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Rally To Restore Sanity Draws Over 200,000 People To D.C.!!

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Jon Stewart's Rally to Restore Sanity and Stephen Colbert's March to Keep Fear Alive drew almost 250,000 people to the National Mall in Washington D.C. on Saturday.

Appearing live on Comedy Central and on satellite broadcasts in 20 different cities, such as in Los Angeles, Chicago, Austin, and Boise, the three hour rally mostly consisted of satire and comedy with humorous sketches and surprise musical guests such as Kid Rock, Ozzy Osbourne, The Roots, Sheryl Crow, Tony Bennett, and Yusuf Islan, the former Cat Stevens.

However, it took a serious turn in the end when Jon Stewart made a speech saying these are "hard times, not end times."

He added:

"This was not a rally to ridicule people of faith or people of activism, or look down our noses at the heartland or passionate argument, or to suggest that times are not difficult and we have nothing to fear. They are and we do.

The image of Americans that is reflected back to us by our political and media process is false. [Americans hear] how fragile our country is, on the brink of catastrophe, torn by polarizing hate, and how it's a shame that we can't work together to get things done. The truth is, we do. We work together to get things done every damn day. The only place we don't is here or on cable TV."


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80 comments to “Rally To Restore Sanity Draws Over 200,000 People To D.C.!!”

  1. 1

    I wish, but I was at the rally in spirit

  2. 2

    Wow, shows how partial that article is. The 87K estimate for the Beck rally was LOW, by ALL accounts. All you have to do is look at the pictures to see that the Beck rally had more, close to 300K, according to the National Park Service - more reliable than CBS. Both CBS and the LA Times are left wing/Obama papers, so, of course, they are going to OVERestimate for the Democrat's rally and underestimate for the Tea Party rally. But, I was at both, I live in DC, and the Tea Party rally was bigger than the Dem rally. Sorry, but that's how it was.

  3. 3

    all my friends went, and i couldnt go cause i was sick. but they had a great time and it was fun playing 'i spy' trying to see them on tv haha

  4. 4

    They are just trying to cause shit from the Glenn Beck rally.

    Shame on them. We have enough problems without idiots like these making fun of what need to be done in this country.

    Most people are becoming atheist lately….how is that funny?

  5. 5

    I would have loved to have gone but has a trip back east earlier this month. Watched bits and pieces on CSPAN. Jon's speech at the end of the rally was moving.

  6. 6

    I thought it was great, we need something like this. No matter who wins on Tuesday they just need the message that they need to stop fuckong around and start acting like mature politicians who need to take care of a country

  7. 7

    Didn't go had to work but sure wish I could!!!!!!!!!!!!

  8. 8

    Very STYLISH rally for sure… Young voters out there get out and vote on Tuesday and show your support for real change because real change takes time and it takes leadership by the Democrats and NOT the Republicans.. We can't let the crazy Tea Baggers party get their hands on our government…..VOTE VOTE VOTE VOTE VOTE VOTE.

  9. 9

    My brother-in-law works in DC and covered both Glenn Beck's rally and Jon Stewart's. Beck's rally was much, much bigger, but he said the weed was better at Stewart's. Also, both were boring as sh*t. Sounds right.

  10. uyeah says – reply to this


    What a bunch of delusional ignoramuses. They don't have a clue what's going on and they don't want to know. Displaying signs with Republicans wearing Hitler mustaches, the kind of think they blast T-partiers for supposedly doing, although they couldn't come up with a single instance, even with a $100,000 reward if they could do so. Hypocrites, they dish out filth, and that's OK, and falsely accuse average Americans as being as low as they are.

  11. uyeah says – reply to this


    Re: danieltroppy – You want a communist government instead? what an ass.

