Skip to comments.McCain "Not Sorry" For Saying "Tea Party Hobbits" On Senate Floor
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 its the facts," Senator McCain added.
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Its not an election year.
“I mean, why apologize when I hate conservatives?”
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.
And I’m not sorry for saying: McCain, F*** You...for everything.
Being called a Hobbit by McCain is sorta like being called an Infidel by a moslem.
mccain is trash.
mccain is trash.
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.
Uhhh. OK. I'm not sure what to say to that.
He can be a mean little SOB, can’t he?
Is it so difficult to apologize?
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.
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.
trash: Where my KittyROCA goes.
(Cat Litter box contents)
Say, where do we send packages for Senate members?
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.
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.
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.
“I mean, why should I when its 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.
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.
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.
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.
He is definitely one taco short of a combination plate.
I formerly merely disliked McLame. Now I despise him.
The Hobbits won.
The Digbat speaks.
Well, we are all sorry we had to give you our votes to try to keep Obama out.
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!
You can say that again. I had to vote for this asshole. What a joke.
“For the time would soon come when hobbits would shape the fortunes of all. “
— Lord of the Rings
I used to merely despise Ace until a couple of months ago when I read the transcript of his 2008 “concession” speech.
Sarah, please take up residence in AZ and run for Senate against this piece of sh@@.
McCain....room temp is waiting.
Don’t frustrate it...go now.
Does Arizona have “recall”?
Like Rush said today, “McCain is the face of the Republican Party”. What a jerk!
I’m not sorry for calling McCain a disgusting traitor.
I’m also not sorry for calling McCain an Obama butt boy.
The Hobbits were the heroes of Free Peoples.
Pray for America
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.
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."
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.
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.
I consider it an honor to be called a “hobbit”.
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.
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.
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.
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.
typecasting works for me.