Skip to comments.THE WORST PRESIDENT?
Posted on 07/13/2014 5:27:06 AM PDT by Beave Meister
Wow. A reputable poll shows that the public believes Barack Obama is the worst president since World War II. Worse than Richard M. Nixon, driven from the presidency by Watergate? Much. Worse than Jimmy Carter, for decades the very symbol of the feckless chief executive? Loads. Worse than George W. Bush, still a lightning rod on the left and a symbol of disappointment on the right? Definitely.
These startling poll results set loose the predictable reaction: A flurry of told-you-so nods on the right and a fusillade of this-tells-us-nothing assertions on the left. For once, they're both right.
Obama is in trouble, no matter how carefully you peel through the Quinnipiac University poll that is causing such a firestorm. There's almost no good news there, or anywhere else, for the president. Then again, this worst-president poll sheds little light. Almost every veteran observer of polls and presidents will likely attest to that.
First, the trouble.
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I’m still clinging to James Buchanan, barely.
He is definitely not the worst since WWII...there’s no doubt he’s the worst in American history. Just one of his many egregious scandals exceeds Nixon’s Watergate. And Nixon knew how to be a president!
Jimmie Carter is happy with this news.
Worse than Wilson or LBJ?
They used to call Hitler a ‘paperhanger’. Our President is a ‘curtain-hanger.’ That about sums it up.
Democrats are using the full force of every government agency to attack conservatives. EPA, IRS, Dept of education, Justice dept, etc.
The media is complicit in all these attacks.
I'm just waiting for the revolution to begin.
The fact that ANYONE in polite company discusses the topic of an Obama as a legitimate President with good intentions is an insult to our forefathers.
For years, I’ve seen George Will, Charles Krauthammer, Bill Kristol, even Brit Hume et al sit on those Sunday talk shows and throughout the week and calmly discuss him as such. A President with honest differences in ideology, and gee, can’t we all just get along and see the logic of it all?
BS. BS to the maximum. They are all now getting more outspoken, but where in the hell were they for 5 years? Where?
He’s the first one to truly hate America. Even Carter and Clinton (as much as I hate to admit it) don’t hate America. Carter’s policies were (and his current thinking is) the functional equivalent of hatred of America, but I don’t think he actually feels the emotion. Obama feels the emotion... and lives it. And Clinton was (and is) just the most corrupt person in American History, nothing in his thinking is deep enough to qualify for hatred of America.
If it's coming I don't know how much more we can take before we lose all ability to revolt.
James Buchanan, our first gay president, holds a narrow lead only because BO hasn’t started a Civil War. Yet.
Yes, and more destructive. That doesn't compliment the two you cited. He's just that bad. H might destroy the country.
Wilson lbj fdr were awful. None were as Marxist as Barry.
Stop paying federal taxes.
I believe that Carter did not hate America until he left office.
Scouts Out! Cavalry Ho!
When Obama gave his speech to announce his run for the presidency in 2008, I asked “who is this guy and who is backing him. One doesn’t just wake up one day and decide to run.”
Months later, the weekend before the 2008 election, Tom Brokaw was on the Charlie Rose program. They were pining ‘we don’t know much about this guy,’ ‘we don’t know what he reads,’ ‘we don’t know what he believes,’ etc.
Ironically, Rose and Brokaw represented the same media that always claimed ‘vetting candidates’ was their responsiblity. They definitely failed — intentionally — in 2008. They tried to create a myth around Obama, and the central character grossly failed at living up to their expectations.
For his first inaugural, I quipped: ‘would he walk across the Potomac into Washington or would he just descend out of the clouds?’
At a minimum our economy would be better and not so inept at foreign policy.
We should think very seriously about a physical revolt. It would give that socialistic ego lunatic an excuse to roll out his ‘’private army’’. How many will actually follow him may be a frightening number.
The incredulous tone assumed by the author exemplifies the complicity of the lamestream media. Dear Leader less popular than Nixon, Carter...even G.W.?!? How can this be?!?
I suppose the tone would be similar if polling suggested the Trabant and the Yugo to be the worst cars of the same time period?
I agree, author seems stupified. I also noticed how he switched from the current bad Quinnipiac poll and cited some New Republic poll about how bad Nixon and Dubya are. (IMHO, Bush will be treated much better as time goes by - his biggest failure was to never defend himself).
Yes, he is the worst. However, not because he has been incompetent—but because he has been effective in crushing our economy, eroding the middle class, demonizing the free enterprise system, socializing health care, and obliterating our standing in the world. He is our first anti-American President—and too many people still can’t, or are unwilling to, believe it. Believe it. Obama has been phenomenally successful. You just have to understand his agenda.
Im still clinging to James Buchanan, barely.
FYI...Buchanan’s home (Wheatland) and library are located in southeastern Pennsylvania. Interesting and well preserved historical landmark.
