Denying that they are, in fact, Hobbits, the Tea Party none-the-less announced today that it had been infiltrated by extremely liberal Orcs!
"The evidence is all around us!" exclaimed Bilbo Baggins, head spokesperson for the Tea Party as he surveyed an Occupy Wall Street campsite outside Washington, which is reputed to be the home of the Orc infiltration.
"Although not entirely dim-witted and occasionally crafty, they are miserable beings, hating everyone including themselves and their masters, whom they serve out of fear." he sighed, while scratching his extremely hairy foot.
The fetid stench of the 140 day old encampment Below him rose to make our eyes water and our breathing difficult. Emboldened by lax law enforcement when the Occupy Movement started, the Orcs have increased their influence to the point where they can safely travel in daylight and make little effort to conceal their identities.
"It's pathetic really. Here you have these really fastidious Tea party folk and in the middle of the crowd there's this slovenly Orc that stands out like a sore thumb. You can't tell me we haven't been infiltrated."
The Occupy movement denies it's the source of the Orc infiltration. Outside observers however claim to have evidence to the contrary which they can produce given thirty days notice.