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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Johnson Casts Unfortunate Shadow on Wisconsin

“There you go again.” It was Ronald Reagan’s line in a 1980 debate with President Jimmy Carter, but it works for Ron Johnson, as well – stuck in a Groundhog Day warp with his constant drumbeat of flat-out dumb statements, and casting an unfortunate shadow on the state he purportedly represents. His most recent egregiousness is accusing Dr. Anthony Fauci of “over-hyping AIDs,” which killed 30 million people worldwide, to accompany his denial of the seriousness of COVID-19, which has eliminated nearly 800,000 American lives in less than two years. Nearly 10,000 of those were Ron Johnson’s fellow Wisconsinites – apparently an ‘over-hyped’ figure that is inconsequential to him.

In place of lies, innuendo and ignorant assertions, it would be refreshing to see some cogent explanation from Johnson and his harmful GOP cabal to justify a near party-wide strategy that relies on denial and insult.

Is an anti-science, mendacious millionaire the person we need to represent our state? Does Ron Johnson have anything to say, for instance, about the “Wisconsin job creation” that he hyped at the 2018 groundbreaking for Foxconn, now likely to go down in history as one of the great all-time boondoggles? Doesn’t this state deserve better?

Raeona Jordan

Baileys Harbor