The Word - Invisible Inc.

  • Aired:  10/26/10
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Americans should buy nameless products from anonymous corporations who then give untraceable money to faceless congressmen to pass unknowable laws. (5:02)

FOLKS, THE MID-TERM ELECTIONS

ARE NEXT WEEK, AND WE'RE FINALLY

GOING TO TAKE OUR COUNTRY BACK

FROM THE PEOPLE WHO STOLE IT BY

BEING ELECTED.

OF COURSE, WHEN I SAY "TAKE IT

BACK," I REALLY MEAN BUY IT BACK

AT FULL RETAIL PRICE BECAUSE IT

TURNS OUT NOT ONLY IS FREEDOM

NOT FREE, IT AIN'T CHEAP.

JIM.

>> THIS YEAR IS ON RECORD TO

BREAK RECORDS FOR CAMPAIGN

SPENDING.

POLITICAL CANDIDATES ARE ON PACE

TO SPEND $3 BILLION BY NOVEMBER.

>> $3 BILLION.

APPARENTLY CARLY FIORINA IS

CAMPAIGNING IN A JETPACK.

FORTUNATELY, FORTUNATELY,

PUMPING CASH INTO POLITICS HAS

BEEN NO PROBLEM THIS YEAR THANKS

TO THE SUPREME COURT'S CITIZENS

UNITED RULING, WHICH ALLOWED

CORPORATIONS TO PROVIDE

UNLIMITED CASH FOR CAMPAIGN

ADVERTISING.

BUT IT TURNS OUT LETTING

CORPORATIONS BUY OUR ELECTIONS

COULD HAVE A DOWNSIDE.

AND IT BRINGS US TO TONIGHT'S

"WORD."

( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE )

INVISIBLE INC.

NOW, FOLKS, KIMBERLY STRASSEL OF

THE "WALL STREET JOURNAL"

EXPLAINS THE DANGER THAT

DONATING TO CAMPAIGNS POSES FOR

CORPORATIONS.

>> THERE IS THIS ISSUE OF TARGET

COMPANIES WHICH GAVE SOME MONEY

TO A REPUBLICAN PRIMARY

CANDIDATE, WHO IS NOW RUNNING

FOR GOVERNOR IN MINNESOTA, TOM

EMMER.

MOVEON.ORG ONCE THEY KNEW ABOUT

THIS CONTRIBUTION, THEY TURNED

THIS INTO A QUESTION OF GAY

RIGHTS ISSUES BECAUSE MR. EMMER

IS CRITICAL OF GAY MARRIAGE AND

URGED A BOYCOTT OF TARGET

STORES.

>>

>> Stephen: IT IS SO UNFAIR.

WHAT IS IT ABOUT TARGETS THAT

MAKES PEOPLE SINGLE THEM OUT AND

AIM RIGHT AT THE CENTER OF THEIR

BUSINESS?

( APPLAUSE )

AND TARGET, TARGET IS NOT THE

ONLY COMPANY THAT COULD SUFFER

FOR ITS BELIEFS.

LUCKILY, LUCKILY THERE IS A WAY

TO KEEP PROTESTERS FROM

ORGANIZING AGAINST THESE

MULTINATIONAL CONGLOMERATES.

IT TURNS OUT, TURNS OUT

CORPORATIONS DON'T HAVE TO TELL

US WHO THEY'RE GIVING MONEY TO.

THEY CAN FUNNEL THEIR MONEY

THROUGH SHELL GROUPS TO CREATE

POLITICAL ADVERTISEMENTS FOR

THEM.

I'LL LET THE COMPLAINER-IN-CHIEF

EXPLAIN.

>> AND THEY DON'T DISCLOSE WHO

IS BEHIND THE ADS.

COULD BE AN OIL COMPANY.

COULD BE AN INSURANCE COMPANY.

COULD BE WALL STREET.

YOU DON KNOW.

THEY'VE GOT THESE INNOCUOUS

SOUNDING NAMES LIKE "AMERICANS

FOR PROSPERITY," "THE COMMITTEE

FOR TRUTH IN POLITICS," OR "MOMS

FOR MOTHERHOOD."

( LAUGHTER )

I MADE THAT LAST ONE UP.

>> Stephen: SEE, HE ADMITS HE

MADE HIS MOTHER UP.

( LAUGHTER )

WHERE'S THAT BIRTH CERTIFICATE?

BUT EVEN, EVEN WITH THESE

ANONYMOUS POLITICAL

ORGANIZATIONS, THERE IS A RISK

VOTERS MIGHT FIND OUT WHO THE

BIG DONORS ARE.

SAY WHEN JOE CAMEL SHOWS UP ON

THE $50.

AND WHEN THE AMERICAN PEOPLE

KNOW THINGS, IT JUST LEADS TO

TROUBLE.

SO WE HAVE TO FIND A WAY TO MAKE

OUR SYSTEM EVEN MORE ANONYMOUS.

I MEAN, NOT KNOWING, NOT KNOWING

WHICH CORPORATIONS BOUGHT

POLITICAL ADS IS A GOOD START.

SO WOULDN'T IT BE EVEN BETTER

NOT TO KNOW WHO ARE POLITICIANS

ARE?

LIKE MOST AMERICANS, I ALREADY

DON'T KNOW MY CONGRESSMAN'S

NAME?

AND WE WOULD NEVER, NEVER KNOW

THERE'S ANYTHING CORPORATE

INFLUENCE ON LEGISLATION IF WE

JUST NEVER KNEW WHAT WAS IN THE

LEGISLATION THAT CONGRESS VOTES

ON.

BUT, YOU KNOW WHAT, THAT MAY NOT

BE ENOUGH IGNORANCE.

SO JUST TO PROTECT CORPORATIONS

A LITTLE MORE, I DON'T THINK WE

SHOULD KNOW WHAT CORPORATIONS DO

OR MAKE OR WEAR OUR PRODUCTS

COME FROM.

I MEAN, FRANKLY, THE SOURCE OF

MY PAPER TOWELS SHOULD BE TOP

SECRET.

I AM HAPPY, I AM HAPPY TO

IMAGINE THAT THEY COME FROM A

BI-CURIOUS LUMBERJACK.

( APPLAUSE )

LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, ONCE WE'RE

BUYING NAMELESS PRODUCTS FROM

ANONYMOUS CORPORATIONS WHO THEN

GIVE THAT UNTRACEABLE MONEY TO

FACELESS CONGRESSMEN TO PASS

UNKNOWABLE LAW, WE CAN TRULY

BELIEVE THE PRESIDENT WHEN HE

STANDS UP BEFORE THE COUNTRY AND

DECLARES:

>> THE STATE OF OUR UNION IS

STRONG.

>> Stephen: AND THAT'S "THE

WORD."

WE'LL BE RIGHT BACK AFTER THIS

IMPORTANT MESSAGE.

( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE )

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[SCREAMING]

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