Obama the worst President ever?
Andrew Johnson (1885-69) - for his botching Reconstruction that led to 90 years of Jim Crow America.
James Buchanan (1857-61) - was a traitor for arming the South before Lincoln could assume office.
LBJ (1963-69) - For his disastrous and far reaching failures, both in Vietnam and his Great Society programs.
Tricky Dick Nixon (1969-74) - for drafting me in 1971, for his war on drugs and creating the DEA, for price fixing, and for his Watergate coverup.
One can argue that Herbert Hoover and/or FDR were also failed Presidents, but I have to give them the benefit of the doubt because they were up against a powerful depression that economists were still grappling with as what was the best policies. They both raised taxes, spending, and Hoover raised the tariffs, as Roosevelt was regulation crazy, and with hindsight, we can conclude they made grave mistakes. It's something future leaders should have learned from.
Obama (2009-13) has trumped Jimmy Carter (1977-81) to gain control of the number 5 spot on the list of worst POTUS. Both of them prolonged a bad recession and lowered U.S. influence around the world, as well as lowering U.S. morale at home. I give the tip to Obama for allowing Pelosi and Reid to drive the U.S. so deep in debt. Then there's Obama's incompetent energy policy, which he has time to fix, but I doubt he can ever understand why his Green energy policy is a non-starter. And what a failure of leadership with Obama not pressing for the Simpson-Bowles recommendations. Obama has 2 more years left and he might just add another failure to his legacy if the Muslim Brotherhood gains control of Libya.