It's a banner day for Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI), the teabagging idiot who earned the eternal hatred of everyone who frequents this site by knocking off Russ Feingold in 2010. Earlier today, he condescended to his soon-to-be fellow Senator Tammy Baldwin by saying he'd explain the "facts" on the federal budget to her (this despite the fact that Baldwin has served 14 years in Congress to Johnson's less than two years, along with being a double major in both government and mathematics in college). Now he's trying his hand at explaining the most pressing question dogging the Republican party; how did the evil black Kenyan Muslim socialist Anti-Christ known as Barack Obama win reelection?
Is Hurricane Sandy to blame? That Judas Chris Christie? The media? Was Romney not conservative enough? Was it voter fraud? Nope, none of the above. Instead, according to Johnson, it's all the fault of the ignorant American electorate:
Johnson attributed Obama's win on the heels of those Republican gains in Wisconsin to an uninformed electorate who voted in this election but not in the [Scott] Walker recall.This guy's lack of self-awareness and ability to project are worthy of Karl Rove.
"If you aren't properly informed, if you don't understand the problems facing this nation, you are that much more prone to falling prey to demagoguin solutions. And the problem with demagoguing solutions if they don't work," Johnson said. "I am concerned about people who don't fully understand the very ugly math we are facing in this country."
This is an especially ridiculous statement given this:
In fact, voters had more access to information in this election cycle than in any other in the past. Republicans and Democrats spent a record amount of money getting their messages out - especially through TV ads - to voters who, if anything, seemed to be over saturated with news about the candidates.And its especially rich of Johnson to call anyone ignorant, given that this is a man who has blamed global warming on "sunspots" and supported drilling in the Great Lakes. Not to mention his amnesia over the economy or his support of discrimination toward cancer patients. Or his theory of the Internet and free contraceptives. Or his complete lack of legislative abilty and behavior that is described as "like watching a temper tantrum by a 2-year old in the middle of the grocery store."
And this guy has the nerve to call us ignorant?
In four years, Johnson will presumably be thrown out of the Senate (provided he doesn't get bored and go home like the spoiled rich brat he is). Until then, I can only hope Sen. Baldwin and Wisconsin can have the patience to deal with his idiocy.