Monday, February 04, 2013

John McCain tweets racist remarks about Iran's President Ahmadinejad. Not even remotely surprised.

So a little less than a week ago we received word that Iran had sent perhaps the most frightened looking monkey ever into space.

Now there is some controversy as to whether or not this even happened, but let's put that aside for now. More importantly for the purposes of this post is that even more recently Iranian President, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, said the following:

"I'm ready to be the first Iranian to sacrifice myself for our country's scientists."

Now of course that statement is rife with opportunities for ridicule, especially considering the frightened look on that monkey's face. However John McCain eschewed any good natured ribbing or sarcastic bon mots, and instead decided that racism was the way to go.

So he tweeted the following:
When Twitter went crazy in response, John McCain, always such a reasonable fellow, doubled down:
Yeah nothing says racist old coot like comparing a Middle Eastern man with brown skin, to a monkey and then lecturing your detractors to "lighten up."

You know I think perhaps now we know why John McCain never had any official response to this supporters representation of candidate Obama during the 2008 presidential race.

 Yep it certainly makes more sense now. and it also perhaps helps to explain McCain's absolute disdain for this President and the constant challenging of his abilities to do the job.

However as truly disgusting as those are, they cannot hold a candle to yesterday's tweets from former South Carolina GOP executive director Todd Kincannon:

 Gee WHY do we think the Republican party is full of racist assholes again? Oh, that's right because we are paying attention to them.


  1. Anonymous1:19 PM

    A clever twitter response to McCain from Family Guy and American Dad producer:

    kara vallow ‏@teenagesleuth
    John McCain @senatorjohnmccain Re: Sarah Palin's VP nomination - "Lighten up, folks, can't everyone take a joke?"

    1. Anonymous1:47 PM

      That's a good one...just what I was thinking!

    2. Fucker kinncanon been reported for copywrite infringement for having a #UniteBlue twibbon on his twitter.
      I urge you all to join if your on twitter: Stronger Together
      They will check out your tweets to make sure your not RWNJ and then you can add the twibbon and be protected against RWNJ have been trying to shut down twitter accts of libs.
      Cheating again....

    3. Anonymous7:51 PM

      A little bird (conservative) sent me this?

      I had asked United Blue why Tom Kincannon had a United blue twibbon on.
      Then I got this!

  2. Anonymous1:27 PM

    John McCain's tweet didn't strike me as racist but I didn't really think about the 'Lighten up' comment until you pointed it out.

    It should be intolerable for any U.S. senator, let alone a former Presidential candidate, to make offensive jokes, even the non-racist kind, about the head of a foreign government, friend or foe.

    1. Anonymous1:49 PM

      He should know better than to make "offensive jokes" but then he picked Sarah Palin as his VP....the man is clueless.

    2. Anonymous6:18 PM

      Don't understand why you don't see it as racist. Allow me to help you out, typically, racist whites refer to brown people as sub human or animals, more often than not, monkeys. It is an overt put down to people of color. If you don't see it now, then I can't help you. As for it being intolerable for a Senator to make offensive jokes about the head of a foreign government, it should be intolerable for anyone to make offensive jokes about another race.

    3. Anonymous6:54 PM

      I've thought for a long time now...the melanoma has reached his brain....

    4. Anonymous12:16 AM

      Oh shut up. Ahmadinejad is subhuman and it's not due to his Persian background.

    5. Anonymous10:38 AM

      Anonymous12:16 AM

      Oh shut up. Ahmadinejad is subhuman and it's not due to his Persian background.
      Really? What's it from then, Genius?

  3. Anonymous1:44 PM

    The things these sad, pathetic little men have to do for attention...

  4. Anonymous1:49 PM

    The Problem Isn’t Just McCain’s Racist Tweet, but Conservatives Defending Racism

    The John McCain dustup this morning over his tweet comparing Iranian leader Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to a monkey has revealed the thinking behind conservative values. A Michigan Republican congressman accused McCain of being a racist, and then a conservative stepped into the fray to explain that it’s okay to be a racist/hater when making jokes about someone who is an “anti-semite”, which is the same argument six year olds use to excuse their bad behavior.

