Obama….5th Best President?

TEXAS A & M SURVEY…

I know you will find this hard to believe….        

goofy-obamaTexas A & M Study Calls Obama 5th Best President in America.  Good research work by a fine institution.

Obama Rated 5th Best President In Our History.

From a total of 44 U.S. Presidents:   Obama is rated as the 5th best.  The A & M’s Public Relations Office released this statement.

“After nearly 8 years in office, Americans have rated President Obama the 5th best President ever.”

These are the details according to Texas A & M:

  1. Reagan and Lincoln tied for first.
  2. Twenty three presidents tied for second.
  3. Seventeen other presidents tied for third.
  4. Jimmy Carter came in fourth, and
  5. Obama came in fifth.

This is reasonable.

GOTCHA!

SO…DO YOU HAVE A NUMBER ONE PRESIDENT IN AMERICAN HISTORY?  AND WHY?

Z

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56 Responses to Obama….5th Best President?

  1. fredd says:

    Donald Trump is our best man ever to be elected president so far. He hasn’t made any mistakes that have cost American lives or treasure. He hasn’t started any wars. He hasn’t raised our taxes. So far, he’s the best president ever.

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  2. But the Donald hasn’t actually BEEN the president yet, as you well know 🙂

    I’ll take Washington. The Man Who Would Not be King.

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  3. Linda says:

    In my lifetime, Reagan, but I have great hopes for Donald J.Trump!

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  4. Z,
    LOL! Really had me going there for a minute.

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  5. I don’t think there’s been anyone truly honorable since Jefferson, so he’d be my pick…….though Fredd’s argument is hard to refute [albeit temporary].

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  6. John M. Berger says:

    Hey, Hey, not so fast you doubters ! B.O. just pulled-off a deal that will keep The Ford Motor Company from expanding manufacturing operations in Mexico and thus increase their investment/employment right here in the US. If you don’t believe me just listen to his mouthpiece. Seriously, I just heard this $#!t.

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  7. Kid says:

    Z, I’ll go with Washington, then Reagan in my lifetime. I’m hopeful Trump takes the #1 spot.

    JMB, Why would they start telling the truth now? Like frantic little kids taking a report card home with all F’s on it. I’m hopeing Wikileaks really pulls the curtain back on these POS’s.

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  8. Deserttrek says:

    ha ha ha ok got me

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  9. geeez2014 says:

    Did you all hear how the press stories left out a bit about GM in the Chevy Cruze Twitter war Donald did yesterday? Yes, GM is building Chevy Cruzes in MX and selling most of them THERE, they indignantly responded to Trump ….they added ” we HAVE a factory here in Ohio that makes cars, so get off our backs.” (I paraphrase) The part the news left OUT was that GM is suspending or retiring hundreds of people in the next few months, and next Fall, IN LORDSTOWN, OHIO.

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  10. geeez2014 says:

    Don’t you all think it’s wonderful yet SAD to nominate WASHINGTON for this distinction? As if not one of our presidents since then has been as good as he? He SURE WAS GOOD, wasn’t he.

    I’d like to believe most of our presidents had SOME good things about them! OKay, except Carter 🙂

    You know VERY well that if we were a bunch of liberals, the answer would be FRANKLIN D ROOSEVELT…right?

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  11. Kid says:

    Z, You mention Carter. He was stupid but not the worst imo, nor will odumbo be considered the worst by me because most of what he did will be erased. I’d say LBJ has been the worst in terms of sticking the country with serious problems that are unfixable. Stealing the SS $, creating welfare, WIC, Vietnam, Much more.

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  12. geeez2014 says:

    Kid, Yes, LBJ is right down there with Carter….he not only did those awful things, he seems to have not been much of a good person in general.

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  13. Kid says:

    From what I hear he was a filthy mouthed ganster. Many believe he had a part in killing JFK. I don’t doubt it.

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  14. John M. Berger says:

    I think that Carter was just inept. As for LBJ, I think that many of today’s woes originated with that evil thug. While I’m not much of a presidential historian, I think LBJ reposes as the WORST President, at least, in my lifetime. B.O. comes in as a very close second.

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  15. geeez2014 says:

    JMB, you and Kid could very well be right about LBJ. I think Carter, however, WAS evil, particularly in his horrid favoring of Palestinians to ISrael. Remember when more than half of his Bd of Directors walked out on him after his book against israel came out?

