Who is your favorite U.S. President?

Barack Obama, George W. Bush or one of the other 42?
Luke Wark
Feb 17, 2014

 Abraham Lincoln, also known by some as Fred Priebe, tells tales of the nation's 16th-president's life during a school presentation to the Immaculate Conception School in Port Clinton on Tuesday, February 11, 2014.

Do you have a favorite president this President's Day? Tell us who and why in the comments below

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WinstonSmith

When ever I run into a Cult of Lincoln member, I like to ask them the question: If Lincoln was all about freeing saves and so on so forth, then what was the Underground Railroad for? To avoid the plantation paparazzi?

Factitious

So...you're saying Lincoln was NOT about freeing the slaves?

Casting him as the enemy of African Americans is as absurd as the rest of your trolling nonsense. He risked everything personally to do what was thought to be impossible. That included lulling racist by feeding them whatever BS necessary to soften their opposition. He was nothing if not a pragmatist.

Contango

Re:"So...(snip)"

You obviously don't understand the complexity of the origins of the War Between the States if you believe that it was ONLY about "freeing the slaves."

The disputes went back to before the Revolutionary War.

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WinstonSmith

That's EXACTLY what I'm saying... The Emancipation Proclamation didn't free a single slave and was never intended to and there are more than enough of Lincoln's own writings that dispel the myth of the angelic Union making all men equal at the point of a bayonet.
If Thomas Jefferson, Sam Adams and George Washington were alive during the War to Prevent Southern Independence they would have, all three, been fighting for the Confederacy. Fact.

Matthew 7:16 - By their fruit you will recognize them...

1) In 1842 Lincoln married Mary Todd, who came from one of Kentucky's most prominent slave-holding families.

2)While serving as an elected representative in the Illinois legislature, he persuaded his fellow Whigs to support Zachary Taylor, a slave owner, in his successful 1848 bid for the Presidency. Lincoln was also a strong supporter of the Illinois law that forbid marriage between whites and blacks.

3) One of Lincoln's most representative public statements on the question of racial relations was given in a speech at Springfield, Illinois, on June 26, 1857.In this address, he explained why he opposed the Kansas-Nebraska Act, which would have admitted Kansas into the Union as a slave state:

There is a natural disgust in the minds of nearly all white people to the idea of indiscriminate amalgamation of the white and black races ... A separation of the races is the only perfect preventive of amalgamation, but as an immediate separation is impossible, the next best thing is to keep them apart where they are not already together. If white and black people never get together in Kansas, they will never mix blood in Kansas ...

Racial separation, Lincoln went on to say, "must be effected by colonization" of the country's blacks to a foreign land. "The enterprise is a difficult one," he acknowledged,

but "where there is a will there is a way," and what colonization needs most is a hearty will. Will springs from the two elements of moral sense and self-interest. Let us be brought to believe it is morally right, and, at the same time, favorable to, or, at least, not against, our interest, to transfer the African to his native clime, and we shall find a way to do it, however great the task may be.

4) Lincoln-Douglas Debates of 1858 Lincoln stated:
"I have no purpose directly or indirectly to interfere with the institution of slavery in the states where it exists. I believe I have no lawful right to do so, and I have no inclination to do so."
"I have no purpose to introduce political and social equality between the white and black races. There is physical difference between the two which, in my judgment, will probably forever forbid their living together upon the footing of perfect equality, and inasmuch as it becomes a necessity that there must be a difference, I, as well as Judge Douglas, am in favor of the race to which I belong having the superior position."
"I will say in addition to this that there is a physical difference between the white and black races which I believe will forever forbid the two races living together on terms of social and political equality. And inasmuch as they cannot so live, while they do remain together there must be the position of superior and inferior, and I, as much as any other man, am in favor of having the superior position assigned to the white race."

And it goes on, and on, and on, and on.... The only reason a person would hold true the idea of 'The Great Emancipator' is cause that's what they were told to believe and didn't do any of their own leg work. It takes less than an hour with an internet connection for anyone with two functioning brain cells to debunk the mythology of "Honest Abe"

pntbutterandjelly

@ WinstonSmith; Whether copied and pasted or written "off hand"...I give 10 stars for bringing forward the truth of A. Lincoln. Truly..."the truth will set you free".
Thank you for your efforts at re-educating rather than the fairy tales we have told to dutifully swallow.

coasterfan

Yup. In less than 3 decades, the same thing has happened with Reagan, who personally saw to the decline in the middle class that we still "enjoy" today.

