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Who Was Our Manliest President? (Article and Poll to FREEP!)
Asylum ^ | 02/15/10 | Jeremy Taylor

Posted on 02/15/2010 2:11:56 PM PST by Recovering_Democrat

In many countries, President's Day is celebrated by throwing all living Presidents into a giant pit and rewarding the first one to emerge with the coveted title of "Greatest President Ever."

Actually, that's completely made up, but it would be kinda cool.

Anyway, in lieu of being able to offer a Commander in Chief death match, we would like to celebrate this holiday Monday by allowing you to exercise your democratic right to vote on which of our Presidents was the biggest badass.

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Right now, the PROGRESSIVE REPUBLICAN Teddy Roosevelt is winning. I didn't feel like doing a "write in", so I voted for Andrew Jackson, perhaps the last Democrat president who had a pair.

Regardless, let's get John McLame's favorite President OUT OF THE RUNNING.

1 posted on 02/15/2010 2:11:57 PM PST by Recovering_Democrat
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To: Recovering_Democrat

# 7 Andrew Jackson . “Old Hickory”.


2 posted on 02/15/2010 2:14:23 PM PST by MotorCityBuck ( Keep the change, you filthy animal!)
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To: Recovering_Democrat

In my lifetime, Ronald Reagan, George W. Bush


3 posted on 02/15/2010 2:15:12 PM PST by All Blue State
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To: Recovering_Democrat

I post Ronald Reagan


4 posted on 02/15/2010 2:15:50 PM PST by SevenofNine ("We are Freepers, all your media belong to us, resistence is futile")
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To: Recovering_Democrat

1. Ronaldous Maximus (manly film-actor, cold war winner)
2. T. Roosevelt
3. A. Jackson


5 posted on 02/15/2010 2:16:11 PM PST by Cletus.D.Yokel (Freepmail me to get on the Bourbon ping list.)
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To: Recovering_Democrat

Indeed. Jackson was a butt kicker. You have to laud a president who nearly clubs his would-be assassin to death and has to be pulled from him by his aides :-)


6 posted on 02/15/2010 2:16:26 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Recovering_Democrat

Sorry. Washington was THE man.


7 posted on 02/15/2010 2:16:27 PM PST by conservativemusician (2nd amendment means what it says)
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To: Recovering_Democrat
I think the "Biggest Pu$$y" trophy is gonna be sitting on the Obama mantle for many years to come. Photobucket
9 posted on 02/15/2010 2:19:00 PM PST by digger48
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To: conservativemusician
Sorry. Washington was THE man.

ABSOLUTELY. For anyone familiar with the lives and times of our presidents, it's no contest.

10 posted on 02/15/2010 2:19:45 PM PST by SirJohnBarleycorn
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To: Recovering_Democrat

Andrew Jackson #1 then Ronald Reagan who I think was able to bed quite a few starlets....back in the day

LEAST MANLY -— definitely 0bama
with Jimmy Carter in second place


11 posted on 02/15/2010 2:21:18 PM PST by dennisw (It all comes 'round again --Fairport)
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To: Recovering_Democrat

Gotta be George Washington. The man was in danger more times than any other President.


12 posted on 02/15/2010 2:21:47 PM PST by atomicweeder
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To: conservativemusician
Washington, Jackson, a coin toss. Both defiantly fit into the “American Bad Ass” category.
13 posted on 02/15/2010 2:21:56 PM PST by MotorCityBuck ( Keep the change, you filthy animal!)
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To: dennisw

And story has is he got young Lana Turner back in da day


14 posted on 02/15/2010 2:23:08 PM PST by SevenofNine ("We are Freepers, all your media belong to us, resistence is futile")
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To: Recovering_Democrat

The category is for “manliest” President, not the President with the best policies.

Teddy Roosevelt led troops into battle. He hunted. He boxed when he was younger and later, as President, had mattresses put into the White House basement and had some Japanese instructors train Jujitsu with him. Pretty masculine guy.


15 posted on 02/15/2010 2:23:26 PM PST by Rammer
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To: SirJohnBarleycorn

i gotta agree........Washington must of stones the size of Texas........

on a side note, JFK deserves some props for bangin marilyn


16 posted on 02/15/2010 2:23:48 PM PST by changeitback440
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To: Joe 6-pack

When Andrew Jackson was inaugurated he threw open the White House and half-drunken crowds to to tramp through it and “visit” for a few days


17 posted on 02/15/2010 2:23:50 PM PST by dennisw (It all comes 'round again --Fairport)
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To: dennisw

I think Obama is our First Metrosexual President if you put that in catagory


18 posted on 02/15/2010 2:24:44 PM PST by SevenofNine ("We are Freepers, all your media belong to us, resistence is futile")
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To: MotorCityBuck

Cannot agree as to Jackson. A great general, no doubt. An inspiration to the common man, yes.

