Signs Of Sanity: Rally Attendees Get Creative While Making Fun Of Anti-Obama Myths

Unlike Glenn Beck’s rally, there was no ban on signs at Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert’s Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear. Attendees took full advantage, breaking out the creativity with signs poking fun at Tea Partiers, myths about President Obama, extremism in the political realm, Republicans and the optics of rally signs in general.

[TPM SLIDESHOW: Sanity Restored: Photos From The Stewart/Colbert Rally]

Mostly, sign makers went for the funny. Here were some of the best signs spotted by TPM reporters and readers at the rally:

  • “Even if my guy loses, I’m still not moving to Canada… (It’s too cold and I don’t like hockey).”
  • “The Founding Fathers Fathered Anchor Babies.”
  • “I wouldn’t presume to tell God who he hates.”
  • “I was told there would be donuts.”
  • “Don’t Believe Rally Signs.”
  • “Obama is not a Muslim, but it would be okay if he was.”
  • “I was going to make a witty sign but I ran out of lett…”
  • “If Obama’s a Muslim, can we have Fridays off?”
  • “Aqua Buddha says RELAX.”
  • “Personally, I blame Matt Yglesias.”
  • “Superlatives are the WORST.”
  • “I spell check my political rage.”
  • “What’s wrong with being the anti-Christ?”
  • “I’m generally okay with this administration!1! I just have points of disagreement I’d be happy to talk calmly about.”
  • “Please STOP Trying to Take Back ‘Your’ Country. It’s MINE Too! How ‘Bout We SHARE?”
  • “Show us the birth certificate” (featuring a generic picture of a baby)
  • “Hitler was a total Nazi.”
  • “Freedom Fries! NEVER FORGET”
  • “I (Heart) The Scientific Method.”
  • “Death to the Extremists” (TPM reader EF).
  • “My Arm Hurts!” “The Person Behind Me Cant See,” “This Sign is Spelled Correctly,” “Don’t bear arms, arm bears,” “I’m against picketing but I don’t know how to show it” (TPM reader JF).

Additional reporting by Evan McMorris-Santoro. [Ed. note: this post has been updated.]

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