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But, wait a minute!  Wouldn't that title go to president number 43, George W. Bush?  He attacked a nation that never threatened us.  The attack and occupation of Iraq resulted in over one million dead Iraqi civilians, tens of thousands dead and injured United States soldiers, and a cool three trillion added to the federal deficit.

If not Bush for the worst ever slot, what about number 31, Herbert Hoover?  He fed the country a rosy scenario as the country entered the Great Depression.  Hoover's statements and actions were as harmful as they were delusional.  Just say no to Hoover too. 

Obama takes the title hands down.  The worst ever president doesn't refer to the personal or moral qualities of the person in office.  In that case, there would be no contest at all.  Number 7, Andrew Jackson, codified acts of genocide against entire nations of Native Americans through the Indian Removal Act.

The worst president title belongs to President Obama because his actions and inactions occur at a time when the future of the nation and the human species are in the balance.  Had Bush followed Obama, Bush would take the title.  But, it's President Obama who leads at a time when intelligent, positive policies are mandatory and mistakes intolerable.

What's the Obama record?

The president took the evisceration of the United States Constitution under President Bush and pushed it to new levels.  The Snowden releases show that the Obama National Security Agency had access to the private communication of innocent citizens and business through the country.  Mind you, they "don't look at the contents," just the patterns of communication.  But, we all know that's a big fat lie.  The constant collection of private and business communication on this level is an Obama administration innovation.

Obama's actions make failed Supreme Court nominee Robert Bork a prophet.  At not so long last, as Bork argued, there is no right to privacy.

The Obama administration stepped into the mess of the 2008 financial collapse created by the Bush administration and Congress.  Voluminous data was uncovered showing wrongdoing and probably illegal behavior on an epic scale that cost trillions in wealth and millions of jobs for citizens.

How many of the Wall Street and big bank high flyers have been investigated and prosecuted? 

The perpetrators from the past catastrophe are still in charge of their too big to challenge financial institution, still cooking up new schemes to screw the public.  It's an assured disaster waiting to happen " at our expense.

The president oversaw the sabotage of the 2009 Copenhagen Climate Summit.  Documents released by Edward Snowden show the U.S. delegation ignoring the goal of the summit to generate system change to prevent climate change.  The parochial interests of the U.S. were served by inaction.  China and India were allowed to do their damage with tacit ascent by the U.S.

Failing to act earnestly, intelligently, and promptly on climate change represents spectacular and deadly negligence.  The leaked draft and official report of the International Panel on Climate Change shows that worldwide catastrophes in food supply, precipitation, drought, and extreme weather will begin by the middle of the 21st century and reach a peak by 2100.   The word is that science has issued a final warning.

What has been done to marshal a worldwide effort to meet this challenge?  Nothing.

What are the costs of ignoring the challenge to life as we know it?  Horrible beyond imagination.

Seeing to it that the Bush attack on the Constitution continued and expanded, ignoring the perpetrators of the greatest financial theft of citizen wealth in history, and fiddling around with petty politics while the world heads toward global catastrophe represent an unassailable resume for the title worst president ever of the United States of America.

