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The Worst Qualities in Politicians  

Mike Rothschild
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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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list ordered by
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Corruption is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Worst Qualities in Politicians
Corruption
2
Dishonesty is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Worst Qualities in Politicians
Dishonesty
3
Unethical is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Worst Qualities in Politicians
Unethical
4
Greed is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Worst Qualities in Politicians
Greed
5
Hypocrisy is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Worst Qualities in Politicians
Mark Williams added Hypocrisy
6
Bad Judgement is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Worst Qualities in Politicians
Bad Judgement
7
Selfishness is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Worst Qualities in Politicians
Selfishness
8
Blaming Others is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Worst Qualities in Politicians
RobLein added Blaming Others
9
Short-Sightedness is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Worst Qualities in Politicians
Short-Sightedness
10
Lack of Convictions is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Worst Qualities in Politicians
Lack of Convictions
11
Mean-Spirited is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Worst Qualities in Politicians
Mean-Spirited
12
Indecisiveness is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Worst Qualities in Politicians
Indecisiveness
13
Arrogance is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Worst Qualities in Politicians
Arrogance
14
Evasive is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Worst Qualities in Politicians
Evasive
15
Taking Credit for Everything is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Worst Qualities in Politicians
Taking Credit for Everything
16
Warmongering is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Worst Qualities in Politicians
Warmongering
17
Racist is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Worst Qualities in Politicians
Racist
18
Lack of Empathy is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Worst Qualities in Politicians
Lack of Empathy
19
Laziness is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Worst Qualities in Politicians
Laziness
20
Pomposity is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Worst Qualities in Politicians
Pomposity
21
Vengeful is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Worst Qualities in Politicians
Vengeful
22
Paranoia is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Worst Qualities in Politicians
Paranoia
23
Smugness is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Worst Qualities in Politicians
Smugness
24
Poor Communication Skills is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Worst Qualities in Politicians
Poor Communication Skills
25
Reactionary is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Worst Qualities in Politicians
Reactionary