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McCain compares Iranian leader to monkey; Amash charges racism

http://firstread.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/02/04/16839299-mccai...

I definitely dislike McCain and I have nothing but love for Amash, but come on congressman that's weak sauce. I hate that any human comparison to an animal is usually deemed racist. Perhaps Justin was trying to pick up some votes and capitalized on McCain’s harmless yet unwise tweet but still please don't become a race-baiter, congressman. You are too good to throw out the charges of the left and the neo-cons who constantly call us non-interventionists, anti-semitic. I personally think John McCain looks like an orangutan but that’s just me: http://www.google.be/imgres?q=orangutan+john+mccain&hl=en&sa...

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Amash is right on

Racism is a form of thought control leading to dehumanization.
Since men have reason and naturally respect the natural rights of others, dehumanization is necessary to get humans to violate the natural rights of other humans.
The dehumanization of African Americans was necessary for slavery.
Racism is necessary to get soldiers to fight non defensive wars.
McCain is pushing the dehumanization of Iranians to promote conquest.

Look at the dehumanization of the Japanese in WWII as Bugs Bunny "nips the nips" depicting the Japanese as monkeys (sub-human) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yvz88BB1efY
This cartoon teaches kids that racist names and the murder of Japanese people is OK.

Even with government and societal directed racism only 15-20% of fresh military recruits actually aimed at enemy soldiers.
(Fun video clip from "Men Who Stare at Goats."
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=77586bVsh6Y

+1 for Amash. Fuck the

+1 for Amash. Fuck the neocon SOB McCain.

The dehumanization of muslims feeds into the neocon con.

You gotta think they're less than human to murder them.

Never trouble trouble til trouble troubles you. Fortune Cookie

100% support

You nailed it. By chance this is all we discussed today in my 9th grade social studies course. (I expanded above)

Well, to be fair the only

Well, to be fair the only reason why he keeps getting voted into office is because of ageism. Tho only people who vote for him are people who look like him.

BRAVO AMASH! Dont wait for them to attack...

For those that do not think this was proper, Justin is simply playing politics which is what they do to him. Expose McCain for what he is, and always go for the throat. No one in Washington trusts the other, and the only tie that binds the silence from one is the known corruption of the other. Had Amash tweeted the same thing the establishment would have jumped on him with the full force of the propaganda media, and shouting that you have principles versus the trolls you are forced to work with is priceless. Hit them frequently, hit them constantly, and above all hold tight to your principles!

Always remember:
"It does not require a majority to prevail, but rather an irate, tireless minority keen to set brush fires in people's minds." ~ Samuel Adams
If they hate us for our freedom, they must LOVE us now....

Stay IRATE, remain TIRELESS, an

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Sen. John McCain is a fool and no where near as intelligent as Iranian leader Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

And then.....

...he realized he was looking in the mirror!

I wish McCain

would just get it over with and have a fatal heart attack.

And honestly, I wouldn't feel the least bit of remorse if he ended up getting one.

Remorse?

Please!! When that bastard finally dies and goes to hell where he belongs, I plan to be the first in line to take a crap on his grave.

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It is hard to accept that some people are racist. McCain is probably the biggest racist against muslims along with L.Graham and J.Lieberman. I don't mind calling them out.

Except Muslims are part of a religion, not a race.

I agree that he's a bigot though, and that it should be pointed out.

Although, the racism/bigot card is falling on mostly on deaf ears these days, since it has been thrown around so many times, rightly or wrongly.

A signature used to be here!

He's a liar, too.

Man, you are scraping the bottom of the barrel with those names.

Add Carl Levin and Mitch McDumbass/McConnell and I think you have the best Wanted poster in modern times.

Lima-1, out.

If you don't know your rights, you don't have any.

Thanks for the article.

Thanks for the article. Rather funny.

I did a video on it http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y4ZQaQa7AUg

Ron Paul wouldn't accuse racism.

This is a little ridiculous. Of course, McCain is wrong in what he said, but not because it was racist. I would bet $100 that McCain thought nothing racist by it. Probably thought he was funny...probably thought he was part of being the big bad bully of the world, making fun of the other kids. But racist? Really? NO!!

Amash should not poke his fingers in people's eyes here in the US the same way McCain shouldn't do it on the international stage.

Well, he got close

Remember during the race for the GOP nominee for 2012 when Ron said Bachmann "hated Muslims"?

He didn't claim racism, obviously, because Muslims are a religious group - but I think it's safe to say McCain doesn't dislike the ME because of their race or ethnicity, but their religion.

Maybe the proper term would be "religionist"

Call any human a monkey,

let alone a black guy, and see what happens. I promise you will never do it to another human being. And if you do: I hope I'm on that jury.

Had to THUMB-YA' down, Sir.

Lima-1, out.

If you don't know your rights, you don't have any.

So?

So what if Amash isn't exactly like Ron Paul? Aren't people supposed to act as individuals, to be themselves?

A signature used to be here!

I am with Amash on this one

warmongers don't get to make jokes. They get to have their every move scrutinized.

Stay in the news Amash

McCain is a racist.

This is not his first racist remark. Have you heard him talk about how much he hates "gooks"? Wish I could find the clip.

All those old farts

in Washington just need to go home! It's time to retire let new people have a shot at fixing the mega problems you old farts created!

This should be the new motto of 2014: rise up all ye young replace and or vote out the old farts!

Gold standard: because man can not be trusted to control his greed

McCain

The lowest scurvy I know. Spit spit spit.

sovereign

I think McCain

should be seated on the next rocket into space where he belongs.

moon colony

He can help populate that colony on the moon Gingrich wants to establish.

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Oh, hey, Mr. McCain:

Oh, hey, Mr. McCain:

and do you have any comment about YOUR president King's face?

Just wondering.

"Cyril" pronounced "see real". I code stuff.

http://Laissez-Faire.Me/Liberty

"To study and not think is a waste. To think and not study is dangerous." -- Confucius

McCain

is a scumbag and should be called out on anything, everything, anywhere and anytime his big pie-hole opens. Good job Amash!

The bold effort the present bank had made to control the government ... are but premonitions of the fate that await the American people should they be deluded into a perpetuation of this institution or the establishment of another like it-Andrew Jackson

I disagree with him. I don't

I disagree with him. I don't think that tweet was racist. That being said, I have a lot of respect for Justin Amash, and I know he isn't a left-wing race-baiter, so I'm cutting him some slack.

https://twitter.com/#!/cevans93

I think he is smart to turn

I think he is smart to turn the tables on McCain! People need to start badgering the necons with phrases like "Arab haters" and "anti Arab" or "anti Muslim" bigots.

And start calling the neocons "extremists"

They are trying to ditch the grass roots, tea party and anyone else who doesn't fit in or toe the line with their little country club on the hill by calling them "fringe" or extremist. I think their views on war and killing other races fit in the EXTREME box perfectly.

and

to expand on your comment the MIC and the federal reserve keep the neo cons cash flow ready for more wars without the federal reserve they wouldn't be doing this and people would hopefully start to see that bombing and killing others in foreign lands is truly EXTREME and immoral and unethical and completely wrong...

Albert Camus — 'The only way to deal with an unfree world is to become so absolutely free that your very existence is an act of rebellion.'