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(Pew Research Center)   Pew just polled Americans to see whom they consider the greatest president of their lifetime. Oh... he's gonna HATE this   ( people-press.org) divider line
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2018-07-12 09:01:39 AM  
I was born after Johnson, so I would absolutely consider Obama the greatest president of my lifetime. The worst? No contest. farkface Von Clownstick is the worst president in our 230-year history.
 
2018-07-12 09:04:17 AM  
Good, I'm glad the current occupier of the office will be pissed. Maybe someone can put the results up on a billboard in Washington, DC
 
2018-07-12 09:05:06 AM  
Not yet halfway through his term, 19% say Donald Trump has done the best or second best job of any president of their lifetimes.

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2018-07-12 09:18:27 AM  

FlashHarry: I was born after Johnson, so I would absolutely consider Obama the greatest president of my lifetime. The worst? No contest. farkface Von Clownstick is the worst president in our 230-year history.


I was 3 when he left office so Johnson gets my vote. Obama is definitely a close second. Ditto about our current Idiot in Chief.
 
2018-07-12 09:20:45 AM  

FlashHarry: I was born after Johnson, so I would absolutely consider Obama the greatest president of my lifetime. The worst? No contest. farkface Von Clownstick is the worst president in our 230-year history.


Hey, George W. Bush got half-a-million people killed and destabilized an entire region because he went to war over daddy issues, but at least he had the decency to stay off Twitter.
 
2018-07-12 09:38:12 AM  
Born in '89, so in my lifetime:

1. Obama
2. Clinton
3. Bush Sr.
9. Bush Jr.
82. Trump

But Trump can take solace in the fact that I consider him one of the top 44* Presidents in US history!

*Grover Cleveland called. He left two non-consecutive messages
 
2018-07-12 09:42:24 AM  

FlashHarry: I was born after Johnson, so I would absolutely consider Obama the greatest president of my lifetime. The worst? No contest. farkface Von Clownstick is the worst president in our 230-year history.


Subby shouldn't say "greatest".  The survey is about "best" which is completely different.  Trump is the greatest President because he is the greatest asshole a political tragedy in US history.

Nixon was in office when I was born.  Best person: Carter.  Best President is hard to gauge.  Best based on internal qualities or in terms of accomplishments.  If Obama lead to Trump can you hold that against him.  I will say Obama I guess.  Combination or his qualities of leadership, how he ran the office and accomplishments  (as temporary as they were).
 
2018-07-12 09:46:19 AM  
1977

So, who is worst:
1) Trump (erosion of institutions that protect us, persecution of Muslims and immigrants, so many farking lies
2) Bush jr (Iraq war by itself is enough)
3) Reagan (sold Iran weapons, destabilized Central America, helped destroy the middle class by weakening unions
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Best:
1) Obama
2) 3 way tie for 2nd

Not that I actually think Obama is saintly or anything, and as best as I can recall, Bush Sr and Clinton had their faults, but were on balance pretty good.  Bush Sr even raised taxes and we got the assault rifle ban (though signed by Clinton, I think).  Clinton's got some negatives like his personal behavior, of course, but also some racist (intentional or not) policies about welfare reform and tough on crime crap but so did all the Republicans at the time.  I have zero memory of Carter, but have a hard time believing he was actually bad - he almost beat Reagan for re-election until things went south the last few weeks of the campaign.
 
2018-07-12 10:03:12 AM  

FlashHarry: I was born after Johnson


As were we all, per biology.
 
2018-07-12 10:07:41 AM  

Petit_Merdeux: FlashHarry: I was born after Johnson

As were we all, per biology.


Oh, that's good.
 
2018-07-12 10:11:00 AM  
In retrospect Bush Sr. wasn't so bad. But that was in The Before Time. In The Long-Long Ago.
 
2018-07-12 10:33:00 AM  
This is just obvious.

/pretty tickled at Clinton just nosing Reagan too
 
2018-07-12 10:36:18 AM  
Is it Obama? It's Obama, isn't it?

Thanks, Obama!
 
2018-07-12 10:36:23 AM  
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*slurrrrrrrrrp*

 
2018-07-12 10:38:30 AM  
Meh. Trump will be disappointed that he's only half as likely as Reagan for Republicans to name as greatest, but he can be consoled (with the help of some feckless staffer) by Reagan having had eight years while Trump hasn't even finished two yet.
 
