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(Politico)   Stephen Colbert's 'Super Fun PAC' gag is no joke when it comes to making him money   (politico.com) divider line 60
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2012-05-20 11:20:14 PM
What he does with that money is going to be one of the best stories of this election season.
 
2012-05-20 11:43:36 PM

NowhereMon: What he does with that money is going to be one of the best stories of this election season.


Not just one of the best stories, but one of the best feel-good stories of the season.

Out of character, Colbert is a good guy.
 
2012-05-20 11:44:18 PM
I do wonder what he's going to do with it.
If I had to guess, it'll go to charity.
 
2012-05-21 12:09:08 AM
Way to prove the parody. Colbert is awesome!
 
2012-05-21 01:21:16 AM
not a single one of April super PAC donations exceeded $396

...current bid for 15 minutes of fame as of May, $397.
 
2012-05-21 02:07:53 AM

Krieghund: Out of character, Colbert is a good guy.


He's a devout Catholic. Of all the Christian denominations, it's really the most in tune with helping people and doing good for society.

It's a shame the only Catholic on the Republican side dropped out.
 
2012-05-21 02:09:34 AM

SilentStrider: I do wonder what he's going to do with it.
If I had to guess, it'll go to charity.


Journalism scholarships and funding of a transparent public service fact checking consortium on multiple campuses?
 
2012-05-21 02:39:41 AM
He should spend that money on snarky political ads.
 
2012-05-21 03:12:26 AM
Colbert supports a lot of charities.
 
2012-05-21 03:15:49 AM
I know how he could spend that money.

Hookers and blow.
 
2012-05-21 03:34:15 AM

AverageAmericanGuy: Krieghund: Out of character, Colbert is a good guy.

He's a devout Catholic. Of all the Christian denominations, it's really the most in tune with helping people and doing good for society.
It's a shame the only Catholic on the Republican side dropped out.


Was the only Catholic Newt Gringrich or Rick Santorum?
 
2012-05-21 04:31:05 AM

Ablejack: AverageAmericanGuy: Krieghund: Out of character, Colbert is a good guy.

He's a devout Catholic. Of all the Christian denominations, it's really the most in tune with helping people and doing good for society.
It's a shame the only Catholic on the Republican side dropped out.

Was the only Catholic Newt Gringrich or Rick Santorum?


If you told Mitt Romney that Catholicism was polling well, it might be him.
 
2012-05-21 04:37:32 AM

AverageAmericanGuy: He's a devout Catholic. Of all the Christian denominations, it's really the most in tune with helping people and doing good for society.


I think that's a pretty silly statement to make. Especially given that what the Catholic Church teaches and what it does are two VERY different things.

/Colbert -the real Colbert- would be considered an apostate by the Church for his stands on gay rights and abortion alone.
 
2012-05-21 04:57:43 AM

AverageAmericanGuy: Of all the Christian denominations, it's really the most in tune with helping people and doing good for society.


Yeah. Especially gays and women.
 
2012-05-21 04:59:25 AM
TFA is quite the word salad.
 
2012-05-21 05:03:07 AM
Protip, subby: He's not actually gonna pocket it. He's not that kind of Republican. You're thinking of your boy Mittens.
 
2012-05-21 05:06:17 AM
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Colbert, Y U NO RUN FOR PRESIDENT???????
 
2012-05-21 05:11:51 AM
To complete the joke and show the absurdity of the Supreme Court ruling he should spend the money for jewelry at Tiffany's for his wife.
 
2012-05-21 05:28:39 AM

Smoking GNU: [i0.kym-cdn.com image 498x374]
Colbert, Y U NO RUN FOR PRESIDENT???????


He's a Demoncrat.
Wait til '16?

Colbert vs Palin!
 
2012-05-21 05:35:32 AM

wippit: Smoking GNU: [i0.kym-cdn.com image 498x374]
Colbert, Y U NO RUN FOR PRESIDENT???????

He's a Demoncrat.
Wait til '16?

Colbert vs Palin!


I thought Colbert was a Republican and the other guy was a Democrat.
 
2012-05-21 06:09:10 AM

AverageAmericanGuy: Krieghund: Out of character, Colbert is a good guy.

He's a devout Catholic. Of all the Christian denominations, it's really the most in tune with helping people and doing good for society.

It's a shame the only Catholic on the Republican side dropped out.


o_O

/And I was raised Catholic, went to a Catholic elementary school.
//Episcopal now and much happier
 
2012-05-21 06:33:56 AM

Ishkur: AverageAmericanGuy: Of all the Christian denominations, it's really the most in tune with helping people and doing good for society.

Yeah. Especially gays and women.


And children. Just think of all the money the Catholic Church gives to former alter boys.
 
