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Stewart and Colbert rally draws thousands
Reuters ^ | 10-30-10

Posted on 10/30/2010 12:05:56 PM PDT by Justaham

Television comedians Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert drew tens of thousands of people to the National Mall on Saturday, promising to skewer partisan politics three days before contentious U.S. elections.

The Comedy Central hosts' "Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear" started off as part slapstick comedy show and part outdoor festival concert.

Stewart opened the festivities by declaring that "10 million" people showed up, representing all ethnic groups in America.

"It is a perfect demographic sampling of the American people," said Stewart, who hosted U.S. President Barack Obama on his show on Wednesday.

"As you know, if you have too many white people at your rally, then your cause is racist, but if you have too many people of color at your rally, then you must be asking for something: special rights -- like eating in restaurants or piggy back rides -- something that we as a society are not ready to give," he added.

The rally, widely viewed as a response to "August's "Restoring Honor" rally organized by conservative talk show host Glenn Beck, blurred the lines between satire and political activism.

(Excerpt) Read more at reuters.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Front Page News
KEYWORDS: charlatans; fakers; jonstewart; phonies; rally; stephencolbert
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1 posted on 10/30/2010 12:05:58 PM PDT by Justaham
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2 posted on 10/30/2010 12:07:08 PM PDT by Mortrey (Impeach President Soros)
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3 posted on 10/30/2010 12:08:43 PM PDT by Blogger
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To: Justaham

Tens of thousands...about par for a large county fair, I’d say...complete with the “freak show”.


4 posted on 10/30/2010 12:11:40 PM PDT by FrankR (November 2nd is NOT an election - it's a RESTRAINING ORDER.....VOTE!)
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To: Justaham

It’s eating them alive that Beck drew a monster crowd, isn’t it? One lame, slap-dash attempt after another to replicate it.


5 posted on 10/30/2010 12:11:40 PM PDT by Riley (The Fourth Estate is the Fifth Column.)
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To: Justaham

that’s a lot of astroturf


6 posted on 10/30/2010 12:13:26 PM PDT by NonValueAdded ("It's amazing, A man who has such large ears could be so tone deaf" Rush Limbaugh 9/8/10)
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To: Blogger

So, which pic is which rally?

(my old eyes aren’t so good anymore)


7 posted on 10/30/2010 12:14:27 PM PDT by EggsAckley ( There's an Ethiopian in the fuel supply!)
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To: Justaham

If the anecdotes reported here are representative, then the best word I can dredge up to describe this gathering is “lame”.


8 posted on 10/30/2010 12:14:44 PM PDT by Nervous Tick (Trust in God, but row away from the rocks!)
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To: Blogger
Funny...don't recall seeing those green patches of grass in photos of the "Restoring Honor" rally.

Reuters: tens of thousands of people

FAIL. Not only for the attendance, but because it will not repair the damage Stewart did earlier this week when he helped Obama become a laughing stock on his program. The clips I saw were a disaster for Obama. This won't fix that.
9 posted on 10/30/2010 12:15:06 PM PDT by LostInBayport (When there are more people riding in the cart than there are pulling it, the cart stops moving...)
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To: Riley
Here's an aerial view of the crowd (Restoring Sanity)


10 posted on 10/30/2010 12:16:41 PM PDT by Justaham
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To: FrankR
I just turned on CNN. Dana Basher (someone put her head in a vice sideways) is a Democrat shill.

One white guy (amongst thousands of white guys) is holding up a sign that says "Fear the Amish". LOL, a FReeper.

11 posted on 10/30/2010 12:17:03 PM PDT by Zuben Elgenubi
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To: Riley

Yep, and this one even gave away free snacks on the buses that brought them all from NYC LOL. Coke and Stonybrook antagonized a huge group of people in order to cater to a small fraction of the country.


12 posted on 10/30/2010 12:17:03 PM PDT by McGavin999 ("I was there when we had the numbers, but didn't have the principles"-Jim DeMint)
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To: FrankR

A juvenile and clownish response from juvenile and clownish people.


13 posted on 10/30/2010 12:17:38 PM PDT by Emmett McCarthy
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To: Justaham; Liz; AT7Saluki; writer33

Gotta say, that was a pretty large gathering. Won’t make of a difference, though.


14 posted on 10/30/2010 12:18:49 PM PDT by Libloather (Teapublican, PROUD birther, mobster, pro-lifer, anti-warmer, enemy of the state, extremist....)
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To: Justaham
"As you know, if you have too many white people at your rally, then your cause is racist, but if you have too many people of color at your rally, then you must be asking for something: special rights -- like eating in restaurants or piggy back rides -- something that we as a society are not ready to give," he added.

Liberals are not just brain dead; they're always sarcastic.