    John McCain tweeted, “So Ahmadinejad wants to be first Iranian in space – wasn’t he just there last week?” In this tweet, he linked to a story about Iran launching a monkey into space. After some backlash, McCain pulled out his “I was just joking, lighten up” card, which is crumbling from over-use but this is John McCain.

    Rep. Justin Amash (R-MI) tweeted, “Maybe you should wisen (sic) up & not make racist jokes. “@SenJohnMcCain: Re: Iran space tweet – lighten up folks, can’t everyone take a joke?”

    It’s true that John McCain can’t get out of the locker room long enough to realize how inappropriate he can be. McCain is known for making tasteless “jokes” while taking great umbrage at things he imagines others did or said.

    George W. Bush supporter John Podhoretz, also a columnist for the New York Post and a speechwriter for former President Ronald Reagan as well as former President George H.W. Bush, stepped into the fray in order to defend McCain by explaining that it’s okay to be a racist against an anti-semite, “How dare McCain say something demeaning & disparaging abt the foremost anti-Semite on the planet.” He added, “So…it’s defend-the-Jew-hater-from-the-war-hero day.”

  5. Anonymous1:54 PM

    Justin Amash Blasts John McCain Over 'Racist' Tweet

  6. Anonymous1:55 PM

    Oh that McCain is so funny, even his 2008 pick for his vp running mate is still making us laugh today.

    McCain said, "That old, eh, that old Beach Boys song, Bomb Iran" — which elicited laughter from the crowd. McCain then chuckled before briefly singing — to the tune of the chorus of the Beach Boys' classic "Barbara Ann" — "Bomb, bomb, bomb, bomb, anyway, ah ...."The audience responded with more laughter.

  7. Anonymous1:57 PM

    Here Are Six Examples Of John McCain's Strange, Off-Color Humor After His Controversial Ahmadinejad Tweet

    Read more:

  8. WakeUpAmerica1:59 PM

    Ok, Kinkannon wins the pond scum award. How immature and downright disgusting! Is he in junior high?

    McCain is a very close second. Both should wear condoms on their heads to protect the rest of us from their mental STDs.

    1. I agree. Those are about the most disgusting ever.

  9. Anonymous2:04 PM

    Wow? That SC guy must be completely BBQ'd before the end of this week. That tweet should send him to jail. That was evil and criminal. John? Well we will watch Johns head explode soon when homeland security by passes him AND RELEASE HIS DIRECT INVOLVMENT IN PUTTING AMERICA IN DIRECT AND EXTREME DANGER WITH THAT HALF AZZ EVIL SOCIOPATH OPPORTUNIST ON AMERICA. Yes indeed john will never be forgiven and forced to resign.

    1. Is that the idea? Make Ahmadinejad so angry they attack a consulate or something, and then John-Boy's "bomb bomb bomb, bomb bomb Iran' wet dream comes true?

  10. Oh, hell, I feel sorriest for the little monkey.

    1. Anonymous4:50 PM

      Oh me too, Lynne.

    2. Anonymous10:39 AM

      Me too! It should be John McCain strapped to the chair being sent into orbit!

  11. Anonymous2:12 PM

    "Get off my fucking lawn, you bunch of snot-nosed punks! Don't tell me to lighten up, goddammit! I'm a fucking US Senator, and your moms are all just a bunch of cunts, just like my wife!!!"

    "Is that more than 140 characters? Well fix it then, goddamit! I want every-fucking-body to know that Old Man McCain has a mother-fucking good sense of humor! Now!!!"


    1. Anonymous3:19 PM

      Also "I was the ONLY POW for 5 years I had no table to sit at, no chairs. For 5 years I had nothing" Some of the other POW should expose him, his nickname was Songbird. No wonder his military records are sealed. If not for his high ranking father and grandfather, this little troll would have been court martialed, before he totalled 5 jet planes.I can understand why his wife does not live with him. I do not understand why she does not divorce the old fart.

    2. $$$$$.even though she has more than he does, it is still important in her world to be married to a Senator, even an awful, hateful one like John.

  12. Anonymous2:17 PM

    Senile old bastard. Amazing display of diplomacy. /s. This old fucker is no longer relevant, and is bound and determined to lose that last ounce of respect that someone might still have for him.

