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Right Wing Bloggers Choose '25 Worst Figures In American History'
Gawker ^ | 8/14/10

Posted on 08/15/2010 12:08:21 AM PDT by Libloather

Right Wing Bloggers Choose '25 Worst Figures In American History'

The blog Right Wing News asked "more than a hundred bloggers" who they thought were the worst people in American history. The results may shock you! Or maybe not. Jane Fonda makes the cut, along with FDR. Let's look.

This question was put out to over 100 crazies with internet connections:

Out of all the gangsters, serial killers, mass murderers, incompetent & crooked politicians, spies, traitors, and ultra left-wing kooks in all of American history — have you ever wondered who the worst of the worst was?"

Some of the answers are a given, but some (Richard Nixon?!) are a little surprising considering who did the voting. And some are actually pretty good (Michael Moore, Timothy McVeigh). Those questioned were asked to rank as many as 20 people from America's past and present who they felt fit the bill. Here are the results, from 43 bloggers who responded:

23) Saul Alinsky (7)
23) Bill Clinton (7)
23) Hillary Clinton (7)
19) Michael Moore (7)
19) George Soros (8)
19) Alger Hiss (8)
19) Al Sharpton (8)
13) Al Gore (9)
13) Noam Chomsky (9)
13) Richard Nixon (9)
13) Jane Fonda (9)
13) Harry Reid (9)
13) Nancy Pelosi (9)
11) John Wilkes Booth (10)
11) Margaret Sanger (10)
9) Aldrich Ames (11)
9) Timothy McVeigh (11)
7) Ted Kennedy (14)
7) Lyndon Johnson (14)
5) Benedict Arnold (17)
5) Woodrow Wilson (17)
4) The Rosenbergs (19)
3) Franklin Delano Roosevelt (21)
2) Barack Obama (23)
1) Jimmy Carter (25)

One surprising omission is John Hinckley, Jr., the man who shot The Greatest Conservative of All Time, Ronald Reagan. Any others? Keith Olbermann, perhaps?


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Editorial; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: american; bloggers; history; stupidlist; top10; topten; worst; worstpresidentever
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I actually survived that mess.

Biggest surprise? Helen Thomas isn't on the list.

1 posted on 08/15/2010 12:08:25 AM PDT by Libloather
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To: Libloather

I’d add Alfred Kinsey to that list and Alexander Hamilton.


2 posted on 08/15/2010 12:14:13 AM PDT by Maelstorm (This country was not founded with the battle cry "give me liberty or give me a govt check!")
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To: Libloather

Some of those bloggers must be young, because some of the names could have been replaced with much more substantive names.


3 posted on 08/15/2010 12:14:46 AM PDT by ansel12
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To: Libloather
13) Harry Reid (9)
13) Nancy Pelosi (9)
...
2) Barack Obama (23)

In another couple of years, this will be

[tie]
1) Harry Reid (24)
1) Nancy Pelosi (24)
1) Barack Obama (24)

4 posted on 08/15/2010 12:18:16 AM PDT by SFConservative
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To: Libloather

No Ted Turner?


5 posted on 08/15/2010 12:18:45 AM PDT by Mojave (Ignorant and stoned - Obama's natural constituency.)
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To: Libloather

And Cass Sunstein and William Ayers.. pure evil.


6 posted on 08/15/2010 12:21:01 AM PDT by historyrepeatz
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To: Libloather

And there should a list of “organizations most threatening to America” such as ACLU, ACORN, Center for American Progress, TIDES foundation, Apollo Alliance, etc..


7 posted on 08/15/2010 12:23:50 AM PDT by historyrepeatz
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To: Libloather

I would have added John Dewey to the list.


8 posted on 08/15/2010 12:25:00 AM PDT by wintertime (Good ideas win! Why? Because people are not stupid.)
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To: ansel12

That’s what I was thinking-Michael Moore? Al Sharpton? Noam Chomsky? Really? These guys are idiots sure, but worthy of the “Worst Figures In American History”?


