I used it in the original thread (above), then Old Holborn - for it was he - used it again in Tom's followup thread here.
OH: “Again, I state, there are but 646 of you. Don’t you EVER forget it, because it wasn’t that long ago that we really did hang politicians. And Ceauşescu moments will always happen.”
TH: How pompous can any individual actually get? So, are you threatening democratically-elected politicians with murder just because we don’t do what you and your small band of fanatics in the Libertarian Party want us to do?
Tom old bean, "Ceauşescu Moment" refers to when a cruel and oppressive dictator thinks the
oppressed masses crowds are cheering, then suddenly realises they are rioting.
Some might say you already knew that but wished to play the "loony" card, but I could not possibly comment.