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(Talking Points Memo)   Governor Scott Walker: "I committed voter fraud twice as a teenager by voting Reagan for President in 1980 and 1984"   (talkingpointsmemo.com) divider line 122
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2014-02-10 11:40:17 AM
Past the general five-year limit for prosecution of federal crimes, and it doesn't look like election fraud is one of the exceptions with a longer time frame.
 
2014-02-10 11:49:33 AM
Poor memory is a common symptom of fetal alcohol syndrome. Just sayin'
 
2014-02-10 11:51:18 AM
That might have made a difference in the outcome in '84.
 
2014-02-10 11:51:48 AM
The important thing is that he believes he voted for Reagan.  Whether he actually voted doesn't seem particularly relevant.
 
2014-02-10 11:56:09 AM
He could have meant a mock election at school.
 
2014-02-10 12:02:37 PM

abb3w: Past the general five-year limit for prosecution of federal crimes, and it doesn't look like election fraud is one of the exceptions with a longer time frame.


I think this story is past the five-year limit, too. I'm pretty sure this came up during the run-up to the 2008 (or maybe 2012?) election, but my google-fu is weak today.
 
2014-02-10 12:10:17 PM
Bah, facts are for The Liberals.
 
2014-02-10 12:20:16 PM

Nabb1: That might have made a difference in the outcome in '84.


i.imgur.com
 
2014-02-10 12:34:48 PM
So Walker is a casual BSer who wants to make himself look good to a sympathetic audience? I, for one, am shocked.
 
2014-02-10 12:41:15 PM
You see libs? This is why we need voter ID.
 
2014-02-10 12:42:20 PM

Dusk-You-n-Me: He could have meant a mock election at school.


I was in third grade in 1980 and we had a mock election from the "Weekly Reader" - a little weekly "news" paper for elementary school kids, and Reagan won the third grade, and the whole school, handily. And it was in Georgia, Jimmy Carter's home state. Kids that age tend to vote in those sorts of things based on what they hear from their parents, so that was a pretty grim canary in the coal mine for old Jimmy to get trounced in elementary school elections in his own home state the week before the election. I think we did one in 1984 when I was in middle school, too. I voted for Reagan, as I recall. My poor mom even had me poking fun at her for voting for Mondale.
 
2014-02-10 12:42:59 PM

Notabunny: So Walker is a casual BSer who wants to make himself look good to a sympathetic audience? I, for one, am shocked.


Wonder what his marathon personal best is?
 
2014-02-10 12:44:43 PM

Nabb1: I think we did one in 1984 when I was in middle school, too. I voted for Reagan, as I recall. My poor mom even had me poking fun at her for voting for Mondale.


Yeah, we did that too. I voted for Mondale because I snuck over to a friend's house to watch "The Day After" and was pretty sure that Reagan wanted to start a nuclear war. There are still days I'm surprised he didn't.
 
2014-02-10 12:49:10 PM
I remember being asked who I thought should win the1984 election, and I saying "George Washington". Of course, I was 6.
 
2014-02-10 12:50:06 PM

Relatively Obscure: The important thing is that he believes he voted for Reagan.  Whether he actually voted doesn't seem particularly relevant.


You've just described the average person in the Tea Party.
 
2014-02-10 12:51:44 PM

what_now: I remember being asked who I thought should win the1984 election, and I saying "George Washington". Of course, I was 6.


If somebody asked me who I thought should win the 1984 election, I probably would have pooped my diaper in response.
 
2014-02-10 01:02:36 PM

Serious Black: If somebody asked me who I thought should win the 1984 election, I probably would have pooped my diaper in response.


I think that would have counted as an endorsement of the Gipper
 
2014-02-10 01:04:48 PM

Serious Black: what_now: I remember being asked who I thought should win the1984 election, and I saying "George Washington". Of course, I was 6.

If somebody asked me who I thought should win the 1984 election, I probably would have pooped my diaper in response.


