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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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To: Clint N. Suhks

agreed...i was in and out of it...it was almost as there were signs around the rally which read; “BLACK PEOPLE GO AWAY”....

i’m sure the lunatic keith loserman will be incensed....


51 posted on 10/30/2010 12:45:27 PM PDT by God luvs America (When the silent majority speaks the earth trembles!)
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To: mojito
"This thing is a dud, and will be forgotten before it’s over."

No fizzle, no pop, doa!

52 posted on 10/30/2010 12:46:37 PM PDT by stumptalker
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To: Justaham

LOL, have a rally with live entertainment and lots of free stuff, and who would you think would show up??? The people who load up on free stuff, the “Freeloaders”!! ;o)


53 posted on 10/30/2010 12:47:15 PM PDT by Bringbackthedraft (The candidate they smear and ridicule the most is the one they fear the most.)
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To: Justaham

54 posted on 10/30/2010 12:48:35 PM PDT by Kaosinla (The More the Plans Fail. The More the Planners Plan.)
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To: Justaham

... can’t wait to see the trash left behind .


55 posted on 10/30/2010 12:48:54 PM PDT by lionheart 247365 (-:{ GLENN BECK is 0bama's TRANSPARENCY CZAR }:-)
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To: Clint N. Suhks

RE: “That was a whiter rally than any tea party.”

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I watched a few minutes on C-SPAN. “Entertainers” appeared to be the black folk there — not many non-white faces in the crowd. And most of them looked like college age kids, probably Stewart’s fans. More clean cut than a lot of the leftist rallies and I suspect that was due to the Stewart audience.

Decent sized crowd, and buses courtesy of HuffPo and Oprah, etc. But it was nothing compared to the Restoring Honor 8/28 event — not by any stretch of the imagination. And they had to offer tons of entertainment to help get them there.


56 posted on 10/30/2010 12:49:53 PM PDT by CaliforniaCon
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To: Cicero

Honestly..., that looks like less than 10% as much as the Beck Rally, perhaps 5%. It’s only about 1/5th as long as that showing on the Beck Rally left, and Becks also had people on the right under those trees. Look how wide that Beck side on the left is going from the pool all the way under the trees clear over to the other trees.

The Colbert crowd is only a little wider than the pool itself, up on the other end of course.

Colbert should have known better. He looks like an ass-hat clown for doing this. They can’t even provide transportation and get more than 5 to 10% as many people to show up.

Pathetic. It flopped... Call the slaughter-house and get them to drag this carcass out of there. It’s dead and stinking up the place.


57 posted on 10/30/2010 12:51:02 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (BHO fans said I was a hater, dismissed my thoughts. Sure glad our side isn't like that.)
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To: Enchante

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

Thanks for that. Yes, he is. He’s also thoughtless. Had he NOT the teleprompter team, the teleprompter, earpiece microphone, he would be nothing, but the babbling idiot we see occasionally when all those devices are momentarily NOT at his disposal. This guy had a teleprompter in a meeting with 12 people it was reported I believe yesterday here at FR.

There are on “H” of a lot of embarrassed Americans going into this election cycle that have to make up for their stupidity in 2008.


58 posted on 10/30/2010 12:53:55 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: Clint N. Suhks
Anyone see the sign that said
NAMBLA
FOR
STEWART?

Are you serious?

If you find it, post it!

Gee..I wonder how many child molester advocates were at the Beck Rally?

59 posted on 10/30/2010 12:54:33 PM PDT by Tex-Con-Man
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To: Justaham

Love one of the comments that said “Finally a rally for the rest of us, those of us with critical thinking skills.”

Hilarious!!! Was it “critical thinking skills” that got Obama elected??


60 posted on 10/30/2010 12:56:39 PM PDT by Yaelle (We need Comprehensive Congress Reform!)
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To: Enchante

“earpiece microphone” wondering what the “H” that is LOL.

I meant of course speakerphone for listening.


61 posted on 10/30/2010 12:57:58 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: Emmett McCarthy

Agreed Emmett.

As posted on my Facebook profile: “Observations about Jon Stewart’s rally today: There is no Peace, without the Prince of Peace. There is no Sanity, without a moral compass. Playing and singing your life away only leaves us; the remnant to take care of you. And we will continue to. Get out and vote!”


62 posted on 10/30/2010 12:59:37 PM PDT by MeekMom (http://www.bible.ca/indexsalvation.htm)
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To: Justaham
This "rally" was continuously promoted by the State Run Media, free transportation was provided, rock music performers were provided, food and etc. was provided, and all they got were a bunch of schoolkids and college mush-heads who have no clue as to what America is about.

A shameful showing, just like Nov. 2 will be for every Democrat who thinks socialism is somehow gonna be acceptable....

