A kakistocracy (English pronunciation: /kækɪsˈtɑkɹəsi/) 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 17th century. It was also used by English author Thomas Love Peacock in 1829 but gained significant usage in the 21st century.—From Wikipedia.
Kakistocracy is the term by which Norm Ornstein from The American Enterprise Institute, the Conservative, ultra-pro-Netanyahu think tank, describes the government in the US today. Coming for a well-known conservative political maven it has more heft, in addition to the message, then, say, if it would have come from Noam Chomsky, or a wild-eyed, bomb-throwing anarchist.
The use of the term goes back three centuries, yet it is perhaps most apropos today than it was ever before. The reason is that because of the speed and dissemination of information are so much faster than it was in the 17th Century, everyone who doesn’t keep his/her eyes and minds shut with an iron blind- and mind-fold, sees instantly what is happening around the country.
Perhaps, Senator Corker, the only Republican Senator who has both the guts and the resolve to tell it like it is, makes it clear that the fountainhead of the worst, least qualified and most unscrupulous citizens running the government, is the White House, and calls it “a daycare center for adults.”
I, however, because of a different affinity for the language, would call the system kakastocracy. The word comes from Yiddish, and I don’t think I need to explain its meaning. Let me just say that it is scatological enough to paint a realistic picture of where we are today.

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