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Arnold Schwarzenegger, Girly Man
| Mark Finkelstein
Posted on 02/22/2009 10:48:10 AM PST by governsleastgovernsbest
The man who says he left Austria because he couldnt stand socialism has no problem with it here. The man who preached self-reliance doesnt worry about responsible homeowners being forced to bail out others. The man who rode to the California governors mansion by bashing Gray Davis over the car tax and promising to repeal it . . . just pushed through a budget nearly doubling the tax.
Schwarzeneggers weakness and hypocrisy was evident today on This Week. George Stephanopoulos opened the interview by playing a clip of a photo-op Schwarzenegger staged when first running for governor, having a huge weight dropped on a car to symbolize the way that when I get to Sacramento, I will immediately destroy the car tax! Stephanopoulos asked Schwarzenegger whether he owed Davis an apology. Absolutely not, was the predictable reply.
That was just the first of a number of weak dodges by the former Mr. Olympia . . .
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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; Politics/Elections; US: California
KEYWORDS: arnoldschwarzenegger; bailout; georgestephanopoulos; girlyman; schwarzenegger; socialism
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Girl man ping to Today show list.
posted on 02/22/2009 10:48:41 AM PST
I demand that he renounce his Republican party affiliation immediately. He is no Republican. Never was.
posted on 02/22/2009 10:50:34 AM PST
(Obama theme song: Ball of Confusion by the Temptations)
He’s useless now.His Kennedy wife has converted him ito a proper metrosexual.
posted on 02/22/2009 10:52:11 AM PST
by Farmer Dean
(168 grains of instant conflict resolution)
I didn’t include it in the article, but he also did a tap dance about how it doesn’t matter if you’re a Democrat or a Republican, blah blah blah.
posted on 02/22/2009 10:52:35 AM PST
I have never seen a more weasely performance. His theory of governance, boiled down to its essence, is “Whatever a group of people yell loud enough for, you give it to them.”
He is a complete waste of space and air.
posted on 02/22/2009 10:53:21 AM PST
(Typical white person-Snow white)
He’s addicted to power. Get out of his way, or else.
posted on 02/22/2009 10:57:26 AM PST
(Obama was elected not in spite of his color but because of it.)
"Yes, yes. It's true. Vee ahr all socialists now."
posted on 02/22/2009 11:01:01 AM PST
(The inmates are now officially running the asylum.)
posted on 02/22/2009 11:01:26 AM PST
by Mr Ramsbotham
(When a lovely flame dies, smoke gets in your eyes.)
Having come across this on the “Road to Serfdom” thread and watched his video introduction in 1980, his hypocrisy seems absolutely incredible......
In honor of Milton Friedman, we are streaming the ground-breaking Free to Choose series as it originally aired in 1980 as well as an updated 1990 version. Introduced by Arnold Schwarzenegger
(first 5 minutes is swarzenneger)
posted on 02/22/2009 11:13:29 AM PST
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I have been waiting for someone to say Girlie Man. He certainly has turned into a piece of pastery.
posted on 02/22/2009 11:17:38 AM PST
(Give me back my conservative vote.)
In a state run by politically correct metrosexuals, the Teachers Union and the Prison Guards Union, he is nearly powerless.
All the public service unions demonized him and his common sense ideas a couple years ago when all the initiatives he wanted to implement went down to defeat. They - the Teachers Union especially - have so much dough, they can drown any opposition to their policies.
He could have stuck to his guns, but it would have been a fools errand - Arnold Quixote. At least his self respect and respect of conservatives would be intact.
He has now chosen a different path to the detriment of the average Californian.
posted on 02/22/2009 11:18:03 AM PST
("You know the Germans always make good stuff')
I remember the Republican hope and excitement that Ah-nold was going bring to the party and how he would fix Kaleefornia after Davis had all but ruined the state. People even thought he'd make a great President. What a disappointment. Should have been expected with a Kennedy pulling his ‘string’. He is about as helpful to the Republicans and to the rest of the country as Boxer, Feinstein and SanFranNan are.
posted on 02/22/2009 11:18:22 AM PST
To: governsleastgovernsbest; All
Thanks for watching/reporting/commentary, Mark. Great thread. Thanks to all posters.
Was Schwarzenegger always a Narcissistic Steroidal Stealth Socialist, or is the staunch conservative just getting old and mentally flabby? /sarcasm
posted on 02/22/2009 11:20:29 AM PST
To: Farmer Dean
Hes useless now.His Kennedy wife has converted him ito a proper metrosexual.
Yoo are going to pay for dat!!
Oh just yoo vait oontil I ketch you!
I vill raise your taxes vit my puffectly vormed muzzles!
posted on 02/22/2009 11:32:08 AM PST
(AAAAAAH!!! I'm covered in BEES!)
Just politics as usual, nothing out of the ordinary. Ahrnold is a girly RINO.
posted on 02/22/2009 11:37:10 AM PST
(Trust in Glock.)
posted on 02/22/2009 11:42:11 AM PST
by Future Snake Eater
("Get out of the boat and walk on the water with us!--Sen. Joe Biden)
Another one bites the dust.
posted on 02/22/2009 12:58:30 PM PST
(To hell with the RINO party!)
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