Somewhere on here a dude posted that Obama was the worst president since Carter. Anyone else find that statement to be ridiculous? Maybe I need to brush up on my Carter history, but I don't think he left much of a footprint on the country. He deregulated beer so that we could all brew our own, but other than that, are we still paying for the fuck up that Carter left us? Now, I'm not arguing the guy was great. His presidency was plaqued with a crap economy, of course it was shitty when he got in there, and then shitty things happen while he was there, and I'm not sure his policies helped much. The comparison to Obama is not what I object to, the qualifier "worst". The implication being that the presidents who followed were better than Carter. The guys who followed left us problems we still have today. Reagan had a huge impact, the worst of which, at least to me, is cutting the fuck out of taxes and increasing spending. That deficit is still with us today. Bush Sr...I don't know, having kids, I guess. Clinton passed NAFTA and repealed Glass Steagall. Bush ushered in a new era of authoritarianism. Those things are still with us today and probably aren't going away. Given their impact, I'd much prefer Carter. The economy turned around shortly after he left office and we're not dealing with any horseshit he left behind.