The GOP candidates keep calling Obama a “child.”

While the candidates keep invoking hellfire and brimstone when speaking about the Middle East, they have consistently relied on child-rearing rhetoric to set themselves up as the responsible, adult figures who will swoop in and fix the mess the Democrats have made. Chris Christie said that Obama “is a petulant child” and that “we are going to kick [his] rear end out of the White House come this fall.” He also referred to the State of the Union as “story time.” Ted Cruz—who last week suggested that Hillary Clinton deserved a “spanking” over Benghazi—also got in on the scold-fest, saying that China is “running over President Obama like he is a child.”