A recent survey of presidential scholars -- ranging from conservative to liberal -- ranked Trump dead last among all presidents.
I find it hard to disagree.
https://sps.boisestate.edu/politicalsci … atness.pdf
Well, in demeanor he's certainly last. In terms of policy, it's too early to tell. As much as I don't like him, you can't assess a presidency this early.
I don't like his presentation, his speech. or his rhetoric.
I do recognize that in order for him to get to the Presidency by defeating first the Republican entrenched establishment and then the Democrats on the National stage it took being the type of controversial and on-the-attack candidate that he was, nothing less than a 'cult-of-personality' type of figure could have overcome the odds and gotten enough traditional non-voters to get out there and vote.
I recognize that his Presidency has proven or validated almost every 'tin foil' conspiracy out there as far as the corruption and criminal activity in D.C., in its agencies as well as Congress. (not to mention the media)
No matter how 'ugly' his Presidency has been, it has done a service to America, it is a step in the direction of allowing the people of America to have a say in the Country's politics and direction again.
I would much (much, much) rather have President John F Kennedy up there talking to us on a daily basis, and representing this country today. Along with his staff, (and the support he was given by the media).
Kennedy had just as many critical, dangerous, social upheaval issues to deal with, but he was far more gracious, and far more articulate, and the best orator (yes, better than Obama even) we have had in a generation or two.
But you take what you can get, 'you can't always get what you want, but if you try sometimes, you get what you need'....
For such a bully , meatheaded loudmouth , poor little rich kid , He sure has turned Obama's and Clinton's complete legacies flat on their a$$es . Now lets talk about his economy , his denuclearization policy , his stirring up our barrel of trade deficits with most other countries , his illegal immigration fix , the fact that two parties of congress don't know how to do anything but stand like deer in the headlights ?
After Obama crippling two terms , it's at least humorous.
Obama's crippling two terms? You mean the Obama that got Osama Bin Laden and more than doubled the stock market? That Obama?
The current economy is just a continuation of the Obama economy.
Including spending more than all combined previous presidents ? Debt Is Obama's greatest Legacy . For that we thank him .
|Why do democrats have such a hard time with Trump Resistance ,Obstruction and Impeachment ?
They got the trillion dollar man and made the wealthy wealthiest. That is a failure, not a success.
You understand math, right? First, he was saddled with a horrible economy, so had to bail out banks, automakers; etc. Had to spend to get the economy going. Also, had to pay interest on existing debt and had to use Bush's spending plan in first year. Once you have tons of debt, it's hard to reverse.
Oh, and how much has Trump raised the debt? How about Trump's cycle of bankruptcies on the backs of the American taxpayer? Care about any of that?
And how much did Clinton fix spending and the budget? Did you love Clinton?
You don't really care about the debt at all as long as it's spent on the things you care about.
Flying Spaghetti Monster!! Again!!
You're angry because of the Obama failures , you're bitter because of Obama lies , you're deluded because of Obama's phoniness , and you're cynical because you can't be as funny as Monty Python .
More Flying Spaghetti Monster. You've heard of projection, right?
I assume you must think Ronald Reagan is the devil, given what he did to the national debt.
Yes, as I had wondered before now I know , you're delusional .
https://www.thebalance.com/deficit-by-p … de-3306151
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/fac … 456103f3af
https://www.politico.com/story/2017/10/ … 981-243966
Try reading these. The national debt grew faster under Reagan than under Obama. In terms of total dollars, obviously Obama is going to be larger because it's 30 years later.
So again, I ask, using your metrics for evaluating a president, do you think Ronald Reagan was a bad president? I expect no less than a Flying Spaghetti Monster answer.
Democrats controlled the house for eight years of Reagan , Democrats controlled the senate for the last two years of Reagan , Now , Do I have to tell you who went through Reagan's surpluses like a drunken sailor?
As Usual ?
And Republicans controlled Congress completely for 6 years of Obama's term and had House control for all 8 years.
Also, your sentence also means: Republicans controlled the Senate for the first 6 years of Reagan, so no budgets passed without their approval.
Here's an interesting article from 1982 from the Cato Institute.
https://www.cato.org/policy-analysis/re … nt-have-be
With all the heated arguments about Reaganomics in the last year and a half, the following may seem a startling assertion, but it is true: There is no Reaganomics. There is a new style of rhetoric in Washington, a lot of talk about tax cuts, getting the government off our backs, reducing the size of government. But it is all talk. Taxes and spending are going to be higher every year. The rhetoric is different. The policies are the same.
"....Reaganomics .....It is all talk .........", you are absolutely correct !
Leftist Bullshyte Talk .
Really, that's your take on an article from the Cato Institute, one of the most conservative think tanks in the country?
Your gaslighting is amazing.
George Will is a liberal. The Cato Institute are all liberals. Apparently, you're the only conservative. Black is white. White is black.
Flying Spaghetti Monster!
Credence, don't forget the disastrous decline in the unemployment rate from 10% to 4%. Obama screwed that one up too.
Easy for me, the Presidents kept getting worst since Kennedy.
Ranks below the parisite and the slim's scum beneath the bottom of the sea.
And 'Obviously " Thirty years or three hundred years , Obama spent more than all combined US presidents .
Can't ignore truth Crank !
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