Free Republic
Browse · Search
Bloggers & Personal
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Obama Voted History's 3rd Greatest Pol w/Irish Ancestry, Behind JFK First, Reagan Second: Poll
PR Newswire / MarketWatch ^ | May 24, 2012

Posted on 05/24/2012 9:18:36 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Barack Obama is one of history's three greatest political leaders with Irish ancestry, according to an international poll.

John F Kennedy, however, is voted the greatest such leader, ahead of Ronald Reagan second and Obama third, in an online poll of over 4,000 Americans and Britons conducted by YouGov for the genealogy site findmypast.com and its Irish partner, findmypast.ie.

Che Guevara, the Latin American revolutionary who also had Irish roots, ranks fourth.

"The most surprising people turn out to have Irish ancestry," says Cliona Weldon, spokesperson for findmypast.ie, which marks its first birthday this month.

The findmypast poll asked respondents in the U.S. and UK to pick from a list of 10 political leaders who had won prominence in countries beyond Irish shores - in short, in the Irish diaspora....

(Excerpt) Read more at marketwatch.com ...


TOPICS: History; Politics; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: barf; kennedy; obama; polls; reagan
Sounds like the UK deserves whatever happens to them under Sharia.
1 posted on 05/24/2012 9:18:46 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: 2ndDivisionVet

As an American whose ancestors are 100% Irish I spit on Barack Obama. He is neither Irish or American. F him and who ever the moron is who wrote this garbage.


2 posted on 05/24/2012 9:24:52 PM PDT by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

Comment #3 Removed by Moderator

To: 2ndDivisionVet

“Barack Obama is one of history’s three greatest political leaders”

It’s a good thing I don’t believe that the Antichrist will be a U.S. President. He must come from the Romans, who destroyed the city and the sanctuary, according to the prophet Daniel.

Because when I read garbage like this, the lies told about him and the lies he tells, it is painfully idiotic.


4 posted on 05/24/2012 9:30:44 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: 2ndDivisionVet

5 posted on 05/24/2012 9:30:54 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: jmacusa

What you said!!!


6 posted on 05/24/2012 9:34:46 PM PDT by Ax
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: jmacusa

Amen, FRiend! I’m not 100% - have some Scottish as well - all Celtic! That Toom Tabard usurping the Office of POTUS can kiss my Royal Irish ass!


7 posted on 05/24/2012 9:44:26 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: jmacusa

Could you read long enough to see this??

“Che Guevara, the Latin American revolutionary who also had Irish roots, ranks fourth.”

Wouldn’t you LOVE to see the people who were polled for this?
Morons all.


8 posted on 05/24/2012 9:48:03 PM PDT by EDINVA
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks 2ndDivisionVet. How should the validity of this poll be assessed?
Che Guevara, the Latin American revolutionary who also had Irish roots, ranks fourth.
There it is.


9 posted on 05/24/2012 9:55:38 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (FReepathon 2Q time -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: 2ndDivisionVet
The findmypast poll asked respondents in the U.S. and UK to pick from a list of 10 political leaders.

So, the Greates Politician's List was predetermined, only the ranking was determined by the findmypast participants. Here, I thought it was going to say the Poll was conducted by random Participants at Drunken O'Malley's Irish Pub.

10 posted on 05/24/2012 10:02:30 PM PDT by sockmonkey
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: 2ndDivisionVet

JFK a great leader? Did he do something that history hasn’t noted?


11 posted on 05/24/2012 10:09:53 PM PDT by Baynative (REMEMBER: Without America there is no free world!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Baynative

He died so that LBJ could enact Medicaid and the rest of the Great Society!! What are you, homeschooled or a parochial school graduate? Weren’t you indoctrinated properly?


12 posted on 05/24/2012 10:15:01 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Ich habe keinen Konig aber Gott)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 11 | View Replies]

To: EDINVA

Sir/Madam, I could barely get beyond the title. Irish my foot! Bloody Marxist bastard he is, sure ‘n’ t’hell! T’is true, “T’IS!!


13 posted on 05/24/2012 10:15:08 PM PDT by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: 2ndDivisionVet; FReepers


We can do this! Make it happen!

LESS THAN $7.1k to GO!

GIT-R-DONE








14 posted on 05/24/2012 10:17:00 PM PDT by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY!!!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: 2ndDivisionVet

Along those same lines, I could ask a Poll Question:

Of the following, which would you serve as a dessert at your dinner party?