9 posted on 08/15/2010 12:25:58 AM PDT by GATOR NAVY ("The bigger the government, the smaller the citizen." -Dennis Prager)
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To: Libloather

I would put Hillary higher on the list than Bill. Only one number between them?


10 posted on 08/15/2010 12:27:31 AM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: Libloather

Mr Peanut! :D


11 posted on 08/15/2010 12:40:55 AM PDT by Tzimisce (No thanks. We have enough government already. - The Tick)
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To: Libloather

Well to be completely fair, Obama’s only had 18 months (not 2 years)


12 posted on 08/15/2010 12:41:29 AM PDT by Tzimisce (No thanks. We have enough government already. - The Tick)
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To: GATOR NAVY
That’s what I was thinking-Michael Moore? Al Sharpton? Noam Chomsky? Really? These guys are idiots sure, but worthy of the “Worst Figures In American History”?

Old man Kennedy made these guys look like pikers. The things he did against this country for his own profit or power or prestige is nauseating.

13 posted on 08/15/2010 12:41:58 AM PDT by mountn man (The pleasure you get from life, is equal to the attitude you put into it.)
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To: Libloather
Huey Long, Boss Tweed, Al Capone, LBJ, the Rosenbergs?
14 posted on 08/15/2010 12:42:13 AM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Libloather

Where’s Walter O’Malley?


15 posted on 08/15/2010 12:44:25 AM PDT by Jim Noble (If the answer is "Republican", it must be a stupid question.)
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To: Libloather

Rachael Carson


16 posted on 08/15/2010 12:45:45 AM PDT by onona (dbada)
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To: Libloather

For the damage they’ve cause just in the past 60 years and not mentioned? Herbert Marcuse {the fouder of Cultural Marxism in America}, Dr Ben Spock, Madilyn Murray O’Hare, Hugh Hefner, Timothy Leary, Dr Death, & Judge Greer.


17 posted on 08/15/2010 1:15:03 AM PDT 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: Libloather

Chuck Schumer? Robert Byrd? Chris Matthews? Dan Rather? Bryant Gumbel? Pat Lahey? Bernard Sanders? The NAACP? Jesse Jackson, Sr.? Al Sharpton, Jr.?...


18 posted on 08/15/2010 1:17:27 AM PDT by johnthebaptistmoore (If leftist legislation that's already in place really can't be ended by non-leftists, then what?)
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To: Libloather

Bill Buckner


19 posted on 08/15/2010 1:20:44 AM PDT by Pylon (Tagline: (optional, printed after your name on post):)
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To: Libloather

20 posted on 08/15/2010 1:21:48 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: Libloather

Barney Frank


21 posted on 08/15/2010 1:24:45 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (Chump Obama promised "Change" and we got chump change.)
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To: onona

I agree with you. She’s killed as many people as Hitler or Stalin.


22 posted on 08/15/2010 1:44:20 AM PDT by wolfpat (Moderate=Clueless)
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To: wolfpat

There could easily be 200 names on the list of the 25 worst...


23 posted on 08/15/2010 2:00:19 AM PDT by Pusterfuss (Psalm 109:8)
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To: johnthebaptistmoore

Walter Cronkite, Peter Jennings, Katie Couric, The rest ot the far left Journolist Cabal.


24 posted on 08/15/2010 2:00:43 AM PDT by screaminsunshine (m)
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To: GATOR NAVY

I think Chomsky has done a lot of damage, warping college kids.


25 posted on 08/15/2010 2:14:56 AM PDT by A_perfect_lady (I can see November from my house.)
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To: Libloather

Abraham Lincoln , not Booth


26 posted on 08/15/2010 2:21:12 AM PDT by LeoWindhorse
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To: Maelstorm

We need a bigger list.

John Maynard Keynes
Harry Hamilton Laughlin


27 posted on 08/15/2010 2:31:23 AM PDT by NamVet71MP
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To: Pylon

Not if you’re a Mets fan


28 posted on 08/15/2010 2:34:07 AM PDT by xp38
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To: Nachum
Huey Long, Boss Tweed, Al Capone, LBJ, the Rosenbergs?

