Top Ten Most Conservative Democratic PresidentsAlpha101 These guys wouldn't make it in today's Democratic Party.
The Top Ten
Jackson was a strong supporter of states rights, and had a populist economic policy. His motto was "shoot first and ask questions later" and was, obviously, pretty politically incorrect. - Alpha101
Haven't read your lists in a while. Good job. Prefer the ones where you talked about solutions to the worlds problems though. - Skullkid755
Usually seen as one of our worst Presidents, Johnson opposed federal intervention in the affairs of the states, even to protect newly freed slaves. - Alpha101
Polk went against the wishes of many liberals at the time and declared war on Mexico. He was a firm believer in imperialism and the Manifest Destiny. - Alpha101
While Buchanan feared a Civil War, he believed that the federal government didn't have the right to try to prevent it. - Alpha101
Pierce helped expand slavery, and was also a firm believer in the Manifest Destiny. - Alpha101
Cleveland is worshipped by many Libertarians because he Vetoed lots of legislation that he deemed to be unconstitutional. However, he was also an anti-imperialist. - Alpha101
Wilson was a strong anti-communist, and used often illegal tactics in order to suppress it. Also, his views on race were...less than desirable. - Alpha101
Clinton once claimed that he was an Eisenhower Republican. He wasn't too far off the mark. He deregulated many sectors of the economy, cut welfare, passed NAFTA, expanded the War on Drugs, expanded the death penalty, and passed the Defense of Marriage Act and Don't Ask Don't Tell. - Alpha101
Abolished welfare; with Newt's help.
Made government smaller,
Carter helped deregulate many areas of the economy, and helped fight inflation, which many conservatives believe is the main threat to an economy. He is also pro-life. - Alpha101
Kennedy, a hero to many Liberals, was more conservative than you think. He opposed most forms of gun control, tried to cut taxes, was a war hawk, and was probably the first strong supporter of Israel. - Alpha101
Kennedy would absolutely be a Republican if he were alive today.
I wouldn't go that far. I think he would still be a Democrat, but he wouldn't be as liberal as most Democrats today. He would be more of a moderate. - Alpha101
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2. Andrew Johnson
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