    Kid, exactly….”filthy mouthed gangster”… “Let me show you my SCAR!” Remember THAT? Gross

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  16. geeez2014 says:

    Interesting to hear Lindsay Graham RIGHT NOW on CNN (where all Reps go to bitch about Republicans) saying that the president-elect is just WRONG…that Trump “doesn’t understand the world as it is” and that “if a nominee for a critical job doesn’t understand Russia’s intentions, he’s probably not fit to take the job.” Nice, huh?
    “Pres Elect seems to get the Chinese for what they are, and how bad the Iran deal, etc., but when it comes to Russia, he seems to have a blind spot and I’m perplexed..” (hint hint)

    Graham’s calling Assange a rapist and every other name that’s been (probably legitimately) thrown at Assange, and “Don’t listen to Julian Assange on ANYTHING” he says…after he knows Trump’s banking on Assange. Which, by the way, makes me wonder, too.
    BUT, I STILL don’t honor or respect a worm like Graham going on CNN to insult the incoming Republican president this badly.

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  17. geeez2014 says:

    Nancy Pelosi just spoke at a presser after the Dems met with Obama about Obamacare this morning….their new motto for Trump is “MAKE AMERICA SICK AGAIN”…nice, huh? GRRRR

    Pelosi talked about how Trump will ruin Medicaid and adds “do YOU want YOUR elderly mother living in YOUR spare room?” I found that DISGUSTING…and SO very indicative of the lack of sacrifice and goodness Pelosi’s ever shown. Yes, Nancy, some families aren’t as hugely rich as you are, and they do have to have their parents living with them….imagine, Nancy?
    And they wonder that their elitist attitudes lost them this election!?

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  18. geeez2014 says:

    “1000 law professors” opposing the nomination of Jeff Sessions to Atty General.
    Gad, I’ve NEVER been a fan of his, but now I have more respect for Sessions!

    There are questions about his civil right work in Alabama……where were those law profs when
    Byrd, an ex KKK recruiter ran for Senator of W Virginia???

    Eric Holder is being hired by California to represent the State against any potential lawsuits they may file against Trump’s administration!!!

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  19. geeez2014 says:

    I just heard Dylan Roof was ‘given one of the best defense attorneys in the country’ but isn’t using him, tho the lawyer’s around. WHY did he get that and WHO IS PAYING FOR THAT??

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  20. Kid says:

    All excellent points Z. As far as graham, Do these rinos know how many Americans got off their couch to vote for Trump? Apparently not. I don’t think their opposition will serve them,

    The dems? This is why I don’t listen, but I really think they are absolutely frantic about being erased. This is like a death rattle coming from the entire democrat machine, though they won’t die, they’ll be back again someday. Instead of recognizing what America apparently voted for, they just turn up the volume on the Ugly machine. I don’t think that’s going to serve them either, especially if information continues to come out exposing these beasts for what they are. A lot of democrat voters don’t know who the dems are still.

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  21. geeez2014 says:

    Kid, the talk against “repeal and replace” makes some sense…..I have to admit. It’s going to be VERY tough to manage this because we all know it’s very difficult to take things like insurance away from folks. Even the Republicans are divided on how they’re going to do this.
    And the Lefties keep yammering about preexisting conditions and grown children keeping covered by their parents’ insurance….as if the Republicans don’t want to keep them….they do. BUT, they have to figure out how to pay for it without mandates…
    I’m hoping Paul Ryan’s got stuff up his sleeve that he’s not talking about. But I suspect HE, too, hopes that 🙂
    Oh, the UGLINESS (as you said, from the UGLY MACHINE) this morning coming out of the Dems’ mouths..pelosi, murphy, etc….MAKE AMERICA SICK AGAIN…The NAMES they use against the Republicans are names I honestly haven’t heard from Reps toward Dems. Reps get tough and insulting but not as LOWLIFE as the Dems. ….They’re doing all they can to put negativity and fear and pessimism in Americans’ heads when he’s not even president yet.

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  22. Kid says:

    Z, I’m quite sure there are much better options thatn obammycare.

    Well, if the repubs make things better for people, the dems and rinos are going to have a hard time explaining themselves.

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  23. John M. Berger says:

    “Well, if the repubs make things better for people, the dems and rinos are going to have a hard time explaining themselves.”

    I think that the “repubs” WILL make things better (already off to a good start) and when that happens the “dems” will try to find some fictitious reason(s) to take credit for it. They are already trying to take credit for Ford’s turnaround on the Mexican deal (see my previous comment). On a slightly different note; it appears that placing Schumer and Pelosi in key positions indicates that the “dems” have learned nothing from recent political events; both in rare form this AM.