But a real man has to be able to control his temper. A real man controls the manner in which he chooses to use violence, and does not let violence control him and succumb to emotions.


19 posted on 02/15/2010 2:25:06 PM PST by SirJohnBarleycorn
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To: dennisw

There was PBS special on Andrew Jackson few years ago I remember hearing about that they tore up the WH LOL!


20 posted on 02/15/2010 2:25:21 PM PST by SevenofNine ("We are Freepers, all your media belong to us, resistence is futile")
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To: Recovering_Democrat
Andrew Jackson -- "Old Hickory" was as unbending as a hickory stick 151 (16.4%)

Teddy Roosevelt -- spoke softly and carried a big stick 462 (50.2%)

John F. Kennedy -- liked to stick it to the ladies 109 (11.8%)

George Washington -- probably invented the stick 163 (17.7%)

Another president -- tell us why in the comment section 36 (3.9%)

21 posted on 02/15/2010 2:25:59 PM PST by bmwcyle (Free the Navy Seals)
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To: dennisw

After the battle for New Orleans, Jackson was known as the second Geo. Washington. He was a rock star in his time.


22 posted on 02/15/2010 2:26:35 PM PST by mentor2k
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To: Recovering_Democrat

Perhaps you all know something I don’t, but other than Washington and Lincoln, my next choice would be Dwight D. Eisenhower.


23 posted on 02/15/2010 2:27:13 PM PST by DGHoodini (Iran Azadi!)
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To: Cletus.D.Yokel

Reagan. His stand and lonely war against communism were unflinching. His stand in Iceland against the deal Gorby wanted. He could trim brush and ride horses too but his fight against communism was more manly than Teddy R or any others.

Also George Washington.


24 posted on 02/15/2010 2:28:38 PM PST by Frantzie (TV - sending Americans towards Islamic serfdom - Cancel TV service NOW)
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To: Recovering_Democrat
Teddy Roosevelt "Walk tall and carry a big stick"


25 posted on 02/15/2010 2:28:53 PM PST by diverteach (D.C. has become Jonestown)
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To: conservativemusician

“Sorry. Washington was THE man.”

Yes. Agreeing to be General for the losing side, then rallying defeated troops to defeat a superior enemy, then agreeing to be President and willingly stepping down to set a good example.

Andrew Jackson was the most successful duelist of his time, fighting 20 of them. You could not insult his wife without putting your life in SERIOUS danger. In the war of 1812, his troops ran out of money and were going to home. With his arm in a sling (from a dueling injury) he propped his rifle up on a stick and threatened to shoot the first man to leave. Him versus 500 rebellious troops.

Teddy Roosevelt completed two terms by the time he was 50. He regretted giving up the Presidency to Taft and ran against him in 1912. He was shot by by assassin during the campaign and then gave a campaign speech with a bullet in him.

Ronald Reagan was ridiculed both terms as an incompetent actor. He had simple goals: defeat Communism and revive America. No one believed it could be done. He did it.


26 posted on 02/15/2010 2:29:21 PM PST by Forgiven_Sinner (If you meet people with no brain, no heart and no courage, you are not in KS-You are in the Congress)
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To: changeitback440
on a side note, JFK deserves some props for bangin marilyn

But if I recall correctly, JFK was on drugs (was it a type of steroid hormone?) for his medical condition which unnaturally raised his testosterone.

Washington had stones the size of boulders, which was apparent clear back to when he was a 21-year old colonel confronting the French and their indians in the backcountry.

27 posted on 02/15/2010 2:29:31 PM PST by SirJohnBarleycorn
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To: Recovering_Democrat

Roosevelt of Andrew Jackson.


28 posted on 02/15/2010 2:29:33 PM PST by crazydad (What)
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To: SevenofNine

lol .... Gotta love Andrew Jackson! He also lead wars against Seminoles and other Indians. He had a long military record going back to the Revolutionary War

He was an Indian fighter -— That’s what he was called in the un-PC textbooks and history classes of my youth


29 posted on 02/15/2010 2:30:07 PM PST by dennisw (It all comes 'round again --Fairport)
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To: Recovering_Democrat

Ronald Reagan! PERIOD.


30 posted on 02/15/2010 2:30:39 PM PST by cubreporter (Scott Brown turned it all around. The people CAN and DID make a difference!!!)
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To: All Blue State

Harry Truman dropped the bomb!


