5 Best Presidents: some Tea Party views

The Union-Tribune beclowns itself again today by naming both George W. Bush and George H.W. Bush among the five (actually six) greatest Presidents in history.
I am not making this up.
I can't link to the U-T because it has gone dark behind a paywall, and I certainly wouldn't recommend anyone actually pay for this garbage, but here is their list:
1. Abraham Lincoln, 1861-1865.
2. George Washington, 1789-1797.
3. Ronald Reagan, 1981-1989
4. Franklin Delano Roosevelt, 1933-1945
5. (tie) George H.W. Bush, 1989-1993, and George W. Bush, 2001-2009

I asked some Tea Party friends including the SLOBs to name their top 5. Not surprisingly, the Tea Partiers put the U-T blockheads to shame. In approximate order of number of Tea Partier picks:
George Washington Abraham Lincoln Ronald Reagan Thomas Jefferson Andrew Jackson Calvin Coolidge James Madison Dwight Eisenhower John Adams John Quincy Adams Ulysses S Grant Teddy Roosevelt
Surprised by any of those picks? Pick up a biography and think as you read how that President's beliefs and actions might inspire a 21st century believer in individual liberty and limited government.

As a side note, the U-T readers picked the worst Presidents ever. Obama, Bush, Nixon, and Carter are in a dead heat for first, with LBJ coming in a distant fifth. I agree with all of those picks.


Left Coast Rebel said...

So said that the UT and its readers choose the flaming incompetents of recent memory as the "best presidents". I wish I emailed you my list, which began with Jefferson at #1, Washington, #2 and so on with the Founders. Also, I would NOT place Lincoln at the top, either, more like the bottom but that's another discussion entirely.

Negocios Loucos said...

Well I'm just surprised those that voted for GW as one of the best were able to read the website. Good job kids, you've really made progress. Next huge step is to understand logic, I'm sure you'll be able to catch on in 10 years or so.

Anyone voting for GW has no f'in clue about the foundation of the United States of America. Obama sucks, but GW paved the way.

farmland investment funds said...

Totally sad. Who gets knocked off then because of this stupidly - FDR? JFK? TR?

W.C. Varones said...


That wasn't some silly readers' poll. That was the U-T editorial board!

LCR, I agree on Lincoln. He was an authoritarian warmonger and though he is known for freeing the slaves, civil liberties weren't his motivating factor.

Anonymous said...

Abe Lincoln was a gay man... not that there's anything wrong with that!

W.C. Varones said...

Well, I know he took it from behind at least once...

Negocios Loucos said...

Nice WC, sarcastic bastard....

Hey where is Woodrow Wilson on the SLOBs list of worst presidents? He converted our democracy into an oligarchy with the Federal Reserve Act after all. I put him first on Worst Presidents because he's literally a traitor of the Constitution. Then BO, Bushy, Nixon, etc.

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