Stephen Colbert: “Corporations are people”

It was not until after Stephen Colbert handed the reins of the Super PAC he founded over to Jon Stewart — and the PAC was re-dubbed The Definitely Not Coordinated With Stephen Colbert Super PAC — that it released its ad accusing Mitt Romney of being a “serial killer” of corporations, based on the assertion that corporations are people and that Romney, as head of Bain Capital, oversaw the dismantling of numerous such “people.” But on ABC’s This Week this morning, Colbert himself came out decisively in favor of corporate personhood. During a back-and-forth over the role of money in politics, Colbert pointedly asked host George Stephanopoulos if he thought corporations were people. When Stephanopoulos deferred “weighing in” on the question, Colbert responded, “Corporations are people. You won’t ‘weigh in’ on whether some people are people? That seems kind of racist, George.”