Rep. Mark Takano (D-Calif.) pulled a pretty nice troll on the Republican party by posting a Craigslist job listing looking for a new Speaker of the House. Takano wrote out the ad and then posted a screencap of the ad on his Facebook page.


Here’s the text of the ad. This job actually looks pretty easy, by the looks of the post.


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.


-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


-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

Please e-mail resume and an outline of your plan to TheNextFrankUnderwood [at] gmail [dot] com.


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