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Millard Fillmore -- just an all around American bad ass. No further explanation needed.  Millard Fillmore -- just an all around American bad ass. No further explanation needed.   

Top 10: most badass American politician names [SLIDESHOW]

You can’t expect to walk onto the House floor as a member of Congress with a name like Joe Shmo and expect to have any street cred.

Names like Old Hickory and Strom Thurmond naturally lend themselves to garnering massive amounts of credibility and respect. Throughout the years, America has had some pretty epic politician names.

So without further ado, The Daily Caller presents the top most badass American politician names.

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  • With a name like Strom Thurmond, you are destined for greatness. As a Senator in 1957, Thurmond embarked on the longest filibuster in the history of the country, which was over 24 hours long.
  • You might not be familiar with Estes Kefauver of Tennessee, but he served in both the House and the Senate before he died in 1963. So here's to you for having a cool name.
  • Amid Senator Rand Paul's epic drone filibuster, people stopped caring about Rand for a quick second when some one by the awesome name of Saxby Chambliss entered the picture to ask a question. Saxby Chambliss is indeed an awesome name.
  • House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer. And no, that's not short for Stenson or something. It's just Steny.
  • Andrew Jackson earned the nick name "Old Hickory" because of his toughness and and rugged personality. He is also the on the list of most bad ass presidents. But we'll save that slideshow for another day.
  • No one was really all that surprised when George McGovern went into politics. It's like in his blood or something.
  • Reince Priebus --  If you trick him into saying his name backward three times, he vanishes in a puff of smoke...or so we've heard.
  • Not to be confused with Roscoe's House of Chicken and Waffles, Roscoe Bartlett was the second oldest member of the House of Representatives until he retired in 2013, serving Maryland's 6th congressional district.
  • Millard Fillmore -- just an all around American bad ass. No further explanation needed.

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