  12. 12

    Re: danieltroppy – ' tea baggers' is an insult, prejudice insult on it's way to a racist insult. Spoutting that real change takes place only with the democrats, not with the Republicans, THIS IS THE PROBLEM, THE HATE, THE ANGER WE HAVE HAD OVER THE LAST ALMOST 2 YEARS. It is fine, okay, to tell people to go out an vote. Tell them you are a democrat and you think that they are doing the best, BUT, you are doing exactly what Stewart is trying to stop. RESORTING TO CALLING PEOPLE IDIOTS, MORONS, ETC who do not politically agree with you. This is so wrong and YOU DID NOT HEAR ONE WORD>

  13. 13

    Lets let Obama know, by voting these incumbent career politicians out of power, he cant keep blaming others for his arrogance and stupidity! Look in the Mirror, its the economy and unemployment stupid!!!!!!!

  14. 14

    The libs are smart, they want you to pay your taxes to them so they can give it away to their special interest groups, and to lib voters who do not want to work. Expect more of the same with either party, unethical government spending at the expense of those that actually work and produce. We are now a country that discourages work and production and encourages dependency. Where's your government handout?… I saw the rally on TV and it was stupid.

  15. ayuu says – reply to this


    ah, I wanted to go.. but couldn't. Yeah, I too, was there in spirit.

  16. 16

    Perez how come you didn’t go to the Rally?

    I live in 45 minutes from DC , I tried to go but all the early trains were FULL. Which is odd for a Saturday morning and going to DC……, we tried to take the bus, same thing…… we were heading there and our friend called us and said traffic was impossible. We were not expecting this type of traffic jam. I was in DC when Glen held his “ Restoring Shame “ sorry meant to write “Restoring Honor”, this did not happen not even close. The amount of people who attended the Rally to Restore Sanity was definitely over 200,000….If you have ever been to a rally, you would know that Rally Glen did not come close to 100,000 people.
    When Jon and Stephen hold their next rally I will be there hours before they are schedule to start…. Jon and Stephen did a fantastic job!

  17. 17

    People I strongly urge most of you to vote on 11/2/10 DEMOCRAT. Let me tell you our experience today 10/31/10: we were putting up posters for the Democrats and we ran into altercations by the republicans who threaten bodily harm who were trying to suppress our 1st Amendment Freedom of Speech. It was like experiencing the Bush Administration all over again when his party set up illegal procedures to spy on others. If the republicans get in control again, they will NOT protect your Bill of Rights under the constitution. Vote DEMOCRAT on 11/2/10

  18. 18

    Reasons why to VOTE DEMOCRAT on 11/2/10 by reading the following accomplishments:
    1. The healthcare reform initiative was passed so anyone can afford insurance 2. Financial Reform laws were passed to regulate Wall Street’s activities to invest ethically and be accountable 3. Unemployment Benefits were extended to those out of work 4. Initiative was passed to keep teachers, firemen, & local/city government employees from being laid off 5. U.S. businesses are being encouraged to create jobs down the ladder but high pay, huge bonuses & expense accounts hamper this growth 6. Grants, Pell Grants & other academic loans were reinstated, whereas republicans suspended these benefits previously 7. 1st Amendment “Freedom of Speech was threatened by the Bush Administration 10. Credit Card Bill of Rights were passed to protect consumers (You) 11. New tax breaks were given to Small businesses to encourage growth & SBA loans expanded to start new companies 12. Taxes were lowered in 2009 for middle class to get tax breaks 13 Two Female Supreme Justices were appointed by Obama 14. On 9/28/10 republicans blocked passage of the Off-Shore bill (S. 3816) which would have denied tax breaks to any company sending our jobs overseas. Need the Dems to vote it in.

  19. 19

    So, Fatwa endorsing, Cat Stevens, aka Yusuf Islam, is the featured singer for the Voice of Sanity for America?
    Isn't that special.
    Well I guess with Saddam Hussein dead and Osama bin Laden in hiding, Stevens was the best the “progressives” could get.
    Friggin’ loons.
    Dhimmi Central, they’ve been promised to be killed last.
    Tuesday is almost here.
    God bless this day to save our Country from these Commie bastards!