Family legend has it that when Gov. Regan came to NH in 1979 for the primary, he picked up Baby what_now and I started screaming. Not sure if that is myth or fact, but it's been kicked around for a long time.
 
2014-02-10 01:06:16 PM
Well, I'll tell you what, ya bunch of kids. I actually voted for John Anderson.

/yeah, I was an idiot in 1980, too.
 
2014-02-10 01:06:32 PM

what_now: I remember being asked who I thought should win the1984 election, and I saying "George Washington". Of course, I was 6.


in 96, my second grade class successfully predicted Clinton. in 2000, my mother and sister were watching the returns come in and I strolled in, briefly glanced at the tv and stated rather confidently (and seemingly with no knowledge backing it) that "why bother watching the returns? Bush is gonna win anyway" Both sister and mother were shocked at such a statement (and looking back, I'm impressed I could confidently say such a thing in such a mess of an election) and in 04, I predicted Kerry losing though I don't recall it being in a mock election, just in a meaningless bet with friends. Same goes with Obama in both 08 and 12.

TL;DR - I have an uncanny ability to predict presidential elections correctly without any real basis of facts. (at least none that I could tell)
 
2014-02-10 01:06:54 PM

somedude210: in 96, my second grade class


GET OFF MY LAWN
 
2014-02-10 01:10:45 PM

what_now: somedude210: in 96, my second grade class

GET OFF MY LAWN


what_now:

Family legend has it that when Gov. Regan came to NH in 1979 for the primary, he picked up Baby what_now


GET OFF MY LAWN

/just kidding, you're welcome on my lawn any time.
 
2014-02-10 01:16:55 PM

what_now: somedude210: in 96, my second grade class

GET OFF MY LAWN


<3 you :D

/I'm actually the baby of the family
//oldest is 10 years older than me, second oldest is 8 years older
///yes, I was an accident
 
2014-02-10 01:18:33 PM

what_now: Family legend has it that when Gov. Regan came to NH in 1979 for the primary, he picked up Baby what_now and I started screaming. Not sure if that is myth or fact, but it's been kicked around for a long time.


I met Paul Ryan about 10 years ago now when the only people who really knew him were people in hick areas of Wisconsin.  I did not give him a swift kick in the balls, hell I even have my picture taken with him.

what_now liberal street cred +1
lenny liberal street cred -1
 
2014-02-10 01:23:20 PM

lennavan: what_now: Family legend has it that when Gov. Regan came to NH in 1979 for the primary, he picked up Baby what_now and I started screaming. Not sure if that is myth or fact, but it's been kicked around for a long time.

I met Paul Ryan about 10 years ago now when the only people who really knew him were people in hick areas of Wisconsin.  I did not give him a swift kick in the balls, hell I even have my picture taken with him.

what_now liberal street cred +1
lenny liberal street cred -1


HA!

When I was... 11 or so, I wrote a letter to Bush 1, because I was upset about some policy or other. I remember working on this letter for a week- I asked my mom and my language arts teacher to proof read it, I used my best penmanship, etc.

6 weeks later, I received a response. A signed picture of him, and a form letter thank "Carol"* for her support of the president.

I was sincerely upset.

*I don't remember what name it was, but it wasn't "Karen".
 
2014-02-10 01:24:46 PM
Yet Wendy Davis gets torn apart for claiming that she was divorced at age 19 (because her divorce was finalized when she was 20, so she was TECHNICALLY only "separated" at 19).
 
2014-02-10 01:27:24 PM
I voted for Grover Cleveland.
 
2014-02-10 01:29:23 PM

what_now: 6 weeks later, I received a response. A signed picture of him, and a form letter thank "Carol"* for her support of the president.

I was sincerely upset.


Ah, so that's when the uber liberal Bostonian Karen came to light. May that light never fade :D

/seriously, don't fark over the 11-year-old vote.
//You'll never win them back
 
2014-02-10 01:43:04 PM

propasaurus: Well, I'll tell you what, ya bunch of kids. I actually voted for John Anderson.

