Quotes of the day

posted at 10:42 pm on October 29, 2010 by Allahpundit

“Interviews with some of the tens of thousands of people expected to attend suggest that they want a message, not a simple comedy show

“‘To me, Stewart is almost saying, it’s so ludicrous that Glenn Beck has done this on the same spot as Martin Luther King that I can show how ludicrous it is by getting people to come from all over the country to watch me tell some jokes,’ said Joe Cutbirth, an assistant professor of journalism at the University of British Columbia (who, like Ms. Feldman, is traveling to Washington for the rally).”

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“There may be no clear message and few details about what exactly is supposed to happen, but with tens of thousands of people expected to attend Saturday’s Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert rally, progressive groups are piggybacking on the action.

“Abortion-rights supporters, marijuana fans, environmental activists, government watchdogs and the Democratic National Committee all will be cruising the Mall and spreading their messages in the hopes of winning hearts, minds and votes three days before Election Day.”

***
“The dynamic duo of Comedy Central seem to have a similar Woodstocky vibe in mind — with fun and music — but they are also entering uncharted territory by seeming to elevate ironic detachment to the level of a political manifesto. One danger is that a rally that doesn’t meet the sky-high expectations of 200,000 attendees could undercut the hard-won reputations of both Stewart and Colbert for using comedy to speak truth to power in a way that traditional journalism has failed to do over the last decade. But a bigger issue is treating the challenges of 2010 — from rising poverty to unending war in Afghanistan to global warming, which are every bit as serious as those confronted on the National Mall in 1894 or 1963 or 1969 — with little more than humor and intellectual distance.

“When King and his fellow marchers returned home from the Mall to the Deep South 47 years ago, they knew they faced nightsticks or worse on the rocky road toward the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Today, the challenge facing rallygoers is, as Stewart suggests, asking ‘the sitter if she can stay a few extra hours, just this once.’

“Ultimately, it will be those kids at home who learn the history of whether 2010 was just an autumn of harmless entertainment or the throes of a nation amusing itself to death.”

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“For all their iconoclasm, Stewart and his sidekick-in-sanity, Stephen Colbert, calculate to honor mainstream liberal pieties. Daily, Stewart shores up caustically the conventional wisdom of a moderate-left orthodoxy, scolding what are perceived to be the extremes, almost invariably of the right, in a fiesta of self-congratulation.

“Stewart’s overt message is that those who embrace his Daily Show orthodoxy are part of a tribe that transcends the idiocies of our age, a tribe that is lucid, cool, and discerning—in a word, ‘sane.’ Joy Behar is, by this token, sane. Most Republicans, by definition, are not. As for Americans who espouse the Tea Party in any way: Why, they’re overwrought, moonstruck psychos; in a word, insane…

“All of this, of course, could give rise to a novel explanation on November 3, after the results of the elections are in. I look forward to Stewart saying, on his show, that the Democrats lost in large numbers because ‘America is insane.’ And then he, and others like him, can take elegant consolation in their sanity.”

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“We found out our neighbor was, a gentleman who was upset he hadn’t been to Woodstock, and wanted to make up for lost time.

“As people began to realize the plane was filled with nothing but rally goers, no joke, we all cheered, spontaneously. The flight had much more energy than usual – loads of people chatting about Jon Stewart, politics, etc. It seemed most people on the flight were baby boomers. After all, who else is going to have the time and money to fly themselves in from Minnesota?

“When we landed, a woman shouted, ‘Sanity has just landed in DC!’ and we all burst out in cheers and applause.”

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Like I said, just pick up the trash when you’re done kiddies.

BacaDog on October 29, 2010 at 11:45 PM

Yeah… I’ve got a few thousand kids biking in protest of god knows what right outside my apartment. It’s just an excuse to party. I just can’t be impressed when these type rally.

Ampersand on October 29, 2010 at 11:52 PM

Nope. He’s loadin up the hoe and flying to India with the teleprompter. And he’s taking all the Charmin with him.

