Happy Presidents’ Day! Meet The Five Most Overrated American Presidents

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    Feb 18, 2014 1:58 AM GMT
    Happy Presidents’ Day! Meet The Five Most Overrated American Presidents

    http://thinkprogress.org/justice/2013/02/18/1605931/happy-presidents-day-meet-the-five-most-overrated-american-presidents/
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    Feb 18, 2014 2:00 AM GMT
    What? No JFK?
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    Feb 18, 2014 2:26 AM GMT
    Reagan was the worst president of my lifetime, possibly ever. He started us down the road to the economic catastrophe we're experiencing now, all due to that chowderhead Laffer doodling on a cocktail napkin. Laffer was a charlatan; Reagan was a moron. And a mean-spirited, senile one.
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    Feb 18, 2014 7:43 PM GMT
    Who would make up your top 5 most underrated list? Mine:

    1.LBJ - Far bolder social reformer than JFK and had the congressional contacts to bring home the bacon.

    2.Truman - Took courageous decision to drop 'the bomb' - the only way Japan was ever going to surrender. Had the balls to bring Gen MacArthur into line.

    3.Ford - Fairly unremarkable as President, but modest and decent (and, most importantly, not Nixon).

    4.Taft - Large, jovial, conscientious. Caught in the intense battles between progressives and conservatives. Got scant credit for the achievements of his administration.

    5.Garfield - Attacked political corruption and won back for the Presidency a measure of prestige it had lost during the Reconstruction period.