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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
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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!"
 
2014-02-10 02:01:56 PM  
That is a lie.
 
2014-02-10 02:02:51 PM  
More likely it is just more lies from Scott Walker.
 
2014-02-10 02:03:22 PM  
I voted for Ronald Reagan in 84. I am so sorry, all I can say in my defense is that I was young and had never voted. I tried to make up for it by working on both of Bill Clintons campaigns. Afterwards I became a Democratic socialist. If a pro corporate, Rockefeller Republican, like Bill Clinton is viewed as a left wing commie then the country has gone too far right insane.
 
2014-02-10 02:03:59 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.


A seasoned witch could call you from the depths of your disgrace.
 
2014-02-10 02:07:57 PM  

Nabb1: 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.


During our mock election in my fourth grade class, I made sure everyone knew they could vote Libertarian. Not that I was a Libertarian, I was actually voting for Carter, I was just so impressed that there was another political party out there that I thought everyone needed to know.
 
2014-02-10 02:08:51 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.


....raises hand shamefully, yeah I was stupid then.
 
2014-02-10 02:09:29 PM  

DarwiOdrade: Poor memory is a common symptom of fetal alcohol syndrome. Just sayin'


Also a common cause. "Huh. Forgot I was pregnant."
 
2014-02-10 02:10:46 PM  
GOP finally found a case of voter fraud
 
2014-02-10 02:11:28 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.


static.tvtropes.org
 
2014-02-10 02:12:43 PM  

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


When I was 5, I was disappointed that Carter had won, because a "Ford" was a car and I could spell "Ford".
 
2014-02-10 02:13:38 PM  
jesus.  Just hand me an onion for my belt.  You kids turn down that noise you call music, too.
 
2014-02-10 02:15:33 PM  

somedude210: 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)


Don't leave us hanging!  Who's your pick for 2016?
 
2014-02-10 02:17:36 PM  
I am very, very old--much older, even, than Scott Walker.  I'm so old, in fact, that I was able to vote against Reagan both times, which happened to be the first two presidential elections in which I was old enough to vote.
 
2014-02-10 02:17:48 PM  

Crapinoleum: somedude210: 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)

Don't leave us hanging!  Who's your pick for 2016?


Not Sure?
 
2014-02-10 02:19:36 PM  

Crapinoleum: Don't leave us hanging! Who's your pick for 2016?


The Democrat who isn't Hillary

okay, the Democrat. Not being Hillary is just a personal hope
 
2014-02-10 02:24:15 PM  
Is this just history you do as a Republican to make yourself feel better?
 
2014-02-10 02:33:44 PM  

demaL-demaL-yeH: 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?


Oh, heavens no! I may have been young and dumb at the time, but I hadn't suffered any serious head injuries.
 
2014-02-10 02:36:17 PM  
So he wants to make himself look better by claiming that he made a great choice back in the day ?
 
2014-02-10 02:42:01 PM  

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


I was 10 in '84, so I'm fairly sure I'd have said I wanted Optimus Prime to win, especially if he'd picked Grimlock as his VP.
 
2014-02-10 02:42:04 PM  
ITT: about 6 old fogeys that remember SSP racers
 
2014-02-10 02:43:47 PM  

BunkoSquad: 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.


Fairly similar experience here.  We did have a mock election that year, I was in 4th grade maybe.  I did vote for Mondale, if for no other reason than even way back in those halcyon days of grade school; Republicans were assholes.
 
2014-02-10 02:44:08 PM  
I remember voting for Eisenhower in 1952!

/By "voting" I mean "standing up in my diapers to chant 'I like Ike!' "
//Now Adlai me down to sleep.
 
2014-02-10 02:45:33 PM  

karmaceutical: BunkoSquad: 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.

Fairly similar experience here.  We did have a mock election that year, I was in 4th grade maybe.  I did vote for Mondale, if for no other reason than even way back in those halcyon days of grade school; Republicans were assholes.


Perceptive for a 4th grader.
 
2014-02-10 02:48:09 PM  
imagine that, a lying piece of sh*t republican.   it just can't be possible!
 
2014-02-10 02:48:49 PM  

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



its all about belief, man.                     lol
 
2014-02-10 02:49:26 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."

www.rigsofrods.com

obligatory
 
2014-02-10 02:49:30 PM  

SurfaceTension: 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


Man, Anderson had a solid block of elementary school kids behind him.

/Voted for him.
//3rd grade.
 
