America Wisin' Up!

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    Newser) – It’s Presidents Day, so surely you’re wondering: Who is America’s greatest president? A recent Gallup poll has your answer: Ronald Reagan, according to 19% of respondents. Gallup has asked the same "greatest president" question eight times over the last 12 years, and Reagan has come out on top three of those times. The other top vote-getters are Abraham Lincoln, with four wins, and John F. Kennedy with two (one was a tie with Lincoln). This year’s top 10:


    1.Ronald Reagan: 19%
    2.Abraham Lincoln: 14%
    3.Bill Clinton: 13%
    4.John F. Kennedy: 11%
    5.George Washington: 10%
    6.Franklin Roosevelt: 8%
    Happy Presidents Day: Ronald Reagan Was America's Greatest President, Says Gallup Poll

    Five percent of the folks made a terrible mistake for #7....
     
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    And 55% of the readers of the poll find that "Depressing," as they should. :lol:

    Lincoln, Washington, FDR are consistently ranked the top 3, not necessarily in that order.

    Reagan? Pfft. :razz:
     
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    FDR? Pfft. :eusa_whistle:
     
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    AMERICA DUMBING DOWN

    19% are TOTAL DUMMIES who believe Reagan is America's greatest president because, among other things, he "destroyed the Soviet Union".

    "I could have stayed in power for the rest of my life. There was no serious political or economic crisis in the Soviet Union when I became General Secretary of the Comunist Party".

    Mikhail Gorbachev, Hard Talk, BBC
     
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    Tell it to historians the world over. They look beyond silly soundbytes.
     
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    Lincoln, then Washington are the two greatest in my opinion. Anyone who says otherwise is just :cuckoo:.
     
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    Jefferson, Reagan, Eisenhower. (I like Ike)
     
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    Well since academics write the history books these days, it's to be expected that historians think FDR was a super hero. He was a corrupt Constitution hating commie.
     
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    Anyway you look at it. George was the one who shaped the Presidency and the beginning of this great country. He did not try to take lifetime control and set the precedent of a term limit. Another person in that office at that time and things might have turned out a lot differently. Washington was a unifying figure in a time that this country needed to become one entity and he succeeded where most others could have failed.

    Even though other Presidents had good reigns most of the ones at the top of the list are because the were war presidents. Lincoln has his place because he preserved the Union and should be second. Reagan was a powerful figure that brought this country back and led to the end of the cold war. But to judge him correctly we need another generation to pass before having a realistic judgment of his terms.
     
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    "I could have stayed in power for the rest of my life. There was no serious political or economic crisis in the Soviet Union when I became General Secretary of the Comunist Party".

    Mikhail Gorbachev, Hard Talk, BBC
     

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