Until last week, Wisconsin’s Johnson remained largely discreet, tucked away as an insignificant part of the state’s political rancor. Then came the four hour’s of consistent and hard media attention focused on Wisconsin’s Johnson. It was the hard questioning and enhanced performance of Johnson at the Senate hearings that seemed to go on and on, and left many people scratching their heads.
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Who had the worst week in Washington? Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.).
Johnson, a Republican from Wisconsin who was elected in 2010, drew national headlines — and praise from conservatives — for pushing Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton on the origins of the Sept. 11 attack on an American outpost in Benghazi, Libya. At a hearing in front of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Clinton choked up when discussing Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens and the three other Americans who died that day. Washington Post
In the same article quoted above, the Post went on to describe how Wisconsin’s Johnson got top far out:
Johnson, sensing he had gotten too far out over his skis, eased back on Thursday. “Maybe I shouldn’t have speculated” about the reasons for Clinton’s emotions, he told CNN’s Soledad O’Brien.
Johnson’s embarrassing eruptions
Wisconsin’s Johnson came to power through the stimulation of the workings of the corpora cavernosa within his 2010 campaign by the Koch Brothers. It was largely the regular ingestion of funds by the Americans for Prosperity that lead to the relaxation of restricting opposition of progressives and the early enhanced performance of Wisconsin’s Johnson.
And the unfortunate side effects of this inorganic stimulation that came last week, were not the first indications of possible inconsistencies of performance due to the Koch intervention. No, previous episodes of limp and flaccid performance abound, even though they missed the radar of the national press.
Back in October of 2011, some 10-15 people were arrested while attempting to seek an audience with Senator Ron Johnson at his Milwaukee office.A group of approximately 30-40 Milwaukee citizens had gathered outside Johnson’s office today to protest his vote against the American Jobs Act, which would cut the payroll tax and invest heavily in infrastructure, as well as extending unemployment benefits and providing significant financial aid to states. Johnson – “Arrest Them All!”
In July of 2011 voters were alerted that Wisconsin’s Johnson gave himself a 10 million dollar loan from his own company, Pacur, and shortly after that, he spent 9 million on his “self financed” 2010 election campaign. Aside from election law violations, Johnson’s $10 million payday also may have violated the Internal Revenue Code’s requirements that any deferred compensation agreement must be in writing – even if it’s between the top executive and the company he owns. Pay Day Windfall
Last week Wisconsin’s Johnson was exposed in the national arena, much to the embarrassment of the proud people of the Badger State. We can only assume that his fate will mirror that of Pee Wee Herman, when a similar incident occurred in his career, and that the days of Wisconsin’s Johnson are numbered in the U.S. Senate.