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    Now “Presidential Scholars” Befool Themselves

    Now “Presidential Scholars” Befool Themselves

    The media has been there (Obamamania), done that (destroyed its credibility and any pretense of objectivity).

    Now it’s time for “Presidential Scholars” to befool themselves, Professors rank President Obama 15th best president:

    A new poll of leading presidential scholars ranks Barack Obama as the 15th best president of the United States, just below Bill Clinton but ahead of Ronald Reagan.

    The Siena College poll, which surveyed 238 presidential scholars at U.S. colleges and universities, asked scholars to rate the nation’s 43 chief executives on 20 attributes ranging from legislative accomplishments to integrity and imagination.

    In the overall ranking, Obama rated two places below Clinton, who was 13th best, and three better than Reagan, who is ranked as the 18th best.

    Alternative title: Why are these people allowed to teach our children?

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    I think actually the clinton thing is more shocking. As a rule of thumb, if you are impeached you should be sent to the bottom half of the list, automatically.

    Now to be fair, they had considered adding the following catagories:

    Not getting America covered in oil.

    Not blowing a hole in the deficit.

    Not destroying personal freedom.

    If they had included them, Obama would have placed very, very low.

    Integrity? Ha Ha. What planet do those profressors live on? Of all the character traits to associate with Obama, integrity would never be one I'd associate with him.

    First, the man has demonstrably lied to Americans in virtually every speech he's given. Next, the man of integrity refuses to take responsiblity for his failed policies of the past 18 months, instead blaming Bush for his failures.

    The man of integrity has refused to make public his college transcripts, passport, medical records, etc. Who knows why, but I'm warm to the theory that it may be because he defrauded the government by receiving student aid at Occidental College that was intended for foreign students. After all, he was registered for school in Indonesia as Barry Soetoro, and represented himself to be a citizen of Indonesia while going to school in Indonesia.

    I think the more appropriate charcter trait is fraud, not integrity.

    Having the gall to compare eighteen months of one President's term with the full terms of all of his predecessors, and solemnly issuing 'ratings' on this partial data, has just exposed all these 'Presidential scholars' as dunce-cap wearers at best.

    Intellectuals, no. Poseurs, yes.

    btw, i also saw where carter rated below nixon. huh?

    indeed, bush supposedly rated below him.

    Sorry that is just whacked. I'm no fan of carter, but nixon was in a different realm of badness from nixon. and I think bluntly bush was actually a pretty good president. lower top 20. i didn't agree with him on everything, but he liberated 50 million people. that makes him one of the good ones.

    Why can these ppl teach our children? You tell us. You're the tenured professor.

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