Harry Reid on McCain: He’s a Sore Loser and ‘Name-Caller’
February 2, 2010
(ChattahBox)—Senator John McCain (R-AZ), has become an angry obstructionist along with the rest of his party, since he soundly lost the 2008 presidential election to President Obama. And his anti-Obama rhetoric has reached a fevered pitch of late, as he faces a tough primary challenge at a time when his approval ratings in his home state are at an all time low of just 41 percent. McCain recently ran ads in Arizona attacking President Obama as a radical who is “leading an extreme left-wing crusade to bankrupt America.” Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV), during an interview with a local television program, advised the sore loser McCain to get over it “and move onto something else.”
During an appearance on Nevada’s news program Face to Face, Reid blasted McCain for his opposition to every single piece of Democratic legislation, saying the self-described maverick has turned into a bitter “name-caller.” Reid said he was disappointed in the path McCain has chosen to take:
McCain has become a “a great name-caller,” said Reid. And Reid added that he’s “very disappointed in how he’s reacted.” “The election’s over. He should leave Barack Obama alone.”
“John has no reason to be the way he is,” Reid continued. “But he’s become very, very — kind of opposed to everything.” Reid noted that many presidential losers “have come back and become great statesmen,” such as Sen John Kerry (D-M) and Al Gore.
“I just think he’s gotta get over this and move onto something else,” Reid said of McCain’s current obstructionism in the senate and his vitriolic anti-Obama campaign.
Source: Talking Points Memo