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Thu Mar 12, 2015, 06:44 AM

Top 10 Worst U.S. Presidents

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1. George W. Bush (2001-2009; R)
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Lying about WMDs to get us into Iraq which in turn killed 100,000 people altogether, war crimes, waterboarding terrorists, waited five days to do something about Hurricane Katrina, stole 2000 election, tax cuts for rich, 2007 recession, etc.
2. Andrew Johnson (1865-1869; D)
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“This is a country for white men, and by God, as long as I am President, it shall be a government for white men,” vetoed civil rights bill
3. John Adams (1797-1801; F)
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Alien and sedition acts
4. Franklin Pierce (1853-1857; D)
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Wanted to expand slavery
5. Calvin Coolidge (1923-1929; R)
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Along with the corrupt Harding, his policies caused the Great Depression
6. Herbert Hoover (1929-1933; R)
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Although a good person, he failed to do much about the Great Depression. FDR's New Deal may not have been a complete success, but they worked better than anything Hoover tried
7. Warren G. Harding (1921-1923; R)
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Corrupt administration, policies are basically responsible for the Great Depression
8. Ronald Reagan (1981-1989; R)
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Inequality among Americans, failed to do anything about AIDS, hated unions, fired airport strike workers, felt homelessness wasn't a problem, cut food stamps, cut Social Security, left us with a bad economy and large debt, etc.
9. William Taft (1909-1913; R)
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Refused to let Congress pass legislation to let blacks vote
10. James Buchanan (1857-1861; D)
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Pretty much allowed the Civil War to happen

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Dpm12 Mar 2015 OP
Cooley Hurd Mar 2015 #1
Frank Cannon Mar 2015 #2
madokie Mar 2015 #4
Frank Cannon Mar 2015 #7
B Calm Mar 2015 #8
LWolf Mar 2015 #13
Spider Jerusalem Mar 2015 #3
Dpm12 Mar 2015 #5
Frank Cannon Mar 2015 #6
ISUGRADIA Mar 2015 #10
Dpm12 Mar 2015 #14
ISUGRADIA Mar 2015 #22
deutsey Mar 2015 #18
hlthe2b Mar 2015 #9
deutsey Mar 2015 #19
MattSh Mar 2015 #11
Dpm12 Mar 2015 #15
Proud Public Servant Mar 2015 #12
dissentient Mar 2015 #16
Dpm12 Mar 2015 #17
JCMach1 Mar 2015 #20
FSogol Mar 2015 #21
Stallion Mar 2015 #23

Response to Dpm12 (Original post)

Thu Mar 12, 2015, 06:58 AM

1. Reagan's too far down the list...

 

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Response to Cooley Hurd (Reply #1)

Thu Mar 12, 2015, 07:08 AM

2. Absolutely. He's #1 without a doubt.

Without that clown, there never would have been a Dubya. His thoroughly corrupt administration laid the fertile soil for almost everything that is wrong with this country today. More than thirty years, we've suffered with his shit.

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Response to Cooley Hurd (Reply #1)

Thu Mar 12, 2015, 07:15 AM

4. The same old crew of aholes that came in with reagan

are who is causing all the problems today and during the clinton years. Carter had to deal with them before the reagan years began. many were holdovers from the nixonain years or were schooled by them.

I don't and won't ever believe that reagan was anything except a card reader, a figure head, a dunce if you will.

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Response to madokie (Reply #4)

Thu Mar 12, 2015, 07:36 AM

7. Yeah, it was his administration, more than anything.

The same assholes that are running things today.

I agree that Reagan was pretty much an animatronic puppet throughout almost all of his two terms.

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Response to Cooley Hurd (Reply #1)

Thu Mar 12, 2015, 07:37 AM

8. Reagan didn't write a letter to Iran, instead he just made a deal.

 

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Arms for hostages. . .

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Response to Cooley Hurd (Reply #1)

Thu Mar 12, 2015, 07:56 AM

13. He should be # 1. nt

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Response to Dpm12 (Original post)

Thu Mar 12, 2015, 07:11 AM

3. Buchanan, Harding, Bush, Johnson, Grant, Pierce, Fillmore, Tyler, Nixon, Coolidge

Not really sure how a list of "worst presidents ever" can omit Grant (whose administration was plagued by scandal and corruption, much like Harding's 50-odd years later) or Tyler (most of whose cabinet resigned, and who was disliked by his own party), and Nixon ("if the president does it, it's not illegal".

