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Democratic Leaders Who Abused Their Power In Ridiculous Ways

“Democracy is the worst form of government, except for all the others.” He meant that, despite all of democracy’s flaws, you don’t get the flagrant abuses and corruption inherent in other systems.Here's the list of 10 democratic leaders who abused their power in ridiculous ways.
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“Democracy is the worst form of government, except for all the others.” He meant that, despite all of democracy’s flaws, you don’t get the flagrant abuses and corruption inherent in other systems.

Here's the list of 10 democratic leaders who abused their power in ridiculous ways.

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Gerald Ford Pardoned The Most Crooked President.He’d spied on enemies and tried to burgle the Democratic Party’s offices. He’d lied under oath and tried to cover it up. There are so many crimes he may have committed while president that America was demanding closure. Instead, President Ford just handed him a “get out of jail free” card, and Tricky Dick walked away.
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Gerald Ford Pardoned The Most Crooked President.

He’d spied on enemies and tried to burgle the Democratic Party’s offices. He’d lied under oath and tried to cover it up. There are so many crimes he may have committed while president that America was demanding closure. Instead, President Ford just handed him a “get out of jail free” card, and Tricky Dick walked away.
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Gerald Ford

Gerald Ford Pardoned The Most Crooked President.

He’d spied on enemies and tried to burgle the Democratic Party’s offices. He’d lied under oath and tried to cover it up. There are so many crimes he may have committed while president that America was demanding closure. Instead, President Ford just handed him a “get out of jail free” card, and Tricky Dick walked away.

 
The British Chancellor Rerouted A Flagship Railway To Avoid His Home.As the trains need a straight line to reach full speed, the route was decided and everything in its path effectively condemned. Farmers had HS2 cut right through their fields. Housing estates were demolished. Protected habitats were built over. All so the line could be perfectly straight.Until it came to the home area of then-Chancellor George Osborne, that is. At that point, the line suddenly bent right around to avoid upsetting Osborne’s wealthy neighbors
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The British Chancellor Rerouted A Flagship Railway To Avoid His Home.

As the trains need a straight line to reach full speed, the route was decided and everything in its path effectively condemned. Farmers had HS2 cut right through their fields. Housing estates were demolished. Protected habitats were built over. All so the line could be perfectly straight.

Until it came to the home area of then-Chancellor George Osborne, that is. At that point, the line suddenly bent right around to avoid upsetting Osborne’s wealthy neighbors
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The British Chancellor Rerouted A Flagship Railway To Avoid His Home.

As the trains need a straight line to reach full speed, the route was decided and everything in its path effectively condemned. Farmers had HS2 cut right through their fields. Housing estates were demolished. Protected habitats were built over. All so the line could be perfectly straight.

Until it came to the home area of then-Chancellor George Osborne, that is. At that point, the line suddenly bent right around to avoid upsetting Osborne’s wealthy neighbors

 
Hugo Chavez Gives Himself The Craziest Talk Show.In the early days of his reign, Hugo Chavez was technically leading a democracy. A flawed one, sure, but not the full-blown dictatorship that his successor would turn it into. Which is what makes Alo Presidente so fascinating.This was a TV show that Chavez had commissioned for himself after he was made president. It aired weekly and involved camera crews following Chavez around for four hours. The format was anything but simple. As the cameras rolled, Chavez would make up national policy based on whatever floated into his head
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Hugo Chavez Gives Himself The Craziest Talk Show.

In the early days of his reign, Hugo Chavez was technically leading a democracy. A flawed one, sure, but not the full-blown dictatorship that his successor would turn it into. Which is what makes Alo Presidente so fascinating.

This was a TV show that Chavez had commissioned for himself after he was made president. It aired weekly and involved camera crews following Chavez around for four hours. The format was anything but simple. As the cameras rolled, Chavez would make up national policy based on whatever floated into his head
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Hugo Chavez

Hugo Chavez Gives Himself The Craziest Talk Show.

In the early days of his reign, Hugo Chavez was technically leading a democracy. A flawed one, sure, but not the full-blown dictatorship that his successor would turn it into. Which is what makes Alo Presidente so fascinating.

