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McCain Explains ‘Hobbit’ Dig (McCain unrepentant for attacks on conservatives)
Roll Call ^ | 2011-08-21 | Melanie Starkey

Posted on 08/21/2011 12:22:31 PM PDT by rabscuttle385

Sen. John McCain was put on the defensive Sunday for comparing some of his GOP colleagues to hobbits during the debt ceiling debate.

The Arizona Republican had taken to the Senate floor in July to admonish conservatives for “unrealistic” expectations and quoted a Wall Street Journal editorial that compared them to the characters from J.R.R. Tolkien’s “The Lord of the Rings.”

“What I was talking about, quoting from a Wall Street Journal editorial, was that there was a segment of the Republicans in the Senate — Republican Senators — that said we cannot raise the debt limit until we pass a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution,” McCain said when asked on CBS’ “Face the Nation” about his choice of words. “The Senate would not pass — would not get 67 votes. ... We could not have passed it. That was unrealistic, hobbits are unrealistic, it was unrealistic to say.”

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TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Arizona
KEYWORDS: 112th; bho44; debt; hobbitgate; hobbits; mcbama; mccain; mccain4obama; mccainantigop; mccaintruthfile; mcinsane; rino; traitor

1 posted on 08/21/2011 12:22:35 PM PDT by rabscuttle385
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To: rabscuttle385

Do you have the slightest grasp of politics Mr McCain (purely rhetorical question). You can’t see the advantage of forcing every democrat in the Senate to vote against the very popular balanced budget amendment?


2 posted on 08/21/2011 12:25:29 PM PDT by DManA
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To: rabscuttle385

McQueeg ,Then explain the “R” on your title?? Oh wait it is RINO Right?? “R”otten old dude,just declare yourself a Rat and be done with it!


3 posted on 08/21/2011 12:26:08 PM PDT by Cheetahcat (Carnival commie side show, started November 4 2008 ,A date that will live in Infamy.)
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To: rabscuttle385
Anyone notice since the era of BamBamKennedy's spending spree that lord McCain no longer complains about ‘ear-marks’?
4 posted on 08/21/2011 12:33:48 PM PDT by Just mythoughts (Luke 17:32 Remember Lot's wife.)
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To: rabscuttle385

Hobbits can be feisty.

5 posted on 08/21/2011 12:35:11 PM PDT by Dan Cooper
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To: rabscuttle385

There is something about DC nuance that I just do not understand


6 posted on 08/21/2011 12:39:31 PM PDT by Steven Tyler
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To: rabscuttle385
hobbits are unrealistic

What in the name of Mordor does he mean by that? Has he ever read LOTR? Does he understand it?

Oh wait...what am I asking....sigh.

7 posted on 08/21/2011 12:47:39 PM PDT by prisoner6 (Right Wing Nuts bolt The Constitution together as the loose screws of the Left fall out!)
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To: rabscuttle385

If he was trying to be insulting, he failed. In many ways, the hobbits in the books tower over McStain....


8 posted on 08/21/2011 12:48:18 PM PDT by GenXteacher (He that hath no stomach for this fight, let him depart!)
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To: rabscuttle385

John McCain, about to turn 75 and in what is very likely his final term as Arizona Senator, is becoming more and more irrelevant with every passing day. Who cares what this RINO thinks about the TEA party - or anything else? He may still be a big deal in Washington and get on some TV news shows but to most Americans, he is about as relevant as William E. Miller was in 1967. Meaning, not at all.


9 posted on 08/21/2011 12:49:29 PM PDT by Jim Scott ( "Game On!" - Sarah Palin)
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To: Jim Scott

If it wan’t for the left media and RINOS, who would pay ANY attention to him?


