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McCain refers to Iran's president as a ‘monkey'; GOP rep calls jab ‘racist'

Posted by on Feb. 4, 2013 at 1:21 PM
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 http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/ticket/mccain-iran-president-monkey-161256673--politics.html

McCain refers to Iran's president as a ‘monkey'; GOP rep calls jab ‘racist'

Oh, dear. Republican Sen. John McCain on Monday called Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad a "monkey." The blunt-speaking Arizona lawmaker leveled the jab-swiftly condemned as "racist" by a Republican representative-via Twitter:

Apparently stung by the response on Twitter, McCain later added:

In response, Republican Rep. Justin Amash of Michigan tweeted:

 

It's not the first time McCain's comments about a foreign leader on Twitter have raised eyebrows. In August 2009, he tweeted about an "interesting meeting" with Libyan strongman Moammar Gadhafi, calling him "an interesting man."

McCain, long a fixture on the Senate Armed Services Committee, recently joined the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, which vets nominees to senior diplomatic posts.

by on Feb. 4, 2013 at 1:21 PM
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LindaClement
by Thatwoman on Feb. 4, 2013 at 1:56 PM

Where did the tweets go?

AdrianneHill
by Platinum Member on Feb. 4, 2013 at 2:02 PM
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How? Persians are white. They aren't even Arabs who are also white
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FromAtoZ
by AllieCat on Feb. 4, 2013 at 2:02 PM


Quoting LindaClement:

Where did the tweets go?

If you click on the link,  you see the tweets.

Some people find these types of comments funny.  *shrug*

12hellokitty
by Platinum Member on Feb. 4, 2013 at 2:10 PM

 


Quoting AdrianneHill:

How? Persians are white. They aren't even Arabs who are also white


 I think it was Prince Henry would got in trouble for using the term sand monkey, so maybe that's the connect? 

LindaClement
by Thatwoman on Feb. 4, 2013 at 2:15 PM

I thought it was funny that they weren't pasted with the post...

Quoting FromAtoZ:


Quoting LindaClement:

Where did the tweets go?

If you click on the link,  you see the tweets.

Some people find these types of comments funny.  *shrug*


Lizard_Lina
by Silver Member on Feb. 4, 2013 at 2:17 PM
How is saying a man is "interesting" eyebrow raising? And if the man isn't even black how is calling him a monkey racist?
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Radarma
by "OneDar" on Feb. 4, 2013 at 2:24 PM

 eye rolling

coolmommy2x
by Silver Member on Feb. 4, 2013 at 2:27 PM
While he may not have meant anything bad, as a public person, he needs to choose his words a little better.
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sweet-a-kins
by Emerald Member on Feb. 4, 2013 at 3:25 PM
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Quoting LindaClement:

I thought it was funny that they weren't pasted with the post...

Quoting FromAtoZ:


Quoting LindaClement:

Where did the tweets go?

If you click on the link,  you see the tweets.

Some people find these types of comments funny.  *shrug*


 couldn't copy and paste them so I linked the article

Imacakebaker
by on Feb. 4, 2013 at 3:40 PM
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 Just looking to make something out of nothing.  Who cares what anyone calls the evil Iranian president?  I don't

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