Crisis! Sound the alarm!
The Supreme Court decision in McCutcheon v. FEC has given the Koch brothers new, unabated power to destroy the little guy and fund as many crazy right-wing activists as they so desire—completely destroying democracy! Fear King Kochs!
In case you haven’t heard, the Supreme Court ruled in favor of Shaun McCutcheon’s case, which argued that aggregate caps on campaign financing restricted his free speech. He was permitted by law to give no more than $2,600 to no more than nine candidates in an election cycle. If he liked a tenth candidate? Too bad. Giving to the tenth would reek of corruption.
The 5-4 ruling was certainly close, but the outrage from the left is deafening. Here are just a few examples of the doomsday hysteria. First from the Huffington Post:
[T]he current majority in the Supreme Court has no earthly idea how money in politics actually works.