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Discussion in 'Too Hot for Swamp Gas' started by Wuerffel5220, Jul 11, 2013.
The post said if they did it today. Well you can bet he would be up there if they redid it today.
Carter, Nixon, Clinton, and Obama. Then we get pack it full of explosives and blow it to smithereens on national television. Now that would be good entertainment.
This has the potential to be the first thread moved from Too Hot. :grin:
Have fun with Paterno.
I'd do Ronnie Raygun.
No doubt if it happened today--Hussein would require the current one be demolished and one of only HIS likeness replace it, with no other POTUS sharing space....only 4 times larger. His ego would allow nothing less.
Give it time folks, he still has 3 1/2 years left.
Washington and Lincoln have both rose to legendary hero status and will always have a place here.
Jefferson is the next closest to this type of legend, despite that most of his most famed accomplishments come from before he became president.
Ted Roosevelt would still be a strong choice.
FDR would get an argument, especially from the left.
Alexander Hamilton would actually be a strong option for many economists, despite never being president. Though not for normal people.
Truman's image has shined since his death, but not by enough to unseat Roosevelt.
I think the best bet for a change would be exchanging one Roosevelt for another.
No, he wasn't. He was a Socialist.
The Louisiana Purchase was a pretty good presidential moment for Jefferson...3 cents per acre.
Good point (although it was unconstitutional). However, Jefferson's embargo made most people forget about Louisiana at the time. And today, most people aren't thinking about the purchase as much as the declaration. And personally, I'm ok with rewarding him for that.
That has to be tongue in cheek. Although I'm sure some would think you're serious. Funny, none the less.
Why, because Obama cited one of his speeches and Fox News decided at that point Teddy espoused quasi socialist tendencies (never mind the fact Teddy has long been a Republican paragon oft cited by Republican lesders)? No?
Maybe because Teddy was for equal pay for women? No?
Must be those pesky National Parks he set up. No?
It's funny that you cite Reagan as someone you'd replace Teddy with and Reagan himself created a Teddy Roosevelt day.
Nothing to do with Obama. Looks like I am the one who should be telling you to bone up on history.
Reagan made many mistakes, that was one of them
It hasn't just been Reagan. You could go back in time and find a plethora of quotes from Republicans admiring Teddy's presidency. I guess you're the true determinant as to what constitutes socialism though.
Yep. Now you got it.
I don't care about what ignorant pubs say. I'll go with Teddy's quotes himself
Based on this strictly in terms of the Presidency, it should be Washington, Jackson, Lincoln, TR. FDR, Monroe, Madison, Jefferson, LBJ take honorable mention. Nobody since LBJ has effected any fundamental transformation if the republic. Reagan might have but he was hamstrung by Congress.
FTR, Washington is number one by a considerable distance.
And I prefer to look at what actually went on while he was President. I'd bet even a lot of contemporary libertarians would find the legislation during his presidency sensible.
I would replace Abraham Lincoln with William Henry Harrison. Lincoln did more to expand the excess of the federal government beyond its Constitutional bounds at the expense of the states, and ultimately the individual, than any other president. Harrison, on the other hand, did the least in that regard. Granted, it's because he died a month after taking office, but it is what it is.