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At a time when the human rights and checks and balance protections built into the U.S. Constitution are being ignored by the progressive communist democrats, they have the temerity to suggest that Franklin Delano Roosevelt (#2), Barack Obama (#7), and Joseph Biden (#14) are presidents of note, even though they have fundamentally transformed America in unhealthy un-American ways., including the destruction of systemically important institutions.

The 2024 “Presidential Greatness Project Expert Survey” ranking of presidential greatness, from President George Washington to Joe Biden, finds that former President Donald J. Trump ranks dead last (10.92). 

What else would you expect from an “echo chamber” of academics existing in an environment overpopulated with progressive communist democrats?

Likewise, as expected, we find the top ratings being awarded to Abraham Lincoln (95.03 average), Franklin Delano Roosevelt (90.83), George Washington (90.32), Teddy Roosevelt (78.58), Thomas Jefferson (77.53), Harry Truman (75.34), Barack Obama (73.8), and Dwight Eisenhower (73.73).

The rating scale of 0-100 for overall presidential greatness ranged from 0=failure, 50=average, and 100=great.

By their own words, “There are also several presidents where partisan polarization is evident – Reagan, George H.W. Bush, Obama, and Biden – but interestingly not for Bill Clinton,” they make a mockery of their findings.

But President Joe Biden’s #14 rating (62.66) is the final nail in the coffin.

Putting aside the fact that Biden’s presidential record is incomplete, one wonders how anyone, let alone a group of experts, rates a corrupt, mush-headed, congenital liar whose foreign policy prescriptions have overwhelmingly been on the wrong side of history so highly.

By their words, ye shall know them…


Toolkits and Resources 

  • Implicit Bias Assessment Test
  • How to Be an Antiracist, by Ibram X. Kendi
  • The Urgent Need for Anti-racist Education

How to be(come) an Ally 

  • How to be an Ally for Social Justice, Melissa Michelson, TEDx Menlo College. 
  • Best Practices for Being an Ally, The Ohio State University Political Science Diversity Committee
  • Guidelines for Being Strong White Allies, by Racial Equity Tools, adapted from Uprooting Racism: How White People Can Work for Social Justice by Paul Kivel.
  • Learning to be an Ally for People from Diverse Groups and Backgrounds, The Community Toolbox, by the Center for Community Health and Development at the University of Kansas

Resources for Addressing Anti-Asian Hate and Violence 

Stop AAPI Hate

  • Report on Anti-Asian Violence and Hate Incidents
  • Other Reports released in 2020


  • Visit APSA Resource Page on Addressing Anti-Asian Hate and Violence for more resources.

Get Informed

APSA journal publications on related topics

  • Protests, Policing, and Race from the APSA journals
  • A Virtual Review: Gender, Race, Ethnicity, and Diversity in American Political Science Association Publications
  • Agenda Seeding: How 1960s Black Protests Moved Elites, Public Opinion and Voting,  APSR, by Omar Wasow  
  • What kind of movement is Black Lives Matter? The view from Twitter Al Tillery

Relevant Research

  • Special Projects Fund Awardee Research
  • The Collaborative Study of Race in the Americas: Team Building in the 21st Century
  • #MeTooPoliSci: Addressing Gender Discrimination in Political Science
  • Collected articles on linked fate, Black identity politics and race, ethnicity and politics, from the Collaborative Multiracial Post-election Survey CMPS 
  • American Politics and the African American Quest for Universal Freedom, by Hanes Walton, Robert C. Smith, Sherri L. Wallace 
  • American While Black: African Americans, Immigration and Limits of Citizenship, by Niambi Michelle Carter 
  • Convicted and Condemned: The Politics and Policies of Prisoner Reentry, by Keesha M. Middlemass 
  • Fragmented Democracy: Medicaid, Federalism and Unequal Politics, by Jamila Michener
  • Steadfast Democrats: How Social Forces Shape Black Political Behavior, by Ismail K. White and Chryl N. Laird
  • Can We All Get Along: Racial and Ethnic Minorities in American Politics, by Paula D. McClain and Jessica D. Johnson Carew

Centennial Center Project Grant Recipients 

  • The Collaborative Study of Race in the Americas: Team Building in the 21st Century , KC Morrison, David Covin
  • The Collaborative Multi-Racial Post Election Survey , Lorrie Frasure, Matt Barreto, Edward Vargas, and Janelle Wong.
  • #MeTooPoliSci: Addressing Gender Discrimination in Political Science , Nadia Brown, Rebecca Gill, Jennifer Merolla, Melissa Michelson, Elizabeth Sharrow, Patricia Stapleton, Dara Strolovitch


Bottom line…

This online survey is bullshit and would have been more appropriately presented on April 1, 2024 – April Fools’ Day.

This academic association’s inherent and apparent political bias stems from various factors, including the composition of its membership and the prevailing ideologies within the academic discipline it purports to represent. Perhaps we should examine the leadership of the American Political Science Association, which claims it is the “foremost organization of social science experts in presidential politics,” including the board of directors and executive committee who may hold certain political leanings that shape the direction of the organization and its activities.

According to the survey results, 525 respondents were invited to participate, and 154 usable responses were received, yielding a 29.3% response rate. This suggests only the most motivated and possibly the most biased and engaged individuals were likely to respond.

We are so screwed.

-- Steve

The 2024 Presidential Greatness Project Expert Survey was conducted online via Qualtrics from November 15 to December 31, 2023. Respondents included current and recent members of the Presidents & Executive Politics Section of the American Political Science Association, which is the foremost organization of social science experts in presidential politics, as well as scholars who had recently published peer-reviewed academic research in key related scholarly journals or academic presses.

“Nullius in verba”-- take nobody's word for it!
"Acta non verba" -- actions not words

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS