Will Obama be remembered as the worst potus in US history?

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  1. Grampa Murked U
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    His only tangible accomplishment is Ocare, and that is arguably not a positive. Can he change course and get us on track?
     
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    Not by me.

    He'll have to go a long way to match the destruction wrought by Wilson, FDR or LBJ....But he is giving it the old college try.

    Unlike many, I don't pretend that history started the day I was born.
     
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    lol
     
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    I'll give you Wilson, FDR with caveats, LBJ? Not so much. Both FDR and LBJ did address some issues domestically that needed addressing, though neither personally bought into the rationales. Nope, I don't mean the "New Deal" stuff or "War on Poverty" stuff. I mean race and class issues. FDR also did some very shrewd moves on the foreign front, cutting off Japan's oil and steel not being one of them.
     
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    Hope not. My guess is the 2010 election might just save him from that dubious honor. That said, making GW Bush look downright reasonable takes a special kind of incompetence.
     
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    The things that FDR and LBJ did that weren't bad would have eventually been solved anyway and the damage they wrought were permanent. I'm with Oddball, Obama's not on that list yet. Obamacare makes him a worthy candidate to join them. But he's not there yet.

    The problem with those three is they all led to the issues we have today. Wilson started us on the path of being policeman to the world. FDR created social security and put our path to socialism in warp drive and destroyed the supreme court as protectors of the constitution and made them the biggest threat to it. LBJ started using the military as foreign policy and greatly expanded the role of government in business. Buchannan and Hoover were terrible presidents, but their problems were overcome so they didn't have the lasting affect. But if Obamacare isn't repealed then Obama could rocket up the list. It gives government control over 20% of our economy and ownership of our bodies to the point Republicans can only dream of.
     
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    Obama, the Downgraded President and Failed Leader
     
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    Unfortunately, the worst Presidents tend to go down as the best. Look at FDR.
     
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    LBJ has the blood of more than 63,000 young American boys, and countless Vietnamese, on his hands...All killed on a pack of lies.

    Yeah, that easily qualifies him as the worst president in my lifetime and one of the top (or bottom, such as it is) five in American history.
     
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    "if Obamacare isn't repealed then Obama could rocket up the list. It gives government control over 20% of our economy and ownership of our bodies to the point Republicans can only dream of."
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    Do you ever turn off Rush and Fox...All these programs you hate, SS, Medicare, etc, are the most loved programs going, and Obamacare will take it's place among them....Worst: Bush W, them Harding- All agree. Damage to the country's mental health: Nixon, Raygun, Bush W.as seen in today's fanatic dittoheads and the TP.- right off the wall.
     

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