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Entry from November 13, 2009
Corruptocrat (corrupt bureaucrat); Corruptocracy

A “corruptocrat” is a “corrupt bureaucrat.” A “corruptocracy” is a form of government inhabited by corruptocrats. “Corruptocracy” has been cited in print since at least 1985 and is similar to the term “kleptocracy” (a government by those those who seek personal gain at the expense of the governed).

“Corruptocrat” (less-often spelled as “corrupticrat” or “corruptacrat") has been cited in print since 1997. Conservative columnist Michelle Malkin has been a frequent user of the word “corruptocrat” and has helped to popularize the term in columns written since 2003.


Urban Dictionary
corruptocrat
buy a corruptocrat mug A corrupt politician
All of these scandals surrounding the president’s czars make him seem like a corruptocrat.
by mavizzeo Sep 8, 2009

Wikipedia: Bureaucrat
A bureaucrat is a member of a bureaucracy and can comprise the administration of any organization of any size, though the term usually connotes someone within an institution of a government. Bureaucrat jobs were often “desk jobs” (the French for “desk” being bureau, though bureau can also be translated as “office"), though the modern bureaucrat may be found “in the field” as well as in an office.

Merriam-Webster’s Online Dictionary
Main Entry: bu·reau·crat
Pronunciation: \ˈbyu̇r-ə-ˌkrat, ˈbyər-\
Function: noun
Date: 1839
: a member of a bureaucracy

Merriam-Webster’s Online Dictionary
Main Entry: corrupt
Function: adjective
Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French or Latin; Anglo-French, from Latin corruptus
Date: 14th century
1 a : morally degenerate and perverted : depraved b : characterized by improper conduct (as bribery or the selling of favors) “corrupt judges”
2 : putrid, tainted
3 : adulterated or debased by change from an original or correct condition “a corrupt version of the text”

Merriam Webster’s Online Dictionary
Main Entry: klep·toc·ra·cy
Pronunciation: \klep-ˈtä-krə-sē\
Function: noun
Inflected Form(s): plural klep·toc·ra·cies
Date: 1819
: government by those who seek chiefly status and personal gain at the expense of the governed; also : a particular government of this kind
klep·to·crat \ˈklep-tə-ˌkrat\ noun
klep·to·crat·ic \ˌklep-tə-ˈkra-tik\ adjective

Google Books
The rise and fall of the Greek colonels
By Christopher Montague Woodhouse
New York, NY: Granada
1985
Pg. 30:
On the same day the new Prime Minister broadcast a message to the people. He spoke of the corruption of the political system, using for the first time the word phavlokratia ("corruptocracy") which became a standard term of abuse under the dictatorship.

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From: (The Lighthouse Keeper)
Date: 1997/12/01
Subject: Re: what do the proggers hate…

Hey, if it weren’t for Democrats and Republicans, my chief source of endless amusement wouldn’t be there. Yes, it’s amusing to watch these knuckleheads disagree and argue about ideological concepts they themselves won’t even stand tough for. When it comes down to the serious vote and the money is there to buy them off, they all walk the same walk: Corrupticrats & Corruptlicans

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From: William Elliot
Date: Mon, 10 Nov 2003 21:36:10 -0800
Local: Mon, Nov 10 2003 11:36 pm
Subject: Re: Prove 1=2?

It’s simple, just loot US treasury, Social Security fund, morage US country, cheat, bribe, rape third world countries for natural resources, labor and places to dump toxic materials and since that isn’t
enuf for those greedy, instantly 1=2 double my money corruptocrats, invade oil rich countries.

Washington (DC) Times
Thursday, December 18, 2003
Meanwhile, back at home . . .
(Michelle Malkin column—ed.)
(...)
Airport security remains hostage to Transportation Secretary Norm Mineta’s politically correct handcuffs, the travel industry’s profiteers and immigration corruptocrats.

Access My Library
Foreign consultants could help fight corruption, JAKARTA POST.
Worldsources Online| April 12, 2004
Original Source: Emerging Markets Datafile
URL: http://www.thejakartapost.com/
Indonesia, under the reign of Soeharto, was often described as “kleptocracy”, meaning, a system of government where stealing (of public money) was common.
(...)
These phenomena make Indonesia eligible for a membership in a new type of government called “corruptocracy”. In other words, it has finally “graduated” to a “higher” level of"-cracy": From “kleptocracy” to “corruptocracy”, a system where the engine of government is oiled almost entirely by corruption at nearly every levels through illegal fees, bribes, kickbacks and stealing of public funds of every kind. In some ways we associate a kleptocracy with a system where stealing is done by a few, but when it is done by so many at every level, it seems appropriate to refer to it as a corruptocracy.

Israel Insider
Ready or not, here you vote
By Micah D. Halpern December 6, 2004
(...)
The Palestinian Authority is probably the best example of a cleptocracy and corruptocracy in the world today.

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From: “Mitch_A”
Date: Wed, 4 Jul 2007 09:49:25 -0700
Local: Wed, Jul 4 2007 10:49 am
Subject: Screaming Corruptacrats

After watching in disbelief the “crocodile tears” outrage at the President commuting Libby’s sentence I have to laugh at the utter hypocrisy shown by the corruptacrats and in particular that screaming BITCH Hillary.

Michelle Malkin
The corruptocrats America deserves
By Michelle Malkin • November 5, 2008 07:12 AM
Corruptocrat/smear merchant John Murtha wins.

Corruptocrat/bribe freezer William “Cold Cash” Jefferson cruises to victory.

Corruptocrat/convicted criminal Sen. Ted Stevens is in a dead heat and may yet win re-election even as he faces up to five years in prison for seven counts of lying.

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Newsgroups: alt.politics, alt.politics.democrats, alt.politics.republicans, alt.fan.rush-limbaugh
From: whofan
Date: Mon, 09 Mar 2009 21:31:26 -0400
Local: Mon, Mar 9 2009 7:31 pm
Subject: Charlie Rangel - Typical demmie Corrupticrat

Michelle Malkin
Voters give corruptocrat Chris Dodd thumbs down
By Michelle Malkin • November 12, 2009 10:33 AM

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