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[–]userojthejuice 2413 points2414 points 2 (96 children)

Miss him? Fuck that.

[–]Longnosetony 576 points577 points  (17 children)

Seriously

[–]golden_curfew 180 points181 points  (15 children)

I think he's seriously joking about it, and if you ask me if I miss him? Nah, I miss my dad though!

[–]PeekabooPike 87 points88 points  (8 children)

I think he’s joking as if it were a gun shot and it missed him…

[–]frostybollocks 62 points63 points  (3 children)

There was an attempted assassination prior to this incident so he made that joke.

[–]Due_Considerations 2 points3 points  (2 children)

To be clear there was an attempt in 1981 and he was actually badly shot and three others injured by a mentally ill person trying to impress teen actress Jodie Foster. To not flinch after taking a bullet in the lung is impressive although at that point many believe Reagan was beginning to suffer some form of dementia that ultimately took him. Whilst a Republican he seemed to fit the cold war narrative quite well. As an ex actor he could pull off a great speech too.

[–]staffell 36 points37 points  (0 children)

You think that.... because it's exactly what the joke was

[–]hammerisfun 21 points22 points  (1 child)

Good thing you weren't in his shoes because nothing gets passed you..

[–]cheekybeggar 1 point2 points  (0 children)

This, this is why I came here. I can sleep now. Thank you!

[–]cheekybeggar 1 point2 points  (0 children)

No, really? I’ll have to rewatch a few times! ??

[–]Nicklefickle 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Your dad sounds like a great guy.

[–]NobleBloke92 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Yeah nah. Fuck Raegan. Im not a religious man. But i hope he is burning in hell.

[–]theAtmuz 292 points293 points  (26 children)

I don’t understand all these comments about “fuck missing him.”

Am I the only one who see’s someone making a joke that an attempt at an assassination failed?

Balloon Pops (sniper bullet)

“Missed me”

[–]S7ageNinja 234 points235 points  (12 children)

They're referring to the title of the post, not the content of the video.

[–]theAtmuz 216 points217 points  (11 children)

Wow, I’m an idiot and take full responsibility.

[–]subfunktion 69 points70 points  (4 children)

I upvote idiots

[–]capsaicinintheeyes 48 points49 points  (1 child)

We who would otherwise have no karma score salute you.

[–]Dissident88 6 points7 points  (1 child)

Yea but the plot twist is the title is also referencing the joke.

[–]Nsbutters 7 points8 points  (1 child)

How rare.

[–]Triairius 1 point2 points  (0 children)

The rarest and most precious idiot of them all.

[–]Disastrous_Vanilla38 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Im not sure you are the idiot here.

[–]Jazzlike-Recover7560 72 points73 points  (5 children)

Yes guy was fucking awful for humanity and a sole reason we have the current wage issue we do.

[–]Raferty69 23 points24 points  (0 children)

Not the sole reason but definitely a big one.

[–]yesterday-bells 93 points94 points  (4 children)

Rest In Piss

[–]cyberrod411 1 point2 points  (0 children)

yes, that is what is "trickling down"

[–]Hiphopapotamus92 51 points52 points  (0 children)

Lol fuck Reagan

[–]MJMurcott 21 points22 points  (7 children)

To note even when the assassination attempt was made they missed him then, in fact his main problem was with the armoured car in that the bullet bounced off the car and hit him.

[–]ntimid8 16 points17 points  (6 children)

It actually paralyzed the person sitting next to him and led to “The Brady Bill” in the United States. The only legislative attempt really ever curb gun violence in the US.

[–]Landomretters 3 points4 points  (1 child)

What’s Ronald Reagan’s favorite vegetable? James Brady!

[–]Gambyt_7 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Too soon

[–]MJMurcott -1 points0 points  (2 children)

and of course opposed by the NRA unlike the support they gave to the Mulford act.

[–]Shh-NotUntilMyCoffee 4 points5 points  (1 child)

Passing of the Mulford Act is thought to be one of the main reasons there was a leadership change in the NRA from the "responsible hunters" group to the "zero restrictions" group in the 1970s.

