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The 20-Year Presidential Curse - It's That Time Again

It's that time again. Since 1840 and until 1980, every President elected into office in a year ending in "0" has died or been assassinated before his term ended. Reagan (1980) broke the curse, although he survived an assassination attempt and could be said to be incapacitated by Alzheimer's. William Henry Harrison (elected in 1840), Abraham Lincoln (1860), James A. Garfield (1880), William McKinley (1900), Warren G. Harding (1920), Franklin D. Roosevelt (1940) and John F. Kennedy (1960) all succumbed to the "curse."

The defeat of indigenous people in the Battle of the Thames, and the loss of more land to the American government, is purportedly what drove Tecumseh's brother, Tenskwatawa—known by the Shawnee as “The Prophet”—to place a curse of death on all future U.S. presidents elected in years ending in a zero.

by Anonymousreply 2101/12/2021

W survived, curse broken

by Anonymousreply 101/11/2021

Um, r1? Check Wikipedia or something, you doughhead.

by Anonymousreply 201/11/2021

Clinton was elected in year ending in 2 innumerate.

by Anonymousreply 301/11/2021

D’oh on myself. I misremembered the curse’s Ts and Cs.

by Anonymousreply 401/11/2021

Not sure about the Presidents, but this thread sure appears to be cursed.

by Anonymousreply 501/11/2021

Explain W.

by Anonymousreply 601/11/2021

It continued in other forms. Reagan almost died in the assassination attempt shortly after he was elected in 1980, and the actual elected president in 2000, Al Gore, never was able to be inaugurated because of the SCOTUS coup of 2001.

Now we see what happens after 2020.

by Anonymousreply 701/11/2021

retard thread

by Anonymousreply 801/11/2021

So you're saying W basically saved Gore's life.

by Anonymousreply 901/11/2021

Keep dreaming, Boris.

The more you ignore the malfeasance of the Republican Party instead of doing the hard work to punish and reform it, the longer the Republicans will stay out-of-power.

by Anonymousreply 1001/11/2021

Indian casinos settled the score 30+ years ago. The curse has been revoked. Now excuse me, I have a few bags of tax-free money to count.

by Anonymousreply 1101/11/2021

What exactly is the point of this thread? Are we supposed to now debate whether or not Joe Biden will die in office? I don’t get it.

by Anonymousreply 1201/11/2021

Trumpers planning to use the upcoming execution of their treasonous leader as some sort of proof that he won maybe.

by Anonymousreply 1301/11/2021

Maybe Pence will be the next Pres. for a few days and the curse jumps to him and not Joe.

by Anonymousreply 1401/11/2021

I was talking about popular vote winners, not electoral college winners. And Reagan was basically brain-dead by the end. So it still works!

by Anonymousreply 1501/11/2021


by Anonymousreply 1601/11/2021

This reads like one of those memes passed on through Facebook, along with Nostradamus end of the world predictions.

by Anonymousreply 1701/11/2021

George W Bush is brain dead. So, there you go!

by Anonymousreply 1801/11/2021

It used to be if the Washington Football Team won the home game scheduled just before the election, the incumbent party retained the WH. But then it got all messed up in recent years, and now a home victory seems to predict the opposite.

Or maybe it predicts nothing at all, just like OP.

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by Anonymousreply 1901/12/2021

This thread is making me feel all tingly in my lady places.

by Anonymousreply 2001/12/2021

Its impossible to read much into presidential patterns because they're only elected every 4 years, many serve 8, and there's always exceptions or external events to take into account.

by Anonymousreply 2101/12/2021
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