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If Tea Partiers are Hobbits, Then Who is John McCain?

John McCain gave a speech in which he patronizingly called the Tea Party "Hobbits".

...and the Tea Party Hobbits could return to Middle Earth having defeating Mordor.

For those who haven't read the Lord of the Rings, the Hobbits were among the heroes of the story.  A peace-loving people who found the inner strength to help fight and defeat the evil Sauron, The Dark Lord of Mordor, seeking to impose his will upon the entire world of Middle Earth.

Another character in the story is the perfect analog for John McCain.  Saruman the White - a wizard originally sent to Middle Earth to help defeat Sauron.  But, he was corrupted by his own hunger for power - eventually forming an alliance with Sauron.

Look at the evil we in the Tea Party are fighting - powerful forces that seek to enslave us,  our children and their children, for countless generations to come, under a crushing debt.  Nothing can justify an act that obligates innocent, unborn people who had nothing to do with incurring this debt to have to pay for our current out-of-control government.  And yet, McCain, who once fought for freedom, has now joined forces with those who would do just that, and is opposing those who have arisen to put a stop to this evil practice.

Saruman the White was ultimately defeated by the actions of two Hobbits - imprisoned in a Tower, and stripped of his power.  Let's keep that in mind next time McCain is up for election!

And, by the way John, Middle Earth was the name of the world the Hobbits lived in.  After defeating Saruman and Sauron (and Mordor), they returned to their home, The Shire.

--Peter Trippett, July 28, 2011

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