LITERARY ALLUSIONS by calling the Tea Partiers hobbits, they probably should make sure that they themselves are — you know — literate. I don’t expect them to actually, maybe, read the book, but — hey! — the damned movie’s only (what?) 12 hours long?
And maybe thing they’d learn that…
THE FREAKIN’ HOBBITS SAVED MIDDLE EARTH!
FRODO AND GOLLUM NINE-FINGEREDLY* BROUGHT DOWN SAURON
Well, actually, it was his own over-weening lust for control where he had no business asserting it, that invested all his power into one, single fetish, but let’s not be too picky.
And, while all the self-named elites of the West great, and wise and powerful though they may have been dithered and bickered in their great councils, two widdle hobbits (three, if you count Gollum)…
FREAKING WALKED INTO MORDOR!
When everybody said that’s exactly what you don’t do! (“You don’t understand how things work around here, boy.”)
Maybe the allusion is correct. But it fer damned sure the wrong people are drawing the wrong lesson from the allegory.
* More than single-handedly, but … not much more.