2018-07-12 10:38:36 AM  
Unless Trump gets a firm commitment for at least 2% more than Obama, he will pull out of the Presidency.
 
2018-07-12 10:38:46 AM  

Mike_LowELL: FlashHarry: I was born after Johnson, so I would absolutely consider Obama the greatest president of my lifetime. The worst? No contest. farkface Von Clownstick is the worst president in our 230-year history.

Hey, George W. Bush got half-a-million people killed and destabilized an entire region because he went to war over daddy issues, but at least he had the decency to stay off Twitter.


It breaks my heart a little when you break character, because reality is so farked up you just can't keep it up.  :(
 
2018-07-12 10:40:15 AM  
I bet I know who won't be posting ITT.
 
2018-07-12 10:40:43 AM  

Myrdinn: Good, I'm glad the current occupier of the office will be pissed. Maybe someone can put the results up on a billboard in Washington, DC


Don't forget to bring them up all the time to Predisent Two Scoops. I mean that literally: the media should ask him about it constantly just to watch him get angry.
 
2018-07-12 10:40:55 AM  
I was born in 79.  Every Republican President in my lifetime has committed some form of treason.
 
2018-07-12 10:41:30 AM  
Of course, some Drewg will come along and claim it wasn't limited to Republicans.  Because they are mental midgets.
 
2018-07-12 10:41:59 AM  

Paris1127: Born in '89, so in my lifetime:

1. Obama
2. Clinton
3. Bush Sr.
9. Bush Jr.
82. Trump

But Trump can take solace in the fact that I consider him one of the top 44* Presidents in US history!

*Grover Cleveland called. He left two non-consecutive messages


FFTY.
 
2018-07-12 10:42:03 AM  
Fake Pews.
 
2018-07-12 10:42:30 AM  
What kind of farking retarded Gen X'er likes Reagan? farking morons.
 
2018-07-12 10:42:33 AM  
Very unfair fake media. Deep State has infiltrated Pew.
 
2018-07-12 10:42:41 AM  
Where the hell did they find Gen-Xers who support Reagan? Holy fark, Christ on a Cracker, I can't think of a single one I know that would praise that asshole!
 
2018-07-12 10:43:05 AM  

weddingsinger: 1977

So, who is worst:
1) Trump (erosion of institutions that protect us, persecution of Muslims and immigrants, so many farking lies
2) Bush jr (Iraq war by itself is enough)
3) Reagan (sold Iran weapons, destabilized Central America, helped destroy the middle class by weakening unions
-------
Best:
1) Obama
2) 3 way tie for 2nd

Not that I actually think Obama is saintly or anything, and as best as I can recall, Bush Sr and Clinton had their faults, but were on balance pretty good.  Bush Sr even raised taxes and we got the assault rifle ban (though signed by Clinton, I think).  Clinton's got some negatives like his personal behavior, of course, but also some racist (intentional or not) policies about welfare reform and tough on crime crap but so did all the Republicans at the time.  I have zero memory of Carter, but have a hard time believing he was actually bad - he almost beat Reagan for re-election until things went south the last few weeks of the campaign.


He would have won if the shah hadn't gotten cancer.

One of the most fateful moments in history.
 
2018-07-12 10:43:08 AM  
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2018-07-12 10:43:50 AM  
Sorry boys and girls, but Trump will never see this or even hear about it.
 
2018-07-12 10:43:55 AM  
But in the Electoral College poll results, Trump is history's best president.
 
2018-07-12 10:44:05 AM  

weddingsinger: 1977

So, who is worst:
1) Trump (erosion of institutions that protect us, persecution of Muslims and immigrants, so many farking lies
2) Bush jr (Iraq war by itself is enough)
3) Reagan (sold Iran weapons, destabilized Central America, helped destroy the middle class by weakening unions
-------
Best:
1) Obama
2) 3 way tie for 2nd

Not that I actually think Obama is saintly or anything, and as best as I can recall, Bush Sr and Clinton had their faults, but were on balance pretty good.  Bush Sr even raised taxes and we got the assault rifle ban (though signed by Clinton, I think).  Clinton's got some negatives like his personal behavior, of course, but also some racist (intentional or not) policies about welfare reform and tough on crime crap but so did all the Republicans at the time.  I have zero memory of Carter, but have a hard time believing he was actually bad - he almost beat Reagan for re-election until things went south Reagan's campaign made some super secret side deals for the Iranian hostages the last few weeks of the campaign.


