culture 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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188 16
Corruption is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Worst Qualities in Politicians
Corruption

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2
161 15
Dishonesty is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Worst Qualities in Politicians
Dishonesty

3
142 14
Unethical is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Worst Qualities in Politicians
Unethical

4
79 7
Hypocrisy is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Worst Qualities in Politicians
Mark Williams added Hypocrisy

5
95 11
Lack of Convictions is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Worst Qualities in Politicians
Lack of Convictions

6
123 18
Greed is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Worst Qualities in Politicians
Greed

7
99 15
Selfishness is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Worst Qualities in Politicians
Selfishness

8
98 15
Bad Judgement is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Worst Qualities in Politicians
Bad Judgement

9
94 15
Short-Sightedness is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Worst Qualities in Politicians
Short-Sightedness

10
61 9
Blaming Others is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Worst Qualities in Politicians
RobLein added Blaming Others

11
88 22
Mean-Spirited is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Worst Qualities in Politicians
Mean-Spirited

12
93 27
Arrogance is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Worst Qualities in Politicians
Arrogance

13
77 19
Indecisiveness is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Worst Qualities in Politicians
Indecisiveness

14
87 28
Lack of Empathy is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Worst Qualities in Politicians
Lack of Empathy

15
70 19
Evasive is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Worst Qualities in Politicians
Evasive

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16
77 25
Warmongering is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Worst Qualities in Politicians
Warmongering

17
92 36
Racist is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Worst Qualities in Politicians
Racist

18
64 19
Taking Credit for Everything is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Worst Qualities in Politicians
Taking Credit for Everything

19
68 25
Pomposity is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Worst Qualities in Politicians
Pomposity

20
64 24
Laziness is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Worst Qualities in Politicians
Laziness

21
66 31
Smugness is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Worst Qualities in Politicians
Smugness

22
54 23
Paranoia is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Worst Qualities in Politicians
Paranoia

23
55 25
Vengeful is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Worst Qualities in Politicians
Vengeful

24
69 37
Uneducated is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Worst Qualities in Politicians
Uneducated

25
76 44
Sexist is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Worst Qualities in Politicians
Sexist

26
48 24
Reactionary is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Worst Qualities in Politicians
Reactionary

27
49 27
Poor Communication Skills is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Worst Qualities in Politicians
Poor Communication Skills

28
37 25
Micromanagement is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Worst Qualities in Politicians
Micromanagement

29
49 41
Homophobia is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Worst Qualities in Politicians
Homophobia

30
38 35
Stubbornness is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Worst Qualities in Politicians
Stubbornness

31
31 47
Overemotional is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Worst Qualities in Politicians
Overemotional

32
11 26
Hammy is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Worst Qualities in Politicians
Mark Lanzarotta added Hammy