White House press secretary Robert Gibbs took a swipe at Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) today, comparing the Arizona Republican to a child who wanted to "take his toys and go home."

The dust up started Monday when McCain said the healthcare reform had so angered Republicans that they would not cooperate with Democrats anymore.

"There will be no cooperation for the rest of the year," McCain said. "They have poisoned the well in what they've done and how they've done it."

Gibbs responded today, comparing McCain to a six-year-old.

"I find it curious that not getting your way on one thing means you’ve decided to take your toys and go home," Gibbs said. "It doesn’t work well for my six-year-old. I doubt it works well in the United States Senate, because we have issues that are important for his constituents and for all of America."

Asked whether he was comparing McCain to a child, Gibbs replied: "I'm saying that I think the notion that if you don't get what you want you're not going to cooperate on anything else is not a whole lot different than I might hear from a six-year-old."