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Date: 06/30/11 11:15 AM

30 Responses to Stephen Colbert Prevails Before The FEC

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    madest Male 40-49
    7379 posts
    June 30, 2011 at 10:54 am
    Link: Stephen Colbert Prevails Before The FEC - The FEC grants Stephen Colbert permission to create a `Colbert Super PAC.` This ought to be good.
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    OutWest Male 50-59
    546 posts
    June 30, 2011 at 11:40 am
    He`s a partisan.... That is trying to promote his corporate brand.
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    bigjames02 Male 18-29
    121 posts
    June 30, 2011 at 12:09 pm
    Hah, where do I sign up? This is awesome.
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    Justin9235 Male 18-29
    1582 posts
    June 30, 2011 at 12:13 pm
    Colbert could seriously run this country with how many shenanigans he get`s away with XD .. and I`d help him the whole way!
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    souladdict22 Male 18-29
    178 posts
    June 30, 2011 at 12:25 pm
    I`m so happy!
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
    36208 posts
    June 30, 2011 at 12:27 pm

    He`s making a satyrical comentary of the Supreme Courts poor decision that corporations can spend unlimited amounts of money on political ads with no accountability for truthful content. They`re called Super PACs.

    And in the Colbert style, he`s doing a really funny job of it!
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
    36208 posts
    June 30, 2011 at 12:43 pm

    I can`t wait to see The Colbert Report tonight to see him take a victory lap!
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    June 30, 2011 at 12:49 pm
    Its his evil plan to become president
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    madest Male 40-49
    7379 posts
    June 30, 2011 at 1:03 pm
    @ OutWest, Wouldn`t you rather know who`s behind the PAC than some shadowy billionaire that has politicians and supreme court judges in in his pocket and is actively working against your best interest? I know I would.
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    Cajun247 Male 18-29
    10722 posts
    June 30, 2011 at 1:14 pm
    supreme court judges in in his pocket

    That`s a serious allegation got any proof (other than the supreme court decision no duh)?
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    RexJNibcore Female 18-29
    70 posts
    June 30, 2011 at 1:17 pm
    Colbert Super PAC. Great Super PAC or GREATIST Super PAC?
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    YANKmyDOODLE Male 30-39
    771 posts
    June 30, 2011 at 1:19 pm
    AWESOME!
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    madest Male 40-49
    7379 posts
    June 30, 2011 at 1:36 pm
    @Cajun247
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    OldOllie Male 60-69
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    June 30, 2011 at 1:55 pm
    If this doesn`t point up the sheer folly of ALL campaign finance laws, I don`t know what does or ever will. All of these laws are nothing more or less than incumbent job security programs.

    What part of "Congress shall make no law," don`t these stupid bastards understand?
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    Cajun247 Male 18-29
    10722 posts
    June 30, 2011 at 2:19 pm
    @madest

    That`s just one judge who admittably should`ve just sat out one case as far as your article reads. Other than that I don`t see any direct link between Thomas and Citizens United.
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    Cajun247 Male 18-29
    10722 posts
    June 30, 2011 at 2:30 pm
    Actually all the Citizens United decision did was remove the ban on political broadcasts funded by third parties (corporations if you must) being made within 30 days of primaries and 60 days of the general election. There is still a limit on how much the third parties can contribute.
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    Cajun247 Male 18-29
    10722 posts
    June 30, 2011 at 2:42 pm
    @OldOllie

    An ad is speech but the money that goes into isn`t.

    Therefore the latter can be regulated. Also what else isn`t free speech:
    Perjury
    Inciting chaos
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    OutWest Male 50-59
    546 posts
    June 30, 2011 at 3:12 pm
    @madest.... Of course knowing is always best.

    But, just like our News, I need to consider the source as to their motivation. I am sick of hyper partisans that claim to be acting for the good of all. Especially when it gives them ratings, readers and ultimately money in their pockets.

    As I remember Colbert originally played a "character" he created, to mimick and mock Bill O`Reilly? Does he now do what he does as a philanthropist?
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    madest Male 40-49
    7379 posts
    June 30, 2011 at 5:22 pm
    Viacom to my knowledge hasn`t contributed to America`s decline. Americans for Prosperity has. Besides the FEC ruled that this is Stephen Colbert`s PAC (the 114th Super PAC btw). And only he alone can promote it. Viacom was sidelined so I`m not worried. Stephen Colbert is smart as a fox and his PAC will make a statement.
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    phoneybone Male 18-29
    1744 posts
    July 1, 2011 at 12:15 am
    what i don`t get is is this PAC designed to give Colbert funds for a campaign of his own? Or is it going to be funds for Colbert to divy out to other candidates? Who`s gonna get the money of the PAC?
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    madest Male 40-49
    7379 posts
    July 1, 2011 at 5:56 am
    That`s the thing about PACs. You can use the funds you collect to run ads in favor or against any candidate or issue you want, with or without the candidates approval.

    Stephen Colbert won`t be running for president.
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    Dreizehn Male 18-29
    17 posts
    July 1, 2011 at 6:32 am
    Does this make Stephen Colbert a PAC MAN? badoom tssss!
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    DrProfessor Male 18-29
    3894 posts
    July 1, 2011 at 11:13 am
    Here`s a semi-off topic thought, but this video inspired it.

    You know what I really, truly hate about politicians? It`s that they`re trained to deal with all of this bureaucracy and legal procedure.. but not trained in anything else.

    Basically, they spend their entire lives learning how to work in the government, and yet they know nothing about the issues they`re working with. Which leads to uninformed decisions.
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    DShephard Male 18-29
    1595 posts
    July 1, 2011 at 11:24 am
    I really like Colbert.

    He is America and we can too!
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    ShadowDD13 Male 18-29
    260 posts
    July 1, 2011 at 12:03 pm
    if he or jon ever ran for president, id vote for them over anyone else, if both of them ran, i might have a legit heart attack lol
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    vooper Female 13-17
    109 posts
    July 1, 2011 at 1:46 pm
    I am now a member of the Steven Colbert SuperPac.
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    Sachi001 Male 30-39
    599 posts
    July 2, 2011 at 5:29 am
    Oh Nooo....FEC? He`s been salivating for this for many months now. I`m watching his next show on Tuesday for sure now. Just to see that smug look.
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    wildancrazy Male 40-49
    138 posts
    July 2, 2011 at 9:01 pm
    oh poo, this will not end well, but will get some laughs, (i like Colbert). He could run for office, he has the look down, and thats everything in American politics...
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    danthew Male 18-29
    2122 posts
    July 3, 2011 at 12:52 pm
    Excuse my ignorance, what`s a PAC?

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