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Monday, June 16, 2014

A new poll says Bill Clinton is the most admired president of the last 25 years by a wide margin. In a Wall Street Journal/NBC News/Annenberg Survey Clinton was named most admired by 42 percent of respondents. Coming in second with 18 percent was Barack Obama, followed by George W. Bush at 17 percent and George H.W. Bush at 16 percent.

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They couldn't go back any further. If they did Reagan would have won the poll.

#1 | Posted by sames1 at 2014-06-16 03:32 PM | Reply | Flag:

If they did Reagan would have won the poll.

Have another Sames.

#2 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2014-06-16 03:39 PM | Reply | Flag: | Funny: 2

Presidential Pervert Award Winner. Is it really true Monica's blue dress is going to the Smithsonian?

#3 | Posted by JROD at 2014-06-16 04:04 PM | Reply | Flag: | Funny: 1

"The Wall Street Journal noted that the poll results were a reflection of how much Clinton had done to polish his image since leaving the White House in 2000."

To be fair, Reagan did die.

#4 | Posted by Nixon at 2014-06-16 04:05 PM | Reply | Flag:

No Speak but, continously sexually harrassing women that works for him does. It's also disgusting that Hillary claims she's a champion of women unless they accuse her husband of harrassing them and she went on to do her best to personallly destroy them.

#6 | Posted by Dalton at 2014-06-16 04:09 PM | Reply | Flag:

Of the 17% half are being sarcastic, a quarter are just ignorant, and the rest are just dumb as hell.

#7 | Posted by Tor at 2014-06-16 04:10 PM | Reply | Flag: | Newsworthy 1

What a sorry indictment of our leadership in the last 25 years. Who would have guessed an impeached draft dodging misogynist would be the most admired?

#8 | Posted by 101Chairborne at 2014-06-16 04:11 PM | Reply | Flag:

Dubya's feelings are real hurt.

#9 | Posted by danni at 2014-06-16 04:14 PM | Reply | Flag: | Funny: 5

"Who would have guessed an impeached draft dodging misogynist would be the most admired?"

When Clinton left office I'd have never guessed it.

Eight years later I felt bad for having been such an ungrateful ----.

#10 | Posted by Tor at 2014-06-16 04:14 PM | Reply | Flag:

"...how much Clinton had done to polish his image since leaving the White House in 2000."

I thought he had inturns for that?

#11 | Posted by bogey1355 at 2014-06-16 04:15 PM | Reply | Flag:

#9 - he ain't felt anything since he climbed back into his bottle of Jack daniels. I suppose there's not enough booze in the world to wash that guilt away.

#12 | Posted by kudzu at 2014-06-16 04:18 PM | Reply | Flag:

just shows to go you what a dearth of talent we have had in the white house as of late...

#13 | Posted by NerfHerder at 2014-06-16 04:19 PM | Reply | Flag: | Newsworthy 2

If they did Reagan would have won the poll.

Have another Sames.

#2 | Posted by BruceBanner

You should have another bru

#14 | Posted by Sniper at 2014-06-16 04:32 PM | Reply | Flag:

What a sorry indictment of our leadership in the last 25 years. Who would have guessed an impeached draft dodging misogynist would be the most admired?

#8 | Posted by 101Chairborne

Says a lot about what this country has become.

#15 | Posted by Sniper at 2014-06-16 04:35 PM | Reply | Flag:

Big Tobacco rigged the poll.

#16 | Posted by wisgod at 2014-06-16 04:38 PM | Reply | Flag:

I would somewhat agree, his ability to compromise was his greatest attribute......

Thats how its done......

But the poll might be somewhat biased in regards to looking back on the economic activity that was happening through no influence by hime, during his tenure, you know that Internet and all......

#17 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2014-06-16 04:51 PM | Reply | Flag:

The results of this unnecessarily small sample of Presidents highlights the importance of the economy to the people polled, and rightly so. Clinton served during the dot-com bubble. Wages and stocks were rising and this alone people remeber. Not many connect Clinton to setting the stage to the total collapse of our economy under the meathead Shrub. But Clinton set that stage by endorsing NAFTA, repealing Glass-Steagall and signing up for Phil Gramm's Securities Modernization Act. The only thing worse was Shrub's acquiescence to Paulson & Bernanke, as they plotted the demise of the working taxpaying public for the benefit of their criminal Banking friends.

#18 | Posted by nutcase at 2014-06-16 05:37 PM | Reply | Flag: | Newsworthy 3

What a sorry indictment of our leadership in the last 25 years. Who would have guessed an impeached draft dodging misogynist would be the most admired?

#8 | Posted by 101Chairborne

Says a lot about what this country has become.

