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


Business outsourcing is not responsible for our weakened economy.
Sly's Office
09/08/2012
"You simply can’t keep these weapons out of the hands of sick, demented individuals who want to do harm. And when you try to do it, you restrict our freedoms."
Think Progress
07/22/2012
O'BRIEN: You're surely not suggesting that the idea and the concept behind Solyndra and other green energies like Solyndra is comparable to the Soviet Union and Cuba, right? JOHNSON: No, I am.
Think Progress
07/17/2012

Having cancer is a right, guaranteed somewhere in the Constitution, right?
Think Progress
06/28/2012
So no I think [climate change] is absolutely not proven.
WTAQ-FM
05/29/2012
Whether that’s a good thing or a bad thing may be debatable. But we suspect in Johnson’s case it is not a deliberate dumbing down so people can understand him. It fits...
Uppity Wisconsin
05/22/2012

Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) — one of the party’s main spokespeople on Obamacare — doesn’t even know the number of uninsured in his own state.
Think Progress
04/02/2012
You can get [contraception]. Go online, type it in. It’s easy to get.
Think Progress
03/27/2012
Johnson has accomplished nothing, voted against everything... and single-handedly brought the Senate to a halt last summer.
Uppity Wisconsin
01/28/2012

Five members of the US Senate were 100% reliable votes for the Koch Brothers right wing agenda in 2011, Think Progress reports. Guess who made the list?
Uppity Wisconsin
01/11/2012
Younger people have no expectation of having any Medicare or Social Security.
Herald Times Reporter
08/24/2011
Johnson said people who value their local community need to get involved to help turn around what he called a “culture of entitlement.”
Uppity Wisconsin
08/17/2011

For the record, in the senator’s lifetime, America has endured segregation, the Cold War and the threat of terrorism. That fact was not lost on Hunt, who pressed Johnson about his oft-repeated...
Uppity Wisconsin
07/16/2011
[The Affordable Care Act] is the single greatest assault on freedom in my lifetime.
Uppity Wisconsin
07/11/2011
Progressive activist group One Wisconsin Now is out this afternoon with Johnson’s tax information. It is saying: “Tax documents obtained from the Wisconsin Department of Revenue by One Wisconsin Now show Oshkosh Tea Party enthusiast...
MinnPost
06/27/2011

Johnson's plastics company paid him $10 million in deferred compensation shortly before he was sworn in as Wisconsin's junior senator.
Think Progress
06/24/2011
Unemployed workers will lose their benefits because Congressional Republicans refuse to budget unless the Bush tax breaks are extended for the wealthy.
One Wisconsin Now
11/28/2010
One Wisconsin Now is calling for them to publicly announce whether or not they will be taking advantage of government-subsidized health care in their newly-elected positions.
One Wisconsin Now
11/15/2010

The RPW’s frivolous complaint to the GAB regarding its legislative candidates’ support for the Social Security privatization scheme, belies the RPW’s own state platform.
One Wisconsin Now
10/25/2010
"I don't believe this election really is about details. It just isn't."
Talking Points Memo
10/21/2010
Ron Johnson during his ed board meeting at the Green Bay Press Gazette reveals that he has no job plan.
Green Bay Press-Gazette
10/19/2010

Ron Johnson's PACUR LLC made a $5,000 contribution to the Republican Governors Association, despite the fact it has paid no state income taxes from 1997 to 2008.
One Wisconsin Now
10/17/2010
Some of Johnson’s recent comments point to a different reason: he fails to grasp even the most basic concepts of any high school science curriculum.
Jonathan Hayden
09/07/2010
The climate for business investment is far more certain in communist China than it is in the U.S.
Newsdesk
09/01/2010

Greenland was actually green at one point in time. And it's been, since, it's a whole lot whiter now.
Talking Points Memo
08/23/2010
Ron Johnson, who's taken back half of what he's said since entering the race for U.S. Senate, has had one consistent story he tells on the stump and in interviews.
Bill Christofferson
08/21/2010
Gosh, who knew that political fortunes of inexperience would change so dramaticly? I hope they don't get their hands on my five year old son.
Jud Lounsbury
08/19/2010

Johnson is making news over his head-scratching declaration that sunspots, and not industry-created pollution, is the reason for the global climate change causing historic flooding, severe heat and cold and erratic weather events.
Scot Ross
08/19/2010
I absolutely do not believe in the science of man-caused climate change. It’s not proven by any stretch of the imagination.
Uppity Wisconsin
08/18/2010
Oshkosh businessman Ron Johnson, appearing on the Charlie Sykes radio show this morning, told listeners he was not a gun owner and instead was “raised as a fisherman.”
One Wisconsin Now
08/12/2010

The right has always let off the hook banksters on the other side of the contract and now we’ll watch as they ignore the uber-rich for defaulting on mortgages too.
Cody Oliphant
07/08/2010
If you paid any attention to the Republican Party of Wisconsin Convention — and not GOP press releases and media accounts – you would have noticed that the Republican Party establishment-types are...
Cody Oliphant
06/28/2010
Since Ron Johnson is already trying to hide the true nature of his wealth from the people of Wisconsin, this raises serious questions.
One Wisconsin Now
06/27/2010

Susan Armacost said “(Electability) tipped the scales for Ron Johnson… It’s the electability of the candidate at this point… I think the polls are very clear.”
Cody Oliphant
06/17/2010
He explained he is not a scholar of the Constitution, adding that it “is not an easy document” and is “hard to study unless you do it in detail.”
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
06/16/2010
Today’s Wisconsin Right to Life PAC endorsement of Ron Johnson shows WRTL is clearly more interested in shilling for the Republican Party rather than intellectual honesty. Please find below a re-send of...
One Wisconsin Now
06/16/2010

Wisconsin Right to Life head Barbara Lyons recently told her members she was “salivating” over the Republican U.S. Senate Ron Johnson.
One Wisconsin Now
06/13/2010
When you continue to extend unemployment benefits, people really don't have the incentive to go take other jobs.
Wisconsin Public Television
06/11/2010
No really. A United States Senator, Sen. Ron Johnson in fact, actually, really, did want to protect pedophile priests. We're speechless.
YouTube
06/10/2010

As someone that’s been in business for 31 years, I recognize where jobs are created and that’s the private sector … I’m not totally opposed to some deficit spending if it had...
WisPolitics
06/10/2010
WISPOLITICS: “Would you support drilling, like in the Great Lakes for example?” JOHNSON: “You know, the bottom line is we are an oil-based economy.”
WisPolitics
06/10/2010
Johnson had a choice: drink from the cups of grassroots Tea Party groups or sip one back with Mark Block, a big business front group, and the old school Republican establishment.
Cody Oliphant
06/06/2010

And how's he spending that personal campaign fortune to win a primary ? He's buying ad space on one the country's top liberal blogs. It's true.
Scot Ross
05/26/2010
U.S. Senate candidate Ron Johnson got caught ripping down signs from Terrence Wall at the RPW Convention.
YouTube
05/24/2010
I was watching FOX News and, uh, Dick Morris came on.
Illusory Tenant
05/17/2010