McCain Explains Tea Party Attack
John McCain attacks the Tea Party on the floor of the senate for being Hobbits who live in Middle Earth - a quote he was reading from the Wall Street Journal. Funny, he didn't talk like that when he was running for reelection last year.
The idea seems to be that if the House GOP refuses to raise the debt ceiling, a default crisis or gradual government shutdown will ensue and the public will turn en masse against Barack Obama.... Then Democrats would have no choice but to pass a balanced-budget amendment and reform entitlements, and the tea party hobbits could return to Middle-earth having defeated Mordor.
"This is the kind of crack political thinking that turned Sharron Angle and Christine O'Donnell into GOP Senate nominees," he said, referring to the failed tea-party-backed candidates from Nevada and Delaware.