Republican Senator John McCain showed off his lack of a sense of humor once again in a tweeted joke equating Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to a monkey. Michigan Representative Justin Amash called that racist.
The 76 year old McCain tweeted that “So Ahmadinejad wants to be first Iranian in space – wasn’t he just there last week?” When dinged about it, McCain responded with “Re: Iran space tweet – lighten up folks, can’t everyone take a joke?”
Rep. Amash tweeted back “Maybe you should wisen up & not make racist jokes.” Of course, some like Conservative John Podhoretz feel that it’s alright to be racist towards certain people if you disagree with them and tweeted “How dare McCain say something demeaning & disparaging abt the foremost anti-Semite on the planet,” and “So…it’s defend-the-Jew-hater-from-the-war-hero day.”
Of course, McCain could have tried something funnier like pointing out that all Ahmadinejad has to do is fake going into space and then claim that he did…just like Iran is doing with the monkey.
Then again…as Harold Zoid said “You’re unfunny and untalented. That’s why you’re perfect for drama!” And create drama he has.