Key West Reader on October 29, 2010 at 11:21 PM

I’ve enjoyed all your posts this thread, but I had to LOL! when I read “he’s loadin up the ho…”

Couldn’t be better said. Too funny.

tigerlily on October 29, 2010 at 11:53 PM

Flight from Minnesota? What’s up with Minnesota Ed? Is there stupid juice in the snow up there?

Hummer53 on October 29, 2010 at 11:01 PM

Unfortunately, yes.

(Bishop, GopherGirl, MrD & the rest of us Red Outcasts excluded)

Bruno Strozek on October 29, 2010 at 11:58 PM

I disagree with Jon Stewart’s politics, but I agree with his capitalism. He is a comedian. Sometimes he’s really funny, too. I hope they have a great time – Americans gathering to be silly isn’t such a bad thing. And if liberals feel an ass beating coming down, maybe they need a little comedic relief. So enjoy – and here is hoping Stewart and Colbert are at their best and really, very funny.

I just hope their customers clean up their trash before they head home.

ace tomato on October 29, 2010 at 11:59 PM

ardenenoch on October 29, 2010 at 11:49 PM

rush read a great article from the WSJ the other day explaining who the lef tis and why they hate america. they are a product of the 60′s counterculture.

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702304173704575578363243019000.html

There is an “otherness” about Mr. Obama, the sense that he is somehow not truly American. “Birthers” doubt that he was born on American soil. Others believe that he is secretly a Muslim, or in quiet simpatico with his old friends, Rev. Jeremiah Wright and Bill Ayers, now icons of American radicalism.

But Barack Obama is not an “other” so much as he is a child of the 1960s. His coming of age paralleled exactly the unfolding of a new “counterculture” American identity. And this new American identity—and the post-1960s liberalism it spawned—is grounded in a remarkable irony: bad faith in America as virtue itself, bad faith in the classic American identity of constitutional freedom and capitalism as the way to a better America. So Mr. Obama is very definitely an American, and he has a broad American constituency. He is simply the first president we have seen grounded in this counterculture American identity. When he bows to foreign leaders, he is not displaying “otherness” but the counterculture Americanism of honorable self-effacement in which America acknowledges its own capacity for evil as prelude to engagement.

Bad faith in America became virtuous in the ’60s when America finally acknowledged so many of its flagrant hypocrisies: the segregation of blacks, the suppression of women, the exploitation of other minorities, the “imperialism” of the Vietnam War, the indifference to the environment, the hypocrisy of puritanical sexual mores and so on. The compounding of all these hypocrisies added up to the crowning idea of the ’60s: that America was characterologically evil. Thus the only way back to decency and moral authority was through bad faith in America and its institutions, through the presumption that evil was America’s natural default position.

Among today’s liberal elite, bad faith in America is a sophistication, a kind of hipness. More importantly, it is the perfect formula for political and governmental power. It rationalizes power in the name of intervening against evil—I will use the government to intervene against the evil tendencies of American life (economic inequality, structural racism and sexism, corporate greed, neglect of the environment and so on), so I need your vote.

“Hope and Change” positioned Mr. Obama as a conduit between an old America worn down by its evil inclinations and a new America redeemed of those inclinations. There was no vision of the future in “Hope and Change.” It is an expression of bad faith in America, but its great ingenuity was to turn that bad faith into political motivation, into votes.

But there is a limit to bad faith as power, and Mr. Obama and the Democratic Party may have now reached that limit. The great weakness of bad faith is that it disallows American exceptionalism as a rationale for power. It puts Mr. Obama and the Democrats in the position of forever redeeming a fallen nation, rather than leading a great nation. They bet on America’s characterological evil and not on her sense of fairness, generosity or ingenuity.

unseen on October 29, 2010 at 11:59 PM

actually, I don’t find left-lib snark real funny, so i miss most of the Stewart charm

the guy who missed woodstock and wants to make up for it by going to a Jon Stewart rally sounds like a super-size loser…in fact i’d say that he actually sounds like a Stewart loser joke.

but i agree 100 percent that all this would be funny if the fate of the republic wasn’t at stake.

as Mark Steyn recently wrote…we are already in decline…it is the fall that’s going to be the b&tch

r keller on October 30, 2010 at 12:03 AM

elevate ironic detachment to the level of a political manifesto.