This was a TV show that Chavez had commissioned for himself after he was made president. It aired weekly and involved camera crews following Chavez around for four hours. The format was anything but simple. As the cameras rolled, Chavez would make up national policy based on whatever floated into his head

 
Richard Nixon Puts Out A Hit On A Journalist.The Nixon White House was openly at war with the press in a way that was barely a metaphor. The FBI was being used to dig up dirt on journalists, news networks were threatened with having their licenses revoked, and, to top it all off, the president himself was considering assassinating a reporter.
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Richard Nixon Puts Out A Hit On A Journalist.

The Nixon White House was openly at war with the press in a way that was barely a metaphor. The FBI was being used to dig up dirt on journalists, news networks were threatened with having their licenses revoked, and, to top it all off, the president himself was considering assassinating a reporter.
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Richard Nixon Puts Out A Hit On A Journalist.

The Nixon White House was openly at war with the press in a way that was barely a metaphor. The FBI was being used to dig up dirt on journalists, news networks were threatened with having their licenses revoked, and, to top it all off, the president himself was considering assassinating a reporter.

 
Viktor Orban Blows Millions Covering Hungary In Soccer Stadiums.Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban is a guy who loves soccer. He loves it so much that he’s spent his years in power diverting millions upon millions in public funds to constructing new soccer stadiums all over the country.
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Viktor Orban Blows Millions Covering Hungary In Soccer Stadiums.

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban is a guy who loves soccer. He loves it so much that he’s spent his years in power diverting millions upon millions in public funds to constructing new soccer stadiums all over the country.
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Viktor Orban

Viktor Orban Blows Millions Covering Hungary In Soccer Stadiums.

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban is a guy who loves soccer. He loves it so much that he’s spent his years in power diverting millions upon millions in public funds to constructing new soccer stadiums all over the country.

 
Francois Hollande Blows Public Money On Hilarious Stuff.Barely had Hollande hit the 100-day mark in the presidency than reportersdiscovered what Mr. Normal had been blowing tens of thousands of euros of public money on: cushions. Specifically, luxury cushions tailor-made for his supposedly normal backside.Given how profligate Sarkozy was, the French public had been expecting Hollande to dial back the spendthrift ways. Instead, he just kept on finding crazy new ways to blow taxpayers’ cash.During Hollande’s last days in office, it was revealed that he had kept a personal hairdresser on retainer at $14,000 a month—a salary higher than most government ministers. If you’ve never seen a picture of Hollande before, now’s the time to mention that he’s mostly bald
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Francois Hollande Blows Public Money On Hilarious Stuff.

Barely had Hollande hit the 100-day mark in the presidency than reportersdiscovered what Mr. Normal had been blowing tens of thousands of euros of public money on: cushions. Specifically, luxury cushions tailor-made for his supposedly normal backside.

Given how profligate Sarkozy was, the French public had been expecting Hollande to dial back the spendthrift ways. Instead, he just kept on finding crazy new ways to blow taxpayers’ cash.

During Hollande’s last days in office, it was revealed that he had kept a personal hairdresser on retainer at $14,000 a month—a salary higher than most government ministers. If you’ve never seen a picture of Hollande before, now’s the time to mention that he’s mostly bald
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Francois Hollande

Francois Hollande Blows Public Money On Hilarious Stuff.

Barely had Hollande hit the 100-day mark in the presidency than reportersdiscovered what Mr. Normal had been blowing tens of thousands of euros of public money on: cushions. Specifically, luxury cushions tailor-made for his supposedly normal backside.

Given how profligate Sarkozy was, the French public had been expecting Hollande to dial back the spendthrift ways. Instead, he just kept on finding crazy new ways to blow taxpayers’ cash.

During Hollande’s last days in office, it was revealed that he had kept a personal hairdresser on retainer at $14,000 a month—a salary higher than most government ministers. If you’ve never seen a picture of Hollande before, now’s the time to mention that he’s mostly bald

 
Jimmy Carter Pardons A Pedophile.Aside from the obvious reason, the pardon was super-controversial because Yarrow was famous as a folk musician, a genre Carter liked. You’ve probably even heard one of his songs. He wrote “Puff the Magic Dragon,” a children’s song you’ll now never be able to hear again without feeling faintly sick
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Jimmy Carter Pardons A Pedophile.

