As you might expect, there were a lot of people there who didn’t know what they were talking about.
They also didn’t seem to be too concerned about keeping the grounds clean. That’s pretty typical for the left. And yes, before people protest, this was a left-wing rally.
The left always picks out the craziest signs at our rallies. Why not give them a taste of their own medicine?
I’m sure the attendees had a good time, but anyone who thinks this was a non-partisan rally to restore sanity is kidding himself. This was a rally to restore self-righteousness – a rally bankrolled by our snooty liberal elite. (Attendees from NYC, for example, were able to ride to DC on Arianna Huffington’s dime.)
I have a real problem with the Stewart/Colbert brand of above-it-all hipster sarcasm. To me, it’s just another version of the lefty meme that “anger” denotes a lack of intelligence. We are talking about the future of our nation, people. Laugh if you want to, but I think at least some anger is perfectly appropriate.