I can remember after 9/11 we were told that the era of oh-so-cool ironic detachment was over. Professional smartasses will always be with us, I guess.

ddrintn on October 30, 2010 at 12:04 AM

Hardcore Palinista!..very Hardcore..:)

Dire Straits on October 29, 2010 at 11:52 PM

not really she is just tired of Allah linked crappy skewed polls i would say.

the fac tis that poll is beyond stupid. It says only 10% of voters consider themselves TEA partiers. which poll after poll has shown is about 2/3rds lower than reality.

and because they undersampled the Tea party supporters, over sampled the dems and undersampled conservatives rep you get the result ABc got to push the narrative they want to push. The fact that allah links to it and totally omits the Rasmussen and Gallup polls showing that Palin’s f/uf numbers pper gallup is 49/50 and Rass showing that 52% of the people think Palin’s views match their views…..gets old real quick.

allah is using fake polls to push his narrative. It’s dishonest at the least. He did the same with the recent COD polls that came out.

If allah wants to continue to be a respected blogger he needs to up his game and not be a partisan hack for the RINO pov.

unseen on October 30, 2010 at 12:05 AM

Joy Behar is, by this token, sane.

~~spit-take~~

That’s a hoot.

hillbillyjim on October 30, 2010 at 12:08 AM

unseen on October 30, 2010 at 12:05 AM

I read an article the other day asking major pols where they go first every day for news. Nearly all said RedState. So I figure, RedState is the place for serious conservatives/Republicans. Allahpundit pushes RINO candyassery, true, but as long as we all know that it should be okay. There are definitely some people here with views not welcome at RS so I suppose they deserve somewhere to vent too. Plus the foodfights are epic.

alwaysfiredup on October 30, 2010 at 12:10 AM

He’s loadin up the hoe and flying to India with the teleprompter.
Key West Reader on October 29, 2010 at 11:21 PM

You’re wrong. Joy Behar isn’t going with him.

wadikitty on October 30, 2010 at 12:12 AM

Sounds like a lot of weed is gonna be smoked.

The commies will have the presses running.

esnap on October 30, 2010 at 12:15 AM

honestly, the more i see of the mendacity of many R’s and their active sabotage of conservatives, i really think we have to have someone like palin

r keller on October 30, 2010 at 12:15 AM

unseen

I heard Rush read that article, but it misses a key point. Obama is actually a product of the 1980s college campus culture where students who were into punk/alternative rock, which was more overtly left wing than 1960s rock, hung out and drank beer with their hippie professors and shared knowing laughs about the evils of Reagan and Thatcher.

My older brother went to college between ’74 and ’78, and it was a much different atmosphere. Kids just wanted to party and have fun. You didn’t have pretentious crap like The Smiths and New Order that channelled the worst aspects of a college student’s inner smugness. Obama probably wrote a thesis on the attributes of socialism with a Husker Du record playing in the background. I’m the same age as him, I all about the scene that he came out of.

ardenenoch on October 30, 2010 at 12:16 AM

You’re wrong. Joy Behar isn’t going with him.

wadikitty on October 30, 2010 at 12:12 AM

The biatch has to sit in the back, not up in the front.

Key West Reader on October 30, 2010 at 12:17 AM

“When we landed, a woman shouted, ‘Sanity has just landed in DC!’ and we all burst out in cheers and applause.”

What does that say about the ones who’ve been running things for the last two years? “We NEED a comedian to lead us out of this morass!” It may be time to require breath tests at Polling Stations.

flataffect on October 30, 2010 at 12:17 AM

Communists for Abortion and Amnesty will be right up front.

