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    Lowest approval rating in history

    Harry S. Truman holds the record, at 22%
    George W. Bush is the second lowest, at 23%
    Richard Nixon is third lowest, with 24%
    Jimmy Carter is fourth lowest, with 28%



    It's ironic that Truman, who is widely considered one of the top ten presidents in history, has the lowest approval rating. Not surprisingly, he reached that point during the Korean War.


    I think that Truman would be extremely unpopular with today's Democrats. He wasn't the most polished speaker, and he orded the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki that killed over 200,000.

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    The [B]approval rating of the Democrat-controlled U.S. Congress dropped to near-record levels and is lower than U.S. President George Bush's mark[/B], a Gallup poll indicates.

    The telephone survey of 1,017 U.S. adults indicates [B]18 percent of those interviewed May 8-11 approve of the current Congress[/B]. The score matches record lows from similar Gallup polls in August 2007 and March 1992.


    Bottom line - Between Congress and the President, America is completely dissatisfied with its government right now.
    Last edited by jetstream23; 06-27-2008 at 05:03 PM.

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    [QUOTE=SanAntonio_JetFan;2604979]Harry S. Truman holds the record, at 22%
    George W. Bush is the second lowest, at 23%
    Richard Nixon is third lowest, with 24%
    Jimmy Carter is fourth lowest, with 28%



    It's ironic that Truman, who is widely considered one of the top ten presidents in history, has the lowest approval rating. Not surprisingly, he reached that point during the Korean War.


    I think that Truman would be extremely unpopular with today's Democrats. He wasn't the most polished speaker, and he orded the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki that killed over 200,000.[/QUOTE]

    The inference here --that the greatness of GW Bush will become clearer with time-- is laughable.

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    [QUOTE=jetstream23;2604995]Between Congress and the President, America is completely dissatisfied with its government right now.[/QUOTE]

    Yes.

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    [QUOTE=SanAntonio_JetFan;2604979]It's ironic that Truman, who is widely considered one of the top ten presidents in history, has the lowest approval rating. Not surprisingly, he reached that point during the Korean War.
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    where is Truman "widely considered" a top 10 president?
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    [QUOTE=nuu faaola;2605055]The inference here --that the greatness of GW Bush will become clearer with time-- is laughable.[/QUOTE]

    "Would you rather be the world's best lover but have everyone think you're the worst, or be the world's worst lover and have everyone think you're the best?" - Warren Buffett

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    You honestly think today's Democrats would be upset if we just nuked Iraq on day one?

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    I think that Truman would be extremely unpopular with today's Democrats. He wasn't the most polished speaker, and he orded the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki that killed over 200,000.[/QUOTE]

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    [QUOTE=Press_Coverage;2605093]where is Truman "widely considered" a top 10 president?

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    [B]SCHOLAR SURVEY RESULTS[/B]


    [B]Harry Truman Rankings[/B]

    unranked... Schlesinger 1948 poll rank

    9th...Schlesinger 1962 poll rank

    8th...1982 Murray-Blessing survey of 846 historians

    8th...Chicago Tribune 1982 poll rank

    7th...Siena 1982 poll rank

    7th...Siena 1990 poll rank

    7th...Siena 1994 poll rank

    7th...Ridings- McIver 1996 poll rank

    5th...CSPAN 1999 poll rank

    7th...Wall Street Journal 2000 poll rank

    7th...Siena 2002 poll rank

    7th...Wall Street Journal 2005 poll rank

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    very well...

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    RE: Truman

    I believe this is a somewhat apt comparison - truman had Korea, Bush had IRaq - both were boondoggles -

    but here's the big difference -

    Truman had 1 really big decision to make about dropping the Bomb - and he made the right call.
    '
    Physicists at the time didn't know what would happen - some believed dropping the A bomb would incinerate the entire atmosphere of the Earth and kill off all life. Truman had a tough call to make and he made the right one.

    Bush on the other hand hasn't had any 1 key good decision to pin his legacy on - just boondoggles - he doesn't even have 1 small good decision to point to - and that's why Bush is actually much worse then Truman. Truman was a consummate statesman in contrast to Bush.

    Bush's legacy will be among the truly terrible Presidents, Buchanan, Harding, Andrew Johnson etc. Truman is in a whole nother tier.

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    Scholars? Come one now, the Conservatives hate scholars!


    [QUOTE=Phoenixx;2605504][B]SCHOLAR SURVEY RESULTS[/B]


    [B]Harry Truman Rankings[/B]

    unranked... Schlesinger 1948 poll rank

    9th...Schlesinger 1962 poll rank

    8th...1982 Murray-Blessing survey of 846 historians

    8th...Chicago Tribune 1982 poll rank

    7th...Siena 1982 poll rank

    7th...Siena 1990 poll rank

    7th...Siena 1994 poll rank

    7th...Ridings- McIver 1996 poll rank

    5th...CSPAN 1999 poll rank

    7th...Wall Street Journal 2000 poll rank

    7th...Siena 2002 poll rank

    7th...Wall Street Journal 2005 poll rank[/QUOTE]

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    [QUOTE=cr726;2605768]Scholars? Come one now, the Conservatives hate scholars![/QUOTE]

    No, they believe in education. So long as the educating is being administered by Professor Hannity, Professor Limbaugh as well as the professors and adjuncts at the University of Fox "News".

