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Tea Party “Hobbit” Sharron Angle Rips John McCain on Twitter

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Tea Party “Hobbit” Sharron Angle Rips John McCain on Twitter
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As the deadline to raise the debt ceiling approaches, tensions are high in the world of national politics. Not only are Democrats and Republicans fighting with each other about the politics behind the national debt but some members of the same party can’t even come to a consensus about what to do.

Yesterday, Arizona Senator and former Presidential candidate John McCain rebuked some members of his own party during a speech on the floor of the Senate. The speech, which took aim at a group of conservatives who “remain unwavering in their opposition to raising the debt ceiling,” quoted a Wall Street Journal editorial called “The GOP’s Reality Test.”

In that article, tea party members were likened to Hobbits from The Lord of The Rings. The piece that McCain read from even mentioned some former GOP Senate nominees that are affiliated with the tea party:

The idea seems to be that if the House GOP refuses to raise the debt ceiling, a default crisis or gradual government shutdown will ensue, and the public will turn en masse against . . . Barack Obama. 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.

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.

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Sharron Angle, the Republican who attempted to unseat Harry Reid in Nevada, took issue with McCain and has blasted him both in an editorial and on Twitter. In a piece titled A Statement from a Tea Party Hobbit, Angle says that McCain “brings no new ideas” and chides his “borrowed soliloquies.”

Here are the applicable tweets –

@SenJohnMcCain, chose Tea-Party running mate @SarahPalinUSA , now tossesTea Party into the harbor: http://t.co/xtEj8aJ #UseAndAbuse #tcot(image) 11 hours ago via web · powered by @socialditto

@SenJohnMcCain the Lord of the TARP is sucking up for Obama the Lord of the Rings. #RINO #tcot(image) 11 hours ago via web · powered by @socialditto

Never actually saw a Leopard change it spots, but I know of a “Maverick” that does! @SenJohnMcCain #FlipFlop #tcot(image) 11 hours ago via web · powered by @socialditto

What else to say on @SenJohnMcCain? Elizabeth Drew quoted a Sen: “Dealing with John McCain is kind of like dancing with a cactus.” #pricked(image) 10 hours ago via web · powered by @socialditto

Political infighting: as American as apple pie. Can somebody please send Robert Kraft over there so they can get something worked out? Sure worked for the NFL.

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Tea Party “Hobbit” Sharron Angle Rips John McCain on Twitter
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  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7otS79_rBCM Roe

    This is the smartest thing John McCain has said since before he was Candidate McCain. Give ‘em hell, John. Those Tea Party Hobbits have been smoking too much pipe weed. It has slowed their minds.

  • Chris54

    McCain looks like he is returning to his common sense roots. Good for him. It’s time to send the hobbits and trolls back to their caves.

  • http://retailedge.com Azrian

    Hold the line, John, lest the hobbits throw the country into mount doom!

  • http://www.seo-theory.com/ Michael Martinez

    “Hobbit” seems a rather apt term nonetheless. It’s surprising to learn that John McCain loves Tolkien well enough to use such a clever metaphor. I think he’s likable but I did not vote for him in the last election because he said he would send U.S. troops into any country he deemed a threat.

    I think we’ve seen more than enough Sauronic posturing in U.S. foreign policy.

  • Jeff Carter

    The Tea Party’s claim to represent the “ordinary American” implies that anyone who dissents from the T.P. package is somehow “extraordinary”. This smacks of demagoguery and original supporters of the Tea Party manifesto have quickly come to see how fast the “party” was hijacked by the not-so-ordinary monied elite. It is a classic ruse that many have fallen for.
    Woe to those Joe Plumbers who still think the T.P. represents their “ordinary” interests…they are as foolish as Gandalf was when he still believed Saruman to be an ally. Frodo yet lives…but no where near Washington.

  • Jeff Carter

    Hey! A recent Pew Poll says I could still be a Tea Partier if I:
    Support Abortion
    Support Gun Control
    Support Immigration

    http://pewresearch.org/pubs/1903/tea-party-movement-religion-social-issues-conservative-christian -

    Even though I would be in the minority I would still be represented… Huh…

    Can some one from the party explain this without using racially charged or foul language?

  • http://www.google.com/ Sharky

    A simple and intleilengt point, well made. Thanks!

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