Thursday, June 17, 2010

Ron Johnson and His Not Ready For Prime Time Politics

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel is reporting that Ron Johnson, who can't decide if he is a TEA Partier, a Republican, or both, has pulled out of two meetings with TEA Party groups. Johnson is claiming a scheduling conflict, but there are some who think that it is because he bombed out during a vetting session in Chippewa County.

According to the report, Johnson got several of the nuttier positions down pat, such as denying global warming and showing disdain for the United Nations.

But in other areas, he proved to be not quite loony enough for the Mad Hatters, such as questioning the Patriot Act and showing an unwillingness to just outright abolish the IRS.

The one thing that should alarm any sane person, whether they are on the right or the left, is this (emphasis mine):
A video of Johnson's 45-minute vetting Friday by the Rock River group shows the Oshkosh businessman alternately at ease and somewhat defensive. 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."
If he were to win, his job would include following and defending the Constitution. Not only that, but he would be expected to propose and vote on laws that are Constitutional or even to alter the Constitution. How in the world can he do that if he does understand the thing in the first place?

Someone should clue the Republicans that it takes more than just a big bank roll to be a good candidate, much less someone able to adequately represent the people of Wisconsin.


  1. Come on! Expecting a politician to know what he is talking about is so-o-o-o- half an hour ago. All one needs to win in 2010 is to have no track record, no experience in politics of any kind, and the willingness to say that taxes are too high over and over and over again.

  2. The vetting session was actually in Jefferson County. But it is all rather suspicious

  3. I can't vote for someone who doen't say he likes apple pie!