Colbert: 1, South Carolina GOP: Zero and Red-Faced

Abby Zimet

Stephen Colbert, who believes so fervently in corporate personhood he argues parents should allow their daughters to date corporations, somehow  convinced the poor Republicans in his native South Carolina to put a ballot question in their presidential primary asking if  “corporations are people” or “only people are people,” in exchange for a contribution from his Super PAC. Alas, it didn't go well.

“After the citizens of South Carolina declare once and for all that corporations are people, we can move on to other urgent issues facing our great nation,” Colbert said in a statement. “In 2016 I hope to include a question on whether Democrats are people.”

FRIENDS: Now More Than Ever

Independent journalism has become the last firewall against government and corporate lies. Yet, with frightening regularity, independent media sources are losing funding, closing down or being blacked out by Google and Facebook. Never before has independent media been more endangered. If you believe in Common Dreams, if you believe in people-powered independent media, please support us now and help us fight—with truths—against the lies that would smother our democracy. Please help keep Common Dreams alive and growing. Thank you. -- Craig Brown, Co-founder

Support Common DreamsSupport Common Dreams

Share This Article

More in: