Gushes Wisconsin's freshly minted U.S. Senator Ron Johnson:
We will serve [Ronald Reagan's] legacy well by remembering this history, and honoring the principals that defined him as one of our nation's finest leaders.Part of that history, according to U.S. Senator Ron Johnson, involved "facing incredibly high interest rates," and "recogniz[ing] that government was not the solution, but a major part of the problem. So he set out to limit the size of government."
It's funny because Ron Johnson appears to have forgotten that his own solution to high interest rates was borrowing millions of dollars at several points below market,* a convenience that just happens to have been facilitated by all three levels of government — federal, State, and municipal — in the form of industrial revenue bonds.
And, when Johnson learned that some businesses in Vermont had availed themselves of precisely the same mechanism, he criticized them in a campaign flyer attacking Russ Feingold who, for all his alleged faults, knew the difference between principals and principles.
Senator Feingold actually both possessed and adhered to the latter, in stark contrast to the current incumbent's situational hypocrisy.
Johnson ran as a "citizen legislator" against "career politicians" (like Scott Walker and F. James Sensenbrenner), yet it's only taken him a few weeks to behave exactly as the hypocrites he claimed to oppose.
Quick study, indeed.
* You know, the "free" one.