Last year, I made a video for a social studies project called “Top 10 Worst Presidents.” Basically, the teacher gave a freeform assignment where you could make a song, powerpoint, poster, or whatever as long as you applied some of the knowledge you learned in class.
I knew right away I was going to make a video because that’s my thing. I wanted to take a comedic approach and the class was based around U.S. history so I thought why not take a shot at the 10 worst presidents in history.
I decided to use a simple setup. It would just be me sitting in front of the camera with still pictures and video for b-roll.
I wrote the script. I’ll be honest, I didn’t pay attention in the class too much, so I wasn’t able to come up with the presidents for the list based on my own knowledge. I mainly just looked at a bunch of historians’ lists and copied what they had to say and added some jokes. I put George Bush at #1 because he’s so easy to poke fun at and knew I would get some laughs.
The video went over well in class and then I put it on YouTube. That’s when the fun started. “Top 10 Worst Presidents” is my most successful online vid to date and I get comments on it daily. The comments get sent to my phone and they always give me a good laugh. People think I made the video list very legit and that I carefully thought everything through, when I honestly just picked people who were easy to make jokes about. I thought I would share the best comments I have gotten so far…
I get a lot of angry comments.
oo7babyyy: “You are a retard, and i hate to put you on that level because you make them look brilliant.”
Azboomer1950: “typical media-brainwashed liberal punk.”
Sometimes I get more courteous comments.
64superMariobros: “I do not agree with most of your selections.”
Very deep comments…
ROBOCOP772: “We never had a great president”
People who feel they need to write me a 5 paragraph essay.
snickpickle: “Overall, I agree with about 90% of your conclusions. Your video was very well-done, and your research was decent. Nice job!
I would divide W’s presidency into two parts: the first four years, and the second four years. The first 4 were right up there. The second 4? Not so much. I would rate Obama lower, as never in our history has someone so brashly tried to make us into the post-Christian Socialist rot as he has. It doesn’t work there, and it won’t here. I was also a fan of Bush’s pro-life.
Obama has an attitude that can only be called pro-genocide (at an estimated 50,000,000 babies since 1973, that can only be described as genocide). I think it’s too early to call on W; same with Obama. W inherited bad stuff from his predecessors, and made many things worse! I shudder to think of Obama’s taking the curve too fast to further de-rail us! O, that we could once again have RESPONSIBLE people in Congress and the White House again!”
And of course the anti-Obama comments…
odiumhumanigeneri616: “where the fuck is Obama?”
DarkEmoE: “you forgot obama. obama beats bush in wort presidents”
Monkeyradar: “It is now Obama since he renewed the Patriot Act and signed the NDAA indefinite detention bill.”
daltaBIYOTCH: “Anyone (besides an obama voter) wanna explain to me why obama isn’t at least number 3 or higher in this?”
MuskratandRatman: “Sorry but Obama is the penicle of worst presidents. He has added 125% of the debt Bush added(over the course of 8 years) into just 3. He has created Trillions of dollars of UNFUNDABLE liabilities and has ruined America’s AAA credit Score. All we had to do to keep that score was to say “okay we won’t spend any more than we have.” that’s it!”
Maybe I should listen to the advice from Monkeyradar and MuskratandRatman next time, so I can have a better list.