Rich Lowry is an establishment right wing extremist who sometimes seems skeptical of Trump, but can live with him. In yesterday's New York Post he seemed to take some joy in Trump's Georgia humiliation He wrote that Kemp and Raffensperger "had provoked Trump’s ire by refusing to indulge his delusions about the 2020 election or engage in any legally dubious maneuvers to change the result in Georgia, and they had felt the full fury of the White House and Mar-a-Lago." He wrote that they "point to a future when the GOP has escaped the box canyon of Trump’s 'Stop the Steal' obsessions. That day is not here, but Tuesday’s results show it might not be impossibly far away, either...Republican primary voters in Georgia clearly favored moving beyond an all-consuming focus on 2020 and opposed Trump continuing to make the state his political plaything... The orthodoxy about the stolen election forces Republican politicians to say something that is untrue and most know to be untrue; it institutionalizes a politics of cynicism and fear-- fear both of Trump and his voters; it detracts from a focus on the ongoing failures of Joe Biden; and it isn’t helpful in winning over swing voters."
One Senator who doesn't have to be forced or frightened into support for Trump's Big Lie is Wisconsin crackpot Ron Johnson, maybe more a believer in all these conspiracy theories than Trump himself. Johnson is a crook, a lunatic and a power-mad, grasping pinhead. He hasn't been correct about a single thing in over a decade in the Senate. Many people claim he's the very worst member.
Yesterday he told Neil Cavuto's Fox Business News a sickening partisan QAnon-like theory to excuse politicians like himself from culpability in mass murders. "We stopped teaching values in so many of our schools. Now we're teaching wokeness, we're indoctrinating our children with things like CRT, telling some children they're not equal to others, and they're the cause of other people's problems." Even Cavuto, a right wing hack, called him out on his bullshit as Johnson ran off at the mouth about the evil of gun regulation.
Rather than acknowledge-- as the facts bear out-- that this country has a gun violence problem, Johnson is instead falling back on a Trumpian hobbyhorse: That political correctness is somehow to blame.
Tom Nelson sae this "wokeness" and CRT nonsense and drove over to Johnson's Oshkosh office yesterday with a giant NRA check for $1.2 million, the amount the gun manufacturers lobbyists have given Johnson to do their bidding. "Ron Johnson has taken $1.2 million from the NRA and the gun lobby so it’s no coincidence that Ron Johnson refuses to do anything in the wake of the Texas shooting," said Nelson. "Instead he’s blaming CRT and wokeness for school shootings. This is ridiculous.The solution is staring us in the face. We need gun violence reform. We need background checks, red flag laws, and banning assault weapons."
If you'd like to help Nelson replace Ron Johnson, please contribute what you can to his campaign by clicking on the 2022 U.S. Senate page here or on the thermometer to the left, which itself is a live link. The image below is also a live link, but this one will allow you to hear what Tom Nelson has to say about his deranged opponent's latest crackpottery.