/yeah, I was an idiot in 1980, too.


This.

/including the slashie
//I was in 5th grade
 
2014-02-10 01:44:46 PM
img.fark.net
 
2014-02-10 01:45:34 PM

El_Perro: Yet Wendy Davis gets torn apart for claiming that she was divorced at age 19 (because her divorce was finalized when she was 20, so she was TECHNICALLY only "separated" at 19).


torn apart?
 
2014-02-10 01:46:44 PM

propasaurus: Well, I'll tell you what, ya bunch of kids. I actually voted for John Anderson.

/yeah, I was an idiot in 1980, too.


Hey Seminole Wind is an awesome song! I'm not sure that qualified him for President, though.
 
2014-02-10 01:47:31 PM

what_now: somedude210: in 96, my second grade class

GET OFF MY LAWN



GET OFF MY RESERVED REVERSE-MORTGAGE CEMETERY PLOT!!!
 
2014-02-10 01:48:27 PM
Please, please let this man win the Republican Presidential nomination!
 
2014-02-10 01:49:29 PM

propasaurus: Well, I'll tell you what, ya bunch of kids. I actually voted for John Anderson.

/yeah, I was an idiot in 1980, too.


Me, too.
 
2014-02-10 01:50:33 PM

propasaurus: Well, I'll tell you what, ya bunch of kids. I actually voted for John Anderson.

/yeah, I was an idiot in 1980, too.


Nods slowly and sadly.
 
2014-02-10 01:50:54 PM

what_now: HA!

When I was... 11 or so, I wrote a letter to Bush 1, because I was upset about some policy or other. I remember working on this letter for a week- I asked my mom and my language arts teacher to proof read it, I used my best penmanship, etc.

6 weeks later, I received a response. A signed picture of him, and a form letter thank "Carol"* for her support of the president.

I was sincerely upset.

*I don't remember what name it was, but it wasn't "Karen".


About two years ago I wrote a letter to the Illinois State Republican leader telling him about a mailer I received attacking the (D) candidate.  Attacking is fine but this mailer had a picture of a scary black guy on it and the message was if you elect the (D) someone like this guy is going to rape your wife and murder your entire family.  I'm not even joking, that's what it actually said.  I told him it was fine to disagree on issues, it's good to be passionate about them and while I disagree with it I understand when both sides misportray things slightly.  But I thought this was taking it a teenie bit too far and that as the leader of the State Republican party, he should put an end to it.

I got a reply and I'm convinced it was actually a personal response, directly from him.  There were no initials at the bottom that said it was written by a secretary and it wasn't a canned response, it wasn't formal and it wasn't your typical "I think you for your input yadda yadda."  He actually took full responsibility, apologized and agreed to do everything he could to stop it.

Considering how often Dick Durbin ignores my letters, if it weren't for me disagreeing with them on pretty much every single issue there is, I'd totally vote (R).
 
2014-02-10 01:51:03 PM
Conservatives: obsessed with punishing gay sex because they so deeply desire gay sex. Obsessed with Democratic voter fraud because they constantly commit voter fraud.
 
2014-02-10 01:52:04 PM

El_Perro: Yet Wendy Davis gets torn apart for claiming that she was divorced at age 19 (because her divorce was finalized when she was 20, so she was TECHNICALLY only "separated" at 19).


Of course, she isn't one of the Team and any lying on her part is indicative of a flawed personality whereas Walker merely misspoke. He was distracted by the demands of higher office so you gotta take it easy on him.


/What Right Wing Authoritarians actually believe
 
2014-02-10 01:54:32 PM
Everyone needs to stop reminiscing and get back to tearing Scott "abortion that lived" Walker a new asshole.
 
2014-02-10 01:54:57 PM

demaL-demaL-yeH: propasaurus: Well, I'll tell you what, ya bunch of kids. I actually voted for John Anderson.

/yeah, I was an idiot in 1980, too.

