Your favourite US President ....and why ?

barryt007barryt007 Stalking Kara Milovy with an elephant gun and a chainsaw.
edited February 2018 in General Discussion Posts: 16,849
For me ..it's FDR ...he knew the situation Britain was in,during WWII ,and that we stood alone against Germany,Italy and Japan,and did his all to help my country.

For me,God bless this man,a hero in my eyes,and always will be.

Your President ?
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  • chrisisallchrisisall Brosnan Defender Of The Realm
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    Jimmy Carter. A good man. Apparently too good for the office. Not prepared for the shark infested waters, but look where he is today. Be like Jimmy Carter.
  • Agent007391Agent007391 Up, Up, Down, Down, Left, Right, Left, Right, B, A, Start
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    I don't have a favorite, but Bill Clinton and Barack Obama would be up there.
  • Fire_and_Ice_ReturnsFire_and_Ice_Returns The Phantom Planet
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    I liked the one who hunted vampires ;)
  • BirdlesonBirdleson San Jose, CA
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    Just a reminder that the political threads were cut down to one because the vitriol was getting out of hand, and it was decide that they needed to be limited to one location. If this becomes a battlefield it will be shut down and/or merged with the existing thread. @barryt007 you're in control, it's your thread, please maintain order, and don't be afraid to ask for intervention.

    Having said that, in my lifetime: I was too young to comprehend JFK. LBJ was great domestically, but his shenanigans in Viet Nam take him down substantially. Most effective would be Bill Clinton.

    My favorite - Barack Obama.
  • BirdlesonBirdleson San Jose, CA
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    chrisisall wrote: »
    Jimmy Carter. A good man. Apparently too good for the office.

    You got it.
  • PropertyOfALadyPropertyOfALady Colders Federation CEO
    edited February 2018 Posts: 3,092
    I'ma cast a vote for Reagan. Or JFK. Or FDR... you know what? Too many to choose from. But those are my top ones.
  • BMW_with_missilesBMW_with_missiles All the usual refinements.
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    I liked the one who hunted vampires ;)

    Some presidents have had far greater adventures...
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    I'ma cast a vote for Reagan. Or JFK. Or FDR... you know what? Too many to choose from. But those are my top ones.

    Excellent choices, especially Reagan.
  • PropertyOfALadyPropertyOfALady Colders Federation CEO
    edited February 2018 Posts: 3,092
    STAR WARS!!!

    That image though. It's kinda true!
  • Fire_and_Ice_ReturnsFire_and_Ice_Returns The Phantom Planet
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    I liked the one who hunted vampires ;)

    Some presidents have had far greater adventures...
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    I did not know Clinton was a Lycanthrope

  • BMW_with_missilesBMW_with_missiles All the usual refinements.
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    Man, they even got the saxophone.
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    I don’t hold any on a pedestal, but some I rate highly: Lincoln, FDR, Eisenhower, JFK, and Reagan.

    My least favorites are easier: James Buchanan, Andrew Johnson, Herbert Hoover, Bill Clinton, George Bush Jr., and Donald Trump. There are many other bad ones too but those make me groan a lot.
  • Fire_and_Ice_ReturnsFire_and_Ice_Returns The Phantom Planet
    edited February 2018 Posts: 6,781
    There is one of G.W.

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    :))

  • chrisisallchrisisall Brosnan Defender Of The Realm
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    FoxRox wrote: »
    I don’t hold any on a pedestal, but some I rate highly: Lincoln, FDR, Eisenhower, JFK, and Reagan.
    Reagan was a fool, and a puppet of others. See: Iran/Contra. He also began the destruction of the American middle class. He meant well, but he wasn't that bright. At all. Still, Don makes him look smart...
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    chrisisall wrote: »
    FoxRox wrote: »
    I don’t hold any on a pedestal, but some I rate highly: Lincoln, FDR, Eisenhower, JFK, and Reagan.
    Reagan was a fool, and a puppet of others. See: Iran/Contra. He also began the destruction of the American middle class. He meant well, but he wasn't that bright. At all. Still, Don makes him look smart...