  13. Anonymous2:19 PM

    I am horrified by the Trayvon Martin tweets. Racists like him probably would have hunted Trayvon and shot him too. In racists's minds white folk are pure.

  14. Anonymous2:21 PM

    We're still having to listen to your last fucking joke, McCain, that woman that you chose as your running mate, who we will always associate with your decision-making ability.

  15. Anonymous2:27 PM

    Has insane McCain looked in the mirror lately. He had more smegma on his suitcoat from his hair and face particles falling off I had had to turn it off because the man is simply gross. He is being destroyed from the inside out just like his heinous protege palin. Drop dead John, do us all a big favor

  16. Anonymous2:28 PM

    That old SOB can not get over losing to's just eating him up.He has to live every day knowing how horrible SP was and is.He created this effin monster..I doubt if he sleeps at all, Cindy needs to get him some kind mental help..

    1. Anonymous5:12 PM

      I HIGHLY doubt they even live in the same house anymore, and he called her a c*nt in public.

      Meghan was hired by The Daily Beast (is she still there?), Liz Cheney shows up on talk shows. It's SO maddening, now your kids are spouting stuff they know nothing of?

      At least Bristol's claim to "YEAH, RIGHT" fame is spreading her legs, wine coolers getting "raped" in a tent, and getting hauled around a dance floor like a cadaver.

      Good luck, Esther, being relevant again. You were a "Young Frankenstein" choice of an "Abby Normal" brain. Snort another line.

  17. Anonymous2:32 PM

    Not at ALL surprised, after all he did pick "Sambo beat the bitch" as his running mate and is still proud of it. Or so he "says."

    Just like Rmoney, he thought he was ENTITLED to be president. It's still a democracy, SKIPPY, we STILL don't like your kind, and that goes for your Wild Alaskan Dingbat, too!

  18. ThanksABunchJohn2:34 PM

    Gryphen, it might help out the community here if you point out that Kincannon is the founder of TGDN, which is targeting liberals on twitter by getting them suspended. Sarah Jones on Politicususa had a good article describing what TGDN does, and how Unite Blue is fighting back.

    His provocative tweets bait reactions from liberals, and then he sends his flying monkeys out to attack. He is a special kind of slime.

    Here's more on the story:

  19. Anonymous3:00 PM

    Kincannon sounds like a disgusting person. He was also involved in texting explicit photos.

    Yesterday he tweeted many more cruel and vile racist tweets including Katrina victims. He's a sick SOB.

    1. Anonymous4:05 PM

      Apparently he tweeted photos of his ugly penis. I am not on Twitter, but can we retweet it? I am sure that his victims deserve the laugh.

    2. Anonymous7:15 PM

      I saw Kincannon trying to defend his tweets on Huffington Post Live; the hosts weren't buy it. Then he had the balls to try to make himself the victim!

      Yes, this fine specimen of douche-baggery can dish it out, but can't take it!

    3. Anonymous6:02 AM

      Everyone else who watched the Nodianus twelve minute interview from the steubenville rape of an unconscious teenager was repulsed and horrified. This piece of SHIT quotes it...and owns it.

  20. " Middle Eastern man with brown skin..."
    Correction: (whether we like it or not) Middle Eastern PRESIDENT with brown skin..."

    Fuck off, John McCain.

  21. TGDN? What is that? Too Gross, Didn't Notice?

    1. Anonymous10:51 AM

      It is a twitter list the RWNJ were putting people on and then telling all the people on that #hashtag to block & report them for spam.
      Cheating as usual is their game.

  22. Virginia Voter3:08 PM

    F John McCain. May he die a slow painful death when the Grim Reaper comes for him as payback for inflicting the cancer known as Sarah Palin on this country.

  23. Anonymous3:31 PM

    All these horrible Republicans will die slow deaths when their times come. John McCain and Sarah Palin should suffer the most and assuredly will. They are truly a sick part of our nation.

    I wouldn't be surprised that McCain would have run w/the KKK. He was such a failure at the academy - crashed various airplanes - picked the idiot Sarah Palin and I'll even wager he has a small you know what and constantly has had to compensate due to its size!

