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Who Makes the Cut for the Worst Presidents Ever?

DCM in FL Wrote: Feb 13, 2013 8:36 AM
Is there an actual real reason that Dems consider GWB so bad? I.E., a reason that doesn't come from Liberal Fantasyland? Or is it just the fact that he was Republican? Even if GWB was bad in some real way, Obama isn't worthy to shine his shoes.
Paulus Textor Wrote: Feb 13, 2013 8:47 AM
When you speak of US presidents, you should really speak in terms of "degree of badness", rather than "bad versus good." There might be two or three US presidents who rise from the muck enough to be considered somewhat good. The rest are all power-hungry, would-be despots.
DCM in FL Wrote: Feb 13, 2013 8:53 AM
A bit cynical about presidents, are we?
Paulus Textor Wrote: Feb 13, 2013 7:02 PM
Not cynical, just realistic.

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:...