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    cobrakiller Male 18-29
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    February 26, 2011 at 8:55 am
    Link: 15 Smartest and Dumbest Presidents - A bi-partisan look at the intelligence of the presidents of our past.
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    sadpanda1990 Male 18-29
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    February 27, 2011 at 8:13 am
    inb4 Obama fanboys assert he should be one of the smartest and fox news idiots demand he should be put on the dumbest.
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    RFMITCH1 Male 18-29
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    February 27, 2011 at 8:14 am
    i-am-bored
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    Norris Male 18-29
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    February 27, 2011 at 8:16 am
    Think someone thought bipartisan meant "R next to their name = Idiot"

    Flame post is fail.
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    jtrebowski Male 40-49
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    February 27, 2011 at 8:19 am
    For the record, I don`t think Reagan was dumb. Conservative, yes. His views on AIDS was abhorrent, and his trickle-down economy was a kick in the nuts of the middle-class. Possible showing signs of Alzheimers later on? yes. Dumb? No.
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    jtrebowski Male 40-49
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    February 27, 2011 at 8:21 am
    @ Norris: I gotta agree with you on this one. Kinda funny tho.
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    smigbaafm Male 18-29
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    February 27, 2011 at 8:22 am
    "requires no long-winded or flowery introduction"
    *gives long-winded introduction*

    "Apart from the obvious answer"
    *explains what it is*

    stopped reading after that.
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    Volsunga Male 18-29
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    February 27, 2011 at 8:25 am

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    madest Male 40-49
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    February 27, 2011 at 8:32 am
    At least Obama can pronounce "Nuclear".
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    Hightech90 Male 18-29
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    February 27, 2011 at 9:27 am
    Ok now that this list is over I can give you the one that actually matters. This is the list of the worst and best presidents (no matter what their IQ might have been, this is all about policy)

    Best: Washington, Jefferson, Madison, Monroe, Jackson, Kennedy

    Worst: Pierce, Buchanan, Lincoln (shock I know, but when you suspend Habeas Corpus youre on the path to dictatorship), FDR ("Hey lets spend a ton of money just to lower the Unemployment rate by a mere couple of % points. Not to mention lets try and stack the Supreme Court and institute massive welfare programs so we can insure that the lower class stays on the tit of the govt and they can keep voting for me), Carter, Bush II, Obama
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    fivezones Male 40-49
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    February 27, 2011 at 9:40 am
    This post was so full of drat that I have no other comment than: Fail
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    DrProfessor Male 18-29
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    February 27, 2011 at 9:51 am
    This was so poorly written and thought out that it makes me want to hurt infants.

    ...infants, people.
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    DrProfessor Male 18-29
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    February 27, 2011 at 9:56 am
    Seriously. The guy is saying Calvin Coolidge is dumb because he wasn`t talkative.
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    IkeRay Male 18-29
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    February 27, 2011 at 10:22 am
    hurr durr, GWB is a dumb president

    "he only managed a C average at Yale"
    "only"
    as if the article writer even got into Yale (or any other prestigious school) let alone maintain at least a C average...
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    Boredered Male 18-29
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    February 27, 2011 at 10:26 am
    So this wasn`t the best and the worst, it was literally the best educated and the worst educated...
    dgaf
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    Zach82 Male 30-39
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    February 27, 2011 at 11:14 am
    Not that I put any stock in the study this was based on, and I really don`t, but it is admitted by all parties that GWB was admitted into Yale as a legacy, and not for any hint of intelligence or academic accomplishment whatsoever.
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    handeman77 Male 40-49
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    February 27, 2011 at 11:28 am
    This is a joke.... right?
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    lytle_lytle Male 18-29
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    February 27, 2011 at 12:23 pm
    Sooo,,, We are still bashing Bush... Sheesh.
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    February 27, 2011 at 12:28 pm
    meh...
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    almightybob1 Male 18-29
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    February 27, 2011 at 12:30 pm
    Seriously. The guy is saying Calvin Coolidge is dumb because he wasn`t talkative.
    You are aware that that was a pun based on the two meanings of `dumb`, right?
    Because when someone can`t talk, they are dumb, like someone who can`t see is blind? So he`s the dumbest president because he doesn`t speak?

