Ugh: GOP Rep. Justin Amash accuses Sen. John McCain of racism; Conservatives facepalm

http://twitter.com/#!/ExJon/status/298475730059280384

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?

Maybe you should wisen up & not make racist jokes. “@senjohnmccain: Re: Iran space tweet – lighten up folks, can’t everyone take a joke?”

— Justin Amash (@repjustinamash) February 4, 2013

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

Conservatives aren’t taking the bait:

Congrats @repjustinamash, you’ve made me succeed in liking John f’ing McCain. Do you realize what that takes?

— Gregoré (@greg_zemaitis) February 4, 2013

@repjustinamash Justin, I’m a really big fan of yours (here in Texas), but I’m not getting the ‘racist’ aspect of this…at all.

— Blake Mumford (@DuxThaMan) February 4, 2013

@repjustinamash If we can’t joke about someone has horrid as Ahmadinejad, then political correctness is out of control. @senjohnmccain

— Kathleen McKinley (@KatMcKinley) February 4, 2013

Agree w/@repjustinamash, monkeys should be offended by @senjohnmccain tweet. What did monkeys ever do to him? Nice try, Amash #swingandmiss

— Mike Deaton (@Deaton1999) February 4, 2013

Oh look! @repjustinamash is placating to the leftists by stating McCain is a racist. His act is getting tiresome.

— EEÉ (D) (@EEElverhoy) February 4, 2013

Maybe @repjustinamash should wisen up + not pull a @mccainblogette on @senjohnmccain.Sounds like a humourless mouthpiece of MSNBC over there

— Joe Schoffstall (@JoeSchoffstall) February 4, 2013

Hey @repjustinamash, let’s leave it to the Democrats to slander our side as racist. That’s sorta their thing.

— Gabriel Malor (@gabrielmalor) February 4, 2013

No, no, no. @senjohnmccain made a juvenile joke. @repjustinamash overreacted. That’s all. Condemning people for where they are born is dumb.

— Rick Sheridan (@RickSheridan) February 4, 2013

Yeah SO RACIST. Being that President of Iran calls the Jews Monkeys & Apes you call out McCain? This GUY is a JOKE>>> @repjustinamash #tcot

— Richard Davis (@NoGunsNoGlory) February 4, 2013

Agreed RT @ag_conservative: I swear Amash is worse than 90% of the people on the left. No idea who supports him or why.

— Redness (@mchastain81) February 4, 2013

“@fixaaron: Rep. Justin Amash (R-Mich.) says McCain’s joke likening Ahmadinejad to a monkey was “racist.” bit.ly/USeikJ” good grief.

— Chris Loesch (@ChrisLoesch) February 4, 2013

Hi @repjustinamash: Political Correctness is evil. Bending to it shows weakness. ~ cc: @senjohnmccain ~ twitter.com/adamsbaldwin/s…

— Adam Baldwin (@adamsbaldwin) February 4, 2013

[email protected]repjustinamash Now Twitter progressives are using your comment as proof that all conservatives are racist. Great messaging, congressman.

— Jon Gabriel (@ExJon) February 4, 2013

Karl Rove must be beaming.

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Update:

He’s still at it:

@ricksheridan I’ll bet many Iranians would feel differently.

— Justin Amash (@repjustinamash) February 4, 2013

@writer1113 Same reaction. “Monkey” has historical connotation assoc w/racism. Should not use on anyone if open to misinterpretation.

— Justin Amash (@repjustinamash) February 4, 2013

Sigh.

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2013/02/04/ugh-gop-rep-justin-amash-accuses-sen-john-mccain-of-racism-conservatives-facepalm/

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