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Thursday, December 22, 2016

It wasn't just the Democrats

In fairness, Obama left America in a weaker, more untenable state too:
The top candidates to lead the Democratic National Committee are positioning their campaigns as a repudiation of what they see as the political legacy of President Barack Obama.

Though they rarely mention the president by name or address his policies, Labor Secretary Tom Perez and Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison have sent a clear message that Mr. Obama has left the party in a weakened state.

Messers. Perez and Ellison—along with state chairmen Jaime Harrison of South Carolina and Ray Buckley of New Hampshire, who are also candidates for chairman of the DNC—are seeking a mandate to reverse Obama-era tactics that cut funding and attention to local parties and left Democrats with far less power in Congress, governorships and state legislatures than when his presidency began.
Ronald Reagan defeated the Soviet Union in the Cold War. George W. Bush defeated Afghanistan and Iraq, although he blew the occupation. Even George Bush oversaw the fall of the Berlin Wall. Obama managed to lose a proxy war in Syria, turn Libya into a Somali-style failed state, and abetted the invasions of Europe and the USA.

I'm not saying he was the worst president ever; that disgrace probably has to go to LBJ considering that he was responsible for Vietnam, the Great Society, and the 1965 Immigration Act. But he wasn't even mediocre.

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Blogger ZhukovG December 22, 2016 6:55 PM  

The have painted themselves into a identitarian corner.

Anonymous Steve December 22, 2016 6:56 PM  

Obama managed to lose a proxy war in Syria, turn Libya into a Somali-style failed state, and abetted the invasions of Europe and the USA.

That's 2/3 wins by Obongo's reckoning though.

Blogger ChickenChicken Sweep December 22, 2016 6:56 PM  

Glad to see that someone isn't letting LBJ slip under the "worst ever" radr. Don't forget, he also signed in the "unified" budget, using the SS reserves to cover the fact that he was destroying the economy by trying have both the "Great Society" and a shooting war running at full speed at the same time.

Still think Nixon is worse though. Title IX, the EPA, the "war on drugs", attempts at wage and price controls, and, although his hand was forced on ending Bretton Woods, he had no plan for dealing with the consequences.

Blogger seeingsights December 22, 2016 6:57 PM  

Well it looks like that at least 90 percent of what Obama has done is going to be repealed. Eight years of Obama and nothing to show for it. President asterisk indeed.

Anonymous BBGKB December 22, 2016 7:01 PM  

Obama managed to lose a proxy war in Syria, turn Libya into a Somali-style failed state, and abetted the invasions of Europe and the USA

If his puppet master was stupid he would make a mistake in our favor occasionally.

Blogger Were-Puppy December 22, 2016 7:03 PM  

Mooch is the worst first Tranny ever

Anonymous Steve December 22, 2016 7:08 PM  

If his puppet master was stupid he would make a mistake in our favor occasionally.

Yes. The ISISfication of Libya and the rape of Europe were what they had planned all along. None of this was surprising to anybody who remembered the Iraq fiasco just five minutes before or had seen a Moslem.

I'd feel more sorry for the Germans if they weren't such snivelling cucks. They were even more fanatical about Chew Soap than the most gullible American voters in 08.

Blogger Matamoros December 22, 2016 7:08 PM  

Funny how they were all so pro-Obama until Hillary lost. One would think they are sore losers

Anonymous Scintan December 22, 2016 7:10 PM  

When you're making a "worst president" list, don't forget Jimmy Carter, FDR or Lincoln. They're all strong contenders for the title.

Blogger Phil Mann December 22, 2016 7:18 PM  

"don't forget Jimmy Carter, FDR or Lincoln."
Unlike the others, Jimmy Carter was more clueless than evil. Definitely need Wilson on your list. But for worst post-war president, LBJ is pretty hard to beat.

Blogger Anchorman December 22, 2016 7:21 PM  

Woodrow Wilson?

Blogger Mr.MantraMan December 22, 2016 7:24 PM  

President Jim Jones

Anonymous TLM December 22, 2016 7:25 PM  

LBJ also neutered the churches into the sniveling pussies they are today, as a senator I believe, with the 501C3 designation. These 'Christians" sold out for a clergy income tax exemption, and yet will likely preach against Judas on Easter concerning his 30 pieces of silver sell-out. Hypocrites all.

Blogger Francis Parker Yockey December 22, 2016 7:26 PM  

"If his puppet master was stupid he would make a mistake in our favor occasionally"

As Forrestal said to Senator Joe McCarthy (more or less).

Anonymous Napoleon 12pdr December 22, 2016 7:27 PM  

Vox is right. LBJ is THE worst President. Between massive welfare increases and losing the Vietnam War, nobody else comes close.

Not that every other Democrat since 1900 isn't a contender, with Obama quite possibly taking the palm...everybody else could point to SOMETHING positive.

