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Wed Jan 2, 2013, 07:58 PM

Reagan faked senility to appear clueless in Iran/Contra

How do I know? I just know.

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Reply Reagan faked senility to appear clueless in Iran/Contra (Original post)
wyldwolf Jan 2013 OP
Bucky Jan 2013 #1
Scurrilous Jan 2013 #2
CreekDog Jan 2013 #3
TwilightGardener Jan 2013 #4
wyldwolf Jan 2013 #5
TwilightGardener Jan 2013 #6
mike_c Jan 2013 #7
wyldwolf Jan 2013 #8
LisaLynne Jan 2013 #9
ReRe Jan 2013 #27
muntrv Jan 2013 #10
wyldwolf Jan 2013 #11
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Rex Jan 2013 #12
unblock Jan 2013 #13
Rex Jan 2013 #17
EC Jan 2013 #14
malaise Jan 2013 #15
DCKit Jan 2013 #39
Coyotl Jan 2013 #16
SummerSnow Jan 2013 #18
devilgrrl Jan 2013 #19
wyldwolf Jan 2013 #21
bigtree Jan 2013 #40
wyldwolf Jan 2013 #45
pinboy3niner Jan 2013 #24
nilram Jan 2013 #31
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pinboy3niner Jan 2013 #41
mykpart Jan 2013 #20
chieftain Jan 2013 #22
kath Jan 2013 #37
backscatter712 Jan 2013 #49
chieftain Jan 2013 #54
hay rick Jan 2013 #23
wyldwolf Jan 2013 #25
hay rick Jan 2013 #26
wyldwolf Jan 2013 #28
hay rick Jan 2013 #29
wyldwolf Jan 2013 #30
Spider Jerusalem Jan 2013 #32
fadedrose Jan 2013 #33
bigtree Jan 2013 #34
condoleeza Jan 2013 #36
dionysus Jan 2013 #35
OneTenthofOnePercent Jan 2013 #38
wyldwolf Jan 2013 #44
MelungeonWoman Jan 2013 #42
Berlum Jan 2013 #43
H2O Man Jan 2013 #46
bigtree Jan 2013 #51
H2O Man Jan 2013 #52
bigtree Jan 2013 #53
MinM Jan 2013 #47
backscatter712 Jan 2013 #48
mainer Jan 2013 #50

Response to wyldwolf (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 07:59 PM

1. They were going to blow the lid off his involvement in the fake Moon landing.

I just fucking know this to be true.

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Response to wyldwolf (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 08:00 PM

2. Was he faking?

I don't recall...

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Response to wyldwolf (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 08:00 PM

3. i was going to ask how you know

but was afraid you would say, "I don't recall".

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Response to wyldwolf (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 08:01 PM

4. Meh. His senility was real, as was his cluelessness.

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Response to TwilightGardener (Reply #4)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 08:02 PM

5. perhaps I should have used the </sarcasm> tag.

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Response to wyldwolf (Reply #5)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 08:04 PM

6. LOL. My sarcasm detector is offline for maintenance.

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Response to wyldwolf (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 08:05 PM

7. that's the craziest-- or most profound-- sentence I've seen today....

"Reagan faked senility to appear clueless...."

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Response to mike_c (Reply #7)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 08:06 PM

8. fine line...

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Response to wyldwolf (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 08:06 PM

9. Yes. I, too, know many things.

How do I know? I just know.

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Response to LisaLynne (Reply #9)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 09:42 PM

27. ROFL

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Response to wyldwolf (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 08:09 PM

10. Really? I thought it was "Lyndon Johnson faked heart attack to avoid answering for Vietnam."

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Response to muntrv (Reply #10)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 08:11 PM

11. GW Bush faked stupidity to avoid... er... nevermind, he didn't fake it.

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Response to wyldwolf (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 08:13 PM

12. .

Reagan should have been impeached over the offense. THAT should have been the GOPs downfall. But money was their to save his ass.

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Response to wyldwolf (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 08:14 PM

13. and shrub faked sobriety.

poorly.

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Response to unblock (Reply #13)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 08:21 PM

17. Dubya faked being a POTUS poorly.

Cheney never faked caring.

"You talkin about me again?"

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Response to wyldwolf (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 08:14 PM

14. He likely already had Alzheimer's

but none the less...he never remembered anything...the only words I really remember ever coming from his mouth was "I don't recall".

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Response to wyldwolf (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 08:17 PM

15. Well if Hillary had Benghazi flu

then that's possible

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Response to malaise (Reply #15)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 01:32 AM

39. Wait until she shows up at the hearings and gives 'em a string of "I don't recall"s.

 

"You know I had a concussion, right? That whole period until my fall is blanked out." Half the Republics on the panel would stroke out on the spot.

Ronald Reagan isn't the only (or most recent) Rethuglican to use that excuse when testifying, and HRC isn't even being accused of committing an illegal act (not yet, anyway).

