Skip to comments.Gov. Directs Staff to Prepare for Special Election Campaign [Arnold's going "nuclear", too!]
Posted on 05/16/2005 9:05:45 PM PDT by Timeout
SACRAMENTO -- After five months of failing to sway Democrats to his "year of reform," Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has directed his political staff to prepare for a special-election campaign that would denigrate the California Legislature and its union benefactors.
Escalating the governor's fight, chief political consultant Mike Murphy said Monday that Schwarzenegger may endorse an initiative that could hobble the money-raising machine of public employee unions. Murphy said the governor has asked him to conduct polling and voter focus groups on a so-called paycheck protection initiative.
"Arnold has not touched the Legislature with a feather yet compared to what the real campaign will be," said Murphy, one of the governor's closest advisers. "It's a referendum on the governor versus the Legislature, and he will win."
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The donkeys wanted nuclear war...looks like they're going to get one from sea to shining sea!
This is upside -- let's hope the Terminator does well. All eyes are on him -- his legacy is in the making...
Check this out...and buckle your seatbelt.
Things are about to get verrrrry interesting.
Dream on chumps. When push comes to shove, the people will vote to lighten the load, and the Democrats are going to be tossed overboard.
I'd let the legacy crap rest, just get the damn job done and done right.
WOW.....call him the NUCLEATOR......sounds like the Dems have underestimated his FISCAL side......
Wow, could it be the Republicans are going to be emboldened by their meager moves toward GROWING A SET! and actually start begaving as if they had a majority in this country?! The mind boggles!
The c'Rats poll numbers are about as low as whale poop on the bottom of the ocean.
Let 'em spend millions propping up their regime built on loose sand and hope to hell some folks seriously see that we can't get ahead by continuing to let a bunch of behinds run this state into the poor house.
I'm keeping my powder dry UNTIL I see the pubs REALLY go nuke! TALK is cheap and spitballs are a dime a dozen!
It's almost dumbfounding, isn't it?!
Frist tells Dingy Harry to pound sand and the gov pulls out the big guns on his donkey legislature and their union minions.
What next? Might the Milwaukee DA be about to indict Mayor Barrett for election fraud? (In my dreams!)
just get the damn job done and done right.
Let us hope so -- I sit in great anticipation.
The budget battle will be the c'Rats undoing.
They just can't stop the spending.. It's an addiction.
The Gub needs to get a grip as well or all will be for nought.
The Governator's toast.
Oh, and I forgot to include Galloway's appearance tomorrow before Norm Coleman's committee. (If he really shows)
THAT's going to be fun to watch!
I've heard that the unions have already spent about 200 million dollars fighting against Arnold. I can't remember what the context was though. If true, too bad. They can spend a billion, and they'll still lose.
Let's not get crazy here. Next thing you'll be expecting the government to protect the borders. They'll be coming for you with a net then!
Norm Coleman has really impressed me. He seems to have been out the day they were passing around the salt peter.
So what else is he going to do besides deny accepting the "Gifts" from Saddam!!? No one is going to believe him!
If he pulls this off, I'll be expecting to see some nice crow receipes from all those doubters who told us not to vote him in.
Still loving my vote and all the petitions I got signed to dump Red Davis.
Pin the thermonuclear device on the jackass bump!
Pension Reform: Abandoned
Merit Pay: Abandoned
Spending Cap: Abandoned, selects weak alternative with no teeth
Redistricting: Are California judges any better than legislators?
Tenure Pay: Good idea, but hardly merits special election
crow ain;t toobad if prepared properly.
doubting is OK in my book regardless..
his appointments of large numbers of GReens to his administration and having RFK Jr as his environemntal advisor leave a lot to be desired, imo.
and his expressed love of social programs doesn't exactly make him a much endeared political entity either,, but some folks like kool-aid. to each their own. ;-)
But I did just find this little nugget that's bound to drive the donkeys totally bonkers!
LOL! They're going to have to get out the smellin' salts for Reid, Dean, Pelosi, Kennedy, Biden, Leahy, Schumer....
Survey: DeLay's Approval Rating Increases In DistrictHOUSTON -- House Majority Leader Tom DeLay gained support from his district on his job performance over the past several weeks, according to an exclusive Local 2 poll released Monday.
I think maybe you have a couple extra zeros in there.
The teachers' union has spent $2.5 million.
If Arnold goes forward, the "hope" to raise $50 million to counter Arnold's announced $50 million goal.
HA! I love that title. They stole a page out of the Dems playbook. Go Gov!
Man, that DeLay thing was supposed to be an easy set-up shot. Doesn't seem to have worked out too well for them. Maybe it's this demonstration of Demmy incompetence that has emboldened the Republicans. When they saw how the Demmies scurried like cockroaches when it turns out as many or more dems as reps are guilty of this behavior they ran away and said things like "Oh, let's not dwell on that," like they're being so bipartisan.
