Colbert: Obama Using Super PACs to Win Like Lincoln Using Slaves to Win The Civil War
Comedy Central fake news host Stephen Colbert’s best contribution to the Election 2012 coverage so far has been his hilarious and incredibly illuminating takedown of the super PAC: Colbert has started a super PAC, employed a former Federal Elections Commission (FEC) chairman as his lawyer, and even transferred control of his super PAC to Jon Stewart in the interest of “non-coordination” when he tried to run for president of the United States of South Carolina.
Last night, Colbert updated his audience on his super PAC work, first denouncing a fake attack by House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, then taking on President Obama for reversing his decision on super PACs.
Colbert mocks the president, who denounces super PACs while also embracing them:
No matter how morally wrong you believe a system is, you have to use it to defeat it. It’s like how Lincoln won the Civil War by buying a bunch of slaves.
Watch Colbert tussle with Pelosi and mock Obama:
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