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Most Overrated Historic Figure(s)

Posted on 04/20/2013 7:55:55 PM PDT by MNDude

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1 posted on 04/20/2013 7:55:55 PM PDT by MNDude
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To: MNDude

MLK


2 posted on 04/20/2013 7:59:31 PM PDT by proudpapa (A school is supposed to be a safe place!' Yeah well so is a womb!)
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To: MNDude

FDR. The Doofus on the Dime!


3 posted on 04/20/2013 8:00:07 PM PDT by cynwoody
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Karl Marx


4 posted on 04/20/2013 8:00:51 PM PDT by dfwgator
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Abraham Lincoln.


5 posted on 04/20/2013 8:00:52 PM PDT by Fast Moving Angel (A moral wrong is not a civil right: No religious sanction of an irreligious act.)
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To: MNDude

Einstein is one.


6 posted on 04/20/2013 8:00:57 PM PDT by Paradox (Unexpected things coming for the next few years.)
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To: MNDude

Che. Another idol to border jumpers.


7 posted on 04/20/2013 8:01:23 PM PDT by max americana (fired liberals in our company after the election, & laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: MNDude

Amelia Earhart


8 posted on 04/20/2013 8:02:07 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: MNDude

JFK - A mediocre President


9 posted on 04/20/2013 8:02:07 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: MNDude
Excluding any US Presidents in the past century

Mohammed
Napoleon
Andrew Jackson

10 posted on 04/20/2013 8:04:44 PM PDT by Pan_Yan (I believe in God. All else is dubious.)
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To: MNDude

Overrated: the list is endless.

Harry Truman
John F. Kennedy
Bill AND Hillary Clinton
Obama
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Earl Warren
Lindsey Graham
John McPain
Abraham Lincoln
Nelson A. Rockefeller
Bob Casey, Jr.
Sandra Day O’Connor
Sonia Sotomayor
Elena Kagan
Adlai Stevenson, II
Susan Collins
Olympia Snowe
Chris Christie

Really, it can be a long list, too numerous to read.


11 posted on 04/20/2013 8:04:53 PM PDT by Theodore R. ("Hey, the American people must all be crazy out there!")
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Woodrow Wilson, loved by liberals but...
1. Racist
2. Big government
3. Ran as the peace candidate in 1916 knowing that we were going to go in; the delay cost hundreds of thousands of lives.
4. The “great peacemaker” couldn’t make peace with Henry Cabot Lodge and compromise to get the treaty past.


12 posted on 04/20/2013 8:05:20 PM PDT by fungoking (Tis a pleasure to live in the Ozarks)
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Jackie Kennedy.


13 posted on 04/20/2013 8:05:48 PM PDT by Huskrrrr
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Hillary Clinton
Hillary Clinton
Hillary Clinton


14 posted on 04/20/2013 8:06:16 PM PDT by Wiser now (Socialism does not eliminate poverty, it guarantees it.)
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To: MNDude

He had his finer points and was not “bad” per se, but James Madison, “Father Of The Bill Of Rights.”

He was no such thing, he was a mere go-between. Madison gets the acclaim due a man who actually did the work and who paid a great price personally and in historical regard for his dogged insistence.


15 posted on 04/20/2013 8:06:41 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: MNDude

Romulus and Remus


16 posted on 04/20/2013 8:07:47 PM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom)
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To: MNDude

Mitt Romney.


17 posted on 04/20/2013 8:08:25 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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Pope Hilarius.


18 posted on 04/20/2013 8:09:08 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Fast Moving Angel

+1


19 posted on 04/20/2013 8:09:10 PM PDT by ConservativeInPA (Molon Labe - Shall not be questioned)
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To: Huskrrrr

Probably could add any Kennedy to the list.


20 posted on 04/20/2013 8:09:27 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: MNDude

Bill Clinton, Overated by media who didn’t understand basic economics and gave him credit for all of Reagans work in the 80s. And never blamed him for the financial crash in the 2000s. Also, FDR was not only overated but also one of the biggest traitors in US history. He sold out Eastern Europe to his commie friends. And we paid for 60 years. With Blood of good men, and trillions of dollars. He was a traitor period.


21 posted on 04/20/2013 8:09:41 PM PDT by crazydad (Obamamohamed is a traitor)
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FDR
Helen Keller
margaret sanger
jessie jackson


22 posted on 04/20/2013 8:10:16 PM PDT by Donnafrflorida (Thru HIM all things are possible.)
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To: MNDude

Mohammed.


23 posted on 04/20/2013 8:11:04 PM PDT by dfwgator
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Robert Kennedy

Cesar Chavez

Hillary Clinton

24 posted on 04/20/2013 8:11:06 PM PDT by Michael.SF. (Obama lied, Stevens died.)
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To: MNDude

Colin Powell


25 posted on 04/20/2013 8:11:12 PM PDT by dinoparty
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To: MNDude; a fool in paradise

Elvis Priestley.


