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Sat Sep 7, 2013, 12:04 PM Sep 2013

Just curious: Worst president ever [View all]

I was at a dinner last night and this guy goes spouting how he thought Carter was the worst president ever (being weak, energy crisis, inflation etc) I said Reagan (fostering a culture of selfishness and tearing down safety nets) what's your opinion? These were the ones I heard....and if you care why?

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Andrew Johnson
2 (4%)
Bush Sr
1 (2%)
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Lyndon Johnson
0 (0%)
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Bush Jr
25 (56%)
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13 (29%)
other (name)
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Taft, you fat fuck! NuclearDem Sep 2013 #1
LOL! - nt HardTimes99 Sep 2013 #17
Other mick063 Sep 2013 #2
Nice one but I was referring to gopiscrap Sep 2013 #3
He is the fore father of the Tea Party mick063 Sep 2013 #7
Zing! OK, Davis was worse (just barely) than Reagan - nt HardTimes99 Sep 2013 #18
Not even a debate . Shrub , Squint , DumbYa hands down . orpupilofnature57 Sep 2013 #4
Reagan started it all. Blue_In_AK Sep 2013 #5
I did too gopiscrap Sep 2013 #9
^^^^^^ THIS ^^^^^^ Coyotl Sep 2013 #28
YUp I couldn't agree more! gopiscrap Sep 2013 #33
When "The Enterprise" gets their actor elected! Coyotl Sep 2013 #39
No shit it's always about fucking money gopiscrap Sep 2013 #40
Yeah, Reagan started us on our way to Third World status. Arugula Latte Sep 2013 #44
Buchanan's accommodation of the slave owners gave us that horrible war Kolesar Sep 2013 #6
I can't speak for "ever," but for my lifetime, LWolf Sep 2013 #8
W was the most inept but St. Ronnie did the most far reaching damage to the US. eom chieftain Sep 2013 #10
^^this^^ Freddie Sep 2013 #53
Close call. Went with Shrub. blkmusclmachine Sep 2013 #11
I went with Reagan (worst recession since the Great HardTimes99 Sep 2013 #14
in terms of pushing our country away from progress and toward reaction - it's Reagan hands down Douglas Carpenter Sep 2013 #12
Lots of people sang songs about Reagan jmowreader Sep 2013 #45
yup. Reagan for the shit he put in motion to follow his term. W for the short term crap in office. Gidney N Cloyd Sep 2013 #62
James Buchanan Spider Jerusalem Sep 2013 #13
I had Buchanan coming in fifth worst for the reasons you enumerate. N.B. Lincoln initially also HardTimes99 Sep 2013 #15
"Made the Civil War inevitable" = worst Spider Jerusalem Sep 2013 #19
I agree. surrealAmerican Sep 2013 #29
Reagan by a whisker over Bush, Jr. Iran-Contra made Abu Ghraib HardTimes99 Sep 2013 #16
I voted for Bush the lesser War Horse Sep 2013 #20
James Buchanan by a mile Hippo_Tron Sep 2013 #21
What were those things that he could have done? treestar Sep 2013 #24
Look at what Andrew Jackson did with South Carolina in the 1830's... Hippo_Tron Sep 2013 #27
thank you treestar Sep 2013 #47
Dinner with your alter ego? n/t whatchamacallit Sep 2013 #22
The Shrub treestar Sep 2013 #23
Reagan truly started the USA down the road of complete destruction. BlueJazz Sep 2013 #25
Bingo. That's exactly why I voted for him. The destruction he wrought cannot be overstated. MotherPetrie Sep 2013 #26
???!! Precisely Sep 2013 #37
In the poll above............................. MotherPetrie Sep 2013 #43
oh! Precisely Sep 2013 #58
Junior (W), head and shoulders above the rest rock Sep 2013 #30
Bush/Cheny were in a class by themselves and are America's answer to Caligula, Nero or Commodus coldmountain Sep 2013 #31
IIRC Polk was total garbage LostOne4Ever Sep 2013 #32
Good point I gorgot about him gopiscrap Sep 2013 #36
Shrub, Raygun a close 2nd. n/t upi402 Sep 2013 #34
Dick Precisely Sep 2013 #35
Really hard to choose between Bush Jr. and Reagan. Going to have to think about that some. stevenleser Sep 2013 #38
I agree. The damage from both of them will continue for generations to come. mnhtnbb Sep 2013 #52
Bush Sr. because he failed to properly react to the collapse of the Soviet Union FarCenter Sep 2013 #41
James Buchanan. hrmjustin Sep 2013 #42
James Buchanan wins this one hands down. malthaussen Sep 2013 #46
Shit-for-Brains was the worst in modern times by a wide margin. lpbk2713 Sep 2013 #48
put me down for Buchanan as well. Warren DeMontague Sep 2013 #49
Reagan's missteps almost got us wiped off the face of the earth. DevonRex Sep 2013 #50
Reagan. Turbineguy Sep 2013 #51
Bush the Unready and Reagan were relative pikers. Benton D Struckcheon Sep 2013 #54
Without Reagan, Bush II would not have been possible(nt) SteveG Sep 2013 #55
Truman, Buchanan, Polk Democracyinkind Sep 2013 #56
C-SPAN's surveys of historians picked Buchanan, and I concur. Jim Lane Sep 2013 #57
Woodrow Wilson, by a TKO over Shrub, Buchanan, and Hoover First Speaker Sep 2013 #59
I'd go with Andrew Johnson WatermelonRat Sep 2013 #60
So many to chose from, but I usually go with Wilson. He was an idiot way out of his depth Egalitarian Thug Sep 2013 #61
Grant and Harding were ranked as the two failures in the 1962 Schlessinger historian poll Midwestern Democrat Sep 2013 #63
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