By Jeff Simpson
H/T James Rowen on this one!
Rowen caught this interview with Scott Walker where he bragged about voting for Ronald Reagan!
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. You knew what you were getting. You knew how a Reagan administration, a Reagan presidency was going to be better for you.
While you can make a case that there are many similarities between Ronald Reagan and Scott Walker:
There are however some similarities between Reagan and the modern day Republicans. The first and most obvious is in their love of spending our money. Ronald Reagan left office with a 3 trillion dollar deficit. He spent more than every single president before him combined. Reagan was just following a philosophy that was thought up by Republican operative Jude Wanniski called the “Two Santa Claus Theory” The theory is when Republicans are in office to pair major tax cuts with increases in spending. They would bleed the economy so much that when Democrats took over (everything is cyclical), that the economy and government would be in such a mess that if they tried to fix it as needed IE…. Tax increases , reducing spending etc… it would help usher the republicans back into power again.The funny thing is, scott walker was 13 and 17 during the Reagan election years.
I will end it with one more similarity. The Reagan Administration was the most corrupt administration in history. Back in an era when both parties worked together and the atmosphere was not as politically charged as it is now, there were multiple scandals that resulted in the investigation, indictment or conviction of 139 administration officials. The largest of course being the Iran-Contra Scandal, but there were others such as the HUD rigging scandal, Sewergate, the Savings and Loans crisis and many others.
Scott Walker was born on November 2, 1967, according to various biographies - - here, or here, for example.
His campaign bio does not provide a birthdate, but he won the Wisconsin Governorship on Nov. 2nd, 2010, got a birthday cake for his 43rd birthday that night and was serenaded on his 46th birthday by a crowd in Virginia led by Republican National Committee chairman and fellow Wisconsinite Reince Priebus on Nov. 2, 2013.
His birth date is not in dispute.
Ronald Reagan was elected to his first term as President on November 4th, 1980 - - just two days after Walker's 13th birthday - - and was re-elected on Nov. 6th, 1984 - - presidential election dates, here.
On presidential election day November 6th, 1984, Scott Walker would have been 17 years and four days old.
We at CogDis have gotten our hands on Scott Walker practicing his State of the State speech!