A couple of professors released a paper on Presidents Day (how ironic!) that ranked all American presidents from first to last. Abraham Lincoln ranked first, a relief to Lincoln, Nebraska's City Council. The council was disturbed by evidence that Lincoln was soft on slavery and was in the process of changing its name to Al Sharpton. Lincoln's reputation is safe for now, although a researcher at Smith College is about to release a study revealing that Lincoln was a cis-gendered white man from Flyover Country. Lincoln might get knocked down a few rankings if that research holds up.
Who are the
eminent scholars with the intellect to evaluate all our presidents? The first
author was Brandon Rottinghaus, a professor at the University of Houston, which
Houstonians affectionately call Cougar High School.
Vaughn, an associate professor at Coastal Carolina University, is the second
author and an editor of the Journal of Political Science.
were based on polling responses from 154 scholars researching presidential
politics and history. The results were so riveting and groundbreaking that the NewYork Times and other legacy media reported them extensively.
Joe Biden rated
fourteenth among all the Presidents—an impressive ranking for a guy with
dementia. If he hadn't lost his marbles, he undoubtedly would have ranked higher
even than Barrack Obama, who ranked seventh.
ranked last among pinhead academics, but we didn't need a research paper to
tell us that. I was surprised, however, that Biden outranked Jimmy Carter.
After all, Carter engineered the Camp David Accords, which led to a peace treaty between Egypt and Israel and moved the Middle East
toward a lasting peace.
On the other
hand, Bisen (and Obama before him) tried to charm the Iranians as opposed to
imposing stiff sanctions against that terrorist regime. Now Israel is fighting
in Gaza against Iranian proxies who used the mullahs' cash to stockpile arms
and construct an elaborate tunnel system. With Iran's backing, Hamas raiders raped,
tortured, kidnapped, or murdered more than a thousand Israelis—including women
Now, our 14th-ranked
demented President has the U.S. fighting in Syria, Iraq, and Yemen, and the
Israelis are skirmishing with Hezbollah in Lebanon.
presidential ranking report can be explained by the fact that the respondents mainly
specialize in politics without much regard for whether our Presidents tried to
make the world a safer and more harmonious planet.
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