Skip to comments.Historical Ratings of Presidents Reviewed by Conservatives?
Posted on 08/10/2018 7:39:33 PM PDT by MinorityRepublican
I'm looking for historical ratings of Presidents from a Conservative source. Most I've read are done by "liberal" political scientists. One example? Jimmy Carter ranked higher than George W. Bush? C'mon, that's preposterous.
Preposterous? Dont be so sure. Some Freeper may be along soon to show greater support for Carter then W.
There is some serious hatred for shrub around here lately. I dont think he was all that bad. Better than Gore obviously. And I dont think Carter was all that bad either. He certainly was nowhere as near as bad as Johnson or Clinton or Obama.
You could start one here. 44 points for 1st place, down to 1 for last (can only vote for Grover Cleveland once), then someone just has to add up the scores.
That's a great idea! Would be neat to see how Presidents are ranked according to FReepers.
So what criteria do we use to rate and rank presidents?
How effective they were in wartime, for those who presided during war? How effective they were in passing legislation, regardless of whether we as conservatives agree with those policies represented by legislation?
Just rank based on ideology? In that case, many of us would.put Reagan first.
I agree. I think most conservatives would consider Reagan to be the greatest conservative president ever. But then who is number two? Donald Trump? Richard Nixon? One of the New World Order Bushes?
Im thinking Eisenhower.
I’ve got Washington, Trump, Reagan, Coolidge, and McKinley as my top 5.
> Jimmy Carter ranked higher than George W. Bush? <
No doubt about it. Carter was an incompetent. But Carter didn’t involve us in not one, but two Vietnams. That’s W’s legacy.
But I’m not done yet. FDR had Pearl Harbor. And then FDR decided to utterly crush Germany and Japan. And that’s exactly what happened. Nazism was ground into dust, as was Japanese imperialism.
W had his own Pearl Harbor: 9/11. And so W had the opportunity - and the duty - to utterly crush radical Islam. But, no. W instead told us that “Islam is peace”.
Carter’s errors are minor compared to W’s. The West will pay for W’s mistakes for decades to come.
W’s. record speaks for itself. He had to destroy the economy in order to save it, and he got us embroiled in Iraq on a false claim. What did that cost us? 3 trillion?
Giving away the Panama Canal was no big deal, was it?
LBJ was a million times worse then Clinton.
I agree about W but I would add Iran and inflation to carter’s woes. He was the first to be able to take on islam and he sat in the wh 444 days and peed his pants.
Only two decent ones I’ve seen in my lifetime were Reagan and Trump.
Eisenhower, though before my time was too swampy for me, and I hate being continually bludgeoned by the left for his crack about the “military-industrial complex”. Also he was too anti-Paton and too closely involved with the Russian give away after WWII.
I never liked Nixon’s China policy, but Watergate now seems quaint. Still, he was ultimately a swamp creature who sold us out to the Chinese.
Bush earned much of the hate but he was a much better choice than either Gore or Kerry would have been.
Neither Washington or adams would make my list to federalist for me. in no particular order Trump, Andrew Jackson, Teddy Roosevelt, Reagan, Jeffeeson.
Andrew Jackson, unrepentant slave owner and founder of the Democratic Party (according to Dinesh D’Souza)?
“The film then switches to examining and criticizing the history of the Democratic Party, from Andrew Jackson to the present day. D’Souza is portrayed going into a basement archive of the DNC Headquarters where he reveals secrets of the party’s history.” Hillary’s America
Not ratings of Conservatives.
This historian hasnt done a scale per se, although you can find Constitutional grades in my Politically Incorrect guide to the Presidents from Washington to Taft.
But, a plain ranking would be
The last two would be
Carter was horrible. Fortunately, Reagan was able to get things back on track. Obama was largely incompetent but managed to screw us over big time with ACA when the Dems controlled congress.
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