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  • When someone is making a factual statement, there is no room for disagreement.
  • Not even close. Did Carter forget that there were Presidents like Hoover, Johnson, and Nixon? That's a stupid statement. Do you have the link that you got this info from?
  • I don't agree with it. But it's sure hard to not respect the opinion of an expert. If anyone should be an expert on a failed presidency Jimmy Carter would be near the top of the list, the only person still living who could compete with him on that would be Bill Clinton.
  • I would agree with Jimmy Carter.Bush has made a horrendous amount of mistakes .He has set back the nation in the eyes of the world.
  • Certainly. Bush makes Nixon look fun!
  • Who was the last US president that was anything more than a mouthpiece for his "people"?
  • I think that there are many presidents who were useless, but made to look good by the economy or other factors during their term. Look at Clinton. Although I think he is a reasonably intelligent person I feel he did very little that was impressive, but many feel his presidency was great. It coincides with a great economy. Bush, I think, was dealt some pretty shitty events, and although I may or may not agree with his actions, at each moment I feel he has worked hard to do his best with each problem. Besides, what does the president have to do with anything? Congress has the pants in this relationship by the way.
  • I agree that Clinton got lucky with the econony and world events were quiet during his tenure. I understand that the events of 9/11 changed any plans President Bush might of had. He has just made a huge mess of the middle east, the mess surrounding Katrina and now the situation with the AG. Bush has got lucky with the economy.
  • Carter's comments were taken WAY out of context. He was answering a direct question compairing Bush's foreign policies to NIXON's. He did not compare it to all in American history. He was asked again (on the TODAY show) and he would not compare Bush historically. Nor would he speak on the administration as a whole. I don't normally think a former President should openly criticize any 'current' administration, but given Carters involvement in monitoring, moderating and helping broker peace and welfare agreements internationally (post-presidency), he actually has some ground from which to speak on.
  • Carter and Clinton have violated the unwritten rule not to speak out against current policies. Carter is in sad shape. He has supported dictators and despots and does not seem to care that he was also a wreck of a president.
  • I disagree, If Bush hadn't been in office, then I think Saddam Hussein would still be plotting to blow us up. No real message would be sent to the terrorists.
  • Yes I do. Not only did certain people(I didn't vote for bush) vote for Bush Once. BUT he F***ed up and these same people voted for him AGAIN. Bush is just not a good person.
  • In the list of disastrous presidencies, Bush's isn't anywhere near the bottom. I'll just give you a couple of examples. Herbert Hoover and James Buchanan. There is just no comparison between what happened because of those two administrations and what's happening with Bush's administration.
  • Carter is a lunatic. He should stick to pounding nails and stay out of politics. He was a failure as a govenor, and even worse as a president. He could speak volumes on a bad president. He was the leader of that group.
  • Are we counting the Carter presidency or not?
  • Carter should not be the one to criticize an administration..no more than Clinton should (not saying he has...in public anyway). I think it's long past the time for a change but at the same time it scare's me to death to think what that change may bring. And don't say, "It couldn't be worse".
  • Bush may not be the worst president of all time, but he is the worst president of my time.
  • If you're serious and not just looking for the current popular answer (Bush) here is a list compiled by historians: http://www.usnews.com/usnews/news/worstpresidents/ It appears James Buchanon gets the honors. In college classes my professor had the same answer as the list. Carter wasn't so special either.
  • Jimmy might not be thinging about the economy
  • Yes, I agree completely. We will be a couple of decades undoing the harm this man has caused to our country and our relations with our global neighbors.
  • Very probably, yes. He has bankrupted the country, destroyed civil liberties and the rule of law, illegally and entirely unecessarily invaded a sovereign nation and committed the US to a war that, even as we speak has claimed hundreds of thousands of innocent lives and is now costing around $12 000, 000 an hour. And all of this when millions of people in the US cannot afford healthcare, decent education, housing, fuel and food as they did prior to his taking office. The man will not only go down in history for his callousness and ineptitude, but I hope one day be tried and convicted of war crimes and deliberately lying to the American people.
