To borrow a quote from James Wolcott: “ they’ve seen it all, they’ve said it all; they’re bored; we’re bored, let’s order another round of yawns.”
I guess the take-away from this speech (skip ahead to the last five minutes for the good stuff) was that the Liberal Party is no longer a “club” or, heaven-forbid, a “family”… but rather – is now a “movement”! An expression that I’m sure brought great mirth to editorial writers at the Sun News for its many scatological possibilities.
The unaffiliated (definitely not co-ordinating with Stephen Colbert) SuperPAC “Americans for a Better Tomorrow, Tomorrow” has just released the following advertisement, which logically proposes that if “corporations are people” then Mitt Romney should be regarded as a serial killer…
The way Colbert has methodically gone about illustrating on his show over the past several months the absurd ramifications of the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision has been absolutely brilliant. Now linking that effort to also ridicule the insane legal fiction of corporate personhood takes things to a whole new level.