Right next to Anarchists United.

And surrounded by Global Warmers and Truthers.

Irony as toxic as arsenic or lead.

profitsbeard on October 30, 2010 at 12:19 AM

alwaysfiredup on October 30, 2010 at 12:10 AM

I have no problem with allah pushing his candyassery drival. My proble is his mainstream media habit of using omission and/or baised information to build a narrative which is not true.

If the RINOs have to resort to lying, ommission, and using information that is highly suspect what is the difference between that conduct and what the MSM/left does daily?

If the Rinos like allah want to win the debates using crappy data points, condecsions and fake outrage is not the way to do it. Ask any liberal how well that works in the long run

As far as RS being the place major pols go to first that would explain some of the problems in DC thinking. RS is not a place for spirited debate. it is a place for groupthink.

I myself like hotair, Gateway pundit, free republic, Ace’s site, C4p, and drudge report. sometimes Dan Reihl’s site is good too. there ar eothers some liberal sites, some finacial sites, etc but those listed give the best “overview” of the politcal news of the day from many different POV/ RS is ok and I visit it at times but it is not on my must read list

unseen on October 30, 2010 at 12:20 AM

Sanity? Reason left the libs a long time ago.

Mojave Mark on October 30, 2010 at 12:22 AM

unseen on October 30, 2010 at 12:20 AM

We have a very similar reading list. :)

alwaysfiredup on October 30, 2010 at 12:22 AM

unseen on October 30, 2010 at 12:20 AM

There is a food fight getting started in the headlines (First subject: Palin Facebook)..Bring your own supply of food..:)

Dire Straits on October 30, 2010 at 12:23 AM

ardenenoch on October 30, 2010 at 12:16 AM

I think your missing the point. It was the 60′s counterculture that brought into being the thought that is was cool to hate your country. It was expanded on and refined in the 70′s and 80′s and started to flex its muscle in the 90′s Under bush it was brough tto a whole new level. That is what I think the writer means by Obama being a product of the 60′s counterculture. its been 50 years in the making and Obama was raised from a babe on its teachings as if it was mother’s milk. he sees himself as a redeemer to our evil ways….And once you start to see your population as evil any thing is justified to change it or “reform it” Up to an including ovens

unseen on October 30, 2010 at 12:24 AM

Irony as toxic as arsenic or lead.

profitsbeard on October 30, 2010 at 12:19 AM

I don’t know about you, but I cannot wait to see this display of displaced humanity.

It’d be one thing if they just conjured this event up on their own. But to ginn up a counter rally of “Sanity” vs. American Honor?

That will be the death knell for Progressives. And I am utterly thrilled that Ariana Huffington is helping to finance the debacle.

/”I can finance my own demise” Said she with the melting face of failure.

Key West Reader on October 30, 2010 at 12:24 AM

LIVE FROM WASHINGTON

IT’S HALLOWEEN NIGHT

Kini on October 30, 2010 at 12:25 AM

Irony as toxic as arsenic or lead.

profitsbeard on October 30, 2010 at 12:19 AM

One Nation Redux

Kini on October 30, 2010 at 12:28 AM

Someone should send this to Stewart, ColBERt, Olberdouche, Matthews, and the rest of the bedwetting, brown-nosing left-enablers for their edification and enjoyment.

hillbillyjim on October 30, 2010 at 12:30 AM

You’re wrong. Joy Behar isn’t going with him.

wadikitty on October 30, 2010 at 12:12 AM

I LOL’d. Then I realized Joy is joyless ’cause she ain’t gettin’ any, so if she’s a ho, it’s like her claiming to be a comedian, she sucks at that too.

John the Libertarian on October 30, 2010 at 12:31 AM

LIVE FROM WASHINGTON

IT’S HALLOWEEN NIGHT

Kini on October 30, 2010 at 12:25 AM

LMAO!