31 posted on 02/15/2010 2:30:53 PM PST by WellyP
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To: Recovering_Democrat

Washington took the biggest risk out of those listed.

I have a deep dislike for Jackson. He started the trend of the US abandoning treaties (with Native Americans).


32 posted on 02/15/2010 2:31:33 PM PST by mnehring
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To: dennisw

Yeah you are so right about ole Andy Jackson

BTW I vote for Reagan come on name one dude that took down Soviet Union made Col Quadfy of Libya his b***h


33 posted on 02/15/2010 2:31:59 PM PST by SevenofNine ("We are Freepers, all your media belong to us, resistence is futile")
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To: dennisw
Jackson was pretty rough. He was the last veteran of the Revolution to be President. He entered the war as a courier when he was 13,and was captured. He was slashed across the face by a Brit officer's sword when he refused to kiss the officer's boots, then survived smallpox which killed the rest of his family.

He'd have kicked Teddy Roosevelt's ass.

34 posted on 02/15/2010 2:32:13 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Recovering_Democrat

George Washington - the rest are fancyboys by comparison.


35 posted on 02/15/2010 2:32:49 PM PST by Chi-townChief
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To: dennisw
LEAST MANLY -— definitely 0bama

Obama still has a lot of work to catch up with Buchanan in the 'least manly' race. Buchanan was an open "dandy" whose 'friend' William King lived with him at the White House. Jackson called Buchanan and King "Mrs Nancy and Aunt Fancy". Aaron Brown referred to them as married "Buchanan and his wife".

36 posted on 02/15/2010 2:34:46 PM PST by mnehring
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To: Recovering_Democrat; PJ-Comix; Slings and Arrows; martin_fierro

With regards to simply being ‘manly’, it’s hard to top Teddy.

Checking Teddy Roosevelt’s resume is like reading a How-To guide on butt-kicking manliness. He was a cattle rancher, a deputy sheriff, an explorer, a police commissioner, the assistant Secretary of the Navy, the governor of New York, and a war hero. In 1898, Roosevelt formed the first U.S. Volunteer Cavalry Regiment, known as the Rough Riders. Most people already know of the Rough Riders and their historic charge up San Juan Hill, but few know that, since their horses had to be left behind, the Riders made this charge entirely on foot.

Also, Roosevelt did NOT lose his obsession with violence when he became president. He strolled through the White House with a pistol on his person at all times, though, with his black belt in jujitsu and his history as a champion boxer, it wasn’t like he really needed it.

It wasn’t just his war record or the fact that he knew several different ways to kill you that made Roosevelt manly. It wasn’t even the fact that he kept a bear and a lion at the White House as pets, (though that certainly helps). Consider this: Roosevelt received letters from army cavalrymen complaining about having to ride 25 miles a day for training and, in response, Teddy rode horseback for 100 miles, from sunrise to sunset, at 51 years old, effectively rescinding anyone’s right to complain about anything, ever again.

Did I mention he had asthma growing up?

While campaigning for a third term, Roosevelt was shot by a madman and, instead of treating the wound, delivered his campaign speech with the bleeding, undressed bullet hole in his chest.

This quote actually comes from fellow politician Woodrow Wilson at the time of Roosevelt’s death: “Death had to take him sleeping, for if Roosevelt had been awake there would have been a fight.”

Like I said: hard to top that.


37 posted on 02/15/2010 2:34:53 PM PST by Ultra Sonic 007 (To view the FR@Alabama ping list, click on my profile!)
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To: Joe 6-pack

A three-way fight between Andrew Jackson, George Washington, and Theodore Roosevelt.

Put it on PPV and I’d watch it. :D


38 posted on 02/15/2010 2:36:07 PM PST by Ultra Sonic 007 (To view the FR@Alabama ping list, click on my profile!)
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To: dennisw
LEAST MANLY -— definitely 0bama with Jimmy Carter in second place

And the progressive intellectual Woodrow Wilson is in that list.

39 posted on 02/15/2010 2:36:21 PM PST by SirJohnBarleycorn
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To: DGHoodini
"Perhaps you all know something I don’t, but other than Washington and Lincoln, my next choice would be Dwight D. Eisenhower."

Eisenhower was a very respectable and admirable character, but few people realize that he never saw actual combat during his military career.

40 posted on 02/15/2010 2:36:28 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: mentor2k

Here’s a tune partly about General Jackson who lived 78 years which was pretty good back then. A really angry man, consumed by anger, doesn’t live that long. I see a smear by the liberal press of that time (half-joking)

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In 1814 we took a little trip
Along with Colonel Jackson down the mighty Mississip.
We took a little bacon and we took a little beans
And we caught the bloody British in the town of New Orleans.

