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Mon Jan 25, 2016, 03:53 AM

Trivia question: Which president was the most experienced when he took office?

Answer: Richard Nixon; the only president to have served as a congressman, senator, and vice-president.

Other very experienced presidents include:
* Buchanan; 10 years a congressman, 4 years ambassador to Russia, 10 years a senator, 4 years secretary of state, 4 years as ambassador to England.

*Andrew Johnson; 10 years a congressman, 4 years governor of Tennessee, 5 years a senator, 3 years military governor of Tennessee.

*Martin Van Buren; senator, governor of New York, ambassador to England, Secretary of State, Vice-President.

Draw your own conclusions.

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Reply Trivia question: Which president was the most experienced when he took office? (Original post)
jg10003 Jan 2016 OP
kath Jan 2016 #1
brush Jan 2016 #2
Ken Burch Jan 2016 #3
sarge43 Jan 2016 #4
billhicks76 Jan 2016 #5
jeff47 Jan 2016 #10
billhicks76 Jan 2016 #17
jeff47 Jan 2016 #18
billhicks76 Jan 2016 #19
Motown_Johnny Jan 2016 #13
Betty Karlson Jan 2016 #15
cloudbase Jan 2016 #6
Recursion Jan 2016 #7
Art_from_Ark Jan 2016 #8
Va Lefty Jan 2016 #9
OilemFirchen Jan 2016 #11
bornskeptic Jan 2016 #12
Betty Karlson Jan 2016 #14
Freddie Stubbs Jan 2016 #16

Response to jg10003 (Original post)

Mon Jan 25, 2016, 03:57 AM

1. Whoa. Very interesting!

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Response to jg10003 (Original post)

Mon Jan 25, 2016, 05:14 AM

2. None of them worth a quarter

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Response to jg10003 (Original post)

Mon Jan 25, 2016, 05:19 AM

3. Herbert Hoover had tons of experience, too. n/t.

 

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Response to Ken Burch (Reply #3)

Mon Jan 25, 2016, 06:40 AM

4. Hoover was very effective as an administrator, but he never held an elective office

until the presidency.

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Response to jg10003 (Original post)

Mon Jan 25, 2016, 06:53 AM

5. New Bernie Talking Point?

 

She will make the stale, disingenuous argument...911 911 911. The world is forced to change!!! And people wonder why so many people think 911 was an inside job? It's used as the excuse to sign up for voluntary slavery.

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Response to billhicks76 (Reply #5)

Mon Jan 25, 2016, 11:21 AM

10. Sarah Palin posts on DU? (nt)

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Response to jeff47 (Reply #10)

Mon Jan 25, 2016, 06:54 PM

17. ???

 

That makes no sense.

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Response to billhicks76 (Reply #17)

Mon Jan 25, 2016, 07:13 PM

18. Neither does your post. (nt)

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Response to jeff47 (Reply #18)

Tue Jan 26, 2016, 01:34 AM

19. Really? You Don't Understand 911?

 

It's used as the excuse for us all always having to completely change our lives. And not only give up all our rights but also to simply end discussion. And it's what the "experienced" candidates always hide behind when they aren't wrapping themselves in the flag. Many of us have serious questions about that day and the many inconsistencies leading up to it and why we aren't allowed to see what the Saudis knew. 911 went way beyond just an attack. Our government cannabalisticaly attacked it's own people afterwords. The #1 use of energy, time and intelligence has been to target average Americans by the hundreds of thousands for drugs and allow police departments both federal and local to fleece the public with their new powers. Most people realize this is fraudulent and the War On Terror was a cleaver rebranding of the failed and unpopular war on drugs. The amount of people imprisoned or disenfranchised economically is evident of a modern day form of slavery and many more people than someone like you realized this a while ago. We don't need experienced politicians...they screwed up our system already...we need those speaking truth to power who want to work to change the corruption.

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Response to billhicks76 (Reply #5)

Mon Jan 25, 2016, 12:27 PM

13. Bernie is the more experienced one, even Hillary admits it.

 

http://www.cnn.com/2016/01/21/politics/hillary-clinton-bernie-sanders-establishment-iran-normalization/index.html

^snip^

"I just don't understand what that means. He's been in Congress, he's been elected to office a lot longer than I have," Clinton said.



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Response to billhicks76 (Reply #5)

Mon Jan 25, 2016, 12:32 PM

15. 9-11 AND a gender. Don't you forget it! eom

 

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Response to jg10003 (Original post)

Mon Jan 25, 2016, 08:12 AM

6. LBJ

He also served in congress, the senate and VP.

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Response to jg10003 (Original post)

Mon Jan 25, 2016, 08:16 AM

7. Washington was pretty experienced by 1789 (nt)

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Response to jg10003 (Original post)

Mon Jan 25, 2016, 08:47 AM

8. George H. W. Bush had quite a resume before becoming President

Bush served as US Congressman, head of the US Liaison Office in China, CIA director, and Vice President

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Response to Art_from_Ark (Reply #8)

Mon Jan 25, 2016, 10:20 AM

9. I remember Pat Paulsen reciting his resume and concluding

"The man can't hold a job!"

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Response to jg10003 (Original post)

Mon Jan 25, 2016, 11:30 AM

11. FDR, c. 1944

Two-term State Senator
Assistant Secretary of the Navy
Governor
Three-term President

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Response to jg10003 (Original post)

Mon Jan 25, 2016, 11:42 AM

12. I have to say Jefferson.

state legislator
member of Continental Congresses
Minister to France
Governor of Virginia
Secretary of State
Vice-President

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Response to jg10003 (Original post)

Mon Jan 25, 2016, 12:30 PM

14. Ooooh, that must leave a stinging mark or too.

 

* still chuckling here * Of course, there is no suggestion that Clinton is as bad as any of those presidents, but it shows that the status quo is not always the best platform for a candidate.

The 90-ies are over. Clinton's time, the Golden Age of Third Way, has come and gone. She's a follower, not a leader, and what she follows is rapidly becoming a relic from a bygone era. She's not the future. She is hardly the present anymore.

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Response to jg10003 (Original post)

Mon Jan 25, 2016, 12:53 PM

16. So, you're saying we shouldn't support the guy who has been in Congress for over a quarter century?

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