View Poll Results: Best 20th Century President

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  • William Howard Taft

    1 1.47%
  • Walter Harding

    0 0%
  • Calvin Cooledge

    7 10.29%
  • Dwight D. Eisenhower

    6 8.82%
  • Ronald Reagan

    27 39.71%
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    Re: Best 20th Century President



    Nuff said.
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    Re: Best 20th Century President

    Quote Originally Posted by repeter View Post
    Do you think the Russians would have won if we hadn't given Hitler another war front to fight? Or if we hadn't given them money, support, etc?
    I said that America's role was vital. It's just that him fighting the Axis is what almost any other President would've done

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    High spending, which put the confidence back into the system.
    It just redistributed income and didn't let the recession work itself out (just pushed problems back)

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    High taxes which payed for the war.
    I was refferring to the Great Depression here. I don't mind higher taxes to pay for a war like WWII

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    Lack of regulation contributed to the initial problem.
    How so? The bubble in the 1920s was largely a product of inflationary monetary policy of the Federal Reserve

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    Price controls during a World War, and during the Great Depression? I can't believe you even tried arguing that...
    This part of my post that you're responding to had to do with the New Deal, not WWII. Yes Price controls, while not bad if you're directing the economy toward a singular purpose like a major war, it's poor for allowing an economic recovery. Government distortion of prices is bad because the information needed to run the economy is largely spread through prices and that info can't be privy to everyone at once. In other words. It's like letting a circus clown right a manual to nuclear reactor safety

    Quote Originally Posted by repeter View Post
    His popularity was based upon the fact that he got results.
    His popularity was based on a popular perception of results. Nixon and Reagan won reelection in landslides. Does this automatically make them good to you?
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    Re: Best 20th Century President

    You guys have no respect for facial hair....

    Taft FTW.
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    Re: Best 20th Century President

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    The word "is" has many meanings now...
    How many meanings does it have now, bro?

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    Re: Best 20th Century President

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    William Jefferson Clinton was actually an excellent president. Why would I say that, when everything he did sucked? Because he singlehandedly changed the lexicon of the English language, which used to be boring. The word "is" has many meanings now, and English is now very fun, especially for those who make up Bill Clinton jokes.
    That is the worst you can say about him..... That seems to refute your own argument. Would you like a list of the things wrong with his successor? Its pretty impressive (what is impressive is the country survived those things..)

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    Re: Best 20th Century President

    Perhaps the most revealing thing about this poll is just what a pathetic list of candidates the Republicans put up over the 100 years (and these are the "winners"). Reagan and Eisenhower were credible presidents, as were three the poster omitted (Roosevelt, the best Republican of the 20th Century; Nixon, who, though flawed, was a strong President and Bush), but the rest of the Republicans were inept, crooked or pathetic (or all of the above.)

    Compare this to the list of democrats over the same period: Wilson, FDR, Truman, Kennedy, Johnson and Clinton.... like their politics or not, each was a strong President.

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    Re: Best 20th Century President

    Quote Originally Posted by repeter View Post
    His popularity was based upon the fact that he got results.
    Which is why we never really got out of the depression during his presidency?

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    Re: Best 20th Century President

    Quote Originally Posted by phattonez View Post
    Which is why we never really got out of the depression during his presidency?
    The Supreme Court neutering his New Deal is what kept us in a depression. The US was actually recovering until the Supreme Court decided to cut all the good stuff out.

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    Re: Best 20th Century President

    Quote Originally Posted by donc View Post
    Nuff said.
    Millard Fillmore didn't serve in the 20th century.
    Last edited by Chappy; 12-02-09 at 02:12 PM.
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    Re: Best 20th Century President

    Quote Originally Posted by Chappy View Post
    Millard Fillmore didn't serve in the 20th century.
    Good, I didn't know s*** about him anyway,just post padding.
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