This differs from what the Republican Senator has said publicly about former President Donald Trump and far-right GOP members
Democrats have been going after Republican Senator Ron Johnson of Wisconsin for months.
Now there is a new development in that story.
Despite constantly claiming that they want dark money out of politics, Democrats in Wisconsin are using a dark money front group to attack Johnson.
The Washington Free Beacon reports:
Wisconsin Dems Rely on Front Group To Attack Republican Incumbent While Decrying Dark Money
A “coalition of Wisconsin residents” that has been running TV attack ads against Sen. Ron Johnson (R.) is a front for a massive dark money group based in Washington, D.C., according to corporate registration records.
Opportunity Wisconsin said it has pumped at least $4 million into negative Johnson ads—including one on Friday blasting him for benefiting from a tax cut he helped pass—making it the most prevalent anti-Johnson group on the state’s airwaves. On its website, Opportunity Wisconsin bills itself as a “coalition of Wisconsin residents fighting for an economy that works for all Wisconsinites, not just the wealthy few” and touts a steering committee composed of state-level progressive activists.
But Opportunity Wisconsin doesn’t actually exist on paper. The name is a business alias for the North Fund, which is more than 600 miles away in Washington, D.C. The North Fund filed to conduct business under the name “Opportunity Wisconsin” in January 2020, according to D.C. corporate records. Opportunity Wisconsin did not respond to a request for comment.
Meanwhile, Ron Johnson is talking to working people in Wisconsin.
Wisconsin business owners tell me they’re in dire straits.
Issues from burdensome regulations, skyrocketing prices, supply chain issues, and not being able to find enough people to hire are universal problems. pic.twitter.com/jGG9M32e3c
— Senator Ron Johnson (@SenRonJohnson) April 20, 2022
And first responders.
Great to meet with the dedicated men and women of the Oregon Area Fire/EMS District. Thank you for the warm welcome yesterday and for protecting the 17,000 residents in your district. pic.twitter.com/dc5RwJ8dsN
— Senator Ron Johnson (@SenRonJohnson) April 19, 2022
Democrats have nothing to run on, so they’re just attacking people.
Cross posted from American Lookout.
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In the hours following the Capitol riot, some Republican legislators believed Donald Trump had destroyed his political fortunes, according to an upcoming book.
Franklin Graham, who heads the worldwide Christian ministry Samaritan’s Purse, says Disney has “gone too far” and now it’s going to cost the company “big time.”
His comments came over the weekend in response to the fracas that has developed in Florida over Disney’s open advocacy for the LGBTQ agenda – and its attacks on the state of Florida for a law that protects young children in school from indoctrination efforts by those promoting transgenderism and the like.
“LGBTQ activists are using corporations to force their agenda on the public, and companies may want to take another look at what they are allowing to happen,” he explained. “Disney has gone too far. The people of Florida have revolted, and it’s going to cost Disney big time.”
He pointed out the state’s decision to rescind a special district set up to allow the corporation great freedom to operate its businesses and parks.
“Disney had a special tax status in the state which they benefited from in a huge way—but because they came out against the parents of Florida, the governor and legislators have revoked that status,” Graham wrote in an online post.
“What has happened at Disney is moral failure. Walt Disney had a vision for wholesome family entertainment. He was committed to the family,” he said.
But now, “The morals of the corporate leadership of Disney today are in the gutter, and they want to redefine family counter to God’s original design and flaunt sin. Thank God for Gov. Ron DeSantis who is willing to take a bold stand. We need more leaders like him. God bless him and the Florida legislature.”
He pointed out there’s “a TON of fun things for families to do [in Florida] other than supporting Disney.”
The Washington Examiner explained it was Disney’s “outspoken criticism” of the state’s “Parental Rights in Education Act” that provoked the war.
WND reported on Friday that DeSantis has signed legislation that eliminates the Reedy Creek Improvement District, that special government privilege that was created nearly 60 years ago and allowed the Disney megacorporation to run its parks and other properties in Florida essentially without government oversight.
Those properties soon will be subject to the oversight of county health departments, building departments, road departments and taxation.
DeSantis had requested the legislation because of Disney’s decision to bash a new state law that bans LGBT indoctrination in public schools for students in kindergarten through grade 3.
Joe Biden had, only hours earlier, lashed out angrily at the GOP for its provision to protect parental rights and children in Florida.
He was trying to raise money for Democrats when he blasted DeSantis and his state.
“Christ, they’re going after Mickey Mouse,” he said in a profane rant.
Earlier in the week, Colorado Gov. Jared Polis, a homosexual, invited Disney to move to the mountain state, claiming that there, the government doesn’t interfere with the internal workings of corporations.
He was, however, wrong, as Colorado has actively attacked multiple Christian-owned companies for declining to violate their owners’ faith standards by promoting homosexuality.
The state even famously earned a public rebuke from the U.S. Supreme Court for its interference in Masterpiece Cakeshop, whose owner, Jack Phillips, was ordered into a reindoctrination program by the state for refusing to promote homosexuality with his baking artistry.
The court gave Phillips the win in his dispute with the state because of Colorado’s public “hostility” to Christianity.
Even now, Colorado is demanding to control how a web company, 3030 Creative which designs websites for weddings, runs its operations. The state is demanding the owner, a Christian, promote same-sex weddings online. The state even banned her from explaining she cannot do that because of her religious faith.
That case now is at the Supreme Court.
In Florida, Disney’s operations now will be regulated by two counties, Orange and Osceola, in which its properties lie.
