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Obama's Presidential Ineptocracy

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    Longhunterposted 5 years ago

    Ineptocracy (in-ep-toc’-ra-cy) - a system of government where the least capable to lead are elected by the least capable of producing, and where the members of society least likely to sustain themselves or succeed, are rewarded with goods and services paid for by the confiscated wealth of a diminishing number of producers.

    Certainly applies to the Obama Administration.

    1. steveamy profile image61
      steveamyposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I guess the Bush Administration would fit the bill as well....

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        Longhunterposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        In my humble opinion, it applies mostly to the Idiot-In-Chief we have at present but it could apply to a certain degree to all of them, mostly on the Dem side since they are the party of "take care of me since I'm too damn lazy to do it myself."

        1. SimeyC profile image88
          SimeyCposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          You don't think the Rs are shooting themselves in their feet at the moment? A nice bi-partisan agreement shot down by Republicans - well done, play into Obama's hands why don't you!

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            Longhunterposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            A two month extension of the payroll tax cut is nothing more than "kicking the can down the road." Why not make it a year? At $3 a day, it's not going to amount to much for just two months. To be honest, it won't be that big a deal over a year either.

            You want real change? Cut spending. Cut taxes. Cut fat and redundancy from the government. Then start slashing the size of government by slashing departments like the NEA, EPA, and the IRS.

            1. SimeyC profile image88
              SimeyCposted 5 years ago in reply to this

              Whether or not the extension was good or bad was neither here nor there (I personally think it was a bad idea) - but after a bi-partisan agreement, the Republican party are now seen as the party who are 'kicking' the middle class while they are down - and this is shown in the recent polls.

              Sadly, doing the right thing, isn't always the best thing to do politically...

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              geordmcposted 5 years ago in reply to this

              Don't forget the DEA, FBI, ATF and the rest of the alphabet soup of gov't screw-ups

    2. Barbara Kay profile image87
      Barbara Kayposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      It also applies to Congress. They aren't doing anything.

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    geordmcposted 5 years ago

    This seems to apply to much of America. In many of the jobs I have held it seems the less you know or do the more you get paid.

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      Longhunterposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      We must've worked for some of the same companies.

  3. Cagsil profile image61
    Cagsilposted 5 years ago

    I would say that almost every President since the inception of America has been inept. lol

    Then again, they are only out for themselves and don't really give a damn about the people anyways. lol

    1. marriedwithdebt profile image89
      marriedwithdebtposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      This statement is a platitude, defined by HL Mencken as: an idea (a) that is admitted to be true by everyone, and (b) that is not true

      I would categorize the OPs statement as a platitude as well.

      The question now remains, what do platitudes offer to a debate?

      1. Cagsil profile image61
        Cagsilposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Actually, if you pay close enough attention to the actions of said Presidents since the inception of America, then you would know it to be true, regardless of whether or not, everyone agrees.

        I wrote a hub on a little bit of America's history, it's economy, it's money, it's politics and the constitution. It shows the ineptitude of politicians since the inception of America. If you're interested- What Are Politicians Hiding About Economy? is the name of the hub.

        So, thank you for your input. lol

        1. marriedwithdebt profile image89
          marriedwithdebtposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          What you are offering is an opinion of history. I prefer to draw my own conclusions.

          Thanks for promoting your Hubs though!

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            Longhunterposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            There's nothing wrong with a little self-promotion, marriedwithdebit. I think we're all here to do at least a little bit of that.

            If you have a hub pertaining to the subject, by all means, post it.

          2. Cagsil profile image61
            Cagsilposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            Hey Marriedwithdebt,

            If you're not going to be honest with yourself about America's history, then I guess you won't be honest with me about your opinions/conclusions.

  4. Mighty Mom profile image91
    Mighty Momposted 5 years ago

    It appears that the polling public, as fickle as it ever was, disagrees, LH.
    America seems to confuse real life with an action movie.
    The POTUS is a NOT an untouchably good superhero who single-handedly defeats cartoon bad guys.
    GOP House is shooting itself in the foot by saying no. Perception is king in politics. It's Christmas week and they're talking about cutting $40 per paycheck from American families. If there's a solid reason for not extending the payroll tax it's not getting any play and guess whose poll numbers just jumped 6 points?
    (Hint: Not Congress).