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  24. Kid says:

    JMB, Agree. In the end we’ll be relying on people’s willingness to self-educate and the volume of accurate information available. ie. I currently don’t believe a single number put out by the feds from UE% to obama’s approval rating. And watch those numbers start being reported in the other direction, probably starting Jan 21 ! 🙂

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  25. bunkerville says:

    Coolidge for me.
    As America’s 30th President (1923-1929), Calvin Coolidge demonstrated his determination to preserve the old moral and economic precepts of frugality amid the material prosperity which many Americans were enjoying during the 1920s era.

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  26. Imp says:

    Me..I dunno…if it wasn’t for Jefferson, Adams ( my pick for #1) Madison and Monroe ( Manifest Destiny ) None of the US would have happened. For my time on the earth though….it has to be Reagan.

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  27. Imp says:

    Pelosi and Chucky …. better they have these two turds in a bowl than us. Unbelievable how they can stay with these two vaudevillians who’s only purpose in life is to hear their own stupid mouthings and get their face time. Gawd…they’re so painfully pitiful and so out of touch…Dems..true to form….tyrants, misfits and POS all.

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  28. geeez2014 says:

    Kid: “Z, I’m quite sure there are much better options that obammycare.” That’s what worries me….Trump’s become elected on a LOT of promises which really don’t have a chance in H of helping people. Big mouth, big great ideas, but…had he done enough listening and investigating before he promised better healthcare programs, etc etc.?
    NOW he’s talking about federal police help for Chicago…sounds like martial law or military police to me. gad.

    JMB…they’re off to a good start with promises; not sure it’s going to work. Trump takes a lot of credit for a lot of things….I understand that a lot of the jobs he’s saving will be going robotic soon; I don’t know if this man understands a LOT about …well, a LOT.

    Bunkerville…would that someone like that was around NOW…to remind people THEY must make their futures, not the gov’t.

    Imp; Me, too, on Reagan.

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  29. Kid says:

    I think you’ll be surprised Z. No, I think it’s more like the FBI getting involved.

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  30. geeez2014 says:

    Kid, the FBI getting involved in Chicago? WHY? To combat black on black killings?

    Imp… The Pelosi picture isn’t from today…wassup with these pix?
    I had to laugh at Obama going to Capital Hill…Dems even griped about his never coming (or calling) all these years….what a thug.

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  31. Kid says:

    I don’t know Z, just a blurb I read somewhere.

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  32. John M. Berger says:

    Z,
    I agree that the use of robotics will increase in our manufacturing processes; advancement of mechanization has been a fact since the Industrial Revolution. Insofar as Trump’s “promises” are concerned, at least he is promising the right things; improving our counter productive tax system and repatriating trillions of dollars, now held off-shore, for increased domestic investment, just to name one. I submit that if [he] is able to bring only one half of his “promises” to fruition it will be much better than the carnage that we have endured for the > 8 past years. Yes, he thinks big and has a pretty successful record to prove it! He’s there now so let’s give him a chance.

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  33. Imp says:

    @Z”wassup with these pix?”

    Oh…I just wanted to point out how utterly absurd they are.

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  34. Mal says:

    Relax, everyone. there hasn’t even been a Trump Inauguration yet but the left is blaming him for all kinds of stuff they THINK he will do. Hopefully the public realizes this and for the most part will ignore it. They are more interested in making Trump look as bad as they can despite all the good he has already done for the workers by saving and creating manufacturing jobs instead of doing all they can to help our country through cooperation. THAT’S UNPRECEDENTED EVEN FOR THEM!

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  35. geeez2014 says:

    I made the big mistake of watching some of Obama’s “goodbye speech” to the military…for all I know, it’s still going on but I just couldn’t watch more..

    He’s done so much to protect the constitution? Like when his IRS spied on Republicans? etc etc?
    He wants all good things for our vets in spite of the “reckless sequester” which hurt them.
    Warned we not go to war but to protect ourselves “not for politics”
    He said he’s been able to do great things for the military “through the PARTISAN HAZE”
    There was more ….

    It was so partisan, such a departure from EVERY SINGLE PRESIDENT IN THE PAST. Do ANY of you remember one THIS partisan, THIS destructive in his partisanship? This is a time to unite and he’s still insulting?

