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Stewart Rally – Comedy Central Ad or Democrat GOTV Event

Jon Stewart and elmoSupposedly, Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert hope to host the Restoring Honor Fear Democrats rally in an effort to give all the people in the middle a voice.  Mainly sighting Beck as the extreme vision with little attention  to Maddow or Mathew’s extreme left views, they hope to get us all to tone down the rhetoric .. or something.

At first is sounds both apolitical and non-partisan, but the Democrat’s concern that the rally would suck up all their GOTV (get out the vote) staff, led them to work out a way to use the event and the people attending it.

We reported that the left-wing moneybags (Huffington and Oprah) were already working to buy Jon and Stephen a crowd.  That should certainly worry the DNC as those two women play host to a very liberal audience.  It also starts to put visible cracks into Stewart’s assertion that the rally is about the middle – or perhaps it’s his opinion on where exactly that middle is.  Are Maddow, Mathews and CNN the “middle”?

To really start the rally off with an apolitical slant, Stewart had the non-partisan .. Obama on his show this week.  On the show the President and Stewart both looked silly and the clown act insulted anyone even mildly-informed in the political arena.  As Chris Stigall put it on Big Hollywood:

It was uncomfortable because the President of the United States was taking a voluntary scolding by a clown on a low-rated cable show.  Uncomfortable, too for most informed voters who realize Stewart’s line of questions made Obama’s radical agenda sound conservative..

..“You ran with such, if I may, audacity,” Stewart said. “Yet, legislatively, it has felt timid at times. I’m not sure, at times, what you want out of health care.”

Timid?  Are you serious?  If this is what Stewart thinks is the middle, he’s looking at a statistical sampling of some European socialist mess.  Most Americans want that thing repealed, not strengthened.

Ok, so how is Stewart’s plan to de-politicize his rally going?

  • Step 1: Create an atmosphere for America’s middle by busing/flying in thousands of  liberals – CHECK
  • Step 2: Remove politics by having the most visible leader of a progressive left-wing agenda on show week of the event – CHECK

Now he needs to make at non-partisan.  Of course the DNC will help with that too.  The Examiner posted this little gem on Thursday.

Facing dire prospects at the polls, Organizing for America, the permanent incarnation of the Obama presidential campaign, is looking for help from Saturday’s Jon Stewart/Stephen Colbert “nonpartisan” rally on the Mall. “We need folks to turn the energy from that rally into action by contacting key voters across the country and making sure they have a plan to vote by November 2nd,” Organizing for America officials say in a new email to supporters. “That’s why we’re holding a special phone bank just after the rally.”

But at least the entertainment is apolitical, right?:

..and the stage Saturday was stacked with entertainers associated with Democratic causes or Obama’s 2008 campaign.  – Fox News

Yup – Step 3: Make rally non-partisan by NOT denouncing the connection of a DNC phone bank to the rally (or politely asking them not to make a connection to it) – CHECK

If Stewart wanted to see what a non-partisan, apolitical rally looks like he should have gone to D.C. in August.  No phone banks, no signs, Beck didn’t have Boehner on his show the week of the event (he did have Dr. Martin Luther King’s niece on).

The rally will likely be larger than the One Nation and Restoring Honor rallies.  It should be anyway, it’s not a grass roots anything.  It’s a half-day long Comedy Central commercial.  Arranged and orchestrated by Viacom, transportation paid for by Oprah and Huffington, and after show activities (including food and drinks) by the DNC.

So if this is Jon and Stephen’s answer to 8-28 “Restoring Honor” they are answering “faith, hope, and charity” with Ariana Huffington, Obama, and the Democratic National Convention – Honor vs. Self-interest.  Way to go Jon.

*Update*

Restoring Sanity Crowd Photo

From Reuters

Yup, looks like a pretty good sized crowd.  I heard the rally was highly entertaining, good job Viacom. I was busy removing lint balls from one of my socks, but what I did catch looked like Jon and Stephen pretending to argue over pretty much nothing.  If people took these two professional clowns for more than just comedians, today must have been disappointing.

