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Colbert Super PAC Press Release

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The Definitely Not Coordinated With Stephen Colbert Super PAC


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
The Definitely Not Coordinated With Stephen Colbert Super PAC Releases First Ad, Begins To Regret Length Of Name

AMERICA – The Definitely Not Coordinated With Stephen Colbert Super PAC released its first TV ad today, in advance of South Carolina’s upcoming unnamed GOP Primary. The ad, which takes an objective look at Mitt Romney’s private sector experience, is entitled "Attack In B Minor For Strings."

"Mitt Romney claims to be pro-corporations," said Jon Stewart, President of The Definitely Not Coordinated With Stephen Colbert Super PAC. "But would you let him date your daughter’s corporation? Americans have been clamoring for a comprehensive study of this crucial issue, so we splurged for the full sixty-second commercial. We think South Carolinians will agree – they deserve a leader who shares their state’s values, and perhaps even their state’s initials."

The new spot begins airing today in a major ad buy that will blanket South Carolina from Charleston all the way to North Charleston. Those of you with some free AOL hours left can view the ad here.

The Definitely Not Coordinated With Stephen Colbert Super PAC, officially known as Americans For A Better Tomorrow, Tomorrow, is an independent, expenditure-only committee that’s been proudly serving the community since late Thursday.
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One of the important issues for progressives is the Supreme Court decision in Citizens United that said that corporations are people, and entitled to the rights of people. The Colbert ad highlights that distinction. Respected journalist and commentator Bill Moyers has said: “corporations aren’t people until the State of Texas executes one.”

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13 Responses to Colbert Super PAC Press Release

  1. avatar
    J. Potter January 16, 2012 at 3:50 pm #

    The PPP poll that determined Colbert was more popular than Huntsman—among GOP voters!—also asked the questions of whether corporations are people. Reassuringly(?), no majority of any group of GOP voters agreed that they were. Overall, 67% said they were not. Broken down by candidate preference, that ranged from a low of 55% to a high of 82%. Why aren’t those numbers on the 95+% range? The only reason it shouldn’t be 100% is the margin of error.

    Which on this question, should be +/–0%.

    I’d like to believe it was linguistic nitpicking, “people” versus the more legalistic “persons”—people work for corporations, so of course corporations are people! I’d like to believe that. Like.

  2. avatar
    Majority Will January 16, 2012 at 4:04 pm #

    Then I want to see the original LFBC for Koch Industries.

    Because people have a right to know. /sarcasm

  3. avatar
    G January 16, 2012 at 4:17 pm #

    That ad is such a brilliant piece of satire on sooo many different levels!

  4. avatar
    Wile E. January 16, 2012 at 5:20 pm #

    G:
    That ad is such a brilliant piece of satire on sooo many different levels!

    Was that a nod to the Coen Brothers there at the end?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8qWFhDvURLg

  5. avatar
    ASK Esq January 16, 2012 at 5:33 pm #

    This raises an important quality for candidates I had never before considered.

    As a resident of New York, I will now only support Neville Yancovic, Norman Yaghobian, or Nancy Ysgadril as a Presidential candidate.

    That will certainly make thongs easier for me.

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    Dr. Conspiracy January 16, 2012 at 5:35 pm #

    I understand that the ad ran in its entirety on the NBC evening news yesterday. The anti-Goldwater “Daisy” ad only ran once, but was broadcast on all the news programs.

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    G January 16, 2012 at 5:55 pm #

    I think there are several other similar references that predate the infamous Fargo woodchipper. The visual and audio style at the end also reminded me of a tribute to the work that the JibJab folks do.

    Wile E.: Was that a nod to the Coen Brothers there at the end?http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8qWFhDvURLg

  8. avatar
    G January 16, 2012 at 5:56 pm #

    Hey now! Don’t need to know about you and your thong issues… πŸ˜‰

    ASK Esq: That will certainly make thongs easier for me.

  9. avatar
    G January 16, 2012 at 5:58 pm #

    The ad seems to be getting a lot of both local news coverage (and I’m in Ohio) as well as mentions and partial runs on cable (at least CNN & MSNBC). Everyone seems to play a 30-second clip from somewhere in the middle instead of the full 1 minute ad, but it seems to be getting a lot of online attention, mentions and views as well…so it sure seems to be successful in getting itself out there.

    Dr. Conspiracy: I understand that the ad ran in its entirety on the NBC evening news yesterday. The anti-Goldwater “Daisy” ad only ran once, but was broadcast on all the news programs.

  10. avatar
    Slartibartfast January 16, 2012 at 8:09 pm #

    You have to love John Lithgow doing the voiceover…

  11. avatar
    G January 16, 2012 at 9:12 pm #

    Yeah, that was awesome and his voice is quite distinctive and recognizable. As Colbert pointed out to George S. yesterday, Lithgow recently played a serial killer on Dexter… so yet another level of brilliance to the whole production!

    Slartibartfast: You have to love John Lithgow doing the voiceover…

  12. avatar
    ASK Esq January 17, 2012 at 12:30 am #

    G:
    Hey now!Don’t need to know about you and your thong issues…

    Obviously that was a typo. As a lawyer, I only wear briefs.

    *Rimshot*

  13. avatar
    G January 17, 2012 at 12:47 am #

    LOL! πŸ˜‰

    ASK Esq: Obviously that was a typo. As a lawyer, I only wear briefs.*Rimshot*