October 30th, 2010
03:18 PM ET
soundoff (28 Responses)
  1. shannon

    I hope the message of tolerane and acceptance was heard across the nation and we reject the tea party on Tuesday. They represent hatred toward muslims, gays and minorities. Their candidates want to take us back to a sad time in America, where minorities weren't welcome, and gays had to live in fear and secrecy. Everyone please vote, vote fo sanity, vote to keep the values of America. Unlike Glen Beck and his followers, I think America has honor, lets vote to keep it.

    October 30, 2010 03:43 pm at 3:43 pm |
  2. Claudia, Houston, Tx

    Glenn Beck and Rush Limbaugh, eat your heart out. This is what real America looks like and this is always the way it will be because we are a free democracy of people from all ethnic groups, religion, race, etc. just like our military men and women.

    October 30, 2010 03:57 pm at 3:57 pm |
  3. vic nashville tn

    I watch the full rally in comedy central worth watching

    October 30, 2010 04:05 pm at 4:05 pm |
  4. Alistair

    Looks Jon Steward & Stephen Colbert just out rallied Glenn Beck.

    October 30, 2010 04:07 pm at 4:07 pm |
  5. Just J

    Its time for people to understand, We can not go back to the past.. Republican years or Bush years.. All these Republican claim they can change things, well they had 8 years just 2 years ago and they did nothing but throw use middle class and lower class under the bus. I'm not going to vote Republican because I am still feeling the scars of the Bush years. I will not allow there lies to over take my way of thinking,..Sorry if I feel this way, because I can remember how the Republicans made my life feel just two years ago.. Not that its any better, but it sure isn't as bad as it was back then.

    October 30, 2010 04:10 pm at 4:10 pm |
  6. Young people go vote for Democrats!

    Young People get out and vote now and Nov 2! And bring your famiies and friends. Young people is what keep America moving forward. The conservitism stop of bring change to a crawl. Under Pres. Obama we now have a 21st centry "health care system" a 21st centry "finanical reform" and 21st centry pell grants to keep up with the global economy. The "stimulus set the ground work to invest and save the future. It's up to you now the keep it moving forward.

    October 30, 2010 04:19 pm at 4:19 pm |
  7. Donnatella

    I thought the rally was great, Stewart is right the fear coming from both sides especially the right is getting out of control.

    October 30, 2010 04:19 pm at 4:19 pm |
  8. willie flpyd

    I may be a grandmother, but I admire the youth of today for their interest and sincerity in wanting to make our country better for my grandson. Bless you and may you have every opportunity for a great life.

    October 30, 2010 05:04 pm at 5:04 pm |
  9. Name Mystic

    To all the young people out there; YOU have more power than you think! Get out and vote on Tuesday. Support our president keep hope alive!

    October 30, 2010 05:10 pm at 5:10 pm |
  10. rob

    To Shannon, you really need to take a better look at those you say ......"represent hatred toward muslims, gays and minorities. Their candidates want to take us back to a sad time in America, where minorities weren't welcome, and gays had to live in fear and secrecy. The vast majority of people who you say hate everybody are not what you think.

    This is an election about the fundamental direction of the countriy: Do we want more and more Government with higher debt and less potential for the ordinary citizen to improve his or her lot in life, or do we want realistic Government that performs its constitutional requirements while allowing ALL of the GREAT AMERICAN PEOPLE no matter who they are to lead the world.

    Please take the time to do research, inform yourself more before you paint groups with such a HATEFULL broad brush.

    October 30, 2010 05:14 pm at 5:14 pm |
  11. I Support President Obama

    This is truly what our Country is about a reprensentation of our Country. Tea Party and Palin you don't represent The USA.

    October 30, 2010 05:18 pm at 5:18 pm |
  12. Anonymous

    "I hope the message of tolerance and acceptance was heard across the nation and we reject the tea party on Tuesday."

    You mean "tolerance and acceptance," but only of people you like?

    How Liberal of you...

    October 30, 2010 05:34 pm at 5:34 pm |
  13. A little sad

    It was a great rally, and I think was fair to both sides.

