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originally posted by: deckdel
a reply to: DigginFoTroof
You for sure picked already the winning combo
Obama - clear winner. Communist, divider, ruined economy, regulated to death, etc etc
FDR - allowed Nazis to rise in power, allowed Commies to take over Eastern-Europe, socialistic economic policies let depression and suffering continue longer than any other way
Wilson - surrendered right to print money to private banks, and subjected US economy to their direction
originally posted by: paraphi
Well, from a purely historical perspective (and as a non-American looking in), I think that the general consensus is that following were the worst, or at least in the top ten.
Worst - James Buchanan 1857-61 - Poor choice of slavery policies
Second Worst: Warren Harding 1921-23 - Just not very good
Third worst: Millard Fillmore 1850-53 - Another poor slavery president...
Too early to say whether Trump was good or bad to there is no historical place for judgement - same with Obama. In US divisive politics today the "worst" is the person you did not vote for, but most other people did.
originally posted by: Assassin82
My worst President was President Garfield. Reason? Well he was oranger than Trump and kept trying to send Nermal to Abu Dhabi! And the way he treated Odie? C’mon!! Ridiculous. He was fat, lazy, never did nothin!
My favorite was President Dwayne Elizondo Mountain Dew Herbert Camacho. He was simply the best!
originally posted by: Nickn3
On FDR, your prospective may be skewed by time. The Allies did not have control of the seas or the air. The US lost a tremendous amount of supplies in convoys during WW2 see below.
U.S. Merchant Ships Sunk or Damaged in World War II. According to the War Shipping Administration, the U.S. Merchant Marine suffered the highest rate of casualties of any service in World War II. Officially, a total of 1,554 ships were sunk due to war conditions, including 733 ships of over 1,000 gross tons.
On Lincoln: we were a young nation, history lends wisdom. I don’t think Lincoln was completely informed. Both sides were making decisions on slow and old information without the instant communications that we have today.
On Wilson: the Federal Reserve provided the funding for the US to grow into the only surviving super power. Wilson lived through the time period that took us from horseback into the automobile.
Just playing devils advocate, no one has a crystal ball. These guys probably did the best that they could under very trying circumstances. Do you think JFK would have went to Dallas if he know what awaited him? Monday morning quarterbacking is easy. Try to understand why each of these men made the decisions that changed the world.