[Possible spoilers below!]
In an interview with Gotham magazine, "House of Cards" actor Kevin Spacey said Bill Clinton told him "99 percent of what you do on that show is real." The 1 percent that he got wrong? "[Y]ou could never get an education bill passed that fast."
Yes, the speed with which the education bill was passed in Season 1 was kind of unrealistic, but there have been plenty of other things in the show that are not even close to plausible/possible. It is fiction, after all, so some level of temporary suspension of reality is understandable, but that 99 percent figure seems a bit high. Here's a few of the more unrealistic plot points from the show:
The whole America Works proposal
I wrote earlier this month about how President Underwood's America Works proposal in Season 3 was unrealistic and probably couldn't work.
Inviting Pussy Riot to a state dinner with the president of Russia
Who would think this would be a good idea?
Making Claire Underwood U.S. ambassador to the United Nations
Our Alyssa Rosenberg wrote that the first lady "is entirely unqualified" and the job "seems to have little to do with her periodic interests." But yet, give it to her anyway.
President Walker's approval rating
As Cooper Allen noted for USA Today, President Walker's approval rating dropped to 8 percent after it was revealed he might have known about a hard-to-understand money laundering scheme and he and his wife had marriage counseling. Compare that with Richard Nixon's approval rating, which hit 24 percent before he resigned in 1974.
Reporters relying on sleeping with politicians to get scoops
Reporters get plenty of scoops without doing that.
The bilateral plan to send U.S. and Russian troops to the Jordan Valley
Our Adam Taylor highlighted how this plot point didn't make sense and was criticized widely online.
A Democrat from Gaffney, South Carolina
Sen. Lindsay Graham (R-S.C.) pointed this out, saying a Democrat couldn't represent the town that Democrat Underwood is from. It's been represented by Republican Rep. Mick Mulvaney since 2011.
Politicians murdering people and getting away with it