  20. LCFB says – reply to this


    i was there. too crowed. funny that a lot people on a gay site are teabaggers and hateful repubichassers. i don't care how many people were at the glenn beck's rally. like i don't care how many ppl show up for klan meetings.

  21. 21

    My fellow Americans, pleaze do not vote Republicans on Tuesday. They are for the rich and powerful only, you the "little people" count for nothing. Have faith in President Obama and the Democrats, they are with the people and for the people. Only the rich and powerful are interested in voting republicans, the others who do are simply uneducated people, that is what all the surveys show. Put your ignorance aside and stand up for your rights with the Democrats.

  22. 22

    Yusuf Islam, better known as Cat Stevens…He has supported calls for the death of Salman Rusdie for writting "Satanic Verses". Yeah, that's sanity, all right….Fatwah's on free speech…Disgusting.

  23. 23

    Re: uyeah
    yet another example of American's not knowing what Marxist communism is.

  24. 24

    Republicans are your fellow Americans. Try to remember that.

  25. 25

    Rally for what? sanity? Yeah ok.
    It was a liberal leftist rally as Becks was far right conservative.

    Don't be a follower.
    Take your own lead.
    Think for yourself and never mind these half baked insane fanatics.

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    Vote Lib if you believe your problems will be solved by growing government. Where are Obama's shovel ready jobs? Have the highways and infrastructure been repaired and expanded in your area, as BO promised. The lack of new infrastructure is strong evidence of what's to come under BO….massive government spending with no returns and the destruction of business. We'll all be riding in the wagon soon…. with no one to push. The good part about this election is that it will create gridlock…which will be a good thing.

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    Re: WatcherOne – Salman Rushdie got what he deserved for writing his terrible unreadabke book of hate. Leave the Prophet alone, the muslims respect Him and with good reason. BTW did you notice that Rushdie keeps very quiet now, a good little scare will shut him up for good. Cat Stevens was a wonderful choice for that occasion, he is a true believer and I can respect that. I have my own religion which I respect and I hate when people yak against the Pope and Jesus Christ.

  29. 29

    Bravo Jon Stewart & Stephan Colbert!
    The silent majority stands up & shouts out fellow Americans!
    Down with the fear mongers & hateful dividers - the loud minority.

  30. 30

    Clearly this Comedy Central circle jerk, er, rally will immediately change the minds of millions of Tea Partiers, GOPers and disenchanted Independents and Democrats nationwide…………..


  31. 31

    Said perfectly. The media polls and interview the most extreme people, left or right. Americans aren't that polarized.. And I don't bother watching FOX NEWs or CNN anyone, there are propaganda all over their news. BBC is where it's at.

  32. 32

    Re: uyeah – It´s ignorami. You're welcome.

  33. 33

    Uh-oh I smell bullshit. Care to provide us with hard data on that crowd size seeing no news agency has thrown out any numbers other then saying tens of thousands attending. Stick to celebrity fluff leave government issues to the grownups.

  34. 34

    It doesn't matter if you like them or not the money raised is going towards education and soldiers, so good for them for trying to help. You people can only see the negative.

  35. 35

    Why are my comments being censored??

  36. fisky says – reply to this


    tiggerchick5, you are retarded. Any actual sources that are able to accurately estimate the size of crowds disagree, but surely by standing in the middle of a mob of people you're better able to estimate things. Also, I live in DC as well and I don't recall lines for the metro wrapping around city blocks for the Beck rally, but I'm sure that you are having trouble seeing as your head is shoved so far up your ass that it's obstructing your view.

  37. 37

    Re: justtfax – How is the term "Tea Bagger" on its way to becoming a racist insult? Not even close.

  38. LCFB says – reply to this


    Re: penny1206 – check the washington post. the rally set a record on the metro. over a million used the metro that weekend. you should stick to using the internet for research other than posting nonsense comments with no facts to back you.

