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Thu Jun 27, 2019, 05:57 AM

My Presidents

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Truman was president when I was born.. I was a baby, what did I know?


Eisenhower was my early childhood president . I actually met him TWICE. He was touring The Canal Zone and he attended a baseball game and I shook his hand through a fence. He seemed so old.. and then two days later, my girl scout troop did some dumb dance at an event he attended. He was in the front row and waved (actually just a general wave, but since I had met him a few days earlier, I thought he waved at ME)


Kennedy was my early-teenaged years' president. We all thought he was the coolest ever.. Young-ish, tanned , had a pretty young wife and his kids were soooo cute. we all know how that ended


LBJ (my teen years president) was thrust into power, and if he could have only put an immediate end to the VietNam war, he could have accomplished so much more. Even with VN, he still managed to create Medicare and ushered in Civil Rights laws. He could have been so much more, but my guess is that he was just plain worn out, and was tired of fighting.


Nixon was my young-adult president and he was a class-A jerk. Looked greasy and shifty..and WAS. He did start the EPA, but that's the only positive thing I remember about him.


Ford came along as a place-holder, with all the intensity of a three-day-old bowl of oatmeal left on the counter


Carter was a total unknown to me. He was a smart guy, and other than the fact that he was a Bible-thumping peanut farmer, I knew nothing about him. He seemed out of his depth to me. I felt sorry for him that he had to deal with the hostage crisis right off the bat but he never really got his footing. He was a decent man and is a far better ex-president than any other. Newsweek Magazine published MY quote prior to the election. I was a minor celeb in my family, and at my job for about a week. My coworkers and I were chilling at the fountain in front of work and a guy with a microphone asked me a question...who'd-a-thunk-it?


Reagan pretty much canceled our once-bright futures, just as Boomers were getting started. Never liked any of his movies or tv shows, and his presidency was a bust as far as I was concerned.


Bush1 was a ghost. I saw nothing of any importance in the man. He always seemed small to me.(He was actually pretty tall). His voice annoyed me to no end. This was prior to fancy remotes (in our household) so I would always have to get up and change the channel. (Got some exercise)


Clinton was just a pudgy southerner, as far as I was concerned. I did not mind the draft-dodger thing because had I been a guy, I would have moved heaven and earth to dodge too. He always seemed wishy-washy to me. I always felt sorry for Chelsea..she always looked like she wanted to be ANYWHERE else. Clinton's personal failing led him to do things that did him and us no favors, and we live with many things today we probably should not have to, had he not been forced to kowtow to republicans.


Bush2, the world's dumbest president (until 2016, at least). I'd like to say something positive about him, but I just cannot.


Obama had great support and was intelligent, charismatic and genuine, but he allowed himself to be boxed in. He seriously thought he could work with republicans, but failed to see that they had ZERO interest in anything but sabotage. His presidency was a 2 termer, but little of anything he did would last. He rose above it, but the rest of us have not.


Trump is just a piece of work (as well as any other piece of ........ we can imagine) I always hold out hope that he'll do a Jerry Ford and tumble his fat ass down the steps of AF1, but so far the toilet paper shoe trick is all we've gotten. Hope springs eternal.


Here's hoping we get a good one next time. THIRTEEN presidents....I'm not sure I have time for many more..but I still hold out hope we are done with LOSERS for a while

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SoCalDem Jun 27 OP
lunamagica Jun 27 #1
lunatica Jun 27 #7
lunamagica Jun 27 #8
mauserk98 Jun 27 #2
gopiscrap Jun 27 #3
SoCalDem Jun 27 #5
FakeNoose Jun 27 #4
SoCalDem Jun 27 #6

Response to SoCalDem (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2019, 07:41 AM

1. I have a much higher opinion of Clinton that you do. He was a great president, IMO. Was he perfect?

No, but then again, no one is. I fondly remember his presidency. That was a time of peace and prosperity, and personally, good years for me. And I never got the impression of Chelsea that you did. I mostly remember her having a big smile.

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Response to lunamagica (Reply #1)

Thu Jun 27, 2019, 02:09 PM

7. I remember how she floored us all when

she went with Hillary to an official visit to some African countries and a reporter asked her a question and her answer was intelligent and informed. It was the first time we heard her speak. Hillary just beamed and we were all dumbfounded at how intelligent she was.

And I remember after Hillary found out Bill did have the affair because he told her when the results of the blue dress DNA came out. The first time we saw them after that was when Chelsea held their hands and walked them to the waiting helicopter. I was so proud of her!

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Response to lunatica (Reply #7)

Thu Jun 27, 2019, 02:15 PM

8. Yes, she was a remakable young lady, very intelligent and sure of herself

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Response to SoCalDem (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2019, 08:44 AM

2. Where's Johnson

Did you forget one ??

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Response to mauserk98 (Reply #2)

Thu Jun 27, 2019, 11:49 AM

3. welcome to DU

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Response to mauserk98 (Reply #2)

Thu Jun 27, 2019, 01:59 PM

5. OMG.. I forgot Johnspn

Hey, it was late, I am old.. I'll fix it

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Response to SoCalDem (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2019, 11:55 AM

4. I was born in 1951 - and I count 13 Presidents since then

Maybe you're not counting Chump?

I wish we could ignore him but the history books will count him anyway.

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Response to FakeNoose (Reply #4)

Thu Jun 27, 2019, 02:04 PM

6. no.. I forgot LBJ

late night/old brain

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