Sen. John McCain today called on Egypt’s president to renounce the dictatorial powers he declared for himself on Thursday, accusing Mohamed Morsi of a “power grab” that is getting out of hand.

McCain’s statement went several steps further than the U.S. State Department’s official statement yesterday, which didn’t even mention Morsi by name and said only that Morsi’s sweeping decree “raised concerns.” McCain’s tweet mirrored that of Nobel Peace Prize laureate and Constitution Party founder Mohamed ElBaradei.

The relationship between McCain and the State Department already is contentious, with McCain being labeled both racist and sexist for opposing U.N. Amb. Susan Rice’s nomination to Secretary of State. Can statements like McCain’s and ElBaradei’s shame the State Department into adding some backbone to its own? Or does McCain-bashing take priority?

https://twitter.com/GidgetWA/status/272433812754010112

President Obama golfed yesterday and wasn’t taking questions during a Christmas shopping trip today. Will next week bring a more definitive statement from the White House? Some aren’t holding their breaths.

https://twitter.com/Freedomlives88/status/272445984771026945

https://twitter.com/NarniaDad/status/272422927138447361

  • my preciousss!!

    too late for that McCain. he’s going to cling to that power like a leech! the only way you can unseat a Pharaoh is to kill him, like they did in ancient Egypt.

    • TwitWit

      Bring in the asp..

      • http://pennyrobinsonfanclub.net/ PennyRobinsonFanClub

        Bring in that Jewish guy with the big stick!

        • my preciousss!!

          plague their first-borns!!!

      • http://pennyrobinsonfanclub.net/ PennyRobinsonFanClub

        Bring in that Jewish guy with the big stick!

  • Steve_J

    He sacked the Defense Minister and the Senior Generals shortly after he was elected and has the backing of the mb. I don’t think he’s too concerned about what McCain or anyone else says.

  • http://www.facebook.com/rafael.penariosribero Rafael Eduardo Peña-Rios Riber

    no racist tweets about maccain, that is a mile stone

    • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

      Probably just forgot to include it this time. I’m sure they aren’t getting any nicer.

  • riddler1620

    They already are out of hand Senator McCain. In four more years, they may be out of hand here as well.

  • Jack Deth

    McCain and El Baradei tweeting about Morsi’s dictatorship for life=
    Tersely worded worded letter from the U.N.=
    Enormous, somewhat embarrassing, belated waste of time.

    Just as Mister Universe believes that “You cannot stop the signal!”
    You cannot stop the Twelfth Caliphate!

  • http://granitegrok.com/author/mike Mike Rogers

    @JohnParisella
    If Egyptians value their sovereignty, they an quit demanding that we subsidize their government.

  • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

    Whaaat? I thought the “Arab Spring” was just about the flowering of young democracies. Did something change?

    Who could have seen the Muslim Brotherhood getting out of control? Oh yeah, anyone with a brain.

  • TocksNedlog

    Once again proving who would have been the BETTER choice four years ago.

    • http://pennyrobinsonfanclub.net/ PennyRobinsonFanClub

      Pfft. A dead possum woulda been a better choice.

    • http://pennyrobinsonfanclub.net/ PennyRobinsonFanClub

      Pfft. A dead possum woulda been a better choice.

  • Seewetoldu

    Wasn’t Obama playing golf with Morsi ?

  • Seewetoldu

    Wasn’t Obama playing golf with Morsi ?