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%
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    36 22.78%
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    Re: Worst 20th Century President

    Why does Hoover have only a few votes? The man started the Great Depression through inaction, and incompetence. It's like Reagan with the deregulation of sub-prime mortgage markets, except 100 times worse
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    Re: Worst 20th Century President

    Quote Originally Posted by repeter View Post
    Why does Hoover have only a few votes? The man started the Great Depression through inaction, and incompetence. It's like Reagan with the deregulation of sub-prime mortgage markets, except 100 times worse
    Mostly because none of this is even the least bit true.

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    Re: Worst 20th Century President

    Quote Originally Posted by Dav View Post
    Mostly because none of this is even the least bit true.
    Without doing any bit of a fact check whatsover, I can tell you the Great Depression started under his watch. The stock market crashed, people lost all confidence in the banking system because enough banks failed that it was thought to be unstable. I also know that the Great Depression ended under FDR during WWII. Now, these facts in and of themselves would constitute Hoover being one of the worst if not the worst POTUS in the 20th Century.
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    Re: Worst 20th Century President

    Quote Originally Posted by repeter View Post
    Without doing any bit of a fact check whatsover, I can tell you the Great Depression started under his watch. The stock market crashed, people lost all confidence in the banking system because enough banks failed that it was thought to be unstable. I also know that the Great Depression ended under FDR during WWII. Now, these facts in and of themselves would constitute Hoover being one of the worst if not the worst POTUS in the 20th Century.
    That doesn't mean that Hoover started the Great Depression, or didn't act. In fact, he did act, and it only made things worse.

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    Re: Worst 20th Century President

    Why am I not surprised that people who argue that FDR ****ed with the constitution have no problem defending Nixon?

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    Anyhow, worst president. Probably a tie between Reagan and Carter. Carter for being a pussy. Reagan for being the physical impersonation of "AMERICA! **** YEAH!".
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    Re: Worst 20th Century President

    Quote Originally Posted by Dav View Post
    That doesn't mean that Hoover started the Great Depression, or didn't act. In fact, he did act, and it only made things worse.
    Well, since you put it that way, he is the worst
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    Re: Worst 20th Century President

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    Why am I not surprised that people who argue that FDR ****ed with the constitution have no problem defending Nixon?

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    Anyhow, worst president. Probably a tie between Reagan and Carter. Carter for being a pussy. Reagan for being the physical impersonation of "AMERICA! **** YEAH!".
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    Re: Worst 20th Century President

    Quote Originally Posted by repeter View Post
    Why does Hoover have only a few votes? The man started the Great Depression through inaction, and incompetence. It's like Reagan with the deregulation of sub-prime mortgage markets, except 100 times worse
    Inaction? Who's been teaching you lies?

    Herbert Hoover - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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    Re: Worst 20th Century President

    Quote Originally Posted by phattonez View Post
    Inaction? Who's been teaching you lies?

    Herbert Hoover - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    First, okay, wrong action, I'll give you that.

    Second...wikipedia?
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    Re: Worst 20th Century President

    Quote Originally Posted by repeter View Post
    First, okay, wrong action, I'll give you that.

    Second...wikipedia?
    What's wrong with Wikipedia? For general information there is no website better.

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