May 16, 2019 9:34 am at 9:34 am #1727873
FDR?May 16, 2019 11:22 am at 11:22 am #1728017
Obama accomplished one of his primary goals: establishing an American national health insurance that is too popular to abolish. Johnson was successful in radically changing the role of government in social programs, which was what he wanted to do. Roosevelt convinced the American people to reject both Communism and Fascism, which many if not most Americans in 1932 were likely futures, and then managed to get the United States into World War II even though most Americans were isolationists (without Roosevelt, there is a good chance American would not be western style democracy, and that the thrid Reich would now be approaching its 100th anniversay). Carter and Hoover failed in all their policies, but both were seen as nice guys. Its too early to tell with Trump though he has managed to put a brake on the leftward shifing of the judiciary which was one on his major goals.
For super-losers, I would suggest Andrew Johnson and William Henry Harrison.May 16, 2019 11:22 am at 11:22 am #1728006
Shows how short-sighted and historically ignorant you are that Grant isn’t even on the list. He’s clearly the most anti-Semitic president in US history. He expelled the Jews from Tennessee. What did Obama do for comparison? Spoke nicely about Palestinians? What did Carter do already as a president? Brokered peace with Egypt?May 16, 2019 11:22 am at 11:22 am #1727946
I’d put Carter as much worse than Obama.
Trump should be on the best Presidents list.May 16, 2019 12:07 pm at 12:07 pm #1728058
It isn’t so clear about Grant, and in particular how much he had to do with the anti-Jewish order issued by his office, and promptly cancelled. Looking at his whole career, he appears to have good relations with Jews.May 16, 2019 12:07 pm at 12:07 pm #1728059
Creating peace with Egypt by Carter was a great accomplishment that still is surviving today.May 16, 2019 12:07 pm at 12:07 pm #1728060
What about W and his Iraq War?May 16, 2019 12:08 pm at 12:08 pm #1728063
Trump is a great president.
Worst in no particular order:
Woodrow WilsonMay 16, 2019 5:30 pm at 5:30 pm #1728218
@akuperma, So whoever achieves their agenda is a good prez?
FDR started Homeless America and didn’t allow the MS Saint Louis in.
@Yserbius2 You seem very offended. I’ll gladly add Grant to the list. Please be mochel me.May 16, 2019 9:51 pm at 9:51 pm #1728284
one man bandParticipant
Warren Harding was a terrible alcoholic and had affairs in the white house multiple times, in addition to being horrible on just about everythingMay 16, 2019 11:33 pm at 11:33 pm #1728429
Clinton should be somewhere on top of the list.May 17, 2019 12:31 am at 12:31 am #1728435
Abe Lincoln caused the civil war by being elected. He should have resigned and waited for slavery to fizzle out which it probably would have.May 17, 2019 1:37 am at 1:37 am #1728457
Harding was actually one of the best presidents. “one man band” is lying. There is no indication that he was an alcoholic, and he is only known to have had two affairs in his life, one of which was before his presidency.
Worst presidents: Woodrow Wilson, James Buchanan, Barack Obama.May 17, 2019 3:41 pm at 3:41 pm #1728558
In chronological order:
Andrew Jackson perpetrated genocide. That should put him at the bottom of any list, particularly one created by Jews. Note that he is Trump’s favorite President.
Pierce’s stupid policies led directly to massive nativist bigotry, a huge financial panic and to the Civil War.
Buchanan continued Pierce’s bad policies and by the end of his term a bunch of states were no longer in the US.
Andrew Johnson was totally ineffective.
Grant was even worse, presiding over levels of corruption unprecedented in American history. He also allowed a massive financial panic that led to the longest depression of the 19th century.
Harding had levels of corruption that may have surpassed Grant’s, was the only President prior to Trump to have had to pay hush money to a mistress, had an illegitimate child with a different mistress, promoted catastrophic tariff increases that led to a depression all over rural America, and promoted nativist bigotry.
No President since has been as bad as any of these, although Trump’s polices are really similar to Harding’s and may turn out similarly.May 17, 2019 4:32 pm at 4:32 pm #1728606
Grant and Harding may have been inept and tolerated corruption if not corrupt themselves, but they also made serious efforts to support civil rights laws (remember the Democrats were the party opposed to civil rights until the second half on the 20th century – until then, most Blacks were Republicans). Jackson may have supported a well established policy of forcing Indians to relocate away from population centers, but his policies in what is known as the Jacksonian era led to opening up political participation to a wide range of Americans including Jews. American was arugably moving towards developing an aristorcracy until Jackson shook things up. That the Democrats under Jackson significantly included the working class led in the long run to opening the way for Blacks to eventually join the system (though that was clearly not his intent), and by opening up the political system to the proletariat the US avoided the severe class-based divisions found in Britain. For all your criticism of Pierce and Buchanan, as well as Jackson, that by acting in ways that postponed the Civil War, they significant increased the liklihood of a Union victory – if the civil war has begun 30 years earlier, before railroads, with only muzzle loaders, and with the northern states not have pulled way ahead of the south in terms of industrial capacity, the outcome might have been very different, and the presidents from Jackson through Buchanan all worked to prevent the civil war. It should be noted that support for tariffs has wide support in the past, usually among the “liberals” favoring protecting jobs rather than “conservaties” who see free trade as promoting economic development.May 20, 2019 7:33 pm at 7:33 pm #1729797
Joe -“I’d put Carter as much worse than Obama.”
