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Obama is not the worst president ever.

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Franklin Pierce, Woodrow Wilson, and Richard Nixon were all much worse presidents.
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by on Oct. 6, 2012 at 8:39 PM
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steffielou_who
by on Oct. 6, 2012 at 9:28 PM
Actually, the worst of my day in age was george bush.. Fucking redneck..
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areid1023
by Silver Member on Oct. 6, 2012 at 9:33 PM
Obama is definitely not the worst president. He has done so much that I appreciate and respect.
PestPatti
by on Oct. 6, 2012 at 9:33 PM
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Hmm if Carter was so good, how come he was only a one termer..  Carter and Obama suck equally.  

Quoting lga1965:

 yeah right.eye rollingI guess you don't read much. Nixon's background was full of dishonesty, starting with breaking into an Office at Duke to get his final exam scores. He was in Law school. That was just  the beginning of a long career in "dirty tricks".

Carter was a good man. So is Obama. He is trying to do his best but the Repubs won't let him and the Conservatives are making up lies about him.

I am ashamed of the "new Republicans" of today. I voted Republican in 1964--Goldwater---he was the best of the Republicans. But, Nixon and Ford made me join up with the Democrats. I haven't regretted it.

Quoting motherslove82:

Nixon was a good president with a very high approval rating, until he covered up watergate.

You forgot Carter.

Obama is still worse.

 


Lizard_Lina
by Silver Member on Oct. 6, 2012 at 9:33 PM
So he's fourth worst. Out of the over forty that's pretty bad.
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Jynnifer292
by on Oct. 6, 2012 at 9:34 PM
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 I honestly don't understand how people blame Obama for the finances of this country. It was a disaster when he took over. I know what you mean though. Wouldn't it be nice if people looked past the Republican and Democratic candidates and felt as though they could actually vote for someone else without their vote being lost.

Quoting Kaya529:

I had types his name but didn't feel like dealing with the Obama vs. Bush war.

Quoting Jynnifer292:

 Bush was MUCH worse

 

rfurlongg
by on Oct. 6, 2012 at 9:35 PM
Historically, you cannot truly determine the effects of a presidential term until at least a generation later (-/+25yrs).
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Kaya529
by Silver Member on Oct. 6, 2012 at 9:37 PM
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I am voting for someone else. I am writing in Bernie Sanders. I am determined to vote for somebody I like rather then against someone.

Quoting Jynnifer292:

 I honestly don't understand how people blame Obama for the finances of this country. It was a disaster when he took over. I know what you mean though. Wouldn't it be nice if people looked past the Republican and Democratic candidates and felt as though they could actually vote for someone else without their vote being lost.


Quoting Kaya529:

I had types his name but didn't feel like dealing with the Obama vs. Bush war.


Quoting Jynnifer292:


 Bush was MUCH worse


 

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Kaya529
by Silver Member on Oct. 6, 2012 at 9:39 PM
I wasn't saying that. I had started researching presidents but had to stop because of school. These were just the ones I could think of off the top of my head.

Quoting Lizard_Lina:

So he's fourth worst. Out of the over forty that's pretty bad.
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mommajen32
by Platinum Member on Oct. 6, 2012 at 9:41 PM

Woodrow Wilson was the one that came to my mind. 

gsprofval
by Silver Member on Oct. 6, 2012 at 9:41 PM
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This is from the Canada Free Press:

Barack Obama:

The "Worst President Ever"

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- Alan Caruba (Bio and Archives)  Sunday, July 29, 2012 
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You have to know how poorly Barack Hussein Obama has performed in office when the phrase the "worst President ever" has already become a cliché.

Obama's first term is frequently compared to the devastation of Jimmy Carter's first and only term. It left Carter a rejected, embittered man, frequently critical of those who succeeded him.

What did President Reagan do to create an economic boom in the wake of Carter's sorry record?

Peter Ferrara, the Director of Entitlement and Budget Policy for TheHeartland Institute, who served in the Reagan White House Office of Policy Development, writing in 2008 cited Reagan's (1) tax cuts to restore incentives for economic growth, (2) spending reductions, including a $31 billion cut in spending in 1981, close to 5% of the federal budget, (3) an anti-inflation monetary policy restraining money supply growth, (4) deregulation that by 2008 had saved consumers an estimated $100 billion in lower prices, and (5) free trade in the form of worldwide agreements to reduce tariff taxes.

Citing tax cuts, Ferrara noted that "Reagan was not the first or last to adopt sweeping tax cuts to boost the economy. It has happened four, perhaps five, times in the last century, with virtually the same results every time."

Obama has never stopped talking about raising taxes and his signature legislation, Obamacare, had more than twenty increases in taxes embedded-hidden-in the more than 2,000 pages that former Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi famously said had to be passed in order "to find out what is in it."

In contrast to Reagan, Obama has spent his years in office blaming George W. Bush and even the Clinton years for the economy he "inherited", but which more accurately stated, was an economy he campaigned to fix, promising hope and change.

In 2005, Dr. Hans F. Sennholz, the chairman of the department of economics at Grove City College, wrote an analysis of "The Economics of Jimmy Carter" noting that Carter was "unaware of the inexorable economic principles that direct and determine economic life."

Carter, Sennholz wrote, was unaware that, "Consumers determine not only the prices of consumer goods but also those of the factors of production, that is, land, labor, and capital. They determine and pay the wages of every worker" noting also that "Carter never tires of expounding his displeasure and irritability about the income and wealth of many capitalists and about government policies that seem to favor the rich." Who does that sound like today?

In January of this year, looking back over the first three years of Obama economic policies, an Indiana University study noted that 46 million Americans are living below the poverty line-up 27% since the start of the recession dated back to 2006.

The report stated that "The Great Recession has left behind the largest number of long-term unemployed people since records were first kept in 1948. More than four million Americans report that they have been unemployed for more than twelve months."

For those who still think Obama can be reelected, it is worth noting that the most severely affected states are Florida, Nevada, and Arizona which have been badly hit by the housing foreclosure crisis, and Michigan and Ohio that have seen the collapse of traditional manufacturing. These are all key states Obama would need to win.

On July 27, The Washington Post reported that the U.S. economic growth had slowed to 1.5 percent annual rate in the second quarter as consumer spending weakened. "The growth estimate Friday from the government suggested that the U.S. economy could be at risk of stalling three years after the recession ended." While the official unemployment rate is 8.2 percent, it is widely believed to be above 10 percent.

"No president since Franklin D. Roosevelt, in the depths of the Great Depression, has been reelected when the unemployment rate exceeded 8 percent," said the Associated Press report. "Presidents Jimmy Carter and George H.W. Bush were ousted when unemployment was well below 8 percent."

At this point, the Obama campaign, unable to run on his economic record, has devoted itself to depicting Mitt Romney as a rapacious capitalist who grew wealthy investing in companies, a felon who continued to run Bain Capital after leaving to save the Salt lake City Olympics (a job for which he took no pay), and for failing to release his tax returns going back many years. Not mentioned is the fact that Obama is a multi-millionaire or his total lack of experience in the private sector.

Repeating all the errors of the Carter years and exacerbating the 2008 financial crisis by spending billions in taxpayer funds on failed "stimulus" programs, Obama compounded the crisis by waging war on the nation's energy sector, wasting more billions on "clean energy", and using executive orders to circumvent immigration and welfare laws on the books.

The result has been the highest levels of federal deficit and debt in the history of the nation. He has, indeed, exceeded the damage Jimmy Carter inflicted during his only term in office. He is, indeed, the worst President ever.

© Alan Caruba, 2012

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