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  • John F. Kennedy

    15 16.30%
  • Lyndon B. Johnson

    1 1.09%
  • Richard Nixon

    2 2.17%
  • Gerald Ford

    2 2.17%
  • Jimmy Carter

    2 2.17%
  • Ronald Regan

    34 36.96%
  • George Bush Sr.

    3 3.26%
  • Bill Clinton

    24 26.09%
  • George W. Bush

    4 4.35%
  • Barack Obama

    5 5.43%
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Thread: Who was the best president of the last ten

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    Re: Who was the best president of the last ten

    Some historians believe that JFK's place in history was actually helped by his assassination. They feel his policies were actually weak and him being killed so soon eliminated the chance that he would have been exposed as weak had he lived to serve even a single full term. His charisma was allowed to remain.
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    Re: Who was the best president of the last ten

    How anyone could ever say that Clinton was the best boggles the mind. Clinton made a mockery of the POTUS. He disgraced the office..........He could have been a good president but he blew it.
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    Re: Who was the best president of the last ten

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    How anyone could ever say that Clinton was the best boggles the mind. Clinton made a mockery of the POTUS. He disgraced the office..........He could have been a good president but he blew it.
    Lets see....lets compare Clinton's record with those that you revere as "Great and inspiring world leaders". I think the results speak for themselves.
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    Re: Who was the best president of the last ten

    Clinton was incredibly corrupt and the worst POTUS on that list.
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    Re: Who was the best president of the last ten

    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post
    I don't believe questions like this are fair. The most recent 30 years is too recent to make a completely valid judgement... good or bad... on any President. To really know you have to see how their actions and policies shook out. What may have been popular at the time may prove to be a boondoggle, and visa versa.



    You are attributing the lesson that bonehead Cheney gleaned from Reagan's Presidency, not anything Reagan himself said and/or may have believed.

    That being said... was Cheney wrong? I believe his sentiment was/is repugnant, but let's ask what he meant.

    Did he mean "deficits don't matter" as a matter of fiscal policy, and debt should be used to effect policy?

    Or, did he mean "deficits don't matter" as a political consideration? That they could run up a deficit and not suffer political fallout for it. Shoot, maybe even gain politically.

    Either one is repugnant, but if it is the latter one (political) then he wasn't necessarily wrong... in the sense that in spite of people's whining and moaning over the deficit and debt we still elect and re-elect politicians that are willing to spend us into oblivion. Especially Congress, which is where the real purse strings are anyway.



    ...and this is why I say we need to see how things shake out. I have long been a Reagan admirer, for the same reasons you state. But, he also greatly increased the drug war and gave us things like civil asset forfeiture which has caused uncountable damage since then. He may have won the Cold war, but replaced it with a war on his own people. Nothing noble about that.
    I think this question is more who you feel was the best, not who really was the best.

    Most people on the board were alive during most of these presidencies so we all remember back to when these guys were president and how we felt.

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    Re: Who was the best president of the last ten

    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Adverse View Post
    Blast! A pox on the Generation X kids coming on and voting for Reagan and Clinton.


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    Don't be blinded by their relatively recent fame! Focus of the demi-god of camelot, John F. Kennedy!!!


    A vote for Kennedy is a vote to the people!!!



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    Re: Who was the best president of the last ten

    Quote Originally Posted by NIMBY View Post
    Why wouldn't that be that Reagan was like a JFK-Dem since JFK came first? And yes, JFK was socially conservative, except with his own personal behavior. He didn't come around on civil rights quickly either, like Reagan. JFK may not be great to some, but he belongs in the poll, that's all.
    That is a good point. It was Johnson that pushed through the civil right legislation.

    What would have happened if Kennedy was president at that time?

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    Re: Who was the best president of the last ten

    Quote Originally Posted by AngryOldGuy View Post
    nevertheless history will show that it was on his watch that socialized healthcare began and heralded the downfall of the nation which is the goal of the left so he will be the numbah one prez in their books years from now but it lead to WWIII which wasn't such a good thing.
    Well Obama did get the Nobel Peace Prize as a sitting President.

    I guess that makes him better than all of them.

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    Re: Who was the best president of the last ten

    Quote Originally Posted by Mason66 View Post
    Obama got the Nobel Peace Prize as a sitting President.
    hah yeah I'd forgotten about that, what with Syria & Egypt in flames and Iran boasting about their 18,000 centrifuges. Just like every Demonrat Presidential failure before him he will leave office with the foreign policy of our nation in a complete shambles. Before JFK got his head blown off he nearly got us into a nuclear exchange with the USSR LBJ handed Nixon Nam which he had already lost. Carter lost Iran to the Islamic whackjobs and looked like an idiot for 444 days, hah Raygun got the hostages released and for good measure won the cold war that Truman had started? Course ol Harry gave us North Korea so go figure. Hell Clinton took the wrong side in Yugoslavia and shoulda whacked Osama Bin Laden and saved us from the war on terror!

    The next person that stumbles into 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue is going to inherit a world on the verge of coming part at the seams.

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