Chief Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg:
If there was one decision I would overrule, it would be Citizens United.
I think the notion that we have all the democracy that money can buy strays … far from what our democracy is supposed to be. …
Citizens United was a terrible ruling. Most people asked to think about the issue for 10 seconds conclude that it’s a bad idea.
An ABC–Washington Post poll conducted February 4–8, 2010, showed that 80% of those surveyed opposed (and 65% strongly opposed) the Citizens United ruling, which the poll described as saying “corporations and unions can spend as much money as they want to help political candidates win elections“.
wikipedia – criticisms of Citizen’s United
So why do so many politicians, especially Republicans, support Citizens United?
Because they can only get elected with money handed them by corporate lobbyists.
I don’t see how U.S. politicians can get out of this trap. They must sell their souls to corporations in order to get elected. 😦