Only the lowest of Republican hacks are pretending that yesterday's Supreme Court ruling is a good thing. Case in point:
But for the most part, Republicans in the public eye are trying to keep quiet about McCutcheon, mostly because they know that the more light they shine on the ruling, the more the American people will resent it. But the party is certainly energized: Charles Koch published a poor-me manifesto for the Wall Street Journal that reads like the Cliff's Notes of Atlas Shrugged. This bullshit rant will serve as the marching orders for Republicans running for election this year and in 2016. And Koch will be funding plenty of them.
Alexander Burns at Politico has written an article that puts McCutcheon in a historical context. He concludes that it undoes all the (modest) advancements we've made toward campaign finance reform since the Watergate era:
Forty years later, campaign finance experts agree that the grip of big money over the American political system has never been greater — or not in a century, since the days when Montana mining baron William Clark bribed a state Legislature into naming him to the U.S. Senate.
I'm telling you, we're about to enter a dark age of American politics unless someone takes action. You think it's bad now? The next twenty years will bring the worst political corruption this country has ever seen.