Skip to comments.Twilight Zone Week (Limbaugh nails it)
Posted on 09/06/2012 3:03:02 PM PDT by jazusamo
The Democratic National Convention is an elaborate effort to sanitize a failed record that cannot be rehabilitated, even by the glib sophistry of former President Bill Clinton.
President Obama has often lamented that it is not that his performance has been inferior but that he has failed to fully explain the wonders of it all in terms we bitter clingers can grasp.
It's not that his policies are misguided or that they've yielded objectively horrendous results; it's that he just hasn't figured out a way to condescend far enough to our level to make us understand. The convention gives his team one last chance to put his theory to the test and change our misperceptions.
Charlotte, N.C., is a desperate Hail Mary to turn Obama's ears into a silk purse. Unfortunately for Democrats, it involves a series of contradictions.
On the one hand, it is an orchestrated charade to depict his disastrous record as a striking success, and on the other, it's a simultaneous admission that it is a failure a failure caused solely by dastardly Republicans. By day, it is an embarrassing freak show, with speaker after speaker exhibiting contempt for traditional American values, and by night, it is toastmasters cunningly presenting the Democratic Party as the guardian of those values they've spent the entire day trashing.
The daytime and early evening speakers are angry, loud caricatures eerily redolent of Edvard Munch's painting "The Scream," hand-picked to feed the frenzy of the malcontented base. The prime-time roster features more polished figures Julian Castro, Michelle Obama and Bill Clinton carefully selected to present a reasonable and winsome face to the American public. But as the Democrats don't have a deep enough bench to fill all the prime-time slots, they are forced to or happily choose...
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Et tu, Burgess
Right actor, but wrong episode.
To me, the very best episode of The Twilight Zone stars the same actor, Burgess Meredith, and it is called The Obselete Man.
When I watch that episode, it makes me wonder if Mr. Serling could see the future.
I’d like to see that one (again...don’t remember it) but this was my favorite. Burgess Merideth is a lowly bank teller in danger of losing his job because he is caught reading when he should be working. He escapes into the vault at lunch to read when the nuclear attack occurs leaving him as an unlikely survivor. He finds a hardware store and retrieves a gun and is ready to end it all when he sees the ruins of the library and realizes he is in nirvana...until he reaches over to pick up one more book when his glasses fall off and shatter...and now he cant even find the gun again. It was a fabulous episode.
Burgess Meredith was in many Twilight Zone episodes. He was truly a great actor.
A most appropriate slogan for Zer0. :-)
Excellent! Thanks, Nateman.
Ah, yes...I remember it now.
The Twilight Zone is truly some of the very best television ever produced. Mr. Serling was a genius, and I’m going to go out on a limb and say that based on some of his stories, he was a conservative.
Is that the episode where he drops his glasses and steps on them?
Yup...I don’t recall if he stepped on them, might have. But his dreams were shattered as well.
Wonder if he could get those britches hitched up any higher?
At the very least, a visionary...
The Obsolete Man caught my attention a few weeks back, and it didn’t help because the man’s first name was “Romney.”
You know, I’ve seen that about 10 times or so now, and I didn’t know that at all.
I just remember the chancellor always saying “Mr. Wordsworth”.
Now it seems even more prophetic...I am really quite astonished, thank you for pointing this out to me!