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Ron Johnson, genius, shoots himself in foot again on veterans

Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) and his Koch backers have decided that the way to beat Russ Feingold, the Democrat running to regain this seat, is on veterans issues. They've already dug Johnson a pretty big hole, by giving Feingold the opportunity...Show More Summary

Will Trump cost Republicans the Senate?

MILWAUKEE — Asked what he might do given the looming choices this November, fervent anti-Donald Trump talk radio host Charlie Sykes had a simple response. Root for the Green Bay Packers and pump up Sen. Ron Johnson. The Packers have to contend with their rivals in the National Football League. Johnson, a first-term Republican, has [...]Show More Summary

Feingold says Johnson trying to fool voters on Trump

(AP) — Democrat Russ Feingold accused Wisconsin Republican Sen. Ron Johnson on Wednesday of trying to fool voters with Washington double-speak when he says that he supports but does not endorse Donald Trump for president. Feingold'sShow More Summary

Ron Johnson Ditches His Own Judicial Nominee After Ignoring Court Vacancy For 2,323 Days

6 days agoNews : Huffington Post

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) just can't bring himself to play well with others. He's spent more than six years -- 2,323 days, to be precise -- singlehandedly preventing a vacancy on a court that covers his state from being filled. Show More Summary

Ron Johnson, genius, backs off of Trump endorsement

Wisconsin Sen. Ron Johnson is probably going to lose his re-election bid to the guy he defeated six years ago, Democrat Russ Feingold. He'll probably lose because he can't stay out of his own way. Case in point: Whether or not he really endorses Donald Trump. Show More Summary

Wisconsin's Johnson says he wasn't making 9/11 comparison

(AP) — Wisconsin Sen. Ron Johnson is defending his discussion of the vote taken by passengers aboard the hijacked United Flight 93 on 9/11 in the context of the upcoming November election, calling those who have criticized him over his...Show More Summary

Parsing the "Endorsement" Nonsense

Freshman Senator Ron Johnson looks to be one of the most vulnerable and, by most accounts, dumbest senators up for reelection this year. I caught wind of some Republican lobbyist/donors basically washing their hands of him a few months ago after hearing his plan to run hard on the SCOTUS blockade in his battle for reelection. Show More Summary

Extra Bonus Quote of the Day

“Now, it may not be life and death, like the vote passengers on United Flight 93 took, but boy is it consequential.” — Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI), quoted by the AP, on the presidential election.

RoJo Compares 2016 Election To 9/11 Attacks

Over the past weekend, the Republican Party of Wisconsin had their state convention. One of the speakers at said convention, as the gentle reader might imagine, was the endangered Ron Johnson. RoJo is endangered because ever since they...Show More Summary

Republican Sen. Ron Johnson, genius, compares his re-election to 9/11

Plenty of politicians have invoked 9/11 for plenty of reasons—usually to promote some kind of horrific new infringement on our civil liberties in the name of freedom and security. But to Ron Johnson it's personal. It's just like hisShow More Summary

Republican senator draws parallel between his campaign, 9/11

Evidently, Ron Johnson sees a parallel between the efforts on 9/11 to stop terrorists and the efforts to help him keep his Senate job for another six years.

JC Penney’s CEO on Listening to Front-Line Employees

After the previous CEO of JC Penney, Ron Johnson, was fired (see my post “Lack of PDSA made JCP CEO SOL?“), it seems that new CEO Marvin Ellison might be taking a different approach. See this article from FORTUNE: “The CEO Who’s Reinventing J.C. Penney.” Whereas Johnson “just thought his ideas were right,” Ellison appears to test […]

Watch Republican Senator Compare His Reelection Campaign to 9/11 Attacks

last weekNews : Mediaite

At the Wisconsin Republican Convention this weekend, Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI) tried to inspire his audience to help push Republicans, including himself, to victory in November, but in the process may have inspired something else entirely. Show More Summary

Ron Johnson Compares Tough Re-Election Bid To 9/11 Attacks

Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) wants you to vote as if your life depends on it. Speaking at the Wisconsin GOP convention on Saturday, Johnson recalled how passengers on United Airlines Flight 93 took a vote among themselves before bravely storming the cockpit to fight the al Qaeda hijackers on Sept. Show More Summary

Wisconsin's Johnson compares election with 9/11 attacks

(AP) — Wisconsin Sen. Ron Johnson compared the upcoming election with the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks during his speech at the state Republican Party convention on Saturday. Johnson, who is running for re-election against Democrat Russ...Show More Summary

Wisconsin GOP Ignores Trump

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) “urged about 1,000 Republicans at the convention to ‘focus like a laser beam’ on helping Sen. Ron Johnson win re-election, but he didn’t make the same call to action for Trump. He didn’t even say [......

Trump Needs Time to Understand ‘Complex Policy’

Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) told the Wisconsin State Journal that Donald Trump needs time to adjust to the world of politics. Said Johnson: “You’ve got a new nominee who in many respects is fleshing out his ideas in many of [...]

GOP Senator's Re-Election Opponent Trolls Him With Endorsement From 'The Lego Movie'

WASHINGTON -- Facing a tight re-election battle, Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) on Thursday got an "endorsement" from Lord Business -- the villain from "The Lego Movie," which Johnson once characterized as "propaganda" against business owners. The...Show More Summary

Donald Trump Has Put the GOP in an Impossible Position on Merrick Garland

It’s a bad day to be Ron Johnson. Or Kelly Ayotte. Or any other swing-state Republican senator up for reelection this fall. Last night in Indiana, Donald Trump became the most unpopular major-party nominee in American history. A CNN/ORC poll released Wednesday shows Clinton leading Trump nationally 54 to 41 ... More »

There Should Be Plenty More Where This Comes From

If you vote for Kelly Ayotte or Mark Kirk or Rob Portman or Ron Johnson or Rob Portman etc. etc. you’re voting for Trumpism. He’s the Republican candidate and they own him. This is a point that the Democratic campaigns in swing states need to make effectively and relentlessly. Share

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