ROJO is latest Republican to use non-Wisconsin actors to play Wisconsinites

The Chief has thrown a bright limelight on the latest antic from Republican U.S. Senate hopeful Ron Johnson. It was one thing when his web site talked about his bold plan to revive tourism and outsource wolf management in Wyoming. But the latest antic takes the cake, runs with it, and throws it in your face.

Ron Johnson’s latest TV ad features people who supposedly have just given up on living in Wisconsin. They’ve packed their bags, and they’re hitting the road for who-knows where.

Thing is, the people in the ad are not from Wisconsin. They’re from Michigan, apparently. Or God knows where. See the video for yourself over at The Chief’s blog. As he so rightly put it, it’s “Non-People Leaving Not-Wisconsin.”

He’s not the first to do this. As Folkbum noted, “Illy-T reminds us of the rabid right’s history of doing exactly that, and points us to a reminder that Charlie Sykes’s BFF Scott Walker uses fake people himself, a post which itself references Mark Green doing the same thing.”

Keep it classy, Ron! Your commitment to the Wisconsin economy shines through your employment of out-of-state actors and out-of-state web designers. If you’ve got $15 million to blow on your campaign, you could try to keep at least a little bit of that money here in the state.


Author: Jason Haas

Jason is an elected member of the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors, occasionally moonlights as an amateur gardener, and is a proud father of two, or three, depending on how you do the math.