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(Wisconsin State Journal)   Ron Johnson's "preference now" is to leave office in 2022. Most of us prefer that he leave now   (madison.com) divider line
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2021-03-05 9:36:33 PM  
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2021-03-05 9:49:14 PM  
I'd prefer to see him leave in handcuffs.
 
2021-03-05 11:22:44 PM  
I'd prefer to see him leave this realm of existence. He should go to the nearest ICU and huff some Covid.
 
2021-03-05 11:57:49 PM  

OdradekRex: I'd prefer to see him leave in handcuffs.


Whilst ablaze.
 
2021-03-06 1:26:17 AM  
So... I'm guessing he's been told they have enough on him to put him away, and he's being given the chance to fade out of office?

When, of course, he probably should farking swing.
 
2021-03-06 1:26:27 AM  
My guess is he thinks he can make a run at the governor's spot.
 
2021-03-06 1:26:32 AM  

I am Tom Joad's Complete Lack of Surprise: OdradekRex: I'd prefer to see him leave in handcuffs.

Whilst ablaze.


Flaming handcuffs seem a little kinky.
 
2021-03-06 1:29:03 AM  
FTA: " ...although he said keeping to his pledge to not seek a third term is "probably my preference now." "

He PREFERS to honor his given word? As in, it's optional? Does "pledge" mean something different in Wisconsin?

F*ck this weasel.
 
2021-03-06 1:42:17 AM  
Looking at previous thread--

Even dead people want you gone.

Fark you, Ronnie.
 
2021-03-06 1:43:05 AM  

SFSailor: So... I'm guessing he's been told they have enough on him to put him away, and he's being given the chance to fade out of office?

When, of course, he probably should farking swing.


Russian Ron, one of the GQP traitors who spent July 4th of 2018 in Moscow (and remember, less than an hour after their plane landed back in the US, Trump made unilateral concessions to Putin), should PROBABLY swing?
 
2021-03-06 1:44:49 AM  
To spend more time with his family the justice dept, I wished..
 
2021-03-06 1:58:47 AM  

erik-k: SFSailor: So... I'm guessing he's been told they have enough on him to put him away, and he's being given the chance to fade out of office?

When, of course, he probably should farking swing.

Russian Ron, one of the GQP traitors who spent July 4th of 2018 in Moscow (and remember, less than an hour after their plane landed back in the US, Trump made unilateral concessions to Putin), should PROBABLY swing?


Well, a trial needs to happen first. He might, depressingly enough, be found not guilty of the most serious charges. However I'd like something like this if that were to happen,  but with people calling him #RussianRonJohnson...

Colonel Run-away
Youtube HUZ50cAk_Lk


Should they not convict him on the most serious charges, I want people to call him #RussianRonJohnson to his face in the street. I want children jeering because they found the house of #RussianRonJohnson.
 
2021-03-06 2:07:34 AM  

I am Tom Joad's Complete Lack of Surprise: OdradekRex: I'd prefer to see him leave in handcuffs.

Whilst ablaze.


Late term abortion viking funeral?
 
2021-03-06 2:20:57 AM  
Is there a Cliff Notes for this asshole? I've seen his name everywhere for the last few days.
 
2021-03-06 2:25:17 AM  
Leave now, get replaced by the Democratic governor, hamstring Joe Manchin.

/win
 
2021-03-06 2:32:00 AM  

aagrajag: Is there a Cliff Notes for this asshole? I've seen his name everywhere for the last few days.


Hes your typical Rethuglican grifter. Bemoans ebil big gubbermint while while suckling off the big gubbermint test for his business. Spouts bullshiat nonstop for the rubes while fleecing them incessantly. Pretty much a scummy excuse for a human being.
 
2021-03-06 2:33:03 AM  

aagrajag: Is there a Cliff Notes for this asshole? I've seen his name everywhere for the last few days.


Briefly Went to russia  July 4th 2018 and thought Russia was honest

Spent most of his career in congress being a squeaky wheel to get McConnell to scratch is balls

Directly and sorely responsible for why our last stimulus payments were$600 and not $1200

Forced a reading of HR 1 Relief package "Because he has not read it" and was one of the first to leave the senate chamber as it was being read by senate staffers.

Is the favorite to be voted "Stupidest Senator"

the only real reason he is a Senator is because Russ Fiengold was one of the Liberalist liberal libs who ever libbed as a Senator and since a Rock didn't speak up, the anti-everything liberal people in wisconsin voted for Ron
 
2021-03-06 2:35:32 AM  
If this guy thinks he's gonna get a presidential run out of making senate pages read the Silmarillion on the floor, he is really terribly mistaken.
 
2021-03-06 2:42:59 AM  

kkinnison: aagrajag: Is there a Cliff Notes for this asshole? I've seen his name everywhere for the last few days.