Blogger Bob Loblaw December 22, 2016 7:44 PM  

When you're making a "worst president" list, don't forget Jimmy Carter, FDR or Lincoln. They're all strong contenders for the title.

I think FDR wins it hands down. It was FDR that turned the states into satrapies of the federal government by bullying the courts into a ridiculously broad interpretation of the commerce clause. He not only broke the system, he broke the structure of the system.

Anonymous John W. Davis December 22, 2016 7:48 PM  

Speaking antipodally, I'd nominate Silent Cal as one of our best.

Anonymous Cato the Elder December 22, 2016 7:49 PM  

Wilson is right near the top.

Anonymous A Most Deplorable Paradigm Is More Than Twenty Deplorable Cents December 22, 2016 7:50 PM  

Keith Ellison should totally be the next chair, because anything else is raycist-Islamophobia, and he should hire all his friends to run things like fundraising and IT and stuff. Because diversity.

Anonymous Who Dat December 22, 2016 7:50 PM  

In no particular order, Woodrow Wilson, Lincoln, FDR, LBJ, Obama are your top 5 worst. I'm amazed at Obama's ability to knock George W. out of the top 5. That was not an easy feat.

Blogger VD December 22, 2016 7:50 PM  

I think FDR wins it hands down.

Political structures can be rebuilt. Nations cannot be reconstituted without war. LBJ's actions were worse.

Anonymous A Deplorable Paradigm Is More Than Twenty Cents December 22, 2016 7:59 PM  

As for rating the worst D President of the 20th century, I'll go with LBJ/Nixon. Most of Nixon's policies were just extensions of LBJ's with different stickers. George Wallace supposedly said there wasn't a dime's worth of difference between the main parties, and there wasn't.

Blogger Retrenched December 22, 2016 8:03 PM  

LBJ and Lincoln are surely the two worst presidents America has ever had. I don't think anyone else is even close to being as bad as those two.

FDR, Wilson and Obama were all horrible, but Lincoln and LBJ took it to another level entirely.

Blogger GK Chesterton December 22, 2016 8:05 PM  

OT: In gaming news Blizzard felt it necesary to make the non-ugly girl gay when it is obvious that the dyke it the tank.

Blogger Some Dude December 22, 2016 8:07 PM  

Bush is by far the worst.

Bush failed unprecedentedly on foreign policy, economy, surveillance state/NSA, increased corruption, cucking republicans, open borders, attempting to privatise social security, sending whites to die and be maimed for Israel, the BP oil spill (which is his fault), letting 9-11 happen, real income stagnation, private debt explosion, wall street scamming, letting a psychopath like Cheney run the US for a few years and even found time to boost the population of Africa with his AIDS spending virtue signalling.

You're all bleating about dems, because you associate dems with open borders, but a traitor is 10 times worse than a declared enemy.

Bush takes the rubber dildo.

Anonymous Rocklea December 22, 2016 8:08 PM  

"I'm not saying he was the worst president ever; that disgrace probably has to go to LBJ considering that he was responsible for Vietnam, the Great Society, and the 1965 Immigration Act. But he wasn't even mediocre."

Our worst was Prime Minister Malcolm Fraser letting in the Lebanese.

Today in Australia the AFP and Victorian police foiled a Christmas Day terror plot. 7 arrested, 5 to be charged, 4 Australians of Lebanese descent, 1 Egyptian born Australian.

ALERT ALERT
OUR MAGIC DIRT IS BROKEN
CALL JAMES CAMERON, PAY HIM WHAT HE WANTS
WE NEED THAT UNOBTAINIUM

Blogger Some Dude December 22, 2016 8:09 PM  

The other point is that if you ask dems, independents, republicans they would all be much more likely to name Bush than any dem you could name in aggregate.

You have to be pretty fuckin bad in this polarised age to be an obvious candidate for the Rubber Dildo when the media is completely controlled by Zion, unlike in LBJs or Wilson's time.

Anonymous VFM #7916 December 22, 2016 8:09 PM  

Wilson for worst. LBJ might have lost Vietnam, but Wilson caused it by refusing to support Ho Chi Minh when he came asking for help against the French.

Also has heavy responsibility for Jim Crow, Creation of the UN, Creation of the Federal Reserve, and the Income Tax.

Can't get much worse than that.

Blogger Some Dude December 22, 2016 8:11 PM  

Who can forget his bailout of Wall Street. Jesus. I bet if we all looked at his wiki, we'd find 5 things we'd think were whoppers.

He also pushed for illegal immigrant amnesty with McCain.

Blogger Doc Rampage December 22, 2016 8:13 PM  

A lot of you were too young to remember the Cold War, but Soviet Communism was just as anti-civilization as Islam and had a lot more relative power. If it hadn't been for presidents like LBJ and Nixon standing up to them, they could have conquered the country and murdered millions of Americans.