  39. 39

    This Tuesday November 2nd Vote

    If you are 18 or older on this Tuesday November 2nd- Please Vote Democrat
    If you are unemployed Please Vote Democrat
    If you are retired- Please Vote Democrat
    If you are employed- Please Vote Democrat
    If you are a business owner- Please Vote Democrat
    If you are poor- Please Vote Democrat
    If you are wealthy- Please Vote Democrat
    If you are conservative – Please Vote Democrat
    If you are liberal – Please Vote Democrat
    If you are in the military- Please Vote Democrat
    If you or your members family are immigrants- Please Vote Democrat
    If you are Christian, Satanist, spiritualist, atheist- Please Vote Democrat
    If you are male- Please Vote Democrat
    If you are female- Please Vote Democrat
    If you are transgender- Please Vote Democrat
    If you are gay, bisexual, straight- Please Vote Democrat
    If you want the country to prosper - Please Vote Democrat
    If you want to see peace, respect wealth and prosperity- Please Vote Democrat

    After the wonderful Rally where even some conservative republicans attended we decided the country would be doing much better in the hands of a Democrat :o )
    So everyone please get up early and Vote Nov. 2nd.

  40. 40

    The libs will tax the country into prosperity. It's so easy, why don't the tea partiers understand?

  41. 41

    Well first of all I wouldn't drive down to DC in that traffic, but I would have loved to be there in spirit. I would never go to the Beck thing because they are against my way of thinking. It is sad that Obama had some good things going and when Reagan was elected it took unemployment quite a while to work it's way around, but nobody wants to give the guy a chance.

  42. 42

    I live in DC and 200000 is pure bullshit - at best it was 90K - the crowd didn't even get as far as the Capital Bldg. they swarmed the reflecting pool, yes, but 200K people? Another pile of BULL. BTW - what did this crowd raise money for? I'm no fan of back but his rally raised money for soldiers families. So did these people raise money for any one but Colbert and Stewart???

  43. 43

    Wow - you are deluded - try reading the polls instead of the hype. I'm voting every bum out no matter what party they are claiming. Hope you get to stay on welfare.

  44. 44

    I was there and it was AWESOME!!!!!!! And for those saying the Beck Rally had more attendees, it indeed, did not. I have never felt safer in a crowd of 1/4 million people…it was so peaceful and just all around awesome!

  45. 45

    Re: LazaroSi3333 – Thanks for showing your ass. You soundly approve of death threats for speech you disagree with…Nice.

  46. 46

    Re: LazaroSi3333 – That is the funniest thing I've read all day. You must be in a state surreal bliss.

  47. 47

    i have been to the past few rallys in dc and this was by far the biggest. after the 10/2 rally the city was a ghost town. after jon stewarts the streets were flooded with people for hours. glenn becks rally was larger than the 10/2 rally but this may have been the largest since the inauguration.

  48. 48

    Re: CinnamonFlower – How about people vote for who they think will do the best job? It's the idiots that post this kind of junk that are killing the country, don't vote for Democrats just because they are Democrats, same goes for Republicans. Vote for the person who will represent your values and concerns, not just because they wear red or blue. Think for yourselves.

  49. 49

    Ok, we drove into D.C. because the Metro Station closest to us had about 300 people queuing just to get into the station at 11:30 a.m. We drove with no problem to Ronald Reagan Airport, parked, and took the Metro in. It was super crowded but we really had no problems….everything ran smoothly because D.C. had braced for this. The costumes and signs were enough for me to brave the crowds and be at this historic, hysterical rally :)

  50. 50

    Re: me0101 – it wasnt a liberal rally at all. i was there as press and there was absolutely nothing leftist said. in fact stewart took more jabs at those on the left than the right. yes most of the signs were making fun of tea party signs or were leftist, but the whole concept of the rally was that extremists on the right and left are ruining things for the majority of us which are in the center. you clearly dont know what you are talking about!

  51. 51

    Re: MoronsMakeMeLaugh – wtf are you talking about? It didn't get as far as the capitol building? The capitol building was the backdrop to the rally so of course it made it as far as the capitol building. You say that the reflecting pool was swarmed. The reflecting pool is over a mile away from where the stage was, so if that was swarmed then you just made yourself look moron. But that's alright because morons make me laugh too.

