View Poll Results: Worst Presidents or Worstest?

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  • Millard Fillmore

    2 3.45%
  • Franklin Pierce

    1 1.72%
  • Benjamin Harrison

    0 0%
  • Jimmy Carter

    21 36.21%
  • James Buchanan

    3 5.17%
  • Ronald Reagan

    12 20.69%
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    19 32.76%
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Thread: Worst President Ever?

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    Worst President Ever?

    I bet you thought you'd see Bush or Obama's name up there...

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    Re: Worst President Ever?

    James Buchanan. It takes a special kind of terrible to do nothing while half the country secedes. Honorable mention goes to Andrew Johnson, who actively sided with the segregationists following the Civil War.

    Actually, pretty much every president between 1849 and 1881 (with the exception of Lincoln) was downright awful.
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    Re: Worst President Ever?

    Tudman........

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    Re: Worst President Ever?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    James Buchanan. It takes a special kind of terrible to do nothing while half the country secedes. Honorable mention goes to Andrew Johnson, who actively sided with the segregationists following the Civil War.
    I could be argued that Franklin Pierce bears much of that blame as well.

    Actually, pretty much every president between 1849 and 1881 (with the exception of Lincoln) was downright awful.
    That is hard to disagree with.

    Props to EpicDude86 for a decent poll.
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    Re: Worst President Ever?

    Quote Originally Posted by obvious Child View Post
    I could be argued that Franklin Pierce bears much of that blame as well.



    That is hard to disagree with.

    Props to EpicDude86 for a decent poll.
    Franklin Pierce had some horrible luck, but yeah, he was a pretty crappy President too. poor, poor alcoholic Pierce.

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    Re: Worst President Ever?

    Quote Originally Posted by EpicDude86 View Post
    Franklin Pierce had some horrible luck, but yeah, he was a pretty crappy President too. poor, poor alcoholic Pierce.
    The man just sat there as the country marched to Civil War. IMO, that's treason. While do-nothing presidents have their benefits from time to time, that was not the path he should have taken.
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    Re: Worst President Ever?

    Quote Originally Posted by obvious Child View Post
    The man just sat there as the country marched to Civil War. IMO, that's treason. While do-nothing presidents have their benefits from time to time, that was not the path he should have taken.
    I don't think he was so much treasonous as he was a sickly, fearful little man. He did well on the State level, but when he went big time, he just fell apart.

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    Re: Worst President Ever?

    Woodrow Wilson.

    Passed the 16th, 17th, and 19th Amendments.

    DRAGGED the US into WWI - thereby setting the stage for WWII.

    Created the Federal Reserve, which caused the Great Depression.

    Enacted unconstitutional anti-sediction laws criminalizing freedom of expression (see "Eugene Debbs")

    League of Nations failure.

    Others I'm too lazy to list.

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    Re: Worst President Ever?

    Warren Harding was pretty corrupt. He deserves an honorable mention.

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    Re: Worst President Ever?

    I see Jimmy Carter is getting his usual bashing in this poll by people who think history started in 1960 and that the worst thing to happen in our history was oil prices going up, a recession, and the hostage crisis in Iran...

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