Restore Sanity

Comedy Central’s Jon Stewart is having a “Rally to Restore Sanity” gathering October 30 in Washington, D.C. I plan to attend, along with a friend or two, and hope many others will, too. Sure,  Stewart is usually playing for laughs, but if the way our government functions isn’t a joke, then it’ll do until one gets here. Even President Obama has alluded to the rally in his recent public appearances, and while he and democrats decry the “just say no” republicans, I doubt the rally will focus solely on  the GOP. There’s plenty of blame left for the inept (or complicit?) democrats in D.C. The Tuesday following the rally is the mid-term election, and I doubt Stewart’s confab will impact anything that happens election day. But I appreciate his efforts at trying to restore, if not complete sanity, some objective and satirical commentary on the our state of affairs. We need a few laughs, as always. And if the pundits are right, the democrats stand to get a punch-line right in the face. Perhaps deservedly,  the spineless, wimpy democrats will lose congress, in spite of the GOP not having any solutions other than tax cuts for the rich.  (Not to public: vote 3rd party!) So, rally on Jon, and I hope the weather is fine on the 30th, and that the laughs (bittersweet, no doubt) will be non-stop. Whatever the election results, the joke, I’m afraid, will as usual and seemingly as always, be on the American public.

About jharrin4

mass communication/speech instructor at College of DuPage and Triton College in suburban Chicago. Army veteran of the Viet Nam era.
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