    I notice Democrats love to use every chance they get to tear down Reagan. I assumed you could be one due to the hate for Reagan and love for Carter (who I don’t hate). I know he wasn’t perfect, but Reagan did good things, and he actually used optimism to help lead the country rather than Trump’s pessimistic approach (I hate the Reagan/Trump comparisons). Reagan loved America. Trump loves Trump.
  • RemingtonRemington I'll do anything for a woman with a knife.
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    I'ma cast a vote for Reagan. Or JFK. Or FDR... you know what? Too many to choose from. But those are my top ones.

    Mine as well. Plenty of things I disagreed with them on but respectable nonetheless.
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    I'ma cast a vote for Reagan. Or JFK. Or FDR... you know what? Too many to choose from. But those are my top ones.

    Definitely good picks there.

    Like I said though, unfortunately, it's easier for me to pick out my least favorites. This article includes some stuff I dislike about the popular Bill Clinton:

    https://listverse.com/2014/02/05/10-reasons-bill-clinton-was-secretly-a-terrible-president/
  • chrisisallchrisisall Brosnan Defender Of The Realm
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    FoxRox wrote: »
    I notice Democrats love to use every chance they get to tear down Reagan.
    Not a Democrat. Just an observer of all the foolishness. Not a fan of Bill, BTW.
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    chrisisall wrote: »
    FoxRox wrote: »
    I notice Democrats love to use every chance they get to tear down Reagan.
    Not a Democrat. Just an observer of all the foolishness. Not a fan of Bill, BTW.

    That’s fair. I’m a strong independent you could say. Didn’t want to say for sure. I probably lean Democrat a little but both sides make me sick. Glad to see another who doesn’t like Bill; refreshing.
  • JamesBondKenyaJamesBondKenya God I love Quantum of Solace
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    This thread is going to go so out of control so soon. It’s literally a ticking time bomb
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    This thread is going to go so out of control so soon. It’s literally a ticking time bomb

    Naturally - like any other political thread anywhere else on the entire internet. But they'll keep on existing anyway so why worry.
  • PropertyOfALadyPropertyOfALady Colders Federation CEO
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    :D
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    :D

    The face of Reagan!
  • PropertyOfALadyPropertyOfALady Colders Federation CEO
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    Haha, yes.
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    While I'd agree with those who say FDR was the greatest president of say the last 100 years, I'll go with Washington. I suppose I base my opinion largely on the man and his actions before he became president, so maybe my "vote" would be disallowed. But what a massive undertaking that was at the start of this new nation, with Washington as General and Commander-in-chief of the Continental Army--during that time, I think of his leadership, wisdom, vision and daring. Talk about long odds--but they were bound to create a new and free nation. And he presided over the Congress that formed the Constitution.

    Then as president, he's been the only president to win all the Electoral College votes...served two terms...then gave it all up, though he was apparently so popular he could've become king. Also interestingly, in his farewell presidential address, he warned against the dangers inherent in competing political parties (which were just starting in the U.S. at the time), concerned that they could fracture the union.
  • JamesBondKenyaJamesBondKenya God I love Quantum of Solace
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    We should have a presidents elimination game
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    We should have a presidents elimination game

    That would be hilarious, good fun!
  • BirdlesonBirdleson San Jose, CA
    edited February 2018 Posts: 25,107
    I've brought this up before, but did you ever notice that those of us that were adults during the Reagan Era ( me, @chrisisall , @4EverBonded , @BeatlesSansEarmuffs ), have a strong dislike for him and what he did? Maybe there is a reason for that. We saw it first hand.
  • BirdlesonBirdleson San Jose, CA
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    This thread is going to go so out of control so soon. It’s literally a ticking time bomb

    You are correct, and I am not helping. Let us get back to naming favorites and not commenting on others' choices.
  • Fire_and_Ice_ReturnsFire_and_Ice_Returns The Phantom Planet
    edited February 2018 Posts: 6,781


    UK members will remember this.
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