The district, which now apparently will sunset about a year from now, oversaw land use, environmental protections, fire protection, emergency medical services, water and sewage, waste management, drainage and flood control, electric power distribution, and more.
The counties then will assume all of Reedy Creek’s assets, including taxing authority, and liabilities.
The creation of the district back in the 1960s was key to the company’s decision to develop its 27,000 acres. At the time, Disney claimed it needed complete autonomy to plan a “futuristic city” which never materialized.
The action by the state was in response to the company’s interference in state matters. Lawmakers there adopted a law preventing teachers of students in kindergarten through grade three from indoctrinating them with transgender ideologies.
The company publicly opposed it and claimed its goal was to overturn the law.
Disney’s Latoya Raveneau, as seen in a leaked video, told her colleagues in a virtual meeting that she and her team are regularly “adding queerness” to children’s programming. In another leaked video, Disney corporate president Kathy Burke told employees that “as the mother [of] one transgender child and one pansexual child,” she supports having “many, many, many LGBTQIA characters in our stories.” She said she wants a minimum of 50% of characters to be LGBTQIA and racial minorities.
Florida’s Parental Rights in Education law, mischaracterized by opponents as the “Don’t Say Gay” bill, bans “classroom instruction by school personnel or third parties on sexual orientation or gender identity” in kindergarten through third grade. It also bars teaching “in a manner that is not age appropriate or developmentally appropriate for students.” Critics say that could be interpreted to extend through all grades.
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More than a third of Republican registered voters say they have a favorable opinion of Zeldin, with just 14 percent of GOP voters saying they have an unfavorable opinion of him.
Republican attorneys general are only asking Biden to follow the law and allow for a period of public comment before unilaterally unleashing migrant caravans on the United States.
The Biden administration has been contradicting itself lately. On one hand, they claim that they must fight in the courts to uphold the mask mandate on airlines and public transportation, but on the other, they argue it is time to do away with Title 42 restrictions on the southern border.
The Biden administration appears to have violated the law by unilaterally announcing this policy shift without allowing for a period of public comment as required by the federal Administrative Procedure Act.
Earlier this month, Arizona Louisiana, and Missouri filed the lawsuit against Biden’s decision to end Title 42 on May 23. The decision, which was made by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention comes at a time when the CDC is attempting to maintain restrictions on the American public.
It is widely accepted by both Democrats and Republicans that a sharp increase in both legal and illegal immigration will follow the rescinding of the policy.
According to WBOY, administration officials expect the end of Title 42 to increase illegal monthly border crossings to 540,000.
States are seeking a temporary restraining order due to the Biden administration’s violation of the Federal Procedure Act and have requested that the court order the Department of Homeland Security make an expedited report as to the nature of their enforcement on the border and concerning any changes that may have begun in preparation for the end of Title 42.
The following states have, so far, joined the lawsuit:
Arizona, Louisiana, Missouri, Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Kansas, Kentucky, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Utah, West Virginia, and Wyoming.
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The lawmaker from Utah was the longest-serving Republican senator and staunchly supported several conservative causes throughout his career.
Former Republican Sen. Orrin Hatch, Utah’s longest serving Senator, died on Saturday at the age of 88.
Former Republican Sen. Orrin G. Hatch – the longest-serving senator in Utah’s history after 42 years in public service – died on Saturday at the age of 88. He leaves behind a wife Elaine, and six children.
On Saturday, the Hatch Foundation announced, “Senator Hatch passed away at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 23, 2022, in Salt Lake City, Utah, surrounded by family.”
Hatch – who had served as a Senator since 1977 – retired in January 2019.
The Hatch Foundation noted, “Upon his retirement, Senator Hatch held the distinction of having passed more legislation into law than any other Senator alive,” adding that he had sponsored or cosponsored over 750 bills that were signed into law.
“Beyond the sheer volume of his legislative successes, Hatch authored or coauthored many of the most consequential laws of the past half century, including: the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, which helps protect the free exercise of religion for all Americans; the Drug Price Competition and Patent Term Restoration Act (also known as Hatch-Waxman), which created the modern generic drug industry; the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (or SCHIP), which provides health care for uninsured children from low-income families who do not qualify for Medicaid; and the Americans with Disabilities Act, which prohibits discrimination against persons with disabilities,” the Hatch Foundation stated.
“A man of wisdom, kindness, character, and compassion, Orrin G. Hatch was everything a United States Senator should be,” said A. Scott Anderson – chairman of the Hatch Foundation. “He exemplified a generation of lawmakers brought up on the principles of comity and compromise, and he embodied those principles better than anyone. In a nation divided, Orrin Hatch helped show us a better way by forging meaningful friendships on both sides of the aisle.”
“Senator Orrin G. Hatch personified the American Dream,” said Matt Sandgren, Executive Director of the Hatch Foundation. “Born the son of a carpenter and plaster lather, he overcame the poverty of his youth to become a United States Senator. With the hardships of his upbringing always fresh in his mind, he made it his life’s mission to expand freedom and opportunity for others – and the results speak for themselves. From tax and trade to religious liberty and healthcare, few legislators have had a greater impact on American life than Orrin Hatch. He was a profoundly positive influence in the lives of those he served, whether they were the constituents he helped over four decades of casework, the hundreds of interns he sponsored in both Utah and DC, or the robust network of Hatch staffers who carry on his legacy to this day. Senator Hatch touched the hearts of countless individuals, and I know I speak for all of them when I say he will be dearly missed.”
Details of Hatch’s funeral will be released in the coming days.
More details of the death of Orinn Hatch will be updated when they become available.
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