View Poll Results: Who is the greatest US President of the 20th Century?

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  • Teddy Roosevelt

    12 20.00%
  • Taft

    3 5.00%
  • Wilson

    1 1.67%
  • Coolidge

    7 11.67%
  • FDR

    11 18.33%
  • Kennedy

    5 8.33%
  • LBJ

    0 0%
  • Reagan

    13 21.67%
  • Clinton

    7 11.67%
  • Other

    1 1.67%
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Thread: Greatest 20th Century President

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    Re: Greatest 20th Century President

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    Reagan (Cold War, militant defender of freedom, great speaker) follow by Nixon (clean water/air act, endangered species act, lefties hate him). I could go for Teddy (soldier, national park system, Audubon associate, naturalist...) but that's too easy. I see Clinton as a cool guy at the helm for some VERY easy years, but he got caught lying and I have a thing about that. Carter is a joke, if a legume farmer. Kennedy was an SOB (Bay of Pigs) and deserved it (thanks, Ozzie, hell of a shot). Others... what the hell do I know about them, I graduated HS over 2 decades ago.
    I like it, I think I will jump on the same page but, this old man will stick with Teddy as number one. In regards to JFK he was good, I just put my understanding of they way things were and the way people thought back then, and i can understand it, although i don't necessarily agree with it.
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    Re: Greatest 20th Century President

    So where are we going to find a mix of Teddy, FDR, Reagan and Clinton, and with this I find neither candidates in the recent past or present that fits the bill. Anyone have idea's who this may be?

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    Re: Greatest 20th Century President

    Quote Originally Posted by Helvidius View Post
    If I recall correctly, Harding was involved in some serious political scandals. Coolidge had my vote as he presided over one of the finest economic times in US history.
    Harding got us out of the 1920-21 recession. He did the right thing there, so he got my vote there.

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    Re: Greatest 20th Century President

    Coolidge had my vote as he presided over one of the finest economic times in US history.
    He certainly got lucky. He got to leave the mess for others to clean up after him.

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    Re: Greatest 20th Century President

    FDR. Truly an amazing president
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    Re: Greatest 20th Century President

    Quote Originally Posted by Oberon View Post
    He certainly got lucky. He got to leave the mess for others to clean up after him.
    If the guys after him did what Harding did then they would have seen the correction that Harding saw.

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    Re: Greatest 20th Century President

    Quote Originally Posted by Oberon View Post
    He certainly got lucky. He got to leave the mess for others to clean up after him.
    That isn't true. The Great Depression was due to federal reserve policies. Coolidge couldn't do anything about that.
    Mr. Madison, what you've just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever heard. At no point in your rambling, incoherent response were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. Everyone in this room is now dumber for having listened to it. I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul.

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    Re: Greatest 20th Century President

    Quote Originally Posted by Helvidius View Post
    That isn't true. The Great Depression was due to federal reserve policies. Coolidge couldn't do anything about that.
    No, it was due to billions of dollars going into ridiculously watered down stocks and pyramid schemes. Blaming the Federal Reserve is more than a little ironic seeing as how it's policies reflected the very same market philosophies of those running the pyramid schemes and banks of the time.

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    Re: Greatest 20th Century President

    Quote Originally Posted by phattonez View Post
    If the guys after him did what Harding did then they would have seen the correction that Harding saw.
    What did Harding do?

    All I see is 6 years or so of easy credit and massive consumer borrowing that started running out of steam around 1927. What I also see is corporations pouring money into the call loan market because it was easier money than re-investing in job producing investments and industrial expansion and killing off the real economy, pretty much the same pattern the Reagan Revolution started. Why invest in real productivity when you get such great tax breaks and subsidies speculating on mergers and LBO's?
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    Re: Greatest 20th Century President

    Quote Originally Posted by Oberon View Post
    What did Harding do?
    Cut spending and taxes.

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