Holy crap, I just looked that up, and it’s true! And Fox & Friends incorrectly cited a professor doing a “study,” when it was a finance professor only using it as a passing metaphor, and he contacted them to say Mr. Rogers was a “great American.”
Obviously you don’t teach history. Obama saved the economy (and could have done better without Republican obstruction which continues to this day), and governed generally as a moderate in the same mold as George H. W. Bush, with mildly more socially liberal standards. Carter wasn’t a great leader, but he was a man of integrity and principle who got more peace in the Middle East than any president before or since.
And if you REALLY want to talk bad, and you have to ignore the travesty in the White House now, then there’s no way you can beat someone like James Buchanan, who allowed the Civil War to happen (don’t believe me? Look up what Andrew Jackson did when South Carolina threatened to secede under HIS administration), and let the South walk off with federal armories, which meant the war was automatically going to be a longer and bloodier one.
Or Woodrow Wilson, who allowed himself to be manipulated by the British into getting into WWI, which might have ended much more quickly otherwise, as well as avoiding 116,000 American deaths and setting up WWII; and who undid the reforms of U.S. Grant and others in order to re-impose racism and segregation and Jim Crow law even into the civil service.
I’d also consider in more recent years George W. Bush, who got us into two pointless and massively expensive wars (which are STILL going on, don’t forget) to benefit his cronies, or Ronald Reagan, who wrecked the economy, blew the deficit out of sight despite decades of promising otherwise (like every GOP president since, in fact – only Democratic presidents have reduced the deficit), ignored the AIDS crisis and laughed at its victims, launched pointless wars, committed WAR CRIMES, for God’s sake, and reinforced the policy of taking money from the poor and giving it to the rich.
The humor here is inherent in how unlike #45 and Fred Rogers are, of course, but it gives me the willies nonetheless, given just how wide the gap is.
Rogers was an intelligent, gifted, thoughtful, and above all kind man who knew how to talk to children and adults with genuine integrity and sincerity and convince them through a television screen that they were good people who deserved to be loved. #45, on the other hand, is a vile egomaniac of limited intelligence, few gifts, proudly ignorant and sadistic excuse of a man, no longer able to communicate beyond catch phrases and self-glorification, who only cares about his children so far as they carry on HIS name and HIS business the way his ego demands.
Ariail seems to have caught up with the rest of us in realizing the MASSIVE scope of Trump’s corruption and of course “high crimes and misdemeanors.” Or is he actually going along with the nonsensical statement that there is nothing new about this and therefore it isn’t impeachable?
I live one town over from Medford. Hoping this isn’t true, afraid that it might be.
A mob-connected con-man working for a mob-connected con-man…Rudy’s FATHER was a mob guy…
I am well aware, which makes the excuse even crazier.
Oh, I know, which makes it even MORE insane – the idiotic excuse they gave turned out to be their fault anyway!!
Particularly horrific in that the former Navy SEAL in question, now inappropriately pardoned, was so vicious that HIS OWN TEAMMATES adjusted his gunsight to miss because they KNEW he would take shots at civilians. They testified at risk to themselves, and now are going to be demonized by #45’s obedient toadies to satisfy #45’s desire for killing brown people. And the ex-SEAL is now going on FoxNews and gloating. Of course.
I’m still waiting for people to realize that #45’s FAKE excuse is completely insane. You claimed that you fired a topflight diplomat (the source of the reference here) because they didn’t hang your portrait up – and you think that’s an acceptable excuse?