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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.”
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.
Then I want to see the original LFBC for Koch Industries.
Because people have a right to know. /sarcasm
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?
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.
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.
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.
Hey now! Don’t need to know about you and your thong issues… 😉
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.
You have to love John Lithgow doing the voiceover…
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!
Obviously that was a typo. As a lawyer, I only wear briefs.