Colbert Welcomes Obama to the Green Side of Super PACs
President Obama’s recent flip flop on Super PACs has not escaped the watchful eye of Stephen Colbert.
In a pre-Super Bowl interview with Matt Lauer, Obama weighed in on the dangers of Super PACS: “One of the worries we have obviously in the next campaign is that there are so many of these so-called super PACs, these independent expenditures that are gonna be out there, there is gonna be just a lot of money floating around and I guarantee a bunch of it’s gonna be negative.”
The very next day, Obama campaign manager Jim Messina told news outlets that “senior campaign officials as well as some White House and Cabinet officials will attend and speak at (super PAC) Priorities USA fundraising events.”
All of which prompted Colbert to note: “No matter how morally wrong you think a system is, you have to use it in order to defeat it. It’s like how Lincoln won the Civil War by buying a bunch of slaves.”
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