Photographic Proof that Barack Obama Is Frank Underwood

by Laura Bennett | December 18, 2013

Yesterday, Obama caught flak for publicly declaring that he'd like his Washington to be more like the Washington of "House of Cards." "I wish things were that ruthlessly efficient," he told a group of business executives that included Netflix CEO Reed Hastings, who promptly offered the president a cameo. "I was looking at Kevin Spacey and thinking, this guy's getting a lot of stuff done," he added. He was presumably referring to his desire to pass legislation rather than strangle dogs and asphyxiate congressmen. But based on some of his striking similarities to Frank Underwood, it's hard to know for sure. 

For instance:

 

 

They also both enjoy lounging with Blackberries:

 

And share the following power pose:

 

 

Even their wives have the same gently posessive arm drape:

 

 

And then there's the uncannily similar toasting faces:

 

Coincidence? Unlikely:

 

 

 

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