I don’t know whether this qualifies as irony:
In 2003, McConnell v. FEC temporarily determined that the Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act – usually called “McCain-Feingold,” after the two Constitutional illiterates that inflicted this law on the rest of us – was in fact Constitutional. The reaction to this was to create various types of organizations that could operate around the new restrictions on free speech; one of these types of organization is something known as a “super-PAC.” Super-PACs continued to exist even after the Supreme Court came partially to its senses and restored key free speech rights in Citizens United v. FEC; and in a fine bit of hypocrisy, the Democratic party and the Left has wholeheartedly adopted using such groups for various purposes, including the occasional deniable attack run (as was possibly discussed in a shadowy December meeting that allegedly involved groups like Mother Jones and Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics In Washington). The most recent example of this would be the attacks made by “Progress Kentucky,” which have catastrophically blown up in the Left’s collective face (like, say, Mother Jones and CREW); it is now somewhat more likely that said attacks will instead help re-elect… Senator Mitch McConnell, who brought the original lawsuit against McCain-Feingold in the first place.
Ironic? Possibly not. Hysterical? Hoo, yeah.
PS: You know, if you had told me last year that large sections of the Right would be shaking their heads in horrified admiration at McConnell at this point, I’d have laughed in your face.