Ron Johnson running for 3rd term

‘I’d like to retire, but I think the country is in too much peril.’

Senator Ron Johnson’s announcement as excerpted from the Wall Street Journal:

As I travel around Wisconsin and talk to citizens who love our country, I know I am not the only one with grave concerns. My message has always been that America is precious, and it is our solemn duty to make sure it survives and thrives for future generations.

President Reagan warned that freedom is fragile, always one generation away from extinction. As I have told crowds since my first Tea Party speeches in 2010: This is a fight for freedom. This is not someone else’s fight, this is our fight, and it’s a fight we absolutely must win.

ron-johnsonI believe America is in peril. Much as I’d like to ease into a quiet retirement, I don’t feel I should. Countless people have encouraged me to run, saying they rely on me to be their voice, to speak plain and obvious truths other elected leaders shirk from expressing — truths the elite in government, mainstream media and Big Tech don’t want you to hear.

By and large, Republican policies worked. Regulatory relief and a more competitive tax system helped create a healthy economy with low inflation and record low unemployment. Strengthening the military deterred our enemies, and policies designed to secure the borders dramatically reduced the flow of illegal immigration.

During the 2016 campaign, I said it would be my last campaign and final term. That was my strong preference, and my wife’s — we both looked forward to a normal private life. Neither of us anticipated the Democrats’ complete takeover of government and the disastrous policies they have already inflicted on America and the world, to say nothing of those they threaten to enact in the future. Nor did we anticipate the pandemic, the government’s failed response to it …

CNN calls the six Senate seats most likely to flip in 2022: three Democrats in Nevada, Georgia and Arizona, and three Republicans in North Carolina, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin. Blaska Policy Werkes says RoJo is lucky his likely opponent will be the troubled, little-accomplished, overly Woke Mandela Barnes.

Blaska’s Bottom Line: Why RoJo announced in the Wall Street Journal a good question.

Will he win?

About David Blaska

Madison WI
This entry was posted in Election 2022 and tagged . Bookmark the permalink.

40 Responses to Ron Johnson running for 3rd term

  1. Meade Laurence says:

    Yes.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Kooter says:

    I hope so!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. David Gerard says:

    Will he win?

    Elections are a sport for you, more and more a spectator sport. The better question is how can you vote for someone who believes in the following.

    “Why do we think that we can create something better than God in terms of combatting disease? “

    “I don’t know about you guys, but I think climate change is — as Lord Monckton said — bullshit. By the way, it is.”

    “These things are Ponzi schemes; the money isn’t there. You invest it — whether it’s Social Security or whatever — and the federal government spends it, and they just put in place another government bond. There isn’t money. There aren’t assets backing up these trust funds.”

    “If you have a vaccine, quite honestly, what do you care if your neighbor has one or not?”

    “Fauci did the exact same thing with AIDS. He overhyped it. He created all kinds of fear, saying it could affect the entire population when it couldn’t. He’s using the exact same playbook with COVID, ignoring therapy, pushing a vaccine.”

    “The top 1% owns about 20% of the nation’s assets. But they pay 40% of the nation’s income tax. I mean, at some point in time, we got to go, ‘Well, it’s probably pretty close to a fair share.’ So I’m not into punitive taxation, I’m into fair.”

    “Standard gargle, mouthwash, has been proven to kill the coronavirus. If you get it, you may reduce viral replication. Why not try all these things?”

    He’s not the brightest bulb.

    Liked by 1 person

    • One eye says:

      Not bright? All of your quote examples are subjects that are highly debateable.

      We’ll see what Mandela has to offer that is brighter.

      Like

      • One eye says:

        re: climate change, rather than is it real I would want to know if the candidate supports building nuclear power plants.

        Like

      • One eye says:

        and social security is definitely not a ponzi “scheme”, it’s a ponzi policy…everyone knows this! I would ask the candidates what budget cuts they intend to make to fix the deficit.

        Good answers would include both social program and military cuts. Fat chance! I miss Proxmire.

        Liked by 1 person

        • Mike says:

          Given the weakness of the Obama administration and even weaker Biden administration, in foreign policy now is not the time to cut military spending, unless it is cutting mandatory payments for transition surgery for military personnel wishing to change their gender.

          Like

        • One eye says:

          Our military spending needs to be more efficient. How much equipment did we abandon in Afghanistan? How much did we waste being there so long? How many toys do the generals get that are of no practical value? Are we adequately addressing modern day threats?