ROFL

63 posted on 10/30/2010 1:03:00 PM PDT by traditional1 ("Don't gotsta worry 'bout no mo'gage, don't gotsta worry 'bout no gas; Obama go:nna take care o' me!)
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To: MeekMom

Well, playing and singing can serve a purpose, too. Of course, what I do in that area wouldn’t work for this crowd!http://www.reverbnation.com/emmettgrayson


64 posted on 10/30/2010 1:05:25 PM PDT by Emmett McCarthy
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To: rockinqsranch

Stewart and his band of merry pranksters have tried to restrict filming in a public place—we’ll see how successful they were.


65 posted on 10/30/2010 1:07:04 PM PDT by Mamzelle (donate to O'Donnell--even a dollar is plenty! She has paypal!)
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To: BunnySlippers

How big a crowd at the “Government Doesn’t Suck” rally? Where is it held?


66 posted on 10/30/2010 1:07:17 PM PDT by Jane Austen (Boycott the Philadelphia Eagles!)
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To: Kaosinla
Crowd Does ‘The Wave’ at Restoring Sanity Rally – 150,000 in Attendance !
67 posted on 10/30/2010 1:07:42 PM PDT by Justaham
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To: Longbow1969

Immense? By what standard?


68 posted on 10/30/2010 1:07:45 PM PDT by RightGuy
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To: Blogger
This is why napalm was invented...

Does that plane in the background have wing tanks? /sarcasm

69 posted on 10/30/2010 1:09:41 PM PDT by Jim Noble (It's the tyranny, stupid!)
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To: MarkL

Coke and Stonybrook Yogurt (and POM) helped to sponsor this thing. They provided snacks for the bus trip.


70 posted on 10/30/2010 1:09:48 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: Cicero

Lots of empty grass space there.


71 posted on 10/30/2010 1:10:42 PM PDT by Palladin ("Congress--YOU'RE FIRED!!!")
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To: God luvs America

Or Chrissy Matthews who calls the tea parties “monochromatic”.


72 posted on 10/30/2010 1:11:57 PM PDT by Clint N. Suhks (Proud Anti-Establishment Extremist. No more 0bama Republicans! (Palin/Cheney 2012)
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To: McGavin999

FWIW my guess is that it will have ZERO impact plus OR minus on either company.


73 posted on 10/30/2010 1:13:49 PM PDT by nascarnation
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To: CaliforniaCon

Free Concert and Free Transportation = Astroturf Rally


74 posted on 10/30/2010 1:15:05 PM PDT by Clint N. Suhks (Proud Anti-Establishment Extremist. No more 0bama Republicans! (Palin/Cheney 2012)
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To: Tex-Con-Man

I’ve got it saved on my DVR, guess I could take a pic and post it?


75 posted on 10/30/2010 1:16:33 PM PDT by Clint N. Suhks (Proud Anti-Establishment Extremist. No more 0bama Republicans! (Palin/Cheney 2012)
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To: Jane Austen

It’s at the very same venue:

Here is more:

http://www.google.com/search?client=safari&rls=en&q=government+doesn’t+suck&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8


76 posted on 10/30/2010 1:16:39 PM PDT by BunnySlippers (I love BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: All

Looks like about 40,000 people.

The MSM will claim 400,000 people.

The Beck Rally had 10x the crowd.


77 posted on 10/30/2010 1:17:55 PM PDT by Rodney Dangerfield (David Horowitz: "The War on Sarah Palin is really a War on Conservatives.")
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To: Justaham

We should refer to this gathering of white hipsters as “The Seinfeldt Rally”...a coming together of ‘friends’ about absolutely nothing.


78 posted on 10/30/2010 1:19:58 PM PDT by dogcaller
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To: Justaham

We should refer to this gathering of white hipsters as “The Seinfeldt Rally”...a coming together of ‘friends’ about absolutely nothing.


79 posted on 10/30/2010 1:19:58 PM PDT by dogcaller
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To: RightGuy
Immense? By what standard?

By the standards of big downtown rallies. It wasn't as big as Beck's, but perhaps bigger than that lefty One Nation event. They just turned out a lot of people, many more than I had thought they would.

80 posted on 10/30/2010 1:23:21 PM PDT by Longbow1969
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To: Cicero

Half? It’s MAYBE 10% - it’s not even in the same location!

Today’s photo shows a modest gathering EAST of the Washington Monument, facing east toward the west Capitol steps. This mall is far more narrow, the rows of trees are much closer to each other, and there is barely any room on the outside of the tree rows! (Example: The Smithsonian buildings virtually touch the tree tops on the right side of today’s photo.

The Restoring Honor Rally was held facing west toward the front of the Lincoln Memorial; a vastly larger, more expansive area, with space for hundreds of thousands on the large grass areas outside the tree lines. AND, that entire space was jammed all the way westward along the entire reflecting pool, around the basin of the World War II Memorial, all the way to the Washington Monument.

Comparing these photos is like comparing luscious apples to a bunch of sour grapes!


81 posted on 10/30/2010 1:23:51 PM PDT by RightGuy
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To: Justaham
Photobucket
82 posted on 10/30/2010 1:24:36 PM PDT by keypro (Ducksnorts)
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To: Tex-Con-Man
Here you go! That yellow sign says NAMbLA FOR STEWART best I can read.