  24. Anonymous3:38 PM

    What do you expect from an old whte GOP good old boy?

    McCain didn't evrn want MLK Jr Day in Arizona.

  25. Anonymous3:46 PM

    For the rest of john McCain's sorry ass life he will be remembered for his unpatriotic pick of Sarah Palin as his VP choice and history won't be kind to him either for his worst pick of a running mate ever in the history of man.

  26. Leland4:50 PM

    Hey McCain! Think about THIS for a little while.

    You wanted to insult The President of Iran by calling him a monkey, right? Well, apparently that MONKEY is smarter than YOU because at least HE won his election!!!!!!!!!!!!

    What's that make you? Hhhmmm. What's that word?

    Oh! Yeah!


  27. Anonymous6:30 PM

    Are there any Heaths in Alaska that are ashamed and embarrassed of what Sarah and her family did?

  28. Anita Winecooler6:32 PM

    When someone shows you their true self, believe them them the first time. Both these twittering twits are doing this on purpose, much like RAM on Facebook, anything to try to stay relevant.

    Someone needs to inform John that he lost in 2008, break it to him like he's a third grader. Something tells me that anything after his morning oatmeal is a blurr....

  29. Anonymous7:27 PM

    "the most frightened looking money"

    Does anyone ever proofread before they post?

    1. Anonymous4:44 AM

      Get your own blog loser. Then you can use your superior cognitive skills to belittle everyone that will not give it the time of day.

  30. Anonymous7:27 PM

    And to think this walking piece of nasty, racist, misogynistic crap could have been our President.

    That we came so close to that possibility still gives me nightmares.

  31. All John McCain wants to do is make life difficult for President Obama and John Kerry. That he causes harm to ALL America in the process is irrelevant

  32. Anonymous8:59 PM

    John McCain's motto was "Country First." That was then. Can you just imagine the behind-the-scenes talk between John and Sarah?

    1. Anonymous3:59 AM

      I don't think that John McCain's motto was ever "country first." It has always been "John McCain first." He is a spoiled and mean-spirited man with not a semblance of humility or of good sense.

  33. Poor little Bonzo. Probably knew it was a one way trip.

    Launching anything into space is no big deal. It's getting it back down safely and in one piece that's the hard part.

  34. Anonymous5:09 AM

    Todd Kincannon channelling Nodianus of Steubenville Rape Crew fame. Not only is that Rebpublican racist, but he highlights everything rrehensible in teenage society. I wonder what his kid is like!

  35. Anonymous5:31 AM

    Sing Songbird, sing.

    1. Anonymous5:58 AM

      Bobm, bomb, bomb bomb Iran.....

  36. Anonymous9:06 AM

    The language around here sometimes gets pretty vile (cough) Gina (cough), but after reading these horrible tweets, it seems major vitriol is warranted. Reading through the responses, though, this group has been pretty civilized. Bravo IMers, you didn't sink to their level. I'm not saying this to be self-righteous; I'm proud that Progressives don't roll in the muck like the RWNJs do. Yay team.

    1. Anonymous9:06 AM

      Oh ya doin' Looney TOON Troll! Finally crawled out from under that pile of Barbie dolls to give me a shoutout huh!

      Sounds like a nasty (cough) you got going on should get it checked out...don't want to spread it around! LOL! Yay team indeed! Hehe.

    2. Anonymous10:56 AM

      Anonymous9:06 AM Oh thank you dear censor or Gryphens Adult blog for giving us permission to swear!
      Are you just the sweetest (cough,cough)! two words for you. Piss Off.
      Why can't you open that fat yob of your chicken mouth without attacking Gina? When you play with blowup fuck dolls?
      Oh that's right your a progressive aka Firebagger, when POTUS doesn't do YOUR bidding You attack him like a fairweather friend.
      Fuck off!

  37. PalinsHoax10:11 AM

    Hey Johnnie McSane, I have a joke for you:

    "Did you hear the one about the bimbo who stuffed a pillow up her shirt, pretending to be pregnant - and was picked as a VP running mate?"

    Aww common Johnnie, don't look so apoplectic. Lighten up !! It's just a joke.

    Okay, how about this one: "A pimp, a bimbo and a senator walk into a bar . . ."


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