DAILY WISCONSIN

Sen. Johnson

Not That Big

Many pretentious writers have begun to use the expression “orders of magnitude” without understanding what it means. The concept derives from the scientific notation of very large numbers in which each order of magnitude is ten times the previous one. Via Ron Johnson, your order is up @ The Political Environment.

Signs Point to Yes

When U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson took a shot or two at fellow Republican Gov. Scott Walker’s campaign tactics this week, it prompted an immediate question: Was this a case of political payback? Earlier this year, Walker was caught at a private New Jersey event taking a swipe at a certain Republican U.S. senator, whom he…

Johnson Chides Walker

U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson R-WI isnt a fan of Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walkers attacks on his Democratic opponents wealth, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported Tuesday. “I would prefer they do not do that,” Johnson said when asked about state Republicans labeling Mary Burke, the Democratic challenger, as “Millionaire Mary.” “Far too often in the political…

WisDems say Ron Johnson’s an unknown

The reason that you don’t remember Johnson is because he doesn’t remember you. In his term, Johnson has done, for all intents and purposes, nothing. He doesn’t headline discussions, he’s not a leader, and he has failed at every turn to fight for legislation that would aid the people of Wisconsin. That lack of activity-that…

Ron Johnson’s ObamaCare Lawsuit

But whatever comes of the standing argument (something that we knew would be raised), the outcome of the case should not turn on whether it is “good” for Members and staff to get federal health benefits. Congress decided that they should not. If that decision was wrong, Congress itself controls the remedy. It can repeal…

Walker v. Johnson

“Walker said that, while he shares the sentiment, the issue has limited popular appeal,” wrote the National Review’s Eliana Johnson. “At times, he said that listening to the senator harping on it makes him ‘want to slit my wrists because I’m just like, “My God, this is so awful, I cannot believe this.”‘” Hmm, Wisconsin…

Backing Away

Back in 2010, the Wisconsin senator was one of the Tea Party’s first candidates. His upset victory over incumbent Democrat Russ Feingold in that deep purple swing state was seen as proof that a new brand of conservatism was on the march. But Johnson, a businessman and political novice when he was first elected, told…

‘Division and destruction’

Sen. Ron Johnson on the shutdown: Even before Wednesday night’s vote to reopen the government, Johnson was blasting the strategy’s architects as power-hungry, money-seeking publicity hounds who failed spectacularly and caused incalculable “division and destruction” in the GOP’s ranks. Via Shutdown showdown was “spectacular failure” for GOP, Ron Johnson says @ JS All Politics Blog.

Sen. Ron Johnson on Syria

“So, I think maybe a better strategy — and this is really the words of Thomas Friedman — is arm and shame. Really get that coalition of the global community to condemn what Assad has done and also shame, including Russia, possibly China, anybody that would show any ounce of support for Assad.” Via Sen.…

Iowa attracts another Republican

This time it’s Sen. Ron Johnson: Johnson will be at an invitation-only lunchtime event Tuesday sponsored by Americans for Prosperity, the conservative group that helped launch his political career. He is also scheduled to appear at three public events Tuesday and Wednesday to counter U.S. Senate candidate Bruce Braley. Via Ron Johnson to visit Iowa…