“And I, zee one and zee only Ariana Huphington shall zee to it that I finanze my own demise. Undt I shalt take zee otherz wiss me becauze I am zee owner of melty face and many ameddican dollahs. Undt I shall take zee king oof de lizardz wit me.. Ahahahahahahahaaaaaaaa”

/Ariana Off.

Key West Reader on October 30, 2010 at 12:32 AM

LOL’d. Then I realized Joy is joyless ’cause she ain’t gettin’ any, so if she’s a ho, it’s like her claiming to be a comedian, she sucks at that too.

John the Libertarian on October 30, 2010 at 12:31 AM

You’re wrong.

She has a 12 cats.

Key West Reader on October 30, 2010 at 12:32 AM

hillbillyjim on October 30, 2010 at 12:30 AM

Appropriate for Halloween

Kini on October 30, 2010 at 12:32 AM

John the Libertarian on October 30, 2010 at 12:31 AM

I think Babs Walters cuts her loose..Too much like Rosie..:)

Dire Straits on October 30, 2010 at 12:33 AM

She has a 12 cats.

Key West Reader on October 30, 2010 at 12:32 AM

That is a lot of pussy.

John the Libertarian on October 30, 2010 at 12:34 AM

she sucks at that too.

John the Libertarian on October 30, 2010 at 12:31 AM

Pun intended?

wadikitty on October 30, 2010 at 12:35 AM

She has a 12 cats.

Key West Reader on October 30, 2010 at 12:32 AM

Let’s try this again, HA censors:

That is a lot of pooosy.

John the Libertarian on October 30, 2010 at 12:35 AM

She has a 12 cats.

Key West Reader on October 30, 2010 at 12:32 AM

Allahpundit is Joy Behar!..Wow../..:)

PS..Just a joke Allah..:)

Dire Straits on October 30, 2010 at 12:35 AM

I don’t Wanna Give The Keys Back!

FUBO.

Key West Reader on October 30, 2010 at 12:36 AM

Pun intended?

wadikitty on October 30, 2010 at 12:35 AM

It is now!

John the Libertarian on October 30, 2010 at 12:38 AM

….Joy is joyless ’cause she ain’t gettin’ any….
John the Libertarian on October 30, 2010 at 12:31 AM

You’re wrong.

She has a 12 cats.

Key West Reader on October 30, 2010 at 12:32 AM

Ewwwwwww. Poor kittehs.

wadikitty on October 30, 2010 at 12:39 AM

What exactly are they going to do at this rally? Are people going to give vague, generic speeches calling for civility without demanding any specific action? Won’t that get boring even for lefties? A lot of these are college kids. How long can you keep them entertained with “sanity”?

RINO in Name Only on October 30, 2010 at 12:41 AM

Ewwwwwww. Poor kittehs.

wadikitty on October 30, 2010 at 12:39 AM

I didn’t tell you that they’re all hissing at her, clawing at her furniture and using her legs as scratching posts.

Cuz, that’s a secret.

Key West Reader on October 30, 2010 at 12:41 AM

What exactly are they going to do at this rally? Are people going to give vague, generic speeches calling for civility without demanding any specific action? Won’t that get boring even for lefties? A lot of these are college kids. How long can you keep them entertained with “sanity”?

RINO in Name Only on October 30, 2010 at 12:41 AM

They will do only one thing. They will show America what and who the Democrats are. Let them.

Key West Reader on October 30, 2010 at 12:42 AM

What exactly are they going to do at this rally?

RINO in Name Only on October 30, 2010 at 12:41 AM

My guess is that it’s going to be a huge smug fest. We’re so above it all kind of thing.

John the Libertarian on October 30, 2010 at 12:45 AM

…using her legs as scratching posts.
Key West Reader on October 30, 2010 at 12:41 AM

Given the fact that her thunder thighs are rather substantial, all 12 are probably able to scratch at once.