Briefly Went to russia  July 4th 2018 and thought Russia was honest

Spent most of his career in congress being a squeaky wheel to get McConnell to scratch is balls

Directly and sorely responsible for why our last stimulus payments were$600 and not $1200

Forced a reading of HR 1 Relief package "Because he has not read it" and was one of the first to leave the senate chamber as it was being read by senate staffers.

Is the favorite to be voted "Stupidest Senator"

the only real reason he is a Senator is because Russ Fiengold was one of the Liberalist liberal libs who ever libbed as a Senator and since a Rock didn't speak up, the anti-everything liberal people in wisconsin voted for Ron


Sounds like a standard Repub prick, but I get the distinct impression that his latest grandstanding caught much more blowback than usual.
 
2021-03-06 2:50:52 AM  
An edited version of my post in the previous thread:

fark you, you uncaring, unhelpful, inhuman piece of shiat.
 
2021-03-06 3:20:38 AM  
This guy is hated in Wisconsin, there is a chance he wouldn't win his third term. Republicans in Wisconsin seem to hate everyone in politics, even there own. Wisconsin is up for grabs, but democrats are only going to win if republicans decide if they don't want to vote. Wisconsin democrats are not organized unless they are in Dane county, and not everyone likes big city state capitol politicians.
 
2021-03-06 3:26:15 AM  
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2021-03-06 3:29:50 AM  

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2021-03-06 3:40:28 AM  

demonfaerie: not everyone likes big city state capitol politicians.


But does this mean anything other than "Not everyone votes blue!"? There is no point in electing a Dem who votes with the Republicans.
 
2021-03-06 3:42:29 AM  

demonfaerie: This guy is hated in Wisconsin, there is a chance he wouldn't win his third term. Republicans in Wisconsin seem to hate everyone in politics, even there own. Wisconsin is up for grabs, but democrats are only going to win if republicans decide if they don't want to vote. Wisconsin democrats are not organized unless they are in Dane county, and not everyone likes big city state capitol politicians.


Well... presently Tom Nelson is running, yet again and Alex Lasry is starting to speak at county level democratic meetings. Got to hear Alex this week at ours. He is definitely not phoning this one in, nor going to concentrate on madison/milwaukee. 'Taking a cue from Tammy' as he said; going to travel, meet people all over the state
 
2021-03-06 3:52:08 AM  

aagrajag: kkinnison: aagrajag: Is there a Cliff Notes for this asshole? I've seen his name everywhere for the last few days.

Briefly Went to russia  July 4th 2018 and thought Russia was honest

Spent most of his career in congress being a squeaky wheel to get McConnell to scratch is balls

Directly and sorely responsible for why our last stimulus payments were$600 and not $1200

Forced a reading of HR 1 Relief package "Because he has not read it" and was one of the first to leave the senate chamber as it was being read by senate staffers.

Is the favorite to be voted "Stupidest Senator"

the only real reason he is a Senator is because Russ Fiengold was one of the Liberalist liberal libs who ever libbed as a Senator and since a Rock didn't speak up, the anti-everything liberal people in wisconsin voted for Ron

Sounds like a standard Repub prick, but I get the distinct impression that his latest grandstanding caught much more blowback than usual.


And I think more than he thought it was going to, based on his actions this week.
 
2021-03-06 6:26:06 AM  

aleister_greynight: Leave now, get replaced by the Democratic governor, hamstring Joe Manchin.

/win


Yeah, I'm sure Johnson is totally unaware of how his replacement is selected and what the potential results could be
 
2021-03-06 7:02:41 AM  
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2021-03-06 7:08:48 AM  
No one's preventing you from going to the nearest building and leaping to your death, Senator. You have many options.
 
2021-03-06 7:15:19 AM  
Probably has to wait to get the official Da or Nyet from his owners before "deciding".

/#RussianRonJohnson
 
2021-03-06 8:47:00 AM  
He wants to run for governor here. I want him to catch fire while in an oxygen tent.
 
2021-03-06 9:02:06 AM  
I feel bad that we hurt Ron's fee-fees. Like real bad. Like really really bad. How can I go on with such guilt. Woe is me.
 
2021-03-06 9:03:19 AM  
Leave the Earth, or at least leave the USA. kthxbai
 
2021-03-06 9:11:05 AM  

Bear151556: He wants to run for governor here. I want him to catch fire while in an oxygen tent.


I'm convinced the KochBros get these schit heels elected in states like Wisconsin just to show US all
how powerful they(him, really, the other one died) are.

He didn't really get behind Trump, but he underwrote many micro elections in states like mine and flipped a Dem leaning state leg. into a John Bircher reactionary legislature who just past Right to Work, Open Carrier without permit, and AntiAbortion law where there is no abortion of the type they've banned.
In other words, not so much GOP as Reactionary Malcontent Assholes
 
2021-03-06 9:18:40 AM  

Bear151556: He wants to run for governor here. I want him to catch fire while in an oxygen tent.