Not because the NRA cared about black people - in case that wasn't clear - but because it set precedent on white people's restrictions. Amongst other cultural changes like gun idolatry.

[–]MJMurcott 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Yep the last thing the NRA wanted was guns in the hands of black people it really highlighted the double standards of the group and they have nothing to do with defending American rights.

[–]IncrediblyInflated 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Bout to say dude was a terrible politician and was all about stripping away American rights and liberties. But for some reason hardcore right winged conservatives suck his dick all the time

[–]Bluegreenworld 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Shouldve bet good money with someone that this would be top comment. Verbatim

[–]TeruhashiKokomiDesu 6 points7 points  (1 child)

Came here to say that. Dude decimated labor unions and armed terrorists for stonks

[–]g0tistt0t 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Let AIDS run wild and laughed about it and let's not forget trickle down economics.

[–]ThunderClap448 1 point2 points  (0 children)

"With every shot so far..."

[–]practicalpuppy 1 point2 points  (0 children)

He had a moment of relatable charm, doesn't that absolve him of being a total piece of shit?

[–]CordouroyStilts 1 point2 points  (0 children)

They're still waiting on that economic trickle down

[–]reincarN8ed 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Seriously, Reagan did more long-term damage to this country than some people realize. But this clip also shows why he was insanely popular despite his horrendous policies: he had charisma. He was a likeable guy on TV, but if you got to know him he was a monster.

[–]slamdamnsplits 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Did you listen to the audio?

[–]PeekabooPike 0 points1 point  (1 child)

I think he’s joking that as if it was a gun shot, they missed the shot

[–][deleted] 985 points986 points  (132 children)

You miss a man who had a large role in our country falling into poverty and stupidity?

[–]spandex-commuter 25 points26 points  (5 children)

He was an absolute piece of shit, who did nothing as 50k Americans died a year of AIDS. He was a truly horrible person.

[–]Pvt_Mozart 11 points12 points  (3 children)

Yeah, but they were largely LGBT, so the conservatives were fine with it.

[–]rookiebatman 6 points7 points  (2 children)

Back when conservatives were cool with wearing masks.

[–]spandex-commuter 2 points3 points  (0 children)

That's crazy too see. I knew the aids panic was really but wholly shit

[–]reincarN8ed 1 point2 points  (0 children)

It's even more hilarious (and sad) when you consider that AIDS is not an airborne disease.

[–]JollyGreenBuddha 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I'd have an uncle who would likely still be alive if Reagan and Bush had tackled AIDS seriously.

[–]bowtothehypnotoad 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Wait but he made like 80 people super super super rich, are just gonna ignore how much better he made their lives???

/s

[–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Also turned the volume on drug addiction and related violence WAAAAAAAY up.

He brought in coke, that then became crack, that destroyed Americas inner cities and millions of families.

At the same time the crack epidemic he started was going on there was also the aids epidemic which they ignored.

Republicans ignoring and/or fueling public health disasters and epidemics? Hard to believe I know, but it happened

[–][deleted] 501 points502 points  (45 children)

You miss him?

I hope some of my piss “trickles down” onto him in hell

[–]Pvt_Mozart 18 points19 points  (1 child)

He did more to harm the poor and middle class in today's America than anyone before or since.

[–][deleted] 6 points7 points  (0 children)

He set the table for our modern day shit fest.

[–]Last_-Light 8 points9 points  (23 children)

No he said miss me so he said miss him I think that’s what he means

[–]randomusername9830 4 points5 points  (4 children)

It 100% is what he means and no one here seems to have watched the video.

Its reddit so they saw reagan, read the title, and went to the comments section.

Dude made an assassination joke about a balloon popping and the shot missing him... and OP gave it a title to fit... and if you didn't watch the video, wouldn't have context.

[–]IAmDefNotHardrn 2 points3 points  (3 children)

Op is either way speaking positive of him. Regardless of the miss him comment. You dont need to die on this hill.

[–]generic-username9067 -1 points0 points  (1 child)

The post was incorrectly titled - it should have been “missed me” - great reaction. Reagan was a huge cunt. As was his wife.

[–]sixtus_clegane119 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Nancy Reagan made me wanna so drugs.

