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President Obama to stop by 'The Daily Show'

Comedy Central has enlisted President Barack Obama to help promote Jon Stewart's upcoming Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear on Oct. 30 on the Mall in Washington.


The dueling rallies have merged into one. (Comedy Central)

Stewart will be in Washington next week to do episodes of Comedy Central's "The Daily Show," Obama is a scheduled guest for Wednesday, Oct. 27.

The President has already endorsed the rally -- kinda. At a roundtable discussion last month, Obama told residents of RIchmond, Va., he was "amused" by the idea of Stewart's Rally to Restore Sanity (which has since been merged with Stephen Colbert's March to Keep Fear Alive), adding that it was "really important" for people who expect common sense and courtesy in their daily interactions to have a rally where their voices can be heard, as the AP reported at the time.

Here's Obama's appearance on "The Daily Show" right before the 2008 election:

The Daily Show With Jon StewartMon - Thurs 11p / 10c
Barack Obama
www.thedailyshow.com
Daily Show Full EpisodesPolitical HumorRally to Restore Sanity

By Lisa de Moraes  | October 20, 2010; 8:34 AM ET
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Does this guy do anything but show up on TV shows? He has been campaiging since he got elected. Someone tell him he can stop now, he won't be here much longer. You can take Pelosi, Rangel, Waters, Reid and Rahm with you!

Posted by: bailey50 | October 20, 2010 9:15 AM | Report abuse

Can you tell us when and where Stewart is taping his show? and whether tickers are available?

Posted by: bmcallister1 | October 20, 2010 9:20 AM | Report abuse

That's funny - one comedian meeting another, this should be really hilarious for all those affected by the economic downturn. Both Obama and Stewart can laugh at those poor souls mostly young recent graduates who voted for this president yet so far unable to find even part time jobs, not even the shovel ready ones that Obama promised and later retracted.

These young folks should be so glad that their hope of American dream has just came down to start living in a socialist spread the wealth society envisioned by their great leader. Remember Obama has 2 more years to destroy what little that's left out for them but they can always look forward to repaying the huge debt by way of paying taxes on every penny they earn for the rest of their lives.

Yet another reason to celebrate - let's party!

Posted by: CJ123 | October 20, 2010 9:24 AM | Report abuse

I bet there'll be more people at the rally to restore sanity than there was for Glenn Beck's book hawking event.

The GOP will likely be sorely disappointed this November and hopefully calls for new leadership will follow. The craven plan to lie, obstruct and deflect was not the patriotic thing to do for the last year and a half.

Posted by: theobserver4 | October 20, 2010 9:38 AM | Report abuse

@ Bailey50, can you name one politician, especially this time of the year, that is not in constent campaign mode?

As for tickets, I've heard nothing on the Daily Show or Colbert Report about tickets to their DC tapings.

Posted by: jmichaelharris1959 | October 20, 2010 9:48 AM | Report abuse

Can he denigrate the office of the presidency any more? The Daily Show, really? What's next, Springer?

Posted by: akdonner2 | October 20, 2010 10:12 AM | Report abuse

It took the GOP 8 years to completely destroy the US economy, and now those same GOP whiners are complaining because Obama hasn't fixed their disaster in 20 months. Man-up folks!

He's accomplished so much in such a limited time: averting another great depression, saving our financial system, reforming healthcare, not to mention financial reform and restoring our allies respect for America as a just nation abroad.

If the GOP recaptures the House, we'll quickly see a return of the radical GOP policies that almost drove us to ruin.

Of course those ignorant repubs think that their wins will because the public supports their crazy policies - Wrong.

The people hold the GOP in worse esteem than the Dems. The GOP's good fortune is that the electorate is angry about the economy and wants to lash out at those in power, even if those in power did nothing to cause our present circumstances.

Posted by: Stabo | October 20, 2010 10:32 AM | Report abuse

The President of the United States, whoever he or she may be, no matter the party, does NOT belong on television shows such as Jay Leno, The View, or Jon Stewart. I cannot imagine any of our past Presidents with any sense of dignity doing this.

