Skip to comments.5 Worst U.S. Presidents of All Time
Posted on 11/06/2014 6:14:02 AM PST by NKP_Vet
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David Rice Atchison: the President who never made any mistakes.
Although Buchanan sitting on his hands caused more American bloodshed than any other....
Wasn’t he sleeping for most of his term?
Why doesn’t Harding make anyone’s list?
Carter gave up the Panama Canal, helped oust the Shah of Iran who was replaced by the Ayatollah and pardoned all the Vietnam draft dodgers, deserters and traitors.
I couldn't disagree more.
The Shah of Iran was the most loyal ally America ever had in the Middle East with the possible exception of Israel. Carter turned his back on the Shah and allowed Khomeini and the Islamofascists to take over Iran. This was the start of Hezbollah and all of the other anti-American jihadist groups.
When Ambassador William Sullivan sent Carter the "Thinking the Unthinkable" telegram in early November, 1978, a chain of events was set in motion where the United States systematically betrayed the Shah and paved the way for Khomeini to take power. We are still paying the price for this today.
obama, hussein, obola, the usurper and soretoro.
You forgot Jimmy Carter
Harding was personally incompetent and hugely corrupt, but during his administration the fedgov was so much weaker that the potential for damage to the country as a whole was much worse.
10. Andrew Johnson
Carter is responsible for Iran!
1.Barack HUSSEIN Obama
All with a “D” after their names. (I don’t know much about Buchanan. I’ll look him up.)
Special award for wasted potential - Nixon
Nope. I just don't think as an ineffectual one-termer Carter did enough active damage to outrank Obama, L. Johnson, F. Roosevelt, and Wilson. And while Buchanan also was a passive one-termer, his failure led to the Civil War. Carter's failure paved the way to . . . Ronald Reagan!
Oops, I of course meant “potential for damage to the country as a whole was much less.” Hey Jim, how much would I have to donate to get an edit capability here??
Coolidge was able to very publically repair the damage done by the Harding administration malfeasance, so successfully that a Republican was again elected in 1928 (Hoover). If Coolidge had run for a second term, the Depression would have followed a markedly different path and Roosevelt would have never been elected President.
Johnson, on the other hand, came in after Kennedy and made things MUCH WORSE!
Jean Paul Ludwig
Harrison J. Bounel
Iran seems pretty permanent to me at this stage but who knows maybe things will turn there someday too.
Yep those are all true too. The first election I participated in was electing Reagan. Before that I was apolitical. Carter changed that. Perhaps his greatest achievement was bringing the apolitical types like myself into the process. LOL
That being said you made a great and valid argument.
He still remains #2 as worst Presidents in my book, but by the smallest of margins imaginable. Had he been reelected he may have indeed succeeded in garnering the #1 spot.
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