View Poll Results: Who was the best President of the last 50 years?

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  • John F. Kennedy

    13 22.81%
  • Lyndon B. Johnson

    9 15.79%
  • Richard Nixon

    3 5.26%
  • Gerald Ford

    3 5.26%
  • Jimmy Carter

    4 7.02%
  • Ronald Reagan

    26 45.61%
  • George H. W. Bush

    6 10.53%
  • Bill Clinton

    23 40.35%
  • George W. Bush

    2 3.51%
  • Barack Obama

    9 15.79%
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    Re: The best President of the last 50 years

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    Our government has survived the Civil War, 2 world wars and the assassination of several Presidents. I'm sure that it will survive anything that I post on the internet.

    Speaking only for myself, I always aspired to do something that would make our country better, rather than something that has a negative impact small enough for the country to survive.
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    Re: The best President of the last 50 years

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hays View Post
    Speaking only for myself, I always aspired to do something that would make our country better,
    rather than something that has a negative impact small enough for the country to survive.


    Keep on trying, maybe someday you'll get there.

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    Re: The best President of the last 50 years

    I would say JFK but he died just over 50 years ago. Really your list though is like asking which kind of topping you'd like with your **** sandwich

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    Re: The best President of the last 50 years

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    Keep on trying, maybe someday you'll get there.
    Small deeds these days. Active service ended in 2009. On the consulting circuit since then.
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    Re: The best President of the last 50 years

    I voted LBJ. The last real liberal in the white house and pushed the civil rights and great society agenda and worked toward ending poverty. Republican will say wrong!! I don't care what they say since their only agenda is lowering taxes for trillionaires and corporations, and they wouldn't spit on the average working stiff or poor person. LBJ was wrong on Vietnam, but as many servicemen were killed under Nixon as were under LBJ. This, after Nixon made the ending the war such an issue for any of you who were not around at the time.

    Who the heck would vote Reagan or Nixon as best presidents or best as anything? Iran Contra and dozens of felony convictions in Reagan administration, then Watergate under Nixon? Gotta be kidding.

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    Re: The best President of the last 50 years

    Quote Originally Posted by demsoc70 View Post
    I voted LBJ. The last real liberal in the white house and pushed the civil rights and great society agenda and worked toward ending poverty. Republican will say wrong!! I don't care what they say since their only agenda is lowering taxes for trillionaires and corporations, and they wouldn't spit on the average working stiff or poor person. LBJ was wrong on Vietnam, but as many servicemen were killed under Nixon as were under LBJ. This, after Nixon made the ending the war such an issue for any of you who were not around at the time.

    Who the heck would vote Reagan or Nixon as best presidents or best as anything? Iran Contra and dozens of felony convictions in Reagan administration, then Watergate under Nixon? Gotta be kidding.
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    They told me that if I voted for Barry Goldwater we'd

    a) get in a war we couldn't win, costing us thousands and thousands of lives and billions of dollars
    b) we'd have race riots, skyrocketing crime and police brutality
    c) the government would grow out of control and we'd have generations of people dependent on welfare

    well he noted, they were right-I voted for Barry and we got all of that

    BTW how did those "felony convictions" actually hurt you or the country?

    do you know what the black illegitimacy rate was before "the Great Society" (LOL)?
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    Re: The best President of the last 50 years

    Quote Originally Posted by demsoc70 View Post
    I voted LBJ. The last real liberal in the white house and pushed the civil rights and great society agenda and worked toward ending poverty. Republican will say wrong!! I don't care what they say since their only agenda is lowering taxes for trillionaires and corporations, and they wouldn't spit on the average working stiff or poor person. LBJ was wrong on Vietnam, but as many servicemen were killed under Nixon as were under LBJ. This, after Nixon made the ending the war such an issue for any of you who were not around at the time.

    Who the heck would vote Reagan or Nixon as best presidents or best as anything? Iran Contra and dozens of felony convictions in Reagan administration, then Watergate under Nixon? Gotta be kidding.
    I despise LBJ but I credit you for recognizing that he was the last real liberal in the White House and a extremely competent one at that, able to push through his agenda better than anyone since.

    But I calculate 36,756 US killed in Vietnam during the LBJ years and 21,195 in the Nixon years. And that is giving LBJ a pass on the troops killed in January, 1969 and Nov. and Dec. 1963, while charging Nixon for the early Jan 1969 losses. Every year the number of US service personnel killed in Vietnam dropped under Nixon (Unlike the Afghanistan figures for Obama who did escalate the war significantly).

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    Re: The best President of the last 50 years

    Reagan hands down. Expanded the public sector by massive amounts and in doing so via the military spending gave us the modern IT sectors.

    Ronald Reagan was the greatest Socialist to ever live. He spent more on government than Hitler and Stalin combined.

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    Re: The best President of the last 50 years

    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan5 View Post
    Reagan hands down. Expanded the public sector by massive amounts and in doing so via the military spending gave us the modern IT sectors.

    Ronald Reagan was the greatest Socialist to ever live. He spent more on government than Hitler and Stalin combined.
    Money well spent.
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    Re: The best President of the last 50 years

    That's a pretty terrible list.

    I choose Clinton though.

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