Anyone who has known me for any length of time knows I already can't stand John McCain, his recent years border enforcement posturing with Pinal County Sheriff Babeu notwithstanding. Every six years McCain runs to the right and then spends his six year Senate term sliding to the left and insulting the right, reaching across the aisle to those whose policies are, at best, Socialistic, and, at worst, Communisitic (yeah, I said it).
Anyone who has known me for more than 5 minutes knows that I have been a fan of J.R.R. Tolkien since I was a child. I have read The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings more times than I can count. I have watched the movies at least 20 times. I even went on a Lord of the Rings Movie Location Tour of New Zealand and intend to go on another after The Hobbit movies are released. Seriously, I love the story which is, at it's core, a story of Good vs. Evil. On the side of Good are the Hobbits. The Hobbits represent innocence and purity and all that is Good in the world.
For the WSJ to attempt to turn "Hobbits" into an epithet is outrageous. How dare they mock The Tea Party as "Hobbits". To be called a Hobbit is not an insult. It is a compliment of the highest order. It is saying you are Good and Righteous. For John McCain to agree with the statements from the WSJ so much that he chose to read the statement on the floor of the Senate thus preserving the sarcastic insult for all posterity is infurirating!
Clearly, the idiots at the WSJ editorial board and John McCain either didn't read the Lord of the Rings, or didn't watch the movies, or don't believe in Good and Evil, or are just too stupid to comprehend the point (that must be it since they don't even seem to understand that Mordor is actually part of Middle Earth). The Hobbits win in the end. Sure, it's a long hard road and they are mocked along the way and given little help by the elites, but they win in the end. HotAir did a great job of pointing out that inconvenient fact.
What the WSJ said
But what none of these critics have is an alternative strategy for achieving anything nearly as fiscally or politically beneficial as Mr. Boehner's plan. 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.
John McCain reading the idiocy on the floor of the Senate
RedState has a very funny piece titled One Does Not Simply Mock Into Mordor