www.rallytorestoresanity.com: Jon Stewart’s Rally Will Help the Tea Party!
October 11, 2010 2 Comments
Are these people sane?
ATLANTA— Jon Stewart is holding a rally on the National Mall on October 30, 2010 to “restore sanity” to American politics. It is a snide, dismissive retort to the Tea Party rallies held there in previous weeks and a general snub at the anger voiced by mainstream, conservative Americans over the past two years. There are many things that are ironic and interesting about this rally by Mr. Stewart. Chief among them, however, is that this will probably help, not hurt, the Tea Party heading into the November 2nd mid-term election.
They’re actually going to run on a platform of repeal. …My attitude is, go for it.”
—Barack Obama, March 25, 2010
Mr. Stewart, and many liberal/progressives like him, believe that protests against the Obama Administration and its legislative priorities are basically insane. The presumption in the snideness with which they treat these protests is that the people protesting don’t really know what’s good for them, particularly with respect to health care.
Mr. Stewart’s response to the protests seems to be fairly typical from his side of the aisle. Up until a few months ago, most Democrats believed that the healthcare bill would become popular after it passed and that any efforts to repeal it would be futile at the voting booth. Many Democrats believed that Clinton lost the House in 1994 precisely because he failed to pass the bill. But now that the bill has been law for over six months, the polls have not shifted in favor of the plan, and Republicans are set to make substantial gains running on a repeal-and-replace platform, the fall-back of liberals is to dub everyone who opposes the healthcare bill as crazy or insane. Or worse- so stupid that they can be manipulated by rich people.
Barack Obama’s arrogant words to “go for it” on repeal are going to come back to haunt him very soon. And I believe that this rally by Jon Stewart, in which he is going to mock the majority of Americans who are “going for it,” is going to end badly for the liberal/progressive movement and further inspire the Tea Party movement.
But we have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it..”
—Nancy Pelosi, March 9, 2010
“…we will save $1.3 trillion, as we improve quality, lower costs, expand access…”
—Nancy Pelosi, March 23, 2010
What else is ironic, however, is that Jon Stewart is ostensibly rallying in favor of the party currently in power, arguing that they are the “sane” choice.
The sane choice? Where has Jon Stewart been during this debate?
Nancy Pelosi stopped making sense in her public statements long ago, but this year has become so unhinged from reality that I think she has slipped into full senility. I think her detachment is obvious to most people who have been paying attention and accordingly her approval ratings have dropped tremendously.
It is ironic that Jon Stewart will be basically rallying in favor of someone so out of touch and unpopular just days before the election, under the banner of “restoring sanity” to American politics. The Tea Party, despite all of the bad press, looks surprisingly sane and in touch in contrast to Nancy Pelosi and her ilk.
I will not sign it if it adds one dime to the deficit, now or in the future, period.”
—Barack Obama, September 9, 2010
“Health care protesters are ‘evil mongers.’”
—Harry Reid, August 12, 2009
“If I hear one more Republican tell me about balancing the budget, I am going to strangle them.”
—Joe Biden, October 6, 2010
But it’s not just Nancy Pelosi who has made insane comments during the previous year. Barack Obama, Joe Biden and Harry Reid have been making them for quite some time now. They have either been spreading false promises about the legislation they are shoving through or they have been slandering the opposition.
This is what people are rallying against. They are rallying against being lied to by their government officials about the true cost of big government, and especially this health care plan, and they are angry at being mocked by those very same people as “evil mongers” etc.
How does Jon Stewart’s rally fit in this context? Isn’t he just doing more of the same? Won’t this only stoke more fervor among the Tea Party crowd?
If the gate is closed, we will go over the — over the fence. If the fence is too high, we will pole-vault in. If that doesn’t work, we will parachute in. But we are going to get health care reform passed.”
—Nancy Pelosi, March 21, 2010
Nancy Pelosi clearly pole-vaulted over the majority of Americans and shoved through her unwanted health care legislation last Spring. Now much of mainstream America is upset and angry and is going to take it out on her and her party at the voting booth.
And then here is a Jon Stewart, holding a rally on October 30, 2010, in which his face will be plastered on national television all day, mocking everyday Americans who are upset over the lying, insane ways of their politicians.
The short of all of this is that Jon Stewart is out of touch and this rally is going to be a boon to the Tea Party movement.
I look forward to watching!