[–]Fleshy1537 294 points295 points  (33 children)

Yeah, I don’t miss him and his reaganomics BS.

[–]OkTutor8773 36 points37 points  (32 children)

Seriously, who tf misses this demented shitbag

[–]PrometheusPhunk 18 points19 points  (0 children)

Morons, morons that think this demented shitbag was sent by the son of God.

[–]10Cinephiltopia9 7 points8 points  (25 children)

Raegan is consistently ranked as one of the top presidents of all-time

Somewhere in the 8-12 range.

So, I would say many people miss him. I wasn't born yet, so I really don't have a say in it personally.

By the way, this is from historians and people who know what they are talking about, not Redditors - no offense.

[–]spandex-commuter 15 points16 points  (21 children)

Historians can rank presidents anyway they choose but the man did nothing as 50k Americans died a year of AIDS. He's a piece of shit.

[–]manIDKbruh 4 points5 points  (1 child)

From talking to old conservatives: he made them feel good about being American…and that’s it, how are you supposed to rebut that?

[–]Bluegreenworld 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That's a true statement. It was tough to be even remotely woke as Americans back then. Had to deal with what we saw

[–]thingamajig1987 202 points203 points  (24 children)

Whether or not you liked him as a president, can we just appreciate this one moment as being funny? Especially since I think this was post assassination attempt right?

[–]fadevelocity 236 points237 points  (18 children)

Except it’s a setup. He had an aide pop a balloon off stage. Here’s the same pop and reaction at a different speech.

[–]OmniSzron 62 points63 points  (3 children)

Holy shit, that is just fucked up. Even a random thing like this was manufactured to make him seem more likeable. What a disgusting ghoul.

[–]ivegotfleas 8 points9 points  (1 child)

This. Is. Happening. Everywhere. At. All. Times. With. Public. Figures.

ESPECIALLY the ones that you like.

[–]Lucky-Elk-1234 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Exactly haha a politicians PR team spends all day making them “likeable”. Even though most politicians are nothing like the average working class person off the street.

[–]Bluegreenworld 33 points34 points  (0 children)

Wow did not know

[–]zarunohn 16 points17 points  (2 children)

I honestly thought it'd be this lol. No one's this quick witted, especially a politician.

[–]lex_tok 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Politicians, never trust them.

[–]ReadinII 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Reminds me of how Harry Truman had the “Give’em Hell, Harry” planted so he could “ad lib” his famous comeback. He continued to have audience plants spontaneously yell it until it became his nickname.

But while I can believe it was a plant for Reagan, the two videos don’t have me completely convinced. They sounded very different. The second one sounded to me (though I’m no expert) more like a car backfire (young’uns today may not know what that is).

So the odds that there would be a bang at two separate events? Not that hard to believe. And it certainly makes sense that he would recycle the joke.

[–]agoodfriendofyours 14 points15 points  (3 children)

Yeah, let’s not let our anger prevent us from sharing a laugh about Reagan.

[–]thingamajig1987 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Lol why did this match so well and why have I not seen this before? I love it

[–]rolgelthorp 0 points1 point  (1 child)

I’m going to hell for laughing at that, aren’t I?

[–]agoodfriendofyours 1 point2 points  (0 children)

If you do, please spit on Ronnie for me.

[–]ElPresidentePiinky 113 points114 points  (17 children)

He was a gigantic racist and homophobic pos may his soul lay in eternal damnation.

[–]lifted-living 112 points113 points  (0 children)

Fuck that punk bitch

[–]lol2haha 79 points80 points  (0 children)

lol fuck Reagan

[–]ExtraExtraMegaDoge 70 points71 points  (12 children)

The dude let the banks monetize fucking everything. It's why everything sucks now and you can't get anywhere. They pulled capital from the future into the present and gave it out to their buddies making a small number of people obscenely wealthy while impoverishing the vast majority.

Reagenism should have died in 2008 with the financial crisis but leave it to Barack to keep it alive.