    Gad….and the ‘sincere pursed lips’ and long emotional pauses… Man, he’s a convincing and VERY bad guy. He has no dignity, no true understanding of the honor of our military OR this country. How many of you believe the military was giving him the 1 finger salute through their gloves? 🙂

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  36. John M. Berger says:

    “How many of you believe the military was giving him the 1 finger salute through their gloves?”
    COUNT ME IN!

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  37. Kid says:

    Take whatever that POS says and turn it 180. His VA spent 200+ million just a short time ago on art while neglecting patients and lying about performance. And of course he didn’t have a single positive effect on Anythng.

    16 days !

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  38. Baysider says:

    George Washington, followed by Reagan, Lincoln, and perhaps Coolidge and Taft.

    Washington wasn’t just the first, he set the character and tone of the office. He was a revered and capable executive when the republic was new, able to steer a best course in treacherous waters of international intriguers, and resist interest groups and partisan congressional imbroglios. He gave honor to the office, stature to the nation and respect to the Republic.

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  39. Kid said, “especially if information continues to come out exposing these beasts for what they are. ”
    My sister in law just left.
    She took our copy of Hillary’s America.
    Gonna show her kids.

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  40. Sparky says:

    Good one Z! You got me too. *giggle*
    I guess my favorite President to-date is a tie between two of our Founding Fathers, George Washington and Thomas Jefferson.
    George Washington would not be King. Very admirable considering how popular he was. And Thomas Jefferson was brilliant, politically speaking. They all made mistakes, because they are humble men, but that’s acceptable. Only Jesus Christ is perfect.

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  41. Kid says:

    ED, Is your sister a progressive ? Many of my friends tell me their lib ‘friends’ often tell them to watch CNN so they can get the real news. Now if enough evidence comes out through whatever means about all the fake news and lying on CNN, that might just have an effect. Some are too far gone of course, but I think a significant number don’t enjoy being lied to That much.

    I love Trump exposing their lies on Twitter. Brilliant. Remember before DJT we had to rely on a few radio talk show people to get the word out. Keep jamming it. The ones who have any self respect at all will pay a little attention and ask questions and maybe even do a little research !

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  42. Kid says:

    Trump currently has 18.5 million twitter followers. I’m one.

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  43. Mustang says:

    Who knew the Aggies have math skills? Your post brought a smile to my face, Z. As for my favorite presidents, I’m in step with Baysider.

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  44. bocopro says:

    Over the past 20 years I’ve written so much on various presidents that it’d take me an hour to go thru it and find something pertinent to this discussion. So I’ll just toss this one in since it’s one of the first that came up on the search term “President.”

    Truman was an honest, straightforward, no-nonsense country boy who was in far over his head no matter what he tried, but never gave up in frustration or fear. He was supposed to be nothing more than a place-filler veep for FDR, but suddenly found himself in the big picture struggling amongst political titans during cataclysmic global crises. He won because he was a good, patriotic, guileless man .

    Eisenhower was an ordinary man whom fate thrust into extraordinary circumstances. He responded by doing the best job he knew how that he thought would benefit the most people. He tended to see the big picture clearly, and generally didn’t like what he saw.

    Kennedy was an aristocrat who grew up comfortable with wealth and power. But he tried to experience the common man’s world, which allowed a trickle of common sense to penetrate his elitist veneer. He never wanted to be President or even senator, and did so only to please his father. He saw the big picture, but didn’t particularly want to be in it.

    Johnson was a devious megalomaniac who was most content when people feared him. He was a manipulator, a schemer, and a bully who behaved like a man with a huge appetite, a sour stomach, and an overactive libido. He wanted the big picture to be hanging in his personal office.

    Nixon was a brilliant but paranoid self-loather, a sort of well-educated Joe Btfsplk whose timing was abysmal. Much of what he was impeached and castigated for would today be given a pass by the mass media for Democrats, but he simply came across as someone you wouldn’t buy a used car from. He saw the big picture and wanted to photoshop it.

    Ford was that guy who takes one for the team. He saw the big picture, but preferred to watch NFL films, reruns of the Abbot And Costello TV show, and One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest.

    Carter was an accidental office holder whose own mother questioned the wisdom of giving him birth. He saw the big picture distortedly through cloudy and misshapen lenses, never fully grasping the nature of geopolitical events, politics, economics, or religion. In the American Dictionary of Slang, if you look up the word twerp, you’ll find his photograph in the space.

    Bush I was a loyal, hard-working government employee, the Rodney Dangerfield of Republican presidents, who tried to do the right thing but kept focusing on the wrong section of the big picture. After he built a great international coalition and his team won a spectacular victory over Saddam Hussein, he managed to steal defeat from the jaws of victory and lose his re-election bid.

