View Poll Results: Worst American President

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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

    I was under the impression Buchanan was more incompetent than anything. I would have to say Woodrow Wilson. U.S. involvement in WWI, censorship, federal income tax, federal reserve, segregation of the military, Espionage Act 1917, Sedition Act 1918, segregation of federal government, influence in South America, Treaty of Versailles, etc. FDR and Bush are probably close seconds. I haven't been a fan of Obama, but I don't think he has done enough to name him the worst all time. Certainly has the potential though.
    Mr. Madison, what you've just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever heard. At no point in your rambling, incoherent response were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. Everyone in this room is now dumber for having listened to it. I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul.

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    Re: Worst American Presidents

    Quote Originally Posted by Johnny View Post
    Nope. The states had/have a right to secede. He had no right to keep the states united by force.
    No, the states did not have the right to seceed, therefore he had every right to keep the states united. Firstly, they illegally confiscated federal property. Secondly, read Texas v. White for reference.
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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's actually pretty idiotic. 2 members voted. The other 121 are hyperpartisan trolls trying to skew the vote. It's sad that these people seem to believe that they need to cheat to push their position. Just makes their position all the weaker.
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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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    Re: Worst American Presidents

    I don't know enough to make a decision.

    Given my limited knowledge of US presidential history, and taking into account my being too young to notice until the late Bush 41 years, I don't have all that much to go on.

    But, allowing for those limitations, I would probably go with one of the following:
    1. FDR, from a "made changes I don't think I agree with standpoint".
    2. James Buchanan, cause even though I know nothing, CC is usually right, and his analysis made sense.

    I truly don't know enough about the others to have any idea, except possibly:
    1. Bush 43 - not a good president, but I doubt the worst.
    2. Obama - I disagree with most of what he has done/is trying to do, but he hasn't completed his presidency yet, so I'm reserving judgment.
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    Re: Worst American Presidents

    Why isn't Ford on the list?

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    Re: Worst American Presidents

    Quote Originally Posted by winston53660 View Post
    Why isn't Ford on the list?
    Probably because considering he was only President by virtue of being Speaker of the House during Nixon's resignation, he's probably the luckiest President by virtue of just keeping our republic stable during all the fallout of Nixon's corruption, the fall of Saigon, civil unrest, and economic downturns that would plague into the Carter years.

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    Re: Worst American Presidents

    Quote Originally Posted by samsmart View Post
    Probably because considering he was only President by virtue of being Speaker of the House during Nixon's resignation, he's probably the luckiest President by virtue of just keeping our republic stable during all the fallout of Nixon's corruption, the fall of Saigon, civil unrest, and economic downturns that would plague into the Carter years.
    Uhmm he was the V.P. Speaker of the House is third inline

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    Re: Worst American Presidents

    The people that chose GWB are amusing.... because there's not one thing that was 'bad' about GWB that The Obama isn't worse.

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    Re: Worst American Presidents

    Quote Originally Posted by Goobieman View Post
    The people that chose GWB are amusing.... because there's not one thing that was 'bad' about GWB that The Obama isn't worse.
    Do you already have hindsight on Obama's full first term?

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    Re: Worst American Presidents

    Quote Originally Posted by winston53660 View Post
    Uhmm he was the V.P. Speaker of the House is third inline
    I know. I thought that Nixon's V.P. had resigned, and when Nixon resigned Ford stepped in. But apparently what happened was Nixon's V.P. resigned, Ford was appointed as V.P. (and he had previously served as Speaker), and then Nixon resigned. So Ford wasn't elected either as a V.P. or as POTUS.

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