Ron Johnson

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Ron Johnson is a Tea Party affiliated United States Senator, representing the state of Wisconsin. He was the CEO of a plastic manufacturer prior to his election.

Election[edit]

Johnson's predecessor was Russ Feingold, a progressive Democrat. Feingold had an issue though, in between voting against both the Patriot Act and the Iraq War, his support for a single-payer healthcare system, and being quite liberal in general, he was deemed too sane "left-wing" for Wisconsin. This wasn't the case in 1992, 1998, and 2004. Then again, those years didn't have a Tea Party wave.

Johnson was able to throw millions behind his own campaign (the $8.2 million he used on his own campaign made up roughly 64% of campaign contributions) and was riding on the Tea Party's growing popularity, both of which basically guaranteed his election. However, it surprised many that Johnson beat other Republicans for the nomination despite having been initially seen as more incompetent and less organized than some of his opponents.[1] Since he's been elected senator he's been known for being fractally wrong on nearly everything he bothers to talk about.

Inspiring positions[edit]

Being the ingenious patriot he is, Johnson has done the following since he won his bid for senator:

  • Claimed to be "disappointed that the Obama administration is launching an assault on BP" after the BP oil spill.
  • Opposed the repeal of DADT.
  • Opposed ObamaCare and pushed the myth that it will increase the national debt and lead to "rationed care".[3]
  • Voted against universal background checks for gun ownership.
  • Helped get Charles Murphy (the man who co-wrote The Bell Curve) invited as a keynote speaker for an education event, which resulted in controversy. This one happened shortly before he was elected senator however.

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