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    Re: Worst American Presidents

    Quote Originally Posted by digsbe View Post
    Obama has been the worst. No other president has risen our debt so high in such a short time.
    You're either being intellectually dishonest or have very limited understanding of the policies of his predecessor.


    His policies have repeatedly failed, and his lies outnumber the truths. I remember how he said his bill would reduce health insurance costs,
    They have and will.

    I remember how the stimulus was supposed to boost jobs and keep the unemployment level below 8%.
    Far-right dishonest talking point.


    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.
    More far-right radio regurgitation...

    Do you guys on the far-right ever have an original thought?

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    Re: Worst American Presidents

    Woodrow Wilson.

    He was right in his earlier writings about the need for the United States government to implement the science of administration to the federal bureaucracy, and we have taken great strides in that. It's important to have government workers doing their jobs that they keep their jobs despite the rotation of elected officials. In that regards, I agree with him.

    However, he sent the Marine Corps to Latin America and the Caribbean to help prop up right-wing dictators for the benefit of American business interests; signed into law legislation that allowed him to use the Post Office to censor political dissidents, namely communists, socialists, and anarchists; and issued executive orders that cast out African-Americans from the federal bureaucracy, segregated the U.S. military, and helped promote the renewal of the Ku Klux Klan, especially in the Midwest.

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    Re: Worst American Presidents

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    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.
    Could you expand upon this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hazlnut View Post
    You're either being intellectually dishonest or have very limited understanding of the policies of his predecessor.
    Prove me wrong.

    They have and will.
    They have not, and the opposite is true. Insurance companies are raising costs, and many small businesses and employers can't afford to cover their employees. How Obama Health Care Bill Hurts Small Business | The Foundry: Conservative Policy News.
    Far-right dishonest talking point.
    No, it's Obama's dishonest rhetoric. PolitiFact | Will: Obama said stimulus would cap unemployment at 8 percent Obama lied and used dishonest figures when pushing his stimulus bill. The data he provided said unemployment wouldn't rise above 8%.

    More far-right radio regurgitation...

    Do you guys on the far-right ever have an original thought?
    I am not on the far right. Are you willfully ignorant of the facts? Obama has spent drastically more than other presidents. Above, I have provided proof to each one of my claims.
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    Re: Worst American Presidents

    Quote Originally Posted by hazlnut View Post
    How are the hyper-partisan hackies voting more than once? Do they all have multiple accounts?
    It looks to me like maybe people without accounts are voting multiple times?

    Anyone who votes Obama or George W. Bush is just letting their partisanship override their common sense. They are/were mediocre, but nowhere near the worst we've had.
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    Re: Worst American Presidents

    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainCourtesy View Post
    Tough choice. Buchanan, Harding, or Coolidge. I can excuse Harding to some extent. He was just stupid and completely unqualified for the job... even he knew it. He wasn't corrupt as much as those he put in important positions were corrupt. Buchanan's lack of leadership and action lead to the Civil War, Coolidge's lack of leadership and action lead to the Great Depression. Hmmm... Buchanan was a life long statesman, having been a Representative, a Senator, and a Secretary of State, and should have known better. I give him a little sympathy because he did not have the kind of personality to be President during the time in which he served, a time that required strong leadership, but that does not excuse his failures.
    I agree with this analysis.
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    Re: Worst American Presidents

    Quote Originally Posted by samsmart View Post
    Could you expand upon this?
    After the Civil War when the 13th/14th/15th Amendments were passed, the Republicans (the dominant party in Congress at the time) had every intention of allowing minorities to have the same civil rights that whites had. Most of them envisioned a kind of racial equality like we have today, rather than what we had for the 100 years following the Civil War. Johnson, on the other hand, actively undermined them at every turn and allowed southern states to pass "black codes" (the earliest version of Jim Crow) in direct violation of the 14th Amendment.

    "This is a country for white men, and by God, as long as I am President, it shall be a government for white men." - Andrew Johnson. And he made good on that promise.
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    Only one other guy, besides me voted for Buchanon? This is fantastic.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    After the Civil War when the 13th/14th/15th Amendments were passed, the Republicans (the dominant party in Congress at the time) had every intention of allowing minorities to have the same civil rights that whites had. Most of them envisioned a kind of racial equality like we have today, rather than what we had for the 100 years following the Civil War. Johnson, on the other hand, actively undermined them at every turn and allowed southern states to pass "black codes" (the earliest version of Jim Crow) in direct violation of the 14th Amendment.

    "This is a country for white men, and by God, as long as I am President, it shall be a government for white men." - Andrew Johnson. And he made good on that promise.
    Err, that wasn't really Andrew Johnson. That was more Rutherford B. Hayes, who ran for the Presidency after Ulysses S. Grant. Hayes' election was deadlocked because of the interests of the Radical Republicans in the North and the Redeemer Democrats of the South. Hayes, a Republican, ended the deadlock with the Compromise of 1877, in which he agreed to pull out federal troops from the Southern states that were backing Republican state governments and protecting African-Americans in the South. It is after Reconstruction, known usually as Redemption by the Southerners who came to power, that the Jim Crow laws were enacted.

    Compromise of 1877 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    I'm not saying Andrew Johnson wasn't a racist, nor that he was unsympathetic to the racist South; I'm just saying that Jim Crow didn't really occur during his Presidency, but rather quite after it.

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    Re: Worst American Presidents

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    Only one other guy, besides me voted for Buchanon? This is fantastic.
    That's because his popularity has increased now that he can be watched every weekday on "Morning Joe" on MSNBC.
    Last edited by samsmart; 09-30-10 at 10:00 AM.

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