Posted by: Aquarius1 | October 20, 2010 10:45 AM | Report abuse

To those who believe that appearances on The Daily Show denigrates the office of the President of the United States, I encourage you to watch the complete unedited interview with Eric Cantor from last week. Jon Stewart and Eric Cantor had a more productive discussion than any news organization has in recent years. Here are the links:

PART 1
http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/tue-october-12-2010/eric-cantor

PART 2
http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/tue-october-12-2010/exclusive---eric-cantor-extended-interview-pt--1

PART 3
http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/tue-october-12-2010/exclusive---eric-cantor-extended-interview-pt--2

Posted by: damascuspride04 | October 20, 2010 10:46 AM | Report abuse

@CJ123, as a young American recently graduated from college, I'd like to thank you for speaking on my behalf. Like most of your aging and increasingly politically irrelevant counterparts, none of us up-and-comers asked you to speak for us, or even care to share with you exactly how we feel about politics, the economy, or our society. This stems from the reality that you blew your chance at changing this country for the better by political means. In the short time before you retire and live the rest of your years on a social security system funded primarily by the hard work and prosperity of my generation, its best you stop grabbing at the reins. They're in our hands now, and we'll influence this country through a plurality of beliefs, expressed with civility, because we value the differences of our peers. What we don't value is your has-been generation and this last-hurah of socially conservative nonsense. Your baby-boomer generation raised its children to believe they are all special, that life in this country is fair, and that the key to success is a good education. In short order we realized the nonsense of that wishywashy dreamworld, but I don't hear us complaining. The truth is, life is a challenge, one that my generation is embracing whole-heartedly. You should consider doing the same, and in the meantime, stop thinking y'all are still in control.

Posted by: smart-aleck | October 20, 2010 11:09 AM | Report abuse

What does that caption mean? "The dueling rallies face several obstacles?"

Posted by: chiquita2 | October 20, 2010 11:18 AM | Report abuse

Please, obama is such an embarrassment to himself and all Americans, he never shuts up, his face is everywhere, enough to make you sick. Enough of this loser.

Posted by: highwaybluesoccer | October 20, 2010 11:19 AM | Report abuse

Now that Obama has forced all his failed policies on the American people, healthcare, cap n trade, and an increasing unemployment situation, he has turned to the young people, who he forcing to purchase health insurance, in a last minute desparate attempt to gather votes. Since when is it American to force anyone to purchase something? Apparently Obama thinks the young don't know any better! And where are the jobs for the young people! Why would the young people vote for a party who has distanced themselves from the job dilema, leaving a 16%+ unemployment rate for them to struggle with! Obama uses his youthful charm to talk a big game, but that's just what it is, all talk! Some Americans were fooled last time at the ballot box with Obama's message of "change", but hopefully they won't be fooled again!!

Posted by: donn09 | October 20, 2010 11:20 AM | Report abuse

Jon Stewart should ask Barack Obama why he continues to conceal virtually the entire paper trail of his existence in a tight shroud of secrecy.

No current member of the mainstream media has ever found the courage to raise this question with the Chosen One.

Doing so would prove that Jon Stewart is more than just an overpaid entertainer.

The vast majority of American voters believe that the process of running for President of the United States should be the toughest public job interview on the planet.

Barack Obama could not be hired as a janitor in a federal building with the amount of verifiable background information that he has provided.

Obama's original typewritten long form birth certificate, school records, SAT and LSAT scores, college and law school admission records and grade transcripts and thesis papers, medical records, passport history, Illinois state senate tenure records, complete White House visitor logs and other relevant records and documents have all never been released or allowed to be subjected to any sort of scrutiny, despite several years of repeated requests for disclosure by numerous individuals and non-traditional media organizations.

The Obama 2008 campaign and subsequent administration have to date spent a substantial sum on legal fees, estimated in the millions of dollars, to fight Freedom of Information Act filings and other requests to examine this material.

The mainstream media has given Obama a remarkable free pass on this basic issue of personal truth and transparency. It has become customary in modern times for presidential candidates to allow for the release and scrutiny of the substantive body of their personal records and credentials, indeed up until 2008 in large measure precisely because of a strong interest by the mainstream media.

The candidacy of Barack Obama changed all of that.

