Having Netflix on my computer has been great fun, while I was sick. I saw the original British House of Cards, with Sir Ian Richardson. I enjoyed House of Cards, United States style with Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright.
I was a Political Science Major in college, however, my specialty wasn’t American Politics, but after having been a high school student and an Alumni Assistant in 1976. I miss Susi Baldwin badly. I thought about my boss, friend and adopted big sister. What would SHE have thought of all this? She knew politicians, working for Close Up Foundation. She always warned me; “Michael, don’t do it, I know these people. They will be nice to your face, as long as they can use you. Charm is what got them there.”
Don’t want to spoil it. You wonder why Congress gets nothing done? There really is an “Inside the Beltway.” It involves money, but more importantly, power. Power is what drives Kevin Spacey’s character Frank Underwood, from Gaffney, South Carolina as the Democratic Party Whip, in the House of Representatives.
Why don’t your Congressmen pay attention to you? The squeaky wheel gets the grease. I forgot where I read this, but here’s some food for thought.
There are 435 seats in the House of Representatives. Only about 35 of those seats are competitive. In other words, the remaining 400 seats are a given for the incumbent of a specific party, unless s/he did something really stupid.
Back in Gaffney, Frank really represents only a few people. For him, his life is inside the Beltway (For my non United States readers, inside a highway called the Capital Beltway that runs through the Maryland and Virginia suburbs of Washington, D.C.).
Robin Wright plays his wife Clare. She is also more interested in power, running an environmental non profit. They are the ultimate Washington D.C. power couple.
Get the press involved and some lawsuits and off from there! Want to see where it goes. I was hooked.
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