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Worst president in MODERN history

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Not Bush, either. And here's an opinion that proves it. biggrin.gif This guy is smart and knows what he's talking about.

 

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Is President Obama the Worst President in History?

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

By Ben Shapiro

I host a radio show on WEUS 810 AM in Orlando, Fla., on Sundays 1-4 p.m. EST. On last week's show, I had firebrand Congresswoman Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) as a guest.

 

"Is President Obama better or worse than Jimmy Carter?" I asked her. "Worse. Easily worse," she replied. She went on to say that without question, Obama was the worst president in U.S. history. Is it true?

 

There are only two other true contenders for the title of "worst president in U.S. history": Jimmy Carter and James Buchanan. Warren G. Harding's tenure was corrupt but not disastrous, and Andrew Johnson's presidency failed because of his Southern roots and wrongful adherence to extreme states rights concepts in the aftermath of the Civil War, not because his administration effectuated any grave damage to the nation. Only Buchanan matches the record of incompetence, failure and wrongheadedness pursued by Obama.

 

Take Jimmy Carter, for example. He was responsible for the fall of the Shah in Iran and the subsequent rise of the Ayatollahs. He emboldened the Soviets to invade Afghanistan. He oversaw the Three Mile Island incident and presided over a high unemployment rate of 7.1 percent and staggering inflation and interest rates, both of which topped 18 percent by early 1980. His presidency saw gas rationing and shortages, the surrender of the Panama Canal and the boycott of the 1980 Olympics. Pretty bad by any measure.

 

During his entire first term, Carter's record doesn't touch the Obama administration's record in its first year and a half. Obama already has tacitly OK'd the Iranian nuclear program and derided Israel's nuclear program. He has allowed Iranian protestors to be slaughtered in the streets without so much as a peep for days on end. Obama has allowed the Russians to sponsor an uprising in Kyrgyzstan that resulted in the removal of a U.S. airbase. He has lent legitimacy to an Islamist Turkish government and sold American debt to a communist Chinese government that supports North Korea. He has presided over the largest oil spill in world history in the Gulf of Mexico and spent his efforts blaming everyone but himself.

 

Obama is poised to raise our taxes at the end of the year. He's pushing for comprehensive "immigration reform" that will really act as an amnesty for illegal immigrants. He has denigrated Arizona before Mexico, bowed before the king of Saudi Arabia and the Chinese president and the Japanese emperor, hugged a Venezuelan quasi-dictator, and undermined a constitutional uprising in Honduras. He has pushed carbon taxes and gas taxes and estate taxes. He has propped up unfit mortgage borrowers and penalized those who pay their mortgage on time. He has bailed out his buddies in the banking industry and nationalized the auto and health industries for the benefit of his union friends.

 

Obama has insulted the Cambridge police and defended Muslim terrorists like Maj. Nidal Hassan. He has utilized advisers who are Marxists (former Green Jobs Czar Van Jones), anti-Semites (foreign policy adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski, special adviser Samantha Power, National Security Adviser Adm. James Jones), racists (Attorney General Eric Holder), sycophantic pro-Islamists (Deputy National Security Adviser for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism John Brennan), kooks (Director of White House Office of Science and Technology John Holdren), perverts (Safe Schools Czar Kevin Jennings), and paid thugs (Rahm Emanuel).

 

When Obama took office, the national debt was just under $10 trillion. Now it is $12 trillion, and by 2015, it will be at least $19.6 trillion. Unemployment under Obama increased to 9.7 percent, up from 7.6 percent when Bush left office. The inflation rate has yet to explode, but most economists believe it will have to unless Obama drastically raises taxes, destroying the economy even further.

 

Carter can't touch this guy.

 

As for Buchanan, the man was a symptom of his times-an active supporter of admitting Kansas to the Union as a slave state and of Chief Justice Roger Taney's execrable opinion in Dred Scott. He was also responsible for a near-war in Utah against the Mormons, inflation of the currency, and the abominable state of the Union's military position at the beginning of the Civil War.

 

It would be difficult for Obama to top this record of pure disgrace-after all, he doesn't have to face down the internal specter of a looming war over a major moral issue like slavery, so his tenure can't be as cataclysmically destructive. But like Buchanan, he'll try to subvert American principles all the same.

 

In short, Obama may not be the worst president in American history. But he's easily the worst American president in modern history-and we'll have to reassess the case in two and a half years, because there's no sign Obama will change his ways.

 

There is good news, though. All of America's worst presidents served one term, and America recovered. That's because if any of them had served a second, America could have been utterly decimated. Americans had better wake up and place Obama in his proper context by 2012, or it may be too late for recovery.

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View Postthe dude's 24 years old? can we at least get an opinion from someone who was alive during Carter?

 

Why? He's alive during the Obama administration and the Carter administration is documented well enough to make a decision. Don't be jealous just because he's so smart at only 24.

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How about this public poll of USNews readers.

 

Definitely at odds with historians and OpEd MSM journo's.

 

Who is the worst president in history?