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Getting the TPP and TAFTA passed are his "future".... by Dennis Kaiser on Friday, Feb 21, 2014 at 5:59:21 AM
You're right but nobody ever said it was an easy j... by Michael Collins on Friday, Feb 21, 2014 at 1:22:10 PM
Tim Geithner is a member of the Committee of 300 w... by Dennis Kaiser on Friday, Feb 21, 2014 at 2:33:50 PM
The worst president in history? It's whoever's in ... by m sedano on Friday, Feb 21, 2014 at 9:19:35 AM
Truer words...  I confess to having subscribe... by Michael Collins on Friday, Feb 21, 2014 at 1:24:56 PM
You are not serious, I guess. And you are just to... by BFalcon on Friday, Feb 21, 2014 at 10:00:30 AM
Well, my friend, I don't think Michael is offerin... by Robert S. Becker on Friday, Feb 21, 2014 at 10:42:11 AM
The key issue that we have to understand (in my o... by BFalcon on Friday, Feb 21, 2014 at 11:20:55 AM
I suspect historians won't be  highly  ... by Robert S. Becker on Friday, Feb 21, 2014 at 12:27:07 PM
What are you smoking?  IMHO Obama is worse t... by Gregory Kozloff on Friday, Feb 21, 2014 at 6:01:21 PM
As long as you feel better... ... by BFalcon on Friday, Feb 21, 2014 at 6:16:16 PM
no, I do not feel better with 3 more years to go (... by Gregory Kozloff on Friday, Feb 21, 2014 at 7:10:14 PM
What would make me feel better is to be proven wro... by Gregory Kozloff on Friday, Feb 21, 2014 at 7:16:45 PM
OK While there is no radical move by president O... by BFalcon on Friday, Feb 21, 2014 at 10:34:52 PM
Obama was Bush's 3rd and 4th terms.He continued Bu... by George W.Reichel on Friday, Feb 21, 2014 at 7:59:02 PM
Your 9/11 version gives away a person difficult t... by BFalcon on Friday, Feb 21, 2014 at 10:38:47 PM
Very well said.  You are on target with accep... by Michael Collins on Friday, Feb 21, 2014 at 1:29:01 PM
Can we learn from this?  We voted for a Democ... by Patricia Gray on Friday, Feb 21, 2014 at 10:06:23 AM
Can we learn? Interesting question, perhaps it's ... by Art Costa on Friday, Feb 21, 2014 at 10:36:43 AM
You are sooo right.  If voters would only vo... by Gail Harrison on Friday, Feb 21, 2014 at 12:53:40 PM
We do not need another Clinton or Bush. Both have... by Dennis Kaiser on Friday, Feb 21, 2014 at 1:16:55 PM
Bingo!  We're being force fed Hillar Clinton ... by Michael Collins on Friday, Feb 21, 2014 at 1:31:31 PM
Obomber also refused to prosecute the war crimes ... by Ed Ciaccio on Friday, Feb 21, 2014 at 10:41:23 AM
Now we know why war crimes were ignored, why snoop... by Michael Collins on Friday, Feb 21, 2014 at 1:32:58 PM
Climate catastrophe my ass.  There are many g... by David Mills on Friday, Feb 21, 2014 at 5:37:27 PM
The worst presidents are those who sent our soldie... by Suzana Megles on Friday, Feb 21, 2014 at 11:38:45 AM
Senseless wars are the foundation of the defense i... by Michael Collins on Friday, Feb 21, 2014 at 1:37:11 PM
They also aid in the depopulation agenda set by th... by Dennis Kaiser on Friday, Feb 21, 2014 at 2:37:45 PM
Why not LBJ, from the Week? "Why Lyndon B. Joh... by Robert S. Becker on Friday, Feb 21, 2014 at 1:37:54 PM
Michael you don't have a long enough memory. ... by David Mills on Friday, Feb 21, 2014 at 5:47:15 PM
Each and every single one of those mentioned were... by Michael Collins on Friday, Feb 21, 2014 at 11:09:39 PM
In Obama's defense, I don't think any President in... by David Mills on Friday, Feb 21, 2014 at 6:12:20 PM
Congress is a political Grand Guignol.  Failu... by Michael Collins on Friday, Feb 21, 2014 at 11:11:42 PM
Well written.Iagree completely.BushBama was the wo... by George W.Reichel on Friday, Feb 21, 2014 at 7:44:49 PM
Good start. But you left out some of the worst cri... by Gary Kutcher on Saturday, Feb 22, 2014 at 11:00:09 AM
Number 43 destroyed three countries...Obama doesn'... by Jim Turnage on Saturday, Feb 22, 2014 at 11:53:47 AM
Michael Collins makes a good case for Obama as the... by Stephen Unger on Saturday, Feb 22, 2014 at 4:47:04 PM
You make a good point.  I did not mention th... by Michael Collins on Sunday, Feb 23, 2014 at 3:41:52 AM
He is the BEST. Lunacy ain't means no democray. ... by Ethan Hollow on Saturday, Feb 22, 2014 at 5:27:49 PM
Generation X is slowly taking over. Just take it s... by Ethan Hollow on Saturday, Feb 22, 2014 at 5:43:09 PM
Obama set his reputation when he refused to see ju... by Archie on Saturday, Feb 22, 2014 at 9:16:39 PM
You are right and you are in very good company - V... by Michael Collins on Sunday, Feb 23, 2014 at 3:46:22 AM