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

Comments

Contango

Geo. Washingon.

Wthout him helping to bridge the political divides between the Northern and Southern colonies, this country would most likely have never come into being.

On the other hand, if he saw the current political state of affairs in DC, he might very well wonder why we even bothered to fight a war in order to throw off the yoke of oppression only to gain another of our own making.

Horace Mann

If we are oppressed, it's because The People's government has been co-opted and corrupted by money.

Horace Mann

Who is your LEAST favorite U.S. President? REPLY HERE.

Licorice Schtick

Dubya Bush. Nothing personal, but worst ever.

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WinstonSmith

All of them...

'A man is no less a slave because he is allowed to choose a new master once in a term of years.'
~ Lysander Spooner

Nor'easter

Obummer.

pntbutterandjelly

Bush(wacker)

Contango

Re: "LEAST favorite U.S. President?"

Give ya a TWO-fer back-to-back: LBJ & Nixon.

Haven't trusted govt. since.

Horace Mann

Who is your MOST OVERRATED or UNDER APPRECIATED U.S. President? REPLY HERE.

Factitious

Harding always gets terrible ratings because he was a weak leader who couldn't keep his own administration out of scandal, so the good things he was able to do, thanks to his pragmatism, get overlooked. He was a victim of his own party's corrupt politics.

hometownboy

He also had an affair in the White House...in a broom closet with a lady by the name of Nan Britton. He also had another one whose silence was bought by the RNC.

Factitious

Wikipedia has an exhaustive entry on rankings of U.S. Presidents. When 17 different polls are aggregated, the top five are Lincoln, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Washington, Jefferson, and Theodore Roosevelt, in that order. Only 2 of the 17 rated Washington #1, for all the rest it was either Lincoln (9) or FDR (6).

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/His...

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Contango

Re: "corrupted by money."

Sophomoric answer.

Better complain to Fed Chair Yellen about the liquidity trap.

Licorice Schtick

Pompous gasbag answer

From the Grave

This is a trick question, right?

Left Sandtown

Mine was Ben Franklin-without him we might not have light.

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shbamn1

Hahaha Ben Franklin was never a president. Its a good bet though if you bet a person they can't tell you what president is on a $100 bill.

beepx22

Please be sarcasm. If not change your name to Left Grade-school

Licorice Schtick

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet...

Dr. Information

George Washington. We have progressively gotten worse as the years have gone on presidentially speaking.

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WinstonSmith

That doesn't say much for even G. Washington... Following that logic, we may as well go all the way back to John Hanson (1782) under the Articles of Confederation, but that being said the Articles didn't give the executive enough power to do any real damage. I say it's not the president that's the problem, it's the CONstitution itself that's useless. It either allows for this type of government OR it's powerless to do anything about it.

Pterocarya frax...

Oh no you didn't just go there!!! Conservative minds are just going to explode!

Like the username, btw.

Licorice Schtick

I think WinTangoTarianPayer would be good. Is this guy lampooning himself, or is someone else doing it? Help me out here!

Babo

He's playing with himself.

tk

Franklin D. Roosevelt. His policies brought us out of the great depression.

Contango

Re: "His policies brought us out of the great depression."

WWII and the aftermath ended the economic depression in the U.S.

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WinstonSmith

Not true... I that's the case then explain why the dollar has done nothing but loose value since 1913?
Gas hasn't gone up in 'price' since 1963, it's the buying power of that useless green paper in your pocket that keeps going down.
Thank you Federal Reserve...

tk

Excuse me Contango but I believe we are all entitled to our opinion.

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WinstonSmith

FDR was nothing but a tool for the Military Industrial Complex... How's that for opinion.

hometownboy

I believe that there are a list of tools...a long one at that... I think we can even add Hoover to that list as well. . . and not for the depression... how about how the military (lead by MacArthur) steam rolled him with regards to treatment of the Bonus Army?

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