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Live Thread - California General Election - 7 November 2006

Posted on 11/07/2006 7:06:48 AM PST by CounterCounterCulture

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To: 68 grunt

You really need to learn how to play nicer after your Third Way Progressive party candidate wins..

You've worked so hard here to make sure it happened and little to help anyone else have a chance, imo. Thanks!


401 posted on 11/08/2006 12:49:46 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ...... Aloha!!!)
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To: newzjunkey

If you like the idea of splitting the state, look for a split along the ideological rift. Of the counties that voted Democrat, Los Angeles and seven counties in the San Francisco sphere would constitute one state. The remaining Democratic counties are not strongholds and would side with Republicans for lower taxes the new state would present.

Every prior attempt to split the state by a geological line has failed, and should as it would produce two Democratic states, one north and one south.


402 posted on 11/08/2006 1:07:56 PM PST by backtothestreets
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To: rom
I really am having a hard time coming to grips that *Garamendi* beat him!

I'm having a hard time with the McClintock loss too. He is the conservatives conservative.

Of the returns, seeing Cruz Bustamante go down in flames is a bright spot.
403 posted on 11/08/2006 1:50:24 PM PST by backtothestreets
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To: rom

I don't think McClintock is nessesarily out for 2010. There is a good chance that there will be an open congressional seat in his district in 2008 so he's prbably the favorite, and then he could run for Governor in 2010 as a sitting congressman.

The state GOP will have to look outside statewide officers for 2010 b/c conservatives won't accept Poizner, so Tom may still be in


404 posted on 11/08/2006 4:19:02 PM PST by AVNevis (In memory of Emily Keyes (1990-2006))
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To: NormsRevenge
... Third Way Progressive party candidate wins..

You nailed it. The Third Way, repackaged under the Schwarzenegger label. I just watched (and transcribed) Arnold's Victory Speech that was posted by Team Arnold. Sure enough... "another way to go and a better path to solve problems" ... "we are not divided... we find common ground. This is the California way."

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November 7, 2006
Arnold Schwarzenegger
Governor's election night speech

[Applause]

Thank you very much. Wow! This is really exciting, Well First of all, I want to say thank you so much to Tom Arnold and Mark Larson[?] for helping us here today and for being such great supporters. And I want to thank all of you for being here today.

What a fantastic evening. You know, I love doing sequels. I love doing sequels. I tell ya.

[Applause]

But this without any doubt is my favorite sequel. I have to tell you that. What a great night and what a great victory. What a great victory for the people of California.

Let me just start saying thank you to the people of California because they have once again they have put their faith and confidence in me. And I promise you in the next four years, I will protect your values and your dreams.

[Applause]

Now of course, something like this you can never do by yourself so there are a lot of people to thank. ... my family ... [Applause] ... children ... [Applause] ... and of course there are no words to express my gratitude to my number one and to the greatest asset I have, my wife Maria ...give her a big hand [Applause] ... I want to thank you Maria for all the great work you have done... the whole year you have worked very hard on in this campaign... I know I would not have won without your help... a big hand again [Applause] ...also want to say thank you very much to our campaign staff under the leadership of Steve Schmidt ... [Applause] ... all of our contributors ... 75,000 volunteers. Big hand to them also.

[Applause]

Ladies and Gentlemen, just minutes ago I received a very gracious and a very kind phone call from our opponent. And I just want to let you know that he is not our opponent anymore. We want to wish him all the best of luck and I am looking forward working with him in the near future.

My friends, tonight the election is over, the debate has ended and the people have spoken. And now we are all united as Californians and we all are committed to protecting the California dream.

In this election, the people voted their values and we must value their votes. We must listen to what they are saying and do what they are asking us to do.

Tonight I believe the people have given us a mandate. Not a mandate for me, not a mandate for any specific party, but a mandate to move the state ahead, a mandate for leadership, a mandate to build a better and brighter future for California. And that is exactly what we are going to do in the next four years.

[Applause]

Now California has always been a leader. No where is it more obvious than in government. Here in California we are proving to the nation that there is another way to go and a better path to solve problems.

Yes we have differences but we are not divided. We address the issues but we don't attack each other. We fight over our causes, but in the end, we find common ground. This is the California way. The voters have endorsed it. I embrace it. And in the next four years, we will continue to practice it.

Politics doesn't have to be personal and government does not have to be gridlocked. Here in California we are working together to show the rest of the nation that leadership is about solving problems, about getting results and about making a difference.

I also want to say a few words to the people that did not have the faith in me and did not support me, did not vote for me. I'm going to work hard to win your support in the next four years. Your hopes and dreams will be my hopes and dreams and the great path we will pursue. But we should always make sure we are going in the same direction because we all have the same destination. We all want the same things: a strong economy, good schools, quality healthcare, safe neighborhoods, and a clean environment.

During the campaign I got a chance to travel all over the state. I had a chance to go to every corner of the state and I saw a rich tapestry of people and personalities, and yet a common thread over them all together. All of our people love this state. All of our people believe in their future. All of the people want to work together. And that is why we have the best state in the union because we have the greatest people in the world.

[Applause]

Ladies and Gentleman, I'm honored to serve as your governor and I am committed to bringing all California people together to build a great future. so I say tonight to all of you here, let's get started. Let's come together. Let's build the future. Let's seize the golden moment to make this golden state shine even much brighter. And let's protect the California dream for all Californians.

Thank you very much and God bless all of you.

Thank you.

405 posted on 11/10/2006 2:08:27 PM PST by calcowgirl ("Liberalism is just Communism sold by the drink." P. J. O'Rourke)
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To: CounterCounterCulture

Ping to transcript, FYI


406 posted on 11/10/2006 2:09:28 PM PST by calcowgirl ("Liberalism is just Communism sold by the drink." P. J. O'Rourke)
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To: calcowgirl

Tony Blair, Arnie's chief global warming international leader is a key proponent of the Third Way, it is as despicable as Soros's efforts to further entrench and expand socialism here in what is becoming less and less of a free society every election, it seems.

I hope that folks are able to use their search engines and do their own inspectiion of what is out there about another pack of international elites that are operating entirely in the open.. watch who comes to their defense.

then tell me FR is not a battle ground for this nation and western civilization's very existence.


407 posted on 11/10/2006 6:03:41 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ...... Aloha!!!)
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