Watch: Sen. Ron Johnson says Jan 6 protestors 'never threatened' him, BLM activists would be different

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The racist whistle is strong with that one.


But see, when you say the law, you mean the body of legal statutes, regulations, and so on that apply in the United States of America. He means the Law, the guiding principle that Republicans like him hold sacrosanct. I think something to the effect of “the strong do what they will and the weak suffer what they must”, to take the traditional phrasing, but very possibly rich and white people should explicitly mentioned in that.


What a good thing, then, that nothing like that ever happened.


What an asshole.

“This didn’t seem like an armed insurrection to me,” Johnson tole the radio host. “I mean ‘armed’, when you hear ‘armed’ don’t you think of firearms?




I think what you are seeing is the same thing we saw from Greene at CPAC. There, she referred to the insurrectionists as “people in Trump hats” and said:

“We’re not the party of violence. We’re not the party of Antifa and BLM. I want to tell you that capital attack should have never happened.”

What Greene and Johnson are doing is subtext, something they’d say with a wink and a tap on the nose, to their Qonstituents. They are actively telegraphing that the people who broke in and broke the law and caused the deaths were not Republican Trump supporters. It is a way of saying it that shields them from saying it openly, but the people they are courting all nod and wink and understand their meaning.


This is what we’re up against folks, GQP-Klannerites… Happy Monday!


Something is seriously wrong with Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI).

Not if you acknowledge him for what he is: a bigot pandering to his party’s racist base. In that context, his comments make perfect sense.


It is my sincere hope that Ron Johnson only feels positional support because of the rest of his racist, sexist circus in the Wisconsin legislature who are only there due to the careful gerrymandering of districts to create a racist conservative majority in power where one does not actually exist. He has been an abject lunatic since day 1 of his first campaign for senate. He ran on the promise that he would only run for one term. These shackles on the state of Wisconsin shame those surviving there.


In my mind, “I never felt threatened” suggests that he had prior knowledge of the event, and knew enough about it to know who the attackers were.


Here’s the difference between left and right in the USA when it comes to elections and protests.

If it was looking like Trump was going to win the election easily, like he’s way ahead in the polls nationally and electorally, then the left would have resigned ourselves to his winning, just like when Bush beat Kerry.

If there were apparent voter shenanigans DNC lawyers would have looked into them and assuming everything was kosher they would have signed off on it instead of hyping rumors and lies.

We would have protested in huge numbers, but we WOULDN’T have tried to rush into the Senate and stop the certification of the electoral votes.

So he’s making a fantasy scenario based on nothing concrete. The BLM protests that got violent were peaceful until police started firing rubber bullets and tear gas.


It’s because Senator Ron Johnson is a vile piece of crap, just like all those people he was not conerned about. Crap respects crap.


pro tip: the tables WERE turned. in 2016. i don’t recall BLM and “antifa” staging an insurrection. and that was after the polling had shown t**** was unlikely to win, and that he had also lost the popular vote. can you imagine what jan 6 would have looked like had t**** been ahead in the polls, and won the popular vote?


So does he not think Trump won the election?

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But it’s not a dog whistle anymore - it’s a police siren that everyone can hear loud and clear.

Since Trump took office, I’ve been constantly thinking of the quote:

“Conservatism consists of exactly one proposition, to wit: There must be in-groups whom the law protects but does not bind, alongside out-groups whom the law binds but does not protect…

Damn Republicans proving that Every. Single. Day.

How can he even say that, without being overwhelmed by shame? Or, to ask the question a different way: How is it possible that a man can be so completely and utterly devoid of shame?

And worse, I think at first they were trying to have it both ways: saying that the “real” Trump supporters were blameless (and any individual who committed a serious crime wasn’t a real Trump supporter, but also winking and nodding their support for them), and now they’ve moved on to simply denying that any crimes happened at all.

At the very least it’s an acknowledgement that they weren’t threatening him, and that’s all that matters.

And even then, the violence was almost exclusively perpetrated against protesters. (As opposed to the capitol riot where the violence was all perpetrated by protesters.)


If Ron Johnson was as elegant as nixon he would have said:



I bet he was one of the people who refused to wear a mask while in hiding with other members of Congress. On the surface because he’s a covidiot, but really because he wanted a bare face to be his Trumpista ID badge.


Just a few more huffs and they will be patriots being persecuted by the liberal deep state FBI.