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    Smartest and Dumbest Presidents List

    "We’re going to close the unproductive tax loopholes that allow some of the truly wealthy to avoid paying their fair share. In theory, some of those loopholes were understandable, but in practice they sometimes made it possible for millionaires to pay nothing, while a bus driver was paying ten percent of his salary, and that’s crazy." -Reagan

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    that's just plain stupid

    if you believe its true then you are really dull
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    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    that's just plain stupid

    if you believe its true then you are really dull
    Some of the one's on the "smart" list make sense, though, especially Adams and Jefferson.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    that's just plain stupid

    if you believe its true then you are really dull
    Mad that they bad-mouthed Reagan, eh?
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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainCourtesy View Post
    Some of the one's on the "smart" list make sense, though, especially Adams and Jefferson.
    GHWB was one of the most intellectually gifted men to hold the office--my late father was in that class and GHWB graduated in three years and was one of the few Junior Phi Beta Kappas (top 1%) at the time of election.


    W was not in the same league but according to objective sources he is as smart as many of the other presidents including Kennedy, FDR etc.

    In modern history, Bush, Clinton and Nixon are generally regarded as the brightest.

    Ford was far smarter than that idiot spoof piece noted. You don't graduate from Yale Law and on the law journal unless you are very bright-neither clinton was able to do that second task.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    Mad that they bad-mouthed Reagan, eh?
    its idiotic-and I would bet the people who wrote that aren't exactly mensa members or as successful as Reagan was
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    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    its idiotic-and I would bet the people who wrote that aren't exactly mensa members or as successful as Reagan was
    But...it didn't mention GHWB either way so what is your beef..oh yeah Regan. Are you saying Jefferson and Adams wasn't smart though? Are you unpatriotic?
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    Re: Smartest and Dumbest Presidents List

    This "article" doesn't take itself very seriously; why should anyone else?

    By the way, GWB wasn't the 42nd President, geniuses.
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    Based only on the presidents I have seen in my lifetime, I would say Nixon was the most intelligent and Dubya the least.
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    Re: Smartest and Dumbest Presidents List

    Quote Originally Posted by JohnWOlin View Post
    Considering the total number of elected presidents and the comments of the average respondent, I'd say it would be an honor to be incuded anywhere on the list. Considering their explantions on the individuals cited...I'd say they authors probably qualify for a special 'moron' list of their own.

    There is a line in MASH (the book, I dont know if it made the movie) where they were discussing the Seoul hospitals football team and players and one of the doctors asked Jones if a certain player was any good. Spearchuker Jones response was, to me, timeless..."Anyone ever ask YOU to play professional football, boy?" I tend to apply that to pretty much ANYONE that presumes to attack others intelligence. Did YOU ever graduate from college, let alone a major university with an advanced degree? have you ever passed the Bar (or any other state licensing exam)? Intelligence is a very relative term. I have worked with some prisoners that test in the 80's but figure out ways to commit criminal activities that are brilliant.

    So...before I ever presume to attack anothers intelligence I hope I am wise enough to honestly compare myself, my accomplishments, my ability at public speaking, etc.

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