10 posted on 08/21/2011 12:51:49 PM PDT by prisoner6 (Right Wing Nuts bolt The Constitution together as the loose screws of the Left fall out!)
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To: rabscuttle385

The RINOIdiot who ran for POTUS only to be upended by an Anointed-Idiot.... =.=


11 posted on 08/21/2011 12:55:10 PM PDT by cranked
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To: rabscuttle385

I wonder why the press is putting this negative spotlight on McLame? If they were happy with McLame, they would just let the issue die.


12 posted on 08/21/2011 12:55:34 PM PDT by Lauren BaRecall (Boehner, you THUG B@st@rd!)
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To: rabscuttle385

McCain scurried to the right during his re-election campaign last year and suckered a bunch of fools in Arizona. He’s simply being McCain, as I knew he would be once he got re-elected.


13 posted on 08/21/2011 12:59:47 PM PDT by Scotsman will be Free (11C - Indirect fire, infantry - High angle hell - We will bring you, FIRE)
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To: rabscuttle385

Since I’ve been referring to the Volvo-driving, denim-wearing, ‘from away’ fans of “Prairie Home Companion” who clog southern Maine as ‘The Hobbit Infestation’ roughly forever, I wonder if I don’t have prior art on McCain.


14 posted on 08/21/2011 12:59:47 PM PDT by Grut
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To: Jim Scott
ohn McCain, about to turn 75 and in what is very likely his final term as Arizona Senator,

What do you think of the possibility that Sarah Palin moved to Arizona in order to "inherit" John McCain's seat should her bid to ascend to the presidency fail?

I gots me a steenkin' hunch.

15 posted on 08/21/2011 1:02:53 PM PDT by Carry_Okie (GunWalker: Arming "a civilian national security force that's just as powerful, just as well funded")
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To: rabscuttle385

what the hell is a hobbit?


16 posted on 08/21/2011 1:06:30 PM PDT by dalereed (uity wise!)
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To: Jim Scott
John McCain, about to turn 75 and in what is very likely his final term as Arizona Senator...

Has he actually said this? Because I would have imagined that McStain would hang on to his seat until he keels over and goes to that big earmark in the sky.

17 posted on 08/21/2011 1:06:48 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (Obama is the least qualified guy in whatever room he walks into.)
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To: DManA

McCain is a POS coward, unfit to be called a Marine.

It is easier for him to attack the TParty than to defend them against the Biden blood smear of calling us terrorists.

He is a pathetic sorry excuse of a RINO.


18 posted on 08/21/2011 1:07:28 PM PDT by JudgemAll (Democrats Fed. job-security Whorocracy & hate:hypocrites must be gay like us or be tested/crucified)
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To: rabscuttle385

But but but but what does his fat little daughter think?


19 posted on 08/21/2011 1:09:04 PM PDT by Baladas ((ABBHO))
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To: Carry_Okie
What do you think of the possibility that Sarah Palin moved to Arizona in order to "inherit" John McCain's seat should her bid to ascend to the presidency fail?


20 posted on 08/21/2011 1:09:30 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (Obama is the least qualified guy in whatever room he walks into.)
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To: rabscuttle385

F U McCain!! Goaway!


21 posted on 08/21/2011 1:20:04 PM PDT by CardeadInKy ("The problem with Liberalism is that eventually you run out of other people's money" -Marg Thatcher)
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To: Cheetahcat
Cheetahcat wrote:
McQueeg ,Then explain the “R” on your title?? Oh wait it is RINO Right?? “R”otten old dude,just declare yourself a Rat and be done with it!
It stands for "Ruling class." You didn't know that? For McCain, it might also be for pRogressive.

None of the Republican establishment gets it. McConnel, Kyle, McCain, Hatch, Snowe, they all need to go.

22 posted on 08/21/2011 1:23:25 PM PDT by cc2k ( If having an "R" makes you conservative, does walking into a barn make you a horse's (_*_)?)
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To: COBOL2Java; rabscuttle385
What do you think of the possibility that Sarah Palin moved to Arizona in order to "inherit" John McCain's seat should her bid to ascend to the presidency fail?