83 posted on 10/30/2010 1:26:35 PM PDT by Clint N. Suhks (Proud Anti-Establishment Extremist. No more 0bama Republicans! (Palin/Cheney 2012)
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To: Longbow1969

It wasn’t held in a “downtown” area. See above post explaining the dramatically different locations of the two rallies.


84 posted on 10/30/2010 1:27:10 PM PDT by RightGuy
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To: Justaham

Thousands of what?? Mosquitos??? Roaches??? Rats???

Hehe. Just ignore the whole thing.


85 posted on 10/30/2010 1:27:10 PM PDT by La Enchiladita
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To: McGavin999
Well I can't hurt coke as we don't drink that crap anyway but we've been drinking Pom since it came on the market and only buy Stoneybrook yogurt no more. My small contribution to defeating liberals.
86 posted on 10/30/2010 1:27:26 PM PDT by mimaw
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To: keypro

Beautiful job! My post above described what your scale map demonstrates wonderfully!!


87 posted on 10/30/2010 1:29:19 PM PDT by RightGuy
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To: BunnySlippers

Thanks!


88 posted on 10/30/2010 1:31:31 PM PDT by Jane Austen (Boycott the Philadelphia Eagles!)
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To: Clint N. Suhks

Thank you...

I’ll run it through Photshop and see what I come up with.


89 posted on 10/30/2010 1:31:42 PM PDT by Tex-Con-Man
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To: Tex-Con-Man

90 posted on 10/30/2010 1:32:03 PM PDT by Clint N. Suhks (Proud Anti-Establishment Extremist. No more 0bama Republicans! (Palin/Cheney 2012)
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To: Justaham

The organizers had to ensure a decent crowd by inviting two nationally known music acts. It is really a rock concert with two ass-clowns as M.C.s.


91 posted on 10/30/2010 1:32:54 PM PDT by Doulos1 (Bitter Clinger Forever)
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To: Tex-Con-Man

What will photoshop tell you?


92 posted on 10/30/2010 1:34:14 PM PDT by Clint N. Suhks (Proud Anti-Establishment Extremist. No more 0bama Republicans! (Palin/Cheney 2012)
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To: Tex-Con-Man

What will photoshop tell you?


93 posted on 10/30/2010 1:34:14 PM PDT by Clint N. Suhks (Proud Anti-Establishment Extremist. No more 0bama Republicans! (Palin/Cheney 2012)
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To: mojito

What I saw of it sure doesn’t have me worried. It looks like the crowd AND those on stage didn’t really have a point. It would have been funnier if he just called it Generic Rally. Then all the fluff he said would have made sense, and the satirical point would have been made.

Instead it was just a comedian trying to make himself a power broker.

I wonder if the DUmmies think this will save them Tuesday, or do they know it was lame, and will be forgotten in week. (Well, the media will always include it when they’re forced to talk about Beck’s rally.)


94 posted on 10/30/2010 1:35:26 PM PDT by Darkwolf377 (Pro-Life atheist, conservative Bostonian)
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To: Libloather

“Gotta say, that was a pretty large gathering.”

‘Bout 15,000 were bussed in for free by Ariana Huffington. Ulitmate astroturf. Where’s Nanzi PelosLIE when we need her? hahaha...


95 posted on 10/30/2010 1:35:26 PM PDT by SeattleBruce (T minus 4 days to SMACKDOWN - Tea Party like it's 1773! Pray 2 Chronicles 7:14!)
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To: Libloather

Crowd looks to be about 75K to 100K?? In any case way less than Beck, 9/12/2010, and WAY less than 9/12/2009. Whassup Jonny boy? I thought you were the coolest guy in the whole wide world...BWAAAAHAHAHA...


96 posted on 10/30/2010 1:40:42 PM PDT by SeattleBruce (T minus 4 days to SMACKDOWN - Tea Party like it's 1773! Pray 2 Chronicles 7:14!)
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To: Darkwolf377

I quit watching those commie losers at C-span in 1992.


97 posted on 10/30/2010 1:44:13 PM PDT by Luke21
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To: Darkwolf377

I quit watching those commie losers at C-span in 1992.


98 posted on 10/30/2010 1:44:15 PM PDT by Luke21
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To: Darkwolf377

“I like how C-SPAN’s “Independent” callers are ultraliberals”

What a waste of time to listen to them drone on, hey?


99 posted on 10/30/2010 1:45:01 PM PDT by SeattleBruce (T minus 4 days to SMACKDOWN - Tea Party like it's 1773! Pray 2 Chronicles 7:14!)
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To: Longbow1969

“It was an immense turnout.”

What do you consider immense? This is small compared to Beck’s and 9/12/2009, Promise Keepers and a number of other rallies I’ve seen.


100 posted on 10/30/2010 1:47:08 PM PDT by SeattleBruce (T minus 4 days to SMACKDOWN - Tea Party like it's 1773! Pray 2 Chronicles 7:14!)
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