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Stephen Colbert Receives Permission to Form Super PAC: Fair?

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What started out as satire just turned into a reality.

Comedic commentator Stephen Colbert was granted permission by the Federal Election Commission to form the Colbert Super PAC (political action committee), and promote it on his show -- as long as he only uses his show to promote it.

"There will be others who say, Stephen Colbert, what will you do with the unrestricted super PAC money?" Mr. Colbert told reporters after the F.E.C. hearing. "To which I say, I don’t know. Give it to me and let’s find out."

A political action committee is a private organization that is allowed to indirectly contribute funds to political campaigns.

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  • William... Jimmy Z 2011/07/01 02:56:50
    William Weber
    its a proven fact, "huhuh dumbass"< in the great words of the philosopher Butthead.
  • rich 2011/06/30 21:55:33
    Yes
    rich
    +4
    Last time I checked this was a free country
  • BlueMax372 rich 2011/06/30 22:41:10
    BlueMax372
    +1
    Were you here PRIOR to January 20, 2009? Up until about noon of that date, it was STILL relatively free.
  • William... BlueMax372 2011/07/01 02:59:40
    William Weber
    +2
    i see no difference between now and 2008.
  • BlueMax372 William... 2011/07/01 14:24:25
    BlueMax372
    None is so blind as he who will not see.
  • smitty BlueMax372 2011/07/01 13:17:32
    smitty
    +1
    It used to be I had choices on living my life. Now I am subject to HCR. I lost my freedom on whether I wanted to purchase healthcare or not. I used to be able to put salt on my food, now that is in limbo. Our freedoms are being taken away.
  • smitty 2011/06/30 21:52:12
    Yes
    smitty
    +2
    As long as we get to see the Rush Hannity Beck Tri - PAC.

    The tears and fears of Liberals everywhere.
  • BlueMax372 smitty 2011/06/30 22:42:09
    BlueMax372
    +1
    And they ARE afraid, as well they SHOULD be! LMBO!
  • Tonya Edwards 2011/06/30 21:46:36
    Yes
    Tonya Edwards
    +10
    Sweet! XD
    sweet xd colbert
  • MOMMA THOMAS 2011/06/30 21:39:21
    Yes
    MOMMA THOMAS
    +4
    FINALLY ....THEY HAVE REALIZED HE IS A POLITICIAN!
  • rich MOMMA T... 2011/07/01 18:33:55
    rich
    +1
    Agreed..and a pretty funny one too..he needs to run for President on the Republican ticket
  • William Weber 2011/06/30 21:35:27
    Yes
    William Weber
    +18
    JON STEWART STEPHEN COLBERT 2012!!!
    jon stewart stephen colbert 2012 Stephen Colbert 2012
  • BlueMax372 William... 2011/06/30 22:38:27
    BlueMax372
    +2
    Obviously, they'd do a better job than the $h*theads 0vomit and Biteme!
  • Colbert William... 2011/07/01 03:20:26
    Colbert
    +3
    Anything would be better than a Republican, so at least I can see this benefiting Americans.
  • ={WGO}=... Colbert 2011/07/01 04:52:40
    ={WGO}=captnesti
    +3
    No, anything but a militaristic, authoritarian main party(Democrats & Republicans). The Libertarian party is where real freedom is. Though I'm not sure that a Republican or anyone could do much worse than Obama. Ron Paul is a libertarian running under the republican banner. He'd do a fantastic job.
  • Colbert ={WGO}=... 2011/07/01 05:35:01
    Colbert
    +1
    I'm for anyone who wants to finally end the wasteful war on marijuana. We're trillions of dollars in debt and yet we still want to stop people from non-violently smoking marijuana and growing it? Whatever happened to freedom in America? It's been long gone for a long time.

