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An Anthology of U.S. Senator Ron Johnson’s Embarrassingly Out-of-Touch Record


We need elected officials willing to fight for us. Instead, Johnson has shown us exactly who he is: an embarrassment to Wisconsin.
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
06/19/2014
Republicans in the U.S. Senate today voted to block action on legislation authored by Sen. Elizabeth Warren, and sponsored by Sen. Tammy Baldwin to allow student loans to be refinanced.
One Wisconsin Now
06/11/2014
In a recent press release Sen. Ron Johnson announced he is calling for more “transparency” in the Congressional Budget Office’s fiscal analyses of the Affordable Care Act.
One Wisconsin Now
06/09/2014

Johnson’s disingenuousness was on full display as he conflated efforts to help student loan borrowers refinance loans with limited loan forgiveness programs.
One Wisconsin Now
06/04/2014
Recent statements from U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson on student loan debt reveal a need for him to go back to school on the issue.
One Wisconsin Now
05/30/2014
Besides using the Bradley Foundation-funded law firm and getting a sweetheart delayed billing deal, Johnson is trying to milk this lawsuit for campaign cash for himself.
One Wisconsin Now
05/16/2014

One Wisconsin Now has filed a complaint with the FEC alleging Sen. Ron Johnson has improperly failed to disclose any incurred obligations and expenditures associated with his lawsuit against the Affordable Care Act.
WJFW-TV
05/14/2014
One Wisconsin Now has filed a complaint with the FEC alleging Johnson improperly failed to disclose expenditures associated with his lawsuit against the Affordable Care Act.
One Wisconsin Now
05/14/2014
Despite declaring he could use campaign funds to cover legal costs, a review of Johnson's campaign finance reports reveal no incurred obligations or expenditures related to the suit.
One Wisconsin Now
05/12/2014

“Ron Johnson wants people to be denied access to healthcare... He wants to reinstate things like lifetime caps and denial of coverage for pre-existing conditions.”
WLUK-TV
01/06/2014
Who would have thought that the best characterization of the legal action announced by Sen. Johnson today would come from fellow Wisconsin Republican Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner?
One Wisconsin Now
01/06/2014
Johnson’s 'If You Like Your Health Plan, You Can Keep It Act' is idiotic, and Freyberg proved it.
Democurmudgeon
11/11/2013

A constituent asks Johnson's regional director, Camille Solberg, if U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson believes in human evolution. “I don't believe so,” she answers.
Huffington Post
11/07/2013
Sadly, it seems like the best advice Sen. Ron Johnson can give his Republican friends is: marry rich and have you company pay for the campaign.
One Wisconsin Now
08/12/2013
While some D.C. politicians like Sen. Ron Johnson are all too eager to declare the student loan debt crisis solved, it is clear more action is needed.
One Wisconsin Now
07/31/2013

Republicans in the U.S. Senate today voted en masse to deny the 60 votes necessary to move to a vote on legislation that would repeal the doubling of interest rates on federal student loans.
One Wisconsin Now
07/09/2013
With the U.S. Senate moving toward acting on legislation to repeal the increase in interest rates on federal student loans, U.S. Senator Ron Johnson has fallen strangely silent.
One Wisconsin Now
07/08/2013
Cody Oliphant on the One Wisconsin Now blog reports on Sen. Ron Johnson’s latest broadside against our “dependent” nation in which he complains about everything from food stamps to Social Security. So, in case...
Capital Times
06/11/2013

With time running out, the U.S. Senate today considered competing plans for setting interest rates on federal Stafford Loans.
One Wisconsin Now
06/05/2013
It's the best of times and the worst of times for tackling the trillion dollar student loan debt crisis with the views of Wisconsin's two U.S. Senators, Tammy Baldwin and Ron Johnson
One Wisconsin Now
06/02/2013
Asked about rapidly rising college debt during a question-and-answer session, Johnson said he'd like to see more for-profit colleges enter the market.
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram
05/28/2013

