out of touch with other cultures. That is not what real racism is. Real racism is a hatred so deep and irrational that you cease to recognize the victim as a human being. Real racism is colored water fountains, theaters, buses; lynchings for no reason; rape; and brutal murder. The more we use the word “racism” to describe things that are simply stupid or prejudiced, the more it loses its true meaning.

  • AdoEdem

    Yeah, OK, McCain is…well, McCain. That said.

    Wow, so Amash (a descendent of Arabs) assumed Iranians are Arabs?

    Go ahead, tell that to an Iranian. I promise I won’t laugh when he or she decks you in the face…well, not *too* much.