The Rally to Restore Sanity: What Did You Think?

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It was titled the Rally to Restore Sanity, but it might as well have been called The Rally to Gather Together an Incredible Number of People and Bash the Heck Out of Cable News.

Indeed, in Washington D.C. on Saturday, Jon Stewart hosted an event that featured 250,000 attendees; performances by The Roots, Kid Rock and John Legend; remained entirely apolitical; and skewered the media for creating an environment of anger and intolerance.

While most of the Stewart's roll in the rally was filled with satire and clips of how the media caters to raising the fear levels of society's most ignorant, The Daily News host concluded the festivities with a heartfelt speech that included:

"What exactly was this? This was not a rally to ridicule people of faith. Or people of activism or to look down our noses at the heartland or passionate argument or to suggest that times are not difficult and that we have nothing to fear. They are and we do. But we live now in hard times, not end times. And we can have animus and not be enemies.

"I feel strangely, calmly good, because the image of Americans that is reflected back to us by our political and media process is false. Sanity will always be in the eye of the beholder. To see you here today and the kind of people that you are, has restored mine."

Watch a snippet of Stewart's opening remarks HERE and then vote in our poll: What did you think of the Rally to Restore Sanity?


Jon Stewart's Back to Sanity worked for me. I stopped watching his show.


No the Media is not the one to blame, it's Obozo!!! Every time he opens his mouth he says something else to divide the USA


EVERYONE KNOWS, but you, about Obama holding campaign dinners allover it honey, multiple sources of proof that you are looking for. The American media failed to report it...but, you can bet that the European media were all over it. They were just as curious as to why he was doing it. Also, the Saudi arms deal is all Obama, another unreported story shoved in the shadows by American media. Do your own research, it looks like you need to. As for China, the House (democrat controlled house in both administrations) actually propose all spending bills....yes, that is right, the House ( the Democrats) are the ones that have pushed through every single "loan" from China and dispersed it...all of it.....every penny of it. Don't blame your ignorance on anyone but yourself....

Avatar say the election was stolen by foreign money, are you speaking of the foreing money that Obama campained for in Europe (yes, he was the first candidate to actually hold campaign fund raising dinners overseas!!??) or Obama selling our country to China, to help with his failing stimulus plan?? Oh wait, I bet it was the Saudi Arms deal you are speaking of...the one in which the Obama crew agreed sell them billions of dollars worth of weapons and aircraft,over the next several years. Either way, he went to the wrong people for money and then turned to the wrong people with his lined pockets. Don't kid yourself, Obama wanted to be a big baller....on your dime, and your children and grandchildren will pay dearly for his horrific laspeseseses.


It takes an enormous amount of time and energy to plan anything. Just the idea that Jon and his associates prepared an opening for
the availablilty of a forum to restore sanity was an accomplishment with itself. Whatever any of us got out of it on an individual level, I applaud the efforts of anyone when it has to do with the well meaning wishes of one citizen to another.
Politic and religion aside,there will always be differences of opinions, but the ability to accept another's views that does not inspire hatred,or fear,and the well meaning wisdom of trying to keep us all united as people of this country. In these beautiful lyrics of Lee Greenwood. I'm Proud To Be An American.


I also disagree w/your statement. Glenn Beck has you so mesmerized I feel sorry for you. We Democrats may lose this election, but at least we can say we didn't lose it - it was stolen by foreign money. And yes, I fully supported the rally yesterday.


Wayne, Please read or watch Jon's ending speech again. You completely missed the point of the rally and what he was
trying to say. I respectfully disagree with your take. See, he inspired me :)