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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

    Quote Originally Posted by SixStringHero View Post
    Apparently you do not realize that the clip you posted was from a fundraiser for a charity where the premise was political figures would make jokes about themselves. Guess who else was in attendence? Al Gore.
    Yes, and Gore is wealthy, also, although not part of his base. The point being that Bush's base are the "have-mores" - not the run of the mill, middle-income Republican.

    As for the intelligence of Bush, last I checked he got through Yale/Harvard not to mention getting through rigorous training learning to fly a fighter jet. Estimates based off his SAT and flight school scores place his IQ somewhere around 125-130. Hardly a moron by any stretch.
    We know that he didn't graduate with honors like Obama, and besides, going to Yale (which I'm sure if he had been a regular person, with his grades, he probably wouldn't have been accepted) doesn't mean you are going to be a great President.

    Bush had trouble expressing himself, couldn't always put a coherent sentence together, and had to have a phonics teleprompter. And, Reps/cons have the audacity to criticize Obama for using a teleprompter?

    Here is a better evaluation of Bush taking other things into consideration.

    According to statements in the report, there have been twelve presidents over the past 50 years, from F. D. Roosevelt to G. W. Bush who were all rated based on scholarly achievements, writings that they alone produced without aid of staff, their ability to speak with clarity, and several other psychological factors which were then scored in the Swanson/Crain system of intelligence ranking.

    The study determined the following IQs of each president as accurate to within five percentage points:
    147 Franklin D. Roosevelt (D)
    132 Harry Truman (D)
    122 Dwight D. Eisenhower (r)
    174 John F. Kennedy (D)
    126 Lyndon B. Johnson (D)
    155 Richard M. Nixon (r)
    121 Gerald Ford (r)
    175 James E. Carter (D)
    105 Ronald Reagan (r)
    098 George HW Bush (r)
    182 William J. Clinton (D)
    091 George W. Bush (r)

    The six Republican presidents of the past 50 years had an average IQ of 115.5, with President Nixon having the highest IQ, at 155. President G. W. Bush was rated the lowest of all the Republicans with an IQ of 91. The six Democrat presidents had IQs with an average of 156, with President Clinton having the highest IQ, at 182. President Lyndon B. Johnson was rated the lowest of all the Democrats with an IQ of 126.
    Bush Is Dumbest President in 50 Years? - BreakTheChain.org



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    Re: Worst American Presidents

    An end to major combat operations is just, the rest of the years have been devoted to rebuilding infrastructure and keeping the pressure on the insurgents. For all intents and purposes major combat operations were at an end.

    The crew of the ship put that banner up by the way, not Bush or his administration.
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    Re: Worst American Presidents

    Quote Originally Posted by SixStringHero View Post
    Apparently you do not realize that the clip you posted was from a fundraiser for a charity where the premise was political figures would make jokes about themselves. Guess who else was in attendence? Al Gore.
    Though the poster took the comment out of context, she was using it to make her point...which I disagree with, but nevertheless, she was just using it to further simple-minded distaste of a leader.
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    Re: Worst American Presidents

    Quote Originally Posted by mertex View Post
    Ha,ha! That would only be on a poll within the Tea Party - in reality, George Bush is still the worst, the fact Teabaggers won't admit it is because they are blind to all the screw ups and they've drunk too much Kool Aid.
    strong the BDS is with this one Master Yoda

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    Re: Worst American Presidents

    Quote Originally Posted by mertex View Post
    Yes, and Gore is wealthy, also, although not part of his base. The point being that Bush's base are the "have-mores" - not the run of the mill, middle-income Republican.


    We know that he didn't graduate with honors like Obama, and besides, going to Yale (which I'm sure if he had been a regular person, with his grades, he probably wouldn't have been accepted) doesn't mean you are going to be a great President.

    Bush had trouble expressing himself, couldn't always put a coherent sentence together, and had to have a phonics teleprompter. And, Reps/cons have the audacity to criticize Obama for using a teleprompter?

