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Let’s kick St. Ronnie a bit

Was Ronald Reagan an Even Worse President Than George W. Bush?

There’s been talk that George W. Bush was so inept that he should trademark the phrase “Worst President Ever,” though some historians would bestow that title on pre-Civil War President James Buchanan. Still, a case could be made for putting Ronald Reagan in the competition.

Granted, the very idea of rating Reagan as one of the worst presidents ever will infuriate his many right-wing acolytes and offend Washington insiders who have made a cottage industry out of buying some protection from Republicans by lauding the 40th President.</em>

He’s certainly in the top five or so, I’d say. A disgusting fraud who committed treason, let the economy run amok, and wrapped it all in pious hypocrisy. He’s the John Wayne of presidents.


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