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McCain "Not Sorry" For Saying "Tea Party Hobbits" On Senate Floor
Real Clear Politics ^ | 8/9/11

Posted on 08/09/2011 11:15:46 AM PDT by markomalley

A member of The Greater Phoenix Tea Party politely Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) to apologize for calling Tea Party members in the House and Senate "hobbits." McCain, who was quoting the Wall Street Journal, made his comments on the Senate floor.

"I am sorry if it was misunderstood. I am not sorry for what I said," McCain said to a heated audience.

"I mean, why should I when it’s the facts," Senator McCain added.

(video at link)

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TOPICS: Extended News; Government; US: Arizona
KEYWORDS: hobbits; mccain; teaparty
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1 posted on 08/09/2011 11:15:48 AM PDT by markomalley
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To: markomalley

Its not an election year.


2 posted on 08/09/2011 11:18:09 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin)
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To: markomalley

“I mean, why apologize when I hate conservatives?”


3 posted on 08/09/2011 11:18:13 AM PDT by arderkrag (Georgia is God's Country. LOOKING FOR ROLEPLAYERS. Check Profile.)
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To: markomalley

It’s gonna be very interesting to see what Sarah Palin has to say about this. Especially after she did the loyal soldier thing and campaigned for McLame’s re-election.


4 posted on 08/09/2011 11:18:35 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: markomalley

And I’m not sorry for saying: McCain, F*** You...for everything.


5 posted on 08/09/2011 11:20:26 AM PDT by Scott from the Left Coast
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To: markomalley

Being called a Hobbit by McCain is sorta like being called an Infidel by a moslem.


6 posted on 08/09/2011 11:20:57 AM PDT by Gadsden1st
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To: markomalley

mccain is trash.


7 posted on 08/09/2011 11:22:58 AM PDT by coon2000 (Give me Liberty or give me death!)
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To: markomalley

mccain is trash.


8 posted on 08/09/2011 11:22:58 AM PDT by coon2000 (Give me Liberty or give me death!)
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To: markomalley

"HOBBITS! We HATES THEM! Don't we my precious."
9 posted on 08/09/2011 11:23:04 AM PDT by Kartographer (".. we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.")
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To: markomalley

Just another reason to avoid RINOs like the plague.

It’s way past time to recruit those who still honor the founder’s vision of the way this country should work.

If that makes me a Hobbit, then I’ll gladly shave my toes.


10 posted on 08/09/2011 11:23:21 AM PDT by Tigerized
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To: markomalley
"I mean, why should I when it’s the facts,"

Uhhh. OK. I'm not sure what to say to that.

11 posted on 08/09/2011 11:24:21 AM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: markomalley

He can be a mean little SOB, can’t he?

Is it so difficult to apologize?


12 posted on 08/09/2011 11:24:37 AM PDT by RexBeach (Mr. Obama can't count.)
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To: markomalley
Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) to apologize for calling Tea Party members in the House and Senate "hobbits.

If you are going to think like a libtard, then you might as well call them racists, extremists, fanatics, and xenophobes too, while you are at it.

13 posted on 08/09/2011 11:24:39 AM PDT by mjp ((pro-{God, reality, reason, egoism, individualism, natural rights, limited government, capitalism}))
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To: markomalley

I wasn’t insulted by his analogy. It is at least somewhat fitting considering that we, the movement of Average Joe, are going up against an immense, intrenched power structure intent on using our kids money to remove our liberty and enslave us, and has done so for decades with relative impunity. If anything, I think he was insulting Democrats, who are supposed to be “the party of the people,” inferring they are the keepers of Mordor and the slave masters.


14 posted on 08/09/2011 11:25:18 AM PDT by dajeeps
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To: coon2000

trash: Where my KittyROCA goes.

(Cat Litter box contents)

Say, where do we send packages for Senate members?


15 posted on 08/09/2011 11:27:12 AM PDT by right way right (Whats it gonna take?)
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To: markomalley

I don’t hate Mr. McCain, I still honor his service. However, he’s been in office far too long. It’s time for him to retire and do whatever it is old, wealthy men do.

I have no way of being sure, but it seems to me that when a person is immersed in the inside the beltway culture, they tend to develop a disdain for the voters, the rabble. Using that model, it appears John McCain is more comfortable with the beltway elite.

Time to go... bye bye now John McCain.


16 posted on 08/09/2011 11:27:32 AM PDT by brownsfan (I miss the America I grew up in.)
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To: Tigerized
Just another reason to avoid RINOs like the plague.

Also the so-called dem moderates like Ben Nelson of NE. My biggest wish is that those cornhuskers throw his SOB arse out next yr.

17 posted on 08/09/2011 11:27:55 AM PDT by Digger (T)
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To: markomalley

Any teaparty Republican in Arizona that voted to renominate him last year deserves what they get from him.

Any teaparty Republican that voted for J. D. Hayworth...well you did what you could.