Aside from the obvious reason, the pardon was super-controversial because Yarrow was famous as a folk musician, a genre Carter liked. You’ve probably even heard one of his songs. He wrote “Puff the Magic Dragon,” a children’s song you’ll now never be able to hear again without feeling faintly sick
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Jimmy Carter

Jimmy Carter Pardons A Pedophile.

Aside from the obvious reason, the pardon was super-controversial because Yarrow was famous as a folk musician, a genre Carter liked. You’ve probably even heard one of his songs. He wrote “Puff the Magic Dragon,” a children’s song you’ll now never be able to hear again without feeling faintly sick

 
Boris Yeltsin Sacks Five Prime Ministers For Stealing His Limelight.Yeltsin’s narcissistic tendencies made him seem like a harmless old drunk to those in the West, they took a more sinister turn back home in Russia. Such as that time that Yeltsin deposed five prime ministers in 13 months for stealing his spotlight
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Boris Yeltsin Sacks Five Prime Ministers For Stealing His Limelight.

Yeltsin’s narcissistic tendencies made him seem like a harmless old drunk to those in the West, they took a more sinister turn back home in Russia. Such as that time that Yeltsin deposed five prime ministers in 13 months for stealing his spotlight
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Boris Yeltsin

Boris Yeltsin Sacks Five Prime Ministers For Stealing His Limelight.

Yeltsin’s narcissistic tendencies made him seem like a harmless old drunk to those in the West, they took a more sinister turn back home in Russia. Such as that time that Yeltsin deposed five prime ministers in 13 months for stealing his spotlight

 
Silvio Berlusconi Claims Diplomatic Immunity For Prostitutes.The prostitute in question was Karima El Mahroug (aka Ruby) whom Berlusconi liked as a regular at his “bunga bunga” parties, also known as depraved, lunatic orgies. In 2010, Ruby was arrested in Milan for selling sex.Berlusconi himself telephoned the local police station and demanded her release. His reasoning was that Ruby was related to the then-Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak and therefore had diplomatic immunity. Needless to say, Ruby wasn’t even Egyptian. (She came from Morocco.)
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Silvio Berlusconi Claims Diplomatic Immunity For Prostitutes.

The prostitute in question was Karima El Mahroug (aka Ruby) whom Berlusconi liked as a regular at his “bunga bunga” parties, also known as depraved, lunatic orgies. In 2010, Ruby was arrested in Milan for selling sex.

Berlusconi himself telephoned the local police station and demanded her release. His reasoning was that Ruby was related to the then-Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak and therefore had diplomatic immunity. Needless to say, Ruby wasn’t even Egyptian. (She came from Morocco.)
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Silvio Berlusconi

Silvio Berlusconi Claims Diplomatic Immunity For Prostitutes.

The prostitute in question was Karima El Mahroug (aka Ruby) whom Berlusconi liked as a regular at his “bunga bunga” parties, also known as depraved, lunatic orgies. In 2010, Ruby was arrested in Milan for selling sex.

Berlusconi himself telephoned the local police station and demanded her release. His reasoning was that Ruby was related to the then-Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak and therefore had diplomatic immunity. Needless to say, Ruby wasn’t even Egyptian. (She came from Morocco.)

 
The Prime Minister Of Slovakia Pardons Himself For Kidnapping The President’s Son.When President Kovac died shortly after the kidnapping, Meciar was temporarily made both president and prime minister of Slovakia. He used the position to issue presidential pardons to himself and anyone else involved in the kidnapping.
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The Prime Minister Of Slovakia Pardons Himself For Kidnapping The President’s Son.

When President Kovac died shortly after the kidnapping, Meciar was temporarily made both president and prime minister of Slovakia. He used the position to issue presidential pardons to himself and anyone else involved in the kidnapping.
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Slovak Prime Minister Vladimir Meciar

The Prime Minister Of Slovakia Pardons Himself For Kidnapping The President’s Son.

When President Kovac died shortly after the kidnapping, Meciar was temporarily made both president and prime minister of Slovakia. He used the position to issue presidential pardons to himself and anyone else involved in the kidnapping.

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