Skip to comments.7 of John Adams' Greatest Insults [Funny, but True]
Posted on 07/28/2013 3:56:13 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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Maybe the original Don Rickles.
John Adams was a sick man and also our first liberal President, although an argument can be made that Washington was. His son, John Quincy, was a victim of both he and his wife, Abigail. John Quincy was a good man whose life was a living hell due to the ridiculous demands that his parents put upon him. Coincidentally, John and John Quincy were the only Presidents out of the first seven who only served one term.
I wonder how long he would last on FR?
I bet his first post would be a zot thread.
"Living proof that in these several states,*anyone* can grow up to be President"
Adams is one of my favorite presidents, along with Coolidge.
Adams was infinitely more than a mouth (no insult intended to Rush). Adams raised the money (from the Dutch) and arranged the French Naval support needed for victory at Yorktown.
He was disliked by many and dismissed by many others...but in hindsight...he is a towering little man.
A Boston Yankee from the Original Yankee cloth!
Good husband, good father...great American!
You sure he wasn’t covered under “crapulous mass”?
So he really would have loved Obama.
Dude!! The man actually used the word “crapulous”?! Nice!
His cousin Sam Adams was the Rush Limbaugh of that revolutionary era. I mean this in a good way for both Sam and Rush.
I heard this somewhere, but the author escapes me:
“Measure your mind, by the shadow it creates.”
I was raised in the nation’s “pahk yor cah” neck-of-the-woods.
I have traveled this land, seen a lot, and somehow, doing a little ‘substitution of Adams’ Phyladelphya formula’, have made the same basic remarks!
I love this!
Thanks so much!
Crapulous mass! LOL! I’ll remember this one!
Good point. That’s why Tom hanks and Spielberg produced John Adams in the first place. Not because they’re patriotic but they are libs first. The only good part about the series is that they made Jefferson look better than Adams, IMO.
Crapulous is a great word, but it doesn’t mean what I thought it did.
Perhaps it needs a new definition more appropriate to it’s first four letters.
That is actually fairly true and Washington was well aware of it and very self conscious about it too. Though it's also true that Washington did quite a bit of studying on his own.
Don’t get me wrong, John Adams was great in the lead up to the Revolution. But after getting power he was what the founders warned us against.
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