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Friday, August 13, 2010

The Worst Americans

Now here is a good topic for the weekend.

John Hawkins polled the right wing blogs to get a list of the Worst Americans of all time.  Here is his list:

23) Saul Alinsky (7)
23) Bill Clinton (7)
23) Hillary Clinton (7)
19) Michael Moore (7)
19) George Soros (8)
19) Alger Hiss (8)
19) Al Sharpton (8)
13) Al Gore (9)
13) Noam Chomsky (9)
13) Richard Nixon (9)
13) Jane Fonda (9)
13) Harry Reid (9)
13) Nancy Pelosi (9)
11) John Wilkes Booth (10)
11) Margaret Sanger (10)
9) Aldrich Ames (11)
9) Timothy McVeigh (11)
7) Ted Kennedy (14)
7) Lyndon Johnson (14)
5) Benedict Arnold (17)
5) Woodrow Wilson (17)
4) The Rosenbergs (19)
3) Franklin Delano Roosevelt (21)
2) Barack Obama (23)
1) Jimmy Carter (25)

I’m sorry.  I have to agree with Bainbridge, riffing off Gallagher.

Personally, I find the collated list pretty much of a joke. It reflects the partisan passions of the moment, not anything resembling a serious verdict of history.

I’m not fond of Obama, Carter or FDR but putting them on the list ahead of several traitors (the Rosenbergs, Hiss, Ames, Arnold), scumbags (Moore, Chomsky) and assassins (Booth) is bizarre.  Obama is turing out to be a crap President, but I’d be proud to call him an American as opposed to Alger Hiss.  This really looks more like a list of annoying people than “worst” people.

I have to think on this and will post an update later tonight (Aussie time), but Bainbridge’s list is much closer to the one I’d put up, sans the confederate figures like Jeff Davis (Bainbridge regards the rebellion of the South as treason; I do not.) But I’m not even sure—and I say this as a Moorewatch blogger—that Michael Moore would be on my list.  And certainly the top of my list would be guys like Aldrich Ames, Aaron Burr, Nathan Bedford Forrest (for founding the KKK and murdering black soldiers, not rebelling) and the Rosenbergs.

Anyway, post nominations in the comments.

Posted by Hal_10000 on 08/13/10 at 06:44 PM in Polls and Surveys  • (0) TrackbacksPermalink
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