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The Johnson Plan

by Jerry Bader

On October 9, U.S. Senator Ron Johnson underwent an inquisition by nationally syndicated talk show host Mark Levin. Levin was a staunch supporter of Senator Ted Cruz's defund strategy which led to a government shutdown. Levin continually brow-beat Johnson to, absent of support for Cruz's strategy, produce one of his own to undo Obamacare. Johnson alluded in that interview that he had a plan but didn't want to show his hand. He has now revealed that plan to the National Review's Jonathan Strong.

As Strong points out, there is no way to know whether Johnson's plan would have worked. But the Cruz/Lee strategy ended exactly as Johnson and others, including me, predicted it would.