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2021-03-06 9:34:18 AM  

Bear151556: He wants to run for governor here. I want him to catch fire while in an oxygen tent.


That sounds like a giant climb down.  Trade a job where you only have to run every six years and can blame hundreds of other pricks for things that go wrong or a four year job where everyone blames you?
 
2021-03-06 9:36:42 AM  

Ken VeryBigLiar: Bear151556: He wants to run for governor here. I want him to catch fire while in an oxygen tent.

That sounds like a giant climb down.  Trade a job where you only have to run every six years and can blame hundreds of other pricks for things that go wrong or a four year job where everyone blames you?


He's doing the KochBros fleece grift.
 
2021-03-06 9:41:42 AM  

DrD'isInfotainment: Ken VeryBigLiar: Bear151556: He wants to run for governor here. I want him to catch fire while in an oxygen tent.

That sounds like a giant climb down.  Trade a job where you only have to run every six years and can blame hundreds of other pricks for things that go wrong or a four year job where everyone blames you?

He's doing the KochBros fleece grift.


I'm not convinced he wins much statewide in 2022 the way he's been acting the past few years.  If he doesn't run it gets interesting to see how gets the nomination on both sides since it also affects which Republicans run for Governor.
 
2021-03-06 9:50:39 AM  
Like most Republicans, he thinks he has a shot at higher office. They don't really want the job, they just want the title, and the opportunity for ever larger grift.
 
2021-03-06 9:52:56 AM  

kkinnison: the only real reason he is a Senator is because Russ Fiengold was one of the Liberalist liberal libs who ever libbed as a Senator and since a Rock didn't speak up, the anti-everything liberal people in wisconsin voted for Ron


2010 was the first year I worked the ground game for Democratic candidates here in Wisconsin, and ... that was just a weird year. The economic collapse was a recent memory, and waaaay too many of the people I talked to, people who'd been identified as likely D voters, were unenthusiastic. I had literally dozens of people tell me the same thing -- "Oh ... I don't know..." -- when I asked the question about what their plans were for election day. It was a weird experience.

Kinda curious if there was a lot of "both sides r teh bad" propaganda out there in 2010 on FB or other places, targeted at Democratic voters, that flew under my, the media's, and everyone else's radar.
 
2021-03-06 10:17:07 AM  

phaseolus: kkinnison: the only real reason he is a Senator is because Russ Fiengold was one of the Liberalist liberal libs who ever libbed as a Senator and since a Rock didn't speak up, the anti-everything liberal people in wisconsin voted for Ron

2010 was the first year I worked the ground game for Democratic candidates here in Wisconsin, and ... that was just a weird year. The economic collapse was a recent memory, and waaaay too many of the people I talked to, people who'd been identified as likely D voters, were unenthusiastic. I had literally dozens of people tell me the same thing -- "Oh ... I don't know..." -- when I asked the question about what their plans were for election day. It was a weird experience.

Kinda curious if there was a lot of "both sides r teh bad" propaganda out there in 2010 on FB or other places, targeted at Democratic voters, that flew under my, the media's, and everyone else's radar.


2010 just killed the state. The legislature is gerrymandered beyond belief and Walker destroyed the unions with Act 10.
 
2021-03-06 10:46:57 AM  
He never should have been allowed to return from Moscow.
 
2021-03-06 10:47:12 AM  
Ron Johnson sounds like a porn name.
 
2021-03-06 11:00:28 AM  
All this means is that he is still intending to run again, unless a better offer comes along.
Also, he's trying to convince people he actually might have enough principles to honor his pledge, while still discouraging donors from putting their support (and more importantly money) behind some other candidate.
 
2021-03-06 11:39:23 AM  
Do individual states get to decide when the congressmen are indicted, tried, or convicted of federal crimes, getting a timeout for the current term?  Many in Congress act like they do.  Many in state legislatures set their clocks by it.
 
2021-03-06 11:41:29 AM  

BitwiseShift: Do individual states get to decide when the congressmen are indicted, tried, or convicted of federal crimes, getting a timeout for the current term?  Many in Congress act like they do.  Many in state legislatures set their clocks by it.


No
 
2021-03-06 11:42:17 AM  
My name is Ron Johnson,
I live in Wisconsin.
I work for the Koch brothers there.
The people I meet as
I walk down the street,
They say "Hello!"
I say "Hello!"
They say "What's your name."
I say: My name is Ron Johnson... (repeated again and again).
 
2021-03-06 5:44:00 PM  

BitwiseShift: Do individual states get to decide when the congressmen are indicted, tried, or convicted of federal crimes, getting a timeout for the current term?  Many in Congress act like they do.  Many in state legislatures set their clocks by it.


Wisconsin's legislature is so stacked to the Republicans that a resolution wouldn't even make it to a reading in Committee.  These are the same people that were called this spring to deal with Covid issues then after being in session for 40 seconds gavelled out again.
 
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