This: the tea party is ‘mind power boy’ from the Twilight Zone (with bonus clip)

Do what I say or I'll destroy you with my mind!

Mediaite’s John Bershad hits the nail on the head.

A clip from his dead-on characterization of the tea party brats in Congress:

The Tea Party has become to Conservatives like the character Anthony in the “It’s a Good Life” episode of The Twilight Zone.

If you don’t recall, the episode, based on a short story by Jerome Bixby, tells of little Anthony Fremont, a six-year-old boy who has the ability to do terrible things with his mind. He can create amazing things but he can also kill at will, forcing the adults around him to constantly think and say nice things about him because, at any moment, he can destroy them, sending them off “to the cornfield.” It’s not that he’s evil per se. He just has this incredible power and doesn’t really know the implications of what he’s doing.

Watching on The Five as Greg Gutfeld and Andrea Tantaros rush to counter anything negative Bob Beckel might say about the Tea Party, one can’t help but think of the adults in that episode. I keep waiting for them to turn and start talking to the camera: “Don’t listen to him, Tea Party. It’s a good thing you did! A very good thing! We shouldn’t raise taxes for anybody at all no matter how broke the nation is! You’re such a clever party!”

Here’s a clip from the classic episode:

My version of the Bershad analogy, from last night’s “Ed Show” (with the great Thomas Roberts filling in) was of a parent in a supermarket whose kids are having a meltdown. In that situation, you can either correct the kid, and make him calm down, or you can load him up with all the candy and Doritos he can stomach. Here’s the segment:

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John Boehner needs to snatch the candy out of these kids hands before they vaporize him.
 

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3 Responses to This: the tea party is ‘mind power boy’ from the Twilight Zone (with bonus clip)

  1. Deena says:

    I woke this morning and thought about what the tea party was doing to this country and immediatly I thought of this episode of the Twilight Zone TOO… it just validates that they are terrorizing the Country…..and we are being subjected to their child like comprehension of the world and inability to act as adults. They see their version of society through sociopathic eyes and are conducting themselves in sociopathic behavior, which is:

    Manipulative and Conning
    They never recognize the rights of others and see their self-serving behaviors as permissible. They appear to be charming, yet are covertly hostile and domineering, seeing their victim as merely an instrument to be used. They may dominate and humiliate their victims.

    Also Grandiose Sense of Self
    Feels entitled to certain things as “their right.”

    Pathological Lying
    Has no problem lying coolly and easily and it is almost impossible for them to be truthful on a consistent basis. Can create, and get caught up in, a complex belief about their own powers and abilities. Extremely convincing and even able to pass lie detector tests.

    Lack of Remorse, Shame or Guilt
    A deep seated rage, which is split off and repressed, is at their core. Does not see others around them as people, but only as targets and opportunities. Instead of friends, they have victims and accomplices who end up as victims. The end always justifies the means and they let nothing stand in their way.

    Irresponsibility/Unreliability
    Not concerned about wrecking others’ lives and dreams. Oblivious or indifferent to the devastation they cause. Does not accept blame themselves, but blames others, even for acts they obviously committed.

    Sociopaths ..!!!!!!!!!

  2. Ronbo says:

    Seriously, we have to accept that it is Obama who empowers this band of outlaws. He just can’t quit them!

  3. hilda banks says:

    That was one of my favorite episodes. Billy Mumy was fantastic and it just goes to show you how people can be persuaded to be stupid.

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