Carter, by contrast, was a war-time president who sympathized with and aided the enemy, which puts him in the same league as Obama.

Blogger Mountain Man December 22, 2016 8:17 PM  

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Blogger dc.sunsets December 22, 2016 8:20 PM  

The key to me is to what degree the POTUS-clown went beyond just giving the rabble what it demanded.

In that regard, Nixon largely just kept spiking the punch bowl as demanded by the proles and the bankers.

LBJ & Obama went way beyond just spiking the punch bowl...

Blogger Chris Mallory December 22, 2016 8:21 PM  

VFM #7916 wrote:Jim Crow,

Jim Crow was a good thing.

Wilson had no dealings with Ho Chi Minh. Truman would have been the one to shut him down.

Anonymous Wooly Phlox December 22, 2016 8:21 PM  

Way OT:

Open Two tabs.

1. Google "Time Person of the Year"
2. Google Images "Time Person of the Year"
2a. Google Images "Time Person of the Year 2016"

Tell you what. It's funny.

Apparently the Images department at Google has been given permission to delete people.

And even whole magazine covers.

Blogger Mountain Man December 22, 2016 8:23 PM  

Im going with Lincoln. If peaceful secession had been allowed most of today's present problems would not exist. The preservation of the union led to the centralization of power in Washington. This centralization created an optimum petri dish for all sorts of grifters, parasites and demons to flourish. An optimal environment for the birthing of such reptiles as Wilson, Roosevelt and Johnson.
The bulk of the world's problems can be directly raced to this concentration of power - aka. Mordor on the Potomac.

Blogger weka December 22, 2016 8:24 PM  

@26. Concur. Fraser defined cuckservativism before it existed. Your current PM (of this week) is almost as bad.

Blogger Chris Mallory December 22, 2016 8:26 PM  

Doc Rampage wrote:they could have conquered the country and murdered millions of Americans.

The Soviets might have nuked the US, but they had no ability to "conquer the country".

Blogger Mountain Man December 22, 2016 8:28 PM  

"The Soviets might have nuked the US, but they had no ability to "conquer the country".

Growing up during the tail end of the Cold War , I always remember my old man referring to the Soviet Union as a " paper tiger"

Blogger Lovekraft December 22, 2016 8:28 PM  

I found this stinging indictment of Obama's legacy.

https://nypost.com/2016/12/18/time-to-face-reality-obama-trump-is-going-to-be-president/

Blogger Mr.MantraMan December 22, 2016 8:29 PM  

The F-35 ain't doing Bammy any favors either, between trannies in the trenches and an over priced under performing boondoggle of a plane with astronomical costs he might be the shmiel who gets tagged by the establishment as the person who broke the Empire

Blogger dc.sunsets December 22, 2016 8:32 PM  

Soviet communism lasted as long as it did because of active help from the USA (from FDR on.) Their system was doomed the moment it began. Nothing LBJ, Nixon, Carter, Ford or Reagan did mattered. It was and always will be impossible to operate a system without market prices. The USSR would have collapsed decades earlier if simply left to its own devices.

Blogger Mountain Man December 22, 2016 8:38 PM  

"Soviet communism lasted as long as it did because of active help from the USA (from FDR on.) "

Exactly... coming from a family of Birchers I remember reading about all of the treason and subsidizing that took place within the highest levels of the US govt. - when it came to the Soviets.
Similar in many ways to what took place between Arafat (PLO) and the Israeli government.
One of those types of "enemies" who if they didn't exist - the govt would have to create them

Anonymous Rocklea December 22, 2016 8:43 PM  

@36 I don't think turncoat Turnbull will be around much longer.
A Bernardi-Hanson alliance would be nice down the track.

Blogger James Dixon December 22, 2016 8:50 PM  

For those who don't have WSJ subscriptions: http://archive.is/unulJ

Blogger SteelPalm December 22, 2016 8:52 PM  

The six worst Presidents from 1900 onwards, in no particular order;

1. LBJ (Immigration Act and Civil Rights Act, Great Society, massive federal bureaucracy, I've even met ex-hippies that hated this devil. And he was a white Christian man from Texas...)

2. FDR (New Deal, ruled like an emperor, circumventing Congress and the courts, a new era in globalism and federal expansion)

3. Woodrow Wilson (the great godfather of globalism and Social Justice)

4. Jimmy Carter (huge reason the Middle East is as fucked up as it is, ruined the economy)

5. Obama (Too many to list)

6. JFK (Started the civil rights, immigration, and welfare insanity that LBJ took to its natural conclusion)

Blogger Some Dude December 22, 2016 8:54 PM  

"Tranny in the trenches" hahahaha.

Blogger TontoBubbaGoldstein December 22, 2016 8:59 PM  

Lincoln, Wilson, and FDR are the big three (American war casualties, initial assault on various parts of the Constitution).

