What is it with Republicans that a good number of them can't seem to open their mouths these days without calling the President of the United States "boy"? We were treated to Fox regular Ralph Peters doing it last month where he called President Obama a "child" for wanting to end the combat mission in Afghanistan. And former GOP VP nominee and national embarrassment Sarah Palin did the same over the weekend at wingnut Steve King's forum where she called President Obama a "overgrown little boy."
Never mind the fact that Jewish officials were not happy that Netanyahu didn't notify them first and with his decision to give the address. Paul was more content to undermine the president of his own country and assert that we should just be outsourcing our foreign policy to the Israelis, or more specifically, their right-wing hero BiBi who apparently can do no wrong, ever, in their minds.
Anyone want to take a guess as to how the right would have reacted if anyone on the left and in the Democratic party had pulled a similar sort of stunt while Bush was in office?
I'll tell you right now it would have been pretty much like Joe Scarborough's treatment of liberals back in 2003 when he was allowed on the air to call anti-war protesters "leftist stooges for anti-American causes."
Rand Paul manages to put on a less hateful face than the likes of Joe Scarborough, but he's every bit as abrasive when he wants to be.
Here's more from Fox's blog: Rand Paul: Obama Being Childish Over Boehner's Invite to Netanyahu:
Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) told Greta Van Susteren tonight that President Barack Obama is acting a little petulant and childish over House Speaker John Boehner’s invitation to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
Paul said that Congress is a co-equal branch of government and that Boehner was “absolutely” right to invite Netanyahu to address Congress on Iran.
The Kentucky senator said that the U.S. should listen to the statements and opinions of our allies about Iran.
Van Susteren asked Paul if Obama should meet with Netanyahu while he’s in the U.S.
“If the president wants to look like an adult in the room and wants to be part of the adult conversation, yeah, absolutely. They should have never brought this up at all,” he said.