Spiteful? No, he was just expressing his opinion, as is his right.
Oh, wait, I forgot. Among progressives, opinions they don't like are racist, homophobic, sexist, Islamophobic, etc., etc., and now, "spiteful."
Oh brother ! All these names ! Unreal ! Is this Cowboy guy for real or just a Commie ?
Now, now, Hitman, let's be fair and give him the benefit of the doubt.
Let's just say he's a useful....um....you know, what Lenin said.