Which past president would you want now?

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    whitecar
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    Assuming you know your american history, which president from the past (or present) would you want in office now?

    Personally when Obama was in office, Id say Ronald Reagen, Abraham Lincoln or George Washington. Currently though my vote is and probably will always remain Donald J Trump!!!

    #1541444

    whitecar
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    Also possible on the list, JFK

    #1541490

    👑RebYidd23
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    I think it’s very important for a president to be alive.

    #1541497

    whitecar
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    Yes but this is a hypothetical.

    #1541507

    Joseph
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    JFK was a bad President overall, despite handling the Cuban Missile Crisis well.

    #1541513

    NOYB
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    Washington, to bring the government down to a functional level, simplify foreign policy, and teach people to be polite. He would also hopefully bring back a feeling of national pride and cause everyone to go back to supporting the ultimate goal of freedom instead of their side of the aisle winning.

    #1541522

    akuperma
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    George Washington. 1) He was the last president who attempted to be non-partisan and to work with everyone not just his own faction; 2) He respected the restrictions on Federal and executive powers in the Constitution; 3) He was probably the most friendly to Jews of any president, and set the tone of toleration and respect of religious diversity that has prevailed in America ever since

    #1541523

    CTLAWYER
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    FDR………….
    he had the courage to take the country out of a mess, stand up to Congress and America Firsters.
    and yes, I know he did not admit many European Jewish Refugees, but the question is about a President for the USA, not the world.

    Clinton……….great economic times and a balanced budget

    Nixon…………….terrible person, but a brilliant strategist in Foreign Diplomacy

    #1541551

    my 3 cents
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    Washington seems like a good choice but he was a BIG isolationist <in his last speech he pleaded thay america shouldint get into world politics so that would mean no suport for eretz yisrael

    #1541614

    Midwest2
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    Eisenhower. He had both the political skill and organizational smarts, plus having unchallenged integrity.

    FDR as a second choice, although I would worry that the world has changed so much that he might not grasp the current situation.

    The early Lyndon Johnson third. He had the political savvy, but lost his judgment when he succumbed to his Texas machismo and decided to escalate the Vietnam war on the grounds that the world shouldn’t consider the US a “poor, pitiful helpless giant,” thereby creating exactly that situation.

    Actually, I don’t think any of them would be the best pick for our times – Mr. Trump, especially. I’m as old as he is, and it’s obvious that he’s living stuck in times past, kind of like a bug encased in amber. The world has changed incredibly, and you have to admit it before you can deal effectively with it.

    #1541789

    iacisrmma
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    Rufus T. Firefly, President of Freedonia

    #1541814

    CTLAWYER
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    @iacisrmma

    Just what we need a MARXist……………………..

    #1541828

    lesschumras
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    CT Lawyer, Bill Clinton was ( and remains ) a serial adulterer who forced a Jewish employee to do something inappropriate

    #1541822

    akuperma
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    One should note that American isolationism was based on the fact that America’s military wasn’t even able to defend the country (we only defeated the British since we had help from several other countries, and especially France). We several years after Washington the US launched what amounted to a “special forces” raid we largely used locally recruited mercenaries and it was so amazing we still sing about to this day (in the Marine hymn, the “Shores of Tripoli”). Like most of the founding fathers, while being very pragmatic he was also quite self-righteous and if he ever imagined the USA has a major power he would have expected us to be interventionist good guys saving the world.

    #1542523

    1
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    President Jefferson Davis. Jews thrived in the South, before the civil war. Lincoln expanded the power of the federal government; very overrated. Other choices would be Andrew Jackson, Theodore Roosevelt, Warren Harding, and Calvin Coolidge.

    #1544859

    whitecar
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    Theordore Roosvelt may have had good war and econimic policies, but his anti semitism?

    #1545838

    yisroellazear
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    Truman. The more we know about him, the better he looks.
    A mench

    #1547350

    whitecar
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    If not Trump I would definetly say Ronald Reagen!

    #1562518

    skripka
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    With the way Trump tweets and blithers sometimes I’d go for Buchanan. He was known to be overly quiet. Once told by a reporter that he’d bet that he could get him to say more than two words, Buchanan responded “You lose” . When he died an actress said “Who could tell?” . So he would be quite refreshing

    #1562521

    skripka
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    Sorry, not Buchanan. Calvin Coolidge

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