#15 | Posted by Sniper at 2014-06-16 04:35 PM | Reply |

I couldn't agree more----it goes to show you how morally corrupt the whole d_____ country has become----I guess it's fitting that we're descending into the abyss----leadership reflects the people.

#19 | Posted by matsop at 2014-06-16 06:20 PM | Reply | Flag:

whine, whine, whine
#8 | Posted by 101Chairborne

piss and moan, piss and moan
#15 | Posted by Sniper at 2014-06-16 04:35 PM | Reply |

blah blah blah
#19 | Posted by matsop at 2014-06-16 06:20 PM | Reply

So tell me, of a poll regarding presidents since 1990, where there have only been-- and I'll do the math for you so you don't have to go grab a calculator-- 4, who SHOULD be most-admired?

Don't get me wrong, if you're saying that this poll is probably the dumbest poll to ever come out, I'd give you all a newsworthy, and agree 100%. But, are any of you actually saying that one of the other 3 dingbats should have "won" the poll?

Me personally, I don't see why "none of the above" didn't finish with at least 80% or higher.

#20 | Posted by deadseasquirrel at 2014-06-16 06:37 PM | Reply | Flag: | Newsworthy 1

4th greatest president ever!

#22 | Posted by Huguenot at 2014-06-16 06:40 PM | Reply | Flag:

the stupid people love him because they think he fixed welfare and had this wonderful economy because of what he did......ignoring the house and senate FORCING him into those things....

oh well...at least it wasn't sex/...

lol

#23 | Posted by afkabl2 at 2014-06-16 06:43 PM | Reply | Flag:

Did you see me say that somebody else should have won, dead squirrel? Me either. Any other stupid questions?

Here's a pro-tip...I'm "saying" exactly what I typed.

#24 | Posted by 101Chairborne at 2014-06-16 06:46 PM | Reply | Flag:

Clinton's spontaneity and charm are second to none. He was our "fun" President and still is. Most comfortable in his position since Kennedy.

#25 | Posted by nutcase at 2014-06-16 06:48 PM | Reply | Flag:

#25: Its ok Afk, its not a bad thing if a dem gets credit for moving the football toward the conservative's goal post.

#26 | Posted by Daniel at 2014-06-16 06:49 PM | Reply | Flag:

Err, that was for #23.

#27 | Posted by Daniel at 2014-06-16 06:49 PM | Reply | Flag:

He was our "fun" President and still is.

#25 | Posted by nutcase

That's how you judge presidents?

#28 | Posted by Sniper at 2014-06-16 06:56 PM | Reply | Flag:

"ignoring the house and senate FORCING him into those things...."

YEah, they forced him to raise income taxes back up to 39%. Riiight!

#29 | Posted by danni at 2014-06-16 07:48 PM | Reply | Flag:

snipe,

did you read #18?

#30 | Posted by nutcase at 2014-06-16 08:03 PM | Reply | Flag:

.... Total POS Clinton is Admired...Get Real!

**** OBVIOUSLY those Polls LIED...Big Time!

#31 | Posted by AntiCadillac at 2014-06-16 08:08 PM | Reply | Flag:

Bill Clinton.

Perhaps the only truly fiscally conservative president one could ever truly name.

You don't have to like him, but you do have to admit that it is true.

#32 | Posted by madbomber at 2014-06-16 08:50 PM | Reply | Flag:

"If they did Reagan would have won the poll."

That's probably true, but only because Reagan and Clinton both had a decent amount of appeal with the other side of the aisle. Bush was a neocon figurehead who was never expected to lead independently. He had handlers for that Obama is the likeable guy who is totally out his element, and devoid of any sort of mentorship that GWB at least had access to.

#33 | Posted by madbomber at 2014-06-16 08:54 PM | Reply | Flag:

Bill Clinton.
Perhaps the only truly fiscally conservative president one could ever truly name.

Grover Cleveland. But we have to go back more than a century for that name.

#34 | Posted by JeffJ at 2014-06-16 09:42 PM | Reply | Flag:

Here's a pro-tip...I'm "saying" exactly what I typed.
#24 | Posted by 101Chairborne at 2014-06-16 06:46 PM

C'mon, 101. You're a smart guy. I asked a question to the 3 of you, knowing full well that none of you had said XYZ should have won instead of Clinton. And I know your posts well enough to know that you wouldn't have voted for any of the other 3 either. I can't say the same about Matsop and Sniper. I'm betting they'd both pick W.

And to be clear, you said "Who would have guessed an impeached draft dodging misogynist would be the most admired?"

Well, when only being compared to those other 3... hell, if all you have are these 4 bums to compare, how could anyone come to any other conclusion than what the poll shows? That's all my point is. If, however, the poll reflected Bush41 as the winner, a "WTF?" question would be much more warranted. I can't even believe he got 16% of the vote. I'd love to hear how you feel they should rate in your mind according to the context of the poll.

