Stephen Colbert, one of America’s premier funnymen, is attacking the 2012 Presidential race in a new way. Unfortunately for him, it is a bit too late to officially throw his hat into the ring for the Presidential bloodbath. But nevertheless, he has decided to take to the podium and put on his satirical charm. He doesn’t run hateful smear ads like the presidential hopefuls. But he does have a Super PAC! This seems to be the main focus of his faux-campaign. Colbert is pointing out something that few are aware of – the ridiculous nature and effects of the Citizens United ruling of 2010. That ruling allowed unlimited private funds to be used to promote political ends. Forget lobbying for legislation; now corporations and special interest groups can simply buy the presidency. That ruling opened the floodgates of corruption in our nation. It brought Corporacracy out into the open and destroyed the line between government and business.
But what can we do about it? Tell your friends. Tell your family. Don’t support a candidate that uses a Super PAC. The only way to tell our leaders that this is unacceptable is through the ways they can’t ignore – elections, phone calls, and mass awareness. Stephen Colbert is only a messenger in this war for freedom, so don’t bother shooting him angry e-mails. You’ll just look silly, and you’ll probably appear in one of the Super PAC’s ads. After all, he doesn’t even approve them, so he can’t be held responsible.
Finally, for your viewing pleasure, is one of the ads featured on Colbert’s Super PAC’s site.