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  • George Washington

    23 21.50%
  • Thomas Jefferson

    5 4.67%
  • Abraham Lincoln

    19 17.76%
  • Teddy Roosevelt

    4 3.74%
  • Woodrow Wilson

    0 0%
  • Franklin Roosevelt

    19 17.76%
  • John Kennedy

    1 0.93%
  • Ronald Reagan

    21 19.63%
  • Bill Clinton

    3 2.80%
  • Other (please elaborate)

    12 11.21%
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    Re: Who has been our greatest President?

    Quote Originally Posted by CRUE CAB View Post
    A lot of people didn't like the New Deal.
    That was my point. But in typical fashion you got nothing, so you make the thread about another poster instead of the topic.



    But not enough to shoot it down, eh?

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    Re: Who has been our greatest President?

    This is all off-topic, but I'm just going to add that we've heard "The South will rise again." many times but there hasn't been a 2nd Civil War yet.

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    Re: Who has been our greatest President?

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    But not enough to shoot it down, eh?
    I think there were a few other things going on in the nation around that time that made "shooting down" impractical.

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    Re: Who has been our greatest President?

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    This is all off-topic, but I'm just going to add that we've heard "The South will rise again." many times but there hasn't been a 2nd Civil War yet.
    Yea, yet.

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    Re: Who has been our greatest President?

    Quote Originally Posted by CRUE CAB View Post
    Yea, yet.



    You noticed that I didn't say that there wouldn't ever be one, eh?

    My fathers family is from Nashville, Tennessee.




    That's where I learned how to tell the difference between a yankee and a damned yankee: A yankee comes down South for a visit, then goes home, a damned yankee comes South for a visit and never goes home.

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    Re: Who has been our greatest President?

    Woodrow Wilson how did he get in there?

    a racist

    segregated the military, fired all blacks working for the government.

    16th 17th and the federal reserve...of 1913.....worst single year in American history.

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    Re: Who has been our greatest President?

    Woodrow Wilson how did he get in there?

    a racist

    segregated the military, fired all blacks working for the government.

    16th 17th and the federal reserve act...of 1913.....worst single year in American history.

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    Re: Who has been our greatest President?

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    The idea of a "Union of States" was over with or without Lincoln. Without Lincoln, there would be no United States today. Everybody makes the wrong-headed assumption that there would be 2 countries, when the reality is that it would probably be at least 5. There would be nothing stopping any other states from seceding, and there's no way the Confederacy would have lasted without 2 or 3 states leaving.

    I think it's funny that the right now talks about how they are all in favor of states seceding in one breath, then call themselves the "Party of Lincoln" in the next. Like there's no contradiction between those two statements.
    It's the republicans who call themselves the party of Lincoln. The republicans aren't secessionists. You're conflating on that last.

    And to save the union he destroyed it's founding principles. Ran roughshod over the Constitution. We are America now thanks to him, but we no longer have claim to the United States part.

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    Re: Who has been our greatest President?

    Quote Originally Posted by vesper View Post
    But I'm not talking balanced budgets Social Democrat but rather national debt. Now certainly a balanced budget would keep deficits down that add to the debt. Jackson paid off our national debt in 6 years and was the only president to do such a thing. That's why I picked him because it spoke to a real crisis we face today. I admire Washington, Lincoln, Reagan Jefferson, Madison all for different things too.
    Okay. I don't necessarily agree with this view by any means, but I can respect that.

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    Re: Who has been our greatest President?

    hard to choose a best president, but there are a few that i really respect :

    Washington : he was dead on about political parties and foreign entanglements. plus, he set some good precedents, like limiting himself to two terms.

    Lincoln : had to oversee one of the biggest national tragedies imaginable : a civil war. that time required a great leader, and he was one. also, whether his motivation was strategic or not, he enacted a measure which officially emancipated the slaves.

    Roosevelt : there are some things that i don't like, such as the fact that he served four terms. i don't think any President should serve more than eight years, and probably not more than six. however, if it had to happen, it's better that it happened during WWII. he took the helm at a time when the country had been financially destroyed, and the New Deal created some social safety nets which i definitely support. i know it's popular to say that his demand side approach extended the depression, but i doubt many unemployed Americans back then saw it that way. also, i was thinking about WWII earlier today, and how close we came to something truly awful, like a Nazi empire covering much of Europe, and even a possible invasion of America. those in charge of strategy during WWII were capable and competent, and he was a good wartime commander in chief.

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