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View Poll Results: Who was the greater President?
Jimmy Carter 20 47.62%
Ronald Reagan 22 52.38%
Voters: 42. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 04-26-2012, 07:41 AM   #26
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Re: Greatest POTUS, Round 1: Jimmy Carter vs. Ronald Reagan

Damn Carter gets the haters mad!
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Old 04-26-2012, 07:42 AM   #27
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Reagan fan or just Carter hater?
Reagan fan
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Old 04-26-2012, 07:43 AM   #28
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The fact that Carter has led this poll most of the way so far gives me at least some hope for the human race. I will never understand the love for Reagan. It makes zero sense, and requires the most absurd historical revisionism.
Yeah people had money back then

It was awful
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Old 04-26-2012, 10:16 AM   #29
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Re: Greatest POTUS, Round 1: Jimmy Carter vs. Ronald Reagan

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I wish I had 100 politics posts
Is there a way to check how many posts you have in a forum? I'm pretty sure I haven't hit 100 yet either, but I don't know for sure.
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Old 04-26-2012, 10:19 AM   #30
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Re: Greatest POTUS, Round 1: Jimmy Carter vs. Ronald Reagan

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Reagan fan or just Carter hater?
A better question is are the votes the other ways Carter fans or Regan haters? I would guess that there probably aren't a lot of Carter fans outside of his immediate family.
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Old 04-26-2012, 10:21 AM   #31
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Re: Greatest POTUS, Round 1: Jimmy Carter vs. Ronald Reagan

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Yeah people had money back then

It was awful
and it wasn't too long for the impressive consequence to hit either. When I say not too long, meaning in recent history. The debt racked up from Ronnies buying spree sure made for an eventfull 2007.
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Old 04-26-2012, 10:39 AM   #32
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Re: Greatest POTUS, Round 1: Jimmy Carter vs. Ronald Reagan

So this bubble:



was caused by the guy who left office in 1989?
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Old 04-26-2012, 10:43 AM   #33
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A better question is are the votes the other ways Carter fans or Regan haters? I would guess that there probably aren't a lot of Carter fans outside of his immediate family.
Would like to know this as well

I was on a Flight out of GA with Carter once and he shook everyone on the planes hand...... took foreva, if i could vote i would vote Ronny just for that delay
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Old 04-26-2012, 10:47 AM   #34
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Re: Greatest POTUS, Round 1: Jimmy Carter vs. Ronald Reagan

the spin can be made to show anything you want. The underlying explosive problem was that of credit, and then the use of credit to pay off credit. Arsenio Hall back in his talk show days had a section of the audience he referred to each night. Once it was Those are the people that paid off their AMEX with their VISA card.

Its the same crap RMoney is spewing about his platform to save the economy, as if the housing industry should just return to skyrocketting appraisals so that sellers can get out. Its called a pyramid scheme for a reason, once the saturation point hits, there aren't enough players to maintain a static position. then the fall.
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Old 04-26-2012, 10:51 AM   #35
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Re: Greatest POTUS, Round 1: Jimmy Carter vs. Ronald Reagan

I like Jimmah. Nice guy imo.
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Old 04-26-2012, 11:02 AM   #36
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the spin can be made to show anything you want. The underlying explosive problem was that of credit, and then the use of credit to pay off credit.
Agreed that the problem was credit. How can Reagan be blamed for that? People who bought homes in 1988 weren't the cause of the housing bubble.
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Old 04-26-2012, 11:38 AM   #37
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Re: Greatest POTUS, Round 1: Jimmy Carter vs. Ronald Reagan

The problem is to identify the entire problem with homes. They went from where you lived to an investment item. The former is a depreciable commodity while the latter is meant to appreciate. Very hard to correlate the two.

The roaring 80's were primed by an expense account, that never got paid off. So all those who became adults in the 80's (I was one of them) saw an acceleration of instant gratification. While parents started small, in modest surroundings, the 20somethings followed the government lead in accumulate accumulate accumulate.

It was the need to exit that catalyzed the steep part of the curve. And as in all good bubbles, those that got out early were the cause and benefactors of the collapse.

If Reagan had of not set the protocol of free money supported by always expanded credit limits, the false heights are not achieved. That was the culture established in the 80's that took a generation to reach implosion status. And its currently still ensconced pretty hard. Look at all the people calling for a one or two year return to the heights of the economy. Even a slightly educated person knows it takes years to build a company and days to destroy it. Once destroyed the odds to rebuild are 1:100, and the timeframe is far longer than a year or 2.

Ronnie Reagan, the king of the free pony
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Old 04-26-2012, 11:40 AM   #38
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Re: Greatest POTUS, Round 1: Jimmy Carter vs. Ronald Reagan

Remember when Clinton went on the Arsinio Hall show? So great.
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Old 04-26-2012, 12:32 PM   #39
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f it im voting

im hoping i had posts on the old server
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Old 04-26-2012, 02:11 PM   #40
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Re: Greatest POTUS, Round 1: Jimmy Carter vs. Ronald Reagan

You have the highest post count on this site. They can make an exception!
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Old 05-12-2012, 08:53 AM   #41
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Re: Greatest POTUS, Round 1: Jimmy Carter vs. Ronald Reagan

Due to the shutdown, I'll give people 48 hours more to vote.
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Old 05-12-2012, 10:47 AM   #42
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Due to the shutdown, I'll give people 48 hours more to vote.
Lol

The poll is closed.
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Old 05-12-2012, 10:52 AM   #43
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Re: Greatest POTUS, Round 1: Jimmy Carter vs. Ronald Reagan

If the poll was open, I wouldn't make that post, DUCY?

Vote by post.
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Old 05-12-2012, 10:58 AM   #44
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Re: Greatest POTUS, Round 1: Jimmy Carter vs. Ronald Reagan

carter was the worst president in my lifetime. how anybody could actually vote for that guy
is beyond me.

regan in as big a landslide as it gets.
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Old 05-12-2012, 12:06 PM   #45
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Re: Greatest POTUS, Round 1: Jimmy Carter vs. Ronald Reagan

Reagans deficit spending was horrible, but LOL Carter.
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Old 05-12-2012, 12:25 PM   #46
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Re: Greatest POTUS, Round 1: Jimmy Carter vs. Ronald Reagan

love some jimmy carter but we never even voted, but slum is still slum so you best believe we told it
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Old 05-12-2012, 02:33 PM   #47
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Re: Greatest POTUS, Round 1: Jimmy Carter vs. Ronald Reagan

Reagan, I suppose?

Not really thrilled about either of these choices, tbh.
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Old 05-12-2012, 03:04 PM   #48
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Re: Greatest POTUS, Round 1: Jimmy Carter vs. Ronald Reagan

Carter fo sho

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Old 05-12-2012, 03:40 PM   #49
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Re: Greatest POTUS, Round 1: Jimmy Carter vs. Ronald Reagan

I cannot believe this is close

I guess liberals must really hate Reagan

Carter might be the worst president ever

double digit inflation and unemployment at the same time

good stuff
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Old 05-12-2012, 03:47 PM   #50
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I guess liberals must really hate Reagan
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double digit inflation and unemployment at the same time
It's important to distinguish between the things that happened during his administration and the things he was directly responsible for.
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