  1. 11.46% Barack Obama

  2. 5.11% George W. Bush

  3. 0.72% Bill Clinton

  4. 0.65% George H.W. Bush

  5. 0.73% Ronald Reagan

  6. 1.95% Jimmy Carter

  7. 0.12% Gerald Ford

  8. 0.94% Richard Nixon

  9. 0.39% Lyndon B. Johnson

  10. 0.12% John F. Kennedy

  11. 0.04% Harry S. Truman

  12. 0.03% Dwight D. Eisenhower

  13. 0.93% Franklin D. Roosevelt

  14. 0.5% Herbert Hoover

  15. 0.07% Calvin Coolidge

  16. 0.53% Warren G. Harding

  17. 0.13% Woodrow Wilson

  18. 0.03% William Howard Taft

  19. 0.02% Theodore Roosevelt

  20. 0.02% William McKinley

  21. 0.01% Benjamin Harrison

  22. 0.01% Grover Cleveland

  23. 0.04% Chester A. Arthur

  24. 0.01% James A. Garfield

  25. 0.02% Rutherford B. Hayes

  26. 0.2% Ulysses S. Grant

  27. 0.27% Andrew Johnson

  28. 0.63% Abraham Lincoln

  29. 2.36% James Buchanan

  30. 0.11% Franklin Pierce

  31. 0.08% Millard Fillmore

  32. 0.04% Zachary Taylor

  33. 0.03% James K. Polk

  34. 0.09% John Tyler

  35. 0.04% William Henry Harrison

  36. 0.07% Martin Van Buren

  37. 0.13% Andrew Jackson

  38. 0.01% John Quincy Adams

  39. 0.03% James Monroe

  40. 0.01% James Madison

  41. 0.02% Thomas Jefferson

  42. 0.03% John Adams

  43. 71.27% George Washington
http://www.usnews.com/polls/who-was-...t/results.html

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What you Didn't like having to eat Crow in your Worst President - In reality Thread.

 

 

Historians Rank George W. Bush Among Worst Presidents

 

Lincoln and Washington were rated as the best

 

By Kenneth T. Walsh

Posted: February 17, 2009

 

President George W. Bush is near the bottom of the heap in the latest survey of historians on presidential leadership.

Bush received an overall ranking of 36 out of 42 former presidents-in the bottom 10.

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View PostHow about this public poll of USNews readers.

 

Definitely at odds with historians and OpEd MSM journo's.

 

Who is the worst president in history?

  1. 11.46% Barack Obama

  2. 5.11% George W. Bush

  3. 0.72% Bill Clinton

  4. 0.65% George H.W. Bush

  5. 0.73% Ronald Reagan

  6. 1.95% Jimmy Carter

  7. 0.12% Gerald Ford

  8. 0.94% Richard Nixon

  9. 0.39% Lyndon B. Johnson

  10. 0.12% John F. Kennedy

  11. 0.04% Harry S. Truman

  12. 0.03% Dwight D. Eisenhower

  13. 0.93% Franklin D. Roosevelt

  14. 0.5% Herbert Hoover

  15. 0.07% Calvin Coolidge

  16. 0.53% Warren G. Harding

  17. 0.13% Woodrow Wilson

  18. 0.03% William Howard Taft

  19. 0.02% Theodore Roosevelt

  20. 0.02% William McKinley

  21. 0.01% Benjamin Harrison

  22. 0.01% Grover Cleveland

  23. 0.04% Chester A. Arthur

  24. 0.01% James A. Garfield

  25. 0.02% Rutherford B. Hayes

  26. 0.2% Ulysses S. Grant

  27. 0.27% Andrew Johnson

  28. 0.63% Abraham Lincoln

  29. 2.36% James Buchanan

  30. 0.11% Franklin Pierce

  31. 0.08% Millard Fillmore

  32. 0.04% Zachary Taylor

  33. 0.03% James K. Polk

  34. 0.09% John Tyler

  35. 0.04% William Henry Harrison

  36. 0.07% Martin Van Buren

  37. 0.13% Andrew Jackson

  38. 0.01% John Quincy Adams

  39. 0.03% James Monroe

  40. 0.01% James Madison

  41. 0.02% Thomas Jefferson

  42. 0.03% John Adams

  43. 71.27% George Washington
http://www.usnews.com/polls/who-was-...t/results.html

 

Nixon on par with FDR, Clinton on par with Reagan and Ford on par with Old Hickory?

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View PostNixon on par with FDR, Clinton on par with Reagan and Ford on par with Old Hickory?

 

Quite at odds with the latest article ranking Obama the 15th best from a survey conducted by the Siena College Research Institute - then again anyone can poll "238 presidential scholars" across the country and get the results you want published.

 

I'll take the public poll thanks, skewed or otherwise, it does reflect popular opinion, and Obama is definitely right up on top of the unpopular Presidents.

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This is a classic example of what I like to call Pathological Blindness.

The lengths that delusional partisan will go to defend the indefensible clapping.gif

 

The GOP, Regan, Bush I, Bush II, & Clinton effed this country up.

NAFTA, IMF, TARP, Trickle-down, Iraq, Afghanistan, the drug war, out sourcing

But to hear their side of the story it's the Libruls, unions, and lettuce pickers kooky.gif

 

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View PostQuite at odds with the latest article ranking Obama the 15th best from a survey conducted by the Siena College Research Institute - then again anyone can poll "238 presidential scholars" across the country and get the results you want published.

 

I'll take the public poll thanks, skewed or otherwise, it does reflect popular opinion, and Obama is definitely right up on top of the unpopular Presidents.

 

Then here's a good place to get that info.

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Obama's just getting warmed up. And don't forget, he's wisely pushing all the really catastrophic consequenses of the "Destroy American Healthcare" bill until after the next presidential election. Hopefully we can save him from the "worst president in the universe" title by repealing some of his delayed action "America Eaters" before they can do much more damage.

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View PostThis is a classic example of what I like to call Pathological Blindness.

The lengths that delusional partisan will go to defend the indefensible clapping.gif

 

Back on topic. We're talking about the worst president in modern history (obama) and it's not the righties on this thread that are the delusional, blind partisans going to any lengths to defend him. It is said that people see and dislike in others what they are, themselves. Think about that for a bit.

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View PostI'm as right wing conservative as they come ... Let me have slick Willey back today if it gets rid of Barry Boy!

 

I've got to say I'm with you on that. I didn't think much of Clinton and he was still twice the president the messiah is. He served twice as long as the messiah will, too.

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