Jon Stewart’s ‘Restoring Sanity’ Rally Audience Bought by Big-Business and Rich People

The progressive left’s mantra is that rich people, CEO’s and big corporations are evil.  They are the bane of existence for every sign-carrying, nightstick waving, big-government, union-indoctrinated liberal activist on the planet.  It comes as some surprise that Jon Stewarts mess of a lib-kiddy entertainment festival ‘Restoring .. something or other’ is being financed by the wealthy and corporate america.  Liberals don’t find that money offensive anymore?

It all started when Arianna Huffington offered to buy some busses to get New Yorkers to Stewart’s concert event. This post on The Wrap tells the story:

Arianna Huffington’s surprise gift to Jon Stewart — a convoy of shuttle buses to his “Rally to Restore Sanity” in Washington — was an even bigger surprise to the folks at the Huffington Post.

And the cost of the grand gesture — an estimated $250,000 for 100 buses for thousands of New Yorkers — is making some of Huffington Post’s finance executives wince, according to insiders.

HuffPo’s President Greg Coleman agreed that the gesture came a surprise, but denied that there was any internal tension as a result.

“Arianna has a sixth sense for promotion, for capturing lots of attention,” said Coleman in an interview with TheWrap. “We were surprised when she made that offer. She didn’t tell us. But inside the Huffington Post this does nothing to hurt our revenues.”

Good to hear that the Huffington Post won’t suffer.  At first it appeared as though Arianna was going to pay for this out of her own pocket.  you know .. the rich person dropping some change on the homeless guy kind of thing.  Then we heard from HuffPo’s President that they were working to turn this into a money-maker.  Ruh-rho .. mean rich person making money off of less fortunate?

HuffPo President Greg Coleman is now seeking external sponsorship to underwrite the convoy – and potentially turn the gesture into a money-maker.

When Arianna made the on-air announcement, Stewart couldn’t contain himself.

Oh my God, Arianna just Oprah’ed the buses!

Had Arianna out-Oprah’d Oprah?  Oh no my friend.. the Oprah strikes back.  Newsbusters has this little treat on Oprah’s response to being out-Oprah’d .. she’s Oprahing back.  (all these Oprah-isms are driving my spell-checker nuts)

In case Arianna Huffington plotting to spend an estimated quarter-million dollars on buses to the liberal Jon Stewart/Stephen Colbert rally didn’t paint it as an Obama event, how about Oprah Winfrey? The Obama-endorsing, Obama-campaign-stumping Winfrey appeared via satellite on Thursday night’s episode of The Daily Show to announce that she was going to fly Stewart’s audience to Washington, D.C.,

Not to be outdone, Oprah is going to fly one of the live audiences from Stewart’s Daily Show to D.C.

Two rich people with massive corporations supplying Stewart with a bought and paid for audience.  Isn’t that sweet.  But it does get better.

On Thursday Big Hollywood published an article releasing a leaked email showing  that MTV is pressuring it’s employees to go to the rally.

Whether you lean left or right, hail from a blue state or red, prefer keeping sanity, fear, or a healthy dose of both alive and well, the one thing we all have in common is that we’ve pledged allegiance to the MTV Networks flag. And when an opportunity arises to support one (or two) of our own. we’ll take it pretty much every time.

You may have heard that Comedy Central’s Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert are hosting a little get together on the National Mall in Washington, DC on Saturday, October 30th. … This will be a day when — no matter what transpires from Jon, Stephen, and their special guests — our brothers and sisters at Comedy Central will own the cultural conversation, without question. Who would want to miss that one?

It goes on to say that they’ll be providing buses for a free round-trip to the rally.  MTV and Comedy Central are both owned by the gigantic media corporation, Viacom.

So Jon Stewart has the rich and famous, elite and incorporated buying him an audience.  So much for grass-roots.  Not only that, but what about all those complaints that Conservatives are bought and paid for by big business and the wealthy?  It would appear the opposite is true.  The only thing left to figure out is that if we now have  buses and planes being provided for the rally, wonder if anyone will do trains or automobiles to finish out the quartet?