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If we're the Hobbits, they're the Orcs
The Average American Blog ^ | August 02, 2011 | Average American Blogger

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 don’t 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. It’s 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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TOPICS: Government; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: budget; government; hobbits

1 posted on 08/02/2011 1:30:26 PM PDT by thefoundersrock
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To: thefoundersrock

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.


2 posted on 08/02/2011 1:41:19 PM PDT by Jemian
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To: thefoundersrock
My original response to McLame’s name calling was that I'd rather be a free Hobbit standing on my own 2 feet fighting evil than an Orc serving the Dark Lord on my knees in Mordor(Washington DC).
3 posted on 08/02/2011 1:41:51 PM PDT by greeneyes (Moderation in defense of your country is NO virtue. Let Freedom Ring.)
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To: All

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4 posted on 08/02/2011 1:44:44 PM PDT by Maverick68
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To: thefoundersrock

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.


5 posted on 08/02/2011 1:48:17 PM PDT by Brookhaven (Herman Cain knows computers, math, missiles, banking, burgers, pizza, gospel music, & Coca-Cola)
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To: thefoundersrock

6 posted on 08/02/2011 1:51:59 PM PDT by Brookhaven (Herman Cain knows computers, math, missiles, banking, burgers, pizza, gospel music, & Coca-Cola)
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To: Brookhaven

LoL!


7 posted on 08/02/2011 1:53:44 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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To: thefoundersrock

8 posted on 08/02/2011 1:53:52 PM PDT by Brookhaven (Herman Cain knows computers, math, missiles, banking, burgers, pizza, gospel music, & Coca-Cola)
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To: thefoundersrock

9 posted on 08/02/2011 1:54:53 PM PDT by Brookhaven (Herman Cain knows computers, math, missiles, banking, burgers, pizza, gospel music, & Coca-Cola)
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To: Brookhaven

Now that is good stuff! I think they should make a T-Shirt!


10 posted on 08/02/2011 1:55:22 PM PDT by thefoundersrock
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To: thefoundersrock

Somebody called into the Dana show (on after Rush in my market) and said the same thing.

LOL... So true. And the Hobbits WON!


11 posted on 08/02/2011 1:56:47 PM PDT by AFreeBird
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To: thefoundersrock

Democrats + Orcs => Dorcs!


12 posted on 08/02/2011 2:03:37 PM PDT by sjmjax (Politicans are like bananas - they start out green, turn yellow, then rot.)
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To: thefoundersrock

Wow! They already did! :)


13 posted on 08/02/2011 2:05:02 PM PDT by thefoundersrock
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To: Brookhaven; All
It there a poster available? I would love to print it out!
14 posted on 08/02/2011 2:18:54 PM PDT by marktwain
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To: Brookhaven
Is that the Eye of Obama in the background?
15 posted on 08/02/2011 2:21:00 PM PDT by marktwain
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To: Jemian
the Ring is destroyed and the world is saved.

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.

16 posted on 08/02/2011 2:26:29 PM PDT by LibertarianLiz
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To: Brookhaven
Love the Obama eye in the upper right.
17 posted on 08/02/2011 2:29:47 PM PDT by normy (Don't take it personally, just take it seriously.)
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To: LibertarianLiz

I am so enjoying this.


18 posted on 08/02/2011 2:29:53 PM PDT by Jemian
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To: thefoundersrock

19 posted on 08/02/2011 2:32:32 PM PDT by douginthearmy
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To: Two Thirds Vote Aye

I think you may enjoy this analogy.


20 posted on 08/02/2011 2:32:32 PM PDT by Jemian
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To: thefoundersrock

If anyone knows the real world, it’s career congresscritters. Right?


21 posted on 08/02/2011 2:33:44 PM PDT by bgill
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To: thefoundersrock; Brookhaven; Interesting Times
The LOTR analogy you seek for McCain is the Ring Wraiths - the Nazgul. John McCain, Lindsey Graham, Chuck Shumer, Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, Newt Gingrich; John Boehner; Karl Rove; Mitch McConnell

"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."

Aragorn

22 posted on 08/02/2011 3:09:21 PM PDT by The Shrew (www.wintersoldier.com; www.tstrs.com; The Truth Shall Set You Free!)
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To: thefoundersrock

Saruman met with a few Uruk-hai to plot campaign strategy first thing this morning.


23 posted on 08/02/2011 3:46:18 PM PDT by Oratam
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To: LibertarianLiz

I love how this backfired on them!!


24 posted on 08/02/2011 4:31:19 PM PDT by Dianer0839 (King Aragorn says, Hobbits bow to NO-ONE)
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To: Jemian

From one terrorist to another....thanks for the ping!


25 posted on 08/02/2011 4:55:11 PM PDT by Two Thirds Vote Aye (I was saying 'I hope he fails' before Rush was.)
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To: The Shrew
The LOTR analogy you seek for McCain is the Ring Wraiths - the Nazgul. John McCain, Lindsey Graham, Chuck Shumer, Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, Newt Gingrich; John Boehner; Karl Rove; Mitch McConnell

You might enjoy this:

A Knife in the Dark, or, The Assault of the Nancgûl

Cheers!

26 posted on 08/02/2011 6:10:15 PM PDT by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: thefoundersrock

Do you think McCain meant to call us Smurfs?


27 posted on 08/02/2011 6:29:51 PM PDT by redhead (—I will vote for Sarah Palin, even if I have to write her in. —)
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To: Guenevere

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!


28 posted on 08/06/2011 2:40:30 AM PDT by Two Thirds Vote Aye (I was saying 'I hope he fails' before Rush was.)
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To: Two Thirds Vote Aye

I’m so sorry....no I didn’t.....we are out of town.
Glad it was successful.


29 posted on 08/06/2011 5:16:10 AM PDT by Guenevere (....)
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To: Two Thirds Vote Aye

..sadly missed it by a day, as we’re coming home this afternoon.


30 posted on 08/06/2011 5:18:34 AM PDT by Guenevere (....)
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To: Guenevere

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.


31 posted on 08/06/2011 6:40:56 AM PDT by Two Thirds Vote Aye (I was saying 'I hope he fails' before Rush was.)
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