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jmowreader Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-16-06 08:29 PM
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Rank the five most corrupt administrations in US history
According to the website Liberals Like Christ,

The contenders for the title of "the most corrupt administration in American history" are all Republican administrations. It may be hard to order them exactly, but the contenders for the first, second, third & fourth "most corrupt administrations in American history" are the Republican administrations of Grant, Harding, Nixon and Reagan.

To this we must certainly add the Republican administration of George W. Bush.

Liberals Like Christ may not be able to order them, but DU doesn't have such a problem. Whatcha think?
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Redstone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-16-06 08:30 PM
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1. Well there's the GW bush administration, then there's...
all the rest. And they're so far off in the distance that you can't even see them.

Redstone
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Selatius Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-16-06 08:39 PM
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2. Their portrayal of a non-White Christ is absolutely blasphemous
The only color the Son of God can be is White. I can't find where it says that in the Bible, but it must be in there!

:sarcasm:
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driver8 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-16-06 08:46 PM
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3. Well, there's the current one, of course....
that would be my top 3.

The last 2 spots would be held by the 2000 Bush Administration.
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manic expression Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-16-06 08:49 PM
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4. Tough one
Edited on Fri Jun-16-06 08:50 PM by manic expression
Top Three

W Bush, Harding, Grant

4.) Reagan
5.) Nixon
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Guy Fawkes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-16-06 08:55 PM
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5. Not a presidential administration...
But what about William Marcy Tweed? "Boss Tweed," as he was known, was convicted and imprissoned for stealing millions in the late 1800s.

(he was a democrat)
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Adenoid_Hynkel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-16-06 08:59 PM
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6. in order-Bush, Reagan, Grant, Harding, Nixon
Ronnie gets a pass by the media, but time will prove us right. One day, when his paers are unsealed, we'll see just how much damage he did
Iran-Contra was a million times worse than watergate

rounding out my top 10
6. Buchanan
7. Polk
8. McKinley
9. Clinton (yes, I mean it-it may have all ben legal, but his corporate policies built the foundation for the Dubya nightmare)
9. Bush I (for the fist based-on-lies Iraq war)
10. Johnson (though he was so damn good on social issues)
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midnight Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-17-06 09:28 AM
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16. Clinton's policy's
signing Nafta? Is that what policy you are referring to? Please explain.
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elehhhhna Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-16-06 09:00 PM
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7. bush 2 bush 1 reagan nixon then old forgotten dead ones
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Buck Laser Donating Member (566 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-16-06 09:02 PM
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8. I guess this is more or less conventional wisdom, but...
My ranking from worst to less worst (!) would be
1. G.W. Bush
2. Ronald Reagan
3. Richard Nixon
4. Harding
5. Ulysses S. Grant

I think some of the other post civil war administrations were pretty corrupt, as the industrial revolution created so much political power in the corporations.
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Bozita Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-16-06 09:05 PM
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9. GW Bush, Reagan, Grant, Nixon, Harding
IMHO, of course.
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Karenca Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-16-06 09:14 PM
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10. 1.B* 2004
2.B* 2000
3.Reagan
4.Nixon
5.The other B*
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jmowreader Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-17-06 08:20 AM
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13. Dubya only gets one slot. He's not that corrupt.
The fact that he started OUT corrupt, that his administration was corrupt even before its inauguration, and then it got worse is beside the point.

I think it was:

Reagan
Bush 43 a very close second
Harding
Nixon
Grant

The rankings can change over time, though. Reagan gets the top prize because of the number of felons he had working for him--I think the Reagan Administration contained more people who needed to be in jail than the Lincoln Administration contained people. So far we don't know the extent of Bush 43's criminality although we know it is severe. Is he the worst crook of all time? Possible, but so long as he's protected by the media we're not sure.

If a Democrat is ever elected again, America needs to go through the painful process of debushification. Like destalinization in the Soviet Union, debushification will serve to erase the image of Bush as the Second Coming and to inform about what kind of a bastard he really is. At that time, Bush 43 will probably have his jersey retired--no one will ever be able to be that corrupt again.
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lindisfarne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-16-06 09:28 PM
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11. Well, Clinton MUST be first with that blowjob and all. n/t
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RUMMYisFROSTED Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-16-06 09:37 PM
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12. "Corrupt" not "erupt."
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spanone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-17-06 09:14 AM
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14. Bush*, Bush*, Bush*, Bush*, Bush*.
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Sailor for Warner Donating Member (615 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-17-06 09:22 AM
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15. Here is my list
Its not perfect but I know quite a bit about this fun time topic.


1.Grant (R)
2.Johnson (D)
3.Nixon (R)
4.Jackson (D)
5.Harding (R)


I also put in the top 5 cleanest administrations (Post Civil War)

1.Roosevelt(R)
2.Arthur(R)
3.Roosevelt(D)
4.Truman(D)
5.Lincolon(R)
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