Only 8% of Americans want their representative in Congress re-elected. Normally, you need a boat load of cash to run against a member of Congress. Right now, all you might need is to just not be an incumbent.
Corporations can now directly intervene in campaigns with candidate-specific ads. The only requirement remaining is that they not be coordinated with a campaign. But that's a requirement more of form than substance.
The president, far from curbing excesses, is slipping into nefarious old Washington practices. Reportedly, Obama has been doling out favors to donors that include (gasp!) the use of the White House bowling alley.