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The Kakistocracy Begins

2016-11-17

That word, “kakistocracy”, has been on everyone’s lips during the last few days.  I thought it was a great word until I discovered that it had already been appropriated long before the election by a blog run by a rabid conservative (I won’t link to it because the content made me ill.)  Kakistocracy is simply defined as “government by the worst people.”

This post will be somewhat disjointed; it is mostly sourced from a New Yorker article by Ryan Lizza.

It seems that Donald has no strong feelings about any policy but publicly adopts any stance that is popular, regardless of whether it is consistent or logical, and regardless of whether it is conservative or liberal.  In addition, he has shown that he will accept Russia’s guidance on policies that affect that state.  Accordingly, he has already specifically ruled out fighting genocidal Syrian strongman Bashar al-Assad because he is supported by Russia.

In addition, he has said that he wants to retain the two most popular aspects of Obamacare: the coverage of offspring up to age 26 and the acceptance of all applicants with coverage for pre-existing conditions.  He hasn’t said how he will get the insurance companies to accept that without the mandate that all people have to get insurance, which was the price that insurance companies demanded for accepting the two popular aspects mentioned in the last sentence.  It sounds as if Donald won’t be able to repeal Obamacare at all without dropping those popular aspects; how is he going to handle this dilemma?

Donald’s transition team, so far, includes the following:

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, who is 73 y/o and resigned from Congress in 1998 after destroying Congressional comity.

Lt. General Michael Flynn, forced out of Pentagon in 2014, and an analyst on RT (TV station funded by Russian govt and known for Russian propaganda)

Rudy Giulani, who took millions from foreign interests not aligned with US policy at all and is also a rabid conservative.  Giulani once said:  “I do not believe that the President loves America.”

Alabama senator Jeff Sessions, “whose last appointment to a federal position was rejected, in 1986, after a cascade of allegations that Sessions made racially insensitive remarks, including that he believed the Ku Klux Klan was ‘O.K. until I found out they smoked pot.’” (from New Yorker article)

Another four on transition team are three of Donald’s adult children and his son-in-law Jared Kushner (whose father was imprisoned by disgraced New Jersey governor Chris Christie.)  These are the children who Donald said would be running his business empire while he is president.

These are the individuals who will be guiding the transition to Donald’s government.  They will have to have top-secret security clearances.

 

In addition, Donald’s top two advisors will be Steve Bannon, late of the racist/conspiracist web site Breitbart, and Reince Priebus, who will be chief of staff.  Neither man has ever served in the federal government.

Alex Jones, radio conspiracy theorist, received a call from Donald shortly after the election thanking him for his help.

This is how the kakistocracy begins.

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