The Colbert Report destroyed the conspiracy theories around the IRS scrutiny of Tea Party groups. He brought to light, once again, that these groups who were targeted were all 501(c)4’s. That should sound familiar because Stephen Colbert also created his own 501(c)4 modeled after Karl Rove’s Crossroads GPS. Colbert, in an on-air interview with his lawyer, discussed how the 501(c)4 could be used to fund the 501(c)3 with a string of anonymous money that resembled more of a money-laundering scam than a business model (I also let my feelings on the matter be known before even researching the conspiracy). Yet it was and is still legal thanks to the Supreme Court’s Citizen’s United ruling, and as Stephen points out in the IRS memos… Colbert’s Super PAC SSH was directly targeted as well by the use of his motto, “Making a better tomorrow, tomorrow” by singling out organizations who alluded that they would “make America a better place to live.”
No, Conservatives weren’t the only people targeted. The Tea Party is desperately toeing the line of conspiracy scandals in an attempt to avoid financial realities.
Watch the video, courtesy of Comedy Central:
The Colbert Report