    Reagan. Good guy. Had his faults and could tell a lie if he thought it was a good thing for the country. Quick wit and down-to-earth attitude about things regardless of how big or small, how urgent or inconsequential, how vital or ordinary. Felt at home with anybody from kings and queens to itinerant laborers. Patriotic, basically honest, hard-working, perceptive, and reasonable. Not much of that going around these days in D.C. Not only understood the big picture, but knew where to display it and when to talk about something else.

    Clinton was a narcissist who wanted both adulation and success to go with what he considered the entertaining and carnal perks of the job. But he was also a realist who recognized that if the country succeeded, his chances for fame and fortune would increase in ratio. He was not quite able to see the big picture because he was always standing in the shadow of his own collection of hungers.

    Bush II was a genuine patriot, a loyal friend, and a terrible manager. As President, he was very much like Monty Python’s King Arthur in Holy Grail. He saw the big picture but had great difficulty deciding when and where to hang it. He tried his best but was not properly equipped for the job.

    Soetoro is a classic narcissist who craves attention and fame. But he is also a solipsist who has no use for other people except when they give him their approval and adulation. He is culturally and psychologically unable to see the big picture in American terms and wouldn’t be interested if he could unless it enhanced his popularity somehow and featured him prominently at its center, preferably with a golden halo and shimmering backlight as he stares off nobly into a glorious tomorrow.

    Denny (grouchyoldcripple) posted another list of mine concerning postuses:

    http://grouchyoldcripple.com/2016/12/presidential-firsts/

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  45. geeez2014 says:

    Bocopro…thanks…QUITE an overview!!

    Kid, people here think I’m totally against DJT on Twitter and I’m NOT. I have been because he’s misspelled things (did this morning, too..”may be” ..which is fine; unless you’re president-elect; find someone to edit, you don’t need MORE fodder to look bad to half of America), and he’s said things that clearly haven’t been thought out….
    BUT, he’s getting a BIT better… and I do love how the Tweets circumvent the ridiculous leftwing media…

    ALL of you…thanks for commenting; excellent input.

    I guess GEORGE WASHINGTON wins…wouldn’t he have loved knowing that in the year 2017, he’d be picked as the best president ever? Or, maybe, he was such a patriot and had such high hopes for our country, he’d be sorry that we hadn’t REALLY REALLY great men like him after that?
    What do you think?

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  46. Kid says:

    George Washington suffered much and gave his life for America (As did many if not all of the Declaration signers, and they forfieted their property and family too in many cases)
    Hard to pick another guy to top him. Yea, I’d like him to know what he did for us and in fact the world. In the words of the Great Ronald Reagan – America is the last best hope for mankind. Damn straight.

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  47. Kid: Not a prog, nor her kids. Just did not have that information.
    If conservatives don’t have the info and are surprised, to your point, how much more would libs be?
    Washington set a high bar and had the circumstances to be great.
    All he had to do was BE great.

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  48. Kid says:

    I have no doubt Washington was focused purely on the evil of England and devoted himself to divorcing the USA from that. The federal government was pretty selfless for a good while more or less. Once it decided to start collecting taxes then it all went to hell.

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  49. geeez2014 says:

    I heard a liberal young woman , some comedian, talking about Trump…she said “Why is America GREAT? What are WE the best at, juvenile diabetes?” It still bugs me when I think of that girl.

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  50. Kid says:

    Losers be losers.

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  51. Mal says:

    The young lib comic woman you speak of Z, is painfully correct though, isn’t she? Sarcasm sometimes hurts.

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  52. Sorry to be late, but I’ve admired James K. Polk, although he was a the foremost practitioner of Manifest Destiny at all costs. You do have to admire a guy who sets four goals when he enters office, accomplishes all of them, including gaining, Texas, California, and the Oregon Territory, and promises to leave after one term and does. I’ve always pictured him dropping the mike and walking off the stage. Boom!

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  53. geeez2014 says:

    Mal! You don’t think this country isn’t great? That we’re only great for juvenile diabetes!?
    I know you love America’s greatness…I think you just confused what she said??? xxxx

    L&O…I need to learn more about Polk!

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  54. Mal says:

    Z, perhaps I did get it confused. I was only referring to the diabetes part due to the sedentary lifestyle and bad eating habits of many of the youth, that’s all. Mea culpa.

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