    We won't see a 3rd party contender anytime soon, but if Ron Paul wants to seriously legalize pot, then I may vote for him, unless Obama comes out and says the same.
  • Telly S... Colbert 2011/07/02 23:04:11
    Telly Samba
    +2
    We probably won't see legalized weed for a long, long time. When we finally do it will be in a manner that allows corporate control over cultivation and distribution. There are too many uses for hemp and it is a threat to profit margins worldwide. Our corporate masters would never allow such a threat to their bottom line legalized.
  • Colbert Telly S... 2011/07/05 05:44:46
    Colbert
    +1
    Which is why there will have to be a war fought against them.
  • Jeremy Telly S... 2011/07/08 19:11:19
    Jeremy
    nah, the push for it is gonna happen sooner than anyone thinks. i'm not talking about corporate control over it (although that would generate some tax revenue) but more immediately the decriminalization of it, which will probably save billions in itself.
  • star Colbert 2011/07/01 05:41:55
    star
    How so?
  • Colbert star 2011/07/02 22:43:34
    Colbert
    +2
    How so? One of the largest contributors to our national debt is the tax cuts for the ultra wealthy. A lot of Republican ideas are corrupted by greed. The war in Iraq, for example. Misleading the nation to follow their lead and waste tons of our money and thousands of our lives.
  • star Colbert 2011/07/04 04:34:10
    star
    I agree but so does the democrats. What about Obama war with Libya? The same thing.
  • Colbert star 2011/07/05 05:45:06
    Colbert
    +1
    Same thing? Yeah, the war in Libya is the same as WWII as well, right?
  • star Colbert 2011/07/06 00:16:36
    star
    Time will tell.
  • Colbert star 2011/07/06 02:09:06
    Colbert
    +1
    I don't understand the BASELESS accusations that constantly emit from the Republican party.

    Thousands of Americans died in Iraq and Afghanistan. ZERO have died in Libya, yet Bush was a living God, while Obama is Hitler.
  • star Colbert 2011/07/06 02:20:26
    star
    Neither in my opinion is God. I do not think Obama is Hitler either. He may be wrong in many cases but Hitler was a devil in sheeps clothing. Meaning he was evil and pretended to be good.
  • Colbert star 2011/07/07 17:42:31
    Colbert
    +1
    How many Libyans were killed by Americans compared to how many Iraqis were killed by Americans?

    Your fear and hate mongering work better with the uninformed. You're wasting your time here.

    To prove my last statement is true. Do the research to answer my question.
  • star Colbert 2011/07/08 00:01:16
    star
    My opinion stands, I keep up with the news on TV and the Internet.
  • Colbert star 2011/07/08 03:18:21
    Colbert
    +1
    Your opinion is BASELESS. I've proven that, and you defended my point. Thanks.
  • Lawnmow... William... 2011/07/01 04:42:41
  • Colbert Lawnmow... 2011/07/01 05:35:17
    Colbert
    +3
    That's hilarious! lol
  • missygi... Lawnmow... 2011/07/01 05:36:15
    missygirl408
    +2
    that is truly a sickening thought!!
  • missygi... William... 2011/07/01 05:37:53
    missygirl408
    +1
    I would donate money to this campaign:-) Lots of money REALLY!!!!
  • Tony Ma... William... 2011/07/01 17:22:56
    Tony Mariotti
    i just puked in my mouth
  • William... Tony Ma... 2011/07/01 21:37:53
    William Weber
    +2
    Good,now maybe you wont be so vocal with your opinion eh?
  • Tony Ma... William... 2011/07/02 16:47:25
    Tony Mariotti
    no, i'll just continue to get my facts from actual sources of news, not smart ass talking heads who use their show to spit left wing propaganda at the expense of any mental capacity their audience (you) would have had
  • William... Tony Ma... 2011/07/02 21:59:06
    William Weber
    +2
    What the overly biased faux news?Look the mainstream media lies dontcha know?And im not part of the american left wing,dumbass.
  • Tony Ma... William... 2011/07/03 15:15:55
    Tony Mariotti
    Now you at just lying to yourself, what? Is it getting unhip to be a lefty hippie sympathizer out in the open all of a sudden? Thank your Messiah (BO) and his clown parade for that.
  • William... Tony Ma... 2011/07/03 16:56:49
    William Weber
    +3
    Dont try to tell me what i am!Its just as easy for me to call you a nazi,only when i call you a nazi you will start going on an irrelevant and untrue rant about how nazis are liberals.Nazis are textbook Authoritarian Extremists.
  • William... Tony Ma... 2011/07/03 16:57:02
    William Weber
    +2
    Oh and by the way
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