Ron Johnson’s Beltway Blunder: The "The Ronald and The Donald Double Down" Edition – Week of May 1, 2016

May 06, 2016


As Others Balk, Sen. Johnson Embraces Donald Trump as His Standard Bearer – Not Once, but TWICE
Ron Johnson’s dreams of the “Ronald and the Donald Show” are all coming true! This week’s blunder is Johnson’s move to double down on his support for Donald Trump. While other Republicans seem put off by Trump’s overt racism, sexism, and xenophobia, Johnson looks forward to campaigning with “The Donald.”
In Eau Claire this week, Johnson reaffirmed his vow to stump with Trump as Republican nominees, saying that together they’ll “make this country great again.”  And if that wasn’t clear enough, he went out of his way to embrace Trump again today saying he would endorse the Republican party’s nominee. Can’t make this stuff up.Description: https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/oDH35l4qenLv2ll1Zt4j9yE3rbaCyx2HgZa5iK5Peem07xaWc2zSR9FTeJxfYeLK3nYdGe3o1e2LEBkxbHdWH16OYcCwWgTC5ZdCJptIXpmd0hMxZ8HPkNrpN2yLzgAPxIM6KIs4
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Johnson’s endorsement is extreme even for some of his most loyal friends in Wisconsin. Let’s not forget that Charlie Sykes helped lead the #nevertrump movement, Congressman Reid Ribble has refused to endorse him and of course Paul Ryan has his own tortuous relationship with “The Donald.” But  no candidate is too extreme for Ron Johnson. He stopped listening to reluctant Republicans, and voters in Wisconsin years ago. He’s only concerned with the clique of ultra-conservative Senators and lobbyists in Washington that he calls friends.
The Ronald and The Donald will be able to compare notes on their favorite corporate tax loopholes and Washington hangouts. And who knows, maybe Johnson will let Trump join his “mutual admiration society” with the noted Islamophobe Frank Gaffney. Gaffney came up with Trump’s idea to ban Muslims from entering the U.S. after all.
Johnson has yet to say if his endorsement means he also endorses the idea that women should be punished for having abortions, that Mexican Americans are rapists or that it’s okay to call a woman “fat pig” and “dog.” We look forward to hearing his answers as he campaigns alongside Mr. Trump here in Wisconsin.
“I am going to certainly endorse the Republican nominee, and obviously it looks like that will be Mr. Trump…[we’re] going to make this country great again,” Senator Ron Johnson.