who is the worst president in the history of united states?

@peercc (332)
India
July 8, 2009 2:54pm CST
from george washington to now who is worst in the history..............
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@heathcliff (1415)
• United States
8 Jul 09
Hard to have a conversation about the worst President in history when most people have not studied history sufficiently enough to hazard a guess. What you are mainly getting are responses that deride an individual for political reasons, hence all the recent names here: Bush, Carter, Obama. The conversation would have to be qualifeid by focusing on what you mean by "worst". Even then it is just personal opinion, but it would be nice if people put some reasons down! I'll give you 3 categories from my limited knowledge, but WITH rationale: Worst Person: Richard Nixon. I actually believed in many of his policies and ideas but we are talking about "the biggest crook to be caught with his hand in the cookie jar". Worst for Economy: Herbert Hoover. Proof positive that big business should not be allowed to dictate policy. Add a complete lack of concern for where the economy was headed and ignoring of the advice of his advisors and you got the recipe for the Great Depression. Worst for Politics: TIE: Thomas Jefferson & John Adams. Back to back Presidents, one from each party of the time, that both supported Sedition Acts: Laws that would have made it illegal to oppose the party in the Presidency. If they had their way, we likely wouldn't be having this discussion! I also wish to go on record against the Carter bashers here. He had horrible advisors in the last year of his Presidency but eventually history will raise his status, just as it lowers Reagan's. As for Obama, noone should be able to make an opinion at this point. In fact, a good 30 years or more may be needed to really gauge the historical importance of a President.
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• United States
9 Jul 09
I would like to put a nod in for this to be best response, Heathcliff is so right that it has to be looked at from different points of views on what could qualify them as the "worst", way to go heathcliff
@kircho (493)
• Bulgaria
8 Jul 09
According to me- it is George Bush.
@xfahctor (14128)
• Lancaster, New Hampshire
8 Jul 09
Was gonna include him too, in the tyranical list, forgot though.
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@anniepa (27242)
• United States
8 Jul 09
Of course we always choose the one or ones we remember personally and/or that had a direct impact on our lives so I'd have to say George W. Bush hands down. I still can't believe he served two terms...lol! Annie
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@jellymonty (2358)
8 Jul 09
I still don't understand why you Americans voted for George Bush (Dubya).. Him and Jimmy Carter share that crown..
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@xfahctor (14128)
• Lancaster, New Hampshire
8 Jul 09
It depends....worse in what way? As far as blatent incompitence, that award I would say may go to Jimmy Carter. As far as authoritarian tyraicism goes, either Abraham Lincoln or Franklin Roosavelt. Tough call, we have had some doozies.
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@Taskr36 (13925)
• United States
9 Jul 09
As far as tyranny goes I think FDR would have to win. It's hard to beat the guy that implemented racist policies that involved putting any America of Japanese and sometimes German descent into concentration camps.
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@Taskr36 (13925)
• United States
9 Jul 09
Perspective is limited since most of us were only alive for maybe 5-8 presidents, but I'm going to say that FDR was the worst by far. This is the racist who took honest, hard working, tax paying Americans and put them in concentration camps based purely on their ethnicity. I think the worst thing is that so many people consider him one of the best despite what he did. He also prolonged the Great Depression for a staggering 12 years and sat on his hands watching as our allies were crushed by the Nazis. The constitution was a joke to him as well, but that's obvious by his actions.
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• United States
8 Jul 09
Say Carter James Buchannon TR FDR Woodraw Wilson (he started the feds and whole international organizations) Bush was pretty bad once he became Pelosi's puppet Soon to be BARRAK Hussein Obama!!
@xfahctor (14128)
• Lancaster, New Hampshire
8 Jul 09
forgot about Wilson's sale of the United States soul to a private internationaly connected banking insittution, dunno how that one got left out.
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• United States
8 Jul 09
Thats ok, there were so many progressive bums that it's hard to keep track, I'm sure i'm missing some too like LBJ and his failed socialist war on poverty LOL.
• United States
8 Jul 09
Oh, don't make me defend Wilson. Of course his administration was the closest thing we have had to a husband/wife team leadership! He is generally just disliked because he was so smart and forward thinking. If the world could have followed his instructions, we would not have had WW2 (at least not at the scale we did). You could argue for either Roosevelt, but it would just come across as sour grapes. Buchannon WAS a tool.
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@Rollo1 (16649)
• Boston, Massachusetts
8 Jul 09
There's a joke that goes like this: Q. Why did Jimmy Carter vote for Barack Obama? A. Because he didn't want to be known as the worst president in history.
@xfahctor (14128)
• Lancaster, New Hampshire
8 Jul 09
rofl!!!!!!!!!!!!
8 Jul 09
Nice! Do you mind if I use that in the future?
• United States
9 Jul 09
I would say that Hoover was a bad president because to put it simply, he dropped the ball during the Great Depression and that is one of the hardest times in our countries history, and he dropped the ball and made it worse. I also think George W Bush is also one of the worst because although Obama is president now, and so many are crying that hes not fixing everything, Bush was president before him and he messed the economy up and on top of that, he was an idiot. People like to compare Obama to him because Obama has made a few verbal blunders, but for gods sake BUSH HAS ENTIRE BOOKS ON HIS BLUNDERS.
• United States
9 Jul 09
obama... nuff said.
@yugasini (12816)
• Anantapur, India
9 Jul 09
hi peercee, in may view Richard Nixon is the worst
• United States
8 Jul 09
I would have said Jimmy Carter up until about 6 months ago.