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Who Makes the Cut for the Worst Presidents Ever?

Ken2523 Wrote: Feb 13, 2013 1:36 PM
Just because a president manages to scrape together a second term win doesn't mean that he is a successful. Popularity is not a sure sign of a good president, and in the case of Obama with the massive cheating that went on last year we can't even be sure that he truly won. The damage the Obama has wrought upon our nation is on par with both Pierce and Buchanan. We never truly recovered from the last recession thanks to bone headed and ham fisted policies that time has shown never ever work. Unemployment is high (though thanks to the way the government reports it the true rate is much higher than the official rate), and inflation is rampant (again the government misreports it). The nation is sick and falling apart like in 1860.

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:...