  • Jimmy needs to go put his sweater back on. IMO Woodrow Wilson was our all time worst for the reasons outlined here: http://www.answerbag.com/a_view/3451832 Of course, Jimbo would disagree as he's cut from the same cloth as Woody.
  • I like Carter, but he may be trying to deflect the accusations that HIS was.
  • no considering the Iranian Hostage crisis was during his presidency and didn't end until the very minute he left office I think it's kinda self serving
  • Maybe. We re-elected him though. So now, who's the joke on?
  • I have a degree in political science and I think that Bush will certainly be in the top five. And he just keeps it up-Carl Rove leaves the country so he won't have to testify before congress and Bush tells the G-8 summit "good bye from the biggest poluter on earth" while pumping his arm in the air-what a group.
  • I don't. While I'm no Bush fan, the Iraq War isn't Vietnam. He hasn't been good for middle America but most of the damage he has done can be fixed. Also, let's not forget that he was re-elected (assuming no tampering by Diebold and the RNC) and that Congress had to aid and abet his actions...including the current Congress that is giving him every penny he wants for the war they were elected to end. If he is really that bad, then we are looking not just at the worst President, but also a complete checks and balances failure.
  • If not THE worst, he'd be right up near the top. Considering his approval rating, I'd say the majority agree.
  • absoloutly, Bush is a traitor to this nation and a blight on the whole world.
  • Hes not who I would have chosen to be presiden, and I dont agree with what he does, but I doudt he want to bring about the complete downfall of america. He TRYING, even if hes failing.
  • It's becoming more and more difficult to oppose that argument. If I wish to vauch for Mr.Bush, not that I necessarily would like to, what positive thing(s) on his behalf could I say? I think the Bush administration is headed for being ranked on the lowest tier of USA history. But in all fairness, Mr.Carter's past administration doesn't have much to envy to Bush's.
  • As usual, Jimmy Carter has his facts all wrong. His was the absolute worst in American history, but I can see why he would be confused...he always was, so why would now be any different?
  • That shouldn't be decided now. People should wait at least a few years and then see how they feel about it. And, Carter's presidency wasn't exactly spectacular....
  • No, I don't agree with much that Carter has to say :)
  • From what I have experienced, yes. I agree completely. But I was not around for Nixon and watergate. I was still toddling. SOmething went really wrong with Lyndon Johnson, too. The Vietnam war and him not seeking election for another term....something was messed up.
  • I agree with nothing this failure says.
  • Not completely. He will go down as one of the worst, but Carter calling Bush a disaster is like the the pot calling the kettle black.
  • wilson and hoover were pretty poor presidents, but i think they pale in comparison to gwb regardless of situations dealt to each of them. gwb and people in his administration have knowingly lied to the american people to push their agenda forward despite that agenda being bad for most americans.
  • Yes. But Carter is not far behind Bush. My 2 cents.
  • Absolutely, even thou, that's like the pot calling the kettle black...he he
  • notice that he doesn't rate his own presidency.
  • Who gives a rats ass what jimmy carter has to say,he should know what a bad presidency looks like cause he's had one. Obama's first executive order should be for jimmy carter to shut the F*ck up and quit second guessing everybody, carter had his chance and blew it. what a has been .
  • Listen, if HITLER came up to me and said W. is the worst president on earth, I would agree with him; and I don't even like Hitler! :-
  • Carter commenting on Bush's Presidency???? Talk about the pot calling the kettle black!
  • I've only lived under twelve Presidents ( Obama is number 13 ), so I can't decide based on personal knowledge, but of those twelve, he's definitely the worst. I suspect, based on my history classes, that Ulysses S. Grant may have had a worse administration, but history will have the final say on that.
  • You know when Carter is calling you the worst president in American history, that has to sting. I mean that's like Hitler saying "that guy is a total @$$hole." I've been calling Bush the worst president in American history for over a year now. Nice of Carter to finlly jump on the band waggon. But in all fairness, Bush was dealt a sh!tty hand, but he lied, and pushed his personal policies ahead of the nations needs. So yeah I can see him ranking amoung the biggest mistakes in American history.
