Reason.tv traveled into Stewart/Colbert territory armed with cameras and microphones in an attempt to collect footage that makes rally-goers look as silly as teabaggers. The results are… Well…
These were the best five minutes of footage they were able to edit together? Really? Like, really? I mean, yeah, some of these people seemed kind of silly. (Especially since some of them were wearing Halloween costumes. Except that, at this rally, at least it was Halloween weekend.) And that one lady who said Bush was more like Hitler than Obama was; that was certainly a dumb thing to say. But, let's be honest, it's a pretty far cry from from calling Barack Obama a radical Christian who "has bowed down to the Muslim faith."
Quite frankly, Reason.tv, I am disappoint.
Tags: Liberals, Libertarian, Rally to Restore Sanity, Washington DC
Indecision Delegate Sara Benincasa, surrounded by a crowd of extremely polite humans, took to the National Mall to take the temperature of the American voting populace.
Find out how stoked they are for the midterm elections, what they're wearing to the voting booth and how they feel about really short chicks.
Tags: Cramming for Midterms, Midterms, Rally to Restore Sanity, Sara Benincasa, Video, Washington DC
3:05 – Thanks for following the rally with us. Check back later for clips.
2:59 – Well, that's that. Thoughts?
2:57 – 7-Year-Old Girl/R2-D2 2012-D2!
2:56 – Tony Bennett singing "America the Beautiful"? But he's not American. He's Italian-American.
2:53 – Why is Jon Stewart narrating that REM video?
2:49 – Americans don't live on cable TV? Tell that to the Real Housewives of New Jersey!
2:47 – "If we amplify everything, we hear nothing." Who said that? Wasn't it Stalin?
2:45 – "We live now in Hard Times, not End Times." Some people there, I'm sure, are living in High Times.
2:42 – Oh no! Sincerity! Not on the mall in D.C.! Noooooo!!!!
2:41 – Stephen Colbert's Puppet/Stephen Colbert 2012!
2:38 – Poop beats sanity! But fairy beats poop. Does that mean sanity beats fairy?
2:35 – From the CC Twitter: "Is it just me or does the giant @StephenAtHome puppet look like Dennis Kucinich."
Tags: Jon Stewart, Liveblog, Rally to Restore Sanity, Stephen Colbert, The Colbert Report, The Daily Show, Washington DC
Gentle reader, have you ever considered what you would do if you were, in fact, an elected U.S. official? No? That is sad, because you totally could run for Senate if you wanted to. In fact, it's not too late to announce your own run! Sure, you won't make it on the ballot, but there's that whole write-in candidate route, correct? I'd vote for you. (No, I wouldn't.) Really, I would. (Still lying.)
As your Comedy Central Indecision Delegate, I took it upon myself to go out among The People — a.k.a. my loving constituents — in order to ask what on this green polluted Earth they would do if they were senators. I also asked them various other silly things, because I was the one with the microphone, dammit.
Watch. Learn. See. Do. Be. This is our moment, America.
Tags: Cramming for Midterms, Midterms, Rally to Restore Sanity, Sara Benincasa, Senate, Video, Washington DC
We're gonna start liveblogging the rally starting at around 11:30 am / 10:30 c. So, whether you're on the field in D.C., a satellite rally in another city or sitting in front of your TV or computer, stay with us for all the information that and coverage that we can pump through these tubes in three-and-a-half hours hours!
Tags: Jon Stewart, Liveblog, Rally to Restore Sanity, Stephen Colbert, Washington DC