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Colbert Super PAC raises over $1,000,000

Americans for a Better Tomorrow, Tomorrow, commonly known as the Stephen Colbert Super PAC, submitted it’s contribution report to the FEC this morning at 12:01 AM. The report shows that the Super PAC, which can legally collect and spend unlimited amounts of money to influence US elections, raised $1,023,121.24 in total.

The 146-page reports lists donors and details expenditures made to influence the outcome of the South Carolina Republican Primary. It is noted that the “Romney the Ripper” ad (formally titled “Attack in B Minor for Strings”) is credited by some for the sudden turnaround in the race between Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich, transforming Romney’s clear lead to a sound drubbing by Speaker Gingrich.

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10 Responses to Colbert Super PAC raises over $1,000,000

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    Greenfinches January 31, 2012 at 8:19 am #

    there must be a copyright issue, I can never get Colbert videos here in the UK – and I could do with a laugh!

    I was able to run the ad ending with a sausage machine….. not sure what that bit meant, but the orgy of destruction approach you have to like. Better than the distortion and lies that politicians usually go in for?

    overall the man would have my vote!!!

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    bovril January 31, 2012 at 8:26 am #

    Greenfinches, if you want access to US geographic restricted video’s etc easiest is just pay for a US VPN connection, I use one from the US to the UK so I can watch the BBC and ITV on line.

    I use VPNUK and it costs me 5.99 GBP a month.

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    Dave January 31, 2012 at 9:22 am #

    I assumed that the sausage bit was in reference to the old Bismarck quote about the ugliness of politics.

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    J. Potter January 31, 2012 at 9:41 am #

    Hmmm…..no report yet for either “Restore our Future” (Romney) or “Winning our Future” (Gingrich). What’s the holdup? Don’t want to drop any nasty surprises during the voting in Florida? Checked their official sites, FEC site, and Open Secrets, I guess they have till midnight. Will they drop at 7:01pm ET, or 11:59pm ET? πŸ˜‰

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    Rickey January 31, 2012 at 10:35 am #

    A few of Colbert’s donors have creative names:

    Harry Ballsagna
    Frumund Mabalz
    Pat Magroin
    Ibin Yerkinoff

    He mentioned the names on his show last night.

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    US Citizen January 31, 2012 at 1:14 pm #

    While $1 mil is not nearly enough to win a campaign, I love the fact that Colbert is ridiculing them in such great fashion.
    Obviously others agree with their donations.
    Good comedy is worth paying for.

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    J. Potter January 31, 2012 at 1:28 pm #

    NPR had a fun story about SuperPACs this morning …. pointing out that (some of) Nixon’s shenanigans would be legal now!

    They also carry a great selection of political cartoons… πŸ˜€
    Newt launch

    Low noon

    On Tonight’s Menu at the GOP

    Color-blind Conservatism

    Take me to your leader…

    Trickle-Down Frankenstein

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    misha January 31, 2012 at 2:07 pm #

    Rickey: A few of Colbert’s donors have creative names:

    Don’t forget I’bin Farteen: http://www.thespoof.com/news/spoof.cfm?headline=s3i39832

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    Greenfinches January 31, 2012 at 7:11 pm #

    I could – no, do – understand paying six pounds a month for the BBC, but not sure about paying that for Colbert.

    nearer the election, I may change my mind. Thanks for the idea (though I still won’t be drinking Bovril, sorry – my allegiance is to Marmite!)

    let’s see what Florida brings……….

    bovril:
    Greenfinches, if you want access to US geographic restricted video’s etc easiest is just pay for a US VPN connection, I use one from the US to the UK so I can watch the BBC and ITV on line.

    I use VPNUK and it costs me 5.99 GBP a month.

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    J. Potter February 1, 2012 at 9:33 am #

    Finally details are out about Gingrich’s, Romney’s super PACs:
    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/01/us/politics/campaign-finance-reports-show-super-pac-donors.html

    Romney is flush with Wall Street cash, as was (is?) Obama.

    The Daily Show has posted a half-hour interview with Jonathan Macey (Yale Law) in which he tries to defend private equity activities and political corruption. Either he was brought in as a patsy and this interview was pure feel-food infotainment for the Occupy folks, or he was attempting to defend the indefensible.
    http://www.thedailyshow.com/