Boy, does that ever conjure up an image.

wadikitty on October 30, 2010 at 12:46 AM

John the Libertarian on October 30, 2010 at 12:45 AM

OT: I has been awhile since I have seen a food fight this late..People are engaged and pumped!..Can’t wait for Tuesday night..It is going to be a Zoo..:)

Dire Straits on October 30, 2010 at 12:48 AM

John the Libertarian on October 30, 2010 at 12:45 AM
OT: It has been awhile since I have seen a food fight this late..People are engaged and pumped!..Can’t wait for Tuesday night..It is going to be a Zoo..:)

Dire Straits on October 30, 2010 at 12:48 AM

Sorry..typo..:)

Dire Straits on October 30, 2010 at 12:49 AM

OT: I has been awhile since I have seen a food fight this late..People are engaged and pumped!..Can’t wait for Tuesday night..It is going to be a Zoo..:)

Dire Straits on October 30, 2010 at 12:48 AM

That, and all the jihadi pranks today, and snipers, things are at a boiling point!

John the Libertarian on October 30, 2010 at 12:53 AM

That, and all the jihadi pranks today, and snipers, things are at a boiling point!

John the Libertarian on October 30, 2010 at 12:53 AM

I agree with that..:)

Dire Straits on October 30, 2010 at 12:56 AM

I happily and wholeheartedly embrace being called “insane.” In this Orwellian world I find myself in, it gaves me great comfort.

rrpjr on October 30, 2010 at 1:08 AM

Regarding the rally for sanity with Steward and Colbert, and the zany folks who will attend, let’s see which condition the attenees leave the mall.

Will it be a trash dump, with trash and garbage strewn and staked for as long as the eye can see, or will it be spotless, as the Tea Party, 9/12 project, and August 18th gatherings were.

So far the leftists-liberals-fifth columnists have left the city as a pig stye and an eye sore, a garbage dump to dred and make one scream “uhhh….Yuuuuccckkkkkk!” DISGUSTING!!!!

William2006 on October 30, 2010 at 1:09 AM

This weekend in DC looks to be quite interesting. I’ll bet the MSM counts those at the Marine Corps marathon as being part of the sanity napkin crowd.

Dhuka on October 30, 2010 at 1:13 AM

We found out our neighbor was a gentleman who was upset he hadn’t been to Woodstock, and wanted to make up for lost time.

Do any of you have any idea how the rest of us hipsters viewed those poor feebs who trooped in lockstep individualism for hundreds of miles to spend three days going deaf in the mud? Pathetic. If you want a real vision of Woodstock, google up the National Lampoon’s Lemmings parody of that fiasco – and yes, P.J. O’Rourke and Christopher Guest were right in the thick of it. Check it out, it’s hysterical.

Generations of kids grown all starry-eyed over the romance of the ’60s have no concept of their own absurdity. The only good thing about the ’60s was that I was younger, and I increasingly view even that as a mixed blessing. Like Robert B. Parker so eloquently put it, “I’ve been a kid, and I’ve been an adult. Adult’s better.”

warbaby on October 30, 2010 at 1:20 AM

“amusing itself to death.”

Religious and scientific experts disagree on whether this is even possible.

In my grandmother’s generation, it was known not only to be possible, but inevitable, given a sufficient number of attempts.

notropis on October 30, 2010 at 1:32 AM

as Mark Steyn recently wrote…we are already in decline…it is the fall that’s going to be the b&tchas Mark Steyn recently wrote…we are already in decline…it is the fall that’s going to be the b&tch
r keller on October 30, 2010 at 12:03 AM

The fall isn’t a b&tch, it’s that sudden stop that’s a b&tch.

DSchoen on October 30, 2010 at 1:33 AM

“Abortion-rights supporters, marijuana fans, environmental activists, government watchdogs and the Democratic National Committee all will be cruising the Mall and spreading their messages in the hopes of winning hearts, minds and votes three days before Election Day.”

Sounds like a groovy party. Darn, I am like so jealous that I can’t hop on one of Arianna’s buses and be there for this 21st century Orwellian Woodstock where a ‘government watchdog’ is a guard dog for Obama.

