politics The Worst Qualities in Politicians  

Mike Rothschild
4.7k votes 483 voters 7.2k views 32 items

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

2
231 21
Dishonesty is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Worst Qualities in Politicians
Dishonesty

3
207 22
Unethical is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Worst Qualities in Politicians
Unethical

4
184 24
Greed is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Worst Qualities in Politicians
Greed

5
138 17
Hypocrisy is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Worst Qualities in Politicians
Mark Williams added Hypocrisy

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156 23
Selfishness is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Worst Qualities in Politicians
Selfishness

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147 24
Bad Judgement is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Worst Qualities in Politicians
Bad Judgement

8
138 23
Short-Sightedness is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Worst Qualities in Politicians
Short-Sightedness

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105 15
Blaming Others is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Worst Qualities in Politicians
RobLein added Blaming Others

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128 26
Lack of Convictions is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Worst Qualities in Politicians
Lack of Convictions

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124 28
Mean-Spirited is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Worst Qualities in Politicians
Mean-Spirited

12
125 37
Arrogance is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Worst Qualities in Politicians
Arrogance

13
104 25
Indecisiveness is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Worst Qualities in Politicians
Indecisiveness

14
136 44
Racist is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Worst Qualities in Politicians
Racist

16 Scandalous Daughters of Politicians

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122 37
Lack of Empathy is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Worst Qualities in Politicians
Lack of Empathy

16
112 32
Warmongering is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Worst Qualities in Politicians
Warmongering

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96 26
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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94 25
Evasive is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Worst Qualities in Politicians
Evasive

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96 29
Laziness is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Worst Qualities in Politicians
Laziness

20
91 30
Pomposity is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Worst Qualities in Politicians
Pomposity

21
84 29
Vengeful is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Worst Qualities in Politicians
Vengeful

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89 39
Smugness is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Worst Qualities in Politicians
Smugness

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75 30
Reactionary is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Worst Qualities in Politicians
Reactionary

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76 31
Paranoia is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Worst Qualities in Politicians
Paranoia

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77 32
Poor Communication Skills is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Worst Qualities in Politicians
Poor Communication Skills

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100 50
Uneducated is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Worst Qualities in Politicians
Uneducated

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104 56
Sexist is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Worst Qualities in Politicians
Sexist

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76 51
Homophobia is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Worst Qualities in Politicians
Homophobia

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53 35
Micromanagement is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Worst Qualities in Politicians
Micromanagement

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57 45
Stubbornness is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Worst Qualities in Politicians
Stubbornness

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10 6
Classist is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Worst Qualities in Politicians
frankiepanki added Classist

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46 61
Overemotional is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Worst Qualities in Politicians
Overemotional