View Poll Results: Was Grover Cleveland overall successful as president?

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Thread: Was Grover Cleveland generally successful as president or not?

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    Re: Was Grover Cleveland generally successful as president or not?

    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainCourtesy View Post
    Good President for the most part. No-nonsense. Tended to promote and assign because of merit, not patronage. Reduced government where appropriate. Improved the military (Navy especially). Reduced the tariff so the government wouldn't be taking in more money than it needed for operation. Sound economic policies... his repeal of the Sherman Silver Purchase Act helped to bring the economy back from the Panic of 1893. His position on the Pullman strike was Constitutionally sound. Though his opinions on civil rights (he did not support vigorous enforcement of the 15th Amendment) and on Native Americans would probably be seen as racist, today, they were probably appropriate for the time. Overall, one of our better Presidents of the late 19th-early 20th Centuries.
    Grover Cleveland was not only a good President, he was one of the VERY BEST. I place him as the 4th best ever (after Jefferson, Washington, and Madison), and better than any who have followed.

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    Re: Was Grover Cleveland generally successful as president or not?

    The last great President. Coolidge comes close, but I have to knock him for supporting tariffs.
    "I have never understood why it is "greed" to want to keep the money you have earned but not greed to want to take somebody else's money." -Thomas Sowell

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    Re: Was Grover Cleveland generally successful as president or not?

    Generally successful in his first term; an abject failure in his second.
    I dip my forefinger in the watery blood of your impotent mad-redeemer (your Divine Democrat — your Hebrew Madman) and write over his thorn-torn brow, “The true prince of Evil — the king of the Slaves!”
    - Ragnar Redbeard, Might Is Right, 1890

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