[Chorus:]
We fired our guns and the British kept a’comin.
There wasn’t nigh as many as there was a while ago.
We fired once more and they began to runnin’ on
Down the Mississippi to the Gulf of Mexico.

We looked down the river and we see’d the British come.
And there must have been a hundred of’em beatin’ on the drum.
They stepped so high and they made the bugles ring.
We stood by our cotton bales and didn’t say a thing.

[Chorus]

Old Hickory said we could take ‘em by surprise
If we didn’t fire our muskets ‘til we looked ‘em in the eye
We held our fire ‘til we see’d their faces well.
Then we opened up with squirrel guns and really gave ‘em ... well

[Chorus]

Yeah, they ran through the briars and they ran through the brambles
And they ran through the bushes where a rabbit couldn’t go.
They ran so fast that the hounds couldn’t catch ‘em
Down the Mississippi to the Gulf of Mexico.**

We fired our cannon ‘til the barrel melted down.
So we grabbed an alligator and we fought another round.
We filled his head with cannon balls, and powdered his behind
And when we touched the powder off, the gator lost his mind.

[Chorus]

Yeah, they ran through the briars and they ran through the brambles
And they ran through the bushes where a rabbit couldn’t go.
They ran so fast that the hounds couldn’t catch ‘em
Down the Mississippi to the Gulf of Mexico.**


41 posted on 02/15/2010 2:37:47 PM PST by dennisw (It all comes 'round again --Fairport)
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To: changeitback440

No jfk deserve kudos for being a PT boat captian.. And getting jacked by a japenese destroyer.Oh and Banging Marilyn!


42 posted on 02/15/2010 2:38:17 PM PST by crazydad (What)
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To: Ultra Sonic 007

You quite literally couldn’t kill Jackson with small-pox and you couldn’t knock out Washington’s teeth. I think a lot of TR’s reputation was early PR, although by today’s standards he was still pretty rough.


43 posted on 02/15/2010 2:38:25 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: SirJohnBarleycorn

All of your criteria would be met by Washington. He was no gung-ho warrior, but one who was a warrior when that was just and necessary for his country, not as a rule of life. In contrast, Teddie Roosevelt was someone who sought war when it was not necessary. He apparently wanted a war with Germany when there was no real need for it, because to him war was an ego thing. The man was a weak and sickly youth who sought combat to boost his own self-esteem.


44 posted on 02/15/2010 2:39:00 PM PST by hellbender
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To: SirJohnBarleycorn

So, I’m guessing JFK had stones the size of BBs...


45 posted on 02/15/2010 2:39:20 PM PST by Onelifetogive (Flame away...)
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To: SirJohnBarleycorn
Agreed. However after seeing this posted: “When Andrew Jackson was inaugurated he threw open the White House and half-drunken crowds to to tramp through it and for a few days” I am sticking with Jackson :)
46 posted on 02/15/2010 2:39:24 PM PST by MotorCityBuck ( Keep the change, you filthy animal!)
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To: SirJohnBarleycorn
But I still give props to Jackson for his toughness.

THE BRAVE BOY OF THE WAXHAWS

"Andrew Jackson, the Seventh President of the United States, in 1780 when a boy of 13 enlisted in the cause of his country, and was taken prisoner by the British. When ordered by an officer to clean his boots, he indignantly refused, and received a sword cut for his temerity."

47 posted on 02/15/2010 2:40:38 PM PST by SirJohnBarleycorn
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To: Recovering_Democrat

Andrew Jackson was also the first Democrat president. Coincidence? I think not.


48 posted on 02/15/2010 2:41:12 PM PST by Doohickey (I try to take my days one at a time, but occasionally several days attack me at once.)
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To: Recovering_Democrat
Well, here are some hints:


49 posted on 02/15/2010 2:42:31 PM PST by twister881
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To: SirJohnBarleycorn
LEAST MANLY -— definitely 0bama with Jimmy Carter in second place

And the progressive intellectual Woodrow Wilson is in that list.

He is the only PhD president
He ran Princeton University for eight years
A pie in the sky utopian academic same as 0bama
Glenn Beck calls them progressives
Wilson is the most evil American progressive of all time
And pulled a scam with his wife where he had a stroke but no one was told
And she covered for him the last 1.5 years of his Presidency
She held and steadied his hand as he signed legislation

50 posted on 02/15/2010 2:42:37 PM PST by dennisw (It all comes 'round again --Fairport)
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