  • Carter is one to talk after the hostege Situation in Iran and giving away the Panama Canal and also helping destroy the S&L business and deliver 15% interst on home Mort. and having lust in his Heart. Hey Jimmy can you build me a house and give me Billy Beer.
  • I wonder how many of the people that agree with Jimmy Peanut were alive to experience what a bungling inept fool that man was as president. Naturally he would say that. He would want anyone to look worse than him. I hate to think what would have happened if he had been president on 9/11/01. The guy made Chamberlain look like a genius and a flaming right winger.
  • NOpe. I would have put Carter and Wilson on that boat.
  • According to my grandparents, both Carter and Bush are on the same level.
  • i agree. now all the mess Bush has done, Obama has to clean up and needs a bulldozer to move that mountain.
  • Well, he does have the lowest approval rating ever by any President.
  • I guess Jimmy Carter would know something about the worst presidency in American History... Remember Reagan just needed to be voted in to have the hostages freed from Iran.
  • Not entirely, although it's been ONE of the worst. I suspect that Howard Taft or one of the other Presidents during the time of the "Robber Barons" were worse.
  • Jimmy Carter is the worst POTUS in history in my eyes, and the eyes of many people, it is not a suprise that he wishes to shed that stigma by calling President Bush the worst. Bush, like Carter, was dealt a tough hand, but Bush's was much worse. He took over with an impending recession which was compounded by the attacks on September 11, 2001, and the specter of terrorism attacks was always there during his terms. He did the best he could to stem the tide of a poor economy that was that way because of things done in the previous administration causing a critical shortage of credit money along with a high percentage of people defaulting on loans that they did not make enough to cover (for example, many people maxed out what mortgage credit they were offered, when my wife and I bought our first house in 2004, we were offered $200,000 in credit and made nowhere enough to cover a loan of that size, so we figured out what our budget would be and found a home that fit within that range...we were smart others were greedy and gaudy. We now make considerably more than we did then, and our current home was still purchased for a good bit less than $200,000). His popularity is low because of the loudness of the left wing media, and the sheep mentality of those who consider themselves to be liberal. These people, regardless of whether President Bush's policies helped them in any way or anyone in their family, despise him because they are told to by the media, and do not have the information or inclination to make a decision for themselves. I believe that history will judge him in a much more fair light and show that he did the right things at the times that he did them. The polarization of American society has been caused by both sides bickering and attacking one another, but I see it as much more petty and false coming from the left (this could be my conservative bias, but I doubt it). The bottom line is, let us reconvene this discussion in about 4 to 10 years and see where things stand. I would say that Bush will be judged as a man who took action when needed and did things to fix the problems we faced, whereas Carter will still be judged as a moron who stood by and fiddled as Rome burned.
  • I think it's way to soon to really judge Bush's presidency in historical terms. We have to wait and see how his policies end up playing out in the long-run. I think Carter sounds ignorant by making that declaration at this point in time.
  • I think he is confusing him self for Bush or having displacement. Build me a House Jimmy and fill it with Billy Beer.
  • Yes, I do agree with former president Jimmy Carter
  • I would agree to that.
  • lol..I would AGREE that Carter's was one of the WORST in HISTORY...have u seen the Obama sticker that says, "welcome back carter?".... was carter insinuating that Bush was a bad president.leader? ...he should not "cast stones"....just as a having "class and dignity " thing...not many politicians worry about virtue though... "where dirt is slung, some usually sticks" ...i like to , but should not ,I know, sling myself when i get "fed up"...but i do try to sling clean...just call it as i see it...:)
  • Quite so. Doing nothing is better than what Bu$h did.
  • Yes I do
  • Bush was a crappy president, but not the worst. Anyone ever hear of Warren G. Harding? Or what about Herbert Hoover?
  • He is wrong. I truly believe Bush did the best he could and actually will become known in history (hindsight 20/20) that he was not as bad but rather did very well for this country. He will always be my favorite because he did what had to be done and made no excuses to the previous administration for the pieces he had to pick up. Unlike Obama now whose every word is condemning Bush or the previous admin for their acts. What a wuss - blaming others - Bush is the only President I know of who has never passed the buck or blamed others.