Buy Danish on October 30, 2010 at 1:39 AM

Think back to Exodus. Remember when Moses tossed down his staff and it became a serpent? Then Pharaoh called his sorcerers and they threw down sticks… they became serpents as well.

Then Moses’s snake ate the others.

This reminds me so much of that.

There is a miracle, then there is a counterfeit, then we win.

That is my prediction.

petunia on October 30, 2010 at 2:13 AM

They will do only one thing. They will show America what and who the Democrats are. Let them.

Key West Reader on October 30, 2010 at 12:42 AM

Freedom of speech is a beautiful thing. It tells you who people really are. When you hamper speech with PC… you never know what is real and what is faked.

petunia on October 30, 2010 at 2:16 AM

Laurel and Hardy take Washington by storm.

scotash on October 30, 2010 at 2:37 AM

This is all going to blow up in Stewart’s face. He’s going to wish he didn’t call this joke the “Rally to Restore Sanity” when all the loons show up and turn it into a giant freak show and they trash the place.

OxyCon on October 30, 2010 at 3:05 AM

I’m going to the Seattle rally in about 3 hours to see who, if anyone, shows up. They claim to be expecting 5,000 people, I hope less than 500. I’ve got headlines all lined up for my blog
“Sanity lost”
“Where’s the protest”
“Rally to bash the Teaparty”

Gwillie on October 30, 2010 at 8:40 AM

The best part is the citizens (and I use that term loosely) who attend this pot fest expect a “show”. They go to be entertained, like going to the movies, after which they will go home, spark up another doobie, sit on the couch, much Cheetos and use the clicker to find then next “show”.

For Libs to expect them to be overcome by a sudden urge of activist energy that will translate into action is falling into the fatal trap of not understanding one’s audience.

Alden Pyle on October 30, 2010 at 8:41 AM

government watchdogs … all will be cruising the Mall and spreading their messages

Good.

Breitbart have any watchdogs at this roadshow?

maverick muse on October 30, 2010 at 8:43 AM

HotAir/AmericanHeritage going to carry a live broadcast link from this rally?

maverick muse on October 30, 2010 at 8:44 AM

This garbage will get a lot of play by the media but will it motivate more of the left to vote or will anyone on the fence, who are basically going to be called “insane” for not realizing the brilliance of liberalism , get pissed off enough to vote Republican?
Probably a push for the Democrats- at best.

jjshaka on October 30, 2010 at 8:48 AM

from rising poverty to unending war in Afghanistan to global warming

[sarcasm on]
But how could that be? I was told all of those things, every last one were George Bush’s fault. He’s not president anymore so of course poverty must be going down, there is no war in Afghanistan or global warming.
[sarcasm off]

Dave_d on October 30, 2010 at 8:58 AM

…and a comedian shall lead them….

Bevan on October 30, 2010 at 8:58 AM

The only irony today will be that Stewart, Colbert and company call us the “party of no”.

Meanwhile, their message is bankrupt–a bunch of fractured whiners who want free stuff off the backs of people who actually produce, or to have all the fun of hedonism without incurring the cost.

Losers.

Grace_is_sufficient on October 30, 2010 at 8:59 AM

Looks like the “man caused disasterists” are joining Colbert in keeping fear alive! I guess they didn’t get the memo that the fear is irrational.

Mr_Magoo on October 30, 2010 at 9:05 AM

I’m going to say that the rally will be a success.
By this tuesday evening, quite a bit of sanity will have been restored.

elderberry on October 30, 2010 at 9:25 AM

“When we landed, a woman shouted, ‘Sanity has just landed in DC!’ and we all burst out in cheers and applause.”

Irony is not the strong suit of the “Minnesotans for Dayton” crowd.

MNHawk on October 30, 2010 at 9:28 AM

I’ve never watched more than 15 minutes of either of these guys and then I had a hard time finding them funny. IMO, they’re highly over-rated smirkers who are deeply impressed with themselves and their limited intellectual capacities. The quirk of a brow or a lip is supposed to be suggestive of deep intellectual ability and though. Uh huh.

