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« Reply #50 on: June 15, 2012, 05:42:07 pm »
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Well? Here's mine:

1. Teddy Roosevelt (progressive and badass, an unbeatable combo)
2. FDR (13 f[inks]ing years of New Dealing and war-winning)
3. Lincoln (Need I explain?)
4. Wilson (FDR Lite)
5. Kennedy (Civil rights, saved the world)

LBJ would be #4 but for the 'Nam.

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« Reply #51 on: June 15, 2012, 06:00:05 pm »
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Well? Here's mine:

1. Teddy Roosevelt (progressive and badass, an unbeatable combo)
2. FDR (13 f[inks]ing years of New Dealing and war-winning)
3. Lincoln (Need I explain?)
4. Wilson (FDR Lite)
5. Kennedy (Civil rights, saved the world)

LBJ would be #4 but for the 'Nam.

Oh man. That's going to hurt.

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« Reply #52 on: June 15, 2012, 08:04:52 pm »
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I do not rank presidents but if this is a list of my FAVORITE presidents that is a different matter entirely.

1. Warren G. Harding is a president that I have always personally liked. Any man who can play the Sousaphone and run a newspaper will always receive high marks from me.

2. Andrew Johnson stands as one of my favorite presidents. His father died trying to save men from drowning, I have always respected the tailoring profession and his work to help Native Americans is to be respected (my mother was a Native American).

3. Martin van Buren as an obvious libertarian pick. I have always respected van Buren. When I was in first grade it was because of his whiskers, which I found pretty cool. Over time I have grown to respect how he labored to make retail politics respectable and form a presidency which tried to preserve peace. My one issue with him has always been the Trial of Tears but after enough research I have come to the conclusion that nothing else could have been done.

4. Theodore Roosevelt is one of my personal favorites even though I do not really like anything he did. He was a man's man. If you ever read Commissioner Roosevelt by H. Paul Jeffers you will learn of a lot of awesome deeds that Roosevelt did as police commissioner in NYC. It will simply cement in your mind that TR was the most bad ass man until the birth of Jason Statham.

5. Jimmy Carter is a president that I have always liked because he worked on a nuclear sub. I think that he is what Bobby Fischer would have been if the chess great had social skills. 
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« Reply #53 on: June 15, 2012, 08:49:51 pm »
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Well? Here's mine:

1. Teddy Roosevelt (progressive and badass, an unbeatable combo)
2. FDR (13 f[inks]ing years of New Dealing and war-winning)
3. Lincoln (Need I explain?)
4. Wilson (FDR Lite)
5. Kennedy (Civil rights, saved the world)

LBJ would be #4 but for the 'Nam.

You say Wilson is #4 like warmongering is a good thing. Like creating the Fed and income taxes is a good thing. Like creating the Constitution-shredding Espionage Act of 1917 and Sedition Act of 1918 were good things. Like military interventions in the Dominican Republic, Mexico, Haiti, Nicaragua, and Russia (not to mention WWI) were good things. Like Prohibition was a good thing. Like the Palmer Raids were a good thing. Like the Harrison Narcotics Act was a good thing. Like the Treaty of Versailles was a good thing. Like instituting the draft, which has been unconstitutional since 1865, was a good thing. Like segregation was a good thing.

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« Reply #54 on: June 15, 2012, 11:29:26 pm »
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Off the top of my head I can think of only the following as remarkable and/or respectable;

Theodore Roosevelt
Abraham Lincoln
Gerald Ford
George Washington

and probably others...but those are four I know for sure I'd rank near the very top.
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« Reply #55 on: June 15, 2012, 11:37:39 pm »
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Well? Here's mine:

1. Teddy Roosevelt (progressive and badass, an unbeatable combo)
2. FDR (13 f[inks]ing years of New Dealing and war-winning)
3. Lincoln (Need I explain?)
4. Wilson (FDR Lite)
5. Kennedy (Civil rights, saved the world)

LBJ would be #4 but for the 'Nam.

You say Wilson is #4 like warmongering is a good thing. Like creating the Fed and income taxes is a good thing. Like the Harrison Narcotics Act was a good thing. Like the Treaty of Versailles was a good thing. Like segregation was a good thing.

Regarding segregation, wouldn't that rule out a whole lot of them? Lincoln himself was a racist by today's standards.

I believe that income taxes and the Fed are good things, and that our entry into WWI was justified. What I've read of the Harrison Act doesn't indicate it being actively bad.
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« Reply #56 on: June 15, 2012, 11:43:24 pm »
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Well? Here's mine:

1. Teddy Roosevelt (progressive and badass, an unbeatable combo)
2. FDR (13 f[inks]ing years of New Dealing and war-winning)
3. Lincoln (Need I explain?)
4. Wilson (FDR Lite)
5. Kennedy (Civil rights, saved the world)

LBJ would be #4 but for the 'Nam.

You say Wilson is #4 like warmongering is a good thing. Like creating the Fed and income taxes is a good thing. Like the Harrison Narcotics Act was a good thing. Like the Treaty of Versailles was a good thing. Like segregation was a good thing.

Regarding segregation, wouldn't that rule out a whole lot of them? Lincoln himself was a racist by today's standards.

I believe that income taxes and the Fed are good things, and that our entry into WWI was justified. What I've read of the Harrison Act doesn't indicate it being actively bad.

