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  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion
  U.S. Presidential Election Results (Moderators: Torie, ON Progressive)
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McKinley
 
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T. Roosevelt
 
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Taft
 
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Harding
 
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Coolidge
 
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Hoover
 
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Eisenhower
 
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Nixon
 
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Ford
 
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Reagan
 
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GHWBush
 
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GW Bush
 
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« Reply #25 on: January 28, 2004, 10:13:24 am »

Ahhh, if that's the case I'm not so sure about Seinfeld as #1.  It's most certainly #1 in public opinion, but as for impacting the society in general, no.  I believe "I Love Lucy" would destroy Seinfeld in that.  I mean, it was the first time you saw a Cuban with a white American woman on T.V.  Definantly a landmarker in interracial marriages.

I saw a documentary about Lucy Ball once.
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« Reply #26 on: January 28, 2004, 11:07:14 am »

Ahhh, if that's the case I'm not so sure about Seinfeld as #1.  It's most certainly #1 in public opinion, but as for impacting the society in general, no.  I believe "I Love Lucy" would destroy Seinfeld in that.  I mean, it was the first time you saw a Cuban with a white American woman on T.V.  Definantly a landmarker in interracial marriages.
Is that sarcasm?  The interracial thing sure sounds like it.
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« Reply #27 on: January 28, 2004, 11:09:51 am »

I'll take that as a yes.
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« Reply #28 on: January 29, 2004, 05:52:57 pm »

Nixon was no conservative at all.

I don't understand why the left hated him so.  In his years in office he ushed far more liberal programs than Clinton or Carter ever did.

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« Reply #29 on: February 01, 2004, 06:08:15 pm »
« Edited: February 01, 2004, 06:11:06 pm by Huckleberry Finn »

I voted Teddy Roosevelt.

Eisenhower is number 2, because there was that courageous antirasist act in Arkansas in 1957.

Liberals hate Nixon, because he continued futile war in Vietnam.
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« Reply #30 on: February 01, 2004, 11:06:45 pm »

Definitely Teddy Roosevelt.
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« Reply #31 on: February 06, 2004, 10:05:12 am »

I'd say Ford.
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« Reply #32 on: February 06, 2004, 04:21:19 pm »

TR's runnin' away with this one, and rightfully so.
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« Reply #33 on: February 08, 2004, 08:34:49 pm »

I'd defer to Ford on this one as well...he was a pro-choice Republican who was more of a compromise.
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« Reply #34 on: May 03, 2004, 10:10:03 am »

TRoosevelt
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« Reply #35 on: May 03, 2004, 01:37:38 pm »

TR
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« Reply #36 on: May 03, 2004, 01:58:59 pm »

TR without a doubt
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« Reply #37 on: May 03, 2004, 10:30:01 pm »

It'd be TR, with Ike right behind him and Nixon a distant 3rd.
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« Reply #38 on: May 04, 2004, 02:35:10 pm »


That makes him a liberal? Cheesy
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« Reply #39 on: May 04, 2004, 02:36:34 pm »

This is a trick question. TR is the obvious choice because he was a progressive. But even he never imposed wage and price controls like Nixon did. I have to say Nixon was truly a Republican Socialist which makes him the most liberal. Besides, Nixon was a real creep.

yes, he was a C.R.E.E.P. Wink.
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« Reply #40 on: May 05, 2004, 01:56:59 am »

TR followed by Nixon.  Most conservative would be Reagan followed by GWB,  GWB is NO FDR as he would like to think of himself as!
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« Reply #41 on: May 08, 2004, 03:55:28 pm »

TR
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« Reply #42 on: June 01, 2004, 04:37:42 pm »

According to James Chace's new book -- "1912: Wilson, Roosevelt, Taft and Debs -- The Election That Changed the Country" -- if Teddy hadn't split the Republicans in 1912 and had actually won the election, then the whole history of American party politics in the 20th century would have been different. The Republican party would have been the party of internationalism and social reform. The Republicans, instead of the Democrats, have led the United States to the leadership of the free world in the WWII-and-after era and the Civil Rights, industrial, and economic reforms. Blacks might have stayed with the Republicans, socialists and progressives might have joined the coalition, and the racist southern white vote would not have started shifting away from the Democrats. In 2004, the Republican party might have been the party of business, labour, environmentalists, civil rights activists, pro-choice, gay rights, internationalists, etc. The Democrats might have been the party of racists, isolationists, and religious extremists. It would have been an interesting alignment.
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« Reply #43 on: June 01, 2004, 04:43:07 pm »

