MADISON, Wis. — U.S. Senator Ron Johnson (R-Wisconsin) has been given a seventh seed in a national NCAA tournament-themed contest to determine who is the most “outrageous, radical, out of touch right-winger” of the past year. The contest, available at MarchBadness.org, is sponsored by One Wisconsin Now’s national partner, Progress Now, a network of 21 state-based progressive groups specializing in research, communications, rapid response and online organizing.
“We are both humbled and outraged that Sen. Ron Johnson’s inanity and extremism have warranted this ”honor,’” said Scot Ross, One Wisconsin Now Executive Director. “Given Ron Johnson’s bumbling and extremism on issues across the spectrum, we are confident #ourdumbsenator will over perform amongst his august competition.”
One Wisconsin Now currently hosts a website devoted to the compendium of Johnson buffoonery at www.OurDumbSenator.com.
Among Sen. Johnson’s “highlights” featured on the website are his:
“With all the extremists and out-of-touch right wingers out there, that our own Ron Johnson could make the short list is indeed a dubious distinction for our Tea Party senator,” said Ross.