LBJ, "W" and Obama stood on their shoulders, as it were.

Blogger James Dixon December 22, 2016 9:01 PM  

> It was FDR that turned the states into satrapies of the federal government by bullying the courts into a ridiculously broad interpretation of the commerce clause.

He merely finished what Lincoln started.

> The Soviets might have nuked the US, but they had no ability to "conquer the country".

Agreed. And they knew it.

Blogger Rough Carrigan December 22, 2016 9:04 PM  

I agree with #28. When you take everything into account the worst was Woodrow Wilson.

He took a free nation with money convertible into actual gold and helped give it the shackles of a privately owned central bank and an income tax. Oh, and he almost pointlessly got us into WWI because the banks who owned him had loaned a lot of money to the british and french and didn't want to see those debts go unpaid. Oh, and he did nothing to stop Prohibition which set a terrible precedent for gov't intervention in our private lives and resulted in a surge in growth of organized crime. Then, he tried to push his childish prig's notion of world gov't on people and was one of the people most responsible for the treaty of Versailles that was a major cause of WWII.

Oh, and then when he suffered a debilitating stroke, he wasn't man enough to step down so the nation suffered the reign of president Edith Wilson for a year.

Anonymous krymneth December 22, 2016 9:19 PM  

BBGKB wrote:If his puppet master was stupid he would make a mistake in our favor occasionally.

They did. There was no part of the plan where they so weakened the Democratic Party that Donald Trump could win the Presidency. As great as he may be, he won because he was left an opening by two sclerotic parties. Had they been healthy there would have been no opening for him.

The Establishment is very powerful, and they do have a plan, but do not make the mistake of thinking it is a completely rational plan, or that they are somehow immune to simple effects like believing their own lies if they are told for long enough, or being ideologically blinkered. The establishment is being beaten back around the world, it's probably just getting started, and, no, it's not part of their clever master plan.

(At least not for the humans. Those who believe there are Powers and Principalities behind the warfare as well, perhaps it does please them to sacrifice the current establishment powers that be. In fact I could easily spin a tale as to how letting us win for a couple decades fuels the long-term turn to the One World Government. But it's not part of the human's plans to lose this much.)

Blogger Doc Rampage December 22, 2016 9:22 PM  

Chris Mallory wrote:The Soviets might have nuked the US, but they had no ability to "conquer the country".

No, they never did get to that level, but they had a strategy to get to that level and LBJ and Nixon were both effective at interfering with their strategy.

Blogger Rodger Smith December 22, 2016 9:26 PM  

I am not buying it. I believe they will revisit his policies over me over again as SJWs narrative must remain regardless of the failures. They will simply repackage what they believe the human race is destined for.

Blogger Robert Divinity December 22, 2016 9:31 PM  

I will go with Vox here. The 1965 immigration act destroyed the United States, and LBJ signed it into law and assured Americans it would not change demographics. You can undo many things, but a changed demographic is not one of them. Trump has given us breathing space to sort through the ruins but that's about it.

Blogger Robert What? December 22, 2016 9:37 PM  

We understand why Obama is so devisive: he hates the country he is President and his heart is in the Muslim world (the world of his childhood). But what was LBJ's motivation for being so devisive and destructive?

Blogger Orville December 22, 2016 9:38 PM  

And for contrast. The God-Emperor has not ascended the throne yet, and the Navy is already reversing the gender neutral job descriptions the started earlier this year.

I'm not thinking in terms of worse, but in terms of incompetent. Conceited boob Zero has taken the trophy from Jimmy the unconceited boob. LBJ was bad for all the reasons listed, but he wasn't a conceited boob. Now that the House Nigga is out, there will be a string of books on his Section 8 stay in the White House.

Blogger Johnny December 22, 2016 9:41 PM  

> The Soviets might have nuked the US, but they had no ability to "conquer the country".

If we had a nuclear war with the USSR, it would have terminated us as an industrial society and been something close to race extermination for the Russians.

Blogger Whisker biscuit December 22, 2016 9:42 PM  

LBJ hands down, with Lincoln and Wilson jockeying for second.

Nixon was quite terrible too; but he was politically savvy. Obama is an affirmative action empty suit who should be remembered for what he is: the first white guilt president.

Anonymous A Most Deplorable Paradigm Is More Than Twenty Cents December 22, 2016 9:44 PM  

@28
Wilson for worst. LBJ might have lost Vietnam, but Wilson caused it by refusing to support Ho Chi Minh when he came asking for help against the French.

That is interesting. Could you tell us more? I had the impression that the Vietnamese independence movement did not start until 1941. Are you sure it started during World War One?

http://infogalactic.com/info/Ho_Chih_Minh

Anonymous RA December 22, 2016 10:08 PM  

looking for the worst ever? Wilson absolutely has to be your man. Look at how many things he presided over. It was his shoulders on which FDR, LBJ, Nixon, both Bushes, Clinton and the Mulatto stood on for the dastardly deeds they all did.

