Archive for October 15, 2010

Just so everyone understands, there the John Stewart rally exists for two different purposes. One of which has already been achieved.

For Comedy Central, it is PR and even if only two drunks show up they have managed to get the ratings and promoting they want. Comedy Central has achieved its goal.

For the left, it is different, over and over the left has tried to ignore, silence, dismiss and destroy the tea party to no effect. Finally they tried to outdraw them, but the Sharpton and the One Nation rallies were spectacular failures.

So they have gone all in to achieve the goal. What goal? As as One Nation. The goal here is to paint democrats as energized and engaged and ready to vote and to get the MEDIA to report this.

Let’s make one thing clear. Stewart rally Keg Party is going to be very well attended (Oprah, Arianna and comedy central paying for the trip isn’t going to hurt either. I don’t know if they will outdraw Beck, (or if they will pick up their trash, but I suspect Stewart is not stupid enough to let his crowd trash the mall.)

It is NOT going to be an indication of democratic strength or purpose. It is going to be about a bunch of people getting to see their favorite comics and have a fun time (Think Dan’s Bake sale except Rush didn’t pay for people to go).

The Mainstream media WILL paint it as a sign that democrats are energized and will talk about nothing else on Monday, with the goal of actually energizing the unenergized voters. When Joe Scarborough decided that One Nation wasn’t worth talking about since “He was watching football” I guarantee you Morning Joe have time to comment on it and guest after guest from the left media will be talking about how it is a game-changer.

The goal will be to make it a game changer. It will fail.

Update: Sissy Willis on the subject

Update 2: Doug Powers comments at Michelle’s

Huffington and Winfrey are spending a lot of cash to ship people to the rally — people who wouldn’t have attended unless somebody gave them a free ride. As far as I’m concerned, Arianna and Oprah’s money is helping make an ironic point for the right.

Exactly.

Ok guys now remember this. With Oprah, and Arianna and comedy central all paying for people to go, if they DONT outdraw Beck then they damn well better be embarrassed.

Every now and again Stacy will throw a zinger at Allahpundit for never linking to him and I tend to smile. Allah’s mistrust of all things Palin annoys me but it never was a big deal one way or the other.

Well the clip that Stacy posted & the interview I shot at the Marty Lamb / Jim McGovern debate seems to have become the talk of the conservative town at the Gunn event many where talking about it. You would think that it would rate a link from allahpundit.

It did rate a link, to RCP:

Via RCP. At Reason, Jacob Sullum is on the money:

Cripes even Wikipedia got a link instead of Stacy and Stacy was THERE.

I’ve got nothing against RCP but next time Stacy comment on how Allah won’t link to him or to HIS story. I’m going to listen.