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    Default Who was the worst American president and why?

    Harry S. Truman, 1945-1953
    Dwight David Eisenhower 1953-1961
    John Fitzgerald Kennedy, 1961-1963
    Lyndon Baines Johnson, 1963-1969
    Richard Milhous Nixon, 1969-1974
    Gerald Rudolph Ford, 1974-1977
    James Earl Carter, Jr., 1977-1981
    Ronald Wilson Reagan, 1981-1989
    George Herbert Walker Bush, 1989-1993
    William Jefferson Clinton, 1993-2001
    George Walker Bush, 2001-2009
    Barack Hussein Obama, 2009-


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    Carter for sure. He gave away the Panama canal which we stole fair and square!
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    Dunno the worst one. Best one was Reagan. Met the guy and he was a real nice fella.

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    John Fitzgerald Kennedy, 1961-1963
    cos
    He made a mess of Maralyn Monroe

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    Quote Originally Posted by captain kong View Post
    John Fitzgerald Kennedy, 1961-1963
    cos
    He made a mess of Maralyn Monroe
    Reckon I'da made a mess of her too Captain. She was sure one beauty.

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    Has to be Herbert Hoover, signs of a depresssion were there and he never did anything,IMO no depression maybe Hitler would never had gained power in Germany .no WW2,

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    Post Another vote for Hoover...

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    Has to be Herbert Hoover, signs of a depression were there and he never did anything,IMO no depression maybe Hitler would never had gained power in Germany .no WW2,
    ...from the Guardian...

    It was the Smoot Hartley Act penalising imports into America which set off a worldwide round of tariff increases in 1931, making a dire economic situation even worse and creating the conditions for the Depression.

    The signs were there - a bit of the wiki article...

    In May 1930, a petition was signed by 1028 economists in the United States asking President Herbert Hoover to veto the legislation, organized by Paul Douglas, Irving Fisher, James TFG Wood, Frank Graham, Ernest Patterson, Henry Seager, Frank Taussig, and Clair Wilcox. Automobile executive Henry Ford spent an evening at the White House trying to convince Hoover to veto the bill, calling it "an economic stupidity". J. P. Morgan's chief executive Thomas W. Lamont said he "almost went down on my knees to beg Herbert Hoover to veto the asinine Hawley-Smoot tariff."

    Hoover opposed the bill and called it "vicious, extortionate, and obnoxious" because he felt it would undermine the commitment he had pledged to international cooperation. Later events would reveal Hoover was right: the international community levied their own tariffs in retaliation after the bill had become law. However, in spite of his opposition, Hoover yielded to influence from his own party and business leaders and signed the bill.


    With some parallels to the present administration...
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    Millard Fillmore was the worst U.S. President although he did install the first bathtub in the White House in 1851. Although maybe poor Millard does not even deserve that credit. There's a rumor that the story was started by newspaperman H. L. Mencken in 1917. You takes yer picks. . . .
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    [QUOTE=az_gila;216247]...from the Guardian...

    It was the Smoot Hartley Act penalising imports into America which set off a worldwide round of tariff increases in 1931, making a dire economic situation even worse and creating the conditions for the Depression.

    The signs were there - a bit of the wiki article...

    In May 1930, a petition was signed by 1028 economists in the United States asking President Herbert Hoover to veto the legislation, organized by Paul Douglas, Irving Fisher, James TFG Wood, Frank Graham, Ernest Patterson, Henry Seager, Frank Taussig, and Clair Wilcox. Automobile executive Henry Ford spent an evening at the White House trying to convince Hoover to veto the bill, calling it "an economic stupidity". J. P. Morgan's chief executive Thomas W. Lamont said he "almost went down on my knees to beg Herbert Hoover to veto the asinine Hawley-Smoot tariff."

    Hoover opposed the bill and called it "vicious, extortionate, and obnoxious" because he felt it would undermine the commitment he had pledged to international cooperation. Later events would reveal Hoover was right: the international community levied their own tariffs in retaliation after the bill had become law. However, in spite of his opposition, Hoover yielded to influence from his own party and business leaders and signed the bill.


    With some parallels to the present administration...[/QUOTE
    Had this opinion for a long time Chris,as far as i remember he never did anything,history has repeated itself and a lot of the same problems has caused the recent depression, lending money to anyone who wants it with no security to buy things that are overvalued.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisGeorge View Post
    Millard Fillmore was the worst U.S. President although he did install the first bathtub in the White House in 1851. Although maybe poor Millard does not even deserve that credit. There's a rumor that the story was started by newspaperman H. L. Mencken in 1917. You takes yer picks. . . .
    So Chris, you're saying that that light bulb, was his only bright idea in office?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dazza View Post
    So Chris, you're saying that that light bulb, was his only bright idea in office?
    No, zatt vass President Edison.
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    Quote Originally Posted by captain kong View Post
    John Fitzgerald Kennedy, 1961-1963
    he was worst,cos he died too young

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    A toss up between fascists Reagan, Bush and Bush Snr
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    Nah,it was George Washington..........he stole our favourite colony!

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    Obama is in a race to beat Carter as the worse...

    Stimulus to nowhere - promised a better foreign policy and failed. Trillions lost to ???

    Ran against all of those evil Bush policies, and then kept every one (Iraq, Afganistan, Gitmo...)

    Tries to blame Repuplicans, but still failed with both Congress and Senate in his party for the first two years....

    Reached the low approval munbers of Bush in 33 months instead of 6 years even with the press/TV cheering for him - an example being Chris "Tingly Legs" Matthews - that really took some doing...

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