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Name a recent president whose second term was more successful than his first.
My fertile mind | 11/14/12 | self

Posted on 11/14/2012 4:05:25 PM PST by Past Your Eyes

I've been around since Harry Truman's first term and have been trying to see how someone could make a case that any president during that time had better success in his second term than he had in the first one.
Truman? Nope
Eisenhower? Possibly
Johnson? Nyet
Nixon? Nix
Reagan? Show me
Clinton? HAH!
Bush? Hardly


TOPICS: History
KEYWORDS: secondtermpresident; vanity
What say you?
1 posted on 11/14/2012 4:05:33 PM PST by Past Your Eyes
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To: Past Your Eyes

It has to be Jimmie Carter!


2 posted on 11/14/2012 4:07:18 PM PST by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: Past Your Eyes
Your point is well taken. I believe Obama may be in for a tougher time than he anticipates.

I pray he is, anyway.

3 posted on 11/14/2012 4:08:04 PM PST by skeeter
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To: Past Your Eyes

I think the argument could be made that Clinton’s was. He had to take a hard right turn and run toward the middle, which he did - brilliantly (for a libtard). Didn’t we get the welfare reforms during his second term (albeit with a R Congress)?


4 posted on 11/14/2012 4:08:18 PM PST by RobertClark (Inside every "older" person is a younger person wondering what the hell happened?)
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To: mountainlion

I say Carter, too.


5 posted on 11/14/2012 4:10:27 PM PST by bigheadfred
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To: Past Your Eyes
Obama, of course.

It's already been written.

6 posted on 11/14/2012 4:10:27 PM PST by grobdriver
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To: Past Your Eyes

Since Hussein’s goal is destruction and disintegration rather than anything positive, he could easily have a more successful second term.


7 posted on 11/14/2012 4:10:54 PM PST by mjp ((pro-{God, reality, reason, egoism, individualism, natural rights, limited government, capitalism}))
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To: mountainlion

I like that answer! Why didn’t I think to put him on the list?
“;^o


8 posted on 11/14/2012 4:10:54 PM PST by Past Your Eyes (You knew the job was dangerous when you took it.)
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To: RobertClark
I thought Clintons right turn came after the 94 midterms, enabling him to cruise through his re-election as a moderate.

All I remember from his second term was perjury.

9 posted on 11/14/2012 4:12:20 PM PST by skeeter
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To: grobdriver
It's already been written.

What Obambam needs right about now to distract from Libya is his second, equally deserved Nobel Peace Prize.

10 posted on 11/14/2012 4:12:33 PM PST by JediJones (Newt Gingrich warned us that the "King of Bain" was unelectable. Did you listen?)
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To: Past Your Eyes
Clinton went for military homos and socialist health care his first term and failed...his second was nothing but scandals and his becoming a smegma stain in American history for his sick perversions.

The fact that he survived to complete his second term in spite of historical shame and impeachment made his second more successful than his first...

...oh, and Nixon won the Vietnam War in HIS second term before the Dems stabbed South Vietnam in the back and left them to perish once Nixon left.

11 posted on 11/14/2012 4:14:24 PM PST by Happy Rain ("Obama is Satan's evil twin.")
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To: mjp
Since Hussein’s goal is destruction and disintegration rather than anything positive, he could easily have a more successful second term.

I wouldn't be surprised if he's looking to ditch all of his appointees and czars for hard-left replacements right now so he can really get the job done. That's why some are being forced out by scandals and most others are rumored to be on the chopping block for one reason or another.

12 posted on 11/14/2012 4:14:56 PM PST by JediJones (Newt Gingrich warned us that the "King of Bain" was unelectable. Did you listen?)
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To: Past Your Eyes
President Ronald Reagan revitalized America during his fist term and exceeded his already impressive accomplishments during his remarkable second term:

Not only did President Reagan's policies ensure that every American who wanted to work was fully employed, but the overall economy was flourishing during the second part of his 8-year term. And there's the matter of his administration bringing the USSR to its knees. American Exceptionalism was restored by President Reagan during his first term and he took it to the next level after the landslide win of 1984.

13 posted on 11/14/2012 4:15:11 PM PST by re_nortex (DP...that's what I like about Texas.)
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To: Past Your Eyes

Jimmy Carter


14 posted on 11/14/2012 4:18:25 PM PST by Kevmo ("A person's a person, no matter how small" ~Horton Hears a Who)
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To: mjp

And his third term will be even more destructive than his second.


15 posted on 11/14/2012 4:20:23 PM PST by Third Person (I'm in my prime.)
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To: Past Your Eyes; onyx

Ike.

July 7, 1958-Eisenhower signs a bill making Alaska the forty-ninth state.

