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  • Theodore Roosevelt

    3 1.90%
  • Woodrow Wilson

    12 7.59%
  • Herbert Hoover

    18 11.39%
  • Franklin Delano Roosevelt

    26 16.46%
  • Harry Truman

    1 0.63%
  • Lyndon Baines Johnson

    3 1.90%
  • Richard Nixon

    15 9.49%
  • James Earl Carter

    38 24.05%
  • William Jefferson Clinton

    6 3.80%
  • Other (Specify)

    36 22.78%
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    Re: Worst 20th Century President

    Quote Originally Posted by the makeout hobo View Post
    Recessions are based on lots of things, and each recession can be caused by different situations. Let's not try to oversimplify things here.
    So why does the fact that we were coming out of a war change the way that the recession was ultimately ended?

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    Re: Worst 20th Century President

    Quote Originally Posted by phattonez View Post
    So why does the fact that we were coming out of a war change the way that the recession was ultimately ended?
    You seem to have the answers, you tell me.
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    Re: Worst 20th Century President

    Quote Originally Posted by Maximus Zeebra View Post
    I think it was a theoretical possibility before year 2000 that Bush would become the next president.

    So its perfectly valid to vote for Bush also.
    I follow the rule of when in doubt, always vote for W.

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    Re: Worst 20th Century President

    Quote Originally Posted by the makeout hobo View Post
    You seem to have the answers, you tell me.
    It doesn't change a thing. We got out of that recession quicker because the burden of government was lessened.

    Who shall ascend the hill of the Lord? And who shall stand in his holy place? He who has clean hands and a pure heart, who does not lift up his soul to what is false, and does not swear deceitfully. Psalm 24
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    Re: Worst 20th Century President

    Quote Originally Posted by phattonez View Post
    It doesn't change a thing. We got out of that recession quicker because the burden of government was lessened.
    Blaming everything on the amount of government intervention is simplistic and ignores many other more important factors.
    The Makeout Hobo is real, and does indeed travel around the country in his van and make out with ladies... If you meet the Makeout Hobo, it is customary to greet him with a shot of whiskey and a high five (if you are a dude) or passionate makeouts (if you are a lady).

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    Re: Worst 20th Century President

    Quote Originally Posted by the makeout hobo View Post
    Blaming everything on the amount of government intervention is simplistic and ignores many other more important factors.
    Complexity for complexity sake isn't much of an argument.

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    Re: Worst 20th Century President

    Quote Originally Posted by phattonez View Post
    Complexity for complexity sake isn't much of an argument.
    Relevance to what I was referring to is none.
    The Makeout Hobo is real, and does indeed travel around the country in his van and make out with ladies... If you meet the Makeout Hobo, it is customary to greet him with a shot of whiskey and a high five (if you are a dude) or passionate makeouts (if you are a lady).

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    Re: Worst 20th Century President

    Quote Originally Posted by the makeout hobo View Post
    Relevance to what I was referring to is none.
    All that you said was that it was too simplistic, but you've yet to mention how those other factors (you've only mentioned that it was a shift from war production to consumer production) made this recession so much shorter in duration.

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    Re: Worst 20th Century President

    Hands down, Warren G. Harding is the worst president of the 20th century.

    Its like having Jack Abramoff, Bernie Madoff, and Rod Blagojevich as the president at the same time.


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    Re: Worst 20th Century President

    Hoover, but Nixon and LBJ come in closely behind...
    "All mankind is of one author, and is one volume; when one man dies, one chapter is not torn out of the book, but translated into a better language...No man is an island, entire of itself...any man's death diminishes me, because I am involved in mankind; and therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls; it tolls for thee." - John Donne

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