First, the Senator has a bit of muffed telephone press conference when he fumbled the question of endorsing his own staffer in a run for Congress….almost sounded like a bit of a flip and then flop…..
And then speaking of summer’s most ubiquitous footware…..yes that would be the flip-flop….
The SD GOP called Johnson out on his changing position on the Balanced Budget Amendment….
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, July 20th, 2011 Tim Johnson’s Foggy Memory on the Balanced Budget Amendment
–Senator Once Supported and Voted for What He Now Denounces–
Sioux Falls — Back when U.S. Senator Tim Johnson was running for re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives, he routinely promoted his support for a federal balanced budget amendment (“BBA”) to the Constitution. Johnson also co-sponsored the BBA. In 1995, just as then Congressman Tim Johnson was preparing to run for the U.S. Senate, he even voted in favor of the BBA in the House (http://clerk.house.gov/evs/199 5/roll051.xml).
Once he was in the Senate, however, Johnson flip-flopped on his previous support for the BBA, breaking his promise to South Dakota voters and contributing to the fiscal chaos the nation now faces. “Tim Johnson was happy to support the BBA when it helped him politically in the middle of a campaign,” said South Dakota GOP Executive Director Tony Post. “But once he was elected he ignored his promise to South Dakota voters in order to help his liberal allies. If Johnson had voted in the Senate like he promised to vote and allowed the BBA to pass, our nation would not now be facing a fiscal crisis,” Post said.
Like sunburn on the top of your feet…..ouch that’s gotta hurt.