          Like

      • One eye says:

        Is Johnson colluding with big mouthwash? btw, mouthwash can kill beneficial bacteria. some of those bacteria contribute to production of nitric oxide which relaxes your blood vessels. covid vs having the big one? hmmmmm….

        Like

      • One eye says:

        better than God I’d phrase as better than natural selection. that’s true and false.

        We beat Polio but we still haven’t figured out a way to put good nutrition into a pill. Go eat a tomato.

        Liked by 1 person

      • One eye says:

        Taxes … Elon pays a lot and Elizabeth Warren doesn’t understand basic economics. Founders should not penalized for success. Rather see the hammer come down on Wall street.

        Would support some limit to how much is shielded from taxes within a Roth IRA but not sure who would be affected besides Peter Thiel.

        Like

    • Kooter says:

      So David, what you’re saying is:
      1. We have a complete understanding of the immune system and can manipulate it better than the nature.
      2. Climate change is real and proven.
      3.Government spending is not a ponzi scheme.
      4. AIDS and Covid have not been overhyped and the extreme measures taken including mandates and such are justified.
      5. I’ll ignore the numbers regarding who pays the biggest tax burdens.
      6. Listerine does not kill bacteria and viruses, it’s just nasty tasting water.
      Hmmm, you’re not exactly brightening the room yourself!

      Like

      • David Gerard says:

        1) We manipulate measles, mumps, rubella, whooping cough, covid and especially smallpox much better than nature.
        2) Yes
        3) Yes
        4) Yes
        5) I can’t ignore it.
        6) Listerine kills covid? What grade did you get in high school chemistry? Get a petri dish out and do the experoment for yourself.

        Liked by 1 person

        • Kooter says:

          Well arguably viruses are not alive as they typically do not have the intercellular Machinery to propagate on their own however if you drop a covid virus into a petri dish of Listerine I guarantee the proteins will be denatured, essentially “killing” the virus. I didn’t say gargling with Listerine will cure a covid infection! But your answers to the above questions have proven the point.

          Like

    • patrickmoloughlin says:

      Just wondering what it is you think is stupid about his statement on income taxes, because his numbers are spot on. The top 1% DO pay 40% of income taxes. It’s a fact. And it might have gone over your head, but he was being sarcastic when he said it was “pretty close to a fair share.” Because you see, 1% paying 40% of the bill, is pretty effing far from fair.

      Like

      • David Gerard says:

        The 400 richest U.S. families now pay a lower overall tax rate than the middle-class, the first time that’s happened in 100 years. Factoring in federal, state and local taxes, those ultra-wealthy households pay a total rate of about 23% — that compares with just over 24% for the bottom half of households.

        The rich pay lower tax rates than the middle class because most of their income stems from capital, such as investments like stocks and bonds, which enjoy a lower tax rate than income. It’s the same reason why Warren Buffett famously said his tax rate was lower than his secretary’s.

        The 2017 tax law slashed the tax rate for corporations to 21% from 37%. The only category of income that does not benefit from any exemption, deduction, reduced rate or any other favor is wages. At any income level, wage earners are thus more heavily taxed than people who derive income from property.

        Capital income is becoming tax-free and it is clear that Ron Johnson wants to make it all tax-free. That is why he made his re-election announcement in the Wall Street Journal.

        I could write much more but I have to go to work. Somebody has to pay for your hip replacements and insulin.

        Like

        • patrickmoloughlin says:

          David you need to learn the difference between tax rates and tax payments. And can I just say that as a practicing CPA, I find your condensed version of the 2017 tax reform a little bit over simplified, as well as just wrong. While many wealthy don’t get a W2, many more do. Lebron James and Aaron Rodgers get a W2 just like you. Capital (gains) income is not becoming tax free. Biden wants to hike the rate on Capital gains. Obama did it, despite acknowledging that it might even be counter productive to the economy. It was and he did it anyway. We’ll see what Biden gets through.

          The biggest tax INCREASE for the wealthy was in that tax reform, passed by Trump and the Republicans. It was the SALT limitations, and it hit wealthy taxpayers, in high tax states, the hardest. In fact it is the number one target for the DEMOCRATS to roll back. Their millionaire donors are demanding it. They just can’t figure out how to sell a tax give away to the rich, to their base. But since their base doesn’t really understand taxes, economics or that other stuff, they’ll just try and blow it past you, and claim it’s for the middle class.