Were I even more cynical I might have said,

What do you think of the possibility that Sarah Palin moved to Arizona in order to "inherit" John McCain's seat as a reward for failing to ascend to the presidency?

Of course, I couldn't possibly have good reason to be that cynical about the National Republican Leadership, could I?

23 posted on 08/21/2011 1:23:47 PM PDT by Carry_Okie (GunWalker: Arming "a civilian national security force that's just as powerful, just as well funded")
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To: Jim Scott

I think the fear is what he may do while he still is in the Senate.

Given his recent statements, I am afraid, too.


24 posted on 08/21/2011 1:29:16 PM PDT by FatherFig1o155 (Still fighting the fight: njconservative.wordpress.com/)
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To: rabscuttle385

McCain is as responsible as anyone else for Obama’s victory in 2008. If he had a pair, if he had been willing to go after Zero for the usurper and liar and socialist and anti-Christian/anti-Jew that he is, if he had RUN for the Presidency instead of WALKING, we wouldn’t be having this discussion today.

His “hobbit” attack only serves to underscore his RHINO roots and certify that he was the wrong nominee then and the wrong spokesperson now to reflect on Republican values.

The sooner he exits stage left the better.


25 posted on 08/21/2011 1:34:36 PM PDT by O6ret (for)
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To: cranked

That will be his epitaph - so incompetent that he couldn’t beat the worst guy to run for President.


26 posted on 08/21/2011 1:35:24 PM PDT by NTHockey (Rules of engagement #1: Take no prisoners)
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To: cc2k
It stands for "Ruling class." You didn't know that? For McCain, it might also be for pRogressive.

None of the Republican establishment gets it. McConnel, Kyle, McCain, Hatch, Snowe, they all need to go.

I stand Corrected,LOL Thanks!

27 posted on 08/21/2011 1:36:16 PM PDT by Cheetahcat (Carnival commie side show, started November 4 2008 ,A date that will live in Infamy.)
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To: rabscuttle385

John McWormtongue once again declares his fealty to Sauron, of Mordor on the Potomac.


28 posted on 08/21/2011 1:49:16 PM PDT by Fresh Wind ('People have got to know whether or not their President is a crook.' Richard M. Nixon)
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To: rabscuttle385

OMG. Keep digging jughead.
McLame are you REALLY this Stupid?

READ THE DAMN BOOK JUAN.


29 posted on 08/21/2011 1:53:44 PM PDT by Marty62 (Marty60)
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To: rabscuttle385

He is senile and needs to retire.


30 posted on 08/21/2011 1:54:48 PM PDT by SusaninOhio
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To: Jim Scott
...is about as relevant as William E. Miller was in 1967...

Had to look him up, since I remember seeing "Miller" on currency.

Wrong [G. William] Miller, by about a decade.

William E. also had a daughter. Named her Stephanie.

That Stephanie.

31 posted on 08/21/2011 1:55:11 PM PDT by Calvin Locke
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To: Steven Tyler
It's called pretentiousness. McCain has no idea what a hobbit is, he just sucked it up from a WSJ op-ed which was equally obtuse. In the end, McCain is a fraud. He always has been. Only the meretricious media whores like to exploit his stupidity for their own purposes.
32 posted on 08/21/2011 1:59:36 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: prisoner6

Tea Party should embrace the comparison to Hobbits.
Hobbits are seemingly insignificant race in Middle Earth, who, by their actions saved their world, despite the assessment that their task was impossible and dangerous.

The Tea Party is the rising up of those who are considered insignificant by the Washington Elite, including Sen. McCain.


33 posted on 08/21/2011 2:01:57 PM PDT by mason-dixon (As Mason said to Dixon, you have to draw the line somewhere.)
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To: Calvin Locke

What Stephanie?


34 posted on 08/21/2011 2:24:13 PM PDT by dangus
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To: rabscuttle385

I am not insulted at all at being referred to as a Hobbit, even though McLame intended it as a derogatory reference.