Then again, maybe that old fool Reid's calling Bush a loser was the final straw. That really was a ridiculous thing to say.
You're probably right. I remember the figure as being 200 million. I thought it was a pretty sizeable number.
When the teacher union goons were protesting in front of the courthouse last week I wondered how many teachers are Republicans. Are there any stats on that?
I searched google and couldn't find anything. In fact, half the search results took me to a Freeper's tagline (see below). LOL. Maybe brytlea knows of some statistics.
"brytlea (Yes, there are Republican teachers...) "
After how many times he's gone soft, I just have to say "wait and see!" I'm most interested in the Paycheck Protection and Ray Haynes CA border patrol measures!
I saw Arnold announcing enough signatures on some of the other measures he likes about a week ago. So, we'll see! I hope he's serious and committed to at least this as it is "something!"
I just wish he'd waited and put the Sierra-Nevada CONservancy on the ballot to at least give us a fighting chance, but he's not that considerate when granting favors to Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.!!!
I like the ringing tones of THIS!!!
>>After how many times he's gone soft, I just have to say "wait and see!" I'm most interested in the Paycheck Protection and Ray Haynes CA border patrol measures!
I like those initiatives, too. I like parental notification also. I hate the borrowing buried in his "spending reform" bill, though, and I'm still not convinced having judges draw districts is an improvement.
>>I just wish he'd waited and put the Sierra-Nevada CONservancy on the ballot to at least give us a fighting chance, but he's not that considerate when granting favors to Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.!!!
What do you mean? He was very considerate--to RFK, jr!!!
Ok, I'll be Bad Cop this round.. lol.
something troubles me about his inability to read the writing on the wall on this issue.
He needs polling and focus groups? Where did we see that crap for governance before?
Simplicity! Excellent comment.
Yeah... but you notice they have to poll to see which way the wind is blowin' first! I wish they had some backbone.
It is as if many of the Republican moderates spines have been removed and they are nothing but a mass of quivering indifference governed by PCism.
By the time election day arrived, the unions called on all their liberal group-think socialist groups, including all the Non-profits with their contributors lists and narrowly sunk the measure.
It was the biggest single reason my re-election bid failed here locally, by the way, so I remember the details pretty well. Another reason I hope this measure is supported and wins as a payback that's sorely needed. The local public EE's Union went wild and took me out with one of their past secretaries!!!
This measure is aimed at ONLY public EE Unions, and NOT at Private Sector Unions!!! That's Ok by me!!!
Heck, a stinking smelly baboon could win vs this legislature.
These rats are wholly owned by the unions and special interest groups that bought and paid for them.
Go Arnold go!!
I notice Murphy is doing all the talking these days.
It looks like Maria did clean house --no more Rob Stutzman? (ref link below)
The very idea of "Public Servant" unions is Oxymoronic to the MAX!!!
The Mike and Margita Show. :-)
Wull yeah! Stutzman was too conservative according to the artickle (deliberately mis-spelled) and was out of step on Wilson's successful Prop 187 and is being blamed for the very thing (patting the border watchers on the back) that is bringing him back from over the cliff!!! The artickle din't say Morris frowned on this conservative stuff, it just implied that Morris did. At least that's the way I read it.
LOL.. On that note, G'Nite.
I have exceeded my daily FR ration again. ;-)
Then let me help you understand my position in easier terms.
My monthly electric bill with Davis $400.
My monthly electric bill with Arnold $200.
I frankly don't care what Arnold does becuase it is folly to believe he can get a solid majority rat legistlature to do anything constructive for my state. Thus the need for reformendums.
Rome wasn't conquered in a day. He cannot rollback decades of dem excess like a Simpsons cartoon.
Three rabid stray dogs could walk straighter lines than a democrat controlled panel can draw in this state. So yes, I think anything would likely produce Republican gains. I can see redrawn lines easily netting a half dozen seats and I think double digits is very possible. That would be of monumental help to a Republican congress. Besides, the map goes back to the people for a vote for approval.
A slice of pie is better than no pie.
>>My monthly electric bill with Davis $400. My monthly electric bill with Arnold $200.
You're the first person I've heard of that has a decrease in electricity. What action do you attribute to Arnold that caused such a reduction?
>>Besides, the map goes back to the people for a vote for approval.
The new districts will be used in the instant election (the same election asking for approval of the districts).
If the plan gets turned down by the voters, the votes (from disapproved districts) still stand.
It's a bad law, IMO.
Also, other states have tried the same thing (with judges) and the districts turned MORE democrat! There is no indication that this will end up better.
(Denny Crane: "Sometimes you can only look for answers from God and failing that... and Fox News".)