Friday, September 17, 2010

Stupid: Colbert and Stewart Plan 'Rally to Restore Sanity'

This big event will occur the weekend before the Democrats get their asses kicked on November 2. We'll be the ones laughing at these clowns come election night.
Comedians Jon Stewart and Steven Colbert plan a pair of rallies in the National Mall shortly before Election Day.

Stewart said he was organizing a "Rally to Restore Sanity" in Washington on Oct. 30, billed as a "million moderate march" against ideological extremists in both parties.

Colbert, who plays a hyperbolic conservative personality on his show, announced a "March to Keep Fear Alive" in response to Stewart.

Both events ostensibly have the purpose of mocking some of the more strident rhetoric members of both parties have employed in political debates over the past decade.

Stewart's event, in particular, seems to be more of a direct response to the Fox News host Glenn Beck, who held a "Restoring Honor" rally on the mall in August. That event drew a hoard of conservative supporters (crowd estimates ranged around several hundred thousand participants), and focused on largely religious themes. Top GOP personalities like former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R) did participate.
A hoard of conservative supporters? Uh, it's horde, and it was several hundred thousand people, at least.

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