Let's check off his list:
16th Amendment: income taxes and the IRS
17th Amendment: popular vote for Senators; this removed state governments from having a direct seat at the table (I find it hard to believe the states didn't understand what this was going to do to their power in Washington).

18th Amendment: Prohibition and the rise of organized crime
19th Amendment: gave women the vote

Federal Reserve Act: saddled us with a central bank after the country had survived nearly 80 years without one. Check out what happened to JFK after he issued US Notes in lieu of FR Notes. Think it's a coincidence no President since has tried that?

entry into WW1: that was a European civil war and we had absolutely no business over there, period.

key role in Versailles Treaty: which virtually guaranteed WW2

League of Nations: what a failure, unfortunately it served as the precedent for the United Nations

did not step down following his stroke: they had to pass the 25th Amendment to provide a procedure for removing the President in case of a disability

Blogger praetorian December 22, 2016 10:11 PM  

Between massive welfare increases and losing the Vietnam War, nobody else comes close.

Both of those were survivable. Terrible, but survivable. Hart-Celler is what killed America.

Anonymous Viidad December 22, 2016 10:11 PM  

Lincoln, Wilson and FDR did the worst damage... though "worst human beings" award would fall to more recent presidents.

Blogger bob kek mando ( NABTY ) December 22, 2016 10:15 PM  

28. VFM #7916 December 22, 2016 8:09 PM
Can't get much worse than that.



you completely blew off getting us into WW1 ... after campaigning for re-election bragging about how he had "kept us out".

the Lusitania was carrying munitions.

that means that it was breaking the much vaunted "International Law" by flying the flag of a supposedly neutral nation.

and there's no goddamn way Wilson didn't know that was going on.

Blogger Doom December 22, 2016 10:20 PM  

If he wasn't the worst president ever, it wasn't because he didn't try, it's because he couldn't succeed even when Dems held everything. Incompetence to a level that was astounding is the only thing that saved him from being the worst, which... to a degree... puts him in his own category. I think you are being too judgmental on the dope.

As a fact, not only did he harm America, he really hurt "his people" and the Democrat party even more so. So, in a way, yeah... I think he was the worst, all around, for everybody. Pretty much what was to be expected. Just that in destroying his own party and the hopes of his peoples, he... got the trifecta too.

Blogger Some Dude December 22, 2016 10:31 PM  

The Wilson comments are good. I don't know as much about him as other presidents.

If you read Henry Goldman (of Goldman Sachs fame) biography. His daughter mentions in passing that his pro-Germany father and his banker clique were aware Zionist Jews under Chaim Weizmann blackmailed Wilson into getting into WW1 on the UK side, and I assume the Fed.

Many jews trace their ancestry and background to Germany and not the UK. Before WW1, most Americans were of German descent, not Anglo/Sax stock. Obviously the zionists won, and in return Britain gave the Zionists Palestine (Balfour Declaration, Google It)

As for some of these other comments, there are legitimate reasons for a central bank. Most countries from America, to Russia, to China to Argentina have one for technical reasons I'm not going to bore you with so I'm not sold on fiat money.

The income tax is better than raising money from tariffs and sales taxes or licensing fees and other numbnut Cucknomics make poor poorer quick! schemes.

And saying Prohibition was bad is fine, if you also think prohibition against drugs is fine. Drugs are a bigger problem than alcohol prohibition was. Why? INELASTIC DEMAND DOES NOT APPLY TO ALCOHOL.

But Wilson is definitely worth studying based on these facts.

Blogger bob kek mando ( NABTY ) December 22, 2016 10:33 PM  

18th Amendment: Prohibition and the rise of organized crime


Wilson vetoed that, it was Congress that overturned his veto and passed Volstead in spite of him.

one of the few things you can't blame him for.

what makes Prohibition even more odious? it's part of the reason we have income taxes.

the Dry advocates had to explain how they were going to fund the federal government if alcohol couldn't be sold. so when the Income tax was proposed, all those morons jumped on board.

Blogger Rough Carrigan December 22, 2016 10:46 PM  

#64. The income tax came in 1913. Prohibition came in 1920.
As to Wilson and the latter, he vetoed it in support of a sort of technicality of the Volstead Act's language. He never actively opposed it, didn't try to get congressmen and senators to vote against it and after it was enacted his justice department actively worked to enforce it.

Wilson did one, and only one, thing to oppose it. He signed a veto but he knew the votes were there to override that veto and he did nothing to change that.

Anonymous Trimegistus December 22, 2016 10:46 PM  

While I yield to no man in my contempt for Woodrow Wilson, I do have to point out that whether or not the Lusitania was carrying munitions has nothing to do with the US entering WWI. Lusitania was sunk in 1915 -- two years before the US joined the war.

