Kakistocracy: We Are Here!

It’s time to Break It Down!

That, in effect, says it all. Succinctly! So much so, this will be my shortest blog ever.

We are now observing the circus-like debacle surrounding the effort to confirm Rear Admiral Dr. Ronny Jackson for the position of Secretary of Veterans Affairs, concurrent with the elaborate mental gymnastics employed to save Scott Pruitt’s job as Environmental Protection Administrator. I searched for just the right word; it wasn’t easy. In addition to the two current aforementioned high profile Team Trump members navigating thin ice during this first month of spring, there are of course numerous others who’ve already fallen victim to early exits. The list of their names is long. Ten that leap out at first thought are:

  1. Michael Flynn
  2. Tom Price
  3. John McEntee
  4. Sean Spicer
  5. Omarosa Manigault-Newman
  6. Steve Bannon
  7. Anthony Scaramucci
  8. Sebastian Gorka
  9. Rob Porter
  10. Hope Hicks

Mr. Trump exclaimed long ago that he would hire the best people. In point of fact, not only has he failed miserably to make that promise a valid assertion, there is a case to be made that he has done just the opposite; that he has in reality built his own personal Kakistocracy. What in the Sam Hill is that, you may ask? Thank you for inquiring. See the definition below:


A Kakistocracy is a system of government, which is run by the worst, least qualified, or most unscrupulous citizens. The word was coined as early as the seventeenth century. It is a term that also was used by English author Thomas Love Peacock in 1829, but gained significant use in the twenty-first century.

With that, as noted in the opening, I’ve said it all. Kakistocracy: We Are Here!

I’m done; holla back!

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2 thoughts on “Kakistocracy: We Are Here!

  1. Thank you for breaking it down. I have never heard of kakistocracy until now. Thank you for adding that word to my vocabulary.


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