John Mccain took to the Senate Floor yesterday to weigh in on the debt limit ceiling talks, he chose to read a (Rupert Murdoch shrill) Wall Street Journal op-ed. He laid into the tea party and showed how the career politicians(and the Murdoch media empire) in Washington DC have such disdain for the “true tea party patriots”:
“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,” he said the article continued.
“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,” McCain added, still quoting the Journal.
While i agree with them on what the “tea party” brings to the debate, Hobbits are a very bad comparison. Hobbits are stout people of character and good will. Next time Mr. Murdoch and Mr. McCain make the comparison, I would recommend using Orcs!