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Who Makes the Cut for the Worst Presidents Ever?

Just an old soldier... Wrote: Feb 13, 2013 7:54 AM
Medved makes the point of two successive failed presidencies (Pierce and Buchanon) and how they divided the country and set the conditions for a civil war, I see the current occupant of the White House doing something very similar. I have never seen this country as divided as it is right now.
curmudgeon10 Wrote: Feb 13, 2013 11:58 AM
the division of our country during the pierce and buchanan presidencies was due to slavery, and the opposition to slavery, a land mine that was built into our country at its inception, and had nothing to do with pierce or buchanan. the freedom faction won, but at great cost, both in lives, and in empowering our government to be far more tyrannical than our founding fathers would have tolerated. today's divisiveness is over the same thing--slavery. the enslavement of the taxpayer by the entitled. the slaveowners are winning this time, and will continue to win until the slaves rise up in armed revolt. this is precisely the reason for the urgent need for gun control. the master class needs to disarm the slave class
Kali_Fred Wrote: Feb 13, 2013 11:42 AM
Yeah, blame succession on two presidents. What bovine squeeze.

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:...