Let’s get something straight right off the bat. This was a LEFTIST rally. Plain and simple. Jon Stewart may have promoted it as and intended for it to be a “non-partisan” event aimed at mocking hyperbolic ideologues on both sides, but that’s not how it turned out.
The event was totally co-opted by the Left, whose interest groups took advantage of the “moderate” label that both Stewart and many in the MSM bestowed upon the rally before it even took place.
The hard leftist slant of the rally was on full display in the signs that rally attendees were carrying. Many of the signs were bipartisan attempts at humor that succeeded more often than not. However, at least half of the signs specifically targeted conservatives, some in an angry, classless fashion that Stewart himself would probably have condemned.
Here is a sample of some of the more offensive and ridiculous signage that I saw on Saturday.
1.Republicans as Hitler
Stewart specifically said that the rally was intended to mock the people who use rallies as opportunities to portray those that they disagree with as the Fuhrer — and rightfully so. Ideologues on both sides have been waving signs that show George W. Bush and Barack Obama with Hitler mustaches for years — and it’s incredibly stupid. One of most popular catchphrases of the entire “restoring sanity” movement was “I disagree with you, but I’m pretty sure you’re not Hitler.” But, sure enough there they were. People carrying large signs showing members of the Republican leadership with scary Hitler ‘staches. Of course, the intention of these signs could have been to compare these GOP favorites to Charlie Chaplin, but I seriously doubt it.