And history was made. It was only a matter of time before Governor Sarah Palin would come along! :o)


16 posted on 11/14/2012 4:23:01 PM PST by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing
July 7, 1958-Eisenhower signs a bill making Alaska the forty-ninth state. And history was made. It was only a matter of time before Governor Sarah Palin would come along! :o)

And then in 1959, Hawaii became the fiftieth state, and then Obama came along.

17 posted on 11/14/2012 4:24:36 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: Past Your Eyes

Well it wasn’t the goal of any other president to wreck our country. I am convinced that Obama will do quite well in achieving his goal second term.


18 posted on 11/14/2012 4:25:11 PM PST by lwoodham (I am Andrew Breitbart. Don't doubt me on this.)
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To: mountainlion

This president has a habit of doing things other presidents have been unable to. He wasn’t supposed to get health care passed, he did, he’s teflon when it comes to scandals, and he wasn’t supposed to get reelected. If we start to relax thinking that he couldn’t possibly do anything worse than he’s already done, he’s going to stomp on us.


19 posted on 11/14/2012 4:26:15 PM PST by dmyhra
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To: Past Your Eyes

Name another president that lived deep inside the Affirmative Action Bubble.

Obama could Nuke NYC and still own their hearts and minds,

If the 911 NYC attacks occurred today, only one station would cover it.


20 posted on 11/14/2012 4:28:54 PM PST by NoLibZone (If the 911 NYC attacks occurred today, only one station would cover it.)
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To: dfwgator

bummer


21 posted on 11/14/2012 4:31:12 PM PST by smoothsailing
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To: skeeter
I thought Clintons right turn came after the 94 midterms, enabling him to cruise through his re-election as a moderate.

Clinton did to Liberal Bob Dole Says in 1996 exactly what he did to Poppy in 1992. He ran just a tad to the right of them or equal on most issues and won. Same thing Obama just did to Romney.

22 posted on 11/14/2012 4:34:30 PM PST by cva66snipe (Two Choices left for U.S. One Nation Under GOD or One Nation Under Judgment? Which one say ye?)
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To: Past Your Eyes

No president has ever had the sickening, groveling, fawning, see no evil, presstitudinous press this president has.

Maybe with the exception of Kennedy.

It really is amazing that a scandal isn’t a scandal until the lamestream stasi press says it is. What we really need is Judge Sirica.

I do wonder whether Reid can hold his senate together. Those demorat senators don’t owe a thing to the Marxist. He didn’t do one iota for them.

The Marxist may yet be brought down by his arrogance and the 2nd term curse.


23 posted on 11/14/2012 4:36:07 PM PST by A'elian' nation (Political correctness does not legislate tolerance; it only organizes hatred. Jacques Barzun)
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To: Past Your Eyes; mountainlion; Kevmo
IT IS CARTER.

Name a recent president whose second term was more successful than his first

I notice there is no real clear mention of second term as what. Carters went from Carter-President Carter-Carter. His second term as a "nobody" was definitely more successful. He won the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest honor for private citizens. In 2002 he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. And he is loved by millions worldwide.

24 posted on 11/14/2012 4:37:29 PM PST by bigheadfred
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To: dfwgator
And then in 1959, Hawaii became the fiftieth state, and then Obama came along.

Kenya was there first

25 posted on 11/14/2012 4:46:57 PM PST by terycarl
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To: skeeter

He signed the welfare reforms in 1996 - ironically, they were nearly identical to the reforms that Reagan had tried to get enacted. In 1997 he signed the child support enforcement laws which assisted in reducing the number of deadbeat parents. All in all, while I despise Clinton, I think this was a great accomplishment and we need them badly again. Obama has gone to great lengths to water down the reforms enacted then.


26 posted on 11/14/2012 4:57:22 PM PST by RobertClark (Inside every "older" person is a younger person wondering what the hell happened?)
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To: Past Your Eyes

Coolidge.


27 posted on 11/14/2012 5:12:44 PM PST by rfp1234 (Arguing with a liberal is like playing chess with a pigeon.)
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To: Past Your Eyes

Zero will get more done in his second than his first. he has more “flexibility”


28 posted on 11/14/2012 5:14:27 PM PST by cableguymn (The founding fathers would be shooting by now..)
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To: RobertClark

Obama is doomed. Watch as the cracks form—what when the media turns on him—it will in time. I do not believe he will finish his four years. He will be out before the midterm elections—that’s what I predict.


29 posted on 11/14/2012 8:52:10 PM PST by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: dmyhra
This president has a habit of doing things other presidents have been unable to.

This president is not concerned with the Constitution or Law. Harry read thumbs his nose at the Constitution with his procedures and no budget. Election fraud, retribution, lies, slander are the habits of this president in the mode of Al Capone.

30 posted on 11/15/2012 5:33:59 AM PST by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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