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Best ever US President?

  1. richtwf profile image61
    richtwfposted 7 years ago

    Who has been the best ever US President and who has been the worst ever?

    1. Ron Montgomery profile image60
      Ron Montgomeryposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Jefferson best.  W worst.

      1. Evan G Rogers profile image77
        Evan G Rogersposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Jefferson rocked UNTIL he got to president.

    2. IntimatEvolution profile image82
      IntimatEvolutionposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      W. the worst!
      Teddy the best!!

      1. Evan G Rogers profile image77
        Evan G Rogersposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Teddy was a tyrannical jerk

    3. nikki1 profile image56
      nikki1posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      The honorable Ronald Reagan, may he rest in peace sad.

      http://t1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQkqWWEkEUo4EpnQlJ1nu1vY3olLjx4EgxeGLDRSsVrjGNIPz8&t=1&usg=__bJe1cPkGeWTm9LfiopAKtcaLjVw=

      1. Friendlyword profile image60
        Friendlywordposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        He's up there in the top ten. But, I think Lincoln was the Bravest, Clinton was the smartest, and of course, Dubya was the worst...ever, and forever!

        1. Ron Montgomery profile image60
          Ron Montgomeryposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Palin, if elected, could give W a run for the money.

        2. Evan G Rogers profile image77
          Evan G Rogersposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Lincoln suspended habeus corpus, exiled a congressman for speaking out against him, never freed a single slave, invaded a foreign country (or, if you don't like that, he invaded sovereign states of the union), he trampled the constitution, and he wrecked the monetary supply of the time. He also launched an all-out-war policy against civilians.

          Lincoln sucked.

        3. pintails7886 profile image78
          pintails7886posted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Lincoln as Evan said was credited for stuff he never did. Read the  Emancipation Proclamation and you will see that is says nothing the US history books says it did. It only made Slavery Illegal in territories and not the states already formed.

          In the beginning of his term he was indeed wanting to protect slavery and the sovereignty of the souther states. However the coward that he was he caved into political pressures to keep his presidency and came up with the most famous flop speech in american history. Lincoln is only popular with people who do not know the truth of his presidency. He was a sorry president a weak man and a joke on his best day.

          1. Ron Montgomery profile image60
            Ron Montgomeryposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            plus, he had a beard.

            1. Daniel Carter profile image89
              Daniel Carterposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              Which made him look a lot like this guy:

              http://www.whipple.org/images/16223brighamyoung.jpg

              And his name starts with "B" and that rhymes with "T" and that stands for "trouble..."

              1. Ron Montgomery profile image60
                Ron Montgomeryposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                Bo Diddly?

                1. Daniel Carter profile image89
                  Daniel Carterposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                  Brigham Young.
                  Another good leader and example of marriage and family values of America.

                  1. Ron Montgomery profile image60
                    Ron Montgomeryposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                    Did he don the holy underwear?

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                    Texasbetaposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                    Which marriage? He had 56 wives. Which one was the good example of marriage and family values in America?

        4. Veronica78 profile image58
          Veronica78posted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Who is Dubya?

      2. Joe Badtoe profile image60
        Joe Badtoeposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        The same Ronald Reagan that labelled Neslon Mandela a terroriist eh?

        Way to go.....

        1. Jim Hunter profile image60
          Jim Hunterposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Yep, the very same, even dead he's better than Obama.

          You can worry about Nelson Mandela I'll worry about things that actually matter.

          1. Greek One profile image78
            Greek Oneposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            like arms for hostages??

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            Texasbetaposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            Like arming Iran, Iraq and the Mujahadeen? What about the idea of trickle down economics which has been proven to be ridiculous, but Conservatives still spout it? What about the deregulation movement? Hmm...well, what about waging illegal wars in South America and allowing the smuggling of cocaine by the CIA which resulted in the crack epidemic of the late 80s and early 90s? Tripling the debt? Amnesty for illegal aliens? There are a few of the Conservative ironies there.  We can do this all day sir. How many do you want?

    4. weholdthesetruths profile image60
      weholdthesetruthsposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Presidents should be measured by the impact they made on the country's people for good, not how popular they are.    That would put Washington, Lincoln, Cleveland, Reagan at the top, and dead last would be Obama, Carter, and Johnson.

      1. Evan G Rogers profile image77
        Evan G Rogersposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        they should be measured by how much they abide by the constitution.

        They have almost all failed.

        1. Ron Montgomery profile image60
          Ron Montgomeryposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Ron Paul is never going to be president, sorry.

          1. Evan G Rogers profile image77
            Evan G Rogersposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            unfortunately. He's probably the only Congressman who's ever actually read the Constitution.

      2. pintails7886 profile image78
        pintails7886posted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Lincoln does not belong on that list and certainly not second, read a history book.

        1. Daniel Carter profile image89
          Daniel Carterposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          It's not all one way or the other. The truth is the truth. Lincoln did some good for the US. Better than a plantation owner, or a northern railroad robber baron.

