Twenty-somethings, over 30's, moderates, progressives, vegetarians, Democrats, Gen-FloMaxers, Dave Ross listeners, and Latinos will bring down their cool, hard irony; profound ambivalence; their "I Disagree With You, But I'm Pretty Sure You're Not Hitler" signs; and no funny hats, please.
It'll also be an opportunity to visit the downtown library.
Stewart's Rally to Restore Sanity and Colbert's March to Keep Fear Alive™ are promoting the notions of Extreme Moderation, and Fear-Foot Forward, but most of all, they're saying to America: Glenn Beck is flatulent, extreme, humorless, and self-indulgent. And that his logical processes have a fat neck, a double chin, and rides around in a limo.
That should bring America (and him) to their senses.
The DC rally is three days before the crucial midterm elections, and might even be able to draw, on short notice, a crowd like Beck’s. The Facebook page has nearly 100,000 people who say they'll attend, and an additional 50,000 who are still agonizing about it.
The Seattle rally is gaining steam, having gained about 400 Facers who say they're coming, even though the page has only been up since Friday.
With customary aloofitude, Politico writes:
At a moment when cool, hard irony - a reaction to the heat of the tea party movement - appears to have replaced the hope that buoyed Comedy Central’s young viewers during the 2008 presidential campaign, the rally will be the Democrats’ last best chance to convince a crucial demographic to focus on the midterm elections – and to vote Nov. 2nd.