Democratic Congressman Trolls Republicans: Posts Craigslist Ad For House Speaker


U.S. Representative Mark Takano (D-CA) posted a mock-up of a Craigslist for the SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE (Washington, D.C.) on Thursday as Republican after Republican declined to show any interest in the position.

Takano posted the mock-up on his Facebook page and on Twitter, Thursday, writing: Republicans are struggling to select the next Speaker of the House. I thought I’d help out by posting a Craigslist ad for the position.”

The ad begins by inquiring: “Are you an American Citizen? Do you have experience negotiating hostage situations? Are you ready for the challenge of a lifetime? Then this job is for you!We are seeking an extremely patient and motivated person to lead the U.S. House of Representatives.”

The listed responsibilities include:

  • Keeping the government open
  • Avoiding a default on U.S. debt
  • Maintaining women’s access to health care
  • Managing multiple investigative committees aimed at attacking Hillary Clinton
  • Explaining to the “Freedom Caucus” the concepts of compromise and democratic governance

The requirements include:

  • Proven ability to work with irrational people who pursue narrow priorities at the expense of millions of others
  • Proficiency in Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Babysitting experience STRONGLY PREFERRED
  • No Congressional experience necessary

Applicants are advised to: “Please e-mail resume and an outline of your plan to TheNextFrankUnderwood [at] gmail [dot] com,” and concludes with the warning that:


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