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Stephen Colbert is a Superpac!

 
 
Reply Sat 16 Apr, 2011 10:01 am
A PAC is a political action committee is a legally recognized entity in the US that is allowed to fundraise and run political issue ads for a given election season.

A superPAC isn't a PAC that has been bitten by a radioactive spider. It's a PAC that's been created and held by a major corporation.

In this case, Stephen Colbert, uberpundit, has established a superPAC with the weight of the Viacom Corporation.
http://tinyurl.com/3o7sml9

VIDEO CONTEXT:
Part 1:
http://www.colbertnation.com/the-colbert-report-videos/382013/april-14-2011/viacom-ruins-stephen-s-pac-dream?xrs=synd_facebook
Part 2:
http://www.colbertnation.com/the-colbert-report-videos/382014/april-14-2011/colbert-super-pac---trevor-potter

To sign up for more information on the actual political action committee:
http://www.colbertpac.com/
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tsarstepan
 
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Reply Fri 1 Jul, 2011 04:43 am
@tsarstepan,
It's official! The FEC finally approved Stephen Colbert's superpac, ColbertPac!
http://i52.tinypic.com/2ykaxbk.jpg
Here Stephen Colbert (Washington DC, Thursday morning) is officially handing over his final paperwork after the FEC voted to give his superpac legal authority:
http://i56.tinypic.com/23w2oop.jpg
http://i53.tinypic.com/34zmt6c.jpg
http://www.colbertnation.com/the-colbert-report-videos/391146/june-30-2011/colbert-super-pac---i-can-haz-super-pac-?xrs=share_copy

Sign up and/or donate here!
--->http://colbertsuperpac.com
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farmerman
 
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Reply Fri 1 Jul, 2011 05:36 am
@tsarstepan,
Are you shittin me? WHy would anyone send money to what is a goof?

A friend of mine was intyerviewed on his show for a book he wrote and at the interview before the show, Colbert said , "Remember, above all things, Im an idiot"
Thats his character and he does a great job at getting people stirred up, but money? cmon
Thomas
 
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Reply Fri 1 Jul, 2011 09:46 am
@tsarstepan,
Cool! I wonder what he'll do with his new superpowers. One thing is for sure though: John Steward is toast! And so is The Onion and every other liberal comedian out there!
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tsarstepan
 
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Reply Fri 1 Jul, 2011 10:24 am
@farmerman,
Quote:
Are you shittin me? WHy would anyone send money to what is a goof?

That is an excellent question. I'm wondering if the money will eventually be sent to a charity if that is allowed by the FEC rules. I'm sure he will end up doing so as every gimick he pulls, all the money ends up going to a big name charity of some kind.
Thomas
 
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Reply Fri 1 Jul, 2011 10:47 am
@tsarstepan,
And if giving the money to charity turns out to be illegal, that's still good satire material.
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Thu 11 Aug, 2011 07:36 pm
@Thomas,
His superpac has its first televised commercial for Iowa.

Stephen Colbert Super PAC's first ad: What's it really making fun of?
http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Elections/Vox-News/2011/0811/Stephen-Colbert-Super-PAC-s-first-ad-What-s-it-really-making-fun-of
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RABEL222
 
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Reply Fri 12 Aug, 2011 11:28 pm
If it dosent do anything else at least it will educate people to the dangers of unlimited money in politics by the rich and industry who can outspend unions by plenty.
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Fri 12 Aug, 2011 11:46 pm
@RABEL222,
I hope you're right. Maybe the Supreme Court will retract its decision on the citizenship of corporations and their ability to donate unlimited amounts of money to political campaigns and other nontransparent PACs.
RABEL222
 
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Reply Sat 13 Aug, 2011 09:45 am
@tsarstepan,
Not as long as we keep electing ultra conseratives. The Supreme Court will keep on making conserative opinions because it is a political entity. We need a truly middle of the road court. We might get one in 15 0r 20 years.
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