“The Daily Show” with the help of Stephen Colbert has put forth some of its funniest skewering of the U.S. political system this week. The target has been the ridiculous rules surrounding super PACs, or Political Action Committees.
Super PACs are like regular PACs, only much more powerful. They can raise and spend unlimited amounts of money to support or oppose political candidates. They can directly attack a political candidate. The only rule is that they can’t coordinate directly with candidates or political parties.
“The Daily Show” and Stephen Colbert’s super PAC demonstrate how absolutely enormous of a loophole that is, plus show some other glaring problems with the system. The video above kicked things off Monday night (Jan. 16), while the video below continued things on Tuesday. They are brilliant.