Colbert Super PAC - Issue Ads

  • Aired:  11/07/11
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Make Us Great Again creates a Rick Perry ad, and the Nebraska Democratic Party skirts campaign finance limits with Ben Nelson's issue ads. (5:22)

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)

>> Stephen: WELCOME TO THE

REPORT.

>> STEPHEN, STEPHEN, STEPHEN!

STEPHEN, STEPHEN, STEPHEN!

STEPHEN, STEPHEN, STEPHEN!

>> Stephen: THANK YOU,

LADIES AND GENTLEMEN.

WELCOME TO THE REPORT.

GREAT TO HAVE YOU WITH US.

PLEASE, WE'VE GOT TO GET TO

THE NEWS.

IT'S TOO GOOD.

FOLKS.

FREQUENT SHOPPERS OF THIS

SHOW KNOW THAT I WAS AN

EARLY FAN OF RICK PERRY.

AND MY MAN'S HAD A ROUGH

START.

AND A PRETTY BAD RESTART.

BUT NOW HE'S READY TO

RE-RESTART WITH THIS GREAT

NEW AD.

>> HIS DAD WAS A TENANT

FARMER.

HIS WIFE, A NURSE.

RICK PERRY SERVED IN THE AIR

FORCE, THEN CAME HOME TO

FARM COTTON.

A SOLID CONSERVATIVE,

PERRY'S BALANCED EVERY

BUDGET, PASSED MAJOR LAWSUIT

REFORM, CUT 15 BILLION IN

SPENDING.

THE RESULT: ONE MILLION NEW

JOBS.

RICK PERRY CONSERVATIVE

LEADERSHIP THAT WORK ITS.

>> MAKE US GREAT AGAIN IS

RESPONSIBLE FOR THE CONTENT

OF THIS AD.

>> Stephen: WOW!

(LAUGHTER)

I MEAN WHO'S TO THE GOING TO

LIKE RICK PERRY AFTER THAT.

I'M PRETTY SURE THAT OLD

LADY THERE IS BARBARA BUSH.

(LAUGHTER)

WHISPERING I WISH YOU WERE

MY SON.

GREAT, GREAT CAMPAIGN AD BUT

THAT AD WAS NOT MADE BY THE

PERRY CAMPAIGN.

IT WAS CREATED BY THE MAKE

US GREAT AGAIN SUPERPAC, AN

IMPORTANT DISTINCTION.

YOU SEE, A SUPERPAC MAY NOT

COORDINATE ITS ACTIVITIES

WITH CANDIDATES.

SO IT'S MERELY A COINCIDENCE

THAT MAKE US GREAT AGAIN

SUPERPAC HEAD MIKE TOOMEY

CO-OWNS A PRIVATE ISLAND

WITH DAVID CARNEY, PERRY'S

TOP POLITICAL ADVISOR.

I'M SURE THEY'RE NOT

COORDINATING ON THAT LITTLE

PRIVATE ISLAND DOWN THERE.

THEY'RE PROBABLY DOING

SOMETHING INNOCENT LIKE

HUNTING MAN.

(LAUGHTER)

NOW FOLKS, EVERYBODY KNOWS

I'M THE HEAD OF COLBERT

SUPERPAC.

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)

SO TO A VOTE THE APPEARANCE

OF COORDINATING WITH

REPUBLICAN PRESIDENTIAL BACK

RUNNER BUDDY ROEMER, WHEN HE

WAS ON MY SHOW, I WAS FORCED

TO WEAR AN ISOLATION BUCKET

ON MY HEAD.

NOW LUCKILY ONE GROUP OUT

THERE FOUND A WAY TO WORK

WITH A CANDIDATE WITHOUT

COORDINATING WITH THEM.

THEN THE NEBRASKA DEMOCRATIC

PARTY.

THEY'VE SPENT OVER $600,000

ON AN AD CAMPAIGN STARRING

SENATOR BEN NELSON.

I ASSUME MOST OF THAT PAID

FOR THE TRAINED MARMOT

PLAYING HIS HAIR.

NOW NORMALLY, FOLKS, TO

SUPPORT A CANDIDATE STATE

PARTIESTD

$240,000.

WELL, IT TURNS OUT, AND I

DID NOT KNOW THIS, $600,000

IS MORE THAN $240,000.

(LAUGHTER)

SO I MAY HAVE OVERBID ON

THAT RARE PENNY WHERE

LINCOLN'S HEAD WAS

UPSIDE DOWN.

(LAUGHTER)

BUT FOLKS, TURNS OUT THE

LIMITS DON'T APPLY HERE

BECAUSE THE DEMOCRATS WERE

FUNCTIONING AS AN

INDEPENDENT ORGANIZATION

ENGAGED IN ISSUE ADVOCACY.

IN THIS CASE, THE DEMOCRATS

ARE NOT REALLY A POLITICAL

PARTY, SOMETHING I THINK WE

ALL SUSPECTED.

BUT REMEMBER, INDEPENDENT

GROUPS LIKE SUPERPACS CANNOT

COORDINATE WITH CANDIDATES.

SO THE DEMOCRATS CLAIM THAT

THE NELSON ADS ARE NOT

CAMPAIGN ADS BUT INSTEAD

ISSUE ADS.

YOU CAN SEE FOR YOURSELF.

>> THIS IS TOTALLY

POLITICAL.

>> THEY DON'T GET IT THEY

PUT POLITICS AHEAD OF WHAT'S

BEST FOR THE COUNTRY.

>> WE NEED TO BALANCE THE

BUDGET.

BUT NOT ON THE BACKS OF

SENIOR CITIZENS.

I'M BEN NELSON.

I APPROVE THIS MESSAGE

BECAUSE WE NEED TO STOP

PLAYING POLITICS AND FIND

COMMON SENSE SOLUTIONS.

>> Stephen: CLEARLY AN ISSUE

AD.

THE ISSUE, BEN NELSON IS

PRETTY GREAT.

SO I SAY BRAVO DEMOCRATS.

YOU ARE BLAZING A CAMPAIGN

TRAIL TO BE FOLLOWED BY

SUPERPAC PIONEERS IN THEIR

CON STOGAñr MONEY WAGONS.

OF COURT EVERY LEWIS AND

CLARK NEARS THEIR BEAUTIFUL

SACAGAWEA.

IN THIS CASE IT'S KARL ROVE.

WHO IS CLEARLY A SACK OF

SOMETHING.

YOU SEE--

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)çó

>> TODAY, FOLKS, TODAY ROVE

SUPERPAC AMERICAN CROSSROADS

FILED THIS ACTUAL REQUEST

WITH THE FEDERAL ELECTION

COMMISSION ASKING FOR

APPROVAL TO MAKE ISSUE ADS

WITH FEDERAL CANDIDATES JUST

LIKE THE DEMOCRATS

EXPLAINING WHILE THESE

ADVERTISEMENTS WOULD BE

FULLY COORDINATED, THEY

WOULD PRESUMABLY NOT QUALIFY

AS COORDINATED

COMMUNICATIONS.

COORDINATED AND NOT

COORDINATED.

HE'S LIKE A ZEN CAMPAIGN

MASTER ASKING WHAT IS THE

SOUND OF ONE HAND