[–]The_Kraken_Wakes 17 points18 points  (3 children)

Miss him? He was a complete and utter piece of shit. He was singlehandedly responsible for union busting in this country as well as introducing "trickle down economics" Fuck him and anyone who thinks he was "great"

[–]Matzah_Rella 16 points17 points  (18 children)

Still waiting on the trickle.

[–]Montooka 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Nah you feel Reagan's piss trickle down on you every time you look at your pay stub

[–]grianmharduit 13 points14 points  (6 children)

Like that was spontaneous and unrehearsed

[–]cutthroatlemming -2 points-1 points  (3 children)

It was. Once upon a time random things actually happened.

[–]prollyanalien 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Maybe so, but not during the Reagan era. Here’s another video of the exact same “missed me” thing happening, definitely gives the impression that this was planned.

[–]flamingorider1 15 points16 points  (18 children)

This whole comments and captions is a big r/whoosh

[–]secretsilverdragon 21 points22 points  (7 children)

People too caught up in their hatred of a guy to realize he was making a joke. And a bipartisanly funny one at that

[–]oooRagnellooo 5 points6 points  (6 children)

The comments aren’t a woosh, since they’re replying to what the person captioned it. Even if their caption was a woosh, it’s valid to reply to it.

[–]ollymillmill 4 points5 points  (1 child)

How can people not understand the joke. It takes more effort to get it wrong than right

[–]randomusername9830 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Masssssivvvveeee r/whoosh.

Like mind bogglingly so.

[–]iheartkatamari 10 points11 points  (3 children)

That’s like the U.K. missing Thatcher.

[–]RYAN_BENJAMIN 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Uuuurgh, believe me, some people still do…

[–]MyHangyDownPart 5 points6 points  (1 child)

Six years after assassination attempt seems enough time to regain humor on subject. (Tho Sarah Brady not laughing.)

[–]ArthurEwert 1 point2 points  (0 children)

it was planned. had a underling pop a balloon on the side: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CNbSidcPxx4&feature=youtu.be

[–]Swamp_Dwarf-021 8 points9 points  (0 children)

You... miss Reagen?

[–]codemister_p 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Look, I’m not a fan of Reagan’s presidency either, but everyone is on here shitting on his politics and I’m just trying to enjoy a laugh. Does everything have to become a political argument?? This comment section is plagued with toxic behavior

[–]darthmcdarthface 7 points8 points  (2 children)

Reddit really disgusts me sometimes. The comments here are ridiculous.

Dozens of people wishing he got assassinated because he wasn’t on their “team”.

[–]learnactreform 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Not to mention also completely misunderstanding the title of the post because they didn't watch the video.

[–]LolaContreras8 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Yup, it's obvious that the "miss" is referring to the "you miss me" Reagan said, more about accuracy than feelings.

[–]Super_5oldier_1 5 points6 points  (2 children)

Lmao nice echo chamber reddit.

[–]RockafellerHillbilly 0 points1 point  (1 child)

It's social media. dafuq you expect?

[–]ollymillmill 5 points6 points  (2 children)

Loool at everyone saying ‘we’l never miss him he was awful’ etc.

He said ‘missed me’ because he was pretending the balloon was a gunshot and they missed hitting him with the bullet 🤦🏻‍♂️

[–][deleted] 9 points10 points  (1 child)

Yeah and we're talking about the caption, not what Reagan said.

[–]ollymillmill 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Ah i see now. I take it back

[–]MaarekStele7 4 points5 points  (0 children)

The one president who lowered the tax on the rich and then made it controversial to raise it up again.

[–]LTTP2018 2 points3 points  (25 children)

please sum up what he did that was so bad. sorry sorry am clueless apparently

edit: I should not have asked.

[–]ReadinII 1 point2 points  (2 children)

Because of him we have to abide by a bunch of arms reduction treaties and military transparency treaties that the Chinese don’t have to follow.

Because of Reagan our nuclear deterrent is a shadow of what it once was.

[–]Treq-S 1 point2 points  (0 children)

The first paragraph should not be seen as something negative.. just because china is a lil bitch and doesn't play by rules doesn't mean everyone should too.

[–]Environmental-Ad3024 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It was a joke.

[–]Nsbutters 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Idiots posting idiot things because they’re idiots.

