View Poll Results: Who's been the best President of the last 32 years?

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  • Ronald Reagan

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  • George HW Bush

    0 0%
  • Bill Clinton

    21 48.84%
  • George W Bush

    1 2.33%
  • Barack Obama

    2 4.65%
  • They all Suck

    2 4.65%
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    Who's the best President of the last 32 years?

    I'll go with Clinton because he actually made the economy work for all classes and made balanced budgets with surplus. That being said compared to other presidents before his time he's just so so.
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    Re: Who's the best President of the last 32 years?

    Quote Originally Posted by Justice For All View Post
    I'll go with Clinton because he actually made the economy work for all classes and made balanced budgets with surplus. That being said compared to other presidents before his time he's just so so.
    Clinton's legacy is still being written. For the time being I will have to agree. Moderate Democrats like him are dying breed. The next few decades are going to be dominated by partisan politics.
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    Re: Who's the best President of the last 32 years?

    From a historical standpoint, Clinton's historical legacy is still in its infancy, and George W. Bush's historical legacy is still in pregnancy.
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    Re: Who's the best President of the last 32 years?

    Probably Clinton.

    I'm pretty sure that we could make some good jokes about his not "sucking", but even given the lying under oath thing, he did what was right for the country most of the time.

    Bush I did a pretty good job, too, despite continuing the "trickle down" and us not being able to read his lips.

    Reagan was a strong, charismatic leader and a super salesman for the country. He does not by any means deserve the idolization he has received from some segments of the population, not after Iran Contra, the S and L mess, deficit spending, and amnesty.

    Barack Obama might have been a good president had he first gotten his feet wet as a governor, or at least spent a little more time in the Senate. The presidency is no place for on the job training.

    Bush II should have stayed in Texas and run his cattle ranch. We'd have been better off.

    The best, most important president of the 20th. century was beyond a doubt the man who led us out of the great depression and to victory in WWII, no question about that, but his administration goes back more than 32 years.
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    Re: Who's the best President of the last 32 years?

    While all the data isn't in on Clinton and GWB, Clinton appears to be the best of the lot listed.

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    Re: Who's the best President of the last 32 years?

    Clinton was a whore monger. Reagan was the best, hands down.

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    Re: Who's the best President of the last 32 years?

    Quote Originally Posted by Sunbelt View Post
    Clinton was a whore monger. Reagan was the best, hands down.
    Now, that's funny. I don't think Slick Willy Clintoon paid Monica, so that's an obvious fabrication. Of course, if the first sentence is an outright lie, then it goes without saying that the second sentence is also. Unadulterated balderash.. I didn't even think you had a sense of humor.

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    Re: Who's the best President of the last 32 years?

    Quote Originally Posted by DaveFagan View Post
    I don't think Slick Willy Clintoon paid Monica,
    You don't think? Now THAT'S funny. I think slick Willy bathed the little hussy in all kinds of perks, favors and yes, probably money in some form, be it directly or indirect.

    Quote Originally Posted by DaveFagan View Post
    so that's an obvious fabrication.
    It is? You don't just "think" it's a fabrication like you "thought" Bill Clinton did not pay Lewinsky for sexual favors? I don't know, Dave, you don't sound very convincing.


    Quote Originally Posted by DaveFagan View Post
    Of course, if the first sentence is an outright lie,
    of course, IF is the operative word here, but it's not likely.


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    Re: Who's the best President of the last 32 years?

    I would have to admit Clinton did do an awesome job. Reagan was good, especially with the USSR and fixing a recession. However, he also started the horrible practice of tapping into the Social Security as a "slush fund". Iran Contra also happened on his watch. Clinton's biggest flubs were personal, not policy. He was extremely moderate for a Dem, which is good for a conservative. My only beef with Clinton, and what I think puts him below Reagan, is his dealings in foreign policy and the military. I had just come in the Marine Corps and saw the shambles he had left behind of our military. I literally had to duct tape my flak jacket closed. We could only train every 3 months. We had 3x more vehicles not working as working. Many do not realize how poorly equipped and underfunded we still were when we went into Iraq in 2003. In addition, I sincerely believe that his soft dealings and failure to acknowledge Islamic terrorism led to what we're going through now. I'm not going to go as far as to say 9/11 was his fault. That may have happened regardless of what he did or didn't do. However, I do believe the strength and boldness of Islamic terrorists is a direct result of his failure to give the go ahead to take people out when we had the chance and his over-reliance on Cruise missiles (sounds oddly familiar to over-reliance on UAV's huh?). We knew where OBL was in the 90's, had case officers assigned to him, but failed to do anything because the administrations policy was observe but don't intervene. Reagan and Bush I demostrated, on numerous occasions, that they would not tolerate Islamic terrorism. Clinton then took over and it flourished. Bush II, I believe, will be viewed in a better light many years down the road. His economic policies were bad, to be sure. However, I believe the way he handled 9/11 will overshadow that. Remember, the economy is so fluid people forget how bad it used to be when they are in a good one. Regardless of your opinion of Iraq, his decisions about Afghanistan were revolutionary and spot on.
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    Re: Who's the best President of the last 32 years?

    The one thing Clinton did well is compromise. He let the balance budget finally pass after vetoing it a few times. I think Clinton is given way too much credit but that's a common theme amongst presidents. Clinton wasn't the worst president but I don't want to even call him a good one. He shouldn't need to have his arm twisted to get such an advantageous piece of legislation passed.

    I vote for "they all suck" but one the really stood out in one aspect was Reagan in giving speeches. The guy was a master of the art of rhetoric.
    Last edited by Republic Now!; 02-03-12 at 08:50 PM.

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