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‘House of Cards’ is the most tea party show ever
The Daily Caller ^ | 02/17/2014 | Will Rahn

Posted on 02/17/2014 8:57:48 PM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear

Warning: This article contains numerous spoilers.

While it’s by no means family friendly programming, the second season of “House of Cards,” the Kevin Spacey-starring Netflix original, is a stunningly right wing piece of entertainment.

Part of this may be accidental. Shows with a cynical bent, like Tina Fey’s “30 Rock,” have sounded conservative at times. Still, House of Cards’ jaundiced take on Washington is unique in the special scorn it displays for Beltway Democrats.

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TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Miscellaneous; Music/Entertainment; Society
KEYWORDS: dc; houseofcards; kevinspacey; politics
You may think that, Mr. Rahn, but I couldn't possibly comment. :-)
1 posted on 02/17/2014 8:57:48 PM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

A couple of things struck be. They (the Dems) called the Tea Party ‘stubborn’ in trying to swing RINO votes.

It doesn’t paint Pro-Lifers in a positive light.

One such ‘threat’ in the second season was a returning vet.....wife had an abortion.....wanted to ‘get back’ at politicians by planting a bomb.

This is the 2nd season.

They also painted Libertarians a nutjobs in the first season.


2 posted on 02/17/2014 9:01:51 PM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

“struck me”.


3 posted on 02/17/2014 9:02:26 PM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

Good one. Yes, HOC is more even handed than most shows. Knocking both sides.

The funny part is the press going after the Democrats. Talk about fiction. They even had Chris Matthews and Rachel Maddow going after Democrats. Now that is funny.

The same thing for the West Wing.

Reporters asking tough questions of Democrats. A laugh a minute.


4 posted on 02/17/2014 9:02:51 PM PST by joshua c (Please dont feed the liberals)
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To: joshua c

Yeah, no kidding! Hahahahaha! The “press” going after anyone. Also “FU” remarking on the Ed Sec “two steps left of Karl Marx” was hilarious, too. Like the Dems REALLY caring about that.

“FU” is depicted as a “Blue Dog” in this one.

I loved the British version when I lived there and saw it. Unfortunately, he was depicted as a Tory.


5 posted on 02/17/2014 9:05:50 PM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear
It is true that they specifically identify Democrats as committing very serious criminal acts and a slew of unethical and immoral acts.

Republicans are stupid and incompetent, theoretically not criminal acts.

6 posted on 02/17/2014 9:06:13 PM PST by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: Navy Patriot

I saw the original and have no interest in this one.


7 posted on 02/17/2014 9:08:07 PM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: Navy Patriot

I have to say that the series is a bit hard for me to watch because of the sexual perversion. The original British version was only ‘suggestive’. It kinda kills it for me a bit. But, regardless of that, the script is very convoluted and you have to follow closely all of the characters and sub-plots......as they have tried to make this into a lengthy 3-parter with many chapters. The UK version was not as long.


8 posted on 02/17/2014 9:11:21 PM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: GeronL

The original is so much better, IMO.


9 posted on 02/17/2014 9:12:05 PM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

Although certainly on the extreme with the murder of fellow congress man, etc, it definitely shows DC as a real cesspool. For that, it backs the Tea Party vision of a smaller less powerful government. This probably isn’t the intent, but it is a result. In the plot lines, it centers around the Democrats, but doesn’t show anyone else in a good light either.


10 posted on 02/17/2014 9:14:20 PM PST by ilgipper
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

It is rather like the old TV show, Dallas — backstabbing, conniving, more backstabbing, and lying, with an occasional body.

Very entertaining.

It does take an occasional jab at the TP and GOP.


11 posted on 02/17/2014 9:14:56 PM PST by TomGuy
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To: ilgipper

Something that attacks all sides evenhandedly is ab out the best conservatives can hope for unless they actively try to fight the culture war themselves. I like how this video explains it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VKT7OP9lXR4&list=PLFBBEA3739682E960

As far as inappropriate material goes, some shows that have material that could be called highly inappropriate also have great values hidden among the wreck. South Park, despite being 400 different kinds of vulgar and crude, is a better show for kids to be watching than just about everything classified as children’s tv nowadays.


12 posted on 02/17/2014 9:20:36 PM PST by freedom462
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To: GeronL

Me either.

There are a million other shows where loud liberal actors try to explain conservatism.


13 posted on 02/17/2014 9:36:13 PM PST by Tzimisce
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To: Navy Patriot
The kind of "business" going on in that show is happening in both parties. One could switch the parties of the characters, switch a couple of the bills being worked on by those characters and people would scream this is just another left wing hit job.

The reality is that our government is for sale and has been for a long time.

14 posted on 02/17/2014 10:03:33 PM PST by USNBandit (sarcasm engaged at all times)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

One of my favorite scenes is when Kevin Spacey gets that Jack wagon, who won’t work with him, to punch his nose and leave a crime scene all over his shirt.

Game over and felony.

“I now own you and you will do such and such”.