        2. Ralph Deeds profile image71
          Ralph Deedsposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          For whatever it's worth most historians rate Lincoln #1, Washington #2, and FDR #3. Some put FDR #2.

          1. pintails7886 profile image78
            pintails7886posted 7 years ago in reply to this

            Historians rate Lincoln #1 For his desire to reunite the Union. However The average person thinks he freed the slaves and that makes him a good person. The truth is the man was a tyrant who trashed the constitution, and advocated the burning of souther houses, rape of southern women, and murder of souther men trying to stop this, what ever you want to call it.

            The point is, most of the US thinks he is #1 for something he never did, or even wanted. People site  the emancipation proclamation all the time and they have not one clue what it actually says.

    5. lady_love158 profile image59
      lady_love158posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Best- George Washington

      Worst- Obama, Woodrow Wilson, FDR, Carter

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        Texasbetaposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Obama is 2 years into his Presidency. Classic. I'll bet you think Bush shouldn't be blamed for 9/11 either huh? Even though it was at the very same point in his Presidency as Obama is now. Classic. No, no, you aren't projecting at all.

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      mtsi1098posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      GW...he was the first and got to make all the ruless + he used the dollar as an ID card big_smile

    7. TRJBASS profile image57
      TRJBASSposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      MARY TODD  LINCOLN ......sorry I thought you said most handsome.

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      Texasbetaposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I would have to go with Roosevelt, Washington, Lincoln and Teddy. As for the worst, Grant, Taft, Bush Jr.

  2. Shadesbreath profile image86
    Shadesbreathposted 7 years ago

    Washington the best.  Carter worst.

  3. richtwf profile image61
    richtwfposted 7 years ago

    Nobody has mentioned Bush yet! That's very surprising.

    1. Ron Montgomery profile image60
      Ron Montgomeryposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      W=Bush

  4. paradigmsearch profile image84
    paradigmsearchposted 7 years ago

    Hopefully, the best is yet to comeā€¦

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    ralwusposted 7 years ago

    Washington
    Harding phffft

  6. suziecat7 profile image81
    suziecat7posted 7 years ago

    Teddy - best

    W - worst

  7. CMCastro profile image88
    CMCastroposted 7 years ago

    The best president was Ronald Reagan and the worst was George W. Bush.

  8. VENUGOPAL SIVAGNA profile image58
    VENUGOPAL SIVAGNAposted 7 years ago

    I am an Indian.  For me, the best US President is Mr.Abraham Lincoln and the worst is Mr.Nixon.

    Best because Lincoln was the simplest of all presidents.

    Worst because Nixon was unable to analyse the circumstances around him.

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      Uma07posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I agree with that .Every Indian student studies Abraham Lincoln's biography  and his fight against slavery.

      1. Evan G Rogers profile image77
        Evan G Rogersposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        He was against slavery, but his mission was not to end it. Instead, he did a horrendous amount of damage to the country... I'll quote what I wrote above:

        "Lincoln suspended habeus corpus, exiled a congressman for speaking out against him, never freed a single slave, invaded a foreign country (or, if you don't like that, he invaded sovereign states of the union), he trampled the constitution, and he wrecked the monetary supply of the time. He also launched an all-out-war policy against civilians.

        Lincoln sucked."

        i forgot to mention that he threw numerous newspaper printing company heads in jail for printing articles that mildly suggested that perhaps war wasn't the answer to Southern Secession. He also trampled over free speech.

        He was a tyrant.

      2. IntimatEvolution profile image82
        IntimatEvolutionposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        His fight against slavery?  Yeah, that was never part of his agenda.  It just worked out that way.

        1. Veronica78 profile image58
          Veronica78posted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Lincoln was always against slavery. He entered the Civil War, hoping to preserve the Union. But as the water progressed, he also started to focus on ending slavery, which is why he issued the Emancipation Proclamation in 1863.

    2. pintails7886 profile image78
      pintails7886posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks Evan again you beat me to the bunch, now that I know some one here is telling the truth about this man I can rest at ease.

      1. pintails7886 profile image78
        pintails7886posted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Lincoln was not against slavery, the only reason slavery ended was so he could get re elected. Lincoln believed he didn't even have the power to end slavery, the only thing honest he ever said. Emancipation Proclamation read it for ones instead of claiming it says this or that twits.

  9. andromida profile image75
    andromidaposted 7 years ago

    JKF was certainly one of the best US president. I guess US need more leaders like JFK.

  10. manlypoetryman profile image67
    manlypoetrymanposted 7 years ago

    Reagan-Best
    Carter-Worst (so far)

    I believe ya' need some History behind them to see how the decisions they made stacked up in the long term for our country!

  11. Greek One profile image78
    Greek Oneposted 7 years ago

    Best...

    http://www.visitingdc.com/images/abraham-lincoln-picture.jpg


    Worse...

    http://mostlytruetales.com/wp-content/uploads/james-madison-gilbert-stuart.jpg

    1. Evan G Rogers profile image77
      Evan G Rogersposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Lincoln was a tyrant.

