During a town hall in Virginia today, President Obama gave his endorsement to Jon Stewart’s “Rally to Restore Sanity” on Oct. 30 — although Obama mangled the name of the event.
As he has done many times before, Obama was riffing on cable news talk shows, calling them “purposely provocative,” when he compared them to Stewart’s efforts to tone down the rhetoric.
Per MSNBC, Obama said, “Use Jon Stewart, the host of the Daily Show. Apparently he’s going to host a rally called something like, ‘Americans Who Favor a Return to Sanity or something like that.” He said that he was “amused” by the concept of the event.
He agreed to Stewart’s concept of a “busy majority.”
Obama said, “They’re looking after their families. They don’t go around calling people names, they don’t make stuff up, they may not be following every single issue because they just don’t have time, but they are expecting some common sense and some courtesy.”