Or, maybe we should call it Hillary Plays The Game Better than You Do. In October 2009 the US Supreme Court issued its ruling in the Citizens United case. In very brief terms, the case involved a conservative group that spent millions of dollars making a film highly critical of Hillary Clinton. Existing Federal Election law restricted the amount that could be spent on advertising specifically aimed at swaying public opinion of political candidates. The Supreme Court ruling, essentially gutted prior attempts to rein in the amount of money spent on political advertising campaigns, and the resultant need for politicians to raise money. At the time, conservative politicians and pundits hailed it as major victory, wrapped in the dubious cloth of the First Amendment. In a development that can only be termed: Be careful what you wish for, history has been particularly unkind to those same Republican politicians. Because for reasons they probably haven't quite figured out yet - Democrats have consistently been able to outperform their Republican rivals. Weird, isn't it? Even rich people are so disgusted by Republicans incompetence, immorality, and just plain nastiness that they'd rather write a big check to support Democrats than their Republican rivals. The Koch brothers are notably sitting this Presidential election on the sidelines rather than support a psychopath like Donald Trump. Sheldon Adelson, perhaps ruing the $100 million he wasted on Mitt Romney, and seeing his favorite stooges spurned by voters, has been decidedly less generous with the orange-faced baboon currently at the top of the Republican ticket. Barack Obama, after decrying the Supreme Court ruling, accepted a changed world and went on to out-raise his 2012 opponent by a significant amount. And now Hillary Clinton and the Democrats are raising hundreds of millions in both "hard" and "soft" money. While Donald Trump's campaign is struggling to raise a fraction of that. To which the Republican response is a masterpiece of sad irony and hypocrisy: They are now bemoaning Hillary's ability to out-raise and outspend them. They call it "corruption." But the truth of the matter is this: They changed the rules. And now they are crying like little babies because their opponents play the game better than they do.