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    I'm waiting for the inevitable rallying cry of those who deify Trump. "Fake news."

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    Quote Originally Posted by THOR View Post
    Don't know what criteria they go by. So he is ranked 12, what does that mean for us and the world? zero!
    Research what criteria they use.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bourne View Post
    Research what criteria they use.

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    I have a feeling that dreaminess ranks into that criteria.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bourne View Post
    Research what criteria they use.

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    The criteria is feelings...pretty much useless.

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    Ah, the indignant ignorance of the right is so thick you could cut it with a knife.

    Please, carry on with your uninformed chit-chat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Macduff View Post
    What kind of hack historian ranks a president's place in history a month after he leaves office?
    Their places are changing all the time, even a century after their term:

    "Meanwhile, other presidents are falling in historyís estimation. Andrew Jackson, the 19th century populist whose portrait occupies a place of honor next to Donald Trumpís desk in the Oval Office, plunged five places since the 2009 survey, from 13th to 18th. Woodrow Wilson, who ranked sixth in the 2000 survey, dropped to 11th, as the post-World War I map of the Middle East that Wilson helped to draw crumbled into anarchy, and historians placed new emphasis on his atrocious civil rights record."

    Should they just stifle themselves until they put your favorite at the top?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thx1138 View Post
    Their places are changing all the time, even a century after their term:

    "Meanwhile, other presidents are falling in history’s estimation. Andrew Jackson, the 19th century populist whose portrait occupies a place of honor next to Donald Trump’s desk in the Oval Office, plunged five places since the 2009 survey, from 13th to 18th. Woodrow Wilson, who ranked sixth in the 2000 survey, dropped to 11th, as the post-World War I map of the Middle East that Wilson helped to draw crumbled into anarchy, and historians placed new emphasis on his atrocious civil rights record."

    Should they just stifle themselves until they put your favorite at the top?

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    Exactly correct. The ranking is revised annually.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Macduff View Post
    What kind of hack historian ranks a president's place in history a month after he leaves office?
    The same type of person that gives him a Peace Prize after just being elected?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spookycolt View Post
    The same type of person that gives him a Peace Prize after just being elected?
    Barack H. Obama, the 44th President of the United States, had been in power for less than eight months when he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for 2009. Among the reasons it gave, the Nobel Committee lauded Obama for his "extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples". Emphasis was also given to his support - in word and deed - for the vision of a world free from nuclear weapons.

    Even before the election, Obama had advocated dialogue and cooperation across national, ethnic, religious and political dividing lines. As President, he called for a new start to relations between the Muslim world and the West based on common interests and mutual understanding and respect. In accordance with a promise he made during his election campaign, he set in motion a plan for the withdrawal of U.S. occupying forces from Iraq.

    During his first year in power, President Obama showed himself to be a strong spokesman for human rights and democracy, and as a constructive supporter of the work being done to put effective measures in place to combat the climate crisis. This is in line with his appeal: "Now is the time for all of us to take our share of responsibility for a global response to global challenges".

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    Well deserved President Obama.

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    I suspect Trump will be ranked one of the worst if the THE worst.
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