Benen’s recounting of McCain’s flipping and flopping on the Bergdahl release is a thing to behold and worthy of a full read. Our former POW would-be President is all over the map on a daily basis.
This behavior is similar to a dog being trained with an invisible fence. The hot dog on just the other side is so goddam tempting, but as soon as our pup approaches the flags and hears the beep, he knows that he’ll be hurting if he crosses the line.
If you buy that tortured analogy, the hot dog in this case is Obama’s impeachment for not consulting Congress (or whatever, you fill in that blank). The beep is the fact that it’s political poison to advocate leaving POWs behind. That’s why these guys are all acting like six-month-old carpet-pissing mutts.