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CA: Schwarzenegger, conservatives differ on direction of GOP
AP on Yahoo ^ | 9/4/07 | AP

Posted on 09/04/2007 8:44:47 PM PDT by NormsRevenge

California Republicans are heading for a showdown over the direction of the party.

Gov. Schwarzenegger wants the state GOP platform boiled down to as little as a single page focusing on lowering taxes, limiting the size of government and building a strong national defense.

But conservatives say he's attempting to undercut party positions on everything from support of traditional marriage to immigration.

State Republicans begin work this weekend on a new platform at their fall convention. The governor is circulating a letter that calls for a trimmed-down platform. It does not mention abortion or gay rights.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Politics/Elections; US: California
KEYWORDS: cagop; california; conservatives; differ; direction; gop; redarnold; republicanparty; rino; schwarzenegger; schwarzentrojanhorse; trojanhorse

1 posted on 09/04/2007 8:44:49 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
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To: NormsRevenge
LOL. Yeah, right. Arnold apprently gets to exempt himself from this whittled down platform.
2 posted on 09/04/2007 8:49:33 PM PDT by CounterCounterCulture (Duncan Hunter for President)
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To: GVnana

Are you goin as a delegate to this one?


3 posted on 09/04/2007 8:52:23 PM PDT by SierraWasp (Thou shalt not steal!!! Our greedy governments in Sacramento and Washington hate competition!!!)
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To: CounterCounterCulture; NormsRevenge
Maria is his ONLY platform!!!

We might as well already have Jerry "Moonbeam" Brown as our Governor!!!

4 posted on 09/04/2007 8:54:30 PM PDT by SierraWasp (Thou shalt not steal!!! Our greedy governments in Sacramento and Washington hate competition!!!)
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To: SierraWasp

I can see it already. Poizner vs Moonbeam in 2010. We are sooooo screwed.


5 posted on 09/04/2007 8:56:21 PM PDT by CounterCounterCulture (Duncan Hunter for President)
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To: NormsRevenge
"The governor is circulating a letter that calls for a trimmed-down platform. It does not mention abortion or gay rights."

Gee, a SUPER RINO behaving like a liberal, what a big surprise!

6 posted on 09/04/2007 8:56:22 PM PDT by zerosix
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To: NormsRevenge

***Gov. Schwarzenegger wants the state GOP platform boiled down to as little as a single page focusing on lowering taxes, limiting the size of government***

Funny. Judging from Arnold’s actions during the budget battle, he’s following his own proposals.


7 posted on 09/04/2007 8:59:24 PM PDT by Kuksool (RATS occupy Red States due free passes by conservatives)
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To: NormsRevenge

Listen - all of you FReepers who voted for AS. He is a LIBERAL. He has built his staff with that Susan Kennedy women as Chief of Staff. Every single one of you FReepers that voted for AS verses TM - as we told you & we all got the shaft. For $25,000 a pop you get assess to AS. Only thru Susan Kennedy. She a dem/lesbo. All of you who voted for AS deserve this California governmewnt in Sac that we have. Learn Freepers - Never vote for a RINO. Follow my tagline of yrs past. HAVE YOY LEARNED YOUR LESSON?


8 posted on 09/04/2007 9:03:05 PM PDT by Digger (If RINO is your selection, then failure is your election)
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To: NormsRevenge
....lowering taxes, limiting the size of government

When did Arnold change gears?

9 posted on 09/04/2007 9:09:14 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: zerosix

SchwarRINO


10 posted on 09/04/2007 10:18:15 PM PDT by chaos_5 (Put the illegals aliens on a path ... back to Mexico!)
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To: Digger

I heard McClintock complaining that Ahnold’s infrastructure projects would be bad for the envir because they used cement, a source of CO2. I was surprised.


11 posted on 09/04/2007 10:26:54 PM PDT by ClaireSolt (Have you have gotten mixed up in a mish-masher?)
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To: NormsRevenge

I just don’t know who is more stupid - a lib or a RINO. They seem to be interchangeable.


