The term Bill Moyers uses for the mess of politics and money - especially with Citizens United mucking thing up worse than ever.
One item from the Mother Jones/Bill Moyers look at the dark(dirty) money flowing into politics:
Super PACs keep the money flowing to state races: The Sunlight Foundation’s Anupama Narayanswamy reports that super PACs spent nearly $1 million ahead of Tuesday’s primaries in Arkansas and Kentucky. A 21-year-old millionaire’s pro-Ron Paul super PAC provided the majority of the $766,000 in outside spending that propelled Republican congressional candidate Thomas Massie to victory in the Bluegrass State. (MoJo‘s Tim Murphy has more his group here. Watch a campaign ad below.) Meanwhile, real-estate interests have spent a “mind boggling” $700,000attempting to oust a 14-year incumbent in a Republican House primary in California.