Skip to comments.Schwarzenegger urges GOP to claim political middle
Posted on 09/07/2007 8:47:24 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger is warning the state's Republican party to move toward the political center or risk losing voter support.
Schwarzenegger is speaking Friday night at a state party convention in Indian Wells near Palm Springs.
According to excerpts released in advance of his speech, Schwarzenegger says the party has lost the political middle and "will not regain true political power in California" until the GOP gets it back.
He argues the party must tackle issues with broad public appeal, like climate change and building highways, railroads and tunnels.
The Pied Piper of Progressives.
It’s time CA go the upstate New York route and create a Conservative Party. Let RINOLD and his minions have a diluted GOP that tries to out-liberal the Dims there. Meanwhile real conservatives will flock to the new Conservative Party and the GOP there will become irrelevant as they will never get the votes from the liberals there.
the party has lost the political middle and “will not regain true political power in California” until the GOP gets it back.
so , in the meantime, he’s going to do business with the dems and screw the rest of us.
The guys a member of the Kennedy household. He’s about as conservative as Kieth Olberman !!!
He argues the party must tackle issues with broad public appeal, like climate change
And, with that, I believe it is again time for......
He has a bizarre definition of “middle.” Liberal-left isn’t the middle.
You stand in the middle of the road you get run over.
Ironically, that party came about because of another RINO governor, nelson rockefeller. assuming my history is correct.
No thanks Ahhhnold
He argues the party must tackle issues with broad public appeal, Slavery once had broad public appeal. Should we claim that cause as our own Ahhnold?
The party needs to choose what's RIGHT, not what has public appeal. Like the defense of America, the defense of life, the limitation of govt so individuals can pursue their life, liberty and happiness; you know. CONSERVATIVE principles.
He’s prepping the state for a brother-in-law take over.
Maria Shriver must have gold between her legs.
Why does Arnold think he represents the “middle”. I believe the middle is right here on Free Republic.
Is Maria pulling Arnie’s strings or what? :-\
Sorry Mein Herr, you are a case of the tail trying to wag the elephant.
You won't change conservative America .
Make your stand as a Conservarator.
At least you will be remembered like an Alamo hero rather than going down with a Teutonic whimper and whine like a democrap.
That's what McClintock should have done all these years, created a new CA Conservative Party.
That is just another way of saying that all important political discussions should be limited to the far left (as represented by the Democrats) and the political center. Under this formula, conservatives get frozen out of the discussion altogether. Or marginalized, at the very least, and relegated to third-party status.
This is the fantasy of every orthodox Democrat. That it should be a fantasy also of a well-known (if only nominal) Republican is disappointing, at best.
This guy can kiss my arse
But he loses sight of the purpose of a Party. It isn’t to gain power for power’s sake, but to move an agenda. He would dump any part of the traditional GOP agenda in a hot second for two percentage points from the wishy washy middle “centrists”, thinking that the other end, the GOP base, have nowhere else to go. He’s trying to co-opt the Republican party, cannibalize it like a corporate looter, “fire” the longtime “employees”, and use the husk to create a new, centrist party with the GOP “brand name”.
He’s almost won the battle. Look at our top 4 candidates.