2012-05-21 07:34:30 AM

Without Fail: Ishkur: AverageAmericanGuy: Of all the Christian denominations, it's really the most in tune with helping people and doing good for society.

Yeah. Especially gays and women.

And children. Just think of all the money the Catholic Church gives to former alter boys.


Don't forget Catholic Charities. It's only the largest charity organization in the world. Where do they get off feeding, clothing and educating people? Selfish, greedy Papists.
 
2012-05-21 07:41:37 AM

Opeth1429: Selfish, greedy Papists.


Yeah! How dare they try to get into heaven...don't they know that their destinies have been predestined.
 
2012-05-21 07:48:16 AM

Opeth1429: Without Fail: Ishkur: AverageAmericanGuy: Of all the Christian denominations, it's really the most in tune with helping people and doing good for society.

Yeah. Especially gays and women.

And children. Just think of all the money the Catholic Church gives to former alter boys.

Don't forget Catholic Charities. It's only the largest charity organization in the world. Where do they get off feeding, clothing and educating people? Selfish, greedy Papists.


Don't forget educating AIDS ravaged Africa about the extreme dangers of condom use and safe sex practices.
fark Mother Theresa in her farking murderous bleeding asshole too!
 
2012-05-21 07:48:39 AM

AverageAmericanGuy: Krieghund: Out of character, Colbert is a good guy.

He's a devout Catholic. Of all the Christian denominations, it's really the most in tune with helping people and doing good for society.

It's a shame the only Catholic on the Republican side dropped out.


Santorum say wut?
 
2012-05-21 07:51:03 AM

Without Fail: Just think of all the money the Catholic Church gives to former alter boys.


Trannies??
 
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2012-05-21 08:17:14 AM
"The irony? Despite having the ability to raise unlimited amounts of money through his super PAC - a fact Colbert routinely lampoons on his Comedy Central show, the Colbert Report - not a single one of April super PAC donations exceeded $396."

I wonder if that's because his Super PAC is meant to be satire, and he's not actually running for political office and thus won't actually be peddling any influence?
 
2012-05-21 08:17:15 AM
I'd love to see that go into support (indirectly of course, "informational" ads look good) an opponent of a high-profile Congress Critter who's defeat would make for good Schadenfreude. Has Minnesota had their primaries for Congress? I'd love to see someone Tea-Party Michelle Bachmann.

/With her being too liberal and all
 
2012-05-21 08:19:21 AM
why.... why did this become about religion?

it was dumb to attribute him being a good person solely to it, and opened the doors for dumb people to attack it all for actions that represent a few. just like in every thread with religion in it. with the bonus of it making no damn sense when talking about the Colbert Super PAC.
 
2012-05-21 08:40:25 AM

AverageAmericanGuy: Krieghund: Out of character, Colbert is a good guy.

He's a devout Catholic. Of all the Christian denominations, it's really the most in tune with helping people and doing good for society.

It's a shame the only Catholic on the Republican side dropped out.


It's a REAL shame that "Catholic" in the GOP means the same as "evangelical" - intolerant, dual issue (teh homogays and 'bortions), loudmouth busybody "small government*" types. Only they take communion and genuflect Rome-ward.

How many Catholic candidates were ever denied communion (or were publicly told by a priest, a la John Kerry, they would/should be denied communion) because they support the death penalty or the Iraq/Afghan Wars? I rest my case.

* except for Santorum. He's avowedly large-government.
 
2012-05-21 08:51:26 AM

Mustakraken: why.... why did this become about religion?

it was dumb to attribute him being a good person solely to it, and opened the doors for dumb people to attack it all for actions that represent a few. just like in every thread with religion in it. with the bonus of it making no damn sense when talking about the Colbert Super PAC.


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2012-05-21 09:03:32 AM

Opeth1429: Don't forget Catholic Charities. It's only the largest charity organization in the world. Where do they get off feeding, clothing and educating people? Selfish, greedy Papists.


You know you're talking about the Catholic Church that recently decided to attack its own nuns for focusing "too much" on poverty and social justice and not enough on fighting the gays and birth control, right?
 
2012-05-21 09:28:27 AM
So let me get this straight, Stephen Colbert has raised almost a million dollars... by trolling?
 
2012-05-21 09:37:35 AM

AverageAmericanGuy: Krieghund: Out of character, Colbert is a good guy.

He's a devout Catholic. Of all the Christian denominations, it's really the most in tune with helping people and doing good for society.

It's a shame the only Catholic on the Republican side dropped out.


The troll is strong with you.
 
2012-05-21 09:41:40 AM
The joke is that he got people to give him money that he now really can't do anything with. Or did the fools who gave him money think that he is going to put out anti-Romney ads?
 
