Kakistocracy

KAKISTOCRACY: A government ruled by the worst, inept people — and most unscrupulous | Posted Feb. 28, 2018, as a DowntownAsheville.com "Word of the Day" commentary

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American Kakistocracy | A timely article explaining the collective American dilemma of being governed by unscrupulous President Trump supported by his spineless Republican Party that has lost it sense of purpose, propriety and commonsense values — and now known for its greed, fear-mongering and denigration of Americans' most valued institutions and democratic principles. Gain from this stark, insightful analysis of America's governing party today, well captured in this important article, "American Kakistocracy" by Norm Ornstein, published Oct 9, 2017 at TheAtlantic.com: More>


Understand this: the G.O.P. has, like its leader Trump, lost its way as the party to follow | Writes economist and columnist Paul Krugman: "Of course not all Democrats are honest and upstanding; but as far as I can tell, there’s almost nobody left in the G.O.P. willing to take responsibility for, well, anything." Krugman continues: "Flag-waving claims of patriotism, pious invocations of morality, stern warnings about fiscal probity are all cover stories for an underlying agenda mainly concerned with making plutocrats even richer." Krugman concludes: "Let’s be clear: America in 2018 is not a place where we can disagree without being disagreeable, where there are good people and good ideas on both sides, or whatever other bipartisan homily you want to recite. We are, instead, living in a kakistocracy, a nation ruled by the worst, and we need to face up to that unpleasant reality." The complete column, entitled "The Content of the G.O.P.’s Character" by Paul Krugman was published Feb. 19, 2018, at NYTimes.com: More>


Republicans have become the party of hate | A letter to the editor by Jeffers Dodge posted June 20, 2016, at Seacoastonline.com: More>


Republicans have become the party that harms the vulnerable | An essay by economist, scholar and law professor Neil H. Buchanan on Dec. 5, 2017, at Newsweek.com: More>


One party has become more extreme (and one hasn’t) | By Steve Benen on May 27, 2015, at MSNBC.com on The Rachel Maddow Show/The MaddowBlog: More>


The GOP kakistocracy | By writer Pete Talbot, published Oct. 16, 2017, at Themontanapost.com: More>


 

 

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