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Lawmakers Deliver Memorable 'House of Cards' Lines (Video)

Saturday, 15 Feb 2014 12:12 PM

By Sandy Fitzgerald

Fans of the Netflix political drama "House of Cards" gleefully watch Kevin Spacey's evil "lowly House Majority Whip" Frank Underwood utter many cold, calculating lines in the popular political drama — but his cynical outlook takes on a whole new meaning when delivered by real lawmakers.

The video website Now This News persuaded a half-dozen lawmakers, including House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., to deliver some of Underwood's more memorable lines in honor of Friday's second-season premiere of "House of Cards."

The entire second season, like the first season, is available on the pay-subscription video streaming service, so viewers can watch one episode at a time or binge on the entire season in a weekend.

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While the lawmakers aren't as cutthroat as Underwood is on the show — which has been critically slammed for its cynical depiction of Washington's political scene, reports This Week — they delivered their lines in a deadpan way that will likely delight fans of the "House of Cards" diabolical Rep. Underwood.

The participants, and their quotes, include:

McCarthy, R-Calif: "I never make such big decisions so long after sunset and so far from dawn."

Rep. Jim Clyburn, D-S.C.: "I have no patience for useless things."

Rep. Trey Gowdy, R- S.C.: "I have zero tolerance for betrayal."

Rep. Donna Edwards, D-Md. (while looking at a photograph of herself and President Barack Obama): "Power is a lot like real estate. Location, location, location."

Rep. Jeff Duncan, R-S.C.; "That's how you devour a whale, Doug. One bite at a time."

Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C.: "The nature of promises, Linda, is that they are immune, immune to changing circumstances."



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