2012-05-21 09:44:52 AM
He should keep saving and buy a spot during the Super Bowl. 30 uninterrupted seconds of a monkey humping a football with an American flag waiving in the background. He can do a voiceover about America humping its enemies into submission.
 
2012-05-21 09:47:38 AM

Dwight_Yeast: AverageAmericanGuy: He's a devout Catholic. Of all the Christian denominations, it's really the most in tune with helping people and doing good for society.

I think that's a pretty silly statement to make. Especially given that what the Catholic Church teaches and what it does are two VERY different things.


Depends on what Catholics you talk to. Many low ranking priests with small parishes, Nuns, and a majority of lay people will talk about feeding the poor and clothing the needy. It's the "leadership" that goes on about teh gays and abortion.

Nuns busted by Vatican for being... ummm... Nuns
 
2012-05-21 10:09:56 AM

Smoking GNU: [i0.kym-cdn.com image 498x374]
Colbert, Y U NO RUN FOR PRESIDENT???????


The doesn't even want to pretend to run because it would turn into a Nader situation and hand Mitt the presidency.
 
2012-05-21 10:19:30 AM

Citrate1007: Smoking GNU: [i0.kym-cdn.com image 498x374]
Colbert, Y U NO RUN FOR PRESIDENT???????

The doesn't even want to pretend to run because it would turn into a Nader situation and hand Mitt the presidency.



Yeah, i can see the sense in that. Good call (absolutely no sarcasm here, serious)
 
2012-05-21 10:43:57 AM

maverickzy: So let me get this straight, Stephen Colbert has raised almost a million dollars... by trolling?


It looks that way, yes
 
2012-05-21 10:57:51 AM

tenpoundsofcheese: The joke is that he got people to give him money that he now really can't do anything with. Or did the fools who gave him money think that he is going to put out anti-Romney ads?


Romney is small potatoes. He's doing a good enough job defeating himself.

I donated money to Colbert because fighting the Citizens United ruling is much more important.
 
2012-05-21 11:06:18 AM

AverageAmericanGuy: He's a devout Catholic. Of all the Christian denominations, it's really the most in tune with helping people and doing good for society.


Well, aside from opposition to contraception, thereby encouraging the spread of AIDS, as well as that whole "let's protect a bunch of child rapists" thing. Both of which Colbert has openly mocked. Colbert's a devout Catholic but he doesn't pretend that there aren't serious problems with how the Church conducts itself.
 
2012-05-21 11:09:33 AM

Opeth1429: Don't forget Catholic Charities. It's only the largest charity organization in the world. Where do they get off feeding, clothing and educating people? Selfish, greedy Papists.


Go check out the Vatican sometime. I assure you, you'll never speak those words sarcastically again. They damn well better give a ton to charity, because it's the only thing that keeps them from being 100% at odds with actual Christian teachings.
 
2012-05-21 11:41:42 AM

Ishkur: AverageAmericanGuy: Of all the Christian denominations, it's really the most in tune with helping people and doing good for society.

Yeah. Especially gays and women.


Don't forget children.
 
2012-05-21 11:48:49 AM

The Incredible Sexual Egg: maverickzy: So let me get this straight, Stephen Colbert has raised almost a million dollars... by trolling?

It looks that way, yes


Interesting...

Step 1: Troll
Step 2: ???
Step 3: Prophet?
 
2012-05-21 11:48:55 AM
I've never understood why we allow the Catholics to continue operating within our borders. We've documented their funding structure, we know where their leaders can be found, they operate a rogue state without UN membership, and they're not very good at not farking kids or manning up when they fark kids.

Hmm. Is failing to nuke these animals off the map a violation of the Establishment Clause? How does this conduct /not/ indicate a favored religion?
 
2012-05-21 12:33:27 PM

CorporatePerson: tenpoundsofcheese: The joke is that he got people to give him money that he now really can't do anything with. Or did the fools who gave him money think that he is going to put out anti-Romney ads?

Romney is small potatoes. He's doing a good enough job defeating himself.

I donated money to Colbert because fighting the Citizens United ruling is much more important.


and how is Colbert fighting the CU ruling?
 
2012-05-21 12:50:46 PM
Well, the entire purpose of his Super PAC is to mock the ruling allowing its creation. As was done when it was The Definitely Not Coordinating With Stephen Colbert Super PAC during Colbert's campaign in the South Carolina primary.

I suspect you will see plenty more mockery as the general election gets going.
 
2012-05-21 01:37:47 PM

Ishkur: AverageAmericanGuy: Of all the Christian denominations, it's really the most in tune with helping people and doing good for society.

Yeah. Especially gays and women.


Yeah, Episcopalians and Unitarians might argue with the Catholic as the most in tune with helping people argument...

Unless by helping, he meant helping bigots put wimmin and teh homogays in their place...
 
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