And let's take that irony one step further. Ron Johnson claims his biggest asset is that he's a "self-made businessman" who hates health care reform. Except that RoJo:And this morning the New York Times reports that, "Not long ago, most Americans had scarcely heard of Yemen," the shipping origin of bombs discovered on cargo airplanes the other day.1. Married into his money and his CEO position, and had a large portion of his sales go to other family-related businesses.I know the polls are bad in this race ... but if this State is foolish enough to pick a dishonest GOP rubber stamp like RoJo over the real deal in Feingold, this State is not what I have previously known it to be.
2. Took low-interest loans and other government assistance to help his company, but claims that all of these moves are bad for everyone else.
3. Despises the public option, but saves money for his company by having employees be covered under Badger Care ... which is the State equivalent of the public option!
But Senator Feingold has been warning about Yemen's potential as a launching ground for international terrorism at least since 2002.
In 2002, RoJo was counting up the hundreds of thousands of dollars in interest payment savings he realized through state-structured industrial revenue bonds, the same kind he now criticizes specifically where they're offered to a manufacturer of electrical transformer insulation, a business in all practical effects identical to his own.
That's not mere irony, that's flat-out hypocrisy.