Stewart And Colbert Rally to Restore Sanity
Twitter has been abuzz with the #rally4sanity hash tag. The tag – a method of marking a word in a “tweet” as especially searchable – represents a rally to be held in Washington, DC by “funny” men Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert. This rally is to mock the “Restoring Honor” rally held by conservative Fox News Channel show host, Glenn Beck, which marked the 47th anniversary of Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” speech this past August.
Never mind Beck’s rally was attended by Dr. Alveda King, the niece of MLK and herself a longtime civil rights activist. Never mind Beck has also had the grandson of Gandhi on his show. He’s a white man, and a conservative. Plus, he associates himself with the Tea Party teabaggers.
For a white man to criticize the failings of a black president is nothing short of racism.
Oops! Let me clarify. When a conservative white person criticizes the Obama administration, it’s racism. If a radical leftists like Stewart and Colbert do it, it’s perfectly fine.
The spoof [of] the Tea Party rally, which happened last month, will have a competing march from Colbert, Colbert said in a statement that his own ‘March to Keep Fear Alive’ will be held at the same time on October 30, encouraging followers to ‘restore truthiness’ in Washington and challenge those who wish ‘to replace our Fear with reason’. Colbert is known for spoofing Republican-leaning chat-show hosts, added: ‘But never forget – “Reason” is just one letter away from “Treason”. (Source: Ravayu)
While Stewart and Colbert are ostensibly “comedians,” it’s sad to say I believe fully 60% of the left uses them as their only source of news. So, when Colbert references keeping fear alive, I can’t help but wonder if it’s a self-parody. Certainly, both Comedy Central hosts have done much to perpetuate the total untruth of a violently racist Tea Party, when – in fact – the exact opposite is correct.
All this begs the question: If Beck’s rally to restore honor was really about dishonor (and fear), what is a rally to restore sanity about?
As Stewart and Colbert (who is much, much funnier than Stewart) go, so goes the nation. As such, I’m sure we’ll see a host of marches and rallies all aimed at diluting the political speech of Americans concerned more about the state of the nation than a good hyuk. In anticipation, here are some suggestions for future events:
- Meghan McCain’s “Restoring Virginity Rally”
- Lisa Murkowski’s “We The People Rally”
- Imam Feisal Rauf’s “Restoring Peace Rally” – (warning: if you don’t attend, there will be a violent Muslim backlash.)
- Al Sharpton’s “I, Too, Have a Dream (Without Jews in it) Rally”
- John McCain’s “Protect the Border by Building a Fence (Then Sitting on it) Rally”
- Whoopi Goldberg’s “Wymym Against Rape Rape Rally” – (cocktails and quaaludes available upon request)
- Johan Mayer’s “Rally Against My Own Racist Penis”
- John Cusack’s “Ralie Ugaynst Ill Liturasie”
- Joan Cusacks’ “I’t Not My Fault We’re Related By Blood Rally”
- Roger Ebert’s “Save Me From My Own Monstrous Ego Rally”
- Rick Sanchez’ “Rally Against Drunk Driving”
- Chris Matthew’s “I Have a Tingle Rally”
- Eric Boehlert’s “SEIU Action Figure Fundraiser” (Maximum Attendance: 12 – no more can fit in his mother’s basement
- Gloria Steinem and Amanda Marcotte Present “Rally Grrrllls” – (No children allowed. Live ones, that is)
- Bill Maher’s “Summer’s Eve Disposable Rally”
Please, people. Attend as many of these events as you can. Keep the (revisionist, leftist) dream alive!