15 posted on 10/30/2010 12:19:53 PM PDT by Dr. Scarpetta
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To: Justaham

this lame event had no point except to get a bunch of college students away from campus to party in the nation’s capital

I think a lot of lucky liberal guys get laid tonight thanks to John Stewart, but I don’t know how this thing had any other point


16 posted on 10/30/2010 12:20:06 PM PDT by Enchante (De-fund the agitprop twits of NPR, PBS, and CPB now!!)
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To: FrankR
Tens of thousands...about par for a large county fair, I’d say...complete with the “freak show”.

Ed Schultz drew more crowd than Restoring Sanity. What an embarassment.
17 posted on 10/30/2010 12:20:06 PM PDT by Justaham
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To: Blogger

If that was 160,000 we had over a million at the 9/12 last year.


18 posted on 10/30/2010 12:20:13 PM PDT by Clint N. Suhks (Proud Anti-Establishment Extremist. No more 0bama Republicans! (Palin/Cheney 2012)
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To: Justaham

The last rally had people paid to be there, were bussed in, given box lunches, and still had fewer than 1/2 of the people of Beck’s Rally.

How many busses did Ariana Huffington fill up and send in?

Talk about “astroturf.”

Mark


19 posted on 10/30/2010 12:20:46 PM PDT by MarkL (Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
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To: Justaham

That was a whiter rally than any tea party.


20 posted on 10/30/2010 12:21:04 PM PDT by Clint N. Suhks (Proud Anti-Establishment Extremist. No more 0bama Republicans! (Palin/Cheney 2012)
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To: Libloather

I like how C-SPAN’s “Independent” callers are ultraliberals talking about Tea Party folks being Brownshirts or “Republicans” who after watching this show are now voting Democrat! LOL


21 posted on 10/30/2010 12:21:04 PM PDT by Darkwolf377 (Pro-Life atheist, conservative Bostonian)
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To: Justaham

where the reflecting pool go


22 posted on 10/30/2010 12:21:44 PM PDT by 4rcane
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To: Justaham

It was an immense turnout. I was completely wrong when I previously said I thought these liberal mushheads wouldn’t draw a big crowd. They did.

On the other hand, I figured it would at least be funny. It was not. Stewart’s humor simply doesn’t translate well to this outdoor venue.


23 posted on 10/30/2010 12:21:50 PM PDT by Longbow1969
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To: Riley

I had heard that Stewart hoped to get a bigger crowd than Glenn Beck. If he wants to go there, I think he will lose that debate.

And consider that Beck’s rally was made up of ordinary citizens who wanted to be there. Jon Stewart and others were bussing people in for this rally by offering free food and other goodies.


24 posted on 10/30/2010 12:21:57 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: Libloather

Compared to Beck it was puny though. You are right this rally will not save odumbo as it was intended to do


25 posted on 10/30/2010 12:22:02 PM PDT by italianquaker ( teabag the vote!!)
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To: Zuben Elgenubi

John Stewart’s ‘Sanity’ Rally to include Code Pink, Anarchists

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2612489/posts

yep,they’re real moderates...


26 posted on 10/30/2010 12:23:35 PM PDT by WOBBLY BOB ( "I don't want the majority if we don't stand for something"- Jim Demint)
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To: italianquaker

yup, this was all about helping Obozo and his stooges, but it won’t make a difference


27 posted on 10/30/2010 12:23:44 PM PDT by Enchante (De-fund the agitprop twits of NPR, PBS, and CPB now!!)
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To: Justaham
I caught a little of it and it seemed like they were going through the motions on state. The seemed without spirit, dead!
28 posted on 10/30/2010 12:23:49 PM PDT by A CA Guy ( God Bless America, God bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: Libloather

We need one of the tech savvy here to post side-by-side shots of the two rallies. Note: some on this very thread say this was a huge rally, others say it was lame. We NEED the pics, techies!!!! :) I personally don’t remember the Beck pics too well, but I think they were HUGE compared to these that I’m seeing.


29 posted on 10/30/2010 12:23:49 PM PDT by Doctor 2Brains
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To: italianquaker

Anyone see the sign that said

NAMBLA

FOR

STEWART?


30 posted on 10/30/2010 12:24:31 PM PDT by Clint N. Suhks (Proud Anti-Establishment Extremist. No more 0bama Republicans! (Palin/Cheney 2012)
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To: McGavin999
Coke and Stonybrook antagonized a huge group of people in order to cater to a small fraction of the country.

Huh? I went to SUNY @ Stony Brook back in the late 1980s. Were they somehow involved?

Mark

31 posted on 10/30/2010 12:24:49 PM PDT by MarkL (Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
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To: Justaham

What’s really funny is when they zoom in on the faces in this crowd, they’re not even getting the jokes in which Stewart and Colbert are trying to hide their vileness...the looks on their faces are like...’what?’. I think the only thing they got was ‘the wave’...and then they were lead through laugh, cry, silent, laugh uproariously, et al, like a bunch of sheeple which more or less represents the crowd.


