culture The Worst Qualities in Politicians

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List Rules Vote UP the characteristics that you hate the most.

Let's face it: politics can really bring out the worst in people, especially elected officials. Even the greatest politicians in history have had qualities that were horrible - or at best, really annoying. George Washington owned slaves, Teddy Roosevelt was an inveterate racist, Winston Churchill was a depressive alcoholic, and so on.

Just as every person has things about them that are good and bad, so too do the politicians we elect. Some of these qualities are criminal, sending politicians to prison for taking bribes, committing crimes, or exerting undue privilege. Others are just personality quirks or traits that some people find irritating. That irritation is heightened by the visibility and responsibilities of public office.

This list rounds up some of the worst qualities in politicians - from the merely annoying to the downright criminal. Vote up the most disgusting characteristics in lawmakers below! And if we missed any traits that really irritate you, be sure to add them to the list!

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Corruption is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Worst Qualities in Politicians
Corruption

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+ - 128 14
Dishonesty is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Worst Qualities in Politicians
Dishonesty

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Unethical is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Worst Qualities in Politicians
Unethical

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Greed is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Worst Qualities in Politicians
Greed

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Hypocrisy is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Worst Qualities in Politicians
Hypocrisy

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Lack of Convictions is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Worst Qualities in Politicians
Lack of Convictions

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Bad Judgement is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Worst Qualities in Politicians
Bad Judgement

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Selfishness is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Worst Qualities in Politicians
Selfishness

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Short-Sightedness is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Worst Qualities in Politicians
Short-Sightedness

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Mean-Spirited is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Worst Qualities in Politicians
Mean-Spirited

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Arrogance is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Worst Qualities in Politicians
Arrogance

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Indecisiveness is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Worst Qualities in Politicians
Indecisiveness

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Lack of Empathy is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Worst Qualities in Politicians
Lack of Empathy

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Blaming Others is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Worst Qualities in Politicians
Blaming Others

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Warmongering is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Worst Qualities in Politicians
Warmongering

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Evasive is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Worst Qualities in Politicians
Evasive

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Taking Credit for Everything is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Worst Qualities in Politicians
Taking Credit for Everything

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+ - 59 21
Pomposity is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Worst Qualities in Politicians
Pomposity

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+ - 74 33
Racist is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Worst Qualities in Politicians
Racist

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+ - 55 21
Laziness is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Worst Qualities in Politicians
Laziness

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+ - 46 19
Paranoia is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Worst Qualities in Politicians
Paranoia

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Vengeful is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Worst Qualities in Politicians
Vengeful

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+ - 55 28
Smugness is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Worst Qualities in Politicians
Smugness

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Uneducated is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Worst Qualities in Politicians
Uneducated

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+ - 42 22
Poor Communication Skills is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Worst Qualities in Politicians
Poor Communication Skills

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Sexist is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Worst Qualities in Politicians
Sexist

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Reactionary is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Worst Qualities in Politicians
Reactionary

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Micromanagement is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Worst Qualities in Politicians
Micromanagement

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Homophobia is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Worst Qualities in Politicians
Homophobia

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Stubbornness is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Worst Qualities in Politicians
Stubbornness

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Overemotional is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Worst Qualities in Politicians
Overemotional

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Hammy is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Worst Qualities in Politicians
Hammy