Thursday, July 28, 2011

As the Debt Ceiling Drama Continues

by: Les Carpenter
Rational Nation USA
Birthplace of Independent Conservatism
Liberty -vs- Tyranny

Interesting metaphors as Rand Paul weighs in.
POLITCO -The “Lord of the Rings” metaphors crept into the debt-limit fight on Thursday, as tea-party heroes fired back at Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) who mocked members of the conservative grassroots movement as “tea-party hobbits.”

“I’d rather be a hobbit than a troll,” freshman Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) said on a conference call when asked by POLITICO about McCain’s remarks. “I think in reading the books, the hobbits were the heroes. They overcame great obstacles, and I think I’d rather be a hobbit than a troll.” {Continue Reading}


  1. I think the Lord of the Rings analogies are appropriate. This is a battle over The Ring: absolute power. Good people like Rand Paul want to destroy it, and Harry and the Pelosicrats crave it a believe they can wield its power without becoming corrupt.

  2. Can anyone tell Rand Paul that there is not a government program called "So Security" ?

  3. As a person who really liked the "2000 McCain", it was actually kind of nice to that side of him again....Too bad that he had to walk it back a bit on "Hannity" that night.

  4. Everybody wants to rule the world. Senator McCain had a good chunk of power not long ago but lost it. He sees the tea party people controlling his party and he lashes out.

    McCain has a history of "walking back" Will. I never forgave him for not busting Bush in the mouth after the smears the Bush supporters leveled at him in 2000.

  5. There was a time long ago I admired John McCain. Those days are long gone...


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