Today on the floor of the Senate Senator John (never met a democratic proposal he didn’t like) McCain quoted the Wall Steet Journal:
The Republican House that failed to raise the debt ceiling would somehow escape all blame. Then Democrats would have no choice but to pass a balanced-budget amendment and reform entitlements, and the tea-party Hobbits could return to Middle Earth having defeated Mordor.
For those of you not fortunate enough to have read or seen Lord of the Rings allow me to enlighten you. The Hobbits of the Shire did not go out to fight the forces of evil. They stayed “safe” within the shire, believing that there was no real evil outside their borders and if there was the dwarves, humans and elves would take care of it. After all it’s wasn’t THEIR fight. When the forces of Mordor fell upon them they were quite surprised because you see, Saron was just a myth. A fairy tale told to children to get them to behave. This has the patina of liberalism, those who believe in nothing but what they can touch, see or hear except for Global Warming, of course. Intelligent design takes so much more faith than the Big Bang….. Really?
No it was four Hobbits who left the shire in the Company of Heroes. They survived battles, capture, they saw their leader taken from them, they were betrayed by those they trusted and still they soldiered on. In the end it was the smallest Hobbit, the gardener, who saved them all after his friend was corrupted by the Ring. Did he leave his friend behind? No, he saved him as well. Integrity as always was the underpinning of the success of the venture not just for the Hobbits but the others in their company as well.
So thank you Senator for comparing Tea Party folks to Hobbits. Those four Hobbits saved their world just as members of the Tea Party are trying desperately to save ours. It is a privilege to stand with them and there is no room for the mendacious, disgraceful, greedy, dishonest, disingenuous members of your political cabal. Those who won’t stand for truth, integrity and liberty are a hiss and a byword, and stand rejected.
Oh, and one last thing. How dare you, you who single handedly surrendered the Presidency to a man with no experience, no honor and no integrity make slanderous comments about ANY other candidate.
Again from the WSJ McCain quoted:
This is the kind of crack political thinking that turned Sharron Angle and Christine O’Donnell into GOP Senate nominees. The reality is that the debt limit will be raised one way or another, and the only issue now is with how much fiscal reform and what political fallout.
You dare to call people who stood up to both parties and got trashed for it, who acted with integrity and refused to concede defeat until victory was no longer possible, names. Mendacity sir, unmitigated mendacity.
You sir are no Samwise Gamgee nor are you an Aragon. You, do however bear a striking resemblance to Wormtongue.
“A witless worm you have become. Therefore be silent, and keep your forked tongue behind your teeth.” -Gandalf to Grima Wormtongue