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Colbert super PAC rakes in $1 million

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posted on Jan, 31 2012 @ 03:29 PM
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I think this is funny from a guy who is not really running. Colbert would be the only republican I would vote for.

Colbert and Stewart have been working hard, while in a comedic way, how corrupt the campaign system is in the US right now.

By the amount of donations, it seems others are trying to help spread the information on corruption too.

As you can tell by the statement that Colbert makes at the end of the article:


In one episode, Colbert enlists his lawyer, Trevor Potter, to create a tax-exempt 501(c)(4) so that he can obtain secret donations in a "completely transparent" way.

"Can I take this (c)(4) money and donate it to my super PAC?" Colbert asked after signing paperwork that registered the shell corporation in Delaware. "You can," Potter said.

The camera then cuts to Colbert, whose face displayed a look of total shock. "Wait," Colbert said. "What is the difference between that and money laundering?"



Really a brilliant piece of ongoing journalism.

Colbert Superpak

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Not Coordinating with Stephen Colbert Super PAC




posted on Jan, 31 2012 @ 06:22 PM
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Their exposure of the super pacs is what news should be. Very informative. The bit making fun of Newt unofficially giving directions to his super pac was hilarious. Why is it that 2 comedians are more informative than CNN/FOX/ MSNBC combined?



posted on Jan, 31 2012 @ 07:16 PM
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The vast majority of voters don't even know what a super pac is. It initially sounds too confusing to them, so hey just trust that it is not corrupt without doing research.

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edit on 31-1-2012 by capone1 because: typo



posted on Jan, 31 2012 @ 07:28 PM
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I've said it before, and stand by it NOW:
If EITHER Jon or Stephen were to actually run, EITHER would get my vote...hands down.
No question.

The system is so broken it barely functions!!

I joined and donated to the Colber SuperPAC when it first started.......
And I might very well do so again...now that our household has an income....after nine months without.

I want one of those tee-shirts that says, 'turtle's don't like...' ------------

see ya, gonna go order one NOW!
Go stephen! Go jon!!!!



posted on Jan, 31 2012 @ 07:34 PM
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Originally posted by wildtimes
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I've said it before, and stand by it NOW:
If EITHER Jon or Stephen were to actually run, EITHER would get my vote...hands down.
No question.

The system is so broken it barely functions!!

I joined and donated to the Colber SuperPAC when it first started.......
And I might very well do so again...now that our household has an income....after nine months without.

I want one of those tee-shirts that says, 'turtle's don't like...' ------------

see ya, gonna go order one NOW!
Go stephen! Go jon!!!!


I agree 100%. I am a conservative, but would vote for jon stewart hands down. (Unless Ron Paul was his rival)


They are real people. They understand and are realistic. Gingrich and Romney understand their "beliefs" and that's it. Makes me sick.

Dr. Ron Paul 2012



posted on Feb, 1 2012 @ 09:12 AM
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I think they are both trying really hard to get people to understand what the PACs are doing.



posted on Feb, 1 2012 @ 09:14 AM
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Originally posted by sbc650mike
Their exposure of the super pacs is what news should be. Very informative. The bit making fun of Newt unofficially giving directions to his super pac was hilarious. Why is it that 2 comedians are more informative than CNN/FOX/ MSNBC combined?


Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert, while doing paradoy's are often given a lot of credit by other journalists for being some of the best journalism around.



posted on Feb, 1 2012 @ 05:42 PM
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Originally posted by nixie_nox
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I think they are both trying really hard to get people to understand what the PACs are doing.


They can try as hard as they want to explain it. When the average person thinks "contract" they tune it out.




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