18 posted on 08/09/2011 11:30:11 AM PDT by rushmom
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To: markomalley

“I mean, why should I when it’s the facts,” Senator McCain added.

Curious invocation of facts, that.

Unless McCain believes he is battling for the future of Middle Earth. So is he an elf, a dwarf, or a goblin? I say goblin.


19 posted on 08/09/2011 11:31:34 AM PDT by swain_forkbeard (Rationality may not be sufficient, but it is necessary.)
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To: markomalley

Thank you, Mr. McCain, for your service to our country. Now, STFU, retire and let the AZ governor appoint someone to serve out the remainder of your term. She could appoint Porky Pig and the people of Arizona would be better represented.


20 posted on 08/09/2011 11:32:37 AM PDT by old3030 (I lost some time once. It's always in the last place you look.)
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To: Buckeye McFrog
"It’s gonna be very interesting to see what Sarah Palin has to say about this."

For all the BS and phoney baloney antics that John McCain has heaped on us conservatives throughout his career, I condemn him totally.

However, when it comes to Sarah Palin and John McCain vis-a-vis each other, as far as I'm concerned, he/she get a 'lifetime' pass on each other. For without John McCain's selection of Sarah Palin in 2008, we would not have a Sarah Palin and her 'Hobbits' ready to save this country in 2012.

21 posted on 08/09/2011 11:33:06 AM PDT by The Bronze Titan
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To: Buckeye McFrog

Palin said nothing about it the first time, when McLame actually said it, and he even specifically mocked Sharon Angle and Kristine O’Donnell from the floor of the Senate.

Palin is just another cog in the machine of big politics; if she won’t distance herself from McLame, she probably shouldn’t run for President. Being loyal to a like-minded conservative is one thing, but being loyal to a RINO trashing your base in his official role as a senator is foolish and un-Presidential.


22 posted on 08/09/2011 11:33:06 AM PDT by Carling (At some point, those surrounding Obama have to realize that they are working for a psychopath)
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To: markomalley
McLAME: approaching senility.... jmho

He is definitely one taco short of a combination plate.

23 posted on 08/09/2011 11:33:31 AM PDT by Wings-n-Wind (The main things are the plain things!)
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To: markomalley

Recall McCain!!


24 posted on 08/09/2011 11:33:36 AM PDT by GBA
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To: markomalley

I formerly merely disliked McLame. Now I despise him.


25 posted on 08/09/2011 11:33:39 AM PDT by ozzymandus
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To: markomalley

The Hobbits won.


26 posted on 08/09/2011 11:34:23 AM PDT by listenhillary (Look your representatives in the eye and ask if they intend to pay off the debt. They will look away)
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To: cripplecreek

The Digbat speaks.


27 posted on 08/09/2011 11:35:28 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Eh ?)
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To: markomalley

Well, we are all sorry we had to give you our votes to try to keep Obama out.


28 posted on 08/09/2011 11:36:54 AM PDT by Yaelle
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To: markomalley; All

Mc Cain ought to consider the impact of his accusations. It was Hobbits that destroyed the Ring of Power and it may be Tea party “Hobbits” that destroy the Ring of “taxation and spending” power that progressives in both parties have used to control us since 1913!


29 posted on 08/09/2011 11:37:50 AM PDT by mdmathis6 (Christ came not to make mankind into God but to put God into men!)
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To: Yaelle

You can say that again. I had to vote for this asshole. What a joke.


30 posted on 08/09/2011 11:38:03 AM PDT by angcat (DEAR GOD PLEASE SAVE US!)
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To: markomalley

“For the time would soon come when hobbits would shape the fortunes of all. “
— Lord of the Rings


31 posted on 08/09/2011 11:43:09 AM PDT by 6SJ7 (atlasShruggedInd = TRUE)
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To: ozzymandus

I used to merely despise Ace until a couple of months ago when I read the transcript of his 2008 “concession” speech.


32 posted on 08/09/2011 11:45:12 AM PDT by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: markomalley

Sarah, please take up residence in AZ and run for Senate against this piece of sh@@.


33 posted on 08/09/2011 11:46:34 AM PDT by Logical me
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To: markomalley

McCain....room temp is waiting.

Don’t frustrate it...go now.

Please.


34 posted on 08/09/2011 11:47:52 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: cripplecreek

Does Arizona have “recall”?


35 posted on 08/09/2011 11:49:14 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: swain_forkbeard
Grima Wormtoungue:

36 posted on 08/09/2011 11:51:01 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: markomalley
"I mean, why should I when it’s the facts," Senator McCain added...."

RIGHT FROM THE Fortney Hillman "Pete" Stark, Jr. PLAY BOOK

http://breitbart.tv/rep-pete-stark-shows-open-contempt-for-citizens-asking-about-secure-borders/


37 posted on 08/09/2011 11:51:40 AM PDT by flat
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To: markomalley

Like Rush said today, “McCain is the face of the Republican Party”. What a jerk!