American intervention was chiefly in response to the Zimmerman Telegram, which was a massive own-goal on the part of the German foreign ministry.

Blogger Harold December 22, 2016 10:51 PM  

Mountain Man
Im going with Lincoln. If peaceful secession had been allowed most of today's present problems would not exist.


The problem with putting Lincoln on the list of worst presidents is that if peaceful secession had been allowed, there would not be a superpower United States today. Alaska might still be Russian, or perhaps Chinese or Japanese. Hawaii and Guam would be Japanese. California might be a Spanish speaking province of Mexico or perhaps an independent nation. Utah might be a Mormon theocracy complete with polygamy. Texas might have once again been invaded and annexed by Mexico. The history of the North American continent would be completely different, and probably not better.

One thing I've read in many places is that pre-war, people in America, north and south, identified themselves as New Yorkers, Texans, South Carolinians, etc. After the war, they identified themselves as Americans. Except for Texans, who to this day identify as Texan first. Also references went from "the United States are" to "the United States is".

Blogger Mountain Man December 22, 2016 10:54 PM  

LBJ was nothing but a more masculine versions of Johnny Pedoresta - minus the canabalism fetish.

He loved raw power, had no qualms about offing opponents who stood in his way and was committed fully to doing the bidding of his handlers. In return he got the power he craved and ( according to rumors) unfettered access to hot dogs.

Blogger Rough Carrigan December 22, 2016 11:06 PM  

#66. I thought there was very serious doubt whether the so called Zimmerman telegram was authentic and an actual german promise of U.S. territory to Mexico or a British fake.

Blogger Rough Carrigan December 22, 2016 11:10 PM  

LBJ was a socipath. He couldn't resist cheating people even when it meant nothing to him. One tape from the White House taping system that JFK installed and which caused Nixon so much trouble involved him pressing his barber not to charge him money for his haircuts because he was getting the honor cutting the president's hair. The guy had millions in ill gotten booty but couldn't resist strong arming his barber out of a few dollars that actually meant something to that guy.

Anonymous map December 22, 2016 11:11 PM  

Robert what

"We understand why Obama is so devisive: he hates the country he is President and his heart is in the Muslim world (the world of his childhood). But what was LBJ's motivation for being so devisive and destructive?"

LBJ hated America because he loved the South and Texas and hated what America did to his precious home after the Civil War. He counted on his shenanigans to do enormous damage to northern cities...but somewhat miscalculated the scope.

Blogger Rough Carrigan December 22, 2016 11:14 PM  

On the positive side for Lincoln, he refused to take on debt offered by the Rothschild empire to pay for the way and instead issued debt free currency.

Blogger Thucydides December 22, 2016 11:28 PM  

Obama is already vanishing from the scene as if he was never there, and you can see why Michelle is so pissed: no more freeloading on an imperial scale for her.

Unfortunately, Obama will continue to insinuate himself into political life, fancying himself as an elder statesman, and having the Fake News media constantly at his beck and call (they will be willing accomplices, since the God Emperor already knows how to bypass them, so they need some way to continue to project the narrative and work to de legitimize the new Administration. It is going to be a long eight years with Obama yelling in one ear all the time).

Of course the good news is while Obama is carrying out his self proclaimed victory tour, he will also be distracting the Dems from doing any serious introspection and rebuilding. I'm investing in a set of PEltor noise cancelling headphones (which are also quite handy on the rifle range.....)

Blogger Noah B The MacroAggressor December 22, 2016 11:48 PM  

Trump is already doing more with a Twitter account than Obama is able to do with the presidency. Obama is proving to be the lamest of lame ducks.

Anonymous A CPA December 23, 2016 12:13 AM  

@63.

"The income tax is better than raising money from tariffs and sales taxes or licensing fees and other numbnut Cucknomics make poor poorer quick! schemes."


As a CPA, I get to see how this thing works in the real world. It confuses and exhausts the individual taxpayer, and with good reason.

Consider one small thing, the minimum age most people can take an IRA without paying the onerous 10% "early withdrawal penalty" tax not 59, not 60, but 59 and a half. Idiotic.

Then there's the "earned income tax credit", which is NOT based on earned income, but based on a lack of income. It's also not a credit, it's a free gift, that of course makes recipients have a rather warm fuzzy toward the IRS, creating a constituency that has no resentment towards the IRS, the tax code and the government.

The income tax has distorted the economy, and the relationship of the citizen to the government.

The states should fund the federal government. They would have the resources and expertise to reign in the insatiable appetite for bread and circuses. If a state's tax system became too greedy, expensive or invasive, people would have the alternative of another state; and if they had too many giveaways like EITC, they'd attract those that want to sponge, and get less revenue.

We've had a century of this failed experiment.

