After the embarrassment on Capitol Hill last week (Stephen, we are not amused, you looked like an idiot), I thought I would let you know just how important this is to your fans and supporters.
The people whose idea this was (ahem, Reddit) weren’t trying to be funny (ok, a little bit) when they suggested Colbert hold a Rally to Restore Truthiness – it was a serious suggestion made by semi-serious people.
Glenn Beck and those like him have hijacked this country. Congress is running amok while the White House staff is allegedly (don’t get me started on Woodward) too busy fighting with each other to attempt governing. And MSNBC has become almost as bad at “opinion journalism masquerading as news” as FOX is. What is a sane person to do?
Well, we watch your shows on Hulu in the morning as we drink coffee and bitch at each other. Then you announced you were hosting this event.
Most of the people I know felt that ours, the largest group of Americans, the ones who simply don’t understand what’s going on anymore or why, had finally found someone to lead us. Someone who made sense, and whom we respect and admire.
No one thinks of you as “just comedians” anymore. And regardless of whether you’re ready for the responsibility (you’ve got it, like it or not), you have become the unofficial spokespeople for an entire generation that’s getting screwed by the system. We’ve been screaming about it in protest, but no one hears.
Don’t come to the rally and disappoint us.
We want to hear what you have to say – really and truly – what your opinions are, without the bindings of a 22-minute program in search of ratings, ads and laughs.
Laughter is great, yeah. But it’s not everything, and it doesn’t help keep Christine O’Donnell from having a serious chance at becoming a legislator (WTF).
We are serious about fixing this country. And we hope you are too. You have the momentum and influence to seriously affect change. The choice is yours.
See you Oct. 30!
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