38 posted on 08/09/2011 12:09:20 PM PDT by cblue55 (It's either America, or Obama. It cannot be both!)
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To: markomalley

I’m not sorry for calling McCain a disgusting traitor.

I’m also not sorry for calling McCain an Obama butt boy.


39 posted on 08/09/2011 12:22:36 PM PDT by Gator113 (Palin 2012, period.....)
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To: markomalley

The Hobbits were the heroes of Free Peoples.

Pray for America


40 posted on 08/09/2011 12:22:36 PM PDT by bray (Hey Country Club, your turn to hold your nose!)
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To: markomalley

Only read a few comments but it looks like no one read the book. Hobbits were unlikely heroes who, beset with a monumental task they did not choose against an evil no one would face, pressed on against insurmountable odds and saved the world from an all consuming evil. What is so bad about that? Sounds like TEA party folks to me.


41 posted on 08/09/2011 12:45:18 PM PDT by bk1000 (A clear conscience is a sure sign of a poor memory)
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To: cripplecreek
McCain was quoting the Wall Street Journal who's editors took the time out of their busy day to mock the people who might have saved us from the S&P downgrade had they been taken more seriously.

McCain claiming his statement was factual is weird to the max. Perhaps he should be checked by a doctor, "how many fingers am I holding up?"

McCain and the rest of the RINOs have nothing but respect for Obama and speak of him with deference - new tone and all that. Their opinion of the average citizen who thinks our credit card might be maxed out is nothing but unbridled contempt and spitting viciousness.

Your job is to work your ass off, pay every thing you make and every thing you own (meaning every beat of your heart) to your wiser, smarter, elite, overlords and then STFU. You are no different than a plantation slave to them or some stupid member of the Matrix. Welcome to the Brave New World "Coppertop."

42 posted on 08/09/2011 12:58:38 PM PDT by freedom_forge (http://libertyphysics.wordpress.com/)
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To: dajeeps
"If anything, I think he was insulting Democrats, who are supposed to be “the party of the people,” inferring they are the keepers of Mordor and the slave masters."

LOL....with McCain and the rest of the RINO wing of the 'Pubbie party as Saruman and his gang. It fits. With Obama and the Democrats as Sauron and his Orcs.

43 posted on 08/09/2011 1:03:18 PM PDT by Wonder Warthog
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To: bk1000
Only read a few comments but it looks like no one read the book. Hobbits were unlikely heroes who, beset with a monumental task they did not choose against an evil no one would face, pressed on against insurmountable odds and saved the world from an all consuming evil. What is so bad about that? Sounds like TEA party folks to me.

You are correct except that the context was McCain quoting from a Wall Street Journal editorial the point of which was to portray TEA party people as living in some imaginary wonderland rather than the real world.

In the world of McCain and the WSJ a one percent "cut" after a 7% increase is practical politics but a balanced budget amendment or a real cut or spending freeze rather than a Washington fantasy cut is something that only Trekkies and imbeciles could support.

44 posted on 08/09/2011 1:06:13 PM PDT by freedom_forge (http://libertyphysics.wordpress.com/)
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To: markomalley

I consider it an honor to be called a “hobbit”.


45 posted on 08/09/2011 1:26:20 PM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: Kartographer

Best explanation of McPains actions short of treason, his precious power is being destroyed. Good one. I guess we can call him Gollum from now on.


46 posted on 08/09/2011 1:40:36 PM PDT by A Strict Constructionist (We're an Oligrachy...Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God. Thomas Jefferson)
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To: markomalley

John McCain, I am not sorry for not voting for you in the 2000 Republican primaries. I am not sorry for staying home in the 2008 elections. Your terrible. Please retire.


47 posted on 08/09/2011 1:57:37 PM PDT by castlegreyskull
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To: markomalley

Get over it. It sounds cute. I thought everyone loved hobbits.
McCain stands by what he says, doesn’t back down or equivocate; I like it.
He also saw nothing wrong with his statement a couple of months ago that illegals have been setting fires along the U.S.-Mexico border.
FReepers applauded.


48 posted on 08/09/2011 2:04:18 PM PDT by La Enchiladita (I said it, I meant it and I represent it.)
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To: The Bronze Titan

How soon they forget!! It was McCain who chose Sarah Palin as his VP pick.

Although, according to the book “Game Change,” it was Cindy McCain who wanted Sarah as VP.

It’s ironic that Palin daughter, Bristol, ended up trashing that same Cindy... the one responsible for introducing herself and her family to unending fame and considerable fortune.

It was Sarah, also, who trashed McCain operatives in her “tell all” book. And yet the McCains have never shed even the faintest dark light on the Palins.


49 posted on 08/09/2011 2:10:19 PM PDT by La Enchiladita (I said it, I meant it and I represent it.)
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To: mdmathis6
Which makes him (McCain) the two faced, power mad, back stabbing, crazy Steward of Gondor.

typecasting works for me.

50 posted on 08/09/2011 2:15:38 PM PDT by slowhandluke (It's hard to be cynical enough in this age.)
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