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Look at it this way: At least the 2014 midterm elections are over.Maybe the most clueless pronouncement ever made by a U.S. Supreme Court justice was Anthony Kennedy's comment in the 2010 Citizens United case arguing that unlimited "independent (campaign) expenditures, including those made by corporations, do not give rise to corruption or the appearance of corruption."It's fine, the justices ruled, because money is a form of speech. If only the Supremes had ruled that speech was a form of money. That's one I could have endorsed.Metaphysical absurdities aside, the clearest effect of Citizens United has been to make people more contemptuous of politics.