The Age of Kakistocracy

[…] he’s surrounding himself with people who share his contempt for everything that is best in America. What we’re looking at, all too obviously, is an American kakistocracy — rule by the worst.

With All Due Disrespect
Paul Krugman, The Opinion Pages, The New York Times


Our republic was shrewdly hijacked,
Deliberately racked and ransacked
By a scurrilous lot
And a would be despot
In a true kakistocracy pact.

© Lily Beth Baker, 2017

In a true kakistocracy pact
That scurrilous lot can enact
Legislation that robs
Working people of jobs
While health care insurance is whacked.

© Susan E. Eckenrode, 2017


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