-- Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) on CNN'S State of the Union
Oh, God, where to begin.
Actually, the best place to begin is to go even deeper and post the entire quote from John McCain during his interview.
"The president should get over it. Get over your temper tantrum, Mr. President, it's time that we work together with our Israeli friends and try to stem this tide of ISIS and Iranian movement throughout the region, which is threatening the very fabric of the region. The least of your problems is what Bibi Netanyahu said during an election campaign."
Oh, God, where to begin.
First of all, if the statement from Prime Minister Netanyahu warning about "Arab voters" had come from a political leader who John McCain disliked, he'd be ranting right now until he was blue in the face if President Obama had been silent. What Mr. McCain has seemingly never learned is that when you're president you have to be able to criticize your friends as well as your enemies. Actually, that's a lesson Mr. McCain should have learned in the first grade.
Second, while Mr. McCain is chastising President Obama for criticizing Benjamin Netanyahu for what the Israeli Prime Minister said...even Mr. Netanyahu himself has been making several attempts to step back from what he said!! It seems that John McCain may be the only person in a position of authority who thinks it was all right what was said. Which might explain why John McCain isn't in a bigger position of authority.
Third, the irony is so thick that you need a machete to cut through it, since it's President Obama who is trying to stop the the Iranian movement by negotiating a settlement with Iran -- which Mr. McCain's party had a snit fit and sent a whining temper tantrum letter to Iran, which most newspapers throughout the country (including conservatives ones) slammed the Republican politicians over. Republican politicians who include John McCain.
Fourth, John McCain more than almost any politician in Congress is widely known for his own temper tantrums, and tantrums SO volatile that when he was running for the GOP nomination for president, even his fellow Republican Senators behind the scenes were whispering whether he had the temperament for the job. And let us not forget his pissy "That one" rant about Barack Obama during one of their presidential debates, "during an election campaign" (o, again, the irony...) a melt-down mild by most high politics standards, but enough on such a major platform "during an election campaign" that it helped confirm the worst suspicions about John McCain's own proclivities.
And fifth, Mr. Mcain's whining statement is so head-exploding that you want to sit him down like a petulant child and then send him to the corner for a Time Out and make clear that it's time he himself stop having a temper tantrum after six years and accept that he LOST to "That One," and is therefore not President of the United States, and that he should finally "get over it."