Thursday, January 19, 2012

Reason #114: Bipartisan Mayhem

I've been a huge fan of The Daily Show and The Colbert Report as long as they've been around - almost half of my life now. But while they've dabbled in actual political involvement before, the whole Colbert Super PAC saga, and its "non-coordination" with Colbert's ironic run for President of South Carolina, has been the best yet.

The main point of the whole thing is to poke holes in Citizens United--are they are utterly eviscerating it from where I'm standing--but there's something to be said for a system that's flexible enough to allow comedians to run for president, and form completely authentic Political Action Committes, just to prove a point.

The best part is that the South Carolina Republican Party, and even Herman Cain from the look of it, are just happy to have the attenion (and possible boosted turnout), whereas state Democrats are the ones actually upset over it. Because, y'know, being right is secondary to the good of the party.

Go Herman Cain!!

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