In their eagerness to "make history" by covering the campaign of the man whom they were clearly interested in helping to become the first black president, the mainstream media failed in their essential national responsibility, namely to report on significant events with thoroughness and impartial objectivity. They ignored their duty to search for the truth and should be regarded with disdain by all people who value information in a free society.

Barack Obama's true origins, past associations, idealogical convictions, behavioral influences and ongoing relationships are matters of great concern to a fast growing number of people of all political persuasions who just want to know the truth about this man.

This is the sort of information that could be gleaned and better understood by having access to the sort of information that modern presidential candidates have allowed to be scrutinized in the past, primarily because of the influence of the mainstream media.

The sort of information that Barack Obama and his handlers keep deeply hidden away.

How about it, Jon Stewart?

Will you help us?

Posted by: FlashHarry | October 20, 2010 11:22 AM | Report abuse

Donn09 says "Since when is it American to force anyone to purchase something?"

Am I to assume, then, Donn, that you're driving without insurance, and without paying the uninsured motorist fee? Or are you too young to drive, or too stoopid to pass the driving test?

Posted by: Pamsm | October 20, 2010 11:40 AM | Report abuse

Contrary to what some may think, the elderly paid for the social security they are now receiving through payroll deduction from the time they were sixteen to 65! The elderly actually worked for their retirement!! It is smart aleck who lives in a dream world, who hasn't yet tested the real world of ups and downs, and who hasn't contributed one penny of my retirement. I worked for every bit of it!! Smart aleck isn't as smart as he thinks he is!!

Posted by: donn09 | October 20, 2010 11:45 AM | Report abuse

Glad to see that Obama has enough free time to appear on the Daily Show and Mythbusters, after successfully handling the economy, the ongoing wars, and all that other trivial stuff. We must be doing great if he has so much free time!

Posted by: Illini | October 20, 2010 11:51 AM | Report abuse

Obama,and the EU should learn from China the soon next main power in the world: communism to keep people straight and capitalism for business. They are the biggest moneylander to these two.

Posted by: pepiveas | October 20, 2010 12:12 PM | Report abuse

Obama and the UE cannot understand that the future world power is China: communism to keep people straight and capitalism for business. Both are moneylenders from China

Posted by: pepiveas | October 20, 2010 12:28 PM | Report abuse

Contrary to what some may think, the elderly paid for the social security they are now receiving through payroll deduction from the time they were sixteen to 65! The elderly actually worked for their retirement!! It is smart aleck who lives in a dream world, who hasn't yet tested the real world of ups and downs, and who hasn't contributed one penny of my retirement. I worked for every bit of it!! Smart aleck isn't as smart as he thinks he is!!


Posted by: donn09 | October 20, 2010 11:45 AM |

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Social Security isn't a "saving's account". Otherwise, it doesn't work.

When Social Security was enacted, Ida May Fuller was the first social security recipient. She paid in a total of $24.75, retired in 1939, lived to be 100 years old in 1975, and in the process collected $22,888.92 in benefits.

Intergenerational Transfer

Anyone who knows anything about Social Security knows it is an intergenerational income transfer program. The transfer is largely from the working young to the retired old. Though there is a so-called Social Security Trust Fund, it is not truly operated as a trust.

Those who pay into this fund have no ownership rights to any benefits. In 1960 the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in the case of Flemming v. Nestor that Social Security benefits were not contractual in nature. The government can bestow the benefits on whomever it chooses, without regard to how much, if anything, that individual may have paid into the system.

Recipients of Social Security benefits have generally received more than they paid into the system. This has not been due to astute investment of the monies paid in payroll taxes. It has been due to the robust growth in wages of those still in the workforce.

Posted by: MichelleKinPA | October 20, 2010 12:29 PM | Report abuse

smart-aleck, creep back into your facebook cocoon where civility!!!! reigns

Posted by: ginamallet | October 20, 2010 12:30 PM | Report abuse

Hey Flashharry,
Obama has more right to be President than John McCain. Obama was born in Hawaii, McCain was born in the Panama Canal Zone.
All you birthers have been so discredited in the last 20 months, but you keep up your bullcrap. How about channeling all that hatred for Obama and do something useful that would make you a better American by doing something constructive instead of constantly passing on myths and lies about our President.

