Skip to comments.Learning From the Worst Presidents. What factors predict lousy presidents to come.
Posted on 07/04/2011 7:27:23 AM PDT by SeekAndFindEdited on 07/04/2011 8:13:10 AM PDT by Sidebar Moderator. [history]
An increasing number of Americans -- and not just conservatives -- are expressing the opinion that Barack Obama's presidency is as calamitous for the United States as was that of Jimmy Carter. If so, then in the relatively short span of three decades, America has experienced two spectacularly flawed presidencies, each comparable to only a handful that have occurred over the life of the Republic. Could these two recent tragedies have been predicted? Are there any identifiable personality traits, past experiences, or political trajectories that might enable voters to foresee impending abject failure in a presidential candidate?
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Barack Obama is the finest President this country has elected since, at least, Franklin Roosevelt. Like Roosevelt, he saved the country from a Republican Depression and, in so doing, rescued the free enterprise system. I really don't think I would put your interpretation of the Constitution up against a former professor of constitutional law.
How about we start with virtue?
Carter was a saint compared to obuttface.
Obamalini was never a professor. He was a lecturer at UC, and the faculty resented his presence because he got this relatively minor position for reasons unrelated to merit and because they could see that he was an intellectual simpleton by UC standards
I wonder why the list doesn’t include Franklin Pierce. Obama is the closest approximation to Pierce.
Too many words for a simple question. Any Democrat will be a fiasco as president. Half of all Republicans will be disaterous. Solution: elect governors with a proven track record.
The author doesn't know history. What about Pres. Gerald Ford? Never elected to an office in the Executive Branch of government, yet became our 38th president.
Once again LBJ gets a pass.
Father God, help America in this time, forgive us our arrogant ways and transgressions, we repent of the evil we have done against thee Lord, help us to be pleasing in thy sight. Give us wisdom and understanding to do thy will, in Jesus name I pray, amen.
The party that despises this nation, that wants to shred the Constitution or at least radically reform it, should never be in a position to govern this nation.
Both Carter and Obama came to office because of failed Republican administrations. For Carter it was Nixon/Ford and for Obama it was Bush’s second term, which with the GOP Congress was a disgusting mess. In both elections the GOP fielded Elitist approved candidates. The Go-along get-along, stay- the - course, Reach across the aisle types when Americans want a change from that. When a people are spiritually hungry even the cheap hash Carter and Obama were dishing out sounded better then the bland cold peas porridge the GOP was offering up.
What factors predict lousy presidents to come? They’re liberals?
You are exactly correct. The governor doesn't even have to have a perfect record, just a proven one. Governors make mistakes... all of them. But a good governor will turn even his mistakes into positive outcomes. That's the guy I want to be president.
One of the biggest dilemmas our governing class faces is that you never get credit for doing nothing. Sometimes, doing nothing is the best course of action (especially where the economy is concerned). Thus, Coolidge is routinely trashed by liberal historians. By the way, happy bithday, Silent Cal!
“Once again LBJ gets a pass.”
From the article: “LBJ was an awful president (the legacy of the Great Society and the Vietnam War continue to corrupt America’s soul)...”
That’s a pass?
Would think that carrying a copy of “The Post American World” would be a hint.
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