Hobbits, as described in LOTR, are stout-hearted, faithful, industrious, cheerful people who enjoy good food and beer.

What’s not to like about that?

Hobbits are also courageous, intelligent, resourceful and capable of overcoming tremendous odds. The grand victory of good over evil portrayed in the Lord of the Rings was only possible due to the perseverance and steadfast loyalty of the Hobbits.

Again, what’s not to like?

I think we should adopt “Tea Party Hobbits” as a label of pride and that Juan for it.

He, on the other hand, is less than dust.


35 posted on 08/21/2011 2:26:10 PM PDT by Ronin (Obamanation has replaced Bizarroworld as the most twisted place in the universe.)
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To: dangus
What Stephanie?

Stephanie Miller. The liberal talk show hostess.

I believe I've only seen her as a guest talking head now and then.

Never came across her radio show to my knowledge.

36 posted on 08/21/2011 2:27:51 PM PDT by Calvin Locke
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37 posted on 08/21/2011 2:39:59 PM PDT by Bean Counter ("For every man there exists a bait he cannot resist swallowing.".....Nietzsche)
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To: rabscuttle385

Glad he lost the election. Now I can go back wishing he would vanish from the government.
The only good thing he ever did for us was introduce us to Sarah Palin


38 posted on 08/21/2011 2:54:22 PM PDT by Yorlik803 (better to die on your feet than live on your knees.)
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To: mason-dixon

YES! 33rd Anniversary so I can’t comment more, but yes!


39 posted on 08/21/2011 3:30:53 PM PDT by prisoner6 (Right Wing Nuts bolt The Constitution together as the loose screws of the Left fall out!)
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To: rabscuttle385

John McCain: Cave Troll of the Senate.


40 posted on 08/21/2011 4:11:30 PM PDT by BradyLS (DO NOT FEED THE BEARS!)
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To: rabscuttle385

Yep - McCain was the “conservative” candidate in 2008.

And we’re going to push Perry or Romney in 2012?

Why would these people listen to us? They call us names to our faces and we still support them.


41 posted on 08/21/2011 5:26:58 PM PDT by Tzimisce (Never forget that the American Revolution began when the British tried to disarm the colonists.)
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To: rabscuttle385

All bark and no bite.  

All Mrs. McCain's toothless lapdog had to do for the win in 2008 was attack with a single phrase:

"Penny Pritzker is Mr. Obama's national finance chairwoman.  Her Chicago family owned bank pioneered subprime loans and failed because of them in 2001..."

But McPoodle did have the cajones, did he.

 


42 posted on 08/21/2011 5:40:57 PM PDT by LomanBill (Animals! The DemocRats blew up the windmill with an Acorn!)
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To: rabscuttle385

As always... FUJM


43 posted on 08/21/2011 5:56:39 PM PDT by hattend (The SEALs got Osama. The only thing Obama killed was our childrens future - NoLibZone)
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To: rabscuttle385

Mc Gollum.


44 posted on 08/21/2011 6:00:02 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network ("Cut the Crap and Balance!" -- Governor Sarah Palin , Friday August 12 2011, Iowa State Fair)
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To: rabscuttle385

Never forget: at the King’s coronation*, the King himself knelt before the Hobbits.

*movie version


45 posted on 08/21/2011 6:12:02 PM PDT by ExGeeEye (Freedom is saying "No!" to the Feds, and getting away with it. "Speak 'NO' to Power!")
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To: rabscuttle385

Never forget: at the King’s coronation*, the King himself knelt before the Hobbits.

*movie version


46 posted on 08/21/2011 6:18:33 PM PDT by ExGeeEye (Freedom is saying "No!" to the Feds, and getting away with it. "Speak 'NO' to Power!")
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To: ExGeeEye

oops


47 posted on 08/21/2011 6:23:23 PM PDT by ExGeeEye (Freedom is saying "No!" to the Feds, and getting away with it. "Speak 'NO' to Power!")
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