#36 | Posted by deadseasquirrel at 2014-06-16 10:33 PM | Reply | Flag:

Gotta wonder where his approval ratings would have ended if only Monica hadn't set him up from the first day at the WH, by her own words? Sorry, Bill's biggest sin was being a man. Women threw themselves at him. EVen Monica regrets the entire thing today.

#37 | Posted by danni at 2014-06-16 10:52 PM | Reply | Flag:

Sorry, Bill's biggest sin was being a man. Women threw themselves at him. EVen Monica regrets the entire thing today.

Posted by danni

LOL! Pathetic defense....------- women!

#38 | Posted by Greatamerican at 2014-06-17 12:03 AM | Reply | Flag:

Gotta wonder where his approval ratings would have ended if only Monica hadn't set him up from the first day at the WH, by her own words? Sorry, Bill's biggest sin was being a man. Women threw themselves at him. EVen Monica regrets the entire thing today.

#37 | POSTED BY DANNI

Wow!

This is a whopper.

Let's dissect it:

Gotta wonder where his approval ratings would have ended if only Monica hadn't set him up from the first day at the WH, by her own words?

Right. It's ALL Lewinsky's fault. As much as I enjoy [...], I wouldn't have difficulty turning one down, even from a woman far more attractive than Lewinsky. But, in your world, Bubba was helpless in this exchange. According to the so-called 'feminists' it was ALL Lewinssky's fault.

Sorry, Bill's biggest sin was being a man.

No wonder you aren't attracted to men, if this is how you believe men think. A REAL man turns down a [...], no matter how enticing, out of deference to an oath of marriage and/or out of a sense of decency. That you don't seem to be able to conceive a man is capable of such restraint....

#39 | Posted by JeffJ at 2014-06-17 12:32 AM | Reply | Flag: | Newsworthy 2

A real man doesn't brag about a BJ from a 24 year old woman.Linda Tripppp brought it up.And not to be a real as--0le but if done right no stain.

#40 | Posted by bruceaz at 2014-06-17 01:07 AM | Reply | Flag:

Who cares about his Damn BJ

This post is good enough to repost though

The results of this unnecessarily small sample of Presidents highlights the importance of the economy to the people polled, and rightly so. Clinton served during the dot-com bubble. Wages and stocks were rising and this alone people remeber. Not many connect Clinton to setting the stage to the total collapse of our economy under the meathead Shrub. But Clinton set that stage by endorsing NAFTA, repealing Glass-Steagall and signing up for Phil Gramm's Securities Modernization Act. The only thing worse was Shrub's acquiescence to Paulson & Bernanke, as they plotted the demise of the working taxpaying public for the benefit of their criminal Banking friends.

#18 | Posted by nutcase

#41 | Posted by PunchyPossum at 2014-06-17 02:04 AM | Reply | Flag:

Clinton was one of the worse presidents ever next to shrub

#42 | Posted by PunchyPossum at 2014-06-17 02:06 AM | Reply | Flag:

The results of this unnecessarily small sample of Presidents highlights the importance of the economy to the people polled, and rightly so. Clinton served during the dot-com bubble.

Clinton used short term gimmicks to boost the economy while he was in office at the expense of this nation's long term economic health.

#43 | Posted by 726 at 2014-06-17 07:38 AM | Reply | Flag: | Newsworthy 1

Gotta wonder where his approval ratings would have ended if only Monica hadn't set him up from the first day at the WH, by her own words? Sorry, Bill's biggest sin was being a man. Women threw themselves at him. EVen Monica regrets the entire thing today.

Bill Clinton, victim of cooze circumstance or genetically predisposed poon hound?

Danni reports, you decide.

#44 | Posted by Ben_Berkkake at 2014-06-17 08:05 AM | Reply | Flag:

"Sorry, Bill's biggest sin was being a man."

a man who somehow once considered hillary attractive enough to breed with...

"Women threw themselves at him."

like so many splatted bugs on the windshield of my mazda rx8...

"EVen Monica regrets the entire thing today."

especially when she looks at her full saddlebags and her empty pocketbook in the same mirror...

#45 | Posted by NerfHerder at 2014-06-17 08:32 AM | Reply | Flag:

Reagan should have been in jail.

No Reagan, no Bushes, no 911, the US would be in much better condition.

#46 | Posted by drewl at 2014-06-17 08:45 AM | Reply | Flag: | Newsworthy 1

snipe,

did you read #18?

#30 | Posted by nutcase

nut, did you post and read #25?

#47 | Posted by Sniper at 2014-06-17 09:13 AM | Reply | Flag:

I can't say the same about Matsop and Sniper. I'm betting they'd both pick W.

