Manipulative. Unscrupulous. Disingenuous. These are just a couple of words that do not usually describe the protagonist or “good guy” in any television show. But House of Cards is not just any television show. Enter: Frank Underwood, Richard Nixon’s better-looking, Southern brother. Together with his calculating wife Claire, Frank embarks on a grand mission of deception and duplicity to sidestep his way into the most oval of offices.
As Season 5 quickly approaches, we have learned by now that Frank’s next move is always just out of reach, and there is a surprise behind every corner (or in front of every subway train). With the charismatic Conway to compete against, tension is running high, and we cannot get enough of it! Now especially with this tumultuous election, it is time to take a look at 16 House of Cards t-shirts better than democracy.
They have used every trick in the book in the noble pursuit of power, and then they wrote another book themselves. You find yourself cheering for them and rooting against them all at the same time. They are so bad that it’s good.
Frank is a pro at rigging the game. He lies, cheats, bullies, and kills (and that is just Season 1), holding the world under his control…
You might even call him two-faced.
He is not alone though. Always his devilish partner in crime, Claire is not a saint either. She has gone and shattered a few dreams herself (poor Evelyn).
Between the two, they have officially topped the house of cards.
But from email servers to tweets, no politician (or political outsider) is really too clean. Quite honestly, I would still much rather have Frank or Claire as my president than anyone on the ballot this year.
And I only have one thing to say to anyone who disagrees: FU!