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Disparaging Presidential Quotes

The Presidents Are Matched With What Was Said About Him

1. His "administration has managed the extraordinary feat of having, at one and the same time, the worst relations with our allies, the worst relations with our adversaries, and the most serious upheavals in the developing world since the end of the Second World War." -Henry Kissinger

F. Jimmy Carter

2. "He tells so many lies that he convinces himself after a while that he's telling the truth. He just doesn't recognize truth or falsehood." -Robert F. Kennedy

D. Lyndon Johnson

3. "He is the biggest liar of all the American presidents. . . the worst terrorist in the history of mankind . . . a madman, an imbecile and a bum. . . His ideas are from the era of Buffalo Bill, not the nuclear age." -Fidel Castro

G. Ronald Reagan

4. "The fellow has absolutely no principles. Money and gall" is all he has. -Barry Goldwater

C. John Kennedy

5. "If ignorance ever goes to $40 a barrel, I want the drilling rights on [his] head." -Jim Hightower

H. George Bush

6. "It defies all common sense to send that roughneck ward politician back to the White House" -Robert Taft

A. Harry Truman

7. He "is a no-good lying bastard. He can lie out of both sides of his mouth at the same time, and if he ever caught himself telling the truth, he'd lie just to keep his hand in." -Harry Truman

E. Richard Nixon

8. He "wasn't used to being criticized, and he never did get it through his head that's what politics is all about. He was used to getting his ass kissed." -Harry Truman

B. Dwight Eisenhower

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