SilentWatcher on October 30, 2010 at 9:39 AM

The Peter Pan Perpetual Adolescent Party plumbs the depths of its own level of grievance mongering. Truly, they are pathetic.

onlineanalyst on October 30, 2010 at 9:41 AM

At least we’ll know where all the idiots will be converging this weekend.

GarandFan on October 30, 2010 at 9:49 AM

I think the tone of the rally is precisely why most Independents are moving to the GOP. It’s simply derisive of people, of their questions asked of politicians, of their values.

It’s like the Doo-Dah parade in LA, but without the light humor.

I will never quite understand how progressives think that jeering at people helps them win elections.

AnninCA on October 30, 2010 at 10:13 AM

Let them show who they really are…..let the mask come off!

Amen.

PappyD61 on October 30, 2010 at 10:23 AM

will never quite understand how progressives think that jeering at people helps them win elections.

AnninCA on October 30, 2010 at 10:13 AM

Not only does it not win elections, it doesn’t win converts to their governing philosophy. Most people don’t want to be led by smartasses who think their s— doesn’t stink and the rest of us are morons.

I know a fair number of people going to this rally today – they are all liberals who live in the DC area and work for think tanks or universities or liberal advocacy groups, or for the government itself. I would love to see Jason Matera or one of our guys do some “man on the street” interviews there and ask if anyone owns a business or has ever even hired or fired another person, or lost a job in a business that closed. It would be very illuminating.

rockmom on October 30, 2010 at 10:24 AM

Guess Comedy Central figures that just maybe they’ll boost their ratings with this fiasco. Doubt they’ve considered what will happen if this ‘event’ falls flat on it’s face.

GarandFan on October 30, 2010 at 10:28 AM

Not only does it not win elections, it doesn’t win converts to their governing philosophy. Most people don’t want to be led by smartasses who think their s— doesn’t stink and the rest of us are morons.

I agree. It really does turn the Democrats into a kind of condescending group that will tell us what we need. I am all for listening to true experts, but come on. Most stuff in government circles is theoretical at best, and it’s certainly not a “given.”

AnninCA on October 30, 2010 at 10:33 AM

A rally as self-congratulation for their own superior viewpoint. What could go wrong.

Paul-Cincy on October 30, 2010 at 10:38 AM

“Ultimately, it will be those kids at home who learn the history of whether 2010 was just an autumn of harmless entertainment or the throes of a nation amusing itself to death.”

This guy is a fellow at Media Matters…I make it a point not to read any crap – Media Matters is peddling.

Dr Evil on October 30, 2010 at 10:40 AM

Yes, the Left are amusing themselves to death. The Right is electrified: reading books by the boatload, training for activism, running for local office.

I predict the rally will be mostly Boomers who never grew up and assorted nutjobs.

One final day of group mockery of America–on hallowed ground, no less–should just about seal the deal for a rout on Tuesday.

PattyJ on October 30, 2010 at 10:40 AM

A rally as self-congratulation for their own superior viewpoint. What could go wrong.

Paul-Cincy on October 30, 2010 at 10:38 AM

I’m a former Democrat…..so I totally love the liberal stance on many social issues. No question. And I would have supported a public option on HC, too, btw.

True liberal spirit, I think.

But I definitely don’t get the smugness. By the time I graduated, I really got one thing: I’m dumb.

LOL*

College really showed me the vastness of my ignorance. I was a great deal smarter when I entered than when I exited 6 years later.

So I don’t understand this false sense of superiority.

AnninCA on October 30, 2010 at 11:10 AM

So can anyone tell me what the Rally to Restore Snark was about? What was the goal? The message? Or did the rally pass out in a haze of potsmoke before they could get that far? I guess the downside of hipster detachment is that if your message is, “Eh, whatever” and then to act smug at your own detachment, well, why should anyone care?

R. Waher on October 31, 2010 at 6:26 PM

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