Monday, January 16, 2012

Thom Hartmann: Stephen Colbert highlights how Citizens United has made a mockery of our democracy

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Comedian Stephen Colbert is taking the Supreme Court's Citizens United decision to its logical conclusion. As Colbert flirts with the idea of running for President in South Carolina - his SuperPAC just launched it's first negative attack ad - going after front-runner Mitt Romney. Noting that Romney believes corporations are people and that Romney made a living slicing up and killing off corporations - Colbert's SuperPAC called Romney a "serial killer." Colbert is actually registering - albeit in the single-digits - in South Carolina Republican polls. Similar SuperPACs are outspending candidate campaign in South Carolina by a 2-to-1 margin. Citizens United has made a mockery out of our democracy - even before Stephen Colbert highlighted it - and the only way to prevent our democracy from being sold to the highest secret, billionaire or corporate bidder is to pass a constitutional amendment that says corporations are not people and money is not speech. Go to
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