Wednesday, May 14, 2014

High School Student Sounds Smarter Than Sen. Ron Johnson

Our low-wattage US Senator gets a tough series of questions from a Nicolet High School student and comes back with a condescendingly weak comeback.

From Glendale NOW:

"You talked about just because you have money and are successful you should be able to spend it any way you want, but what happens when you live in a country with a million people who all have one dollar in their hand and you have one man who has a million dollars," the student asked. "Would you not say that that man and his million dollars stretches farther than everybody else? Doesn't he control the government? Shouldn't we put a limit on that?" 
Johnson maintained his position. 
"No, because those million people can all band together and give a dollar and have the same rights of free speech....I don't see money as a huge threat in the political process, particularly in the age of the Internet," he said.
And advising the students at highly-rated Nicolet to stay in school and graduate is a little like telling Sierra Club members not to litter at the Grand Canyon.

Some things do not need to be said out loud.

Tip to RoJo: Know you audience.


Joe R said...

Oy vey. RoJo also passed along "three tips for a successful life: finish high school, don't get addicted to drugs and alcohol; and don't have children until after marriage." He forgot the fourth: Marry the boss's daughter.

Anonymous said...

From all I have read RoJo would have problems in a classroom filled with gifted first graders.

Nice point Joe R. "marry the boss's daughter"

RoJo would still be pulling on his boot straps if it weren't for his marriage.

Anonymous said...

I wonder if that student, from a high school in affluent Bayside, Foxpoint, Glendale, and upper crust of Brown Deer comes from a dollar family, or a million dollar family?

Thanks to open enrollment, the student could have been just as well talking to the families of other students from these wealthy communities.

Max B. said...

Message to students everywhere, not just Nicolet HS: Anyone, and we do mean ANYONE can be a U.S. Senator. RoJo has proven it's not just for the minded any longer.

Anonymous said...

Max B., thank you for that reminder!

I sure as there is a hell wouldn't want it any other way. To do so would undermine the foundation of our nation

By minded, you mean "not a common man" sort-of-way, right?