2014-02-10 02:49:43 PM  
Right Wing News is now reporting that a "transcription error" is responsible for their report stating that Scott Walker voted for Reagan. I'd love to know what kind of transcription error could cause that.
 
2014-02-10 02:50:54 PM  

Nabb1: SurfaceTension: 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

Man, Anderson had a solid block of elementary school kids behind him.

/Voted for him.
//3rd grade.


How this for a kicker? I was 19 and REALLY voted for Mondale. My first election.

BWAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
 
2014-02-10 02:51:11 PM  
i think Governor Snott meant that he began jerking off in 1980, and once 1984 arrived, he was able to shoot 6 feet.

which is good, because that way, he wasn't voting for Trickle Down Turd Reagan.
 
2014-02-10 02:52:15 PM  
Shhhh!!! everyone keep it down.   Ronnie's taking his Dirt Nap.
 
2014-02-10 02:52:18 PM  
Walker is white.  By definition, it's impossible for him to commit voter fraud.
 
2014-02-10 02:53:26 PM  

Nina_Hartley's_Ass: "I remember, I was a teenager, had just become a teenager and voted for Ronald Reagan."

So, thirteen, right?



that's code for he shot off his meat missle for the first time.
 
2014-02-10 02:54:16 PM  

The Flexecutioner: 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.


Natorial?  That sounds....floral....or medical....

// I live in WI.  He's a local embarrassment, too.
 
2014-02-10 03:00:24 PM  
This is just how he operates. He is a professional fund raiser, and has spent more than half of he sojourn outside the state raising funds for his campaign and legal defense slush fund. He has never had a job at a for profit company, only fundraising and politics, and he is really good at it. Walker is just telling the base what they want and expect to hear so that he can get their money, truthfulness does not really enter in to it.
 
2014-02-10 03:03:56 PM  
My first wife swore that she voted for Anderson in 1980, you know independent and all that.  She was 15 in 1980. So I give Walker a pass on this one. He must be as insane as my first wife.
 
2014-02-10 03:07:03 PM  

riverwalk barfly: My first wife swore that she voted for Anderson in 1980, you know independent and all that.  She was 15 in 1980. So I give Walker a pass on this one. He must be as insane as my first wife.


Well I can see why somebody sick of Carter and wary of Reagan given his history might do that. Sounds like she didn't really do her research, though. We didn't have Fark back then to tell us who to vote for.
 
2014-02-10 03:08:11 PM  
Walker's "I voted for St Reagan when I was 13!" reminds me of Dick Cheney getting all misty-eyed about the "rows of crosses" he always admired at Arlington National Cemetery:

"Just before you settle down on the landing pad, you look upon Arlington National Cemetery...its gentle slopes and crosses row on row," Cheney said. "I never once made that trip without being reminded how enormously fortunate we all are to be Americans..."

You know, the rows of crosses that aren't actually there.
 
2014-02-10 03:09:58 PM  

Barricaded Gunman: Walker's "I voted for St Reagan when I was 13!" reminds me of Dick Cheney getting all misty-eyed about the "rows of crosses" he always admired at Arlington National Cemetery:

"Just before you settle down on the landing pad, you look upon Arlington National Cemetery...its gentle slopes and crosses row on row," Cheney said. "I never once made that trip without being reminded how enormously fortunate we all are to be Americans..."

You know, the rows of crosses that aren't actually there.


Maybe he was having a vision of the future he was helping to create.
 
2014-02-10 03:10:02 PM  
Correction: Right Wing News apologized Monday for misquoting Walker during its January interview. Walker said "a vote for" as opposed to "voted for" Reagan.

So:

"I remember, I was a teenager, had just become a teenager and A VOTE FOR 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."

riiiiight. i'm sure you wouldn't mind letting everyone listen to that recording, right?
 
2014-02-10 03:10:35 PM  
It would be so embarrassing if that was your governor and I am speaking as a guy who has had Mitt Romney and Elliot Spitzer as a gov.
 
2014-02-10 03:11:33 PM  

FlashHarry: Correction: Right Wing News apologized Monday for misquoting Walker during its January interview. Walker said "a vote for" as opposed to "voted for" Reagan.

So:

"I remember, I was a teenager, had just become a teenager and A VOTE FOR 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."

riiiiight. i'm sure you wouldn't mind letting everyone listen to that recording, right?


Probably has an 18th of a minute gap in it.
 
2014-02-10 03:17:41 PM  
Now I don't feel so bad about voting for Taft.
 
