John Mc Cain and the Wall Street Journal didn't investigate the " Hobbits " role in the trilogy, The Lord of the Rings.
As a fellow Hobbit ( Tea Party member ) it was Hobbits that were made aware of the One Ring ( The National Debt ) that controlled all the other Rings ( the U. S. Economy ).
The Hobbits didn't ask for the One Ring but it was lost by the Creator of the One Ring in the Land of Mordor ( the U. S. Congress ).
Seeing the damage that the One Ring was creating to Middle Earth ( The United States of America ) it was obvious that the One Ring must be destroyed.
In the Land of Mordor another wanted to control the One Ring, Sauron ( President Obama ) with help from the wizard Saruman ( Harry Reed ).
They, Sauron and Saruman, sent out the Ringwraiths and Orcs ( the Democratic Congress ) to retrieve the One Ring but the Hobbits were caring not to let them take it.
With the help from the Elfs,Dwarfs and Men ( the Republican Congress ) they were able to fight their way to the Land of Mordor where the Hobbits destroyed the Evil One Ring and restored Middle Earth to the rule of Men ( The American people ).
Thus Ends the Beginning