Skip to comments.Was John F. Kennedy the flat-out absolute worst U.S. president of the 20th century?
Posted on 07/17/2011 5:32:01 PM PDT by izzatzo
As I studied the Vietnam war over the last 14 months, I began to think that John F. Kennedy probably was the worst American president of the previous century.
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But, let’s not totally disregard Jimmah Carter.
You mean worse than Carter?
The only president in history worse than Carter is Obama.
He was not a good president but he was better than LBJ, Carter, and of course Obama. He wasn’t that much worse than the Bushes.
The twentieth century had more than it’s share of bad Presidents.
“But, lets not totally disregard Jimmah Carter.”
Nor Woodrow Wilsom
Nor Bill Clinton
Tough, tough bracket to win. I don’t think JFK wins this bracket at all.
LBJ, Carter and Wilson were all a good deal worse, IMHO
No, that "honor" goes to Woodrow Wilson.
Income taxes, the Fed, and WWI-the progressive trifecta that gave rise to FDR, LBJ, eugenics, and all the rest.
I’ve been of the opinion that if JFK was still alive, he’s be a Republican by now.
Or else, the democrats would not have become communists.
My vote is for that sanctimonious racist, Woodrow Wilson. We tend to forget how much of a mess he made in the close of WW1. First trying to get all of the ‘tribes’ into their own countries and then allowed the British and especially the French to totally eviscerate Germany to the point of preparing the ground for Hitler and WW2. He did a pretty good job on the US too until his stroke and absent presidency.
JFK was to the right of today’s Republican Party. If he’d succeeded in putting us back on the gold standard, we wouldn’t be where we are today - a dying and bankrupt economy. But the Progressives would never have allowed that!
Only if you don’t consider Wilson, FDR, Carter, Johnson and Truman.
Then yes, definitly yes, the worst!
My father always said that JFK’s greatest “accomplishment” was getting assassinated. If he would have survived and completed two terms, (assuming he got reelected) he would be remembered similarly to how Johnson is remembered, that is to say a below average to average president.
Oh, I forgot Clinton. Always among the worst no matter what the company.
Hey my history professor back in 1981 thought Kennedy was the worst.
Was it a good thing? A bad thing? An evil thing?
Folks from New Foundland to Korea to Vietnam/Laos would like to know. As well as 2.6 million VN vets (or what's left of us).
The worst president of the last century was unquestionably Woodrow Wilson. If you’re going to pick one worse than all the rest you pretty much have to count bodies. I believe if Wilson had not given the British assurances in 1916 there would have been a negotiated end to WWI. Then there would have been no WWII, no Soviet Union, and no Mao Tse Tung.
I do know, and have posted, that the most damaging Presidency in our history was JFK’s, if he had lost to Eisenhower’s Vice President, then this would be a completely, different nation, the 60s and Vietnam, immigration, Johnson, and much, much, more would never have happened.
Most over rated president
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