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  Best 20th century president
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McKinley
 
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T. Roosevelt
 
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Taft
 
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Wilson
 
#5
Harding
 
#6
Coolidge
 
#7
Hoover
 
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F. Roosevelt
 
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Truman
 
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Eisenhower
 
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Kennedy
 
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LBJ
 
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Nixon
 
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Ford
 
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Carter
 
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Reagan
 
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GHW Bush
 
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Clinton
 
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tweed
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« Reply #50 on: February 14, 2004, 06:01:22 pm »

Or that person gets double attention, which is hat ended-up happening.
I guess that there are two sides to that argument.
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« Reply #51 on: February 14, 2004, 08:17:19 pm »

Back to the topic at hand..

TR!
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« Reply #52 on: February 14, 2004, 08:46:19 pm »

The grand father of progressivism!  LaFollette was better than him though Sad
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« Reply #53 on: February 14, 2004, 11:42:05 pm »

MY FAVORITES: (CAN'T LIST THEM ALL)

10. McKinley
9. Eisenhower
8. Lincoln
7. Garfield
6. Teddy Roosevelt
5. George H. W. Bush
4. Coolidge
3. Nixon
2. George W. Bush
1. Reagan
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« Reply #54 on: February 16, 2004, 09:07:17 pm »

My grandma was adicted to pain-killers.  What's it to ya?

My mother presently is.
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« Reply #55 on: February 17, 2004, 07:55:50 pm »

Reagan, by far.
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« Reply #56 on: February 17, 2004, 08:36:51 pm »

Limbaugh is the biggest hypocrite this side of Newt Gingrich.  When I heard he had been high for five years....

Its easy for Republicans to be hypocrites since we actually have standards. So how could a Democrat be a hypocrite, since they approve of any immoral behavior?
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« Reply #57 on: February 18, 2004, 11:32:24 am »

Limbaugh is the biggest hypocrite this side of Newt Gingrich.  When I heard he had been high for five years....

Its easy for Republicans to be hypocrites since we actually have standards. So how could a Democrat be a hypocrite, since they approve of any immoral behavior?

Good point.  I think the Democrats are by definition corrupt.

I'd like to put in a word for #2 - I vote for Calvin Coolidge.  Reagan was obviously the best president of the 20th century, but Coolidge was my favorite as an individual.
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« Reply #58 on: February 18, 2004, 01:40:43 pm »

Opebo,

I don't think they are by definition corrupt, it's just that the party has been hijacked by extremists since the 1960's and has evolved into a perpetually corrupt and soul less entity.
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« Reply #59 on: February 18, 2004, 02:17:02 pm »

Opebo,

I don't think they are by definition corrupt, it's just that the party has been hijacked by extremists since the 1960's and has evolved into a perpetually corrupt and soul less entity.

What I meant was that a 'center-left' party in a capitalist demcracy is by definition corrupt in the sense that it buys votes.  Its sort of inherently without any principles, since it isn't really socialist, but isn't really capitalist either - just an expedient and ever shifting compromise.

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« Reply #60 on: February 18, 2004, 07:10:29 pm »

fdr

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« Reply #61 on: February 18, 2004, 07:45:44 pm »

Great list!
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« Reply #62 on: February 18, 2004, 07:48:34 pm »

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« Reply #63 on: February 18, 2004, 07:49:39 pm »

I see your smiliey in there Smiley
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« Reply #64 on: February 18, 2004, 07:53:16 pm »



should be here  Smiley
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« Reply #65 on: February 22, 2004, 06:23:52 am »

1. FDR. Had Hitler's number from 1933.
2. Teddy Roosevelt. Zeitgeist champ. Midwife to
    modern America.
3. Reagan. "Tear down this wall!" And they did.
4. Truman. We're still here. Thanks, Harry.
5. Eisenhower. Quiet watch. That takes a lotta skill.  
6. Nixon. OK, Mr.Smartypants, you leave Vietnam.
7. JFK .Gosh, tax cuts work.
8. G.H.W.Bush. Gosh, tax hikes don't.
9. Hoover. What, he was responsible for the Crash?
10.Coolidge. I wish Norman Rockwell had done his
     portrait.
11.Taft. Let Teddy split the vote.
12.Ford. Better choice than Carter.
13.Harding. Didn't live long enough to do real harm.
14.Clinton. It's the end of history! Let's party!
15.McKinley. The Phillipines. The original quagmire.
16.LBJ. It took a Democrat to go find another one.
17.Carter. Let's end the cold war by surrendering!      
18.Wilson. I blame Woody for Versailles.
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« Reply #66 on: February 22, 2004, 05:37:15 pm »

1. TR
2. FDR
3. Truman
4. Wilson
5. Kennedy
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« Reply #67 on: February 22, 2004, 06:06:31 pm »

1. TR
2. FDR
3. Truman
4. Wilson
5. Kennedy
I like that Smiley
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« Reply #68 on: February 23, 2004, 01:13:51 am »

Not at all, Fresh. Lists are fun, but they are a kind a glib exercise.  Lots goes on during a Presidency and  every President gets some things right( though Carter and Harding would take some digging) so I ranked them according to the importance, for good or ill,what I think their most pertinent legacy is on the present.
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« Reply #69 on: February 23, 2004, 02:09:34 am »
« Edited: February 23, 2004, 02:09:58 am by Nym90 »

He listed every 20th century president, so obviously the people down at the bottom are going to be the worst presidents of the 20th century in his eyes.
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« Reply #70 on: February 23, 2004, 03:30:51 am »

Just so.
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« Reply #71 on: February 24, 2004, 02:58:55 am »

1. FDR
2. Eisenhower
3. TR
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« Reply #72 on: February 24, 2004, 08:10:52 am »

It's nice to see FDR jump ahead of Reagan Smiley
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« Reply #73 on: March 03, 2004, 01:29:02 pm »

You're all wrong.

Seven best:
1. FDR
2. Teddy Roosevelt
3. Harry Truman
4. Woodrow Wilson
5. LBJ
6. Ronald Reagan
7. Dwight Eisenhower

Seven worst:
1. Warren Harding
2. Richard Nixon
3. Herbert Hoover
4. Gerald Ford
5. Jimmy Carter
6. George H.W. Bush
7. William Howard Taft
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« Reply #74 on: March 03, 2004, 01:41:43 pm »

You're all wrong.

Seven best:
1. FDR
2. Teddy Roosevelt
3. Harry Truman
4. Woodrow Wilson
5. LBJ
6. Ronald Reagan
7. Dwight Eisenhower

Seven worst:
1. Warren Harding
2. Richard Nixon
3. Herbert Hoover
4. Gerald Ford
5. Jimmy Carter
6. George H.W. Bush
7. William Howard Taft

1. you should read the thread befor posting. me - just an example - posted my rop 3 and it the same 3 on top of your list. other did to.

2. everyone entitle to his views don't you agree? there is not right or wrong here
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