I don't believe I can stand another nine months of this political campaign nightmare. Sometimes it's so bad that I have even taken refuge in.... college basketball!! Another overblown, bloated, "amateur" activity. Arrrgggh! Can it get any worse?
But, there is hope on the horizon. Again, Comedy Central to the rescue.
If your haven't been watching the Colbert Report and its flaying of campaign finance through Super Pac's, then you are not only missing the best thing since Chris Rock at the Democratic National Convention, but also the single most influential political educational tool reaching and forming the opinions of the youth of the nation. A portent of things to come.
In a nutshell: As a ruse, Stephen Colbert tried to form a Political Action Committee to see how difficult it would be. He found that his parent company, Viacom, opposed it because PACs have to be closely linked with a specific entity, i.e., a corporation, institution, union, etc. But, a Super PAC has no such limitations as they can receive funds from any source and can spend them as they see fit. So, Colbert formed his own Super PAC. When Colbert decided to "explore" the possibility of running for president, he had to dump the Super PAC as they are not allowed to "coordinate" with a specific candidate. Not wishing to give up all of that wealth and influence, Colbert transferred control of the Super PAC to John Stewart of The Daily Show, promising that they would not "coordinate" in any way.
Colbert's Super PAC is a real, legal entity subject to the same rules and regulations as any other Super PAC, including those of the political candidates and to be sure they stayed within the law, they hired a nationally respected constitutional attorney to advise them. The comedy skits are in fact a total expose' of the farce campaign reform has become. Additionally, when Colbert found that he missed the deadline for getting his name on the South Carolina ballot, he decided to raise Cain. Literally. He proclaimed that a vote for Herman Cain, who's name was still on the ballot, is a vote for Colbert. The rest is history. Don't miss it folks.