I still say Clinton was worse. His only saving grace was that he inherited the end of the Cold War and the start of the tech boom.
Agree. Using government agencies as political weapons and attempting to suppress opposing points of view are undermining our democracy and are something altogether far more serious than Watergate ever was. And yes, the media is a complicit enabler.
IMO this ountry is too detached, apathetic and unaware to mount any type of revolution. A slow disintegration is more likely. The country is already barely recognizable from what it was just a couple of decades ago. Jusy my humble opinion.
You just have to understand his agenda.
Yes, and that agenda is if its bad for America, he’s for it. That’s really all you need to know.
I think you are right. As president, Carter was merely one of the stupidest liberals who ever lived. Now he is pure evil, to the core. I think the slow recognition of what a total failure he was as president turned him into the hateful and malicious cockroach he is today.
For years, Ive seen George Will, Charles Krauthammer, Bill Kristol, even Brit Hume et al sit on those Sunday talk shows and throughout the week and calmly discuss him as such. A President with honest differences in ideology, and gee, cant we all just get along and see the logic of it all?
While they’re all talking, Obama is destroying. There’s lots of empty talk, bluster and whining in DC. But from Obama’s perspective, such palaver is nothing to be concerned about. In the meantime, he continues his task of taking a wrecking ball to the Republic.
His presidency will be forever seen as one of incompetence and failure. And he has accomplished the amazing feat of cementing that perception during his post-presidency.
But he must be a very happy man these days knowing that Obama will permanently take his place at the bottom of the list of presidents.
There is a lot of unease in the country these days as the Democrats try to process the fact that their President is a mess.
At least Wilson sent troops to the Mexican border to take care of things, unlike Barky. Wilson still is a scum bum, but he does have one leg up on Barky on this one.
Worst president since World War II? Just what POTUS are they referring to? FDR? Even though he was a socialist, I didn’t see him assisting enemies of the US like this Kenyan slimebag does. Harry Truman? Um, he nuked Japan. Again, the guy didn’t assist enemies of the US like this Kenyan jackass.
No, the fact is B. Hussein is not the worst POTUS since WW II. He is the worst POTUS EVER IN THE HISTORY OF THIS COUNTRY.
And IRS targeting is just one scandal. This guy have got “gates” up the wazoo. Banghazi, VA scandal, arming and assisting enemies of the US, assisting foreigners to invade the country, you know, just your everyday average treason. Watergate by comparison was a College prank.
I’d take pleasure in having Brokaw just shut up his “F in mouth” this daily dose of him in “An American Story” makes me puke with the same result when I hear Bozo speak.
” Barack Obama is the worst president since World War II”?
Just ask him and he’ll tell you he thinks he’s third best of all time.
Just how out of touch is this baboso?
Talk about having ones head firmly up ones ass.
Buchanan didn’t start a civil war, to be fair.
He also did little or nothing to try to head it off, but then there wasn’t really anything significant he could have done that wouldn’t have actually precipitated the war a bit early.
It is just, barely, possibly that had a strong leader been elected in 1856 the country wouldn’t have gotten to where it was in 1860, at which point there was nothing anybody could do to prevent secession and war.
But I doubt any president would have made any real difference. Both sides viewed themselves, quite honestly, as only defending themselves against vicious aggression by the other side. How any president was supposed to bring an and to that spiral of suspicion and anger is beyond me.
Carter is probably jealous of Obama and considers Obama’s presidency a huge success and probably thinks “if only I had been as anti-American then as Obama is now...”
Pledging one's life, entire fortune, and sacred honor is no mean feat. No one changes from a point of relative comfort.
You are exactly right. Then Carter tried to do an ex-president rehabilitation with his volunteer projects like Habitat for Humanity...and it worked for awhile. But then he started off on his “visit every American hating despot” tour, like visits to North Korea, even during the Klinton years. Then came the hate Bush speeches even when Dubya invited him back to the WH. He is a venal, hate America, angry man.
That’s an interesting take, and you may well be right about it. Carter is probably envious and regretful that he wasn’t able to transform America to the extent that Obama has.
Chicago-Southside Residents Go Off on Obama over Amnesty: Worst President Ever Elected
Yup. I made a mistake earlier in this thread saying Carter doesn’t hate America. I was thinking of Carter as president when he was basically well-meaning but very stupid, very misquided and very much out of his depth. These days he’s a much worse person than he was then. Carter is a text-book example of how liberalism degenerates the human personality.
According to the article’s author:
The bad news for obama: by a wide margin poll respondents say he sucks.
The good news: twenty years from now he will be thought better of. The author puts a LOT of effort into making this point.
There is no equivalence in these two items at all. I couldn’t care less what America’s opinion of him will be in twenty years. He is evil today.
Harry Reid is an even better one. Before he became Democrat Party leader in the senate, his voting record was fairly moderate, a little to the left of Zell Miller, if anybody remembers who he is.
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