Contango

Re: "Yup."

Yea, those days of Pres. Carter's stagflation and long gas lines were GREAT weren't they?

Pres. Reagan had a Dem controlled Congress. So what was their excuse?

Licorice Schtick

...just in case anyone ever doubted Godwin.

puddin95

Can't beat Reagan&First Bush.

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WinstonSmith

You mean the ex-director of the CIA and his Hollywood sock-puppet?

Licorice Schtick

Dr. Emmett Brown: Who's President of the United States in 1985?
Marty McFly: Ronald Reagan.
Dr. Emmett Brown: Ronald Reagan?! The actor?! Ha! Then who's Vice President? Jerry Lewis?

- Back to the Future (1985)

Contango

That was a funny bit.

How about a remake with a similar scene where he tells 'im that the guy's name is Barack Obama AND that he's black?

Should be good for another laugh.

Ned Mandingo

George Washington was the man. He was a great general who helped beat the red coats. After his terms were up he turned down offers to become king. He retired to his farm to grow hemp and distill whiskey. Who can top that?

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WinstonSmith

Google the "Whiskey Rebellion"
George Washington wasn't a complete tyrant like John Adams and every other statist clown to ever hold that office since the ratifaction of the CONstitution, but he was still manipulated by Hamilton and his Rothchild banking interests. Meet the new boss, same as the old boss...

Licorice Schtick

Teddy Roosevelt was an amazing over-achiever. And I like our National Parks.

Cliff Cannon

Re: " Teddy Roosevelt was an amazing over-achiever " Amen !

Few if any, ever made us spell " American " this way " Amer-I- Can " like Teddy Roosevelt.

queenjhb

Both Roosevelts, Now they knew how to lead.

whattheBucks

I would have loved to see what the son of a bush could have done, he kinda got dealt a bad hand with the whole terrorist bombings and all from the get go.

G_Richardson

David Rice Atchison. I like to believe he served one day as president and liked the idea of term limits.
In an interview with the St. Louis Globe-Democrat, Atchison revealed that he slept through most of the day of his alleged presidency: "There had been three or four busy nights finishing up the work of the Senate, and I slept most of that Sunday."
A president who sleeps though his entire term of one day knows what his priorities are.

BadMinton84

My Favorite President of all time has to be. James Polk our 11th president.

The US increased its land by 1/3, and is responsible for making America a true coast to coast nation.

Formed a currency. System that lasted until early 1900s

Just imagine if we increased Americas continental size by 33% today?
I mean, you would have to be a badass President to do that.

He's the Rodney Dangerfield of presidents.. He gets no respect!!

OMG.LOL.WT_

My favorite: The buck stops here Harry S Truman.

BabyMomma

Tricky Dick Nixon

Left Sandtown

Grover Cleveland,I don`t know why,just that Cleveland Rocks!

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The Hero Zone

Theodore Roosevelt.

EDIT: Though I was reminded of the Seinfeld episode about the gang called the "Van Buren Boys" which made me chuckle. VIII

Cliff Cannon

Re : "Though I was reminded of the Seinfeld episode about the gang called the "Van Buren Boys" which made me chuckle. "

Quick trivia question. Did the Seinfeld episode mention that Martin Van Buren was known as " Old Kinderhook " ? The nickname comes from his home town.


So the democrats in an effort to trick the Whigs when exchanging letters & memo's took to writing " O.K. " approves, agrees and so on. The Whigs, of course, could not let it seem that they couldn't crack this code.


Said ' yeah, we know what " Ok " means', it means o.k. and the rest as they say is history.

whattheBucks

I like Lincoln, look at the jobs he created with the chimney sweepers !

Coram Deo

Calvin Coolidge.

“I want the people of America to be able to work less for the government and more for themselves. I want them to have the rewards of their own industry. This is the chief meaning of freedom.

Until we can reestablish a condition under which the earnings of the people can be kept by the people, we are bound to suffer a very severe and distinct curtailment of our liberty.”

Factitious

Not terrible. Not great. At least his tax cuts helped ordinary people - by the time he was done, only the top 2% were paying any Federal income tax at all.

curious

seriously people..............hands down, (and maybe pants too...hahaha)it has to be Bill Clinton. Best ever!!

starryeyes83

None.

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