Criminals like Capone are debatable when you're talking about essentially political figures (and yes, Capone was a political figure, too, with his bribes, etc.); but if you start including common criminals like Capone and Hinckley, they get shoved aside pretty quickly by Lecter-esque figures like Ed Hein, Charles Manson, Jeffrey Dahmer, and John Gacy. And let's not forget monster-woman Carolyn Wuornos, the first female serial killer ever identified and captured.

But if you're just talking about political people, you'll see LBJ and the Rosenbergs are already on the list. Huey Long is a good suggestion. And I'd add Henry Wallace, Stalin's man in the 1948 election, and Ayers and Dohrn, James Earl Ray, Huey Newton, Bobby Seale, H. Rap Brown, Stokeley Carmichael, Wm. Kunstler, Mario Savio, Tom Hayden, Donald "Cinque" DeFreeze of the SLA, Jim Jones, Alfred Kinsey, the dynamic duo of Marshall Kirk and Hunter Madsen, Aaron Burr, Alan Greenspan, the Walker family, John Brown, Tokyo Rose, and David Koresh.

And while I'd disagree that Woodrow Wilson, Al Gore, and Harry Reid are significant enough to remain on the list (they tend to drop off from insignificance), I'd argue for Tom Daschle replacing all three of them, for having invented both the Obama campaign (he was its architect) and the government shutdown in 1995 that enslaved so many government check-cashers to the Clintons.

There are plenty of other candidates.

29 posted on 08/15/2010 2:47:20 AM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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To: Libloather
One surprising omission is John Hinckley, Jr., the man who shot The Greatest Conservative of All Time, Ronald Reagan

Really had to fish for that one.

30 posted on 08/15/2010 3:03:24 AM PDT by Darkwolf377 ("Fanaticism is described as redoubling your effort when you have forgotten your aim."-G. Santayana)
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To: Libloather

Photobucket

31 posted on 08/15/2010 3:09:07 AM PDT by FrankR (It doesn't matter what they call us, only what we answer to....)
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To: Libloather

Walter Duranty


32 posted on 08/15/2010 3:33:26 AM PDT by Daisyjane69 (Michael Reagan: "Welcome back, Dad, even if you're wearing a dress and bearing children this time)
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To: Libloather

9) Timothy McVeigh (11)

He shouldn’t be on the list. In the grand scheme of history he did very little and it didn’t have a lasting national effect.


33 posted on 08/15/2010 3:40:46 AM PDT by Dayman
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To: lentulusgracchus

Woodrow Wilson should be where he is or closer to the top.

Federal Income Tax, Federal Reserve.

And a whole lot more. Wilson and FDR, neck and neck for worst President.


34 posted on 08/15/2010 4:01:37 AM PDT by truthfreedom
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To: wintertime

“I would have added John Dewey to the list.”

Yes, and Colonel House


35 posted on 08/15/2010 4:02:10 AM PDT by RoadTest (Religion is a substitute for the relationship God wants with you.)
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To: A_perfect_lady
I think Chomsky has done a lot of damage, warping college kids.

Ditto Howard Zinn. These people are poison.

36 posted on 08/15/2010 4:39:01 AM PDT by Migraine (Diversity is great... ...until it happens to YOU.)
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To: Libloather

Actually not a bad list....and I can tell that with some of the names that this were some conservatives....and not some GOP Liberal Globlaists, who put this together

Nixon not a surprise....when you figure he pandered to Communist China...and signed all those environmental bills. Watergate was nothing compared to the Liberal Globalist nonsense Nixon got America involved in

Woodrow Wilson was obvious....Income Tax replacing tariffs....our first Liberal Globalist president


37 posted on 08/15/2010 4:47:48 AM PDT by UCFRoadWarrior (JD for Senate ..... jdforsenate.com. You either voting for JD, or voting for the Liberal...)
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To: Libloather

Tired of seeing Nixon on everybody’s bad guy list. The break-in was a minor incident. The cover-up would not brought down his Presidency if he was a democrap in the current news environment.

Overall, wasn’t that bad of a President. At least, not enough to make an all-time list.


