Former president Jimmy Carter says the Supreme Court’s ruling last week on campaign donations is only going to make things worse in Washington. He blasted the high court for what he calls “a stupid decision.”
Carter, in an interview with Politico, said Washington has changed significantly since he was in office and money continues to have a negative effect.
There was a spirit of harmony there, friendship. … All of these things are gone, primarily due to a stupid decision that the Supreme Court made on Citizens United and that they exacerbated this past week with another ruling, Carter said. And this massive infusion of almost unrestricted money going into the political campaign, a lot of it is spent just on negative commercials to tear down the reputation of your opponent and that polarization that occurs, that didn’t exist when I ran for office.