  5. steveamy profile image61
    steveamyposted 5 years ago

    All liberal Democrats are lazy, indolent and unpatriotic and all Conservative Republicans types are perfect Americans....Isn't nice when we can suspend reality in a web post. Merry Christmas from a liberal ...

    1. marriedwithdebt profile image89
      marriedwithdebtposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Well said. Let's summarize the original post:

      "The President is a stupid dummy and he was elected by stupid dummies."

      The reason conservative arguments are so popular is because they are so easy to wield. Even a child can do it. Everything is black and white, right or wrong, and good vs. evil.

      By joining the Conservative Club, you have the benefit of always being right, and if by chance some factoid calls your position into question, then you are encouraged to savage the source with ad hominem attacks or accuse them of being brainwashed by some conspiratorial force (liberal media, Bilderberg group).

      Merry Christmas steveamy and my free thinking rule your holiday season.

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        marriedwithdebtposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        EDIT: *may not my

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        Longhunterposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        While I would like to take credit for the word Ineptocracy and it's definition, It's in Webster's. The fact it applies so aptly to the present administration is Obama's fault, not mine.

        1. marriedwithdebt profile image89
          marriedwithdebtposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          What are you talking about? I went to Merriam Webster site and entered the word and received this message: "The word you've entered isn't in the dictionary. Click on a spelling suggestion below or try again using the search bar above"

          Are you intentionally trying to mislead people?

          Not cool man. You need to explain why you said something that isn't true.

          All of your assertions are in serious doubt now.

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            Longhunterposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            I stand corrected, marriedwithdebit. It's not in Webster's.

            Please see Reality Bytes' post below.

            As for my assertions, the fact remains that liberals have always expected something for nothing, wanting the government to take care of them and provide they're every want and need. I, for one, would prefer to work for what I get so not to owe anyone anything.

            Use in a sentence:

            The occupy protesters are part of the ineptocracy movement.


            At least I'll admit it when I'm wrong but the assertion stands.

            1. marriedwithdebt profile image89
              marriedwithdebtposted 5 years ago in reply to this

              Thank you for admitting your error. Not many on here will, and I respect you for it. I think your "fact" about liberals is actually your opinion. "Liberal" and "conservative" are definitions that change every 25 years anyway.

              I would much prefer to sticking with facts and not throwing out generalities. As I said before, platitudes aren't worth debating.

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                Longhunterposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                Perhaps you're right, marriedwithdebit.

                I think MatrixSurfer is right as well. We, Liberals and Conservatives, Dems and Republicans, have butted heads for so long, we've forgotten who the pain in the ass really is – our government – and they want us to be doing exactly that. Keeps our focus off them.

                Lets turn our attention on ALL of them. I think you'll agree there's plenty of blame for both sides of the aisle.

                1. marriedwithdebt profile image89
                  marriedwithdebtposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                  I can get behind this. I think we need to first turn our attention to where the money is - Wall Street. That is who funds the echo chambers like the Tea Party and Congress. All they have to do is pump a little bit of money in and arguments pop out. Congress is just the paper on which the lies are printed. Critics of OWS say they should be in Washington, but I think they are in the right location.

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                    Longhunterposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                    While I'm not a member of the Tea Party and haven't been to any of their meetings, I do agree with some of what they stand for – Fiscal Responsibility, Limited Government, and Free Markets.

                    IMHO, the OWS protesters have done more to shoot themselves in the foot than to garner support from the main stream public. Their message is getting completely lost in what the few that want to cause trouble are doing. You've seen the things on the news the same as I have. They appear to act more like animals in some cases than people that want their voices heard legitimately. Granted the violence has been in places like Oakland, CA and NYC and the protesters in my area have been generally peaceful but I have yet to see of even one arrest at a Tea Party event.

                    The fact remains, the only way things are going to get better is if we clean out Washington and make sure the ones replacing them understand they work for us, not the other way around.

                    If we can work toward that without turning this country into some sort of Socialist utopia that won't work, hell, man, I'm in with all I got.

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      Longhunterposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      mostly on the Dem side since they are the party of "take care of me since I'm too damn lazy to do it myself."

      I don't see the word "all" in the quote above, steveamy. Nor was it a dig at you or anyone else in particular. And, believe me, I wish it had been a suspension of reality. Unfortunately, it's how a large portion of the Dems think. They want the government to take care of them on the backs of hard working Americans.