Posted by: sumo1 | October 20, 2010 12:36 PM | Report abuse

FlashHarry,

I am interested if you have asked for this same information from Palin and many of the tea party people?

Posted by: swatter57 | October 20, 2010 12:36 PM | Report abuse

OH wow, OK this makes a lot of sense dude.

www.being-anon.at.tc

Posted by: clermontpc | October 20, 2010 12:36 PM | Report abuse

Why not?

The Daily Show is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Democratic Party.

I suppose if they can't be funny, they might as well be political.

Posted by: Benson | October 20, 2010 12:43 PM | Report abuse

smart-aleck : Thank you so much for the wonderful rejoinder. I have faith in the young ggeneration.

Posted by: ramannv | October 20, 2010 12:47 PM | Report abuse

for all of you complaining that Obama is denigrating the office for appearing on the Daily Show, when Bush was in office, I saw him on a Saturday morning fishing show with his dog Barney.

Posted by: dc_professor | October 20, 2010 12:48 PM | Report abuse

pessimistic voices ..
boring!
if both zen-tered
top fun sansdoute
lotta of stuff to
ridicule in historic
soon to take place coup against
the constitution
by kinda of brainless barbies
payed by dark papa war!
best luck to debrainwash the
populace.
yes we can
stop being zombies!


Posted by: manittou | October 20, 2010 12:52 PM | Report abuse


Great to see the smartest guys on TV (Jon and Stephen) making space for the voice of reason in this great country and also raising money to donate to the Mall.
Can’t wait for the Rally!
And it’s great to see President Obama get involved in this too!

This country is moving forward, regardless of how many hissy fits the far Right continues to have!

Posted by: Moosem750 | October 20, 2010 12:55 PM | Report abuse

Notice the timing of the Obama appearance on the Daily Show and the timing of the "rally" in Washington. Just before the fall midterm election so that the media can cover it and use it to drive home the democratic messages that are going to be propogated during the rally (and the TV appearance). Jon Stewart is all about being funny and congenial when interviewing democrats but gets all serious and forgets to be funny when interviewing republicans. So, expect to see this appearance over-hyped and tied into the rally until November 3rd.

Posted by: dojemc | October 20, 2010 12:56 PM | Report abuse

Obama's entire career has been built on overpromising. Now not only is he underdelivering, he is doing so in spectacularly woeful fashion, and his teleprompter-dependent rhetoric is leaving even his true believers cynical and uninterested in turning out one-more-time for another round of hype built on bitter charges against an evil overclass.

Posted by: Smarg | October 20, 2010 1:00 PM | Report abuse

To follow-up. Mark my words, all three major networks will broadcast stories about the rally and do so prominently. If this rally was held on November 3rd, it might rate a minute on Keith Olbermans (SP?) show on MSNBC but not anywhere else.

Posted by: dojemc | October 20, 2010 1:03 PM | Report abuse

From reading these comments, I'd say Jon Stewart is right, tone it down.

Lighten up a little. So he is going to be on a TV show? Big deal. I am not old enough to remember but wasn't Nixon on laugh in?
If he was to go on the Fox news channel what would be the difference, neither is real news.

Posted by: larsonlk | October 20, 2010 1:04 PM | Report abuse

It is 19.40 PM European continental time and ypou still haven´t published my comment

Posted by: pepiveas | October 20, 2010 1:05 PM | Report abuse

dojemc: Notice the timing of the Obama appearance on the Daily Show and the timing of the "rally" in Washington.
_______________________
I hate to borrow from the movie "Role Models," but are you implying with your use of quotation marks that the large enthusiastic gathering on the mall should not be considered a rally? Also, you obviously missed Stewart's beat-down interview of Chris Matthews.

My fellow educated, tax-paying, argula-eating husband and I can't wait until October 30th!

Posted by: dconover | October 20, 2010 1:09 PM | Report abuse

This is pepiveas: now you publish my complaint but not my comment as follows: Obama and the EU should learn from China, the future first power in the world: communism to keep people straight and capitalism for business. Both US and EU cannot survive without the money Cina is lending to both

Posted by: pepiveas | October 20, 2010 1:10 PM | Report abuse

Under Sharia Law people like Beck, Obama, Stewart, and Colbert wouldn't be allowed to appear in public.


