Do you think John McCain actually wonders why he lost in 2008 or does he still really not get it?

McCain has taken to the Senate floor to accuse Conservatives of “deceiving” Americans in their insistence upon pushing to attach a balanced budget amendment to any increase in the debt ceiling. This, according to McCain, is deceptive because there is simply no way such a bill could survive in Congress. Nancy Pelosi’s over there telling seniors that the Boehner plan might kill them and it’s the GOP freshmen who are being deceptive?

Here’s McCain reading, and agreeing with, a Wall Street Journal editorial that references “Tea Party Hobbits”:

McCain also led a RINO charge against Tea Party freshmen in Congress for insisting on a BBA, saying they just don’t know how things work because they’ve “only been here a few months.” The problem isn’t freshmen Tea Party members of Congress — the problem has been caused by people who have been in Congress for 25-plus years. John McCain should go look in the mirror if he wants to see one of the reasons this debate is necessary today.

What’s baffling is that McCain supports the Boehner bill, which Harry Reid has said is dead in the Senate. Reid has 53 “no” votes lined up. How come Tea Party freshman are dumb for not supporting the Boehner bill that won’t pass and yet McCain is insightful and experienced for supporting the same bill… that won’t pass? Notice at no point does McCain talk about what he believes is right for the country, only what he thinks they can manage to ram through the process. This is also part of the reason we’re in a hole. All politics, little principle.

Meanwhile, Sarah Palin — one of the “hobbits” who McCain somehow still thought worthy of sharing the ticket with him — has a reminder for Tea Party freshmen: For Such a Time as This

The GOP “hobbits” who are holding out are reportedly being taken to the woodshed because the House Repubs don’t yet have enough votes.

Update: Heh: John McCain as Gollum.

(h/t The Blaze)


15 Responses to “John McCain References Tea Party ‘Hobbits’”

  1. SignPainterGuy on July 28th, 2011 8:02 pm

    McShamnesty and his fellow long-term rinos are precisely the reason we are discussing a BBA. The problem is and has been for a long time, OVER-SPENDING ! A BBA is sorely needed as well as cutting tax rates across the board and eliminating the EPA and outlawing PSUs and ………….

    Normal families can overspend for only a short time; why does gov. think it musn`t come to an end for them ?

  2. Marshall_Will on July 28th, 2011 8:19 pm


    Like I say, as frustrating and insulting as this all has been, it's HARDLY what Progs had in mind. By now they figured we'd be at a point where the choices would distill down to: "Which European Nation's Capitol would we 'most' like to resemble?

    How will we keep our public employee unions STRONG ( but not 'completely' deplete the private sector host this all feeds on? ) Which mass transportation boondoggle would we like to have a ribbon cutting ceremony at 'first'?

    Old Glory is overdue for a complete makeover don't you think..? Which Socialist Euro-flag could we incorporate into our own to signal the Soft Coup ( Phase I ) is now complete? And how can we make sure males of all faiths are circumcised at birth, on the taxpayer dime of course!

    So many plans they had. ALL unravelled. Now they're RIGHT back "fighting over "nickels and dimes" when they had so many grand plans.

  3. Granny55 on July 28th, 2011 9:30 pm

    I put this Stoooooopid ass in the same category as Pelosi – they both just need to go away. By the way – got a request for donations to the RNC today via email. Boy did they get a profanity laced – HELL NO – from me. And I removed my email address from their begging list. Their request was over the top – laced with "grass roots" supporters like me – yeah right. The only grass roots support I am backing is the tea party and at this point – especially with the disgraceful way Boehner and company has handled the debt debacle – I think, No I know, a third party needs to kick the Republicans to the way side and we need to move forward without the RiNOs.

  4. OK_Loyalist on July 28th, 2011 10:09 pm

    This vindicates me donating to JD Hayworth, even though I knew it was a long shot. This asshole needs to go ASAP.

  5. SignPainterGuy on July 28th, 2011 11:08 pm

    Yep, I think the proggies actually jumped the shark.

    They saw the Messiah`s pResidency as the perfect opportunity to inact every desired policy possible – overload the truck hoping the springs don`t break……I think the "weight watchers" (the Tea Party and other right thinkers) caught them just soon enough !

    I so hope we can get true conservative majorities in both houses, the Presidency, and then maybe even another conservative supreme court justice (or two), reverse Oblunders cram-downs, scream from the rooftops just what the left has wrought and how the right will remain "right" so the country will not elect another lib for at least 3 or more generations !

    I dream big when I allow myself to dream !

  6. Ike on July 28th, 2011 11:50 pm

    Now you can understand why the NY Times lauded McCain as the best of the GOP contenders for the Republican nomination back in 2008: he's a country-club, business-as-usual, card-carrying member of the old timey Republican Establishment. That's why he lost the election and that's why he – and other Repubs like him in and out of office – don't have a clue about what conservatism or the Tea Party are all about.

  7. Hyperfobea on July 29th, 2011 8:46 am

    McCain is a almost a perfect representation of what is wrong with the GOP. These rinosaurs need to be eradicated poste haste! The House is almost clean. The Senate is up next.

  8. Susan on July 29th, 2011 12:31 pm

    Maybe he should go back and read the Scouring of the Shire chapter in Lord of the Rings: Return of the King. If I remember correctly, the Shire was turned into a totalitarian state under Sharkey and his thugs. The hobbits are rallied by the four returning adventurers and succeed in overthrowing Sharkey and his thugs returning the Shire to a place where the mayors only duties were to preside over festivals and the only officials needed were postmasters and a handfull of bounders and self reliance was restored. In that sense, maybe being called a hobbit might just be a small compliment :)

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  10. Mark on August 2nd, 2011 10:41 am

    John McCain totally wrong, and apparently still does not understand what is going on in the Senate.

  11. Guest on August 3rd, 2011 11:32 am

    wow. All of you idiots would have accepted a de facto tax because of your poorly thought out ideology. The Tea Party patriots don't have an ounce of economic sense between them. The BBA threat, in exchange for the debt ceiling, is like you all buying expnsive cars, flat screen TV, and house, and then deciding that you've overspent so you won't pay the bill.

    Which is plain stupid, but then if I had to tell you that…

  12. Agoraphobic Plumber on August 3rd, 2011 3:28 pm

    Well, if we're going to go back to the books instead of the incomplete (but still very good) movies, then I'd like to nominate Tom Bombadil for president.

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