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Sat May 21, 2016, 08:53 PM

Poll/Survey: Which post-FDR Presidents were/are corporatists?

Identifying Democratic politicians as "corporatists" has become a very popular activity. To get some perspective, how would you rate the Presidents since FDR?

Do Duers think the following Presidents were corporatists or not?:
Harry Truman
Dwight Eisenhower
John F Kennedy
Lyndon Johnson
Richard Nixon
Gerald Ford
Jimmy Carter
Ronald Reagan
George HW Bush
Bill Clinton
George W Bush
Barack Obama


Your choices are 1) corporatist (C), 2) non-corporatist (NC), 3) other (O).
Update: Alternatively (and preferred) one can rate the Presidents 1 to 10, with 10 being a complete corporatist as was done by one DUer.
See http://www.democraticunderground.com/10027847558#post2
Feel free to explain.

How many believe they were all corporatists? I doubt that anyone believes none of them were. The easiest way to answer might be to copy paste the list and then add C, NC or O after the name.

Since this kind of poll is not compatible with DU's simple poll format, I will manually tally the answers after various time periods and add them to this post.

Results:

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Reply Poll/Survey: Which post-FDR Presidents were/are corporatists? (Original post)
andym May 2016 OP
HassleCat May 2016 #1
SusanCalvin May 2016 #3
FreakinDJ May 2016 #8
Zambero May 2016 #2
SusanCalvin May 2016 #4
andym May 2016 #6
Scootaloo May 2016 #7
larkrake May 2016 #5

Response to andym (Original post)

Sat May 21, 2016, 09:00 PM

1. The rise of the corporatists.

 

It began with Reagan, of course, and continued with all subsequent presidents. Yes, even Obama, although he is less of a corporatist than most.

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Response to HassleCat (Reply #1)

Sat May 21, 2016, 09:02 PM

3. Ditto. nt

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Response to HassleCat (Reply #1)

Sat May 21, 2016, 09:23 PM

8. Clinton formally moved the Dem Party to Corporatism

 

Bill Clinton #1

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Response to andym (Original post)

Sat May 21, 2016, 09:02 PM

2. Scale of 1-10

Truman 2
Eisenhower 3
Kennedy 3
Johnson 4
Nixon 7
Ford 7
Carter 5
Reagan 10
George HW Bush 8
Clinton 6
George W Bush 10
Obama 5

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Response to Zambero (Reply #2)

Sat May 21, 2016, 09:03 PM

4. Mostly agree. nt

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Response to Zambero (Reply #2)

Sat May 21, 2016, 09:15 PM

6. I like this way of answering

and will change the OP.

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Response to Zambero (Reply #2)

Sat May 21, 2016, 09:22 PM

7. Well, by that rating...

 

Truman 2
Eisenhower 4
Kennedy 5
Johnson 6
Nixon 8
Ford ??? (seriously, I dunno how to judge President Asterisk the First)
Carter 3
Reagan 10
Poppy 8
Clinton 7
Dumbya 8
Obama 5

And out of this primary...
Trump 11
Clinton 8
Sanders 3

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Response to andym (Original post)

Sat May 21, 2016, 09:03 PM

5. Placing corporations above people,

 

I would say that started with Reagan

As far as lobbyists buying congress for corporations, I would say it grew out of control with George HW Bush. Presidents for sale Nixon, Clinton and Bush Jr

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