    When you enter into their grand halls, you are greeted with a large banner hanging next to that giant Reagan statue;

    [B][SIZE="4"]"Just sit back and listen.....we'll do the thinking for you."[/SIZE][/B]- Dean Murdoch
    Last edited by intelligentjetsfan; 06-28-2008 at 10:16 AM.

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    [QUOTE=intelligentjetsfan;2605781]No, they believe in education. So long as the educating is being administered by Professor Hannity, Professor Limbaugh as well as the professors and adjuncts at the University of Fox News.

    When you enter into their grand halls, you are greeted with a large banner hanging next to that giant Reagan statue;

    [B][SIZE="4"]"Just sit back and listen.....we'll do the thinking for you."[/SIZE][/B]- Dean Murdoch[/QUOTE]

    Isn't it about time for one of your rants about how myspace is a threat to democracy?;)

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    [QUOTE=jetstream23;2604995]The [B]approval rating of the Democrat-controlled U.S. Congress dropped to near-record levels and is lower than U.S. President George Bush's mark[/B], a Gallup poll indicates.

    The telephone survey of 1,017 U.S. adults indicates [B]18 percent of those interviewed May 8-11 approve of the current Congress[/B]. The score matches record lows from similar Gallup polls in August 2007 and March 1992.


    Bottom line - Between Congress and the President, America is completely dissatisfied with its government right now.[/QUOTE]

    Precisely!!!!!!!!

    WHy do they both have such low levels? Not rocket science. One got us into this disaster of a war, and one failed to get us out. These approval ratings are not new. meaning before the current economy! Bush is a freakin disaster. And so is the congress. I just hate Bush more because he wanted this for no good reason.

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    [QUOTE=bitonti;2605765]I believe this is a somewhat apt comparison - truman had Korea, Bush had IRaq - both were boondoggles -

    but here's the big difference -

    Truman had 1 really big decision to make about dropping the Bomb - and he made the right call.
    '
    Physicists at the time didn't know what would happen - some believed dropping the A bomb would incinerate the entire atmosphere of the Earth and kill off all life. Truman had a tough call to make and he made the right one.

    Bush on the other hand hasn't had any 1 key good decision to pin his legacy on - just boondoggles - he doesn't even have 1 small good decision to point to - and that's why Bush is actually much worse then Truman. Truman was a consummate statesman in contrast to Bush.

    Bush's legacy will be among the truly terrible Presidents, Buchanan, Harding, Andrew Johnson etc. Truman is in a whole nother tier.[/QUOTE]

    Damn Dude, You supprised the heck out of me, proclaiming the bombing of the peace loving, about to surrender Japanese, "he made the right call "what kind of lib are you anyway?
    Last edited by acepepe; 06-28-2008 at 10:07 AM.

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    [QUOTE=HDCentStOhio;2605785]Isn't it about time for one of your rants about how myspace is a threat to democracy?;)[/QUOTE]

    This from the valedictorian of this University. ;)

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    [QUOTE=BRONX JET;2605795]Precisely!!!!!!!!

    WHy do they both have such low levels? Not rocket science. One got us into this disaster of a war, and one failed to get us out. These approval ratings are not new. meaning before the current economy! Bush is a freakin disaster. And so is the congress. I just hate Bush more because he wanted this for no good reason.[/QUOTE]

    Two questions, yes or no only 1. was the economy booming for 6 years and before the dems took control of congress?
    Did bill clinton take over an economy comining out of a recession and leave an economy going into one?

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    [QUOTE=intelligentjetsfan;2605781]No, they believe in education. So long as the educating is being administered by Professor Hannity, Professor Limbaugh as well as the professors and adjuncts at the University of Fox News.

    When you enter into their grand halls, you are greeted with a large banner hanging next to that giant Reagan statue;

    [B][SIZE="4"]"Just sit back and listen.....we'll do the thinking for you."[/SIZE][/B]- Dean Murdoch[/QUOTE]

    As apposed to what Socialists and old Commies in our higher learning institutions

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    [QUOTE=acepepe;2605808]As apposed to what Socialists and old Commies in our higher learning institutions[/QUOTE]

    Yes, they are "socialists and commies" because they teach people to question everything and not act like a good drone. :zzz::zzz:

    How ironic that you use commies as part of your example. There are a lot of correlations with McCarthyism and the fear mongoring of today. You are a good sheep.

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    [QUOTE=intelligentjetsfan;2605812]Yes, they are "socialists and commies" because they teach people to question everything and not act like a good drone. :zzz::zzz:

    How ironic that you use commies as part of your example. There are a lot of correlations with McCarthyism and the fear mongoring of today. You are a good sheep.[/QUOTE]
    When the great F.D.R.'s sec. of state was commie it was with good reason
    Last edited by acepepe; 06-28-2008 at 10:42 AM.

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