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  • Barack Obama

    141 62.11%
  • George W. Bush

    30 13.22%
  • Franklin Pierce

    3 1.32%
  • Herbert Hoover

    6 2.64%
  • Warren G. Harding

    6 2.64%
  • FDR

    8 3.52%
  • James Buchanan

    9 3.96%
  • Ulysses S. Grant

    2 0.88%
  • Other

    22 9.69%
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    Re: Worst American Presidents

    Abe Lincoln

    Suspended Habeas Corpus
    Allowed Union troops to commit war crimes
    National take over of private industry
    600,000 plus killed
    And more

    Abe said: "if I could save the union without freeing a single slave I would do it. If I could save the union by freeing all the slaves I would do it. If I could save the union by freeing some and leaving others enslaved I would do that"
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    Re: Worst American Presidents

    Quote Originally Posted by Johnny View Post
    Abe Lincoln

    Suspended Habeas Corpus
    Allowed Union troops to commit war crimes
    National take over of private industry
    600,000 plus killed
    And more

    Abe said: "if I could save the union without freeing a single slave I would do it. If I could save the union by freeing all the slaves I would do it. If I could save the union by freeing some and leaving others enslaved I would do that"
    Abe's job was to protect the union wasn't it?
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    Re: Worst American Presidents

    Uh, hello? Richard "I'm not a crook" Nixon was a crook. The only President to resign, under duress even. The Constitutional crisis he caused was unprecedented. He could have single-handedly brought down the entire government, but luckily cooler heads prevailed.

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    Re: Worst American Presidents

    Quote Originally Posted by Alvin T. Grey View Post
    Abe's job was to protect the union wasn't it?
    Nope. The states had/have a right to secede. He had no right to keep the states united by force.
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    Re: Worst American Presidents

    Here are more of Abe's true colors.
    Abraham Lincoln Quote

    “I will say then that I am not, nor ever have been in favor of bringing about in anyway the social and political equality of the white and black races – that I am not nor ever have been in favor of making voters or jurors of negroes, nor of qualifying them to hold office, nor to intermarry with white people; and I will say in addition to this that there is a physical difference between the white and black races which I believe will forever forbid the two races living together on terms of social and political equality. And inasmuch as they cannot so live, while they do remain together there must be the position of superior and inferior, and I as much as any other man am in favor of having the superior position assigned to the white race.”

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    Abraham Lincoln
    (1809-1865) 16th US President
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    Fourth Debate with Stephen A. Douglas at Charleston, Illinois, September 18, 1858
    (The Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln edited by Roy P. Basler, Volume III, pp. 145-146.)
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    Re: Worst American Presidents

    How are the hyper-partisan hackies voting more than once? Do they all have multiple accounts?

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    Re: Worst American Presidents

    As much as I can't stand Obama if ANYBODY tries to say that Obama is the worst president they are a moron IMHO.
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    Re: Worst American Presidents

    Quote Originally Posted by obvious Child View Post
    Vote other. Carter is nowhere near on my list to worst. Hoover, Harding or one of the idiots that did nothing to stop the Civil War top my list. Honestly. Carter cannot even compare to those who let 500,000 Americans die because they lacked the courage to do what was necessary.
    From what I understand, the Civil War was pretty inevitable. The South just would not give up their economy and culture based around slavery, and slavery was not an issue that the President had much control over. Remember - Lincoln penned and signed the Emancipation Proclamation, yes, but that only pertained to the slave states that seceded, which he did via executive order as Commander-in-Chief of the military. However, Lincoln did not free the slaves in the Union - that still required legislation from Congress. That came about in the form of the 13th Amendment, which was written by Congress and sent to the state legislatures for approval, which they granted.

    But until the Civil War the Southern bloc would not have allowed the abolition of slavery. In fact, there was a Constitutional amendment proposed to ensure that Congress could never pass legislation regarding slavery, the Corwin Amendment.

    The Civil War was going to be fought. The only question was when. This is because Congress was more responsible for the issue of slavery than any President was. But that's only natural, considering Congress was made up of delegations from the several states of the Union.

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    Re: Worst American Presidents

    Obama has been the worst. No other president has risen our debt so high in such a short time. His policies have repeatedly failed, and his lies outnumber the truths. I remember how he said his bill would reduce health insurance costs, I remember how the stimulus was supposed to boost jobs and keep the unemployment level below 8%. The debt is too high, Obama is spending like a teenage girl with daddy's credit card, and his policies are failing. I don't really know of any good policies he has passed.
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    Re: Worst American Presidents

    Andrew Johnson. Actively sided with the southern segregationists following the Civil War, just when the civil rights movement was at its zenith. Ensured 100 years of Jim Crow Laws.
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