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98Clubs
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June 16th, 2014 at 7:41:22 PM permalink
For me either Reagan or Clinton. But hey, bluffing the Soviets at a game of Nuclear Poker is pretty good poker.

Gotta Edit after further reading. Grant won the Civil War for the Union, and Eisenhower pretty much Commandered WWII well enough to also be elected President twice. But really IMO the Statue of Liberty could grace the 50-spot just as well.
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DJTeddyBear
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June 16th, 2014 at 7:57:02 PM permalink
I'm kinda surprised that Nixon is being considered (or at least included in the list) at all.

Not so much because of the events leading up to his departure from office (although that shouldn't be overlooked), but because he has already been featured on dollar bills - albeit novelty bills.


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For those too young to remember, in an effort to curb out-of-control inflation, a 90-day freeze on prices was enacted. This novelty store souvenir was one result.
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Tanko
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June 17th, 2014 at 3:05:59 AM permalink
Quote: DJTeddyBear

I'm kinda surprised that Nixon is being considered (or at least included in the list) at all.



Watergate is child's play compared to the NSA, IRS, and Benghazi scandals of today.

He accomplished more than others on the list.

Nixon gave us OSHA, the EPA, Affirmative Action, Normalization of relations with China, the SALT agreement with the USSR, signed the ABTM Treaty with the USSR, launched the war on cancer, ended the Military Draft, and more.

He also favored and enacted social programs that created jobs and businesses for minorities rather than handouts.
onenickelmiracle
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June 17th, 2014 at 4:20:16 AM permalink
They all suck and the closer to the present the more they are worthless to the American people.
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June 17th, 2014 at 10:21:21 AM permalink
Quote: Tanko

Watergate is child's play compared to the NSA, IRS, and Benghazi scandals of today.

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Which is childs play compared to Iran Contra. Also in case you didn't know Nixon actually tried to use the IRS as a tool against political opponents so that is far more significant than some vague notion of he may have ordered people to target political enemies. when there is really no evidence that was happening at all.
Tanko
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June 18th, 2014 at 4:59:17 AM permalink
Quote: Twirdman

Which is childs play compared to Iran Contra. Also in case you didn't know Nixon actually tried to use the IRS as a tool against political opponents so that is far more significant than some vague notion of he may have ordered people to target political enemies. when there is really no evidence that was happening at all.



The sale and delivery of weapons to Iran was actually conducted by the Israeli's, and it was legal.

It resulted in the release of seven American hostages.

Profits received from the sale were sent to the Contra rebels who were fighting to overthrow a very much anti-american Marxist-Leninist Junta in Nicaragua.

This was a bad thing?

Nixon wanted to, but never did use the IRS against his enemies.

What is clear it that the IRS audited as many as 298 conservative groups.

As for Benghazi, Stevens was there in an attempt to get the Lybian rebels to send arms to the Syrian rebels. AKA ISIS.

CIA Delivering Arms to Syrian Rebels: Washington Post

Now those weapons are in IRAQ.

Google "Shoebat Slaughterhouses" if you're interested in seeing who a government led by the worst US President in history has been supporting.

Too graphic to link.
hwccdealer
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June 18th, 2014 at 6:28:58 AM permalink
Quote: Twirdman

Which is childs play compared to Iran Contra. Also in case you didn't know Nixon actually tried to use the IRS as a tool against political opponents so that is far more significant than some vague notion of he may have ordered people to target political enemies. when there is really no evidence that was happening at all.



I don't know what y'all are arguing about, because we're all forgetting the biggest ball-drop of all - the missing WMDs in Iraq and GW Bush's rager for going to war in Iraq and destabilizing the whole country to accomplish...what exactly?

That said, as for that slate of presidents, they all had their problems. The best ex-president in history, the one who has done the most with his position AFTER leaving the White House? Jimmy Carter.
RonC
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June 19th, 2014 at 4:11:34 AM permalink
Quote: hwccdealer

That said, as for that slate of presidents, they all had their problems. The best ex-president in history, the one who has done the most with his position AFTER leaving the White House? Jimmy Carter.



Politically, Carter is horrible. Most Presidents understand that the office is best left to the one in it currently without a lot of their opinions one way or the other being made part of the news cycle. Carter was horrid as President and he says too much now. Former Presidents should be seen little and heard less. It is a tough enough job without second guessing from the guy who screwed things up 40 years ago chiming in like he could do better.

His works for the poor and other things are worthy of praise and admiration.
RonC
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June 19th, 2014 at 4:16:01 AM permalink
Quote: Twirdman

Also in case you didn't know Nixon actually tried to use the IRS as a tool against political opponents so that is far more significant than some vague notion of he may have ordered people to target political enemies. when there is really no evidence that was happening at all.



Nixon TRIED to use the IRS. It was wrong then, it is wrong now. I don't know if the current IRS attack on certain groups goes to the White House or not but everyone with an open mind can see that there is at least some evidence of it and the strange disappearance of emails from six or more people all at the same time smells really bad. Maybe it was just a defective batch of hard drives...

If we say it long enough it will go away...there is no evidence, there is no evidence, there is no evidence, there is no evidence, there is no evidence, there is no evidence, there is no evidence...wait, yes there is some evidence...and it won't just go away.
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June 19th, 2014 at 7:20:50 AM permalink
Quote: rdw4potus

And, really, aren't there presidents (FDR, Johnson, etc.) who should be on bills if for no other reason than they've caused us to print so much of it?


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