'Say What?' WashPost Can't Believe Paul Ryan Doesn't Love 'House of Cards' Like the Clintons

The absolute coziness of the Hollywood Left and the Clintons is demonstrated by a new video made for the Bill, Hillary, and Chelsea Clinton Foundation. Kevin Spacey appears as his “House of Cards” character Frank Underwood and calls up Hillary and does a Bill Clinton impersonation. It’s hard to see it as anything but cheesy, smoochy material  – unless you’re a big Clinton fan.

The media and political elites adore “House of Cards,” and Colby Itkowitz and Sebastian Payne at The Washington Post singled out Congressman Paul Ryan for disliking its moral turpitude in an article titled “If it’s Clinton vs. Ryan in 2016, Frank Underwood already has his pick.” (Video below)



In an interview with Parade Magazine, Rep. Ryan (R-Wis.) revealed a secret that so few Washington insiders have ever shared (more on that later). He doesn’t like the show. Say what?

Ryan was turned off by the Netflix series; upset that the Frank Underwood character painted members of Congress in a bad light by [SPOILER ALERT] cheating on his wife in the first season. (Congress’s reputation can get worse?)

“I watched the first couple of episodes until [Frank Underwood] cheated on his wife with that reporter. It turned my stomach so much that I just couldn’t watch it anymore,” Ryan said. “His behavior was so reprehensible, and it hit too close to home because he was a House member, that it just bothered me too much. And what I thought is, it makes us all look like we’re like that.”

Coincidentally, on the same day Ryan’s inner TV critic was revealed, the Clinton Foundation released a Happy Birthday video for former president Bill Clinton that featured Kevin Spacey as Underwood posing as Bill Clinton (follow?) chatting by phone with Hillary Clinton about what to get the former president as a gift.

“I told you this is a very personal decision that I will make when I’m ready,” Hillary Clinton tells Spacey as Underwood as Clinton. (Get it? That was a “Will she run for president?” joke.)

The Posties never noticed that while Ryan disapproves of sordid politicians who sleep around with young, less powerful women – even in fiction – the Clintons embody that “House of Cards” immorality.

It's amazing that the Clintons can embrace how slippery, adulterous, dog-killing, human-killing Underwood is so cool that you'd put Slick Willie's head on him as a birthday tribute, but they'll do anything to be on the right side of coolness:

Tim Graham
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