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Who is your favorite US President?

June 13 2012 at 3:04 PM

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Aurora's Lincoln thread got me thinking. Who's your favorite prez?

I love honest Abe. He's probably the most important president. But I love Teddy Roosevelt. The rough riders and all that. He was a badass.

And then there's Clinton. I'm going with Clinton.

 
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Re: Who is your favorite US President?

June 13 2012, 3:06 PM 

Thomas Jefferson. Even as a little kid I was just all about him. I even got to see his house when I was 12. It has a lot to do with his writing.





 
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Re: Who is your favorite US President?

June 13 2012, 3:07 PM 

Monticello.

Cool name.

 
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Re: Who is your favorite US President?

June 13 2012, 3:08 PM 

It means "hillock" or "little mountain" in Italian. I agree it is a cool name.





 
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Re: Who is your favorite US President?

June 13 2012, 3:10 PM 

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Re: Who is your favorite US President?

June 13 2012, 4:26 PM 

FDR.

The whole Four Freedoms thing.

That and they were practically ready to give him king-like powers during the war and he didn't take them.

George Washington also for similar humility and restraint.

Love TJ too - but he was a little bit of a bitch too I think.

 
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Re: Who is your favorite US President?

June 13 2012, 7:27 PM 

Chester A. Arthur

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Re: Who is your favorite US President?

June 14 2012, 5:58 AM 

I always liked Jimmy Carter.

 
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June 14 2012, 6:37 AM 

That figures.

 
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Re: Who is your favorite US President?

June 14 2012, 7:23 AM 

There's nothing like a dig so opaque that the recipient has no idea what you're talking about.

 
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June 14 2012, 7:43 AM 

Saying you like Jimmy Carter is broadcasting that you are a bleeding heart liberal. I take it your anon isn't, hence the dig. This is how it is in the US nowadays: obnoxious. Many conservatives consider Jimmy to be the worst president in US history, and Reagan the greatest. I'm certainly cutting a lot out here, but that's the gist of it.

Man wore a sweater.
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June 14 2012, 9:08 AM 

OK, thanks, I get it now.

 
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June 14 2012, 9:26 AM 

I'm gonna go with John Adams. I loved his HBO series. happy.gif

 
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Re: Who is your favorite US President?

June 14 2012, 9:33 AM 

Teddy

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"He is noted for his exuberant personality, range of interests and achievements, and his leadership of the Progressive Movement, as well as his "cowboy" persona and robust masculinity."

 
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Re: Who is your favorite US President?

June 14 2012, 9:37 AM 

Carter came in at a strange time in American history, where the political culture was trying to shake off the scandal of Watergate. He was really, not a man meant to be President, and I mean that with all due respect. He is, seemingly, a sincere, intelligent and caring man and successful businessman who tried to do what was right, but seemed overmatched by the position. It seems like the factors at play at the time (economy, political turmoil, Iran, Cold War) would conspire to scuttle any president.

Also, giving away the Panama Canal was dumb.

 
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June 14 2012, 9:52 AM 

People that remember the Iran hostage crisis and the lines at the gas pump blame him for those things. Let's not talk about Reagan trading arms to Iran for the hostages via Israel and funneling the funds to the Contras in Nicaragua. Nobody wants to hear about that stuff, especially not your run of the mill right wingnut.

 
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June 14 2012, 10:00 AM 

Trust me, I'm no Reagan apologist. But I don't think you can view any president's success simply by their party affiliation. Simply stated - they can't have had no success simply because they had failures...because all of them have had both on varying scales.

As a registered Democrat, would i elect Jimmy Carter today (the younger version)? No, sorry. I just don't think his particular skillset was best suited for executive governmental leadership. Saying that doesn't mean I have to like Reagan - I don't. Though I do think that Ronnie had some positive impact on the country in terms of leadership and belief in ourselves. Like him or not, he restored some of the pride that was stolen during Watergate (only to sully that legacy with Iran-Contra).

To me, some of my faves:

-Teddy Roosevelt
-Eisenhower
-Truman
-First term Clinton
-Polk (yes Polk)
-Lincoln
-Bush 1

 
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June 14 2012, 10:10 AM 

I get that, too. While I'm at it, though, don't forget motivating the so-called "Christian" right! That's done us all sorts of favors! Amazing what being an actor can do for your political career.

I'm going with Grover Cleveland. Because I like saying Grover.

 
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Re: Who is your favorite US President?

June 14 2012, 10:22 AM 

Related:

Final scene of Game of Thrones where heads are depicted on spikes after 'traitors' have been executed (trying not to spoil for anyone) - one of the heads on the spikes is George W. Bush's head, barely disguised!

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Republicans are going batshit, and calling for all good conservo-trons to boycott the show.

The producers say they didn't even notice till after the show aired and a fan pointed it out, that they rent 'prosthetics of all kinds in bulk' and that there was no slight intended to W.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2158950/Fury-HBOs-Game-Thrones-shows-President-George-W-Bushs-decapitated-head-impaled-STAKE.html?ICO=most_read_module

HA!

 
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Re: Who is your favorite US President?

June 14 2012, 10:25 AM 

I kind of think the outrage is deserved. Pretty disrespectful. If that was Obama's head, people would be pissed.

 
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