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Old 11-26-2016, 04:41 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Best Presidents in last 100 years?

I'm going with FDR, Kennedy, and Carter (who is unfairly maligned).

FDR gave us the New Deal, pulling us out of the Great Depression. He supported repealing prohibition and did what he could to avoid getting pulled in to England's colonialist bullshit again (ie, WW1) while not allowing Germany and Japan to take over the world.

Kennedy was an agent of change and could have lessened the paranoid and destructive foreign policy that had sprung up after FDR's death. They killed him for it, and I feel like we've been missing our soul ever since. Just so much evil that could have been averted.

Carter was pro-environment, pro-education, and generally anti-escalation. The Iran hostage crisis was inherited from the shitty CIA games previous presidents played over there. That's actually my favorite thing about Carter - that he didn't use those monsters to install monsters all over the world. He did continue some support for dictators we already put up though, which is a mark against him. But he helped legalize home brewed beer so its all good

Honorable mention to General Marshall, George Wallace, and Robert Kennedy. Not presidents, just decent.
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Old 11-26-2016, 05:12 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Carter. The best ex pres too.
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Cant believe I'm sayin' this, FDR, , , ,
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Old 11-28-2016, 12:28 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Ok whose your favorite stinky cheese prime minister?
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Carter was a good president, imo, but he's an even better human being.

Kennedy was assassinated, so that makes him popular. He did start the Vietnam war. Then there's the Bay of Pigs fiasco.

I rather like Obama. The ACA is historical.
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I don't have one.^^politics ain't my thang.

I vote though.
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Carter was a good president, imo, but he's an even better human being.

Kennedy was assassinated, so that makes him popular. He did start the Vietnam war. Then there's the Bay of Pigs fiasco.

I rather like Obama. The ACA is historical.
You're probably right, Kennedy presidency was massively flawed, and I'm definitely wearing rose colored glasses. But I do think Kennedy inherited an enormous, immensely fucked up covert/terrorist war being waged by the c.i.a. under Ike. I don't think he was really prepared to handle it and relied on the (insanely paranoid and hawkish) old guard too much to decide foreign policy. He got killed not even three years into his first term after threatening to dismantle the c.i.a. and had a plan to get out of Vietnam by 1965. We'll never know, but I think he would have shaped up OK.
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I rather like Ford. He was the closest thing to harmless I've ever seen in a politician, and he smoked a pipe, which is cool.

Also, there's a small possibility he accidentally called my house collect when I was a kid.



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Ford pardoned Nixon. That was pretty shady imo. He also was the only prez not elected, (A little factoid for our Canadian friends!) He also fell down a lot.

And the old fake collect call. That's how a whole generation of young people, communicated with their parents.
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Kennedy's charisma distorted his presidency.
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Honorable mention to General Marshall, George Wallace, and Robert Kennedy. Not presidents, just decent.
did you mean Henry Wallace ?
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yea, total brain fart there. fuck george wallace, henry wallace would have made a beast president
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Ford pardoned Nixon. That was pretty shady imo. He also was the only prez not elected, (A little factoid for our Canadian friends!) He also fell down a lot.
There were 9 presidents that weren't elected.

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Your whole country is shady as fuck.

Fuck all your presidents.
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Lol sorry for laughing.

Now I'm hearing your country has a secret society where your politicians are involved in black magic sacrificing babies and shit wtf!?
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Um, well, ok...
The other eight ran for Vice-President and became prez when the prez stepped down (or was taken down).

Ford was never elected VP.



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I had almost forgot about Spiro T Agnew. Thanks.
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I forgot about Agnew, too. LOL. Agnew.



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