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Who Makes the Cut for the Worst Presidents Ever?

ConcealedCarry Wrote: Feb 13, 2013 10:55 PM
There are only a few GREAT Presidents: -Washington -Jefferson -Lincoln -Teddy Roosevelt -Calvin Coolidge -Harry Truman -Dwight Eisenhower -Ronald Reagan The others are either mediocre (with only one or two enduring accomplishments) or they are REALLY bad. Examples: Bush 43 will be remembered for keeping Gore and Kerry out of the White House. Obama will be remembered for being black.
mhood175 Wrote: Feb 14, 2013 8:19 AM
What;s with you - you left out Delano! He was MUCH better than a couple you named - maybe that was before your time so you just don't KNOW~~~
Walter1776 Wrote: Feb 14, 2013 9:02 AM
FDR shredded the Constitution and made the depression last 3 times longer than it would have if he had not instituted his policies.
mhood175 Wrote: Feb 16, 2013 1:51 PM
Well, bud, I lived during those times and let me tell you if not for his 'policies' we would have starved to death - the only thing people like you know about how it is from what you've read by people biased in their opinions but didn't live to formulate REAL facts and figures. We worked out butts off BUT through his programs we made it. My sister and I are the last of my family alive now that can tell the tale. We were a family of 5, and Walter,you can't even begin to imagine the way it really was! Take the Great Depression and then add WWII! Bud, you live a fairy tale life in comparison! Your imagination doesn't begin to cover our real life! Not even close! How dare you accuse FDR with something when you don't have a clue!
silentCalfan Wrote: Feb 14, 2013 3:00 AM
What makes a president great? I suggest building the country should be an important consideration. If so, then the three greatest were Washington, Jefferson, and Polk, because each one gave us about one-third of the country.
Walter1776 Wrote: Feb 14, 2013 9:00 AM
Following the Constitution is the first step. Without that, a president cannot be great.

As President Obama prepares his State of the Union Address and the nation looks forward to a Presidents Day holiday, Americans should consider the warning examples of our worst chief executives.

While few of Washington and Lincoln's successors could hope to replicate their epic achievements, every president can — and must — focus on avoiding the appalling ineptitude of John Tyler, Franklin Pierce, James Buchanan and their feckless fellow travelers on the road to presidential perdition. The common elements that link our least successful leaders teach historical lessons at least as important as the shared traits of the Rushmore Four:...