Ron Johnson voted against common sense gun legislation.
Call him: 202-224-5323
Followers in other states: you can find contact information for your Senator here. As President Obama said, “ you need to let your representatives in Congress know that you are disappointed, and that if they don’t act this time, you will remember come election time.”
Tammy Baldwin and Ron Johnson: No Pair of Senators are Further Apart
If congressional voting records are any guide, no state has two U.S. senators who are further apart politically than Wisconsin’s Ron Johnson and Tammy Baldwin.
When discussing gun control on CNN this morning, Tea Party Senator Ron Johnson from Wisconsin (who has an A+ rating from the NRA) “isn’t sure there’s going to be a solution that comes out of Washington D.C.”
Later on CNN, he said Wal-Mart was too busy “trying to grow the economy” and doesn’t have time for gun control.
Call him. 202-224-5323. Demand a plan.
From the New York Times:
Senator Ron Johnson, the Tea Party favorite from Wisconsin, spoke for the Republican Party (and many Democrats) when he said that limiting high-capacity magazines would infringe on a basic right. “When you try and do it, you restrict our freedom,” he said on “Fox News Sunday.”
Freedom to do what, precisely? To fire off 100 rounds without reloading?
He’s an interesting case study of someone who has talked more than he has listened, lectured more than he has developed relationships with his colleagues, and now he’s having a tough time because of that behavior in advancing his policy goals. It’s kind of like watching a temper tantrum by a 2-year-old in the middle of the grocery store.
--A “senior GOP aide,” referring to Sen. Ron Johnson. Republican Ron Johnson of Wisconsin is reportedly planning on firing most of his Washington D.C. staff.
Who’s going to trust a man who calls the program a criminal fraud and, in effect, called Americans a bunch of suckers for believing in it for these many decades?
It very well may be that someone who insists Social Security is a Ponzi scheme, despite all evidence to the contrary, is not electable on a national level. But it’s worth remembering that last year, a tea partier in Wisconsin ran against Senator Feingold using the exact same line…and won.
janf asked: Do you think Russ Feingold will run for and, if he does, win Sen. Kohl's seat next year? Also is he your preferred Dem candidate or would you like to see someone else, e.g. Tammy Baldwin, run?
Great question! I would love nothing more than to have Feingold represent Wisconsin again. In my mind, replacing Feingold with Ron Johnson epitomized everything tragic about the November 2010 elections. I just have to believe that Wisconsin learned from that mistake, knows better now, and would elect Feingold if he ran. But I’m not holding my breath that he’ll be a contender. Although I could see him entering the political arena again, I’d be surprised if it was for senate in 2012.
If not Feingold, I think Baldwin would be a good choice (especially among the people hinting at running). It might be a long shot, but I would really like to see Erpenbach make a run for it.