Skip to comments.If we're the Hobbits, they're the Orcs
Posted on 08/02/2011 1:30:22 PM PDT by thefoundersrock
The Wall Street Journal published a piece recently, which referred to the Tea Party as Hobbits. John McCain picked up on it, quoting it on the Senate floor, both virtually tut-tutting about these dear little souls, that just dont understand how the real world works. Pat them on the head and send them to bed. At the risk of looking a little nerdy, let me say that I loved the story as a child, and have been known to engage in a 12 hour marathon of LOTR movies with my kids. It holds enduring appeal because it contains what so many modern tales lack. It is an epic battle of good against evil. Its amusing to me that WSJ (which I love, by the way, despite this error of their ways) and Senator McCain completely missed the gist of the story that the simplicity and goodness of the Hobbits was the only character that could withstand the power of the ring...
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If we are hobbits then Caligula is Saruman (George Soros being worse) and Biden is Golum. John McCain is Wormtongue. Fortunately, in the end, the Ring is destroyed and the world is saved.
Ironicly, hobbits may be the perfect analogy for tea partiers.
Small, insignificant, beings that nobody took seriously (kind of reminds you of how the political elite look down upon middle America), they were also wished harm upon noone, were friendly to everyone, true and honest, and were the only beings that could resist the the ring and remain uncorrupted by its power.
Now that is good stuff! I think they should make a T-Shirt!
Somebody called into the Dana show (on after Rush in my market) and said the same thing.
LOL... So true. And the Hobbits WON!
Democrats + Orcs => Dorcs!
Wow! They already did! :)
By the Hobbits! I know that they were trying to make it seem that the Tea Partiers (and those of us who agree with the movement) are somehow too "small" to be able to handle the complexity of these issues. But it was the purity of heart of these Hobbits, and their perseverence which saved the rest of their world from the destructive evil of Sauron.
I'll stand with the Hobbits any day.
I am so enjoying this.
I think you may enjoy this analogy.
If anyone knows the real world, it’s career congresscritters. Right?
"They were once Men. Great kings of Men. Then Sauron the Deceiver gave to them Nine Rings of Power. Blinded by their greed, they took them without question. One by one, falling into darkness. They are the Nazgûl. Ringwraiths, neither living nor dead."
Saruman met with a few Uruk-hai to plot campaign strategy first thing this morning.
I love how this backfired on them!!
From one terrorist to another....thanks for the ping!
You might enjoy this:
Do you think McCain meant to call us Smurfs?
Good morning, Guennie. Did you happen to see/hear the Atlas V launch of JUNO yesterday? I was sweating in the crowd with hundreds of other sweating people. But in the end, it was well worth it!
I’m so sorry....no I didn’t.....we are out of town.
Glad it was successful.
..sadly missed it by a day, as we’re coming home this afternoon.
Well, at least you missed the humidity. I was dripping in sweat for about 2 hours. They delayed it 52 minutes in 5 minute intervals due to mechanical issues, but finally got it off. You could go to the Saturn V building, but it was too cold for me to go in there as drenched as I was.
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