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Citizens United and the Super PACs

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Emily Bazelon, senior editor at Slate, talks about how the Citizens United ruling is affecting this campaign season, and plays with our new Super Pac Name Generator.

Generate your Super Super Pac Name now! Words and patterns by Stephen Reader; Generator Tool by John Keefe

Comments [22]

Amy from Manhattan

How about the All That Is Right and Good America PAC?

Jan. 19 2012 11:26 AM
Jack Jackson from Central New Jersey

"Tonight we made history..." Mitt Romney after winning NH primary (all the while knowing that he was lying about the win in Iowa which no one in the media stopped to challenge at the time.)

Lie early, lie often....the hallmark of a great politician!

Jan. 19 2012 11:25 AM
Impatient

Brian - thank you. My hope in the media is restored ever so slightly. I apologize for my snarkiness.

Jan. 19 2012 11:23 AM
fuva from Harlemworld

That Gingrich is quite clever, ya gotta admit. Wily -- diabolically so.

Jan. 19 2012 11:22 AM
Nicko from Washington DC

Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery:

http://sunlightfoundation.com/blog/2010/12/02/sunlights-political-action-committee-pac-name-generator/

http://sunlightfoundation.com/blog/2011/12/02/real-pacs-steal-names/

Jan. 19 2012 11:21 AM
jgarbuz from Queens

The old adage never goes out of fashion: "Money talks; bulls**t walks."

Jan. 19 2012 11:18 AM
Robert from NYC

the love of his life? that would be his rifle, no?

Jan. 19 2012 11:18 AM
Diane Henderson from Wayne, NJ

Since the pacts seem to be the result of the Supreme Court ruling, has anyone every polled the members to see how they feel about the results of their vote?

Jan. 19 2012 11:18 AM
Nick from UWS

The most corrupt Supreme Court in US history. They are bought-and-paid-for criminals. Absolutely disgraceful. Disgusting.

Jan. 19 2012 11:17 AM

Mel Brooks' classic still works: Engulf & Devour.

Jan. 19 2012 11:16 AM
Martin Chuzzlewit from Manhattan

How about the Super Pac called:

"The Public Sector Government Unions"

or..........

"We st SEIU Elect The Politicians Who Give Us Raises and Our Generous Benefit Packages"

Jan. 19 2012 11:14 AM
Jeff Pappas from Dumbo

Thanks Bob, I was hoping thats how it is

Jan. 19 2012 11:14 AM
Robert from NYC

... or maybe the "Stupid Pac Super Pac".

Jan. 19 2012 11:13 AM
Impatient

Oh, WNYC, make sure you talk about Priorities USA, Obama's Super PAC. Even if you just barely mention it so you can maintain your thin veil of "journalist objectivism"

Jan. 19 2012 11:12 AM
Tom from Upper West Side

I support MAPFAA - Moms and Pies for All Americans.

Jan. 19 2012 11:12 AM
Robert from NYC

I would name my super pac, "Since you're all so stupid, I thought I'd better try my hand at this" super pac.

Jan. 19 2012 11:12 AM
Stephanie from Westchester

Mine is "Founding Fathers Rolling in Their Graves" PAC. I'm fairly certain this isn't what they envisioned for the future of our country.

Jan. 19 2012 11:12 AM
Drew from East Village

The CU opinion is a perversion of system but if we're going to have congress should require all the names of donors over $5,000(individual and corporate). We require candidates to endorse their ads why not call out rich individuals and corporations.

Jan. 19 2012 11:11 AM
Drew from Eas

The CU opinion is a perversion of system but if we're going to have congress should require all the names of donors over $5,000(individual and corporate). We require candidates to endorse their ads why not call out rich individuals and corporations.

Jan. 19 2012 11:11 AM
Emma from Brooklyn

I'm naming my PAC the Road Back to Freedom PAC

Jan. 19 2012 11:10 AM
Bob from Pelham, NY

To Jeff from Dumbo: Colbert's tongue is firmly in his cheek.

Jan. 19 2012 11:10 AM
Jeff Pappas from dumbo

Regarding the citizans united case and super pacs,
What a huge loophole for corruption and sleazy lawyer/ politician types to confound our Democracy.
However it is amusing to see the Colbert / Stewart non team play with the rules, only thing is I believe Jon Stewart is a free thinking / progressive / liberal, but isnt Colbert really a Republican? Or is it really a tounge in cheek exercise on Colberts part?

Jan. 19 2012 11:07 AM

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