View Poll Results: Who Was the Best US President?

Voters
106. You may not vote on this poll
  • Abraham Lincoln

    15 14.15%
  • Franklin Roosevelt

    26 24.53%
  • George Washington

    10 9.43%
  • Thomas Jefferson

    9 8.49%
  • Theodore Roosevelt

    6 5.66%
  • Woodrow Wilson

    1 0.94%
  • Andrew Jackson

    2 1.89%
  • Harry Truman

    0 0%
  • Lyndon Johnson

    2 1.89%
  • Other (please list below)

    35 33.02%
Page 4 of 33 FirstFirst ... 2345614 ... LastLast
Results 31 to 40 of 328

Thread: Best US President

  1. #31
    Antichrist
    zgoldsmith23's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    TN
    Last Seen
    11-06-17 @ 12:13 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Libertarian
    Posts
    7,692

    Re: Best US President

    Quote Originally Posted by DA60 View Post
    You are surely right.


    FDR was a massive failure, imo. Especially before WW2.

    And Reagan? Just look at his massive deficits? Any POTUS that cannot balance the budget when no declared state of war exists is a failure, imo. And I don't even begin to care about the excuse 'we were fighting the Cold War'. Whatever.
    The man was big on small government (good) but posted GIANT deficits...every single year (bad and hypocritical).

    Federal Budget Receipts and Outlays
    How was FDR a failure? I bet you'll say something about spending too much / increasing the size of the government.
    Quote Originally Posted by X Factor View Post
    I've never denied my own hackish tendencies
    Quote Originally Posted by Pin dÁr View Post
    scientific by itself isn't enough of course.
    Quote Originally Posted by blaxshep View Post
    Not all Nazis were bad people

  2. #32
    Haters gon' hate
    MarineTpartier's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Last Seen
    01-04-16 @ 04:58 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Independent
    Posts
    5,586
    Blog Entries
    8

    Re: Best US President

    President Lincoln by far. Our country would not be as free without him.
    “Mr. Speaker, I once again find myself compelled to vote against the annual budget resolution for a very simple reason: it makes government bigger.” ― Ron Paul
    Timid men prefer the calm of despotism to the tempestuous sea of Liberty. – Thomas Jefferson

  3. #33
    Basketball Nerd
    StillBallin75's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Vilseck, Germany
    Last Seen
    12-10-17 @ 07:52 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Progressive
    Posts
    21,896

    Re: Best US President

    Quote Originally Posted by MarineTpartier View Post
    President Lincoln by far. Our country would not be as free without him.
    I'm not a fan of Lincoln but he was a great vampire hunter
    Nobody who wins a war indulges in a bifurcated definition of victory. War is a political act; victory and defeat have meaning only in political terms. A country incapable of achieving its political objectives at an acceptable cost is losing the war, regardless of battlefield events.

    Bifurcating victory (e.g. winning militarily, losing politically) is a useful salve for defeated armies. The "stab in the back" narrative helped take the sting out of failure for German generals after WWI and their American counterparts after Vietnam.

    All the same, it's nonsense. To paraphrase Vince Lombardi, show me a political loser, and I'll show you a loser.
    - Colonel Paul Yingling

  4. #34
    Jedi Master
    Captain America's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    Wisconsin
    Last Seen
    Today @ 01:07 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Centrist
    Posts
    18,674

    Re: Best US President

    I wasn't alive during the terms of the president's listed, with exception of LBJ. And LBJ sucked.

    The president's that have served during my lifetime had their highs and lows but they pretty much sucked too. So, I can only assume that all presidents, both past and present, suck for the most part. Time tends to fade the memory and make heroes out of rascals.

    My vote is other... They ALL suck. Politicians suck period.

    It's GREAT to be me. --- "45% liberal/55% conservative"
    Diplomacy is the art of saying 'nice doggy" until you can find a gun.

  5. #35
    warrior of the wetlands
    TurtleDude's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Ohio
    Last Seen
    Today @ 03:28 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Libertarian - Right
    Posts
    180,814

    Re: Best US President

    Quote Originally Posted by zgoldsmith23 View Post
    How was FDR a failure? I bet you'll say something about spending too much / increasing the size of the government.

    FDR was not a failure if you supported massive mutations of the constitution, massive expansion of the federal government and rejection of over 100 years of precedent by the USSC. So FDR was certainly a "great president" to the left. For those of us who wanted the limited federal government the founders envisioned, FDR was the most malignant and pernicious president ever with Wilson and LBJ close seconds for the same reasons

  6. #36
    Professor
    00timh's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    upstate NY
    Last Seen
    01-24-14 @ 08:47 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Conservative
    Posts
    1,318

    Re: Best US President

    Where is the love for Lincoln?? I think he was tasked with the hardest jobs of any president. He superbly managed the union in the civil war and was magnificent in doing so in a way that allowed the country to fuse back together in such quick order. He was brilliant in both mind and spirit. A true intellectual who also knew how to manage people and society and triumphed in America's darkest hour.

  7. #37
    Sage

    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Last Seen
    Today @ 05:45 PM
    Lean
    Undisclosed
    Posts
    90,093

    Re: Best US President

    FDR

    no doubt about it.

    He turned back the worst domestic threat and the worst foreign threat of the last 100 plus years.
    __________________________________________________ _
    There are two novels that can change a bookish fourteen-year old's life: The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged. One is a childish fantasy that often engenders a lifelong obsession with its unbelievable heroes, leading to an emotionally stunted, socially crippled adulthood, unable to deal with the real world. The other, of course, involves orcs.... John Rogers

  8. #38
    warrior of the wetlands
    TurtleDude's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Ohio
    Last Seen
    Today @ 03:28 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Libertarian - Right
    Posts
    180,814

    Re: Best US President

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    FDR

    no doubt about it.

    He turned back the worst domestic threat and the worst foreign threat of the last 100 plus years.
    he started us down the road to a welfare socialist state where the balance of power between the federal government and the states was destroyed permanently. Most of the welfare income redistribution garbage that your party worships and derives power from could never have happened but for FDR's actions

  9. #39
    Jedi Master
    Captain America's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    Wisconsin
    Last Seen
    Today @ 01:07 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Centrist
    Posts
    18,674

    Re: Best US President

    Quote Originally Posted by 00timh View Post
    Where is the love for Lincoln?? I think he was tasked with the hardest jobs of any president. He superbly managed the union in the civil war and was magnificent in doing so in a way that allowed the country to fuse back together in such quick order. He was brilliant in both mind and spirit. A true intellectual who also knew how to manage people and society and triumphed in America's darkest hour.
    So we are told. I bet if there was a Debate Politic's forum, back in Lincoln's day, there would be people talking about how he sucked. I think Lincoln was awesome. Going on what I have been taught.

    I bet, in time, even Bush II and Obama will be well thought of. If history can turn a womanizing, drug addict, ex-president (JFK) into a demi-god, anything is possible.

    Just sayin'.

    It's GREAT to be me. --- "45% liberal/55% conservative"
    Diplomacy is the art of saying 'nice doggy" until you can find a gun.

  10. #40
    Professor
    finebead's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Houston
    Last Seen
    Yesterday @ 09:44 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Independent
    Posts
    1,558

    Re: Best US President

    I voted Washington. I don't think he wanted to do it, be president, did it out of duty. He could have influenced the job, abused his power and set the tone, but he set a tone for fair handedness and reverence for the constitution and the rule of law.

Page 4 of 33 FirstFirst ... 2345614 ... LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •