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Old Mar 19th 2009, 09:51 PM
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Default Best US POTUS, decided by consensus

I don't know if any of you have ever seen this game before, but I thought it could spice things up a little here, even with the largely classic liberal to progressive bent around here.

The idea is this. What I'm going to post in the next post is a list of all of the POTUS ever in the US with a list of scores next to their names. You either pick a POTUS that you like/admire/whatever and give him an extra point, or pick one that you dislike and take away a point. You can do this as many times as you like, but you are on your honor only to do this once in a 24 hour period. There is no cap to how high a POTUS score can go, but once a POTUS reaches 0, he is removed from the list.

In the end, a consensus will likely be reached, by hook or by crook. Everyone may agree, or a war of attrition may ensue where, if you don't show up for a few days, your horse is down to 0.
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Old Mar 19th 2009, 10:02 PM
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This is the master list.
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1 George Washington (20)
2 John Adams (Federalist) (20)
3 Thomas Jefferson (Democratic-Republican) (20)
4 James Madison (Democratic-Republican) (20)
5 James Monroe (Democratic-Republican) (20)
6 John Quincy Adams (Democratic-Republican) (20)
7 Andrew Jackson (Democrat) (20)
8 Martin Van Buren (Democrat) (20)
9 William Henry Harrison (Whig) (20)
10 John Tyler (Whig) (20)
11 James Knox Polk (Democrat) (20)
12 Zachary Taylor (Whig) (20)
13 Millard Fillmore (Whig) (20)
14 Franklin Pierce (Democrat) (20)
15 James Buchanan (Democrat) (20)
16 Abraham Lincoln (Republican) (20)
17 Andrew Johnson (Democrat/National Union) (20)
18 Ulysses Simpson Grant (Republican) (20)
19 Rutherford Birchard Hayes (Republican) (20)
20 James Abram Garfield (Republican) (20)
21 Chester Alan Arthur (Republican) (20)
22 Grover Cleveland (Democrat) (20)
23 Benjamin Harrison (Republican) (20)
24 Grover Clevelan (Democrat) (20)
25 William McKinley (Republican) (20)
26 Theodore Roosevelt (Republican) (20)
27 William Howard Taft (Republican) (20)
28 Woodrow Wilson (Democrat) (20)
29 Warren Gamaliel Harding (Republican) (20)
30 Calvin Coolidge (Republican) (20)
31 Herbert Clark Hoover (Republican) (20)
32 Franklin Delano Roosevelt (Democrat) (20)
33 Harry S Truman (Democrat) (20)
34 Dwight David Eisenhower (Republican) (20)
35 John Fitzgerald Kennedy (Democrat) (20)
36 Lyndon Baines Johnson (Democrat) (20)
37 Richard Milhous Nixon (Republican) (20)
38 Gerald Rudolph Ford Jr (Republican) (20)
39 James Earl Carter (Democrat) (20)
40 Ronald Wilson Reagan (Republican) (20)
41 George Herbert Walker Bush (Republican) (20)
42 William Jefferson Clinton (Democrat) (20)
43 George W. Bush (Republican) (20)
44 Barack Hussein Obama (Democrat) (20)

Now, at this point, you'll take the quoted block of text and change one of the numbers, as I will demonstrate with my first entry. You can explain the reason for your selection at lenght, or be enigmatic. You can add points or subtract points for any reason - maybe you just subtract points from one of them not because you have anything against him, but you just don't think he deserves to be in the conversation with others. Anything goes (within the stated honor-system rules).
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Old Mar 19th 2009, 10:04 PM
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1 George Washington (21)
2 John Adams (Federalist) (20)
3 Thomas Jefferson (Democratic-Republican) (20)
4 James Madison (Democratic-Republican) (20)
5 James Monroe (Democratic-Republican) (20)
6 John Quincy Adams (Democratic-Republican) (20)
7 Andrew Jackson (Democrat) (20)
8 Martin Van Buren (Democrat) (20)
9 William Henry Harrison (Whig) (20)
10 John Tyler (Whig) (20)
11 James Knox Polk (Democrat) (20)
12 Zachary Taylor (Whig) (20)
13 Millard Fillmore (Whig) (20)
14 Franklin Pierce (Democrat) (20)
15 James Buchanan (Democrat) (20)
16 Abraham Lincoln (Republican) (20)
17 Andrew Johnson (Democrat/National Union) (20)
18 Ulysses Simpson Grant (Republican) (20)
19 Rutherford Birchard Hayes (Republican) (20)
20 James Abram Garfield (Republican) (20)
21 Chester Alan Arthur (Republican) (20)
22 Grover Cleveland (Democrat) (20)
23 Benjamin Harrison (Republican) (20)
24 Grover Clevelan (Democrat) (20)
25 William McKinley (Republican) (20)
26 Theodore Roosevelt (Republican) (20)
27 William Howard Taft (Republican) (20)
28 Woodrow Wilson (Democrat) (20)
29 Warren Gamaliel Harding (Republican) (20)
30 Calvin Coolidge (Republican) (20)
31 Herbert Clark Hoover (Republican) (20)
32 Franklin Delano Roosevelt (Democrat) (20)
33 Harry S Truman (Democrat) (20)
34 Dwight David Eisenhower (Republican) (20)
35 John Fitzgerald Kennedy (Democrat) (20)
36 Lyndon Baines Johnson (Democrat) (20)
37 Richard Milhous Nixon (Republican) (20)
38 Gerald Rudolph Ford Jr (Republican) (20)
39 James Earl Carter (Democrat) (20)
40 Ronald Wilson Reagan (Republican) (20)
41 George Herbert Walker Bush (Republican) (20)
42 William Jefferson Clinton (Democrat) (20)
43 George W. Bush (Republican) (20)
44 Barack Hussein Obama (Democrat) (20)
I gave Washington a point (please denote in bold) because Washington is like the king of America and I don't want to be one of those America-hating pinkos that think Thomas Jefferson owned slaves or any of the other shit you'll learn in book-lovin' liberal-factory colleges.
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Old Mar 19th 2009, 10:07 PM
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Default Re: Best US POTUS, decided by consensus

Also, please feel free to post and discuss as much as you please. The rule about once a day only applies to each person altering the list. So, in accordance, I can't make another list alteration until tomorrow evening.
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Old Mar 19th 2009, 10:09 PM
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One more thing, and then I'll stop transparently raising my post count. If anyone wants to do this with other things, it's equally fun - greatest bands ever, world leaders, favorite cars, etc.
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Old Mar 19th 2009, 10:16 PM
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Default Re: Best US POTUS, decided by consensus

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Originally Posted by MasterList
1 George Washington (21)
2 John Adams (Federalist) (21)
3 Thomas Jefferson (Democratic-Republican) (20)
4 James Madison (Democratic-Republican) (20)
5 James Monroe (Democratic-Republican) (20)
6 John Quincy Adams (Democratic-Republican) (20)
7 Andrew Jackson (Democrat) (20)
8 Martin Van Buren (Democrat) (20)
9 William Henry Harrison (Whig) (20)
10 John Tyler (Whig) (20)
11 James Knox Polk (Democrat) (20)
12 Zachary Taylor (Whig) (20)
13 Millard Fillmore (Whig) (20)
14 Franklin Pierce (Democrat) (20)
15 James Buchanan (Democrat) (20)
16 Abraham Lincoln (Republican) (20)
17 Andrew Johnson (Democrat/National Union) (20)
18 Ulysses Simpson Grant (Republican) (20)
19 Rutherford Birchard Hayes (Republican) (20)
20 James Abram Garfield (Republican) (20)
21 Chester Alan Arthur (Republican) (20)
22 Grover Cleveland (Democrat) (20)
23 Benjamin Harrison (Republican) (20)
24 Grover Clevelan (Democrat) (20)
25 William McKinley (Republican) (20)
26 Theodore Roosevelt (Republican) (20)
27 William Howard Taft (Republican) (20)
28 Woodrow Wilson (Democrat) (20)
29 Warren Gamaliel Harding (Republican) (20)
30 Calvin Coolidge (Republican) (20)
31 Herbert Clark Hoover (Republican) (20)
32 Franklin Delano Roosevelt (Democrat) (20)
33 Harry S Truman (Democrat) (20)
34 Dwight David Eisenhower (Republican) (20)
35 John Fitzgerald Kennedy (Democrat) (20)
36 Lyndon Baines Johnson (Democrat) (20)
37 Richard Milhous Nixon (Republican) (20)
38 Gerald Rudolph Ford Jr (Republican) (20)
39 James Earl Carter (Democrat) (20)
40 Ronald Wilson Reagan (Republican) (20)
41 George Herbert Walker Bush (Republican) (20)
42 William Jefferson Clinton (Democrat) (20)
43 George W. Bush (Republican) (20)
44 Barack Hussein Obama (Democrat) (20)
Well, since Washington has a point already today, I'm awarding one to Adams. I don't think he's the best president in US history, but I'll give him a point because (IMO) he's under appreciated and his preserved writings make for entertaining reading.
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Old Mar 19th 2009, 10:24 PM
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Default Re: Best US POTUS, decided by consensus

Er... you guys both forgot to deduct a point from somebody.
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Old Mar 19th 2009, 10:29 PM
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It's an either/or proposition - at least the variety I've seen.
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Old Mar 19th 2009, 10:43 PM
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I like this game. I've never seen it before.

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1 George Washington (21)
2 John Adams (Federalist) (21)
3 Thomas Jefferson (Democratic-Republican) (20)
4 James Madison (Democratic-Republican) (20)
5 James Monroe (Democratic-Republican) (20)
6 John Quincy Adams (Democratic-Republican) (20)
7 Andrew Jackson (Democrat) (20)
8 Martin Van Buren (Democrat) (20)
9 William Henry Harrison (Whig) (19)
10 John Tyler (Whig) (20)
11 James Knox Polk (Democrat) (20)
12 Zachary Taylor (Whig) (20)
13 Millard Fillmore (Whig) (20)
14 Franklin Pierce (Democrat) (20)
15 James Buchanan (Democrat) (20)
16 Abraham Lincoln (Republican) (20)
17 Andrew Johnson (Democrat/National Union) (20)
18 Ulysses Simpson Grant (Republican) (20)
19 Rutherford Birchard Hayes (Republican) (20)
20 James Abram Garfield (Republican) (20)
21 Chester Alan Arthur (Republican) (20)
22 Grover Cleveland (Democrat) (20)
23 Benjamin Harrison (Republican) (20)
24 Grover Clevelan (Democrat) (20)
25 William McKinley (Republican) (20)
26 Theodore Roosevelt (Republican) (20)
27 William Howard Taft (Republican) (20)
28 Woodrow Wilson (Democrat) (20)
29 Warren Gamaliel Harding (Republican) (20)
30 Calvin Coolidge (Republican) (20)
31 Herbert Clark Hoover (Republican) (20)
32 Franklin Delano Roosevelt (Democrat) (20)
33 Harry S Truman (Democrat) (20)
34 Dwight David Eisenhower (Republican) (20)
35 John Fitzgerald Kennedy (Democrat) (20)
36 Lyndon Baines Johnson (Democrat) (20)
37 Richard Milhous Nixon (Republican) (20)
38 Gerald Rudolph Ford Jr (Republican) (20)
39 James Earl Carter (Democrat) (20)
40 Ronald Wilson Reagan (Republican) (20)
41 George Herbert Walker Bush (Republican) (20)
42 William Jefferson Clinton (Democrat) (20)
43 George W. Bush (Republican) (20)
44 Barack Hussein Obama (Democrat) (20)
I'll do a cheap one to begin. W.H. Harrison failed at president because he failed at living.
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Old Mar 19th 2009, 11:01 PM
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It's an either/or proposition - at least the variety I've seen.
Oh... I thought you took away from one and added to one so that somebody ended up with alllll the points.
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