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Since we just had a presidents day, please share with me your favorite president.

I'm going to say FDR - yea he sucks when it came to those Japanese-American camps but you can't overlook how he was able to bring a country out of depression and through 2 world wars (even tho he died during the second one)
Carverr · 31-35, F
Same FDR. Every president has had their negatives but he had a lot more positives about him.
JarJarBoom · 41-45, F
[@27917,Carver] Thats how I feel his positives kinda outweigh the negatives.
Ynotisay · M
The New Deal was one of the most important, and successful, efforts of any President. Too bad we moved beyond it. Can't get past some of his policies though. Internment camps being at the top of the list.
I'm going with Obama. When I think what he could have accomplished without half the population being fed lies, and the worst performing Congress in history, it makes me sick.
JarJarBoom · 41-45, F
[@324070,Ynotisay] Some of those programs in the New deal is still available today ... yea..but those internment camps is a complete eyesore in American history.
Ynotisay · M
[@21000,JarJarBoom] True. There are some carry overs.
Not sure if you've ever visited Manzanar, the internment camp in California that's now a National Historic Site, but if you get a chance...
The Japanese AMERICANS resilience and strength was my big takeaway. A very powerful experience. I walked in feeling like shit and walked out feeling admiration.
Crazywaterspring · 56-60, M
FDR. Then President Johnson. He did a lot of good except for Vietnam. Obama had a lot of positives. He never really prosecuted the bankers who almost sank the world's economy. He couldn't close Gitmo. Obamacare is not quite single payer. The Republicans always stymied anything he tried.
JarJarBoom · 41-45, F
[@523909,Crazywaterspring] Johnson was a bit unhinged and unorthodox, but when you read about his previous conversations about his pants...they are hilarious.
Crazywaterspring · 56-60, M
Gosh yes! If you owned a clothing factory and the President, who is a customer, called you'd have no choice but to take the call. I'm sure Mr Farah was taking notes too.
trackboy · 22-25, M
we sung happy days are here again when fdr got elected. lot of people miss fdr. teddy Roosevelt was president earlier in the century. ken burns did documentary on the two Roosevelt's. is out on dvd. learned a lot watching the dvds. ken burns also did dvds on the great depression. wall street lays an egg! he did another one on the dust bowl. one on jazz and blues music.
VioletDreams · 36-40, F
Abe Lincoln because he freed the slaves
interestedinmore · 46-50, M
The history guy in me agrees with you. FDR is got or pushed us through some amazingly difficult circumstances, Great Depression, rise of Fascism and of course WWWII. I am sure people will argue Lincoln though.
JarJarBoom · 41-45, F
[@554450,interestedinmore] only president to get reelected more than 2 terms
interestedinmore · 46-50, M
Fair point though Washington set the precedent that most did not want to try to broach and TR certainly tried for a 3rd.
Trump, because barely a day goes past when he doesn't do something to make me laugh out loud at his utter stupidity and narcissistic behavior.

Other than him, and on a more serious note - Lincoln or JFK.
BatRinseRepeat · 31-35, F
FDR will always be on my list too.

But lately my favorite is TR.



True visionary, fearless reformer, and a force of nature ✌
Ynotisay · M
[@339791,BatRinseRepeat] And a force FOR nature.
JarJarBoom · 41-45, F
[@339791,BatRinseRepeat] Yea Teddy did a lot when it comes to National Parks. I often wonder if he had twitter what the hell he would be tweeting.
lamppost · 46-50, M
Wilson was Pres. during WWI.
JarJarBoom · 41-45, F
[@689573,lamppost] haha.my bad..you are right....
JarJarBoom · 41-45, F
[@689573,lamppost] Weird fact about wilson: Wilson left his daughter Margaret an annuity of $2,500 annually (which is like 33K today) for as long as she remained unmarried ...thats a weird request to make.
lamppost · 46-50, M
[@21000,JarJarBoom] Wow, didn't know that. Weird indeed.

 
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