Saturday, February 15, 2014

Welcome to Washington D.C.

I have already commented on the sociopathic nature of those in Washington D.C. who are fans of the Netflix show House of Cards (See:More Evidence That Washington D.C. is Filled with Sociopaths) , but this is over the top.

The Week reports:
To commemorate House of Cards' second season, a half-dozen real politicians were willing to channel Frank Underwood.

Since House of Cards premiered on Netflix last year, numerous critics have blasted it for its ludicrously cynical depiction of the political scene in Washington, D.C. Would a politician ever be as calculating and cutthroat as Kevin Spacey's Frank Underwood? Maybe not — but apparently they're willing to pretend to be. In honor of the second season premiere of House of Cards, Now This News convinced a half-dozen actual members of Congress to deliver some of Underwood's most memorable lines.
Participants include Jim Clyburn (D-S.C.), Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.), Donna Edwards (D-Md.), and House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.).
As I noted earlier, the lead character in The House of Cards, Frank Underwood played by Kevin Spacey, is a lying, conniving, immoral and a  murderer. If I was a member of Congress, I would be horrified by the way government officials are portrayed in the series, but apparently it is not a problem for the actual sociopaths in Congress.

The outrageous video is here.

(ht J Rochser)

1 comment:

  1. Three of them are from my current residence, meh...SC is so damn corrupt I suppose it all seems like a game to them.