Having blocked a bill in 2020 to make Juneteenth a national holiday, Wisconsin GOP Senator and man who feared Black Lives Matter supporters more than the violent Capitol mob - Ron Johnson -
- showed up at Milwaukee's Juneteenth celebration Saturday and got exactly what he hoped for:
He got booed.
Johnson immediately played his Juneteenth victim card to make sure his base voters understood how badly he'd been treated after having come all the way 'down here' just to get disrespected.
"You come down here and try to interact with people and be nice to people. But this isn't very nice, is it?"?
And, really: 'down here'?
Can't he suspend that elitist tone for one afternoon?
I assume he meant 'down here from Oshkosh,' but people don't want their community characterized by someone - especially someone rich and powerful and previously unsympathetic - as down, or below.
Why not 'I came here to Milwaukee...'
Johnson even made sure to tell media he heard one 'nasty' comment - oh, poor baby snowflake - no other politician has ever endured that calamity - but it reminded me that a) the former President often whimpered that he, too, had to suffer nasty questions or had 'nasty' things said about him, so credit Johnson with sending another signal sent to his base, and b) Johnson has had plenty of experience embracing and dishing out some pretty nasty disrespect, pain and suffering, too: