Kakistocracy

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  • #27367

    Chris_taylor
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    A kakistocracy is a state or country run by the worst, least qualified, or most unscrupulous citizens.

    Word!

    #27368

    paulwalker
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    I consider myself educated, but I had never heard this term before. However, I think it applies to our present situation.

    The Trump presser today was, (fill in your own description):

    Wild, Weird, Whirlwind, Outlandish, Outrageous, Out of line, Interruptive, Insulting, (dis) Ingenious. Denied, Don’t (recall), Didn’t (do it).

    And finally, Dishonest (leakers), Dishonest (facts), and Dishonestx3, (media).

    My gawd, flashbacks of Richard Nixon.

    • This reply was modified 3 months ago by  paulwalker.
    #27370

    skeptical
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    There was also the Admiral who told Trump “no shit sandwich for me.”

    #27371

    Andy Brown
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    Stay classy right up to the end.

    http://bit.ly/2kEMfVI

    #27373

    Amus
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    Trump will be useful to the GOP until he becomes a liability.

    I think we’re starting to see the cracks.

    Yesterday after his “Press Conference” He was ripped on Fox News.

    Sure, it was Shep Smith, the Fag Fox News viewers love to hate, but still for it to even air on Fox says something.

    While not scientific by any means, personally, I’ve seen less Facebook traffic from his (former?) supporters on my Facebook feed.

    Could be that embarrassment is setting in.

    #27374

    I think we have a fantastic president who has our best interests at heart.

    I thank God for him and for what we were spared.

    I think his news conference going directly to the people was brilliant and it should have been reassuring to the doubters who are fair-minded.

    #27375

    Amus
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    I think we have a fantastic president who has our best interests at heart.

    Of course you do.
    You’re a blathering idiot.

    #27376

    That’s very true Amus. I hope that that becomes your rallying cry the next elections.

    “Blathering idiots” and “deplorables” elected Trump. Vote Democratic! It sounds like a winner to me.

    #27377

    duxrule
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    “I think his news conference going directly to the people was brilliant and it should have been reassuring to the doubters who are fair-minded.”

    Can YOU find any? I can’t. The only ones who could possibly be “reassured” by that dumpster fire are the weak-minded.

    #27378

    Amus
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    Just to be clear.
    “Deplorables” was clearly defined;

    To just be grossly generalistic, you can put half of Trump supporters into what I call the basket of deplorables. Right? Racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamaphobic, you name it.

    So please check the boxes that apply to you:
    (or, allow me)

    Racist (not overtly anyway)
    Sexist (check)
    Homophobic (in spades)
    Xenophobic (check)
    Islamophobic (off the scales)

    #27379

    Andy Brown
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    The tie that binds drumpf and his supporters is called undiagnosed mental illness.

    #27380

    LurkingGrendel
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    Bacon is a liar and a hypocrite, in addition to being fact adverse, obstinate, childish, and cowardly.

    It’s the “Christian” way, apparently.

    #27381

    Racist (not overtly anyway)
    Sexist (check)
    Homophobic (in spades)
    Xenophobic (check)
    Islamophobic (off the scales)

    “Not overtly racist”

    Thank you. It’s not often that I’m spoken of so highly around here.

    #27382

    Alfredo_T
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    The word “kakistocracy” was coined by British author Thomas Love Peacock in his 1829 novel, The Misfortunes of Elphin. The word is intended to be the opposite of aristocracy, and it uses the Greek root “kakistos,” which means “worst.” Kakistocracy, using the Greek roots, is also found in Spanish, French, Russian, and, of course, Greek.

    #27383

    Amus
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    Thank you. It’s not often that I’m spoken of so highly around here.

    I was feeling charitable.

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