Anonymous DissidentRight December 23, 2016 12:38 AM  

I don't think the coming Invader-American War is going to end up being more destructive to the American nation, on a relative basis, than Lincoln's War was. So I still count Lincoln as the worst President ever.

Anonymous VFM #6306 December 23, 2016 1:47 AM  

Imelda Michelle is easily the worst 1st Lady, which is remarkable, considering the Lizardess. Whereas Clinton abused her ceremonial power like an American white woman, Obama didn't stand a chance of even faking being any of the three.

Blogger wahr01 December 23, 2016 2:29 AM  

@75 @63

I still think tariffs make the most sense:

It makes taxation voluntary and ensures upper-income pays the most taxes (voluntary) by turning imports into conspicuous consumption.

It makes domestic industry more competitive and reduces government burden upon those same companies, maximizing on-shore growth.

It penalizes government policy that's bad for growth by making tax revenues dependent directly upon consumption.

It mitigates bureaucratic oversight because there are no special rules, you calculate the % at the border and that's it.

So long as you don't tariff your trade balance above break-even, you shouldn't suffer negative impact through a trade war.

Anonymous Bz December 23, 2016 3:22 AM  

Obama bungled Egypt too.

Blogger buzzardist December 23, 2016 4:07 AM  

LBJ the worst ever? Wilson was a few circles in hell worse for the country. Buchanan is probably somewhere in the running, too.

Blogger APL December 23, 2016 5:58 AM  

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Blogger James Dixon December 23, 2016 6:58 AM  

> The problem with putting Lincoln on the list of worst presidents is that if peaceful secession had been allowed, there would not be a superpower United States today.

You say that like it's a bad thing.

> The income tax is better than raising money from tariffs and sales taxes or licensing fees and other numbnut Cucknomics make poor poorer quick! schemes.

No, it isn't. We could argue the reasons for weeks, but that's not a statement can be allow to pass without opposition.

> And saying Prohibition was bad is fine, if you also think prohibition against drugs is fine.

Most of us here do.

> One thing I've read in many places is that pre-war, people in America, north and south, identified themselves as New Yorkers, Texans, South Carolinians, etc. After the war, they identified themselves as Americans.

I've read lots of things that aren't true.

Blogger Parrothead Al December 23, 2016 8:01 AM  

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Blogger Parrothead Al December 23, 2016 8:02 AM  

Worst President, top three, no possible change:
1. Lincoln 2. Wilson 3. FDR.

LBJ, Nixon, Obama now tied for 4th

Blogger JaimeInTexas December 23, 2016 8:06 AM  

I thought it was Carter, that unified the budget.

Blogger Duke Norfolk December 23, 2016 8:11 AM  

Slightly off the main topic of this post of who's worst, etc., the thing that struck me from that excerpt was that these Dems are blaming lack of funding for their local failures. Surprise, surprise! It's always about the money with these people. If Program X had just had more money it would have worked! The list is endless, of course.

They haven't learned a thing. And that's totally unsurprising.

Blogger JaimeInTexas December 23, 2016 8:18 AM  

"Before WW1, most Americans were of German descent, not Anglo/Sax stock."

You got a source for this?

Majority in some regions, especially in the North? Yes. Majority in the South? No.

Blogger JaimeInTexas December 23, 2016 8:21 AM  

The sinking of the Lusitania had "nothing to do with the US entering W1"? Nothing?

Blogger Duke Norfolk December 23, 2016 8:40 AM  

VD wrote:Political structures can be rebuilt. Nations cannot be reconstituted without war. LBJ's actions were worse.

Excellent point as usual. That really made me think.

Blogger JaimeInTexas December 23, 2016 8:46 AM  

Your what ifs do not square with mine. These uSA not becoming a superpower is a feature.

Read "Instances of Use of United States Armed Forces Abroad, 1798 - 2014" It is updated annually by commission of the Congress.

Then, read history of some of the events and you will learn to read between the lines in the report's description of many events.

These uSA global meddling that has caused a lot of our problems.

Blogger Johnny December 23, 2016 8:47 AM  

JaimeInTexas wrote:"Before WW1, most Americans were of German descent, not Anglo/Sax stock."

You got a source for this?

Majority in some regions, especially in the North? Yes. Majority in the South? No.


I can't give you a source for it, but my understanding is that in WWII a little under half the US population was central European in biological origin. The original Germans came for southern Scandinavia, and I am guessing that the Low Countries and northern German people are close to pure. Everywhere else 'German' is a linguistic group, made up of mixed race people, and there are numerous mixed race with some German that do not speak German.

Blogger JaimeInTexas December 23, 2016 8:50 AM  

I suggest the book "A man called intrepid"

It is a history of the origins of MI and intersects with some OSS history.

The British did very shady things in these uSA.

Blogger JaimeInTexas December 23, 2016 8:56 AM  

There were areas in the South that only spoke Welsh. The South is Celtic, the North Anglo-Saxon. That is why some authors day that the war was an extension of the cultural English-Irish-Scots conflict. Picket fences versus open range, for example.