    Here is a better evaluation of Bush taking other things into consideration.

    According to statements in the report, there have been twelve presidents over the past 50 years, from F. D. Roosevelt to G. W. Bush who were all rated based on scholarly achievements, writings that they alone produced without aid of staff, their ability to speak with clarity, and several other psychological factors which were then scored in the Swanson/Crain system of intelligence ranking.

    The study determined the following IQs of each president as accurate to within five percentage points:
    147 Franklin D. Roosevelt (D)
    132 Harry Truman (D)
    122 Dwight D. Eisenhower (r)
    174 John F. Kennedy (D)
    126 Lyndon B. Johnson (D)
    155 Richard M. Nixon (r)
    121 Gerald Ford (r)
    175 James E. Carter (D)
    105 Ronald Reagan (r)
    098 George HW Bush (r)
    182 William J. Clinton (D)
    091 George W. Bush (r)

    The six Republican presidents of the past 50 years had an average IQ of 115.5, with President Nixon having the highest IQ, at 155. President G. W. Bush was rated the lowest of all the Republicans with an IQ of 91. The six Democrat presidents had IQs with an average of 156, with President Clinton having the highest IQ, at 182. President Lyndon B. Johnson was rated the lowest of all the Democrats with an IQ of 126.
    Bush Is Dumbest President in 50 Years? - BreakTheChain.org
    IQ testing is FAR more complicated than how those in the article described each President's IQ was assessed. I see zero validity in what they are stating.
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    This is what I hate about politics the most, it turns people in snobbish egotistical self righteous dicks who allow their political beliefs, partisan attitudes, and 'us vs. them' mentality, to force them to deny reality.

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    You can't paint everone with the same brush.......It does not work tht way.


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    See with you around Captain we don't even have to make arguments, as you already know everything .
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    Had you been born elsewhere or at a different time you may very well have chosen a different belief system.
    Quote Originally Posted by ernst barkmann View Post
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    Re: Worst American Presidents

    Quote Originally Posted by mertex View Post
    Yes, and Gore is wealthy, also, although not part of his base. The point being that Bush's base are the "have-mores" - not the run of the mill, middle-income Republican.


    We know that he didn't graduate with honors like Obama, and besides, going to Yale (which I'm sure if he had been a regular person, with his grades, he probably wouldn't have been accepted) doesn't mean you are going to be a great President.

    Bush had trouble expressing himself, couldn't always put a coherent sentence together, and had to have a phonics teleprompter. And, Reps/cons have the audacity to criticize Obama for using a teleprompter?

    Here is a better evaluation of Bush taking other things into consideration.

    According to statements in the report, there have been twelve presidents over the past 50 years, from F. D. Roosevelt to G. W. Bush who were all rated based on scholarly achievements, writings that they alone produced without aid of staff, their ability to speak with clarity, and several other psychological factors which were then scored in the Swanson/Crain system of intelligence ranking.

    The study determined the following IQs of each president as accurate to within five percentage points:
    147 Franklin D. Roosevelt (D)
    132 Harry Truman (D)
    122 Dwight D. Eisenhower (r)
    174 John F. Kennedy (D)
    126 Lyndon B. Johnson (D)
    155 Richard M. Nixon (r)
    121 Gerald Ford (r)
    175 James E. Carter (D)
    105 Ronald Reagan (r)
    098 George HW Bush (r)
    182 William J. Clinton (D)
    091 George W. Bush (r)

    The six Republican presidents of the past 50 years had an average IQ of 115.5, with President Nixon having the highest IQ, at 155. President G. W. Bush was rated the lowest of all the Republicans with an IQ of 91. The six Democrat presidents had IQs with an average of 156, with President Clinton having the highest IQ, at 182. President Lyndon B. Johnson was rated the lowest of all the Democrats with an IQ of 126.
    Bush Is Dumbest President in 50 Years? - BreakTheChain.org
    His base of donators, yes. His base politically, absolutely not. It would take extreme filters to forget the power of his "every day man" image, regardless of the fact that he was a member of a prestigious family. His social conservatism and religious values struck a chord with the voting public.
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    Re: Worst American Presidents

    Quote Originally Posted by mertex View Post
    Yes, and Gore is wealthy, also, although not part of his base. The point being that Bush's base are the "have-mores" - not the run of the mill, middle-income Republican.


