View Poll Results: Worst 20th Century President

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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 OxymoronP View Post
    He wasnt even close to being the worst. he is mediocre at worst.
    Oh... yeah ... I suppose, compared to Carter, he was actually pretty good.

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    Re: Worst 20th Century President

    Quote Originally Posted by OxymoronP View Post
    1. Internment of AMERICAN citizens for nothing more then their ethnicity.

    2. Huge socialist programs

    3. More then 2 terms, he was full of himself and disrespected the precedent set by a true leader George Washington.

    If he hadnt died I am sure this arrogant son of a bitch would run for another term. Thanks for Divine intervention.
    1...2...3...

    That's it?

    Huge "socialist" programs -- you have been drinking the dark-red kool aide.

    Historians categorized Roosevelt's program as relief, recovery and reform.

    When he took office:
    **a quarter of the workforce was unemployed
    **Farm prices had fallen by 60%
    **Industrial production had fallen by more than half
    **Two million were homeless
    **massive crime waves

    Some economists/historians argue how effective individual programs were, but he is considered to be one of our greatest presidents. Only now, as the far-right nutters attempt to rewrite history, do people begin to lose sight of what FDR accomplished as a leader and human being.

    It's sad that people have no concept of that level of poverty and despair and what it took to bring the country back. My parents lived through it and they both remembered FDR as most Americans do.

    Re: Internment camps -- it's an ugly bit of U.S. history, like rendition.

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    Re: Worst 20th Century President

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    Ok....kick me while I'm down.....that hurt!
    There there now it wilw be awl betta.
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    Re: Worst 20th Century President

    How can Jimmy Carter be voted worst president?
    Who cares who or what the : I'm voting for?

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    Re: Worst 20th Century President

    I'm afraid I'm not sufficiently in tune with US politics and 20th century history to feel comfy voting on this. I would just like to say that you'd probably find that a poll taken in Europe (like your US posters should care!) would show FDR, JFK and Bill Clinton as the top 3, probably in that order. Bottom three would probably be Bush Jr. (if that's allowed), Nixon and Reagan. Again, in that order - Bush certainly being thought of as worst ever.

    Would any European poster disagree?

    Now then, Worst European leader of the 20th Century anyone? I've just had an idea for a thread.
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    Re: Worst 20th Century President

    Quote Originally Posted by Andalublue View Post

    Now then, Worst European leader of the 20th Century anyone? I've just had an idea for a thread.
    For me it would be a toss up btwn Hitler and Stalin.

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    Re: Worst 20th Century President

    Is there any doubt who the worst 20th century president was. Its the peanut farmer and america hater Jimmy "Commie" Carter. Friend of Terrorist and Despots around the world.
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    Re: Worst 20th Century President

    Quote Originally Posted by SgtRock View Post
    Is there any doubt who the worst 20th century president was. Its the peanut farmer and america hater Jimmy "Commie" Carter. Friend of Terrorist and Despots around the world.
    Well at least he did not trade arms with Iran
    Last edited by winston53660; 02-05-10 at 02:54 PM.

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    Re: Worst 20th Century President

    Quote Originally Posted by winston53660 View Post
    Well at least he did not trade arms with Iraq
    Or make a deal with Iran to hold American hostages for an additional month, until the day he took the oath, to make him look good. THAT would be looked down on even by Republicans... I'm sure.
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    Re: Worst 20th Century President

    Quote Originally Posted by winston53660 View Post
    Well at least he did not trade arms with Iraq
    True but he is an anti semite and friends with the Leaders of Hamas, Hugo Chavez, Castro, and Assad.
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