The Million Moderate March

From the New York Times media blog:

Jon Stewart announced his much-awaited “big announcement” on Thursday’s edition of his late-night program, “The Daily Show.” He plans to stage a rally in Washington to counter what he identified as extremists on either side of the political spectrum.

Mr. Stewart told his audience the show had secured the National Mall on Oct. 30 for what he called “The Rally to Restore Sanity.”

He later labeled it a “Million Moderate March.” The purpose, he said, is to counter what he called a minority of 15 percent or 20 percent of the country that has dominated the national political discussion with extreme rhetoric. He tarred both parties with that charge . . . [Emphases added.]
Stephen Colbert also announced that he would be holding a counter-protest and march to "keep fear alive." In rallying against the 15-20 percent minority on either side of the political spectrum that dominates our political discourse, is one not in effect rallying against the Democratic and Republican parties themselves? against the mindless politics of the two-party state and duopoly system of government? against the corruption and deception we have come to expect from the representatives of the global warfare and corporate welfare state?

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