  52. 52

    I was there!!!!!!

  53. 53

    Re: LCFB – exactly!

  54. 54

    Wonderful, Very Powerful Spirit, and Kindness at the Rally! I did not see one cross word nor any nastiness and we were like sardines! It was totally packed by passionate, compassionate moderates who believe in human rights. The fact is if people would take the time to research the stories that are shared on the news and find out what is true and what is lies, we would be so much better off. First up with be to ignore the Faux news on Fox and take time to to something constructive for humanity.

  55. 55

    Re: MoronsMakeMeLaugh – They raised money for the "Trust for the National Mall," a charity devoted to restoring and maintaining the space where the rally was be held.

  56. 56

    Re: URwhatUeat – It's not funny, it's fantastic. Down with the country being run based on fairy tales.

  57. 57

    Re: MoronsMakeMeLaugh – - All proceeds of merchandise sales (which they sold at The Rally and continue to sell online) go to charity. The designated charity for the "Keep Fear Alive" merchandise is the Yellow Ribbon Fund, which helps injured service members, while proceeds from the sales of "Rally to Restore Sanity" merchandise will go to the Trust for the National Mall. Additionally, fans of Stewart and Colbert have donated over half a million dollars to DonorsChoose.org, which is an online charity that makes it easy to help students in need through school donations.

  58. 58

    Perez! The event DRAWS over 200,000 people there? OPRAH THE ASPIRING GOD sent them there! Busloads of them! Obama sent busloads of them there! I would have gone, too, and I CAN'T STAND EITHER OF THOSE! Are you SERIOUS?

  59. 59

    Re: Carlops54 – I would like to point out…as I have on this board before…that the economy was in the crapper and unemployment was at an all time high BEFORE Obama took office. This is a case ofselective memory and misplaced anger because the administration that DROVE this country into the shitter is no longer in power.

  60. 60

    Re: Matrix – so, you're another one of those teatards that doesn't know that the Obama admin and the dem congress gave the country a 116 billion dollar tax cut with the stimulus package?

  61. 61

    Re: Matrix – yes, actually, they have. Flood damage to my city was repaired, roads repaired, sidewalks replaced. All with stimulus dollars.

  62. 62

    Re: justtfax – Actaully Hun, they started calling themselves this first "teabaggers" before anyone else did not knowing what it meant….

  63. 63

    In the long run Jon is right… Most of us are middle moderate people that care but have real lives and its the jerks that get more press. He doesnt say who to vote for only to go out and vote and not to listen to the 24 hr news

  64. 64

    If you want large corporations to continue to leave the U.S. and continue to get low taxes or no taxes, vote republican.

    If you want our jobs to come back to the U.S., you want people to be treated with respect and not discriminated against, you want regulations against pollution and non-safe working hazards, and you want the middle class back, vote Democrat.

  65. 65

    Re: danieltroppy – 4 yrs of dems in control is not enough…wake up

  66. 66

    the official crowd estimate is 60,000. only lefty media like huffington post are inflating the numbers to 250k. they are obsessed with 'beating' the beck rally…they need to get a life.

  67. 67

    Of the 12 people I knew that went, 10 went to only see the bands. There would have been a lot less people there had the bands not been playing. Stewart and Co knew this.

    Sad that they got the bands and still couldn't top Beck's rally numbers.

  68. 68

    I love how Perez censors the comments. How many are dropped in favor of his liberal gay agenda. Can't wait until tomorrows elections. This rally made a joke of very serious issues facing our nation and a viable political movement. Let's see if Perez will actually post this comment.

  69. 69

    Re: URwhatUeat

    If anyone is trying to cause shit it's Palin, Beck, Hannity, Limbuaugh and the rest of these types of right-wing lunatics. They are making a mockery of the Republican party.