Carter only became Pro-muslim after he left office.
The reason Obama is the worse, is not because of Jews, but because of the Iran deal!
This deal will very soon lead the World into WWIII. And it will be a nuclear war.
Now I’m waiting for all the deniers.May 21, 2019 12:34 am at 12:34 am #1729858
2 best presidents in modern times
Donald Trump.May 21, 2019 12:34 am at 12:34 am #1729857
Health. maybe thw abandening the Iran deal that they abided by will put us into war.May 21, 2019 12:43 pm at 12:43 pm #1730114
Laskern – Your statement is delusional! Do you remember the PM of Israel getting up and telling the world that they have proof that Iran is well on the way to acquirinig Nuclear weapons?May 21, 2019 12:45 pm at 12:45 pm #1730164
“This deal will very soon lead the World into WWIII.”
Lol! The deal was abandoned by the current President, any war that may result is because the deal was abandoned
“And it will be a nuclear war”
Netanyahu said in 2012 That Iran is “six months away from a bomb” It is now over 6 years later Even if Iran gets a bomb today. Obama got us 6 years of extra life on Earth without a nuclear Iran (unless Netanyahu was lying)
amazing! Obama zal er zein gezunt in shtark gave us all 6 years! wow easily the best president!
As to the President who will, in your view, get us into WW3 by having abandoned the deal, well that wasn’t Obama, guess who it was?May 21, 2019 1:10 pm at 1:10 pm #1730198
Ubiq -“Lol! The deal was abandoned by the current President, any war that may result is because the deal was abandoned”
You so believe the Liberal propaganda – you won’t understand the points!
The main thing is – not to let Iran do whatever it feels like. They are heading to World Conquest.
Of course having Nukes will help them. The US has to Stop them. There once was a Western World, but
their Liberal Mentality has destroyed or about to destroy them!
I’m sure the Great Trump knows this. He’ll first try Stopping iran with Sanctions.
If this doesn’t work, he’ll destroy them, before they get Nukes!May 21, 2019 5:46 pm at 5:46 pm #1730432
5 Worst Presidents (only taking into account their conduct as President):
1. Andrew Johnson: (let the worst parts of the South revive after the Civil War, ignored the terrible violence and discrimination against former slaves in the South)
2. James Buchanan (tried to appease the South and preserve slaverly, wishy-washy approach didn’t stop the Civil War but let the South get a jump on North in advance of the Civil War)
3. Andrew Jackson: (trail of tears and other horrible crimes against Native Americans–refused to listen to the Supreme Court)
4. Woodrow Wilson: (racist who reintroduced segregation into the government; authoritarian who got anti-free speech legislation passed and created a federal propaganda office; presided over a very slanted peace after WWI that ultimately led to WWII)
5. Lyndon Johnson: (committed the US to war in Vietnam under false pretenses; was a disgusting low-life who humiliated subordinates and the office)May 21, 2019 5:47 pm at 5:47 pm #1730433
Grant, as far as I know, did nothing anti-semitic while President. His expulsion decree was as a general during the Civil War. And if we are going to count pre-President conduct, Grant has to be among the greatest President. He won the Civil War. Without him the USA as we know it would not exist, slavery might still exist in the Confederacy, and the USA probably doesn’t intervene in either of the World Wars (or the South also intervenes on the German side), and who knows where that leaves world history.May 22, 2019 12:47 pm at 12:47 pm #1731160
Quality of a Prez should be measure by their effect on the country not their personal conduct unless maybe if the personal conduct molds the country’s.May 22, 2019 1:56 pm at 1:56 pm #1731223
Every single one until 2 other presidents have served.
President A gets elected. “Oh, he’s horrible! Our taxes have gone up! That bill he signed! It’s a shanda! Why did people elect him?!”
President B’s turn: “He’s as bad as the last one! Can you believe what he just vetoed?! And he said he would improve education. Taxes are higher than ever!”
President C’s first term: “I can’t believe he sent troops to war! And that international treaty is a joke. I mean, President A never would’ve voted like that”.
President D: “remember the good old days of President A? Low taxes, less crime? He had great immigrant reform and he really helped the education platform. So much better than the current loser.”
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