2014-02-10 03:19:48 PM  

Lady Beryl Ersatz-Wendigo: Now I don't feel so bad about voting for Taft.


Lady Beryl Ersatz-Wendigo: Now I don't feel so bad about voting for Taft.


Maybe you were just stuck in the bathtub trying to decide who to vote for. It happens.
 
2014-02-10 03:22:33 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.


I voted Reagan, and I don't feel all that smart about it :)
 
2014-02-10 03:26:17 PM  

Nabb1: 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.


I did that same voting thing in '76. I was supposed to vote for "Ford" because my adoptive mother's father owned a Ford dealership... LOL
 
2014-02-10 03:30:02 PM  

GameSprocket: 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.


DAMN IT ALL TO HELL!!!!

/GettingTiredOfShakingTinyFist.jpg
//and I'm the Black Sheep of the Family was the one that got him qualified
 
2014-02-10 03:31:35 PM  

Barricaded Gunman: Walker's "I voted for St Reagan when I was 13!" reminds me of Dick Cheney getting all misty-eyed about the "rows of crosses" he always admired at Arlington National Cemetery:

"Just before you settle down on the landing pad, you look upon Arlington National Cemetery...its gentle slopes and crosses row on row," Cheney said. "I never once made that trip without being reminded how enormously fortunate we all are to be Americans..."

You know, the rows of crosses that aren't actually there.


This. He never farking looked. Never cared. Farked up the DoD big time, too.
 
2014-02-10 03:40:27 PM  
The guy who interviewed him is now claiming it was a transcript error and provided the audio.  Although it is cropped a little too closely, so you can only hear vote as the first word instead of the high school part.

http://www.rightwingnews.com/misc/correction-scott-walker-didnt-say- he -voted-for-reagan/
 
2014-02-10 03:44:22 PM  

Soup4Bonnie: ITT: about 6 old fogeys that remember SSP racers


I loved SSP racers.  Now get off my lawn.
 
2014-02-10 03:47:13 PM  
Don't blame me, I voted for Bill the Cat in 1984.

/Meadow Party 4EVAH!
 
2014-02-10 03:47:18 PM  
Math is not a GOP strong suit.
 
2014-02-10 03:51:51 PM  
I voted for Kodos.
 
2014-02-10 03:53:07 PM  
cloud3.collegefashion.net

Approves
 
2014-02-10 03:59:41 PM  

BMulligan: demaL-demaL-yeH:

Mondale was not a syphilitic cockroach.

Nor was he a presidential candidate in 1980.


Well, his name was among those presented to the Electoral College, so  it's not totally impossible.
 
2014-02-10 04:02:07 PM  

demaL-demaL-yeH: Barricaded Gunman: Walker's "I voted for St Reagan when I was 13!" reminds me of Dick Cheney getting all misty-eyed about the "rows of crosses" he always admired at Arlington National Cemetery:

"Just before you settle down on the landing pad, you look upon Arlington National Cemetery...its gentle slopes and crosses row on row," Cheney said. "I never once made that trip without being reminded how enormously fortunate we all are to be Americans..."

You know, the rows of crosses that aren't actually there.

This. He never farking looked. Never cared. Farked up the DoD big time, too.


He very likely sees them in his nightmares, but it's nothing a dose of good nazi dope shouldn't be able to fix.
 
2014-02-10 04:03:33 PM  
I voted for Reagan in '84, and I wasn't even born yet.  I've never regretted that vote, although I didn't exist at the time.
 
2014-02-10 04:08:59 PM  

Satan's Bunny Slippers: 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.

I voted Reagan, and I don't feel all that smart about it :)


I voted for Ed Clark, which means I voted for a Koch as VP.

/dammit
 
2014-02-10 04:13:06 PM  

Captain Dan: I voted for Reagan in '84, and I wasn't even born yet.  I've never regretted that vote, although I didn't exist at the time.


Reagan. 1984.

Do the math. We dodged a bullet.

www.tomamusica.com
 
2014-02-10 04:22:12 PM  

BunkoSquad: 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.


Well Reagan basically should have started WWIII with his posturing, apart from Stanislav Petrov ignoring his explicit orders and not raising the alarm he should have when there was a glitch in the Soviet nuclear launch detection system that signaled the start of a US nuclear offensive. Obviously Reagan's posturing (Evil Empire speech, Star Wars, Afghanistan, the Able Archer 83 war games, etc.) had escalated tensions to the point that it looked to them like he might launch a pre-emptive attack at any moment.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1983_Soviet_nuclear_false_alarm_inciden t
 
2014-02-10 04:28:13 PM  

sunsawed: Don't blame me, I voted for Bill the Cat in 1984.