Make mine Sharia.

Posted by: tallyhohohoho | October 20, 2010 1:20 PM | Report abuse

The President of the United States appears on The View, The Daily Show, etc. It's amazing how much effort is being expended in degrading the Office of the President. You'd think he had nothing better to do!

Posted by: hannahsmith91 | October 20, 2010 1:27 PM | Report abuse

As a teabagger I am somewhat concerned about what it will mean if attendance to this event exceeds Glen Beck's Rally to Restore..." (I forget the whole title) I am also deeply conscerned this rally might get leftist types to get out and vote against the teaparty republicans, thereby stealing the election

Posted by: jake555 | October 20, 2010 1:38 PM | Report abuse

You don't like the President appearing on The Daily Show? So what? John McCain made perhaps a dozen appearances leading up to the 2008 election. Also making appearances were presidential candidates Joe Biden, Tommy Thompson, Chris Dodd, Mike Huckabee, Bill Richardson, Mitt Romney and Ron Paul. Unlike the shills on FauX News, at least the Daily Show is willing to take both parties to task.

Posted by: binzer513 | October 20, 2010 1:47 PM | Report abuse

CJ123, This whole thing isn't nearly as funny as George Bush joking for the 60th annual dinner of the Radio and Television Correspondents' Association, where he looked for WMDs hidden by Iraq. Where was your outrage then?

Posted by: Roger2 | October 20, 2010 2:28 PM | Report abuse

I cannot wait until all you baby boomers are either dead or retired so that we can finally get on with the daunting job of repairing all the damage that you have done.
I am not, however, looking forward to having to pay for your retirement. I just want you out of the way, your divisive voice does not speak to us or for us.
Small wonder you don't believe in climate change, you haven't seen the inside of a classroom in over 50 years, a lot has changed since Kennedy was shot.
Get over it, you are irrelevant. And no, I won't fix your computer...again.

Posted by: pete1013 | October 20, 2010 3:12 PM | Report abuse

What a great President who has a sense of humor and doesn't spew hate. Being on Jon Stewart's show is great, as Jon Stewart is an intelligent person and oh so humerous and of course he doesn't spew hate either. I am sick of the crazy tea bagger women who spew nothing but hate I wish they would just stay on the hate channel Fox with hannity and beck,complete nut jobs. Way to go Mr. President. Yes we need to restore sanity and also collecting money to restore the mall is such a wonderful idea, too bad beck didn't collect for anything worth while, but when one is a raging lunatic, what can one expect nothing but it is all about me. Keep up the good work Mr. President, Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert, we are with you 100%

Posted by: audrey2010 | October 20, 2010 3:20 PM | Report abuse

Remember Obama SAVED millions of jobs; he didn't create them but he saved them.

On a similair note; I walked out of my house today and instead of turning right, I turned left. I saved twenty million lives by making that decision today.

No mathematician, statisician or scientist in their right mind would justify Obama's 'saving jobs statement' without running a comparison baseline that would see the jobs effect without his intervention. But I forgot; Obama is the annointed one and part of being progressive and being a messiah is the ability to skirt the deductive method to scientific reasoning.
Jon Stewart, like Nancy Pelosi, will be in awe of this character and gobble up whatever Obama has to say about how he has fixed our economy, healthcare and world relations. Somehow the increase in unemployment since he took office; the upcoming reduction in quality of healthcare for those of us that pay for it, and the fact that our enemies are more certain than ever to pursue hostile agendas will be viewed from the perspective that it would have been much worse had he not steppd in. Instead of the old way of politicians seizing on what they have positively done to our actual position and standing compared to the past; The new mantra for America: IT COULD HAVE BEEN MUCH WORSE; WE SLOWED THE NEGATIVE ACCELERATION; IT AIN'T GOOD BUT IT AIN'T AS BAD AS IT COULD HAVE BEEN.

Posted by: civilrightist | October 20, 2010 3:27 PM | Report abuse

Why not?

The Daily Show is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Democratic Party.

I suppose if they can't be funny, they might as well be political.