  70. 70

    Re: KevinK – lol… no one knew what was going to happen! No one knew what bands or if ANY bands would be there!! so…. your theory is toast. People went because the MESSAGE is important. Because they wanted to be an exclamation point to the MESSAGE!!!

  71. 71

    No punishment would be too great for Dems who have supported Sir Golfsalot and his Regime in its quest to kill capitalism, the economy, morals, business, and the strength of our fighting forces.
    Just one more day, till you all see dead Dems walking.
    The Grim Reaper poll is showing that Democrats are losing the cemetery vote by 6 points to Republicans. heh

  72. 72

    Yes and it was great. It was amazing to see people from all over the country and of many different back grounds and ages coming together. Had a blast!

  73. 73

    Re: danieltroppy – REAL change would be 'WE ARE CHANGE' and NOT Obama or Palin change, we must AUDIT THE FEDERAL RESERVE and FORT KNOX !!!


    $1. Rothschild Banks of London and Berlin
    $2. Lazard Brothers Banks of Paris
    $3. Israel Moses Seif Banks of Italy (Now Bank of America)
    $4. Warburg Bank of Hamburg and Amsterdam
    $5. Lehman Brothers of NY
    $6. Kuhn, Loeb Bank of NY (Now Shearson American Express)
    $7. Goldman, Sachs of NY
    $8. National Bank of Commerce NY/Morgan Guaranty Trust (J. P. Morgan Bank - Equitable Life - Levi P. Morton are principal shareholders)
    $9. Hanover Trust of NY (William and David Rockefeller & Chase National Bank NY) are principal shareholders).

  74. 74


  75. 75

    I hope these 'rich corporate liberals' who pretend to give a shit about humanity have had their fun, because this is it. Its over. Once this election is over, the shit will hit the fan in the United States and especially Europe. I mean all you can do is throw mud at 'republicans' or 'white christians' who are easy targets in the heartland, but you NEVER throw mud at the crooks on Wall st., the banking families that own the Federal Reserve. How about an AUDIT of David Rockefeller? Evelyn de Rothschild? Jaime Dimon? Lloyd Blankfien? Anyone? Any liberals with guts out there? I didnt think so. As long as your lifestyle is sustainable and everything goes your way, we have 'the silence of the left'. You are going to get hurt this time.

  76. 76

    Re: CinnamonFlower – Revolution is coming flower child, now go and rent "How Do I Flee To Canada In Less Than 3 Hours". Good luck.

  77. 77

    Re: Jaye1980 – Not according to Fox "news", and the scream louder than anyone else. If these people who are blaming th Dems for all the countries problems would take a moment to think for themselves they would realize this. We had these problems long before President Obama and it will take a long time dig ourselves out. Things don't happen over night, but all these people want is instant gratification and since they haven't gotten it they're ready to bring in a whole new crowd of people. So good luck with that, you'll all be even more angry in 2 years.

  78. 78

    Two more years of Sir Golfsalot, and we'll be rationing toilet paper, just like in Cuba and all of us on the dole.
    You Libs are just plain angry and astonished we middle class Americans are "not going quietly to the ovens" like the Jews.
    Too bad we aren't Canadians or British.
    The takeover would have been so easy.

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    Re: chunkeh – WHat are you trying to say? "These problems dont go away overnight". Why dont you IDENTIFY THE PROBLEMS first, and then go from there. Identify the problems. What war? Obama said he would end both wars, and he has not and has opened a pathway to a few new ones. Sir, look at these parties leadership. They are all on the take from higherups and off shore entities particularly in EUROPE and the UK. Enough already, they are crashing the dollar intentionally. Hank Paulson under Bush started the first bailout 3 months before Bush left office, and now we have a 3rd bailout from Obama coming up for $5 Trillion over the next two years. They an't pay back the debt, and it has nothing to do with the two wars. It has to do with a planned Derivatives collapse that began in the late 1990s. Look it up.

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    Islamic terrorists = misunderstood
    Conservatives = enemies
    End this Regime today.