/Meadow Party 4EVAH!


thanks!
 
2014-02-10 04:50:17 PM  

JusticeandIndependence: 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?


It's a figure of speech.

I figure since you're being overly pedantic, I'd respond in kind.
 
2014-02-10 05:19:57 PM  

demaL-demaL-yeH: Barricaded Gunman: Walker's "I voted for St Reagan when I was 13!" reminds me of Dick Cheney getting all misty-eyed about the "rows of crosses" he always admired at Arlington National Cemetery:

"Just before you settle down on the landing pad, you look upon Arlington National Cemetery...its gentle slopes and crosses row on row," Cheney said. "I never once made that trip without being reminded how enormously fortunate we all are to be Americans..."

You know, the rows of crosses that aren't actually there.

This. He never farking looked. Never cared. Farked up the DoD big time, too.


I still, to this day, can not understand how a five-time draft dodger became Secretary of Defense, especially in an era of a relatively sane Republican Party.
 
2014-02-10 05:59:36 PM  

Sgt Otter: demaL-demaL-yeH: Barricaded Gunman: Walker's "I voted for St Reagan when I was 13!" reminds me of Dick Cheney getting all misty-eyed about the "rows of crosses" he always admired at Arlington National Cemetery:

"Just before you settle down on the landing pad, you look upon Arlington National Cemetery...its gentle slopes and crosses row on row," Cheney said. "I never once made that trip without being reminded how enormously fortunate we all are to be Americans..."

You know, the rows of crosses that aren't actually there.

This. He never farking looked. Never cared. Farked up the DoD big time, too.

I still, to this day, can not understand how a five-time draft dodger became Secretary of Defense, especially in an era of a relatively sane Republican Party.


Only relative to the Teahadists. Republicans went off the rails when they put Bill Brock III in charge of the RNC. He's the one who put the Birchers and Fundies squarely in the saddle.
 
2014-02-10 06:02:07 PM  

BilldaCat10: sunsawed: Don't blame me, I voted for Bill the Cat in 1984.

/Meadow Party 4EVAH!

thanks!


I took a bunch of your acid one summer.
 
2014-02-10 06:25:40 PM  

sdd2000: I bet a Voter Id law would have been real useful for this as well.


media.giphy.com

Except the  voter ID laws are only to filter out UnAmerican librul Democrats.
 
2014-02-10 06:38:42 PM  
To be fair, those years are a blur to conservatives. They think Reagan was a conservative.,
 
2014-02-10 06:44:33 PM  

edmo: To be fair, those years are a blur to conservatives. They think Reagan was a conservative.,


Heh, Reagan was a union president.
 
2014-02-10 06:59:01 PM  
xria:
Well Reagan basically should have started WWIII with his posturing, apart from Stanislav Petrov ignoring his explicit orders and not raising the alarm he should have when there was a glitch in the Soviet nuclear launch detection system that signaled the start of a US nuclear offensive.

So it would have been Reagan's fault that the Soviets started WWIII due to the extreme paranoia of Yuri Andropov and the rest of the Politbureau and KGB, not to mention a deeply flawed Soviet warning/response system? Do tell.

No, you don't start world wars with "posturing."
 
2014-02-10 07:13:47 PM  

theorellior: During our mock election in my fourth grade class, I made sure everyone knew they could vote Libertarian. Not that I was a Libertarian, I was actually voting for Carter, I was just so impressed that there was another political party out there that I thought everyone needed to know.


theorellior: Nabb1: 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.

During our mock election in my fourth grade class, I made sure everyone knew they could vote Libertarian. Not that I was a Libertarian, I was actually voting for Carter, I was just so impressed that there was another political party out there that I thought everyone needed to know.


076dd0a50e0c1255009e-bd4b8aabaca29897bc751dfaf75b290c.r40.cf1.rackcdn.com
 
2014-02-10 10:17:57 PM  

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

I was 10 in '84, so I'm fairly sure I'd have said I wanted Optimus Prime to win, especially if he'd picked Grimlock as his VP.


Now that is a presidential candidate worth voting for!

Optimus 2016!
 
2014-02-10 10:53:48 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.


I voted for Reagan in 84. But I learned my lesson fast.
I know I can never TRULY make up for what I've done, but I can try to live a good life since. Republicans hate that.
 
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