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Colbert Super PAC Lives!

The Federal Election Commission today voted 5 to 1 to approve Stephen Colbert’s “Super PAC”. Yes, this will allow Colbert to raise unlimited amounts of money in virtual secrecy to influence the 2012 elections. But don’t worry, former Bush strategist Karl Rove and former Obama aide Bill Burton are already doing the same thing.

It would be hilarious if it weren’t for the fact that things like SuperPACs are just one more nail in the coffin of democracy, brought on by the Supreme Court ruling that corporations are people and money is speech. We may not have enough money to run our government, but we have plenty of money to run the most expensive elections on earth. As Colbert himself put it, PAC really stands for “Plastic And/or Cash”.

UPDATE: Colbert’s hilarious victory speech:



  1. Jason Ray wrote:

    They did narrowly limit his ability to use his staff’s resources, though, as anything that Viacom uses reources to create can only be shown on his own show. That doesn’t prevent him from using money from the PAC to directly hire other people and do whatever he wants, but it is a limitation.

    Buckle your seat belts, boys and girls, it’s going to be a wild ride to November 2012.

    Thursday, June 30, 2011 at 6:03 pm | Permalink
  2. David R. wrote:

    Yes! Very Good Post

    See this post about how the Supreme Court would rule the 1st Amendment Unconstitutional.

    Funny and on the mark.

    and this one which is not very funny

    Thursday, June 30, 2011 at 7:27 pm | Permalink