Blogger JaimeInTexas December 23, 2016 8:59 AM  

LBJ was awfull and, yet, as governor, he was instrumental in establishing a completely independent power grid in Texas.

Blogger rumpole5 December 23, 2016 9:06 AM  

Face it. Other than the glorious Reagan interlude we have not had a decent president since Eisenhower left office. (Kennedy might have developed into a good president, but his libido, health problems, recklessness and inexperience didn't permit.) It has been continuous decline president after president (excepting the 80's) ever since.

Anonymous krymneth December 23, 2016 10:16 AM  

I know Obama probably has glorious Secret King plans to be in the news cycle for the next eight years gadflying Trump... but what do you want to bet sometime during those eight years Trump works out a way to swat the gadfly? Obama actually is the thin-skinned narcissist that people accuse Trump of being... is there any chance he'll discover that hectoring without the benefit of the bully pulpit, while under fire from it, isn't worth it?

And I wouldn't be surprised he gets a little private convo from Trump at some point to the effect of "Either slink quietly off the stage or the following 10 investigations will proceed onward." I mean, given the divergence between what Obama claimed to be doing and what he has actually been doing, I don't think it's out of the question Trump could have the liberalati convinced Obama was a class-A traitor to their cause in a couple of years.

Obama has been a failure at everything he's touched, and that includes leaving himself a solid platform from which to harass others.

Blogger dienw December 23, 2016 12:22 PM  

@ JaimeInTexas
I read decades ago that LBJ sold the TVA to the rural citizens by saying that the women who traditionally went to the well to fetch water would not age as fast as they would from the hard work.

Anonymous VFM #7916 December 23, 2016 1:13 PM  

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No, it was not Truman. Wilson met with Ho Chi Minh in 1919, and Ho pleaded his case for help against the colonial French.

If Wilson had chosen to help Vietnam and improve America's influence in Southeast Asia 30 years worth of American history would have been completely re-written.

He was a white supremacist. Pro-white is needed and desirable, but that little bit of racism on Wilson's part f*cked America over in the 60's, 70's and 80's.

Blogger Tom Kratman December 23, 2016 2:40 PM  

Maybe not.

Once was toying with the idea of doing an Alt. Hist. wherein Ho, while baking at the Parker House in Boston, comes under the tutelage of an old time Yankee and is funneled to Harvard (not then an especially lefty school) rather than the Sorborne, thus is spared becoming a Marxist.

The problem there was that, to a Vietnamese, used to rice agriculture, collectivization and group organization would have seemed normal, right, and probably inevitable for his people. There was likely no way Ho wouldn't have become a red, given his background, no matter who or what intervened, when or how.

Blogger Giovanni Dannato December 23, 2016 5:43 PM  

Disagree about Lincoln though you're right that his victory meant increasing centralization.
I've looked at arguments from both sides and fact is the situation was out of control before Lincoln was even inaugurated. His predecessors are to blame for fiascos like Kansas-Nebraska act and the Dredd Scott case(Buchanan actually conspired with Chief Justice Taney on this!)
Lincoln tried to take a conciliatory stance and may well have considered political separation through due process. He only rejected unilateral and violent secession, because no nation that allowed it could exist for more than 5 minutes.

Blogger Giovanni Dannato December 23, 2016 6:02 PM  

Hard to say W is a bad as guys like Buchanan who was borderline treasonous or Wilson who did more than perhaps any other man undermine the nation and the entire Western world.
Nevertheless, it's hard to say if ever in world history any leader has inherited as optimal a situation as W Bush did and fumbled it as incompetently and disastrously...again and again in every imaginable way.

Blogger Giovanni Dannato December 23, 2016 6:36 PM  

Kennedy's bungling with Bay of Pigs and clumsily applying strategic pressure to the USSR led directly to the Cuban Missile Crisis, which could have destroyed civilization.
His approval of a CIA coup in Vietnam destroyed any illusion of a legitimate South Vietnamese government and led to a succession of feuding generals in Saigon destroying any chance of US success there.
Reagan played a large role in setting up a national cuckservative religion of offshoring jobs, trickle down economics, undermining the labor power of the working class, and exacerbating the problem of immigration to new heights.
Eisenhower really was the last decidedly good president! Nixon was possibly the best since 1960!

Blogger JaimeInTexas December 23, 2016 8:54 PM  

I almost choked on my wine. That is funny.

Blogger Jerry27 December 26, 2016 8:23 AM  

Taxes are one thing slavery is another.


https://www.scribd.com/doc/29188293/Diversified-Metal-Products-Inc-vs-T-Bow-Company-Trust-Internal-Revenue-Services-and-Steve-Morgan


When the US attorney responded back, it denied that the IRS is an agency of United States government

thanks,
Jerry

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