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Response to Spider Jerusalem (Reply #3)

Thu Mar 12, 2015, 07:16 AM

5. I disagree with Nixon

Other than Watergate, he wasn't a bad president. Not great, but not horrible either.

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Response to Dpm12 (Reply #5)

Thu Mar 12, 2015, 07:31 AM

6. Nixon gave us the EPA.

Hard to believe that compared to today's Republicans, Nixon looks like a pinko liberal.

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Response to Dpm12 (Reply #5)

Thu Mar 12, 2015, 07:51 AM

10. Oh Please

There's his enemies list, his use of the IRS against said enemies and others, his bringing the segregationist establishment into the Republican Party, and crusade to deport John Lennon to name a few of his egregious acts.

He was a horrid president.

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Response to ISUGRADIA (Reply #10)

Thu Mar 12, 2015, 08:04 AM

14. So, because he wanted to deport

some overrated singer, its an act that's ''egregious'', and therefore, he was a ''horrid'' president?

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Response to Dpm12 (Reply #14)

Thu Mar 12, 2015, 10:16 AM

22. All righty

Nice how you failed to address the other points I mentioned. Maybe the christmas bombing of Hanoi will be considered horrid.

Interesting to see people defending Nixon on Democratic underground.

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Response to ISUGRADIA (Reply #10)

Thu Mar 12, 2015, 08:29 AM

18. Bombing Laos, sabotaging Johnson's peace negotiations with N. Vietnam, Chilean Coup

The hits go on and on with Tricky Dick.

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Response to Spider Jerusalem (Reply #3)

Thu Mar 12, 2015, 07:45 AM

9. No to Nixon among the "top ten worst". Corrupt, yes, but not ineffective and at times, progressive.

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Response to Spider Jerusalem (Reply #3)

Thu Mar 12, 2015, 08:42 AM

19. I definitely agree with Nixon

As I include in list in a post below, the bombing of Laos, undermining peace talks with N. Vietnam, and helping to overthrow Allende in Chile are just a few of the really shitty things he did.

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Response to Dpm12 (Original post)

Thu Mar 12, 2015, 07:56 AM

11. Your list or somebody else's list?

Don't think I've ever seen John Adams listed among the worst before.

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Response to MattSh (Reply #11)

Thu Mar 12, 2015, 08:07 AM

15. Yes

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John Adams was a terrible president, and it hurts me to say that because I happen to be related to him.

EDIT: I'm not the only one who thinks that
http://www.businesspundit.com/the-5-worst-us-presidents-in-history/

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Response to Dpm12 (Original post)

Thu Mar 12, 2015, 07:56 AM

12. You need to substitute Hays for Taft, and in the top 5

Taft was a great man who was a mediocre president, placing him in some good company (Madison, JQ Adams, Carter).

Hays, on the other hand, engineered a backroom deal for the presidency (after losing the popular vote by 25000 votes out of 850,000 cast -- a 3 point spread! Bush was a piker by comparison...) and paid it off by ending Reconstruction and allowing the effective re-enslaving of Southern blacks. There's no contest.

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Response to Dpm12 (Original post)

Thu Mar 12, 2015, 08:18 AM

16. Putting "The Gipper" on there, and with the biggest photo to boot, well, you aren't doing any favors

 

for any republican lurkers out there this morning.

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Response to dissentient (Reply #16)

Thu Mar 12, 2015, 08:24 AM

17. GOOD!

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Response to Dpm12 (Original post)

Thu Mar 12, 2015, 09:38 AM

20. Adams is way to high on this list... give Warren G his props... he should be #1

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Response to Dpm12 (Original post)

Thu Mar 12, 2015, 09:39 AM

21. Reagan should be #1 and 2. W #3 and Bush the Elder #4.

Adams doesn't belong on the list, yes, the Alien and Sedition act sucked, but this Country in its infancy is not the same as the Country today. Adams was also one of the few Founding Father Presidents that was anti-slavery.

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Response to Dpm12 (Original post)

Thu Mar 12, 2015, 11:47 AM

23. Adams and Taft Do Not Belong on that List Whatsoever

come on-that's crap. Adams is almost universally considered a top 10-15 ranked President. Taft belongs in the mid-range of American Presidents

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Historical_rankings_of_Presidents_of_the_United_States

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