Colbert-Inspired Super PACs Break Out Nationwide
Stephen Colbert's PAC motivates America's college students
By Neal Colgrass, Newser Staff
Posted May 21, 2012 5:13 PM CDT
Stephen Colbert signs autographs for fans at the Third Man Records Rolling Record Store at The Lot at The High Line on June 24, 2011 in New York City.   (Getty Images)

(Newser) – Americans for a Better Tomorrow, Tomorrow, has spawned a new breed of nutty super PAC imitators, CNN reports. College students inspired by Stephen Colbert's super PAC experiment are finding that a stamp and a few pieces of paper suffice to start a political action committee. "I was just sitting in my dorm room one night and said, 'Oh hell, why not?'" said MIT freshman Danny Ben-David. "It was almost frustratingly easy."

Among the new super PACs: Cats For a Better Tomorrow, Tomorrow, which will honor top donors as "fat cats," and Americans For a Better Tomorrow, Yesterday, which supports candidates in favor of time travel. With titles like Coordinator for Non-Coordination, and lemonade stands seeking donations, it's mostly a gag—but not only. "I find it amazing that anyone can do this," said Ben-David. "It's ridiculous. The whole system is really rather sad and degrading to the political process."

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jgarbuz
May 23, 2012 11:06 PM CDT
Colbert is the funniest man on TV by far, and anyone who doesn't "get" his humor is either brain-dead dumb or just lacking in an elementary sense of humor. But unlike Jon Stewart, who takes his brand of politics and himself too seriously, Colbert spoofs everything including himself. He's the best thing to come to TV since the dawn of the Simpsons. Without those two shows, I'd never be able to laugh again. I simply find nothing else on TV that even elicits a chuckle out of me other than the Simpsons and the Colbert Report.
crafter67
May 22, 2012 1:45 PM CDT
Oh sure, it starts as a joke but then money gets thrown around and the next thing you know someone looses an "aye"...
GeminiMishy
May 22, 2012 10:14 AM CDT
I have been looking for a candidate who takes the threat of the Robot Apocalypse more seriously...