[kak-uh-stok-ruh-see] – Government under the control of a nation’s worst or least-qualified citizens.
Let us stipulate to the fact that Donald Trump has neither the discipline, stamina, intellect, or stomach to attend to the daily grind of the presidency. He will delegate the duties to his deputies, even more so than any other president in history, while he devotes himself to “Making America great again”, whatever that means.
He has said that he would hire “the best” people. By which he means not the most experienced, qualified, or skilled politicians, academics or soldiers, but the brown nosing, butt licking sycophants and hangers on who, like Chris Christie, sold their souls for a chance to carry Trump’s water in the White House, and none of whom are skilled, experienced or qualified.
Here is his rogue’s gallery of cabinet level and other strategic appointments:
Reince Priebus – Chief of Staff: former head of the Republican National Committee and chief Trump booster during the election.
Steve Bannon – Chief Strategist : former head of Breitbart, known for his White identity politics, ethno nationalism, and his ties to White supremacists, anti-Semites and foreign reactionaries in Europe and Russia.
Lt. Gen. Mike Flynn – National Security Adviser : He was removed from his position as Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency for fostering a “destructive climate”. He supports the renewed use of torture and the targeted killings of families of terrorists. He has also peddled fake news, conspiracy theories and anti-Jewish sentiments.
Senator Jeff Sessions (ALA) – Director Dept. Of Justice : This is a man whose nomination as a federal judge was dropped because of his racist views. He also perpetuates the myth of voter fraud. He once suggested that a white lawyer was a disgrace to his race because he represented black clients. He has referred to the ACLU and NAACP as “un-American” for “trying to force civil rights down the throats of people.”
Betsy DeVos – Secretary of Education: No education degree. No teaching experience. No experience working in a school environment. Never attended public school or university. Never put her own children in public school. Invested $200 million in Christian schools and organizations. Does not believe in or support public education. On the plus side, she donated $9.5 million to the Trump campaign. Also Trump first offered the job to Jerry Falwell Jr., who declined.
Dr. Ben Carson – was quoted as saying he felt he has no government experience or run a federal agency and that that the last thing he wanted to do was take a position that crippled the presidency. He is now being considered to head the Dept. of Housing and Urban Development. Extent of his expertise – he owns a house.
Gov. Nikki Haley (SC), Ambassador to the UN : foreign policy experience – zero.
Rudy Giuliani – Secretary of State : Mr “noun, verb and 9/11”
Jared Kushner – White House Adviser: experience – Trump’s son in law.
More to come. Get your popcorn and your worry beads.
Note: Trump ran as a champion of the working class. His administration’s combined net worth could be as much as $35 billion.
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