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Question: Who is the worst president of the past 50 years?
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Nixon in '80
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E: 2.84, S: -5.39

« on: November 12, 2008, 04:12:15 pm »

Carter:

Malaise
Stagflation
Energy Crisis
Rejection of the Shah
Supporting rebels in Afghanistan (I realize Reagan continued this policy, and it's a black mark on his record, also.)
Budget Deficit
Inability to manage and delegate.

W. has been pretty bad, but Carter takes the cake, in my opinion.
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Nixon in '80
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E: 2.84, S: -5.39

« Reply #1 on: November 12, 2008, 11:58:24 pm »

Reagan didn't "win" the Cold War, but he definitely helped. Ultimately, we didn't win the Cold War, the Soviet Union lost it. Reagan just hastened their loss by restarting the arms race.
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Nixon in '80
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« Reply #2 on: November 13, 2008, 05:41:22 pm »

(a President) didn't "win" the Cold War, but he definitely helped. Ultimately, we didn't win the Cold War, the Soviet Union lost it. (a President) just hastened their loss by restarting the arms race.
The name is Carter.

Not saying the Carter/Callahan/Schmidt plan would have gone through if these men had stayed in power... not a safe thing to say at all, actually... but Conservative involvement in thinking it up is zilch.

I must admit I am not familiar with this plan, please elaborate.
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Nixon in '80
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E: 2.84, S: -5.39

« Reply #3 on: November 13, 2008, 08:31:47 pm »

Reagan didn't "win" the Cold War, but he definitely helped. Ultimately, we didn't win the Cold War, the Soviet Union lost it. Reagan just hastened their loss by restarting the arms race.

He also hastened it by continuing Carter's support for the rebels in Afganistan, though it appears that to that was a bad idea.

Agreed.
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Nixon in '80
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E: 2.84, S: -5.39

« Reply #4 on: November 14, 2008, 07:18:46 pm »

Nixon....Ford wasn't that bad of a President...he just really didn't do anything. My dad met him once, apparently he was a pretty friendly and decent fellow.

Carter comes next, then I guess Reagan and Daddy Bush.

Ford gave us the Helsinki Accords, a very politically unpopular move at the time, but one that eventually bore fruit in the form of the liberal democratic movements that swept through the communist bloc several years later. I believe this, alone, is enough to qualify him as an above-average President.
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Nixon in '80
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« Reply #5 on: November 15, 2008, 03:12:13 pm »

Nixon....Ford wasn't that bad of a President...he just really didn't do anything. My dad met him once, apparently he was a pretty friendly and decent fellow.

Carter comes next, then I guess Reagan and Daddy Bush.

Ford gave us the Helsinki Accords, a very politically unpopular move at the time, but one that eventually bore fruit in the form of the liberal democratic movements that swept through the communist bloc several years later. I believe this, alone, is enough to qualify him as an above-average President.

Helsinki was meaningless.

Do you have an argument, or are you simply making ridiculous statements for fun?
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