Appearing on CNN’s Starting Point, Florida Republican Congressman Allen West compared the tea party movement to the The Blob, the “giant amoeba-like alien that terrorizes small communities” in the 1950s science-fiction classic. “When you look at the tea party, it’s much like Steve McQueen’s movie, ‘The Blob’!” West exclaimed. “They’re kind of different from each state to each state. There really is no centralized organization or structure to it, so each organization in its respective state or even North Florida down to South Florida can differ.”
O’Brien had asked West what was going on with the tea party, the movement that helped to elect the Florida representative. “Is the tea party all over the map and within the tea party there’s no coalescing around a candidate?” West explained that the tea party was different in different parts of the country. “The candidates have to appeal to all of those different facets,” West observed.
Based on West’s comparison, it seems inevitable that the tea party movement will continue to ooze from town to town enveloping helpless citizens until –spoiler alert– some brave soul cripples it with fire extinguishers and drops it off in the Arctic.
Watch the segment below via CNN:
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