Nobody Takes Super PACs Seriously Anymore

raptor jesus Nobody Takes Super PACs Seriously Anymore

Raptor Jesus (photo: flickr/twotoad)

A quick glance at the Federal Election Commission’s list of recently formed political committees generally looks like a mundane affair of boring organizations like those formed for John Smith’s congressional campaign or what have you. But not today.

Two new ridiculously named Super PACs were formed yesterday, according to this morning’s update: “Howard Stern Fans For A Baba Booey Tomorrow, Tomorrow” and “Raptors for Jesus.”

Both organizations make it clear they are intending to “raise funds in unlimited amounts” on behalf of federal candidates, but without coordinating their efforts with the campaigns they seek to boost, the classic hallmark of Super PACs, much demonized in American political discourse.

It’s hard to figure out exactly what each of them hopes to accomplish. The Raptors for Jesus filing cites a website, www.raptorsforjesus.org, that has no content yet, while Howard Stern Fans For A Baba Booey Tomorrow, Tomorrow’s filing lists a Twitter account with no tweets for its website’s URL.

The latter is almost certainly a homage to comedian Stephen Colbert, whose own Super PAC is entitled “Americans for a Better Tomorrow, Tomorrow,” while the former seems to be an inverse of the “Raptor Jesus” meme.

It’s unlikely either will raise or spend a noticeable amount of money, ever.