The group Americans for Prosperity was lampooned on "The Daily Show" for its failed results last year after bringing attack-style politics to the small town of Coralville, Iowa. At one point, correspondent Jason Jones appeared before the Coralville City Council with a straw hat and cane, singing a "Music Man" spoof about why Coralville needed to get itself a super PAC. Council members were not amused. The most brutal comments came from Chris Turner, the fiscally conservative candidate who got blamed for AFP's negative ads (and came in tied for last in the council race). He described AFP's tactics as "reprehensible" and said that "when AFP came to town, it was kind of like being endorsed by Charles Manson."
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