Give some puffed up tom turkey a little power and he is sure to cause trouble. And trouble is what Americans face today as a result of the disastrous 2010 elections. Suddenly, people that no one ever paid attention to find themselves in the spotlight, and they make asses of themselves.
Take a guy named Ron Johnson, for instance.
The former plastics manufacturer calls himself a “citizen legislator,” which is one way of admitting he has zero experience in public office. This total nonentity from the Wisconsin boondocks brought the Senate to a standstill because debt ceiling negotiations are being held “behind closed doors.”
He says he will stage one-man filibusters until negotiations on a debt ceiling deal are held in public.
If this turkey is serious, America (and the world) can hunker down for an economic tsunami.
Unless Congress and the White House reach an agreement before August 2, America will face the prospect of defaulting on its debts and cutting off money for the troops, Social Security and other vital government obligations.
Economists say this would mean an unprecedented global depression.
But that doesn’t seem to faze Senator Johnson. He’s the man. It’s his way or the highway.
It’s a weird world we live in when someone like this can defeat a distinguished legislator like Russ Feingold. But that’s the way it is when the lunatics take over the asylum – as they did in 2010.