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Colbert On Spooky PACs, Karl Rove & Anonymous Money (VIDEO)

Posted: 05/09/2012 12:06 pm Updated: 05/09/2012 12:06 pm

Stephen Colbert continued hammering away at Karl Rove and Super PACs on Tuesday night, talking more in-depth about the way 501(c)(4)'s, or "Spooky PACs", use huge sums of anonymous money to influence politics.

"Their negative attack ads count as charity, in the same way that yelling, 'Get a job you dirty bum!' is a donation to the homeless."

The host also explained how Rove uses money raised through his own 501(c)(4), Crossroads GPS, to donate to the Center For Individual Freedom, which is "aggressively toppling disclosure laws at the state level." As Colbert put it, "That's Karl Rove giving anonymous political money to help keep political money anonymous. I believe that's what our founders envisioned for democracy. No, not those founders... the anonymous ones in the back."

Watch the full clip above and let us know if, like us, you've learned everything you know about Super PACs from Colbert as well.

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