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Response to wyldwolf (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 08:31 PM

18. Every question was answered with....

"I don't recall "

LOL

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Response to devilgrrl (Reply #19)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 08:49 PM

21. Yup, me too.

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Response to wyldwolf (Reply #21)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 03:28 AM

40. kinda thrown off by the seriousness of the subject of mental health

. . . and Iran Contra.

Humor is a funny thing . . .

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Response to bigtree (Reply #40)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 08:43 AM

45. ... and the seriousness of blood clots in the head.

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Response to devilgrrl (Reply #19)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 09:29 PM

24. I thought it was Hillaryous, too

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Response to pinboy3niner (Reply #24)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 10:45 PM

31. Oh. I get it... I mean, yeah, haha, those stupidos!

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Response to nilram (Reply #31)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 03:38 AM

41. ?

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Response to wyldwolf (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 08:38 PM

20. He was senile.

His Alzheimers just hadn't been diagnosed as yet.

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Response to wyldwolf (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 09:23 PM

22. Here's proof of your statement



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Response to chieftain (Reply #22)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 12:04 AM

37. One of the very best SNL skits EVER!


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Response to chieftain (Reply #22)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 09:12 AM

49. DAMN! You beat me to it!

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Response to backscatter712 (Reply #49)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 07:40 PM

54. Great minds, Backscatter.

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Response to wyldwolf (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 09:28 PM

23. Nice sock puppet.

Not sure if it's Allen West or Bill O'Reilly.

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Response to hay rick (Reply #23)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 09:32 PM

25. Sock puppet?

Really?

LOL.

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Response to wyldwolf (Reply #25)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 09:36 PM

26. I just know.

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Response to hay rick (Reply #26)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 09:49 PM

28. LOL. So what's my other DU ID?

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Response to wyldwolf (Reply #28)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 10:02 PM

29. Ben Ghazi.

Now everybody knows. LOL.

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Response to hay rick (Reply #29)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 10:05 PM

30. crap!

I thought Ben Dover would be too obvious.

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Response to wyldwolf (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 11:09 PM

32. You saw the first Reagan/Mondale debate? He wasn't faking

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Response to wyldwolf (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 11:11 PM

33. Exactly what I thought when I saw him testify...

He never was a good actor.

Great smile, tho.

To be fair, I don't think he knew what the hell was going on half the time. Nancy loved him but don't think she knew enough about politics - just what to wear, invite and serve...

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Response to wyldwolf (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 11:27 PM

34. not sure

my dad had full-blown Alzheimer disease which eventually killed him. He showed many signs of the illness years before it became obvious or debilitating.

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Response to bigtree (Reply #34)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 11:48 PM

36. Who was/is Reagan? I know I've seen his picture before,

wasn't he on Twilight zone?

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Response to wyldwolf (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 11:46 PM

35. i have 23 reasons why that isn't true, old pal.



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Response to wyldwolf (Original post)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 12:09 AM

38. That's on about the same level of suggesting Hillary gave herself a concussion

 

and a bloodclot to escape the Benghazi hearings. Dimentia is something that affects millions and accusation of faking senility/dimensia is pretty low.

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Response to OneTenthofOnePercent (Reply #38)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 08:26 AM

44. exactly

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Response to wyldwolf (Original post)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 04:22 AM

42. It made for a wonderful recurring bit on SNL

Loveable, forgetful codger when the tour group goes through, mad ruler of the world as soon as they leave.

In real life though, shouldn't Reagan be a contender for the Guiness Book of World Records record for living with Alzhiemers? The average life expectancy after diagnosis was seven years at the time of Reagans death. Reagan lasted over 20 years with the diagnosis. It's pretty remarkable to survive over 20 years with a disease eating your brain.

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Response to wyldwolf (Original post)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 07:45 AM

43. "Golly gee, shucks, I just don't remember. Smirk." - Ronnie StarGazer Reagan (R)

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Response to wyldwolf (Original post)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 08:59 AM

46. I've had this

same "problem" on DU in the past year. It's resulted in some people being offended, and even alerting on some OPs. Yet the harshest sarcasm should not require that the author chew & partially digest their work, before spoon-feeding the baby robbins.

Well done. Right on the mark.

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Response to H2O Man (Reply #46)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 12:09 PM

51. I'm no baby robin

I think that most folks take these issues so seriously, that it's hard to see past their very real and understandable concerns.

So, a little sympathy for humor-impaired.

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Response to bigtree (Reply #51)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 02:14 PM

52. No, you are not.

Last edited Thu Jan 3, 2013, 02:55 PM - Edit history (1)

I don't think you were among those alerting on my OPs, either.

On edit: More, I apologize for offending you. I wasn't thinking. I am sorry.

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Response to H2O Man (Reply #52)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 03:58 PM

53. never any reason to feel that you've slighted me in any way

I have immense respect and admiration for you, my friend. Words will not come between us.

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Response to wyldwolf (Original post)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 09:06 AM

47. Reagan's senility and cluelessness were all too real.

Which, by the way, does not mitigate his role in this sorry chapter...

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Response to wyldwolf (Original post)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 09:09 AM

48. Phil Hartman called it!

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