Spacey’s character and that of Robin Wright are the ultimate cynical couple making blood sport of DC and enjoying a marriage of mutual contract and certain conveniences.

Kate Mara is hot.

I’d hit that in a New York Minute or be all over it like white on rice .

Excellent series and look forward to season two.


15 posted on 02/17/2014 10:07:53 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: GeronL
I saw the original and have no interest in this one.

Me too.

"You might think that - I couldn't possibly comment ..."

16 posted on 02/17/2014 11:12:04 PM PST by Lmo56 (If ya wanna run with the big dawgs - ya gotta learn to piss in the tall grass ...)
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To: Lmo56

bump


17 posted on 02/17/2014 11:15:25 PM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: Vendome

I would call the Underwood marriage “Clintonian”


18 posted on 02/18/2014 12:19:53 AM PST by joshua c (Please dont feed the liberals)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

This show is realistic enough about how rotten the Democrat party and Washington DC are. There is some gratuitous perversion such as a Secret Service agent kissing a man as they ease into sex that is not shown. Gotta keep the show edgy!! (and stoooopid)

Some lesbian sex is shown.

One thing that is cool is the Democrat president-— half his screen time is his presidential duties. The other half is party politics. It shows the president as just another political operative most of the time. I have no doubt that Obungu is even worse with the majority of his time being spent on Democrap politics and fundraising and a fraction of his time on being president. That this is why the Benghazi disaster took place


19 posted on 02/18/2014 1:30:48 AM PST by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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To: GeronL

I saw this one and have no interest in the original UK production.

BTW Jug Ears likes this show. When he said he liked Homeland I dropped that show


20 posted on 02/18/2014 1:34:24 AM PST by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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To: joshua c

I would call the Underwood marriage “Clintonian”>>>>>>>>

A realistic plus for the show. I liked how the wife was ruthless in operating her NGO/charity that helps the 3rd world. How nasty a hacks wife is, in running a simple charity. Washington DC is portrayed dripping in taxpayers money and Palace intrigue no less than the courts of the degenerate French kings (of old) Gossip mongers merge with newspaper reporters

I thought the scenes inside the Slugline offices were hilarious. Slugline is a take off on the Politico website


21 posted on 02/18/2014 1:43:22 AM PST by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

my missus and myself have 3 shows we love Walking Dead (absolutely fantastic), SOA (not the architecture — sons of anarchy) and house of cards.

we were remarking the other night that there is loads of pro conservative comments in it. firstly the main character Frank and his wife are die hard libs (aka political hacks) so any complaint they have about conservatives and libertarians has to be seen in this light. a nut job calling libertarians nutty is a compliment.

The tea party guy comes off as inexperienced (a good thing), unwilling to engage (a good thing), unwilling to compromise (a good thing) and when he does he calls it in terms of ‘ i dont trust anything you say’ and backs out. He is tricked by senate rules — again a slick willie trick.

There is even a comment on Bush when the reporter is explaining to a class how he was cut apart on a question about a supermarket scanner ‘how does that work’. the teacher was explaining the context of the question Bush was asking was what is the difference between the older version and the newer version, but the press painted it in terms of he is unaware how a scanner works. i think it is a fantastic show, but only half way through season 2. I hate to say it you do get the horrible feeling that it isnt a million miles from the truth...but it should be..


22 posted on 02/18/2014 1:53:54 AM PST by Irishguy
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To: Navy Patriot

It is targeting all politicians regardless of the party. The British author of the novels and BBC series was a conservative politician, but he made the villain to be from his own party.


23 posted on 02/18/2014 3:00:32 AM PST by Krosan
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To: Vendome
Knowing Spacey is a flaming homosexual stops me from watching.

OTOH, "House of Lies" on Showtime is very, very good with Don Cheadle and Kristen Bell.


24 posted on 02/18/2014 3:08:39 AM PST by newfreep (Breitbart sent me...)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

The original was so good because Ian Richardson made it so. One of the greatest acting performances ever.


25 posted on 02/18/2014 3:13:17 AM PST by driftless2
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To: dennisw
"This show is realistic enough about how rotten the Democrat party and Washington DC are. There is some gratuitous perversion such as a Secret Service agent kissing a man as they ease into sex that is not shown. Gotta keep the show edgy!! (and stoooopid) Some lesbian sex is shown."

Those are deal killers. Too many shows are ruined by Hollywood writing its homosexual agenda into otherwise good plots.

26 posted on 02/18/2014 3:28:27 AM PST by Truth29
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

Spacey is a Hugo Chavez leftist.


27 posted on 02/18/2014 3:45:50 AM PST by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: Vaquero
But is he really a pervert? I once read in freerepublic that he is and did my own research on the web. I found really little. Not more than that an internet rumor that can be started by just one person

But internet rumors are not reliable. Some time ago couple of pranksters made many American girls cut themselves and shave their heads when they started a rumor that teen idol Justin Bieber is doing chemotherapy for cancer.

28 posted on 02/18/2014 4:13:48 AM PST by Krosan
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To: Vendome

Ah, yes. The teacher’s union goon who’s fave thing to say is the “f word”. That was a good scene.