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P36x8rTb3jI Typical Dem

      Merry Christmas from a Christian Conservative with a couple of liberal views.

  6. MatrixSurfer profile image61
    MatrixSurferposted 5 years ago

    It is not about Dems vs "conservatives" my friends. It is us little peeps vs the power elite in washington, tied now at the purse to large corporate interests.  They love it when we in-fight.  We now live in a Statist Country, where policies are made through big money lobbyists.  Large corporations, unable to innovate and create because of their size and inflexibility, now buy their own playing field.  Had they to compete in a truly free marketplace, most would fail. 

    But we really should quit playing into this divide and conquer mentality foisted on us by a political class (both sides) bent on only power and control.

    1. GNelson profile image83
      GNelsonposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I COULD NOT HAVE SAID IT BETTER MYSELF.

  7. steveamy profile image61
    steveamyposted 5 years ago

    His assertions were in doubt before he coined a specious word.....

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      Longhunterposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I didn't coin the word, stevamy.

  8. Reality Bytes profile image94
    Reality Bytesposted 5 years ago

    Posted by Jeff Carter
    on November 3rd, 2011




    Was watching CNBC this morning and I learned a new word. Usually I learn my new words from the former President Bush, or the former Chicago Mayor Daley.

    The word is: Ineptocracy

    1. Ineptocracy
    *_Ineptocracy_****(in-ep-toc’-ra-cy) – a system of government where the least

    capable to lead are elected by the least capable of producing, and where the

    members of society least likely to sustain themselves or succeed, are rewarded

    with goods and services paid for by the confiscated wealth of a diminishing number

    of producers*

    Use in a sentence:

    The occupy protesters are part of the ineptocracy movement.

    http://pointsandfigures.com/2011/11/03/ … eptocracy/


    http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.p … neptocracy

  9. Wizard Of Whimsy profile image61
    Wizard Of Whimsyposted 5 years ago

    "Ineptocracy" is in the Urban Dictionary, however Longhunter fails to mention that it is a pejorative term coined by the Occupy Wall Street protestors.  The clueless and the unimaginative right co-opts another term in order to demonize Obama rather than Wall Street or their minions in the GOP. 

    The accurate terms are "oligarchy' and "kleptocracy" for what the Tea-partiers and Obama-reactionaris are actually in favor of—however,  Longhunter just thinks that he thinks and thus a hub like this is born.

    http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.p … neptocracy

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oligarchy

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kleptocracy

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      Longhunterposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      And it applies so aptly to the OWS movement, Wiz, as they would be the least capable of producing among us as well as the members of society least likely to sustain themselves or succeed demanding to be rewarded with goods and services paid for by the confiscated wealth of a diminishing number of producers.

      1. Wizard Of Whimsy profile image61
        Wizard Of Whimsyposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        You continue to label people unfairly,  misinform people intentionaly and demonize those who disagree with your dogmatic ideology, Longhunter.

        Why don't you "edjucate" yourself with some facts about OWS protestors who were actually surveyed instead of spreading lies about people who just want some economic justice   . . .

            64.2% of respondents were younger than 34 years of age.
            While the sample is relatively young, one in three respondents is older than 35 and one in five respondents is 45 and older.
            7.9% of respondents have a high school degree or less.     92.1% of the sample has some college, a college degree, or a graduate degree.
            27.4% have some college (but no degree), 35% have a college degree, 8.2% have some graduate school (but no degree), and close to 21.5% have a graduate school degree.
            This is a highly educated sample.     26.7% of respondents were enrolled in school and 73.3% were not enrolled in school.
            50.4% were employed full-time and an additional 20.4% were employed part-time.
            13.1% of the sample are unemployed.
            2.6% of respondents were retired, 1.3% disabled, 2.6% homemakers and 9.7% are full-time
        students.

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    Longhunterposted 5 years ago

    Good try, Wiz, but, again, rather than deal with you anymore, I've decided to take a different tact. We'll see what happens.

    Have a good day.

  11. Billrrrr profile image89
    Billrrrrposted 5 years ago

    Longhunter you could be a journalist.  Their mantra is "Never let the truth get in the way of a good story".

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      Longhunterposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      What's that smell? Oh, sorry, Billrrr. If you can't stand the heat, perhaps you shouldn't be in the kitchen.

      Just because you don't like it, doesn't make it untrue, Billy. Sorry you got burned by it.

 
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