The American Netflix series “House of Cards” is a dark, cynical, and yet entertaining take on American politics. It’s a show about revenge, and the quest for power. The means? Constant manipulation. In season 2, Frank Underwood, the main character of the show asked his colleague to lead the sitting President down the path of impeachment. Shocked by the request, Frank’s colleague said, “What you’re asking is just shy of treason,” to which Frank calmly replied, “Just shy, which is politics.”

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