Former Republican Nevada Senate candidate Sharron Angle blasted Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) for criticizing the Tea Party movement, mocking him as the “Lord of the TARP” for his support of the financial bailout.
Angle was reacting to McCain’s own sharp comments from the Senate floor. On Wednesday, McCain called senators pushing for a balanced-budget amendment as part of a deal to raise the debt ceiling “foolish” and “bizarro.”
He also slammed Angle by reading a Wall Street Journal editorial describing Tea Partiers as “hobbits.” The editorial said that refusing to back House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) was “the kind of crack political thinking that turned Sharron Angle and Christine O’Donnell into GOP Senate nominees.”
Angle’s retort: “Ironically, this man campaigned for Tea Party support in his last reelection, but now throws Christine O’Donnell and I into the harbor with Sarah Palin. As in the fable, it is the hobbits who are the heroes and save the land. This Lord of the TARP actually ought to read to the end of the story and join forces with the Tea Party, not criticize it.”