29 posted on 02/18/2014 5:18:48 AM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: newfreep
Spacey came out as STRAIGHT.

at least that is what is out there lately.....

He responded to such rumors by telling Playboy and other interviewers that he was not gay,[28] and telling Lesley White of the Sunday Times, “I chose for a long time not to answer these questions because of the manner in which they were asked, and because I was never talking to someone I trusted, so why should I? Recently I chose to participate because it's a little hard on the people I love,” Spacey said to Gotham Magazine. “I’ve just never believed in pimping my personal life out for publicity. I’m not interested in doing it. Never will do it. They can gossip all they want; they can speculate all they want.” He added, “I just happen to believe that there’s a public life and there’s a private life. Everybody has a right to a private life no matter what their profession is.”[29]

30 posted on 02/18/2014 5:22:00 AM PST by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: Krosan
pranksters made many American girls cut themselves and shave their heads when they started a rumor that teen idol Justin Bieber is doing chemotherapy for cancer

unfortunately they did nothing to themselves that would prevent them from breeding....it would be good to think a person who would do something that stupid would be a Darwin Award winner...

31 posted on 02/18/2014 5:26:11 AM PST by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

I don’t like shows with sexual perversion, but in this one the sexual perversion is just sort of outlandish and more gratuitous as the series progresses that it strikes me as similar to the evil that overtook Sodom and Gommorah. It’s sort of a symbol of the whole theme that “power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely”.

I didn’t feel contempt for Frank and Clair in the first series, but little by little, I have come to despise them and be repelled by their evil and manipulative ways. The writers and actors have done a superb job in showing how once evil gets the smallest handhold in a person’s heart, it eventually grows and takes over. Ruthless people become even more ruthless in their attempts to get their way and innocent people are left battered and broken by the wayside. Human life is not valued except as a rung on a ladder to be climbed.

The original British series was excellent.


32 posted on 02/18/2014 6:01:19 AM PST by randita
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To: Truth29

Avert your eyes for a short time. Rest of the show is good and shows how sleazy Washington DC is


33 posted on 02/18/2014 6:13:42 AM PST by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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To: ilgipper
it definitely shows DC as a real cesspool.....

Blackmailing going on all the time by Democrats**** in this series. Republicans are minimally mentioned. Very Clintonesque and Obamaesque. Secret computer files on your fellow Democrat hacks and nasty photographic evidence galore. My only gripe is that 98% of this NetFlix series takes place within the Democrap party but this will escape the lo-info voters because....

Democrats**** are not sufficiently explicitly named as Democrats. Most people watching this series will call it Washington sleaze instead of Democrat sleaze

34 posted on 02/18/2014 6:25:02 AM PST by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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To: newfreep

Excellent show as well and paritcularly funny when Cheadle freezes a scene to give face to the camera, explaining what’s going on.

Kristen Bell is hot.


35 posted on 02/18/2014 6:41:08 AM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: dennisw

It can be like showing something to desensitized people on things such as violence. I watch the show but I keep hoping for the characters to fail. I wonder how a liberal sees it?


36 posted on 02/18/2014 6:44:56 AM PST by bmwcyle (People who do not study history are destine to believe really ignorant statements.)
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To: joshua c

LOL

Hardly. Robin Wright is sexy.

But yeah, a marriage of certain contrivances and benefits.

It does prove what I’ve said for years:
“People come together, in marriage, for a variety of reasons and a good number of the reasons have little to do with storybook love.

They stay together for even more contrived reasons of certain. And particular exigencies as well as conveniences”.


37 posted on 02/18/2014 6:54:06 AM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: newfreep

BTW, you should still give House of Cards a spin.

Excellent.

I hadn’t watched Homeland and a friend went on a tv binge while recovering from a bout of flu.

He thought it was awesome.

He gave some high level thoughts on it and I too went on a binge.

I downloaded the 1st three seasons to my DVR and Blamo!!!

I’m hooked.

Can’t wait for next season.

Very well written and the acting is superb.


38 posted on 02/18/2014 6:59:12 AM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: randita

I liked the original British series better. I do like the US version but in the second season there is a blatant lesbian sex scene and more. I stopped watching after that.

Also, in the real world the press would not unfortunately be trying to uncover a scandal if the party involved was democrat.


39 posted on 02/19/2014 7:00:45 AM PST by gattaca (The heart of the wise inclines to the right, but the heart of the fool to the left. Ecclesiastes10:2)
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To: Vendome
Hardly. Robin Wright is sexy.

Watch with my significant other and she just loves Robin Wright's style in the show, including as she said.."Those dead sexy Christian Louboutins". For the average guy not into high end chick bling. Its the 6" black pumps she wears. $900 shoes!

40 posted on 02/19/2014 11:50:14 AM PST by pburgh01
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To: pburgh01

I know Evil Louboutins.

I get em on sale for girls at Barney’s of New York.

Still expensive but, you gotta pay to get play....

LOL

and Besides; Girls are fun!!!


41 posted on 02/19/2014 11:59:55 AM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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