32 posted on 10/30/2010 12:25:25 PM PDT by RowdyFFC (.)
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To: Mortrey; bitt; Bitsy; onyx; seekthetruth; blackbart.223; 2ndDivisionVet; jesseam; FlingWingFlyer; ..

I recommend copying this info and sending it to your entire address list and ask that they forward it as well.

Send it to Drudge, Rush, Hannity et al.

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33 posted on 10/30/2010 12:25:50 PM PDT by ExTexasRedhead (LET'S ROLL; DEFEAT THE ENEMIES OF FREEDOM ON TUESDAY)
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To: Justaham
Bet they leave more trash behind then Beck's gathering...


34 posted on 10/30/2010 12:27:33 PM PDT by darkwing104 (Lets get dangerous)
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To: ExTexasRedhead

So funny the first two calls on C-SPIN on the “republican” line were seminar callers saying they were republicans who turned democrat?


35 posted on 10/30/2010 12:28:42 PM PDT by Clint N. Suhks (Proud Anti-Establishment Extremist. No more 0bama Republicans! (Palin/Cheney 2012)
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To: Justaham
That Beck rally really put a bug up the collective leftist backside.

How many more of these response rallies are they gonna have & when will they be satisfied with their own response?

They seem like conflicted people with real image problems.

36 posted on 10/30/2010 12:29:32 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: Emmett McCarthy

“A juvenile and clownish response from juvenile and clownish people.”

Colbert and Stewart are, unfortunately, the preferred source of “news” for my daughter’s generation. And they lap it up, never bothering to consider any other perspectives.

Laugh it up, chuckleheads. I can November 2nd from my backyard. Pretty funny, huh?


37 posted on 10/30/2010 12:29:32 PM PDT by Tigerized (pursuingliberty.com)
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To: Darkwolf377

This thing is a dud, and will be forgotten before it’s over.


38 posted on 10/30/2010 12:30:04 PM PDT by mojito
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To: Libloather

Yeah. I’m surprised they got that many.


39 posted on 10/30/2010 12:32:12 PM PDT by moehoward
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To: Libloather

Actually there is a second rally that is going on at the same time and place called “Government Doesn’t Suck”.

It is sponsored by unions and government employees.


40 posted on 10/30/2010 12:32:47 PM PDT by BunnySlippers (I love BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: Justaham
Should have called it "Thousands Show Up, Stand Around, Then Leave".
41 posted on 10/30/2010 12:33:12 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: ExTexasRedhead

thank you


42 posted on 10/30/2010 12:33:50 PM PDT by kingattax (99 % of liberals give the rest a bad name)
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To: Justaham
Beck rally photo:

Steward Colbert rally:

Looks like they deliberately used a different location to make the comparison harder. Offhand, I'd say there's less than half the numbers here, despite the presence of several famous entertainers, free food, free bussing, union pressure, and free publicity from the media.

43 posted on 10/30/2010 12:35:21 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius.)
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To: Justaham

Well they went there looking for a joke and they got one. That isn’t a rally, it’s a flea market for potheads.


44 posted on 10/30/2010 12:35:43 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Just another white boy riding in the back of the bus.)
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To: Doctor 2Brains

The Beck rally was incredible in attendance relative to this, as well EVERYBODY was responsible for getting there themselves, and nobody was fed at the expense of the organizers either.

BIG difference in the manner the crowd was assembled, as well it will be a huge mess when they leave I’m certain. The MSM probably will not show us the mess. Hoping we have some of our own there to take pictures of it all.


45 posted on 10/30/2010 12:37:29 PM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: rockinqsranch

aside: Obama just said “we’re funding global AIDS”?????

he’s speaking in CT

he said “we’re funding global AIDS”????? is he nuts?


46 posted on 10/30/2010 12:39:02 PM PDT by Enchante (De-fund the agitprop twits of NPR, PBS, and CPB now!!)
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unless “global AIDS” is the name of a treatment program he just seriously mis-spoke, twice

“we’re funding global AIDS”???


47 posted on 10/30/2010 12:40:12 PM PDT by Enchante (De-fund the agitprop twits of NPR, PBS, and CPB now!!)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

LOL !!!

My husband said he didn’t see one person there he’d consider employable.

I imagine weed smell everywhere.

DUmmies.


48 posted on 10/30/2010 12:41:08 PM PDT by Jacktown
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To: Enchante

And he said “the other side” (Repubs — or, rather, the enemy) are not funding “global aids.” Abject lie!


49 posted on 10/30/2010 12:41:19 PM PDT by fullchroma
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To: Cicero

Based on these pictures, my guess is that the Beck rally drew about 600,000. The Stewart/Colbert rally probably drew under a third of that.


50 posted on 10/30/2010 12:43:19 PM PDT by RayChuang88 (FairTax: America's economic cure)
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