Posted by: Benson | October 20, 2010 12:43 PM | Report abuse

Benson:

Not content that you control the entire talk-radio venue and have your own television network that you can use for fundraising and campaigning (never see that on ABC, CBS, or NBC.) Not only is the Daily Show and Colbert Report funny, but they're very accurate at pointing out hypocrisy. But then again, you should relax. When stellar candidates such as Sharon Angle, Christine O'Donnell, Rand Paul, and the nazi from Ohio enter congress in the fall, I'm sure the economy will immediately start producing millions of jobs, both wars will end, global warming will cease to exist...you get the idea.

Posted by: chadborman | October 20, 2010 3:44 PM | Report abuse

Oh, please. Some of you are so self-righteous. Doesn't anyone remember Nixon on "Laugh In?" "Sock it to ME?"

Posted by: mpmck | October 20, 2010 3:46 PM | Report abuse

For anyone in the DC area complaining about jobs for young people, or looking for a job, please, go to the USAjobs website. At DHS, in my office alone, there are plenty of open positions available. Please apply. We need the help. Finance/Accounting backgrounds a plus. Seriously, I have been in the federal government for the last ten years and I have never seen more available jobs than in the last two years.

Posted by: dcfthr | October 20, 2010 5:21 PM | Report abuse

The President appearing on a thought provoking comedy show is great! The young voters should be reached out to in that venue. I remember Nixon on Laugh In, little did we know then what a real jokester he was.

Posted by: tobmore | October 20, 2010 5:37 PM | Report abuse

OMG! This is going to be great. I wonder what they will talk about. =)
I love Obama and Stewart, my too favorite men.

Posted by: blklez6 | October 20, 2010 5:43 PM | Report abuse

"Rally?" It won't be a "rally." It will be a democratic swan song : - ) And other emotive devices.

Posted by: dojemc | October 20, 2010 5:55 PM | Report abuse

To the poster(s) who inquired about tickets to the Daily Show and Colbert Report tapings next week: The tickets were sold out within an hour of their going on the market, several weeks ago. But there's plenty of room on the National Mall if you want to attend the dual rally.

Posted by: nan_lynn | October 20, 2010 6:31 PM | Report abuse

"Contrary to what some may think, the elderly paid for the social security they are now receiving through payroll deduction from the time they were sixteen to 65! The elderly actually worked for their retirement!! It is smart aleck who lives in a dream world, who hasn't yet tested the real world of ups and downs, and who hasn't contributed one penny of my retirement. I worked for every bit of it!! Smart aleck isn't as smart as he thinks he is!!"
_______________________________________________

Well, if that's your understanding of the social security system, I trust you'll be returning upwards of 80% or each of those checks you'll be getting, since it's not your money. The simple math may lead you to believe that you "deserve" every penny of those SS checks, but how the program actually functions allows YOU to FREELOAD on the earnings of those still gainfully employed. Yessir, make no mistake, you are standing to gain (significantly) from a socialist program enacted to redistribute wealth. You are rockin' on my dime. I urge you, if you morally disagree with these socialist programs, tear up that SS check. If you believe that a program like Social Security is un-American, tear up your SS check.

It's unfortunate that you seem to think that we "youngsters" have much to learn, when, in fact, we're the ones who actually realize the implications of your shortsightedness. It's even more unfortunate when you mistake education and knowledge in regards to somewhat complex finance with "inexperience" and "lack of work ethic." Oddly, I'm the one still working... and you're not.

Posted by: autofan1 | October 20, 2010 8:54 PM | Report abuse

Within the commentary against President Obama is viciousness and disregard for limits that shares its nearly unhinged perspective with similar kinds of fervor that animates other mob mentality. The commentators at issue are unashamed about using insulting and demeaning language usually reserved for darkened corners where pornography and other unacceptable debauchery hide.
Within the commentary against President Obama is viciousness and disregard for limits that shares its nearly unhinged perspective with similar kinds of fervor that animates other mob mentality. The commentators at issue are unashamed about using insulting and demeaning language usually reserved for darkened corners where pornography and other unacceptable debauchery hide.
We need only to understand the mentality of unbridled lynch mobs to notice how those spectators believed they were part of righteous undertakings. They convinced themselves that something about the human being they were torturing in public was instead inhuman and deserving of limitless injury. Something similar is underlying the more extreme commentary against President Obama. They show an appetite for pushing bounds of decency and decorum farther away from Obama so that more and more extreme characterizations against him come within the public sphere. This tendency has reached dangerous levels, especially in today's climate of under restricted access to guns.
I think it is time for WP to review its policy on what constitutes "abuse" with respect to comments allowed for publication, even regarding public officials. Perhaps the concern needs to go deeper than simply prohibiting profanity. Surely the wide range of comments would remain untouched but the most disordered might be edited out.
I think it is time for WP to review its policy on what constitutes "abuse" with respect to comments allowed for publication, even regarding public officials. Perhaps the concern needs to go deeper than simply prohibiting profanity. Surely the wide range of comments would remain untouched but the most disordered might be edited out.

