On Sunday I noted the contrived “controversy” from some on the right over the use of a fake name in a recent TV ad for Sen. Russ Feingold, and while Ron Johnson’s campaign has been furiously trying to get some traction for the story, outside of the typical cast of characters that make up the Right Wing Outrage Brigade™ the story hasn’t really gotten much airtime.
However, thanks to the ever-astute Chief, there’s a bit of news to report regarding one of Ron Johnson’s recent TV ads titled “Tipping Point.” At :06 into the ad, it cuts to footage of a family moving out of their home, and at :20, the ad cuts to footage of a moving truck pulling down the street, and as The Chief points out, the license plate on the truck bears a suspicious resemblance to a Michigan license plate.
So let’s recap….Ron Johnson’s campaign attacks Sen. Feingold for using a made-up name in a TV ad, while at the same time Johnson’s campaign uses a made-up family in one of his campaign ads. Apparently Ron Johnson’s hypocrisy knows no limits, but the fact that Johnson’s campaign is furiously trying to push this “controversy” to the media speaks volumes about how vacuous Ron Johnson really is as a candidate. Instead of talking about real issues like how he’d create jobs if elected, Ron Johnson would rather manufacture controversies and attack Russ Feingold, proving yet again that Ron Johnson is nothing more than an empty suit.