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    Re: Worst Presidents

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    I think Carter got worse after leaving office after he laid down his hammer and started bitching about everybody.
    While Carter was indeed a failed president, he is the model for excellence after leaving office. He is perhaps the only one who has not whored himself out to the highest bidder.
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    Re: Worst Presidents

    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainCourtesy View Post
    You've got to be kidding about Jackson. Yes, he was horrible against Native Americans, but that was the perception of the time, and placing it in historical perspective, his positions were consistent with social mores. As far as economics, Jackson is the ONLY President in history to have left office with a budget SURPLUS.
    That's like saying Hitlers actions were the perception of time, and hence he wasn't one of the worst person in the world.

    Jackson first signed into the Indian Expulsion Act, which is absolutely horrible and inhumane. It did not have bipartisan support. His policies killed nearly half of the Indians in the US and he stole their homeland. You remember trail of tears?

    Jackson had no respect for the Supreme court and the system of checks and balances.

    Jackson did reduce the debt, but the previous President did most of the job. He just finished it by causing a property bubble. The property bubble and his silly economic policies caused a huge economic depression.

    Jackson created the spoils system, which is hiring your friends to important positions, instead of the ones who are qualified.

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    Re: Worst Presidents

    Quote Originally Posted by obvious Child View Post
    Conservative said "No one can change the reality that Jimmy Carter is smiling these days as Obama will replace him as our worst President in modern history. "

    Let's see who agrees with him.
    Thomas Jefferson should be on this poll.

    He compromised his political beliefs for the sake of expediency, and signed the Embargo Acts which not only hurt American business but also pissed off both the British and the French, which set the conditions for the War of 1812, one of the most needless wars in American history.


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    Re: Worst Presidents

    Worst Presidents...

    Franklin Roosevelt
    Lyndon Johnson
    Woodrow Wilson

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    Re: Worst Presidents

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    While Carter was indeed a failed president, he is the model for excellence after leaving office. He is perhaps the only one who has not whored himself out to the highest bidder.
    Really, which presidents have? Please name them, this should be good.
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    Re: Worst Presidents

    Abraham Lincoln without a doubt is the WORST POTUS in history, and it's going to take something pretty significant to ever topple him from that perch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    Really, which presidents have? Please name them, this should be good.
    Just about every former president we have other than Carter has enjoyed trading on their fame in return for big dollars. Is this a shock to you or some new information you were not aware or?
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    Re: Worst Presidents

    Quote Originally Posted by Camlon View Post
    That's like saying Hitlers actions were the perception of time, and hence he wasn't one of the worst person in the world.

    Jackson first signed into the Indian Expulsion Act, which is absolutely horrible and inhumane. It did not have bipartisan support. His policies killed nearly half of the Indians in the US and he stole their homeland. You remember trail of tears?

    Jackson had no respect for the Supreme court and the system of checks and balances.

    Jackson did reduce the debt, but the previous President did most of the job. He just finished it by causing a property bubble. The property bubble and his silly economic policies caused a huge economic depression.

    Jackson created the spoils system, which is hiring your friends to important positions, instead of the ones who are qualified.
    The good to great President has policies that are advanced...Jackson did not....During his time, things were quite rotten for so-called minorities..
    We still do not have a definite "energy policy" as Mr Carter has esposed....this makes him a failure ???? I say that the true failure is the Congress and the American people...just like today.

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    Re: Worst Presidents

    Our nations politics have become so uber-extreme that it is now common for people to view the current person as the "worst ever" if they are on the opposite side politically. To me this usually demonstrates two things on the part of the person making such a statement... 1) lack of objectivity, and 2) lack of knowledge of history.

    I have serious issues with President Obama, and consider him to be weak and ineffective, but... he is not even close to "worst ever". Nor was Bush II.

    Worst ever? My vote goes to Franklin Pierce.

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    Re: Worst Presidents

    Quote Originally Posted by Camlon View Post
    Jackson first signed into the Indian Expulsion Act, which is absolutely horrible and inhumane. It did not have bipartisan support. His policies killed nearly half of the Indians in the US and he stole their homeland. You remember trail of tears?

    Jackson had no respect for the Supreme court and the system of checks and balances.

    Jackson did reduce the debt, but the previous President did most of the job. He just finished it by causing a property bubble. The property bubble and his silly economic policies caused a huge economic depression.

    Jackson created the spoils system, which is hiring your friends to important positions, instead of the ones who are qualified.
    So far as I'm concerned you're talking about one of the three Greatest Presidents of all time when you discuss Andrew Jackson.

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