According to James Chace's new book -- "1912: Wilson, Roosevelt, Taft and Debs -- The Election That Changed the Country" -- if Teddy hadn't split the Republicans in 1912 and had actually won the election, then the whole history of American party politics in the 20th century would have been different. The Republican party would have been the party of internationalism and social reform. The Republicans, instead of the Democrats, have led the United States to the leadership of the free world in the WWII-and-after era and the Civil Rights, industrial, and economic reforms. Blacks might have stayed with the Republicans, socialists and progressives might have joined the coalition, and the racist southern white vote would not have started shifting away from the Democrats. In 2004, the Republican party might have been the party of business, labour, environmentalists, civil rights activists, pro-choice, gay rights, internationalists, etc. The Democrats might have been the party of racists, isolationists, and religious extremists. It would have been an interesting alignment.

Business and labour could not be in the same party, as their interests are diametrically opposed.  The same could be said of business and environmentalists.
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« Reply #44 on: June 02, 2004, 10:21:44 am »

Business and labour could not be in the same party, as their interests are diametrically opposed.  The same could be said of business and environmentalists.

Well, politics does make strange bedfellows. Are there no real-life examples of diamentrially opposed constituencies acting as members of the same party coalition?
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« Reply #45 on: June 04, 2004, 02:53:45 pm »

Hello All:

TR was probably the most liberal Republican president of the 20th century and Nixon does come in a close 2nd but, we can't forget about Eisenhower because he supported and signed the legislation that created the interstate highway system.  

Here's an interesting thought, what if Nelson Rockefeller got the nod and won the presidency in the 1970s?  He was Vice-President under Ford and one of the most liberal Republican governors that the state of NY has ever had.  

Here are some of his accomplishments:

Signing a gas-tax increase that paid for the construction of NY highway network.

Creating the SUNY (State University of NY educational system)

A number of state public works programs and signing the legislation for the construction of the World Trade Center.

Think what Nelson would have done if he got elected.

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« Reply #46 on: June 05, 2004, 10:30:17 pm »

What probably would've happened is the Republican party would end up like the DLC/"Third Way" and be the party of Clinton. The Democratic party would be the party of Pat Buchanan. As opposed to the current alignment which is basically the Party of Clinton/Wellstone vs. the Party of Robertson/Norquist.

I'm quite happy that did not happen though, as I would have a tougher time being a Republican in that alignment than as a Democrat in the current in the current alignment. I didn't mind Clinton but I don't want his free trade/DLC policies being all the party has room for. It's better to have a clear enemy and at least a faction of a party you can align yourself with rather than reluctantly siding with a party you disagree with on some issues against a party you agree with on many issues but for different reasons.
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« Reply #47 on: June 08, 2004, 08:46:24 pm »

Who voted for Bush? He is the worst president ever and is the most conservative thing in the history of the world! I say Theodore Roosevelt because he was the best environmental president. Bush is the worst environmental president.
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« Reply #48 on: August 13, 2004, 07:02:15 pm »

I have nothing to add...besides,  should probably start to watch Seinfeld... Wink
Yes, you should.  Seinfeld is the undisputed number one sitcom in TV history.  Here are my top five:

1. Seinfeld
2. I Love Lucy
3. All in the Family
4. Sanford + Son
5. The Honeymooners

Sanford and Son is up there not because of the quality of the show, but because how groundbreaking it was for black television.
Your choices are pretty good, but I would have to add Curb Your Enthusiasm, which is the funniest show on now, somewhere.
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« Reply #49 on: September 18, 2005, 06:34:54 pm »

Since all my other old threads are getting bumped, I'll bump this one up too and restore the poll that once existed.
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