12 posted on 09/04/2007 10:27:59 PM PDT by Diver Dave (Because He Lives, I Can Face Tomorrow)
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To: NormsRevenge

*Snicker*


13 posted on 09/04/2007 10:30:05 PM PDT by EricT. (The tree of liberty needs to be watered...)
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To: NormsRevenge
Schwarzenegger wants the state GOP platform boiled down to as little as a single page focusing on lowering taxes, limiting the size of government and building a strong national defense. LMAO

That man sure has guts to make that statement after turning Kalifornia into a socialist amnesty loving totally gov't controlled state.

Didn't he just raise taxes again to support his health care plan for illegals?

14 posted on 09/04/2007 11:09:13 PM PDT by mazza
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To: NormsRevenge
The governor is NO conservative, fiscal or otherwise. The California Republican Party should ignore his request and pass the party's long standing conservative planks.

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelologus

15 posted on 09/04/2007 11:14:36 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: Digger
When I lived in California, I did NOT vote to re-elect Red Arnold. By that time, it was clear to every conservative he made his bed with the Democrats and has packed the inner circle of his Administration with Dem Gray Davis retreads.

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelologus

16 posted on 09/04/2007 11:16:40 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: ClaireSolt
I heard McClintock complaining that Ahnold’s infrastructure projects would be bad for the envir because they used cement, a source of CO2. I was surprised.

You heard wrong:

Tom McClintock: Arnold can't give us 'green' cement

(snip)

Schwarzenegger's crusade against greenhouse gases is the single greatest impediment to the era of public works that he has promised. And the crusade for public-works construction is the biggest impediment to reducing greenhouse gases.

To understand the dilemma requires a recap of the chemistry lecture that Schwarzenegger apparently missed.

Highways, dams, levees and aqueducts require prodigious amounts of concrete, whose central ingredient is cement. Cement is manufactured by superheating limestone to produce "clinker," which is about two-thirds of the rock's original weight. The missing third is carbon dioxide.

Lots of carbon dioxide. In fact, cement production is the third-biggest contributor of greenhouse gases in all human activity, ranking only behind internal combustion and deforestation.

And now the farce begins. Schwarzenegger's AB 32 declares carbon dioxide to be the premier environmental hazard of our era. California's Environmental Quality Act requires that any project that degrades the environment must include plans to mitigate that damage.


17 posted on 09/04/2007 11:46:22 PM PDT by calcowgirl ("Liberalism is just Communism sold by the drink." P. J. O'Rourke)
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To: NormsRevenge

Seems to me there were quite a few around here blasting good conservatives when they said they wouldn’t vote for (R)nold.


18 posted on 09/04/2007 11:47:44 PM PDT by Old_Mil (Rudy = Hillary, Fred = Dole, Romney = Kerry, McCain = Crazy. No Thanks.)
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To: NormsRevenge
Gov. Schwarzenegger wants the state GOP platform boiled down to as little as a single page focusing on lowering taxes, limiting the size of government and building a strong national defense.

Coming from the man that has increased the size and cost California government at record rates, increased fees and levies, and wants to increase taxes 12 billion dollars for universal healthcare, this is almost funny. Yeah... almost.

19 posted on 09/04/2007 11:48:15 PM PDT by calcowgirl ("Liberalism is just Communism sold by the drink." P. J. O'Rourke)
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To: calcowgirl

I just love it when someone says I am wrong and then repeats what I just said. That’s a real contrarian.


20 posted on 09/05/2007 6:01:20 AM PDT by ClaireSolt (Have you have gotten mixed up in a mish-masher?)
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To: NormsRevenge
limiting the size of government

HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA

What does he take us for, rubes?

CA: Schwarzenegger to sign sweeping global warming bill(s) - (AB 32 and SB 1368 too)
Bay Area Shivers as Schwarzenegger signs California Global Warming Bill

Don't answer...I know the answer.

21 posted on 09/05/2007 6:40:43 AM PDT by B Knotts (Tancredo '08!)
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To: Old_Mil

I just had someone on another thread deny that this schmuck is worse than Gray Davis.


22 posted on 09/05/2007 6:41:39 AM PDT by B Knotts (Tancredo '08!)
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To: NormsRevenge
But conservatives say he's attempting to undercut party positions on everything from support of traditional marriage to immigration.

Gee, ya think? Why is anyone surprised? Schwarzie is and always has been a RINO.

