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The New Kakistocracy
American Spectator ^ | January 4, 2019 | Scott McKay

Posted on 01/04/2019 4:27:32 PM PST by Twotone

Kakistocracy is a badly underused word which needs to make a major comeback this year, as it is perfectly descriptive of the cabal of loons, clowns, demagogues, crooks and halfwits who are now in charge of the House of Representatives.

The literal definition of the word is a system of government which is run by the worst, least qualified, or most unscrupulous citizens. It’s been around for a few hundred years, but overtaken by others perhaps more colorful to describe slimeball government. Kleptocracy, for example, has a real ring to it.

But in surveying the crowd now in charge, who elected Nancy Pelosi for another tour of duty as the Speaker of the House, it’s not enough to call this a kleptocracy or an idiocracy. There are for certain crooks and idiots among the new House majority, and even within its leadership and committee chairs.

But there is so much more depravity and disqualification than that. Kakistocracy is really the word.

Start with Pelosi, who’s a proven commodity. She got four years as House Speaker from 2007-2011, after which the American people reacted to her governance as they would a rabid coyote in the front yard. She’s hardly improved since — if anything, the episodic moonbattery, unnatural facial tics, brazen public untruths, and irrational pronouncements have become even more frequent and frightening than they were a dozen years ago. That’s not a surprise given Pelosi’s age and clearly declining faculties.

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TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2019; committeechairs; corrupt; democrats; idiocracy; kakistocracy; kleptocracy
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1 posted on 01/04/2019 4:27:32 PM PST by Twotone
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To: Twotone

Ah, kakistocracy. Rule by caca. Yep, that’s what we get.


2 posted on 01/04/2019 4:29:33 PM PST by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: Still Thinking

Now I KNOW you did NOT read that article. :-) But you are not wrong.


3 posted on 01/04/2019 4:30:32 PM PST by Twotone
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To: Twotone

cabal of loons, clowns, demagogues, crooks and halfwits who are now in charge of the House of Representatives. funny, I love the descriptions


4 posted on 01/04/2019 4:31:37 PM PST by ronnie raygun (nic dip.com)
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To: Twotone

crapistocracy


5 posted on 01/04/2019 4:32:08 PM PST by ronnie raygun (nic dip.com)
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To: Twotone

crapistocracy


6 posted on 01/04/2019 4:32:08 PM PST by ronnie raygun (nic dip.com)
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To: Twotone
Kakistocracy is a perfect descriptive of the cabal of loons, clowns, demagogues, crooks and halfwits now in charge of the House.

Kakistocracy is perfect....but even better is the descriptive list of the Democrat jokers parading around our govt......... as if they belong there.

7 posted on 01/04/2019 4:35:52 PM PST by Liz (Our side has 8 trillion bullets; the other side doesn't know which bathroom to use.)
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To: Still Thinking

“The literal definition of the word is a system of government which is run by the worst, least qualified, or most unscrupulous citizens.”

Cacatocracy


8 posted on 01/04/2019 4:35:55 PM PST by Bonemaker (invictus maneo)
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To: Twotone

The House is now run by a Tinkleocracy.

That’s right.

Nancy Pelosi uses the word “tinkle”.


9 posted on 01/04/2019 4:37:50 PM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: ronnie raygun

Pelosi had four years as House Speaker from 2007-2011. Her view of governance was sophmoric.

Now she’s got the gavel again (cue laugh machine here).

Levin had the best idea-——expel her from office.


10 posted on 01/04/2019 4:39:40 PM PST by Liz (Our side has 8 trillion bullets; the other side doesn't know which bathroom to use.)
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To: Twotone

  .. tick .. tick .. tick ..

11 posted on 01/04/2019 4:45:45 PM PST by tomkat
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Nancy Pelosi uses the word “tinkle”.

++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

She’s showing off ... how elite & highbrow she is. Only peasants & deplorables would say anything else ... like “pee”. I’m sure her Depends are trimmed in French lace - the real stuff.


12 posted on 01/04/2019 4:46:15 PM PST by Qiviut (McCain & Obama's Legacy in two words: DONALD TRUMP!)
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To: Still Thinking

I believe the word “caca” comes from the Greek “kakos” for “bad.”


13 posted on 01/04/2019 5:14:04 PM PST by Mr Ramsbotham ("God is a spirit, and man His means of walking on the earth.")
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To: Twotone
...the cabal of loons, clowns, demagogues, crooks and halfwits who are now in charge of the House of Representatives.

An accurate description!

14 posted on 01/04/2019 5:14:22 PM PST by Rummyfan (In any war between the civilized man and the savage, support the civilized man. Support Israel.)
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To: Twotone

I call it a gynocratic craptacular.


15 posted on 01/04/2019 5:17:03 PM PST by akalinin
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To: Twotone

What a funny essay.


16 posted on 01/04/2019 5:27:32 PM PST by Vermont Lt
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To: ronnie raygun

I don’t watch news programs of any kind and haven’t for years. They upset me too much. Lol. But tonight I was walking through the den and hubby had fox on and they were talking about the new Dem House. I told hubby....this isn’t just a difference in politics, now they’re electing pure nut jobs.


17 posted on 01/04/2019 5:32:40 PM PST by sheana
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To: Vermont Lt

I found it horrifying. I have no doubt that the author’s take on the Dems taking over committee leadership is fairly accurate. But it’s not how the lamestream media will portray them. And since most people are NOT paying much attention to politics, they’ll believe the nonsense & not see the danger.

This is definitely going to be a brutal political year.


18 posted on 01/04/2019 5:33:42 PM PST by Twotone
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To: Twotone

Great Post!

19 posted on 01/04/2019 5:50:18 PM PST by Fiddlstix (Warning! This Is A Subliminal Tagline! Read it at your own risk!(Presented by TagLines R US))
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To: Twotone

Kak is a vulgar term from Afrikaans (derivative from Dutch, South Africa). I won’t define it here, but any curious person can look it up.


20 posted on 01/04/2019 5:51:19 PM PST by familyop ("Welcome to Costco. I love you." - -Costco greeter in the movie, "Idiocracy")
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