How will Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI) welcome fellow Senator-elect Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) to congress’s upper chamber? By sitting down with her and explaining how the world works, of course.
He told the AP he looked forward to meeting with her in person soon to discuss the issues facing the country.
“Hopefully I can sit down and lay out for her my best understanding of the federal budget because they’re simply the facts,” he said. “Hopefully she’ll agree with what the facts are and work toward common sense solutions.” [...]
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 Walker recall.
“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 demagoguing solutions. And the problem with demagoguing solutions is 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.”
Hopefully she’ll agree with what I say are the facts.
Senator Ron Johnson’s implication that the people who reelected President Obama, and thus Tammy Baldwin, are simply uninformed and don’t understand how things work is further evidence that Republicans are not going to learn the proper lessons from this election.
The arrogance required to remain this confident in the fidelity of their own beliefs is staggering.