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Thread started 04/25/12 3:31pm

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STEPHEN COLBERT SUPER-PAC OUTRAISES RON PAUL

lol Sorry, but this is kind of funny.

A political caraciture/comedian outraises an actual candidate.

Colbert Super PAC Out-Fundraises Ron Paul

Colbert's Super PAC, Americans for A Better Tomorrow, Tomorrow has $794,000 cash-on-hand sitting untouched in its coffers, according to March documents filed with the Federal Election Commission, making it wealthier than some PAC's intended to back (legitimate!) presidential candidates

The PAC raised just $44,000 in March, but spent only $28,000, mostly on Internet bills and legal fees. Though the March haul is paltry, the committee is sitting on a significant sum.

By contrast, as Politico first reported, Take Endorse Liberty, a PAC dedicated to supporting Ron Paul's candidacy has just $54,000 in the bank.

Take Endorse Liberty, initially bankrolled with a $1.7 million donation from PayPal founder Peter Thiel, raised just $13,000 in March.

Colbert's PAC, however, was significantly outspent by big-name organizers. Winning Our Future, the pro-Gingrich PAC mostly bankrolled by Casino mogul Sheldon Adelson and his family received $5 million in March alone.

The pro-Obama super PAC Priorities USA Action has $5 million cash-on-hand, and Restore Our Future, the group backing Mitt Romney has $16.5 million in the kitty.

Colbert has no millionaire backer behind his Super PAC. He has raised funds through appeals to viewers on his popular Comedy Central show "The Colbert Report." Through his website, Colbert sells a "Super Fun PAC" for $99, which includes a wrench, tube socks, and a sign that reads "If the super PAC is caucusing, don't bother knockusing!"

Super PACs are a new form of political action organization freed of the campaign finance rules that limit donations to a candidate directly. Colbert created the PAC as parody, to highlight the sometime shadowy world of political giving.

Colbert's Comedy Central spokesman referred questions about the PAC to his personal publicist, who did not immediately respond.

[Edited 4/25/12 15:36pm]

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Reply #1 posted 04/25/12 4:00pm

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That's pretty funny. Considering Paul sells out huge theaters and stadiums. Hope DD doesn't see this thread lol

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Reply #2 posted 04/25/12 4:01pm

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DiminutiveRocker said:

lol Sorry, but this is kind of funny.

A political caraciture/comedian outraises an actual candidate.

Colbert Super PAC Out-Fundraises Ron Paul

Colbert's Super PAC, Americans for A Better Tomorrow, Tomorrow has $794,000 cash-on-hand sitting untouched in its coffers, according to March documents filed with the Federal Election Commission, making it wealthier than some PAC's intended to back (legitimate!) presidential candidates

The PAC raised just $44,000 in March, but spent only $28,000, mostly on Internet bills and legal fees. Though the March haul is paltry, the committee is sitting on a significant sum.

By contrast, as Politico first reported, Take Endorse Liberty, a PAC dedicated to supporting Ron Paul's candidacy has just $54,000 in the bank.

Take Endorse Liberty, initially bankrolled with a $1.7 million donation from PayPal founder Peter Thiel, raised just $13,000 in March.

Colbert's PAC, however, was significantly outspent by big-name organizers. Winning Our Future, the pro-Gingrich PAC mostly bankrolled by Casino mogul Sheldon Adelson and his family received $5 million in March alone.

The pro-Obama super PAC Priorities USA Action has $5 million cash-on-hand, and Restore Our Future, the group backing Mitt Romney has $16.5 million in the kitty.

Colbert has no millionaire backer behind his Super PAC. He has raised funds through appeals to viewers on his popular Comedy Central show "The Colbert Report." Through his website, Colbert sells a "Super Fun PAC" for $99, which includes a wrench, tube socks, and a sign that reads "If the super PAC is caucusing, don't bother knockusing!"

Super PACs are a new form of political action organization freed of the campaign finance rules that limit donations to a candidate directly. Colbert created the PAC as parody, to highlight the sometime shadowy world of political giving.

Colbert's Comedy Central spokesman referred questions about the PAC to his personal publicist, who did not immediately respond.

[Edited 4/25/12 15:36pm]

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Reply #3 posted 04/25/12 4:06pm

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rudedog said:

That's pretty funny. Considering Paul sells out huge theaters and stadiums. Hope DD doesn't see this thread lol

Right? lol

Oh, RP does not need money or super-pacs cuz he has got lots and lots of delegates!

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Reply #4 posted 04/25/12 9:27pm

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People are wasting their time with the whole Ron Paul thing. He's neverrrr going to get elected.

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Reply #5 posted 04/26/12 7:23am

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DiminutiveRocker said:

rudedog said:

That's pretty funny. Considering Paul sells out huge theaters and stadiums. Hope DD doesn't see this thread lol

Right? lol

Oh, RP does not need money or super-pacs cuz he has got lots and lots of delegates!

I quit caring much about what DD thinks after he called me a Communist.

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Reply #6 posted 04/26/12 8:02am

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DiminutiveRocker said:

Right? lol

Oh, RP does not need money or super-pacs cuz he has got lots and lots of delegates!

I quit caring much about what DD thinks after he called me a Communist.

I remember that. lol

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Reply #7 posted 04/26/12 8:39am

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V10LETBLUES said:

RodeoSchro said:

I quit caring much about what DD thinks after he called me a Communist.

I remember that. lol

Technically, he didn't call me a Communist. He called everyone on the left/Democrats "Communists".

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Reply #8 posted 04/26/12 8:41am

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RodeoSchro said:

DiminutiveRocker said:

Right? lol

Oh, RP does not need money or super-pacs cuz he has got lots and lots of delegates!

I quit caring much about what DD thinks after he called me a Communist.

HA! lol I guess I shouldn't feel so bad, DD lumped me in with the 'Communist-lite' crowd. Had to laugh it off.

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Reply #9 posted 04/26/12 9:06am

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V10LETBLUES said:

I remember that. lol

Technically, he didn't call me a Communist. He called everyone on the left/Democrats "Communists".

Which is true. I use a sickle to trim my weeds in my commune while drinking vodka

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Reply #10 posted 04/26/12 9:07am

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V10LETBLUES said:

I remember that. lol

Technically, he didn't call me a Communist. He called everyone on the left/Democrats "Communists".

Technically, I was saying you should know where your ideology comes from. I don't even get why you take it as such an insult. It's alright to draw from certain marxist theories, and it's no question that left-wing ideologies, even "moderate" left-wing ideologies, do. Social class theory, even some elements of his criticism of capitalism. Marxism is a fundamental part of modern left-wing ideology around the world. That doesn't mean if you are left-wing to any degree you are a Marxist, but it's important to understand that the influences are there. That's what I was trying to get at. What's so bad about that? Most leftist fully acknowledge the influence of Marx. Maybe you shouldn't take such offense because perhaps you're not such as leftist. If you are so offended by being aligned by Marx's influence, you might not be so left-wing.

Anyway, it's nice to be thought of and see my name brought up in a conversation I'm not a part of.

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Reply #11 posted 04/26/12 10:11am

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V10LETBLUES said:

RodeoSchro said:

Technically, he didn't call me a Communist. He called everyone on the left/Democrats "Communists".

Which is true. I use a sickle to trim my weeds in my commune while drinking vodka

LMFAO. Last night I went to see Steve Earle. He's very political. I wanted to buy one of his t-shirts. It had a red sickle with a skull imposed over it. But I was afraid I'd upset my Communist masters, LOL.

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