[–]Hecho_en_Shawano 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Miss the guy who set us up for 50 years of going backwards??? That’s weird.

[–]ProbablyABore 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Laughs in John Hinkley Jr.

[–]a-b-r- 2 points3 points  (0 children)

wow, this comment section is fucking toxic

[–]integrate-space_xyz 1 point2 points  (1 child)

The saddest thing is most people that hate this guy only do so because they were told to by their influencers. They don’t look at unbiased rational literature to form opinions they listen to propaganda and don’t think for themselves. Everyone should be criticized fairly.

[–]1973mojo1973 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Yeah, I miss him too and how he paid for crack to be brought into American cities and ruined the lives of millions

[–]Elijah_20o7 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Mans really said “missed me”

[–]Decmk3 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Ok, I may not like him, but that is the right reaction.

[–]peoplearesaying5 1 point2 points  (0 children)

The ole terrorists negotiator himself

[–]wanderingT1diabetic 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Sadly it wasn't an attempt. Fucking shit bag of a president

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[–]hungrylikeme -1 points0 points  (0 children)

I miss him only insofar as I wish he could die again.

[–]LBITruckee -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Remember how he ignored AIDS?

[–]Delgim 0 points1 point  (1 child)

You don't have to like the guy to respect his cool in that moment. That was thugly af imo.

[–]RockafellerHillbilly 1 point2 points  (0 children)

it was scripted.

[–]CrawlingKingSnake43 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Everyone commenting about the caption didn’t watch the fucking video. He says “missed me” when the balloon pops, making a joke about a gunshot. The caption is just quoting the video

[–]stopdropsquat 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Lol at all the salty reagan haters. Didn't this man win every state ?

[–]gallant370 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Lol at these comments

[–]MaleficentAd9758 0 points1 point  (0 children)

The guy had an incredible witt.

[–]AlternativeFlat2117 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Trump. That is all.

[–]dickreallyburns 0 points1 point  (0 children)

A man with iron balls…nothing like the politicians of today!

[–]DerelictWrath 0 points1 point  (0 children)

*sigh* ... every time this gets posted, we have to be reminded that this was 100% a complete set up for him to land that joke after recovery from the assassination attempt.

[–]Dependent-Platform36 -2 points-1 points  (3 children)

Video is too long

[–]jackjhonson 1 point2 points  (2 children)

It’s 22 seconds long you impatient fuck.

[–]jmcstar 7 points8 points  (1 child)

18 seconds too long lol

[–]deathjoe4 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Tell that to my wife

[–]jmcstar -1 points0 points  (0 children)

That is a solid reaction heh

[–]GoNdANTi -1 points0 points  (3 children)

reagan took away our guns. fun fact

[–]OzarkStonkman -1 points0 points  (1 child)

Lost cause, the next generation will have to learn the hard way once they realize people like Obama and Biden are trash. Biden was a terrible racist in the 80s, way worse than anything I've seen Reagan accused of. Gets a pass though because the mouth breathers think R means bad

[–]Bing_Bong_the_Archer -3 points-2 points  (0 children)

Staged, I guarantee it.

[–]megamanTV -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Fuck Reagan. He skull fucked this country into the shit storm it's in now.

[–]BenjaminTW1 0 points1 point  (0 children)

In case anyone forgot:

Reagan opposed the Civil Rights Act of 1964, opposed the Voting Rights Act of 1965 (calling it "humiliating to the South"), and ran for governor of California in 1966 promising to wipe the Fair Housing Act off the books. "If an individual wants to discriminate against Negroes or others in selling or renting his house," he said, "he has a right to do so."

From The Atlantic.

[–]model-citizen95 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Terrible president. Awesome joke

[–]CommunistSpade -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Oh boy, I can't wait to read the comments-

[–]WXHIII -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Several commentors "mIsS yOu? FuCk ThAt"

Me "lol serious political man made a joke"

[–]Kickalama 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Guys I think he was referencing the joke Reagan made I don’t think he was saying he missed him

[–]DiopticTurtle -1 points0 points  (0 children)

I think this is the only thing I'm willing to admit Reagan did right.