Me, too.


Hell, I campaigned for him. I gave up on Carter after he reinstated draft registration, and I would have voted for a syphalytic cockroach before I would have voted for Reagan.
 
2014-02-10 01:55:03 PM
"I remember, I was a teenager, had just become a teenager and voted for Ronald Reagan."

So, thirteen, right?
 
2014-02-10 01:55:27 PM
Finally!  Conservatives finally have found not only one, but two instances of voter fraud which would have been prevented by requiring voter ID.  Congratulations!
 
2014-02-10 01:56:38 PM
<csb>

One of my teachers told us how his mother refused to vote for Anderson because she didn't want Ted Kennedy to be President.  She was convinced that if it went to the House they would elect Kennedy.

</csb>

/Adjusts onion
 
2014-02-10 01:57:49 PM

BMulligan: demaL-demaL-yeH: propasaurus: Well, I'll tell you what, ya bunch of kids. I actually voted for John Anderson.

/yeah, I was an idiot in 1980, too.

Me, too.

Hell, I campaigned for him. I gave up on Carter after he reinstated draft registration, and I would have voted for a syphalytic cockroach before I would have voted for Reagan.


Mondale was not a syphilitic cockroach.
 
2014-02-10 01:59:04 PM

demaL-demaL-yeH: BMulligan: demaL-demaL-yeH: propasaurus: Well, I'll tell you what, ya bunch of kids. I actually voted for John Anderson.

/yeah, I was an idiot in 1980, too.

Me, too.

Hell, I campaigned for him. I gave up on Carter after he reinstated draft registration, and I would have voted for a syphalytic cockroach before I would have voted for Reagan.

Mondale was not a syphilitic cockroach.


Nor was he a presidential candidate in 1980.
 
2014-02-10 01:59:47 PM
my senior year in high school i was 17.  my bday isnt until september so i graduated in May at 17 (no didnt skip any grades or anything).  that year they had a big "register to vote" push for all the high schools because it was a presidential election year.  i was still 17 for the primaries but 18 for the GE.  they let me vote in the primaries but i remember asking if it mattered that i was still 17.  they told me it didnt matter anyway because i was registered Republican and Bush Sr was the incumbent (1992) so i couldnt vote in the Primaries.  but i dont remember if technically i could have voted though.  some part of me thinks it's fine if you were to be 18 for the GE.

but still, Walker wants to ride the coattails of a Republican who in this era would be called a RINO?  what a goober ... natorial embarrassment.
 
2014-02-10 02:01:26 PM
As accurate as Paul Ryan's marathon times? I bet a Voter Id law would have been real useful for this as well.
 
2014-02-10 02:01:31 PM

BMulligan: demaL-demaL-yeH: BMulligan: demaL-demaL-yeH: propasaurus: Well, I'll tell you what, ya bunch of kids. I actually voted for John Anderson.

/yeah, I was an idiot in 1980, too.

Me, too.

Hell, I campaigned for him. I gave up on Carter after he reinstated draft registration, and I would have voted for a syphalytic cockroach before I would have voted for Reagan.

Mondale was not a syphilitic cockroach.

Nor was he a presidential candidate in 1980.


I knew you weren't talking about Carter or Anderson, so ...

wait.
Are you saying you would have voted for LaRouche?
 
2014-02-10 02:01:37 PM
"I remember, I was a teenager, had just become a teenager and voted for Ronald Reagan - limited government, you know, smaller government, lower taxes, strong national defense," he said. "You knew what you were getting. You knew how a Reagan administration, a Reagan presidency was going to be better for you."

Ha, what a idiot. Even if you had been able to vote, Scott, the only damn thing you would have voted for was a Coors keg over Bud at the weekend party. No hangover swill for you, no sir!

Who buys this shiat? Who listens to this moron go on about how he knew of the wisdom of limited government and lower taxes at the age of 18, and says to themselves "Oh well he was serious about politics even at an early age, better vote for him!"
 
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