    Yeahhhh...
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    xiquiripat Male 18-29
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    February 27, 2011 at 12:38 pm
    I like Ike.
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    SilverThread Male 30-39
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    February 27, 2011 at 1:15 pm
    lytle lylte, we`re still bashing Bush because he`s still an idiot.
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    Dad4Life Male 50-59
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    February 27, 2011 at 2:27 pm
    The only people bashing Bush are the ones stupid enough to support Obama.
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    Pandabee Female 40-49
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    February 27, 2011 at 2:40 pm
    I have Bush on my TOM TOM (GPS), I still smile when he states that I have "Reached your destification"...:-)
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    Lionhart2 Male 40-49
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    February 27, 2011 at 3:09 pm
    Silly Fancy thinks that putting `bi-partisan` in teh title will avoid a political flamefest :-)
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    cobrakiller Male 18-29
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    February 27, 2011 at 3:57 pm
    lionhart2, actually, that was me. I figured I would do my best to not have a flame war, but in politics it seems to be inevitable.
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    rammo34 Male 18-29
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    February 27, 2011 at 4:22 pm
    Lincoln without a beard? That`s just wrong.
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    0Sigma0 Female 30-39
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    February 27, 2011 at 4:32 pm
    It`s hard to believe anyone ranked higher than Bush. I would have to dispute his #2 ranking for dumbest.
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    philipd412 Male 30-39
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    February 27, 2011 at 5:30 pm
    BS
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    axeman929 Male 30-39
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    February 27, 2011 at 5:40 pm
    Bipartisan my ass. Ahh might expect this on 4 chan. How bout that for a flamefest.
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    Wildcats2008 Male 18-29
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    February 27, 2011 at 7:10 pm
    Yeah, obviously biased since one of the first sentences is along the lines of "We`re not putting Obama and Kennedy in this list because their OBVIOUSLY smart".

    Although I have never looked closely at Kennedy`s policies or background, from what I hear he was a pretty good president
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    DuckBoy87 Male 18-29
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    February 27, 2011 at 8:37 pm
    They forgot FDR. The man`s "New Deal" made The Great Depression last a lot longer than it should have.

    Case in point: Black Monday, October 19th, 1987, the Dow Jones dropped 508 points. Reagan did nothing. Three months later everything was status quo.
    Counterpoint. FDR`s New Deal introduced Social Security and other programs to help people. The Great Depression lasted until after the war.
    George W. Bush saw that Wall Street was suffering, he bailed them out. Now we see another depression.
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    duffytoler Male 40-49
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    February 27, 2011 at 8:43 pm
    &%$#@ IDIOT DUBYA. Yeah, ask the friggin` POPE what scientists should work on. And what`s a good project to move the US into the 21st century? derp derp Another moon-shot! derp
    Goddamn national disgrace.
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    cobrakiller Male 18-29
    7476 posts
    February 27, 2011 at 9:24 pm
    duckboy87, you really cannot make a true correlation between two things with only a couple of examples. with the few times we have this actually happening we do not have enough information to really come to that conclusion. not to mention other circumstances that were involved in all cases. fdr`s plan made life a lot better for many people until the end of wwII, and brought our economy to low, yet stable position.

    also, we cannot compare what we are going through now, to what happened in the 20`s/30`s fairly.
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    obhwfgirl Female 18-29
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    February 27, 2011 at 10:38 pm
    I would love to know the criteria for defining intelligence vs. stupidity. The long-term popularity of decisions seems to be the defining line. Popularity does not equate to intelligence, however.
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    handys003 Male 50-59
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    February 27, 2011 at 11:38 pm
    Wow no George Washington? ;-() What a slap down. Shows the lack of understanding intelligence by the sites blowtards. They need to apparently learn the art of war. Just ask the British who kept under estimating Washington`s intelligence. Many times Hamilton, Jefferson, and Adams thought him ignorant as well, yet many times were duped by Washington`s application of psychology to get what he wanted. They need to study the diaries of such men better before making judgment.
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    elkingo Male 30-39
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    February 28, 2011 at 6:41 am

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    dang007 Male 30-39
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    February 28, 2011 at 7:51 am
    While in school a measure of intelligence might be ones IQ or class scores, in the real world what counts is what you accomplish.

    All the people on the list have accomplished the feat of becoming the President of the United States of America. Something fewer than 50 people have done in the last 235 years. Just exactly what have the people that put together this list done that even comes close?
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    Angelmassb Male 18-29
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    February 28, 2011 at 8:00 am
    Obama is missing! (you pick the list)
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    rogue_knight Male 40-49
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    February 28, 2011 at 8:36 am
    Yeah- Clinton saying " I did not havesexual relations with that woman" was smart- after he splattered her dress... Only out done by his VP saying he invented the internet. GO smoke more weed and play the sax Willie!
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    Amurika Male 30-39
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    February 28, 2011 at 10:08 am
    Woodrow Wilson would have to qualify for the most insane president for passing the Federal Reserve Act. Intelligence FAIL on behalf of web-site.
    ;-/
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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
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    February 28, 2011 at 10:47 am
    Kennedy got us involved in Vietnam he was also responsible for the bay of pigs. His family made themselves rich and what some consider "royalty" through the prohibition by selling illegal booze. It`s amazing what people will forget when you blow their head off and make them a martyr.
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    OldOllie Male 60-69
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    February 28, 2011 at 11:01 pm
    Intelligence is a measure of potential.

    Genius is a measure of accomplishment.

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