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And I don't like Lincoln any better than Wilson, so... Yeah, income tax=bad, Fed=bad (both for obvious reasons), war=bad (oh, of course, except when it's a Democrat doing the killing, I forgot), Harrison Act=bad (Prohibition-style stuff on cocaine).
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« Reply #57 on: June 16, 2012, 01:55:02 pm »
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1. FDR
2.  TR
3. Lincoln
4. Truman
5. LBJ
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« Reply #58 on: June 19, 2012, 01:38:29 am »
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1. Franklin Roosevelt
2. Lyndon Johnson
3. Harry Truman
4. John Kennedy
5. Barack Obama



Where is the peanut farmer? It's very unfortunate that he had to be defeated by the man that brought the beginning of the end to America, I thought you would be more sympathetic to him.
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« Reply #59 on: June 19, 2012, 05:50:31 am »
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I'd probably rank Wilson in the bottom five of all the presidents in history the man obviously didn't understand the long term implications of any of the idea's he proposed.
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« Reply #60 on: June 19, 2012, 07:50:58 am »
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1. Franklin Roosevelt
2. Lyndon Johnson
3. Harry Truman
4. John Kennedy
5. Barack Obama


Where is the peanut farmer? It's very unfortunate that he had to be defeated by the man that brought the beginning of the end to America, I thought you would be more sympathetic to him.

Just because Carter was defeated by the worst president in American history doesn't necessarily put him among the top five. I suppose he would be number six - good president.
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« Reply #61 on: June 21, 2012, 09:05:39 am »
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5. Jimmy Carter is a president that I have always liked because he worked on a nuclear sub. I think that he is what Bobby Fischer would have been if the chess great had social skills. 

I read a story a long time ago about a first conversation between Fischer and Nixon.  Nixon wanted to invite Fischer to the White House after the latter had won the world championship, so Nixon personally called him.  In the first few moments of the conversation, Nixon tried to ingratiate himself by saying something like: "I played chess a lot years ago."  Fischer responded: "So what?"
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« Reply #62 on: June 23, 2012, 03:40:13 am »
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5. George W. Bush
4. Andrew Jackson
3. Calvin Coolidge
2. George H.W. Bush
1. Ronald Reagan
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« Reply #63 on: June 23, 2012, 06:38:36 pm »
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5. George W. Bush
4. Andrew Jackson
3. Calvin Coolidge
2. George H.W. Bush
1. Ronald Reagan

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« Reply #64 on: June 23, 2012, 06:50:01 pm »
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Not really a ranking.

FDR was the best.

Lincoln was decent.

Wilson and LBJ did some good things, but also have bad sides.

Carter is the last President we had who was any good.
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« Reply #65 on: June 23, 2012, 07:17:48 pm »
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Not gonna claim to know a whole lot about American history so I'll just do post WW2.

1. Dwight Eisenhower

2. Gerald Ford
3. JFK
4. (I'm struggling here) Ronald Reagan
5. Bill Clinton (Close call with Obama/Carter, others are epic HPs though I don't know too much about Truman.)
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« Reply #66 on: June 24, 2012, 01:17:07 pm »
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I would say that Reagan was actually the best President of the past 50 years, and Jimmy Carter the worst.  Not to say that either of their presidencies was all good or bad, though.
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« Reply #67 on: June 24, 2012, 09:49:46 pm »
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5.Johnson
4.Kennedy
3.Lincoln
2.Obama
1.Clinton
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« Reply #68 on: June 25, 2012, 02:44:58 am »
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1. Calvin Coolidge
2. Andrew Jackson
3. Grover Cleveland
4. Warren G. Harding
5. George Washington

Honorable Mentions: Dwight Eisenhower, Bill Clinton, John Tyler, James Monroe, Martin Van Buren
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« Reply #69 on: June 26, 2012, 11:12:09 am »
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1. Washington
2. Reagan
3. Coolidge
4. Eisenhower
5. Lincoln
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« Reply #70 on: June 28, 2012, 06:52:48 am »
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Martin Van Buren
Grover Cleveland
John Tyler
Calvin Coolidge
Warren G. Harding
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« Reply #71 on: June 28, 2012, 07:26:12 am »
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1. FDR
2. Abraham Lincoln
3. Thomas Jefferson
4. Theodore Roosevelt
5. George Washington

Worst: George W. Bush
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« Reply #72 on: June 29, 2012, 09:10:29 am »
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5. George W. Bush
4. Andrew Jackson
3. Calvin Coolidge
2. George H.W. Bush
1. Ronald Reagan

What... what has... what is this?

I like the foreign policy. He destroyed the Taliban Government in Afghanistan. Surely that must be a plus.
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« Reply #73 on: June 29, 2012, 11:26:37 am »
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5. George W. Bush
4. Andrew Jackson
3. Calvin Coolidge
2. George H.W. Bush
1. Ronald Reagan

What... what has... what is this?

I like the foreign policy. He destroyed the Taliban Government in Afghanistan. Surely that must be a plus.

That's a minus...
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« Reply #74 on: June 29, 2012, 11:28:45 am »
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5. George W. Bush
4. Andrew Jackson
3. Calvin Coolidge
2. George H.W. Bush
1. Ronald Reagan

What... what has... what is this?

I like the foreign policy. He destroyed the Taliban Government in Afghanistan. Surely that must be a plus.

That's a minus...
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