26 posted on 04/20/2013 8:11:58 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Revolting cat!
Elvis Priestley.

Wasn't that the dude on 90210?

27 posted on 04/20/2013 8:12:40 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: MNDude
Excluding any US Presidents in the past century

idiots

28 posted on 04/20/2013 8:12:57 PM PDT by Michael.SF. (Obama lied, Stevens died.)
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To: dfwgator

True that.


29 posted on 04/20/2013 8:13:52 PM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: MNDude

Barry Manilow?


30 posted on 04/20/2013 8:14:08 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Pan_Yan

Napoleon was not overrated. I read his biography. He may have been the most competent man on the planet, ever.

MLK is definitely overrated. Many universities no longer observe President’s day, but the all observe MLK day.


31 posted on 04/20/2013 8:14:21 PM PDT by rbg81
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To: MNDude

In no particular order:

Henry VIII
Pythagoras
Kublai Khan


32 posted on 04/20/2013 8:17:50 PM PDT by chajin ("There is no other name under heaven given among people by which we must be saved." Acts 4:12)
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To: BenLurkin

33 posted on 04/20/2013 8:18:49 PM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom)
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To: proudpapa

Caesar Chavez.


34 posted on 04/20/2013 8:18:51 PM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (PRISON AT BENGHAZI?????)
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To: Wiser now

My top 3 as well.


35 posted on 04/20/2013 8:18:53 PM PDT by ryan71 (The republican party is dead to me. Dead. Don't bother trying to revive it.)
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To: MNDude
I think John Lennon was overrated. He's the guy that played in The Beatles, a rock band from the mid to late 1960s.

After The Beatles, he put out some pretty awful music like that "Imagine" song and the one song where he screams "Mother" at the top of his lungs. Horrible stuff. He did have a couple of catchy songs on that last album of his ("Double Fantasy") but then he got shot.

36 posted on 04/20/2013 8:18:54 PM PDT by SamAdams76
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Michael Jackson


(Pedophile Dirtbag)

37 posted on 04/20/2013 8:21:08 PM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (PRISON AT BENGHAZI?????)
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William Hung

Okay, I'll stop now.. LOL

38 posted on 04/20/2013 8:22:49 PM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (PRISON AT BENGHAZI?????)
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Sigmund Freud

Hillary Clinton

Walter Cronkite


39 posted on 04/20/2013 8:23:10 PM PDT by House Atreides
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Carl Sagan
John Maynard Keynes
Picasso


40 posted on 04/20/2013 8:23:20 PM PDT by razorback-bert (I'm in shape. Round is a shape isn't it?)
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To: al baby

Not guilty!

I mean.....not overrated.


41 posted on 04/20/2013 8:23:21 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: MNDude

I’ll add Princess Diana to the names above


42 posted on 04/20/2013 8:24:25 PM PDT by BookmanTheJanitor
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To: Michael.SF.
Americans test badly because They don't read the bloody instructions!
43 posted on 04/20/2013 8:25:23 PM PDT by Oztrich Boy (A week when a Elvis impersonator sends a rucin laced letter to the White House and noöne cares)
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To: MNDude

You guys totally reminded me of this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fOyw6Q8qWpM


44 posted on 04/20/2013 8:26:32 PM PDT by Beowulf9
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To: Pan_Yan

Andrew Jackson gave the British the most lop sided defeat they ever suffered. They lost more men in several battles and lost nearly all in others but they also inflicted lots of casualties in all those.

At New Orleans Jackson suffered less than 50 casualties while the British suffered thousands.


45 posted on 04/20/2013 8:26:36 PM PDT by yarddog (Truth, Justice, and what was once the American Way.)
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Arthur Nielsen


46 posted on 04/20/2013 8:27:40 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( ==> sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: dinoparty

Agreed. Certainly the most overrated non-President political figure of the last twenty years. What exactly is so great about him? If he was white, would any of us know who he is?


47 posted on 04/20/2013 8:31:26 PM PDT by ReformationFan
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To: razorback-bert

Your list might be the closest to what I would have. I’d take out Sagan and put in Nietzsche. Art has been terrible since Picasso for the most part.


48 posted on 04/20/2013 8:32:20 PM PDT by Chipper (You can't kill an Obamazombie by destroying the brain...they didn't have one to begin with.)
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To: MNDude

Definitely FDR. Then I would add Woodrow Wilson and Barack Obama.


49 posted on 04/20/2013 8:33:11 PM PDT by Gumdrop
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Napoleon was not overrated. I read his biography. He may have been the most competent man on the planet, ever.

He had an Obama complex.

Eygpt, Russia, Waterloo. Three times he expected to win because it was his destiny, and didn't take into account local factors - supply lines, weather, competant opponents.

50 posted on 04/20/2013 8:33:35 PM PDT by Oztrich Boy (A week when a Elvis impersonator sends a rucin laced letter to the White House and noöne cares)
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