In the card game President, the "Scum" and other players with bad hands containing low cards ask for players with high cards (most likely the president or vice-president) to lay down a "people's card" so that they may use some of the low cards in their hand instead of passing their turn because they have no playable cards.
Justin: "C'mon Claudia! People's card PLEASE!"
Claudia: "Sorry, all I have are these three Aces. Guess I'm president.. again. Bow to me scum."
Justin: "NO! not again!"