    I just wish that at the end, when Tony Bennet told the audience to vote, it was louder and more people had said it.

    I also just loved that they got Yusuf, previoulsly known as Cat Stevens to cone sing peace train.

    October 30, 2010 05:38 pm at 5:38 pm |
  14. Henry Miller

    "I hope the message of tolerance and acceptance was heard across the nation and we reject the tea party on Tuesday."

    Sure, "tolerance and acceptance," but only of people who think like you. How Liberal of you.

    October 30, 2010 05:40 pm at 5:40 pm |
  15. zon

    1. so it was totally partisan? and 2. the fear u speak of, does that include the fear u try and stoke in people about republicans? 3. neither party is perfect, nor should either be blamed for every negative thng. it has taken both to get us here. if u dispute that, u are uninformed as to how gov works. 4. independents rule both childish parties. u cannot win against us or without us. we spank the party that needs it most. presently, dems shud lean forward and brace themselves. hateful partisans on the right shudnt get too cocky and hateful partisans on the left shud reflect on why this is happening. labels like right and progressive arent necessarily descriptive of everythng in either partys agenda

    October 30, 2010 05:41 pm at 5:41 pm |
  16. Malcolm in St Louis

    I went to the rally in St Louis, great crowd, beautiful weather and two hours of feeling good about life.

    When you see people leaving a tea party event they look bitter and twisted.

    I was glad to see so many people who do not look like me but care about their country and the tone of discourse.

    Hey tea partiers, if low taxes were the answer, then Missouri would be Nirvana.... and it aint....

    October 30, 2010 05:50 pm at 5:50 pm |
  17. Chris

    SIMPLE 3rd grade Socialism: People want to be taken care off. If they can't because of they don't have the means, they look for the government to step in and take care of them. More people become in need and can't take care of themselves, and the government encourages those people to rely on the government for whatever they need. More programs are created to support everybody. The government, to fight unemplyment, increase its hiring and balloons its payroll and benefits. With all those needs, the hiring, the benefits, the government needs more money. The government starts to grow more and more and starts taxing its people to the bone, because the government has a huge responsibility to provide everything for its people. The government becomes the owner of everything so it can work for the best interest of those people in need. Do you want Socialism America?

    October 30, 2010 06:04 pm at 6:04 pm |
  18. tracy

    Thank and praise God for this rally. Let's get fired up people... we're ready to go!!

    October 30, 2010 06:33 pm at 6:33 pm |
  19. the real ib

    Obama is the one spreading hate speech; listen his speech about our enemies the reublicans and tell me that is not hate speech.

    October 30, 2010 08:02 pm at 8:02 pm |
  20. Clark Wilhelm Griswald

    The right uses fear and anger, the left uses comedy and humor. Much more fun to be on the left.

    October 30, 2010 08:17 pm at 8:17 pm |
  21. pat

    When you vote, make sure you know which candidates will work to do more for our country. Don't vote for someone just because they said the worst things about the other side. We don't have time to fool around with negativity. There are serious problems to contend with. Don't let the Republicans scare you. The eight years under Bush should scare you more.

    October 30, 2010 08:19 pm at 8:19 pm |
  22. Marie MD

    Great rally!!! Jon and Steve brought out people who really care about the direction this country is being led by a few ex speakers, ex governors (half term really).
    For the young lady who was interviewed by Channel 4 in DC. She said that the rally would not make people go out and vote. I would tend to disagree with her. The rally might not have been political, in a covert sort of way, but we all need to vote on Tuesday.
    Fear is dead – they dragged Colbert out with his puppet. That's symbolism.

    October 30, 2010 09:02 pm at 9:02 pm |
  23. Marie MD

    I forgot about the crowd. It might not have been 10 million as Stewart joked, but it was three or four times the size of girly beck's insignificant backyard picnic.

    October 30, 2010 09:06 pm at 9:06 pm |
  24. kyra

    Lean Forward...

    October 30, 2010 09:15 pm at 9:15 pm |
  25. Ready for 2012

    Young people, don't make the same mistake you made in 2008. Please don't elect another obama.

    October 30, 2010 09:56 pm at 9:56 pm |
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