23 posted on 09/05/2007 6:44:09 AM PDT by MEGoody (Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.)
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To: NormsRevenge
I missed this one from today. The followup to Schwarzenegger's idiotic policy:

Wonder Bread run out of California for carbon diox emissions

Limited government, my a**.

24 posted on 09/05/2007 6:48:27 AM PDT by B Knotts (Tancredo '08!)
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To: NormsRevenge

And this is a surprise why?


25 posted on 09/05/2007 7:11:49 AM PDT by Marysecretary (GOD IS STILL IN CONTROL.)
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To: calcowgirl

OK, let’s build our bridges with wood then...cheez.


26 posted on 09/05/2007 7:13:58 AM PDT by Marysecretary (GOD IS STILL IN CONTROL.)
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To: NormsRevenge
Gov. Schwarzenegger wants the state GOP platform boiled down to as little as a single page focusing on lowering taxes, limiting the size of government and building a strong national defense.

That would be great if he actually meant it. It's what the national GOP should be doing. Clear, simple goals that don't make swing voters heads hurt.

Arnold's big problem is that he hasn't done anything significant to restrain the growth of government. Like most Republicans, he seems to consider it the cost of doing business.

27 posted on 09/05/2007 7:15:48 AM PDT by Mr. Jeeves ("Wise men don't need to debate; men who need to debate are not wise." -- Tao Te Ching)
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To: B Knotts

He is worse than Gray Davis because at least we knew GD was a Democrat. Arnie sticks an R behind his name, acts as badly as GD, all the while stabbing conservative Californians in the back.
I would much rather my enemy approach me from the front.


28 posted on 09/05/2007 9:00:39 AM PDT by sheana
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To: B Knotts

>>I just had someone on another thread deny that this schmuck is worse than Gray Davis.

I gagged at this one:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1891275/posts?page=99#99


29 posted on 09/05/2007 9:50:27 AM PDT by calcowgirl ("Liberalism is just Communism sold by the drink." P. J. O'Rourke)
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To: ClaireSolt
I just love it when someone says I am wrong and then repeats what I just said. That’s a real contrarian.

Ummm... sorry.... try reading it again, as well as the multiple other articles written on the subject. In no way was McClintock "complaining" about the infrastructure plan being bad for the environment. He was pointing out the hypocrisy and utter ridiculousness of Arnold's programs, that AB 32 provisions would cause a waste of bond funds and limit the cost effectiveness of the infrastructure programs that passed.

Thankfully, this was corrected by legislation included in the annual budget.

BTW, McClintock was an avid opponent of Arnold's destructive AB 32 legislation.

30 posted on 09/05/2007 10:37:55 AM PDT by calcowgirl ("Liberalism is just Communism sold by the drink." P. J. O'Rourke)
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To: Marysecretary
OK, let’s build our bridges with wood then...cheez.

Better yet--let's get rid of the useless and destructive regulations imposed that make infrastructure so costly,
all in the pursuit of solving Global Warming myths!

31 posted on 09/05/2007 1:53:20 PM PDT by calcowgirl ("Liberalism is just Communism sold by the drink." P. J. O'Rourke)
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To: calcowgirl

You’ve got that right about global warming. It’s just hype.


32 posted on 09/05/2007 8:25:44 PM PDT by Marysecretary (GOD IS STILL IN CONTROL.)
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To: Marysecretary

Actually, if you look into various aspects of the Global Warming mania, you will find it is fueled by both socialists wanting wealth redistribution and some creative capitalists trying to cash in on the cap-and-trade aspect. A very dangerous alliance, IMO.


33 posted on 09/05/2007 8:30:17 PM PDT by calcowgirl ("Liberalism is just Communism sold by the drink." P. J. O'Rourke)
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To: calcowgirl

What is it about liberals and socialists, always trying to foist some chicken little stunt on the world. They really tick me off.


34 posted on 09/06/2007 8:31:30 PM PDT by Marysecretary (GOD IS STILL IN CONTROL.)
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To: NormsRevenge

the guv sure turned out to be a dud,

didn’t he?


35 posted on 09/06/2007 8:35:39 PM PDT by ken21
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