Promoting someone like Ms. Engelbrecht, who organized and engaged in racially motivated voter suppression campaigns, as a victim of government is nothing short of grotesque.
One Wisconsin Now
05/28/2013
Ron Johnson thinks employers providing health care insurance is what got us into this mess.
Green Bay Press-Gazette
05/02/2013
Johnson talks endlessly about the need to reduce the nebulous federal debt as a justification for ruthless austerity, but has been utterly silent on the trillion-dollar student loan debt crisis.
One Wisconsin Now
05/01/2013

Will Republicans and their businesses that have paid no state income tax in recent years will be joining the rest of us in paying for services like education, health care, public safety and roads.
One Wisconsin Now
04/14/2013
Sen. Ron Johnson's failed effort to filibuster common sense gun safety legislation shows he is so out of touch with Wisconsin, we wonder if he can find the Badger State on a map.
One Wisconsin Now
04/10/2013
One Wisconsin Now, which has been hammering Johnson through its website, Our Dumb Senator, chimed in on Twitter: “#OurDumbSenator RoJo wants to protect “right” to sell guns to criminal without background check.”
Capital Times
04/09/2013

One Wisconsin Now Executive Director Scot Ross wrote Wisconsin Senator Ron Johnson, taking him to task for his threats to filibuster common sense gun regulations.
One Wisconsin Now
04/09/2013
Johnson 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.
One Wisconsin Now
03/28/2013
On behalf of the taxpayers of Wisconsin who pay your salary and for your office, I'm wondering just how much of our money is being spent on your latest inanity?
One Wisconsin Now
03/26/2013

Ryan’s call for the repeal of ObamaCare, and Johnson’s support for legislation to defund health insurance exchanges, seem targeted to undermine Walker’s latest health care scheme
One Wisconsin Now
03/12/2013
"We've purposely dumbed down our population. As a result of that, our population is very susceptible to demagoguery and that's what you're seeing."
Uppity Wisconsin
03/06/2013
It's simple: U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson thinks VAWA is unconstitutional and voted against it.
Rachel Maddow
02/12/2013

It had the world, it was obviously the Atlas Shrugged symbol, and he was thinking about buying it and I said, absolutely, I’ll pay for half of it.
Mother Jones
01/28/2013
John Kerry gets #OurDumbSenator to admit he missed an intelligence briefing.
Wonkette
01/24/2013
Senator, when you're in these positions, the last thing you want to do is interfere with any other process going on.
Talking Points Memo
01/23/2013

Ron Johnson: No time for gun control when you are trying to grow an economy.
Raw Story
01/09/2013
The Senate passed the emergency-spending bill for Hurricane Sandy relief efforts on Friday night... without Ron Johnson's support.
The Hill
12/28/2012
Hopefully I can sit down and lay out for her my best understanding of the federal budget because they're simply the facts,” he said. “Hopefully she'll agree with what the facts are and work toward common sense solutions.
Jezebel
11/08/2012

It's just — it's not even an issue here in Wisconsin, it doesn't even move the radar at all.
Huffington Post
10/29/2012
Ron Johnson said in a senate hearing that American companies investing in China creates jobs here in America. We have one Senator who represents mainland China.
Sly's Office
10/25/2012
“I don't know all kinds of things. I don’t know what I don’t know.”
Jud Lounsbury
10/22/2012

The economy was not in free fall when Pres. Obama took office.
CNN
10/17/2012
One Wisconsin Now unveiled a new blog, Our Dumb Senator, dedicated to the alleged intellectual shortcomings of Wisconsin’s junior senator, Ron Johnson.
Capital Times
10/05/2012
Press Release

He Said What?

It is almost unbelievable that a single elected official could make so many wrongheaded, ill-informed and outright offensive public statements in such a short time.
One Wisconsin Now
10/04/2012

Once their discharge comes through via disability or retirement, there are civilian jobs where they can continue their ambition to help America. Ron Johnson voted against it.
Sly's Office
10/03/2012
The ironic cavalcade of right-wing politicians rallying for unaccountable privatization in a publicly run building just upped the ante with the addition of Lt. Gov. Kleefisch to the roster of speakers.
One Wisconsin Now
09/20/2012
From the location to the keynote address, irony will be on parade this weekend in Waukesha according to One Wisconsin Now Executive Director Scot Ross as a cavalcade of right-wing organizations promote unaccountable privatization.
One Wisconsin Now
09/13/2012