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Chapter 43 

Claire threatens Frank while Frank makes a politically bold move that may provoke Russia.

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Claire threatens Frank while Frank makes a politically bold move that may provoke Russia.

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When camera shows Frank draw Meechum hand on the white house wall from beside, he finished third finger and going to draw the fourth, but when camera shows scene from behind, he is in the middle way of third one. See more »

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Charlie Gibson: It was in fact two shots: One that grazed the torso just beneath the right arm and the second, which entered the abdomen, possibly into his liver. Obviously, it was that shot that did the greatest damage. The President is currently reported to be in critical condition. The Secret Service agent that was killed protecting the President was Edward Meechum. He is the head of the President's detail, and we can confirm that now. After being shot and before he died, he killed the assailant, whose ...
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What 'House of Cards' gets it right and what gets it wrong on 2016
4 March 2016 | by (Austria) – See all my reviews

Anger is the central motivation that a pollster identifies in the American voters. But the reason for this anger is given in a too simplistic way. Russia (really?) manipulates in some way the oil prize to save their own economy, and this wreaks havoc on the gas costs in the USA. And, as in a time machine, we are catapulted back to the 1970s with queues lining up at the gas stations and people showing their rage while waiting.

But the anger of the American people in 2016 is different. It has amassed in the last couple of decades not by outside influences but through the deterioration of political discourse up to the point of a noisy minority constantly on the edge of high treason. It is about being lied to, being betrayed, the political class being totally unresponsive.

This rage is portrayed in the episode, and its face is the ex-reporter Lucas Goodwin, who was recently released from prison. The look of anger is the powerlessness of the ordinary man.

While the episode didn't get the anger thing right, it is correct on race relations in the political context. In the same way, as black lives don't matter, black voters are only relevant in the scheming of white politicians. White people use the situation of the African- Americans to unfold their political strategies, nothing else.


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