      1. Greek One profile image78
        Greek Oneposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Licoln was a genius

        1. Arthur Fontes profile image86
          Arthur Fontesposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          I do not know why this is but on US coins all Presidents on the coin face left, except the penny Lincoln faces right?

          1. pintails7886 profile image78
            pintails7886posted 7 years ago in reply to this

            Lincoln was a twit, read the emancipation proclamation and see if you still feel the same about him. The only honest thing he ever said, was he didnt have the power to end slavery.

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    kimberlyslyricsposted 7 years ago

    kennedy, I want all from before and even now

    clinton and Reagan rock too

    especially since i am canadian and have no clue

    lol

    i base all political views on their looks, so sue me!  smile

  13. Arthur Fontes profile image86
    Arthur Fontesposted 7 years ago

    Andrew Jackson =  Best

    Woodrow Wilson =  Worse

    1. Evan G Rogers profile image77
      Evan G Rogersposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I would vote for Jackson, but the Trail Of Tears made him one of the worst.

      1. Arthur Fontes profile image86
        Arthur Fontesposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        The natives were treated more then harshly, I agree.

        But Andrew Jackson and his crusade against centralized banking as well as his grit make him one of my favorites.

      2. Veronica78 profile image58
        Veronica78posted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Andrew Jackson was pro-slavery. He was a former slave trader and a major champion of slavery.

      3. pintails7886 profile image78
        pintails7886posted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Jefferson Davis. hands down. This was an American who actually stood up to taxation and tyrants.

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    ryankettposted 7 years ago

    Bill Clinton, has to be. Single handedly revived the Cuban cigar industry, and made secretaries worldwide much more aware of their precise job descriptions! He didn't start any wars either, which has to be a plus.

    1. Jim Hunter profile image60
      Jim Hunterposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Yeah, Bill Clinton.

      He didn't start wars.

      He just sent troops to Somalia to be killed then displayed naked for all the world to see, while he was busy single handedly reviving the Cuban cigar industry.

      He also holds the distinction of being impeached.

      And for being convicted of perjury.

      Great guy.

      1. profile image0
        ryankettposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        At least somebody took my reply with a pinch of salt, as intended hmm

  15. Daniel Carter profile image89
    Daniel Carterposted 7 years ago

    No past president was all good. Lincoln had his hangups and insecurities which did temper some bad decisions. However, his intent was beyond his own hangups, which if you read his writings, would indicate that he was forward thinking for his day. Far more than most Americans at the time.

    Obama equates himself to Lincoln as a forward thinker. However, his premise of hope and change is based on a world socialism, not simply socialism for the US. It's far more reaching than US borders.

    Other presidents were absolutely riddled with their own insecurities and ego. For all the good that Reagan did with his silver tongue and some good deeds, his presidency is the source of the Iran-Contra Affair. There were some pretty nasty coverups. Some of Reagan's economic policies set precedent for the mess we're in now.

    FDR, right or wrong did what his two predecessors refused to do: save the country.By the time FDR got the New Deal in motion the country was already in a serious fire sale. And look at Social Security today. The New Deal was a mixed bag.

    Johnson's ego got us into Vietnam. Nixon was a powermonger with a filthy mouth and willing to take anyone down in his path. Carter was as much a religious zealot as Bush and floundered with his own need to peddle his religion, but the ONE good thing Carter did was the Middle East talks between Manacham Begin and Anwar Sadat. No one has since been able to get either side to talk seriously about peace and equity.

    W was deluded with his own mental illness, ego and Bible belt "God is on my side" thinking.

    My thinking is that there is some good. The best good was actually accidental in most cases. They didn't realize at the time the far reaching effects of their policies, good or bad. Those who were less concerned about being right, less concerned about their fame and how history would portray them, who didn't let their egos rule them, usually did some good for the US.

    I'm not sure that there is a good option for President in the future. Washington is more concerned about their power, influence, wealth, and standing. You play the game or you die. Obama is learning he has to play the game, or he gets nothing in return. Same as every president learns.

  16. JillKostow profile image89
    JillKostowposted 7 years ago

    Best from my lifetime was Bill Clinton, worst from my lifetime was George Bush and his son George W. Bush.  That is just my opinion.

  17. Ron Montgomery profile image60
    Ron Montgomeryposted 7 years ago
  18. Mighty Mom profile image91
    Mighty Momposted 7 years ago

    How could a man this honest be the worst?
    Ha ha, Ron.
    Honesty has NO PLACE in Washington, you know that!
    Last honest president was Carter - also one of the worst.

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      mtsi1098posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      was there ever an honest pres?

  19. Onusonus profile image86
    Onusonusposted 7 years ago

    Jefferson bought one third of the United States for A meager 15 million bucks. No president has topped that kind of territory expansion.

  20. Veronica78 profile image58
    Veronica78posted 7 years ago

    Abraham Lincoln was the best.

    Andrew Johnson was the worst.

  21. Ron Montgomery profile image60
    Ron Montgomeryposted 7 years ago

    Truman has to be mentioned in any discussion of worst presidents or just worst people.  His murder total in WWII was only outdone by Hitler and Stalin.

 
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