38 posted on 08/15/2010 4:53:03 AM PDT by BushCountry (I spoken many wise words in jest, but no comparison to the number of stupid words spoken in earnest)
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To: truthfreedom

I think Sears should be on the list. If I am not mistaken Sears gave us withholding income tax from the pay check. Things would not have got so bad if people had to wright the check for tax every quarter.


39 posted on 08/15/2010 5:02:02 AM PDT by Total Package (TOLEDO, OHIO THE MRSA INFECTION IN THE STATE and the death of freedom)
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To: Libloather

I nominate William Taft. He pushed for the Income Tax. That cancerous amendment made the explosive growth of the federal government inevitable. It passed under his watch.


40 posted on 08/15/2010 5:17:31 AM PDT by Nateman (If liberals are not screaming you are doing it wrong!)
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To: Libloather
i guess the buy wasn't one of the choices...
41 posted on 08/15/2010 5:30:29 AM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Migraine

I might add figures like the Smothers Brothers and Norman Lear. Not because they are necessarily evil but in their own way they changed the media and popular culture. They made it the norm for “entertainment” media to become very political and try to shape the public attitudes. I am not saying sitcoms and other TV shows had to remain totally vanilla and family oriented. But the left wing stuff they have peddled for decades now has no doubt demonized conservatism and made it that much easier for Dems to win elections. This gives them such a built in advantage that the right has to fight that much harder.


42 posted on 08/15/2010 5:32:27 AM PDT by TNCMAXQ
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To: Libloather

Where’s Obama?

Masters and Johnson should be on the list too.


43 posted on 08/15/2010 5:35:08 AM PDT by proudofthesouth (A Dictatorship doesn't want the competition of God in the lives of the Peasants.)
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To: xp38
Not if you’re a Mets fan

So you knew Mom? She would have added Lee Mazzilli, who seems to have had a penchant for striking out with 2 out, and the bases loaded, always just when the Mets had a shot in the bottom of the 9th.

Had it not been for these continual bitter disappointments at Mazilli's hands, ("...no DiMaggio, that one..." she would say), she would have made it well past 96.

44 posted on 08/15/2010 5:43:45 AM PDT by Kenny Bunk (The Republican Party was founded to Save the Union. Can it now Save the Republic?)
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To: Maelstorm
I’d add Alfred Kinsey to that list and Alexander Hamilton.

Had it not been for Hamilton, the American Revolution very likely could have devolved into a French Revolution.

45 posted on 08/15/2010 5:51:03 AM PDT by Brugmansian
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To: Brugmansian

One of my relatives shot Alexander Hamilton!


46 posted on 08/15/2010 5:56:41 AM PDT by Poser (Enjoying tasty animals for 58 years)
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To: Jim Noble

I’m suprised Barry Bonds didn’t make it too.


47 posted on 08/15/2010 5:57:50 AM PDT by csmusaret (A government that can dictate how much water flows into a toilet is a powerful government indeed.)
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To: RoadTest

Colonel House
^^^^^^^^^^^^^

I had to look that up, but, yes!, He should be included as well.


48 posted on 08/15/2010 6:00:50 AM PDT by wintertime (Good ideas win! Why? Because people are not stupid.)
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To: Libloather
I disagree with many on that list...not because they aren't bad actors but because there are some who have done much more harm to the nation. For example:

Barney Frank/Chris Dodd - for their combined work in trashing the US economy

Supreme Court Justices: Warren, Black and Burger for their elevating the supreme court above the constitution

Huey P. Long

Nathan Bedford Forrest & William J. Simmons - KKK

I do agree with Wilson and FDR on this list...the damage they've done to this nation is immeasurable.

49 posted on 08/15/2010 6:03:23 AM PDT by highlander_UW (Education is too important to abdicate control of it to the government)
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To: Libloather

John Dewey. He’s the father of progressive education and responsible for a lot of the leftist garbage now taught in schools.


50 posted on 08/15/2010 6:11:47 AM PDT by driftless2 (For long-term happiness, learn how to play the accordion.)
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