Barack Obama is just the latest in a long string of presidents who’ve laid massive turds on our country, either as a result of stupidity, political ideology, or personal weaknesses. That the events happened can’t be denied or argued. The only point of contention is the extent of damage done to the nation as a result of these presidential actions.
Even though Obamacare may prove to be the biggest turd ever thrust on America and Obama is shaping up to be (along with fellow Democrat Jimmy Carter) one of the two worst presidents in American History, he has a good deal of company. Though Obama’s list includes a number of other major turds (Benghazi for example) he is certainly not alone. Here are a few major turds laid on America by some of our chief executives. Which are the worst? What do you think?
LBJ and the Gulf of Tonkin lie, which drew the US deeper into the Vietnam War. Much of what I’ve read about LBJ say he was an egotistical prick, foul, vulgar, racist and willing to do or say whatever it took to get what he wanted. He was not afraid to intimidate people and many times would stand six inches away from a victim and shout, spit, slap them and burp in their faces, this was commonly referred to as the Johnson Treatment. Not a very nice man at all. How bad was this lie? Well if you think that getting out of Vietnam and avoiding all the problems that that undeclared war caused, would have been a good idea then, was pretty majorly bad. Johnson used this phantom attack on a US Warship in the Gulf of Tonkin as an excuse to send in hundreds of thousands of American youth into the jungles of Vietnam to die, develop mental issues and get hooked on drugs.
Richard Nixon was one of the most experienced men ever to hold the office of president. He had been in Congress for many years before becoming Vice-President for eight years, and then serving as president. His turd was of course, Watergate. The Watergate Scandal has unfortunately for Nixon, become synonymous with his name. This despite the belief that, had he not tried to cover up for his friends, who perpetrated the break in without his knowledge, he might have been remembered as one of our better presidents. Unfortunately for Nixon, everything about him always comes back to Watergate. Though the Watergate Scandal pales in comparison to what has happened recently, it is still remembered by many as Nixon’s chief
Who can mention Bill Clinton without mentioning Monica Lewinsky in the same sentence? Besides becoming only the second president ever impeached, Clinton was involved in a number of other shady behaviors, including the Whitewater Scandal, and is also remembered as a serial womanizer and skirt chaser. In the eyes of many, he rivals JFK in this regard. Other Clinton turds include, signing the NAFTA Trade Agreement, that sped up the downfall of American Businesses and caused a multitude of jobs to move overseas or, into Mexico and other Latin American countries.
Jimmy Carter’s biggest turd was the way he handled the economy. Hyperinflation, mortgage rates near 20%, sky rocketing gasoline prices, his attempts at wage and price controls, made the living in the late 70′s, a nightmare for most Americans. Throw in the fact that he weakened the military, and diminished the influence of the US around the world is enough to make him the worst president in US History. And then there was that 444 day hostage crisis in Iran and his awful rescue attempt. Face it, Carter’s best attribute was a nice smile and great hair. Beyond that, he was an f*ing disaster. In all fairness, I’ll give the guy some props for his work with Habitat for Humanity after he left the White House but beyond that, nothing.
George W. Bush’s biggest turd was getting the country involved in attacking Iraq and involving us in a war there, without congressional approval. Bush began the Department of Homeland Security and presided over the Patriot Act, both of which are proving to be causes of Americans losing many of our freedoms and rights, under the guise of national security. Bush like Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson and Nixon all were instrumental in leading us into undeclared
wars, or “conflicts” as some like to call them, under the guise of protecting American interests and safety.
There is a great deal of evidence to show that the policies of many of our Presidents have led the country on the wrong path. Much of the time, the turdish actions of these men happened because of the politics of their times. I’m sure they may have even believed that what they were doing was right, but regardless, turds are turds, and people of both parties need to open their noses and smell the
roses , TURDS.