John McCain's Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Joke

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John McCain

Remember when John McCain thought this was funny?

It wasn't. It wasn't funny.

Again-- and I say this as someone who has performed and taught comedy for years-- if your audience isn't laughing, it's not funny. If you have to explain yourself, it's not funny.

What's that old saying? If it looks like a duck, swims like a duck, and quacks like a duck, then it probably is a duck. Or a tasteless joke.

But that doesn't stop Cranky McLowbrow.

Via First Read:

Always one to speak -- or Tweet -- his mind, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) Monday made a joke comparing Iranian leader Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to a monkey, something one Republican congressman charged was “racist.”

I retort, you deride:

tweet mccain iran racist joke monkeyLink

What a knee-slapper, huh? He sure knows how to turn a phrase. And Senator Undiplomatic had the nerve to rip into Chuck Hagel? Then again, war-monger McCain would do just about anything to provoke Iran.

When people responded with disgust, here was his thoughtful, sensitive reply:

tweet mccain iran racist joke monkey 2Link

Which brought this accusation of racism from Michigan congressman Rep. Justin Amash:

tweet mccain iran racist joke monkey 3Link

His feeble attempts at humor are already pretty wizened, Rep. Amash.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/ronald.rubin.73 Ronald Rubin

    John, a joke isn't a joke simply because you say it is. Even a bad joke has a least a hint of humor. What you said is simply stupid, hateful and unfunny. For example, your claiming what you said is a "bad joke.," is a bad joke.

  • Meyerdude

    He's a crazy old man and it's sad just fivr years ago the Republican party nominated him to be POTUS!

  • http://www.angryblacklady.com/ ABL

    I've been calling him Pepaw McCain, but I may switch to "Cranky McLowbrow." lolz.

  • http://twitter.com/whatsamatta_u Paul W

    BREAKING: Scientific breakthrough! Scientists successfully translated a Chimpanzee at the New York Zoo as "John McCain sucks"

  • sicnarfe

    We're being too polite when we mention this so-called war hero.  He has always been a jerk, one with privileges from birth.  He'd be better suited spending life beside the swimming pool awaiting his dividend check.

  • David G

    Sadly time and time again McCain proves HE is the racist joke... sadly perpetrated on us.  If only we could get him out of the Senate along with his boyfriend Lindsey.  DG