Colbert Super PAC - Stephen's South Carolina Referendum - Dick Harpootlian

  • Aired:  12/07/11
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South Carolina Democratic Party chairman Dick Harpootlian helps Stephen fight to restore his corporate personhood referendum to the Republican primary ballot. (3:43)

BALLOT.

NOW, UNFORTUNATELY, FOLKS,

UNFORTUNATELY THE G.O.P. OF

SOUTH CAROLINA WILL NOT

CHALLENGE THIS RULING.

SO INSTEAD, CAN'T BELIEVE IT, I

TURNED TO THE DEMOCRATS,

SPECIFICALLY SOUTH CAROLINA

DEMOCRATIC CHAIR DICK HARD HART

FOOTLYIAN,.

I ASKED HIM IF HE WOULD

CHALLENGE THE RULING.

JOINING US NOW TO DO OUR SUPER

PAC'S BIDDING, PLEASE WELCOME

SOUTH CAROLINA DEMOCRATIC

CHAIRMAN DICK HARPOOTLIAN.

DICK, THANKS FOR COMING ON.

GOOD TO SEE YOU.

ALL RIGHT, DICK, NOW, I HAVE NOT

SEEN YOU SINCE 2008.

ALL RIGHT.

I TRIED TO RUN FOR PRESIDENT IN

SOUTH CAROLINA, AND YOU'RE ONE

OF THE GUYS WHO GOT ME KICKED

OFF THE DEMOCRATIC BALLOT.

[AUDIENCE BOOING]

YEAH, YEAH.

NOW WHY ON EARTH FOUR YEARS

LATER WOULD YOU BE HELPING ME?

DOES IT HAVE ANYTHING TO DO WITH

THE FACT THAT I HAVE UNLIMITED

CASH?

>> STEPHEN, THAT PROBABLY IS THE

ONLY FACTOR THAT WOULD AFFECT US

HERE.

>>

>> Stephen: IT SEEMS TO MAKE A

DIFFERENCE IN SOUTH CAROLINA.

>> IT IS THE DIFFERENCE.

>> Stephen: THIS REFERENDUM

ABOUT CORPORATE PERSONHOOD GOT

KICKED OFF THE BALLOT.

WE'RE TRYING TO CHALLENGE THAT

RULING.

WE'RE TRYING TO GET THESE

REFERENDUMS PUT BACK ON THE

BALLOT SO THE PEOPLE OF SOUTH

CAROLINA CAN DECIDE WHETHER

CORPORATIONS ARE PEOPLE OR

WHETHER PEOPLE ARE JUST PEOPLE.

SO WHY IS IT IMPORTANT TO YOU TO

PROVE THAT CORPORATIONS ARE

PEOPLE?

>> WELL, ACTUALLY, WITH ALL DUE

RESPECT, WE WOULD DISAGREE WITH

YOUR POSITION THAT CORPORATIONS

ARE PEOPLE.

WE THINK PEOPLE ARE PEOPLE.

>> Stephen: YOU ONLY SAY THAT

BECAUSE YOU'RE A PEOPLE.

THAT SEEMS KIND OF RACIST OF

YOU.

>> THE CONSTITUTION OF THE

SUPREME COURT GUARANTEES THAT.

DON'T THEY GET A TRIAL BY A JURY

OF THEIR PEERS AND THE GECKO OR

GEICO FROM THE JURY BOX IT SITTING

THERE?

HOW LONG DO YOU CARRY THIS.

>> I THINK CORPORATIONS SHOULD

CARRY GUNS AND GET MARRIED.

CAN YOU CHALLENGE THIS RULING?

DO YOU HAVE STANDING IN THIS

CASE?

>> WE HAVE STANDING.

WE FILED A PETITION THIS WEEK.

>> Stephen: WAITED A SECOND.

YOU'RE A DEMOCRAT.

HOW CAN YOU HAVE STANDING IN

SOUTH CAROLINA?

I THOUGHT THE REPUBLICANS MAKE

YOU LIVE UNDER THE STAIRS LIKE

HARRY POTTER.

>> WE'VE ASSERTED OURSELVES FOR

YOU.

WE'RE FIGHTING FOR YOUR RIGHTS.

>> Stephen: SO WHAT'S HAPPENED

SO FAR?

>> WE FILED THE PETITION.

>> Stephen: THAT'S IT?

>> YEP.

>> Stephen: OKAY.

SO DO YOU THINK THAT WE'LL GET A

REHEARING ON THIS ISSUE?

>> [LONG EXHAIL]

>>

>> Stephen: WOW.

YOU REALLY ARE A DEMOCRAT.

I DON'T KNOW WHY YOU GUYS DON'T

DO BETTER IN SOUTH CAROLINA.

>> YOU MAKE A APPOINTMENT

PERHAPS I OUGHT TO DECIDE

THINGS.

>> Stephen: IF YOU GET A

REHEARING AND WE WIN THE

REHEARING, WILL THIS RECOMMEND

ROUGH AND ALL THE OTHER

REFERENDA GO BACK ON THE BALLOT?

>> I THINK THERE IS A

SIGNIFICANT CHANCE THE

REPUBLICANS COULD PUT IT BACK ON

THEIR BALLOT.

>> Stephen: WHAT IF THE

REPUBLICANS DON'T PUT IT ON.

COULD THE DEMOCRATS ISSUE A

REFERENDUM IF I PAID FOR IT?

>> IF YOU PAID FOR IT?

>> Stephen: YEAH.

>> OH, ABSOLUTELY.

>> Stephen: I LIKE THAT.

ARE YOU READY TO MAKE HISTORY,

PEOPLE?

[CHEERING AND APPLAUSE]

[CHEERING AND

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