#36 | Posted by deadseasquirrel

I was NOT a Bush fan because he spent to much but he was better than clinton or the stumble-bum country destroyer we have now.

#48 | Posted by Sniper at 2014-06-17 09:17 AM | Reply | Flag:

Bill's biggest sin was being a man.

#37 | Posted by danni

If you call lying to the grand jury being a man you are one sick puppy. If you call forcing woment to have sex with him being a man you are even sicker. Many have gon to prison for that and ended up being shower bitches.

#49 | Posted by Sniper at 2014-06-17 09:20 AM | Reply | Flag:

Sorry, Bill's biggest sin was being a man. Women threw themselves at him. EVen Monica regrets the entire thing today.

#37 | Posted by danni at 2014-06-16 10:52 PM | Reply

Sorry, you're emblematic of what's wrong in this country----lack of basic morals. Bill was a pervert; pure and simple. He was a poor excuse for a man. He was a mysognist and used women and was the exact example of what hardcore humorless feminists hated---although in his case, the hypocrites looked the other way. Personally, I would puke if he ever entered the same room with me. I would have nothing to do with him and other males that have a penchant to degrade women and their wives. Of course, Danni probably likes her males like the Bill Clintons of this world.

#50 | Posted by matsop at 2014-06-17 09:39 AM | Reply | Flag:

most admired? not really relevant anyway. It's a popularity contest...not an objective measurement of the impact of their presidency.

This place is a good example of what makes it worthless. It's divided upon partisan ideology (as it that surprises anybody).

one way or the other, Bill will be loved by dems and W will be hated by dems. nothing else matters.

I see little love for W on this place and as far as I'm concerned...W deserves a lot of scorn for his record as president.

#51 | Posted by eberly at 2014-06-17 09:50 AM | Reply | Flag:

Snipe,

Both are true.

#52 | Posted by nutcase at 2014-06-17 09:54 AM | Reply | Flag:

AMY GOODMAN: Your assessment of President Obama?

CHRIS HEDGES: A disaster. A poster child for the bankruptcy of the liberal class. Somebody who, like Clinton, is a self-identified liberal, who speaks in the traditional language of liberalism but has made war against the core values of liberalism, which is a concern for those people outside the narrow power elite. And the tragedy, if tragedy is the right word, is that Obama, who made this Faustian bargain with corporate interests in order to gain power, has now been crumpled up and thrown away by these interests. They don't need him anymore. He functioned as a brand after the disastrous eight years of George Bush.

And what we are watching is an even more craven attempt on the part of the White House to cater to the forces that are literally destroying the United States, have reconfigured, are reconfiguring this country into a form of neofeudalism. And all of the traditional -- the pillars of the liberal establishment, that once provided some kind of protection and, more importantly, a kind of safety valve, a mechanism by which legitimate grievances and injustices in this country could be addressed, have shut tight. They no longer work. And so, we are getting these terrifying, proto-fascist movements that are leaping up around the fringes of American society and have as their anger not only a rage against government, but a rage against liberals, as well. And I would say that rage is not misplaced.

#53 | Posted by Shawn at 2014-06-17 10:58 AM | Reply | Flag: | Newsworthy 2

Clinton sold out all Americans he opened up forgin trade so he took off the terrif taxes so china could sell their goods shutting down millions of family owned stores! how does this hurt Americans easy who has got to make the taxes we were not getting any more? We the people were taxed more. If feels good how this snake bit you and you don't even know! Clinton hurt all Americans! And it's still going on!

#54 | Posted by Pawnansell at 2014-06-17 01:58 PM | Reply | Flag: | Newsworthy 1

**** "The Most Destructive Presidencies in U.S. History: George W. Bush and Barack H. Obama"

www.blacklistednews.com

#55 | Posted by AntiCadillac at 2014-06-17 02:15 PM | Reply | Flag:

Snipe - you got something you want to get off you chest?

#56 | Posted by Prolix247 at 2014-06-17 04:51 PM | Reply | Flag:

WTF are you talking about?

#57 | Posted by Sniper at 2014-06-17 05:13 PM | Reply | Flag:

If you call forcing woment to have sex with him being a man you are even sicker. Many have gon to prison for that and ended up being shower bitches.

#49 | POSTED BY SNIPER

forcing "woment" to have sex with him? you have proof of that..I don't recall him being convicted or prosecuted for that...like killing vince foster, et.al

shed meet the tool

well i'm 'gon'

#59 | Posted by drewinnj at 2014-06-17 08:02 PM | Reply | Flag:

Clinton blames the whole Monica thing on Bush... just not GW or GHW Bush...

#61 | Posted by sames1 at 2014-06-18 05:55 PM | Reply | Flag:

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