Greatest President

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WhatsUp
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Greatest President

Post by WhatsUp » Mon Feb 16, 2009 6:42 pm

Who is the greatest president since you were born?

Ronald Reagan got my vote!

COWman
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Ronald Duck?

Post by COWman » Wed Feb 18, 2009 1:51 pm

Are you kidding?
Reagan economics is what got us into this mess. "Free markets can manage themselves".
"Debt doesn't matter". "Government is the problem". Why is everyone now going to the government for a solution ... the banks, car companies, etc.

Clinton screw up least of the modern Prez's.

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Post by nomnnice » Wed Feb 18, 2009 4:57 pm

In C-SPAN'S recent survey, Reagan did come in 10th in the ranking. The best? Lincoln. The worst? Buchanan. Isn't it interesting that the president ranked best by historians surved right after the president ranked worst?

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Re: Ronald Duck?

Post by WhatsUp » Wed Feb 18, 2009 11:59 pm

COWman wrote:Are you kidding?
Reagan economics is what got us into this mess.
Reagan ended the cold war. Ending the cold war was a huge factor for the economic boom we saw in the 90s. No one cares to give him any credit. A good leader inspires a nation. Obama is very inspirational. Reagan inspired the whole nation after Carter bankrupted it.

Carter is a great person, but a terrible president. The recent president ranking was for the media, by the media. They were hoping the make the headline that Bush was the worst president. But all these historians forgot one thing - history is a better judge for a president than anything else.

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Re: Ronald Duck?

Post by praecorloth » Thu Feb 19, 2009 9:53 am

WhatsUp wrote:Reagan ended the cold war. Ending the cold war was a huge factor for the economic boom we saw in the 90s. No one cares to give him any credit. A good leader inspires a nation. Obama is very inspirational. Reagan inspired the whole nation after Carter bankrupted it.
No one gives him any credit because it was going to end like that regardless of who was in office. Though his administration did trade weapons for hostages, thus negotiating with terrorists.

Also Reaganomics was pretty much the worst thing to happen to this country until Little Boy Bush.

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Post by Saturnal » Thu Feb 19, 2009 3:03 pm

Reagan ended the cold war by escalating it.

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