Was Bush the worst President ever?

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    Was George W. Bush the worst president ever? - The Week

    Former White House press secretary Ari Fleisher told NBC News: "I'm increasingly doubtful, just because I think the lens of history is not changing. A lot of us used to say President Bush will look good and he'll be vindicated in the public eye. But realistically speaking, I don't see a lot of the people who write history all of a sudden changing their mind about George W. Bush."

    As Jill Lawrence points out, the polling of historians seems to back this up.

    Nearly 60 percent of the historians and political scientists in a 2006 Siena College survey rated Bush's presidency a failure and two-thirds said he did not have a realistic chance of improving his standing.
     
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    Nearly 60 percent of the historians and political scientists in a 2006 Siena College survey rated Bush's presidency a failure and two-thirds said he did not have a realistic chance of improving his standing.

    A 2010 Siena ranking of presidential scholars rated Bush as one of the nation's five worst presidents. A similar 2009 C-SPAN ranking put Bush in the bottom eight.

    It is certainly possible that years of reflection and a reinterpretation of his presidency could end up putting Bush in a more positive light, but there's no avoiding the reality that his decision to go to war in Iraq and policies of fiscal recklessness led to huge problems for the country. These are problems the country may still be reeling from as historians give Bush their second look
     
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    he will go down in history as the worst or second worst
     
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    Worst - Obama
    Ties for second worst - Carter/Clinton
     
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    Certainly the only thing I'd vote for him for.
     
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    LBJ and Jackson.
     
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    The worst thing W did was to be replaced by Obabble.
     
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    Actually, Bush laid the groundwork for a string of Democratic Presidents to come
     
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    FDR put selected American citizens behind barbed wire for the duration of WW2. Truman was probably the worst president in modern history but the left has propped up his legacy with fake cliches. LBJ got us into Vietnam with a fake crisis and Bill Clinton was the only president in history who was accused of rape.
     
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    how many presidents crashed the entire world economy?
     
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