Posted by: edarden4u | October 20, 2010 11:21 PM | Report abuse

It seems most people have missed an important word here: SANITY. Of course, that's not a characteristic in great favor with Tea Baggers and their supporters.

Posted by: bibleburner | October 21, 2010 3:33 AM | Report abuse

If you can't attend the rally in Washington because you have stuff to do and are busy taking care of your family, working, looking for a job, school, etc. then attend a rally in your area: http://www.meetup.com/rally4sanityandmarch4fear/

Posted by: TodorKrecu | October 21, 2010 7:07 AM | Report abuse

I hope there's enough lip balm on hand for the 30 minute smooching session of Obama's onyx rump performed by Jon Stewart, AKA Bill Maher Light. Anyone else attempting to smooch the presidential butt will only find themselves kissing the back of Stewart's head.

Obama misses no opportunity to have his ego stroked.

It's fitting that Obama appear on Comedy Central, since he is like another Comedy Central character, South Park's very own Mr. Hanky; the resemblance, physically and aromatically, is striking, though he's just a bit taller.

John Svengali

Posted by: johnnytelecaster | October 24, 2010 6:35 AM | Report abuse

bailey50 said: "Does this guy do anything but show up on TV shows? He has been campaiging since he got elected."

It's funny how the wingnuts think that Obama is (1) implementing a broad, sweeping socialist agenda that is the most radical undermining of our country's values and institutions ever seen, and (2) a completely incompetent hack that can't accomplish anything due to his lack of experience and understanding of the way things work.

Wow, that is pretty miraculous to be both at the same time. Great logic, bailey50!

Posted by: tomguy1 | October 25, 2010 1:41 AM | Report abuse

Here's my Anti-rant rant against the smug and the humorless among you ... yes, that means you, little brother ...

Democracy is messy, polarizing, chaotic...It was designed that way...Our slow progress mandated by our system of checks and balances secures us from invasion, not from without, but from within, by the injudicious, the fringe, the radical...President Obama defends with the Lincolnesque eloquence of a legal expert (because he is one)our system, and regards the polarizing divisiveness of the less enlightened as necessary, and perhaps a necessary evil, in a system where all things work together for the common good, in spite all our best efforts to invade from within. The rampant smugness and infantile rage demonstrated in the comments here convey to me three salient points for today: (1) No one mentioned on this board has a sense of humor except Stewart and Obama; (2) it is easy to see how the bovine mob mentality of the 1860's and 1960's could have led to retarded wars of grotesquely tragic proportions; (3) baby-boomers, many of whom died in that terrible war, failed to pass on one essential to the younger gens...a @#&%-ing sense of humor....

Maybe Stewart can help, but I doubt it...

Everyone is just so smug these days ... no wonder there are so many homeless ... do you just step over them, too, and swear at them for collecting social security?

It is time for global consciousness - raising, but then again, when hasn't it been?

The poor -- and the smug humorless -- you will have with you always...

Isn't that how it goes...?

Posted by: TheDoctorIsIn | October 26, 2010 9:36 AM | Report abuse

IT'S ALL A JOKE TO OBAMA. SO ARE WE, THE CITIZENS OF THIS GREAT COUNTRY. I REALLY MISS RONALD REAGAN, THE ONLY PRESIDENTIAL LEADER
OF RECENT TIME TO TRULY LOVE AND SERVE THIS COUNTRY. ALL THE REST HAVE USED THE SYSTEM FOR THEIR OWN BENEFIT.

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