This whole thing that Colbert is doing on his show with Super PACs and the “issue ads” is in some ways a huge effort to limit corruption and expose the open fraud that has become of campaign financing, after the Supreme Court’s Citizen United ruling last year.
That the old chairman of FEC Trevor Potter is a jolly companion in all of this only adds humor and severity to what is happening.
To roll back to where it started, watch this clip from April. Informative and on point.
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The big voilà moment reached at 3:50
And now it’s getting even more aggressive, publicly filing amendments and comments to official records and applications committed by Karl Rove’s American Crossroads.