Another FFTY
 
2018-07-12 10:45:22 AM  
so how soon do the FAKE NEWS tweets come out about this poll?

You know they're coming. D2S has a massive problem with reality.

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2018-07-12 10:45:30 AM  

Psylence: What kind of farking retarded Gen X'er likes Reagan? farking morons.


The ones who were too young in the 1980s to realize how awful he was.
 
2018-07-12 10:45:32 AM  
Nah, Obama will be happy about this. Oh you were refering to Two-Scoops, yeah he's going to be pissed. he'll get the Vice- Fuhrer Stephen Miller to concoct a poll that will show people want Trump to be king.
 
2018-07-12 10:45:43 AM  
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2018-07-12 10:46:23 AM  
1957 here, so I'll go with the vague dreamy past and say Eisenhower.
 
2018-07-12 10:47:21 AM  

UNC_Samurai: I was born in 79.  Every Republican President in my lifetime has committed some form of treason.


What was H.W.s? All I remember him doing is barfing on the japanese (I think) PM.
 
2018-07-12 10:48:00 AM  

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2018-07-12 10:48:46 AM  
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2018-07-12 10:50:29 AM  

naughtyrev: Not yet halfway through his term, 19% say Donald Trump has done the best or second best job of any president of their lifetimes.

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I'm not sure why they're interviewing 8 year old kids but whatever.
 
2018-07-12 10:50:42 AM  
Good news everyone!

I devised an algorithm to objectively calculate the relative quality of every president in the history of the United States.  It took eight and a half months, but I can now tell you that Trump is, as expected, in last place.  But the interesting bit is his ranking - the others are ranked 1 - 44, but Trump is ranked 119th.

Gloriously, this means we as a nation will indeed survive Trump, and continue for another 300 years or so.
 
2018-07-12 10:51:22 AM  

thornhill: Very unfair fake media. Deep State has infiltrated Pew.



FAKE PEWS!
 
2018-07-12 10:51:53 AM  

Mike_LowELL: FlashHarry: I was born after Johnson, so I would absolutely consider Obama the greatest president of my lifetime. The worst? No contest. farkface Von Clownstick is the worst president in our 230-year history.

Hey, George W. Bush got half-a-million people killed and destabilized an entire region because he went to war over daddy issues, but at least he had the decency to stay off Twitter.


It still too early to know how many people Trump will end up killing.
 
2018-07-12 10:51:57 AM  

Courtney Cox-Zucker: But in the Electoral College poll results, Trump is history's best president.


This. Trump graduated from the Electoral College summa cum laude. And led the football team to a national championship.
 
2018-07-12 10:52:15 AM  
You know, can we get an electronic billboard with stuff like this poll. the 1980/1984 electoral maps, and so on, near the White House? Just to taunt the orange shiatgibbon? Something like:

"Hey Donnie, how's it feel to be less popular than W?"
"Hey Donnie, see these electoral maps? Stop lying about Reagan!"

(picture of Dubya)
"Thanks for taking my place as the worst predisent in recent history!"
 
2018-07-12 10:52:23 AM  
I was born a millard fillmore supporter and I'll die one
 
2018-07-12 10:52:33 AM  
10% say trump is the greatest after 18 months in office? So they are either very young, or very dumb. Why not both?

It would be laughable if it wasn't so damaging.
 
2018-07-12 10:52:43 AM  
Damn, that's not a good set of choices for me. Johnson, Carter, or Obama I guess.

Not considered.....
Nixon: crook
Ford: A menace on the golf course
Raygun: self explanatory
GHWB: Meh
Clinton: Lost me at the signing away of Glass-Steagal
GWB: War criminal

/ Like I said, not a lot of good choices.
 
2018-07-12 10:53:21 AM  

Natalie Portmanteau: UNC_Samurai: I was born in 79.  Every Republican President in my lifetime has committed some form of treason.

What was H.W.s? All I remember him doing is barfing on the japanese (I think) PM.


He was just as dirty as Reagan when it came to Iran-Contra.  And he derailed the investigation.
 
2018-07-12 10:53:24 AM  

Natalie Portmanteau: UNC_Samurai: I was born in 79.  Every Republican President in my lifetime has committed some form of treason.

What was H.W.s? All I remember him doing is barfing on the japanese (I think) PM.


Pardoning assholes involved in Iran-Contra.  Hell, considering he had been Vice President at the time (and before that a short stint as head of the CIA), he was probably hip deep in all the shiat going down in Latin America for about 15 years or so.
 
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