Crossroads GPS? Meet Citizens for a Better Tomorrow, Tomorrow, SHH
I don't know if I've mentioned it here before, maybe not... I think Stephen Colbert is brilliant. If it is true that college age voters get most of their information from Comedy Central's The Daily Show and The Colbert Report (the Ts are silent), they could do worse. As a matter of fact, Colbert may have managed to do the impossible - he's made campaign finance reform and the perils of Super PACs entertaining and understandable:
Citizens United and the Super PACs it's spawned
Make donations secret so the citizens get conned
Into thinking that the ads they're seeing on T.V.
Represent the mainstream views of folks like you and me.
They would be mistaken, though. That isn't how it works.
Behind non-disclosure's where the puppet master lurks.
Karl Rove's been on FOX News lately, arguing that he
Thinks that secret funding's good; but I do not agree.
Ads have an agenda; that is what an ad is for.
If we don't know who's agenda, how do we keep score?
Facts can be distorted when told from another's view.
I would like to know who's paying for it. Wouldn't you?
IRS has started asking questions. Rove's outraged.
Don't know why - for, even if this oversight's engaged -
Super PACs won't have to make disclosures; not until
After the elections will we know who paid the bill.
Colbert has started a number of interesting campaigns in the past, from running for President of South Carolina, to having a bridge named after him, to a successful bid to have an exercise machine on the Space Station named for him. Still, even with his platform, I think that Citizens for a Better Tomorrow, Tomorrow is going to have to raise a lot more cash if they plan to compete with the big boys in the Fall.
Colbert picture credit: Badassoftheweek.com