1. Moon Pie
2. Hostess Twinkies
3. Tastee Kakes
4. Zingers
5. Mini Honey Buns
6. Little Debbie Oatmeal Creme Pies
7. Junior’s New York Cheesecake
8. Nabisco Fig Newtons
9. Ben & Jerry’s Phish Food Ice Cream
10. Pepperidge Farm Triple Layer Chocolate Cake

I can pretty much guess that #’s 7,9, and 10 will be the top picks. I spit upon their rigged poll..


15 posted on 05/24/2012 10:18:15 PM PDT by sockmonkey
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: ConorMacNessa

Aye! Pog ma hone Obama, bloody Marxist bastard!


16 posted on 05/24/2012 10:19:12 PM PDT by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: Ax

Thanks, good on ya!


17 posted on 05/24/2012 10:20:22 PM PDT by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: 2ndDivisionVet

Well, I did know about the 50 mile hike fad he started and the barefoot family foot ball games on the beach...


18 posted on 05/24/2012 10:20:47 PM PDT by Baynative (REMEMBER: Without America there is no free world!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]

To: F15Eagle

” He must come from the Romans, who destroyed the city and the sanctuary,”

The Legions that destroyed the city and sanctuary were actually local auxiliaries, not Romans. The Empire survived in the East for a thousand years after the city of Rome fell; Constantine had moved the capital of the Empire from Rome to Constantinople years before.

We think of the Eastern Empire as ‘Byzantium’, but in fact it was the direct continuation of the Roman state.


19 posted on 05/24/2012 10:23:59 PM PDT by Pelham (Marco Rubio, so that we can be the capital of Latin America)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: SunkenCiv

They spelled it wrong.

It’s Chae McGuevara...


20 posted on 05/24/2012 10:45:58 PM PDT by 43north (BHO: 50% black, 50% white, 100% RED)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]

To: 43north

;’)


21 posted on 05/24/2012 10:48:10 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (FReepathon 2Q time -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 20 | View Replies]

To: Pelham

And the city I was referring to is ... ?

(just checking to see what you thought I was saying)


22 posted on 05/24/2012 10:50:51 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 19 | View Replies]

“after the city of Rome fell”

It was not Rome to which I was referring.


23 posted on 05/24/2012 11:30:38 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 22 | View Replies]

To: ConorMacNessa; jmacusa

First thing Monday morning I’m going to find a mad scientist who can totally rearrange my DNA.


24 posted on 05/24/2012 11:39:14 PM PDT by Salamander (Holy muscle of love.....I got a muscle of love.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: SunkenCiv

Maybe after the top two, they went for notorious. “There is no bad publicity,” right?


25 posted on 05/25/2012 2:55:46 AM PDT by TheOldLady
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]

To: jmacusa

My ancestors were basically German with enough Irish thrown in to make the stubborn interesting. So I was told growing up.
My best friend in grade school was a kid whose dad was Irish and Mexican descent and his mom was Mexican and Apache. But I recall a bit where the Irishman prays God would make his enemies his friend and if He could not he asks God to cause his enemy to limp so he could see him coming.


26 posted on 05/25/2012 4:06:47 AM PDT by StonyBurk (ring)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: jmacusa

hahaha, I think you and I are related!


27 posted on 05/25/2012 7:01:13 AM PDT by EDINVA
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 13 | View Replies]

To: EDINVA

You see, their memories don’t got back very far.

What about Parnell?


28 posted on 05/25/2012 9:56:56 AM PDT by BelegStrongbow (St. Joseph, patron of fathers, pray for us!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: F15Eagle

“And the city I was referring to is ... ??”

...not a mystery to anyone familiar with Dispensational eschatology. With that in mind one needs to consider who was responsible for the destruction of Jerusalem. It’s not entirely clear cut, since the Legions involved were led by Roman generals but the legionnaires themselves were non-Roman auxiliaries. Moreover Josephus writes that Titus ordered that the Temple be spared, but the legionnaires burned it anyway.

If you pick the Romans since they were in charge of the war, you still can’t assume that the future ruler predicted by Daniel would come from the peoples of western Europe. This is because Rome was replaced as the capital of the Empire in AD 330. The west faded and crumbled while the Empire survived in the east for another thousand years. So Daniel’s future leader could rise from the ashes of the Roman Empire and yet belong to an eastern Mediterranean and North African consortium of peoples.


29 posted on 05/25/2012 8:37:57 PM PDT by Pelham (Marco Rubio, so that we can be the capital of Latin America)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 22 | View Replies]

To: Pelham

“So Daniel’s future leader could rise from the ashes of the Roman Empire and yet belong to an eastern Mediterranean and North African consortium of peoples.”

I don’t necessarily disagree with you on that.


30 posted on 05/26/2012 1:11:27 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 29 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
Bloggers & Personal
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson