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jackson_dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-16-08 09:00 PM
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Your list of the greatest Democratic presidents ever
Edited on Wed Jan-16-08 09:05 PM by jackson_dem
Here is my list.

1) FDR
2) Jefferson
3) Jackson
4) LBJ
5) JFK
6) Clinton
7) Truman
8) Wilson
9) Madison
10) Monroe
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rug Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-16-08 09:01 PM
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1. You left out Buchanan.
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rurallib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-16-08 09:18 PM
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8. Pat????
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rug Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-16-08 09:24 PM
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11. James.
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FSogol Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-16-08 09:02 PM
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2. Put Truman on there. n/t
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jackson_dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-16-08 09:05 PM
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6. I edited. I originally want just a top 5 but I had to add Bill Clinton
I revised it to have 10 now.
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Recursion Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-16-08 09:03 PM
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3. And mine:
1) FDR
2) LBJ
3) Monroe
4) Wilson
5) Truman

(I like TJ but his Presidency was kind of blah to me)
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Glorfindel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-16-08 09:49 PM
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14. Well, his inspiration and sponsorship of the Lewis & Clark Expedition
and the Louisiana Purchase did tend to liven up his presidency just a bit, I think. I do like your list, though. WORTHY Democrats, all. :toast:
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Drunken Irishman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-16-08 09:03 PM
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4. I'd put Wilson and Truman above Clinton.
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rurallib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-16-08 09:23 PM
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10. Not sure I'd include Wilson
Hmmm... lists are so subjective.
I would probably put Madison after Jefferson just because of the constitution and all. Not sure I'd give JFK such a high ranking.
Clinton did some very good stuff but ... telecom bill and NAFTA were stinkers.
Aside from Lincoln and TR would any repugs make a top ten list? Starting at the bottom it would be mostly repugs.
Thinking hurts.
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Recursion Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-16-08 10:05 PM
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17. Taft had his moments
He actually busted more trusts than TR
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UTUSN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-16-08 09:05 PM
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5. All of the above!1 n/t
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sandnsea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-16-08 09:08 PM
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7. Mine
FDR
JFK
Jefferson
Lincoln (he was no Republican)
Truman
Madison

the rest are a toss-up.
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1620rock Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-16-08 09:23 PM
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9. Jimmy Carter...no?
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sandnsea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-16-08 09:28 PM
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12. He should probably be there
Although he actually did start some of the deregulating and union animosity and shift away from liberal social programs. Otherwise, I think he had a good heart and a lot of right ideas too, like energy and he most certainly played a huge role in bringing down the Soviet Union.
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IDemo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-16-08 09:46 PM
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13. I would leave Wilson off the list entirely. Other than that, I agree.
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Glorfindel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-16-08 09:53 PM
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15. Jackson was a great man, but...
his treachery toward the Cherokees is a blot on his record. I'd swap places with Truman and Jackson on your list. Otherwise, it's just great. :hi:
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jackson_dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-16-08 10:05 PM
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16. I agree. Jackson was horrible regarding Native Americans
I judge figures from past eras by the standards of that era. Even people like Jefferson and Lincoln who were progressive in their day would be very reactionary if they were transported to 2008.
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