  • LOL. Obviously Carter doesn't remember his! Rates were near 20%! Hello!!
  • An exaggeration. I would agree that it is likely the worst of the post-WW2 era, but even there.... much of what is laid at GWB's feet (the economy) was due to the corruption of Congress, the idiotic spending and borrowing of the average American consumer, the various practices and schemes of parts of the financial industry, etc, etc. I think its just anger at Bush entering us into the war in Iraq that causes someone like Carter to make a statement like this.
  • Yes, I do agree.
  • Jimmy is not really one to talk (although he is not as bad as the far right make him out to be). In any case, although Bush was the worst president in my lifetime, I don't think he was worse than Andrew Jackson.
  • You MUST agree, it is the thing to do and you are repeatedly told to believe this, so you MUST. It is in nearly every other headline, every other comedy routine, every other talk show, every other magazine cover and every other online posting. Nothing repeats like repetition. We all feel better with someone to blame, rather than trying to find the root cause and cure the cancer. Which is, in the case of Washington, congressional spending and irresponsible use of funds. Blame bush if you want, that does not solve or even address the problem and, actually, gives carte blanche to those tapped to fix the problem to do no better in light of the ongoing lust to blame their predecessors.
  • He's only trying to hide the fact that his tenure in as the president was arguably the worst in American history. I think one thing we can ALL agree on is that G.W.'s presidency was not one of the BEST we've ever had.
  • is the pot calling the kettle black? Carter has nothing to brag about either...
  • No no, he probably just has alzhiemers disease. Bush was no where near the worst president we've had. No where near. I've heard Jimmy Carter didn't do that well his self so he should be talking.
  • Certainly the worse in recent history.
  • Carter wasn't all that good,either, that's the last person to say anything.
  • Jimmy Carter was President?? Must have missed it.
  • YES BUSH WAS THE DUMBEST PRESIDENT EVER!
  • Yes I do
  • I think Jimmy Carter is: 1) Glad to have someone to take the pressure off of him. 2) Letting that very political Nobel prize go to his head. He deserved it, but not for what it was awarded for. He should have gotten it 30 years ago for getting Anwar Sadat and Menachem Begin to the table. 3) Possibly getting senile with advancing age. 4) A very good man, and a very bad politician. I'm very glad that Jimmy Carter wasn't president on 9/11. George Bush is not a perfect man or a perfect president. He has plenty of flaws. But we haven't had another attack in all this time, and it wasn't for lack of trying on the part of the terrorists.
  • No I don't agree. George W. Bush is a victim of the lefts lies, exaggerations and propaganda. Is George W. Bush the best President ever, no and he isn't the worst. The worst presidency in American history is underway right now. Obama will go down in history as the President that bankrupted America.
  • Unequivocally.
  • Carter doesn't have much room to talk. Sould have stuck to peanuts
  • If Mr. Carter had any class at all, he would keep his opinions to him self like every former president before and after him.
  • Yes, I totally agree with Carter.
  • Yes. But lets face it: Bush might have had the capacity to be a much better leader had he not gotten involved with the Iraq war.
  • Sure do!!
  • I somewhat agree. Any president that hauls us into a war where we are not in a 'defensive' position protecting our own country, deserves to be kicked out of office. I can name more than Bush, to include his Father.
  • Well, the name Richard Nixon came to mind, but on reflection, Nixon probably overall did more good than bad. That can't be said of Bush, who, to me, represented many of the worst attributes of humanity.
  • Jimmy Carter has alot of nerve calling someone the worst president.He was very sorry himself.
  • no... wait yes i do agree sike LOL "} (smile)
  • One of the worst. Jimmy Carter's presidency was also among the worst.
  • well until now it was carter himself. i promise you obama will go down as the worst president EVER!
  • Absolutely! Bad as Carter's presidency may have been, at least, he didn't plunge the world into an economic depression, he didn't start 3 wars for oil and didn't cold-heartedly murder 1.5 million innocent women and children. That is hard to top!
  • Yes. His economic policy, foreign policy, and social policy were all pretty abysmal.
  • No.I believe Carter was the worst.

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