Discussion in 'Political Opinions & Beliefs' started by Teddy Roosevelt, Apr 8, 2016.
Who do you feel, of this grouping, was the best President the U.S. has had?
My vote is for FDR.... The New Deal re-made the economy and saved it from going down a lot of dead-end roads that it could have gone on with another President. And then he followed that up by winning World War II. Not bad for an encore. Roosevelt made the modern Presidency.... when you think about it, he was the prototype for what we expect a President to be - an effective communicator, a legislative wizard, an able economic administrator, and a wise commander-in-chief. He did it all.
You failed to list Andrew Jackson as an option, so the thread is officially invalid!
Old Hickory, every time.
Out of the options provided, Eisenhower is the easy choice for me.
-Warned against the military industrial complex.
-Signed the Civil Rights Act of 1957.
-Federal Highway Act
-Strong Cold War era leadership without being a warmonger.
I'm with Ricky in wishing Andrew Jackson were on the list, though.
Polk picked a fight with Mexico and gave us the western US as a prize. FDR was horrible, his new deal failed and it was only the war that pulled us out of it. FDR also tried to stack the Supreme Court so he could do whatever he wanted......megalomaniac.
I think you're invalid because the poll states "Other (please specify)".
Andrew Jackson must be explicitly mentioned.
Andrew Jackson threw a kegger on the front lawn of the WH for his inauguration but when he ran out of beer the mob became angry and he had to sneak out of a window in the back to avoid being strung up Hahahaha.
I guess he was alright.
Well actually the New Deal was a dead end road.
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Washington far and away. Had he not been the man he was we might well have been a country with a constitutional monarchy.
I can walk out the front door of my house and look in either direction and see things that the WPA, the PWA and the CCC built still serving three quarters of a century after those programs were concieved to get people back to work.
So my vote is FDR, who has always been my favorite President.
But Lincoln saved the Republic, Washington insured its early survival, and Jefferson took the opportunity the turned the US into a continental power.
I am all in for Reagan.
Yes, FDR did want to be in the middle of the war waged by Hitler on Europe along with his buddy Mussolini. And his path was to get the Japanese to attack Pearl Harbor.
While Democrats school us to think FDR corrected a depression, no he did not. An economy is not a ball of steel. To fall on the ground and not bounce back. An economy is more like a rubber ball. It bounces by itself. We the people need to keep buying things. We will buy ourselves partway out. WW2 actually solved FDR problems and he solved ours by making this nation the most severely taxed nation of all times.
The modern president sucks. It means he is a throw back to the days of kings. It assumes for his sake far too much authority. It is not his due to the constitution. He simply steals power. Obama has had a heck of a fight with congress and courts. He wages war on the constitution on two fronts. Study more on FDR and learn he did it too. Democrats fall in love with those they see as kings for some very odd reason.
Notice the love of the FDR programs. Many were struck down. This was because they were extremely illegal.
It is time to roll out the wisdom of Davy Crockett.
I am in for Reagan for some very vital reasons.
In a huge word, national security.
Reagan worked his plan. His plan was to put an end to Soviet domination of Europe and some of Africa and clear to Cuba and even later Venezuela.
Reagan's plan freed many nations in Europe. They ended some terrible fighting in other countries. He plucked out the Soviet eye. And as to Russia, the public there over time had enormous benefits. They now live in the modern age. They wear great clothes. Not the drab Soviet era stuff. Freed Europe also made the same vast changes.
Reagan ended up vastly improving not only the economy of the USA, but the economy globally.
Democrats despise giving him credit but I speak the truth.
I also enjoyed Reagan's America far more than the today America. Reagan did not bow to Muslims. He did not keep telling us they are no danger.
As to this country and our economy, we never had it so good as what he made of this economy.
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