    We know that he didn't graduate with honors like Obama, and besides, going to Yale (which I'm sure if he had been a regular person, with his grades, he probably wouldn't have been accepted) doesn't mean you are going to be a great President.

    Bush had trouble expressing himself, couldn't always put a coherent sentence together, and had to have a phonics teleprompter. And, Reps/cons have the audacity to criticize Obama for using a teleprompter?

    Here is a better evaluation of Bush taking other things into consideration.

    According to statements in the report, there have been twelve presidents over the past 50 years, from F. D. Roosevelt to G. W. Bush who were all rated based on scholarly achievements, writings that they alone produced without aid of staff, their ability to speak with clarity, and several other psychological factors which were then scored in the Swanson/Crain system of intelligence ranking.

    The study determined the following IQs of each president as accurate to within five percentage points:
    147 Franklin D. Roosevelt (D)
    132 Harry Truman (D)
    122 Dwight D. Eisenhower (r)
    174 John F. Kennedy (D)
    126 Lyndon B. Johnson (D)
    155 Richard M. Nixon (r)
    121 Gerald Ford (r)
    175 James E. Carter (D)
    105 Ronald Reagan (r)
    098 George HW Bush (r)
    182 William J. Clinton (D)
    091 George W. Bush (r)

    The six Republican presidents of the past 50 years had an average IQ of 115.5, with President Nixon having the highest IQ, at 155. President G. W. Bush was rated the lowest of all the Republicans with an IQ of 91. The six Democrat presidents had IQs with an average of 156, with President Clinton having the highest IQ, at 182. President Lyndon B. Johnson was rated the lowest of all the Democrats with an IQ of 126.
    Bush Is Dumbest President in 50 Years? - BreakTheChain.org
    OMG-you didn't research that before posting it

    it has widely been debunked as a hoax and only a complete fool would see that as an accurate link

    BUsh one was a Phi Beta Kappa at Yale, he had the strongest college academic record of ANY president in the last 100 years

    you lose



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    Re: Worst American Presidents

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    OMG-you didn't research that before posting it

    it has widely been debunked as a hoax and only a complete fool would see that as an accurate link

    BUsh one was a Phi Beta Kappa at Yale, he had the strongest college academic record of ANY president in the last 100 years

    you lose
    I didn't even have to research it to know it was an idiotic assessment. I've read scores of IQ tests, and have sat with IQ testers. No way it could be determined in the way the article stated. Stupid anti-Republican hack report is all it amounted to.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wiseone View Post
    This is what I hate about politics the most, it turns people in snobbish egotistical self righteous dicks who allow their political beliefs, partisan attitudes, and 'us vs. them' mentality, to force them to deny reality.

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    You can't paint everone with the same brush.......It does not work tht way.


    Quote Originally Posted by Wessexman View Post
    See with you around Captain we don't even have to make arguments, as you already know everything .
    Quote Originally Posted by CriticalThought View Post
    Had you been born elsewhere or at a different time you may very well have chosen a different belief system.
    Quote Originally Posted by ernst barkmann View Post
    It a person has faith they dont need to convince another of it, and when a non believer is not interested in listening to the word of the lord, " you shake the dust from your sandels and move on"

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    Re: Worst American Presidents

    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainCourtesy View Post
    IQ testing is FAR more complicated than how those in the article described each President's IQ was assessed. I see zero validity in what they are stating.
    CC-you haven't seen that hoax nonsense before. "The Lovenstein Institute" was the supposed source of that. Snopes and other sites have destroyed that garbage. posting it as a credible link should permanently brand Mertex as someone who is either gullible or doesn't think anyone else here has a brain



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    I'm fine with gullible, personally. Suitable label.
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