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Occupy Gets Its Own PAC

CBS Atlanta notes that Occupy is setting up its own PAC:

Last week, John Paul Thornton of Decatur, Ala. filed to create a PAC for the Occupy Movement.

Thornton is an active member in the Alabama Occupy movement.  He said he came up with the idea when he was laying in bed.

“[I was] watching [The Colbert Report] and I thought, ‘Wouldn’t be nice if Occupy had a PAC,’ and … like a lightbulb, it came to me!” he told CBS Atlanta.

The money that will be raised can be used by Occupy as a whole, from branches in Huntsville, Ala. to ones in New York City or Oakland, Calif.

“This PAC is for everyone and if they want to contribute they are more than welcome,” Thornton said. “This is going to be uber-transparent down to the cent.  It will be egalitarian and democratic.”

The justification comes with the typical Obama-esque notion that it’s different when the Left does it because it’s “uber-transparent” and “egalitarian” and “democratic” — as opposed to all of those Republican PACs that steal money from children at gunpoint, one presumes? (Incidentally, why is people freely funding PACs and elections supposedly less “democratic” and “egalitarian” than public funding, which forces people to fund candidates according to government fiat?) But the couldn’t-make-it-up part is that “Thornton . . . came up with the idea when he was laying in bed.” If satire had any life left it in, the heart monitor just went flat.

What do we think the PAC’s slogan will be? I’m going for, “We need to get money out of politics. And we need 100 million dollars to do it!”

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