          Like

      • nathanemarks says:

        No one is arguing that the top 1% pays more in absolute dollars. But their effective tax rate is lower — much much lower — than the middle class.

        And this^^ is unfair on its face.

        No one asked me, but I’ll say it anyway: rather than collecting more taxes I’d rather see government spending reduced. But when collecting taxes, the “pain” needs to be distributed in a fair way.

        Like

  4. Attila the Intelligent says:

    He WILL NOT win unless more common sense people get off of their asses and vote. (The gentleman above is correct that voting is becoming a spectator sport.)

    I’ve seen the alternatives; I don’t want them to even be dog-catchers.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. lEO says:

    Ron Johnson will not win a third term. He has mde a complet as of himel and has brouht powerrul
    shame on Wisonsin not seen sinc ehr days of joe McCqathy. Threeeor, he will o h way of other demagoues NS ERTUN TO PRIVATT LIFE.

    Like

  6. AdamC says:

    If RoJo loses a US Senate seat to a dishonest lightweight like Barnes, I may not only have to move out of Madison but may have to move to a different state altogether.

    Liked by 1 person

  7. One eye says:

    Rutgers is looking at it.

    https://www.rutgers.edu/news/certain-mouthwashes-might-stop-covid-19-virus-transmission

    Most of the online hits say “more studies needed”

    Like

  8. georgessson says:

    Wow, did the bulk of the population of Dane County start drinkin’ week-old bathwater ? Laced w/ diphtheria? Some transcendental comments here… All we need now is poignant comment by Richard Lesiak, AKA “The Dickmeister”…

    Like

  9. richard lesiak says:

    Awww Georgeiegirl. How nice your thinking of me. Missing Liberty and his 26 posts per day? I said Evers would win and Biden too. 2and 0. Better than all the trump “lawyers???” combined. As I sit here reading the melting ice in my whiskey glass I see “mouthwash” Rojo losing. Why you ask? We are an info based society and when your you tube account is suspended several times for misinformation it gives the other side plenty of ammo. Ronnie needs to run because he has to many outstanding IOU’s to his big money doners to pay off. He said losing 1-3% of Americans to Covid was acceptable to keep the economy running. That is = to 3 million Americans. What a guy. I can list other reasons for him losing, but let’s just say everyone knows he is a stupid douchbag. Everyone except the trump butt-kissing fools that will vote go puke no matter who it is. Well; as the Lions said today “bite me.” Here is a free pick for you; Packers will NOT win the superbowl. See ‘ya suckers. PS….Georgespussy; be a real man and use your real name.

    Like

  10. Kevin S Wymore says:

    You must admire me greatly, for all I contribute.

    Like

    • richard lesiak says:

      Sure do. Say what you want and sign it. It’s those people who post over and over while hiding under their keypad. We may not always agree, but you have the strength of your convictions.

      Like

  11. Will Johnson win, who knows but I will say that if people fall for the onslaught of anti-Johnson false propaganda, like it appears richard lesiak has swallowed, then Ron Johnson will lose, if people think critically and logically then Ron Johnson will win.

    The political left can’t actually win on policy and character so it’s counting on partisan hacks, like richard lesiak and others, to parrot their anti-Johnson false propaganda.

    Like

    • richard lesiak says:

      Partisan hacks? You must be thinking of Gableman. Thank you Robin Vos for exposing the total incompetence of the gop.

      Like

      • richard lesiak wrote, “Partisan hacks?”

        Yes Richard, political hack.

        Political/Partisan Hack: a morally bankrupt person that has actually chosen to be a political tool and a political attack dog. The intentions of a political hack are aligned with victory NOT personal conviction, ethics or morals. The purpose of a political hack is to disrupt the political opposition from getting their message out using any and all means necessary. The ends justifies the means is a core belief of a political hack.

        Do you have any intelligent questions?

        richard lesiak wrote, “You must be thinking of Gableman. Thank you Robin Vos for exposing the total incompetence of the gop.”

        That’s a pure trolling.

        TROLL: noun (abbreviated version of internet troll) Those that post inflammatory, extraneous, or off-topic messages in an online community with the deliberate intent of provoking readers into an emotional response or of otherwise disrupting normal on-topic discussion, often for their own amusement.

        Like

  12. One eye says:

    Looked at the Dem candidates… Johnson’s best bet would be against Barnes but I think Alex Lasry is more likely to be the candidate. imho

    Like

What do you think?

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s