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The Worst Qualities in Politicians

List RulesVote 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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  • 1
    422
    40

    Unethical

  • 2
    460
    45

    Dishonesty

  • 3
    576
    60

    Corruption

  • 4
    285
    31

    Blaming Others

  • 5
    378
    47

    Greed

  • 6
    333
    43

    Hypocrisy

  • 7
    267
    38

    Short-Sightedness

  • 8
    290
    43

    Bad Judgement

  • 9
    313
    50

    Selfishness

  • 10
    180
    36

    Evasive

  • 11
    204
    47

    Lack of Convictions

  • 12
    187
    44

    Taking Credit for Everything

  • 13
    239
    58

    Arrogance

  • 14
    171
    41

    Indecisiveness

  • 15
    200
    50

    Warmongering

  • 16
    206
    52

    Mean-Spirited

  • 17
    154
    39

    Vengeful

  • 18
    250
    69

    Racist

  • 19
    198
    58

    Lack of Empathy

  • 20
    157
    45

    Laziness

  • 21
    138
    42

    Paranoia

  • 22
    140
    44

    Reactionary

  • 23
    147
    47

    Pomposity

  • 24
    140
    46

    Poor Communication Skills

  • 25
    152
    51

    Smugness

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