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Let's Rank The U.S. Presidents (20th Century, 21st Century)

This is how I rank the presidents of the 20th and 21st centuries, from best to worst:

1. FDR 2. LBJ 3. Truman 4. Teddy Roosevelt 5. Eisenhower 6. Obama 7. Woodrow Wilson 8. Clinton 9. JFK* 10. George H.W. Bush 11. Carter 12. Ford* 13. Taft 14. Hoover 15. Reagan 16. Coolidge 17. Harding 18. Nixon 19. George W. Bush

The last 7 presidents with full terms are all Republicans, and rightfully so... They have disenfranchised, demoralized, and swindled the average American citizen.

by Anonymousreply 2612/15/2014

LBJ #2? Vietnam?

Obama over Clinton? Really?

by Anonymousreply 101/28/2013

Sorry. Reagan goes second to last. No one did more to hurt this country than he did, economically, socially, and politically, except Harding, who truly was incompetent.

by Anonymousreply 201/28/2013

LBJ had a lot of domestic successes, ranging from civil rights to education to social provision: "Historian Alan Brinkley has suggested that the most important domestic achievement of the Great Society may have been its success in translating some of the demands of the civil rights movement into law.[11]" Your mileage may vary, of course...

I think Obama has done more for the LGBT than Clinton ever did. So, in that regard, I rank him more highly.

by Anonymousreply 301/28/2013

#1FDR, #2Obama, #3Teddy Roosevelt, #4Clinton #5Carter #6Truman #7Eisenhauer #8Taft #9Reagan #10Harding #11Hoover #12Wilson #13Coolidge #14GHWBush #15Harding #16JFK #17Ford #18Nixon #19GWBush

by Anonymousreply 401/28/2013

Actually Reagan is THE worst. Without the evil Reagan began someone like W never could have happened.

I agree with LBJ, because I think the War on POverty and Medicaid and Medicare trumps everything. Hundreds of millions would be dead before their time and would have lived lives of great suffering if not for things like Medicaid, Medicare and Food Stamps, especially the most helpless in the country, the very poor elderly and children.

How many of you would now have your parents and or grandparents living with you if not for what FDR and LBJ did.

What will be Obama's contribution to help America's poor? Probably a big fat ZERO at best, at worst going along with the GOP and taking some or all of what little they have.

O is still planning on cuts to SS and Medicare despite his pretty speech last Monday.

by Anonymousreply 501/28/2013

Not 1 on your list was even close to being right. Obama has a lower rating then any other president ever!!!! That is according to a popularity poll conducted by a news agency !!!!

by Anonymousreply 612/14/2014

Obama over Clinton makes complete sense if you look at legislative accomplishment. What progressive legislation did Clinton roll out? I'll wait.

by Anonymousreply 712/14/2014

The Harding family was delighted when Dubya moved into the Oval Office. No longer was Harding the worst president. Obama belongs in the lower half of the list. I agree with FDR and LBJ being 1 and 2, with Truman right behind them.

by Anonymousreply 812/14/2014

Red Tots Eat Kool Jell-O!

by Anonymousreply 912/14/2014

Teddy Roosevelt and Dwight Eisenhower are the only good Republican presidents of the past 100 years.

Top 5 Worst (based on accomplishment) 1. George W Bush 2. Ronald Reagan 3.Warren G. Harding 4. Calvin Coolidge 5. Herbert Hoover

Top 5 Best (based on accomplishment) 1. FDR 2. LBJ 3. Teddy Roosevelt 4. Barack Obama 5.Dwight Eisenhower

by Anonymousreply 1012/14/2014

The way LBJ got into office. is the only way he could and the only thing he did was make his second largest construction. company in Texas become the largest in the world by rebuilding what our military destroyed in the 12 years we were there. Only a small fraction was actually rebuilt.

by Anonymousreply 1112/14/2014

Teddy Roosevelt FDR LBJ Obama George H.W. Bush Truman Eisenhower Woodrow Wilson Clinton JFK* Ford* Nixon Taft Hoover Reagan Carter Coolidge Harding George W. Bush

by Anonymousreply 1212/14/2014

In answer to reply #10 you must be a union worker!!!

by Anonymousreply 1312/14/2014

O.P. I completely agree with you. Kudos.

by Anonymousreply 1412/14/2014

In reply 11 our military was in south Vietnam.

by Anonymousreply 1612/14/2014

R15 is a moron.

by Anonymousreply 1712/14/2014

R15, now give us a cogent reason as to how he destroyed it. And no, I could say "cogent" with a straight face.

Are we taking bets on how quickly R15 mentions "ar' values"?

by Anonymousreply 1812/14/2014

Move Obama down, take Carter out.

Jesus, were you born yesterday, OP?

by Anonymousreply 1912/14/2014


by Anonymousreply 2012/14/2014

FDR, Truman, Obama (provisional), Clinton, Ike, HW Bush, LBJ, Nixon, Carter, Reagan, W Bush

Not ranking Ford and Kennedy because they did not serve long enough. Not ranking ones before FDR because that was a different era.

Bush the son is worse than Reagan because of his folly in Iraq.

by Anonymousreply 2112/14/2014

[quote]Teddy Roosevelt and Dwight Eisenhower are the only good Republican presidents of the past 100 years.

If you go back 160 years to the founding of the Republican Party in 1854, there have only been three good Republican presidents: Lincoln, and the two you mentioned, Teddy Roosevelt, and Ike. That's it. The rest have all been duds, or like Bu$h and Harding, even worse.

FDR clearly belongs in the top spot.

by Anonymousreply 2212/14/2014

My parents voted for Reagan in the 80s, and look what happened to me! I'm a vegetable now.

by Anonymousreply 2312/14/2014

HW is always forgotten.

by Anonymousreply 2412/14/2014

[quote] HW is always forgotten

Not by me. I think he is among the greats.

by Anonymousreply 2512/15/2014

r25 = Bar

by Anonymousreply 2612/15/2014
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