In response to The Fastball Special:
I don't read comic books, but being a huge LOTR fan, I am partial to Victor Davis Hanson's analogy of today's Journolistas as J. R. R. Tolkien's Ring Wraiths, "petty
lords who wanted a few shiny golden Obama rings — only to end up as
shrunken slaves to the One."
In the same way that the operatives of the Nixon White House once
channeled the character of Richard Nixon, so too the Obama
administration reflects the manner in which Barack Obama has always
campaigned and viewed politics. His 2004 Senate run and two presidential
campaigns all shared the same modus operandi of unleashing surrogates
to tar opponents, bully critics, romance the mainstream media, and
caricature the shrinking number of journalistic kulaks — all while
deploring the politics of personal destruction.