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- (humorous, politics) A government run by idiots.
- 2010 February 6, Jacob Weisberg, “Down With the People”, in Slate:
- In trying to explain why our political paralysis seems to have gotten so much worse over the past year, analysts have rounded up a plausible collection of reasons including: President Obama's tactical missteps, the obstinacy of congressional Republicans, rising partisanship in Washington, the blustering idiocracy of the cable-news stations, and the Senate filibuster, which has devolved into a super-majority threshold for any important legislation.
- (slang, derogatory) A society where idiocy is the norm, often denoting the current state of the world.