Democrats shouldn't expect much cooperation from Republicans the rest of
this year, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) warned Monday. [...]
"There will be no cooperation for the rest of the year," McCain said
during an interview Monday on an Arizona radio affiliate. "They have poisoned
the well in what they've done and how they've done it."
Let's ignore for a second the revisionist history McCain seems to be under that there ever was any comity between the parties before (there wasn't). What is more appalling is there sheer immaturity shown by the man who was his party's candidate for President in the last election under the slogan: Country First. He is in essence screaming at the Democrats to get off his lawn. Or, as Press Secretary Robert Gibbs noted, acting like a child:
Helen Thomas: McCain said he's going to oppose everything.
Gibbs: Well, yes, I find it curious that not getting your way on one
thing means you've decided to take your toys and go home. I don't think -- it
doesn't work well for my six-year-old; I doubt it works well in the United
States Senate, because we have issues that are important for his constituents
and for all of America.
Look, again, when it comes to financial reform people are going to have
an opportunity to weigh in on behalf of the banks or on behalf of consumers. And
I'll let their vote on that dictate which side of that ledger they feel most
Chip Reed: Are you comparing McCain to a six-year-old?
Gibbs: I'm saying that I think the notion that if you don't get what
you want you're not going to cooperate on anything else is not a whole lot
different than I might hear from a six-year-old.
If the shoe fits, right?