Most of those pouring into the Mall Saturday appeared to be younger than 35, and the signs they carried showed a decidedly left-wing bent: "I hope this isn't a trap," "I masturbate to Christine O'Donnell," "Communism was a red herring."
One sign had Hitler mustaches on pictures of Sarah Palin, Eric Cantor, Glenn Beck and John Boehner. The message said, “Afraid yet?” This is particularly insulting to Cantor, who is Jewish and in line to become House Majority Leader if Republicans win next week.
Maybe this was the stench that permeated the air at the "Rally for Sanity"?
Left-wing groups such as Amnesty International, Public Citizen and Feminist Majority Foundation handed out buttons, signs and fliers outside a Metro station near the Mall. Activists were hoping that the young people who turned out in force for President Barack Obama in 2008 — and who form the core of "The Daily Show" audience — would be jolted into action to help stave off expected big losses by Democrats next week.
Or maybe it was this:
....The wind carried the scent of burning marijuana through the crowd.
Katie Shanahan, a 24-year-old who lives in Washington and works at an environmental nonprofit, came with a group of friends. She says everyone in her circle has been talking about the event since early September.
Katie, you and your friends are a bunch of f*cking losers, OK?
And speaking of which...send in the clowns, the court jesters of the Decline, the 21st century equivalent of Nero's fiddle:
You want to know what Stewart's crowd is really all about? More photos from the "Rally for Sanity":