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Schwarzenegger Speech Slams Special Interests
Fox News ^ | September 03, 2003 | Major Garrett

Posted on 09/03/2003 1:10:32 PM PDT by demlosers

Edited on 04/22/2004 12:37:04 AM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]

LOS ANGELES Arnold Schwarzenegger will deliver the first major speech of his gubernatorial campaign Wednesday by portraying the recall of Democratic Gov. Gray Davis as a populist drive to break the grip of special interests in Sacramento, campaign aides told Fox News.


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TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: California
KEYWORDS: schwarzenegger; willmuggforfood
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1 posted on 09/03/2003 1:10:32 PM PDT by demlosers
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To: demlosers
The speech is the first step in an effort to jump-start the Schwarzenegger campaign (search), which aides concede has failed to maintain momentum in the four weeks since the international film star announced his bid on "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno."

Maybe if Schwarzenegger wasn't ducking tonight's debate, that would also help... LOL

2 posted on 09/03/2003 1:12:52 PM PDT by SunStar (Democrats piss me off!)
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To: demlosers
...and the speech will likely suck the wind out of the free-for-all in Walnut Creek tonight.
3 posted on 09/03/2003 1:13:43 PM PDT by My2Cents ("I'm the party pooper..." -- Arnold in "Kindergarten Cop.")
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To: demlosers


I'm waiting for Arnold to say something that will give me the least bit confidence in him.
4 posted on 09/03/2003 1:14:26 PM PDT by rs79bm (There's a RINO missing from the California zoo, and goes by the first name of ARNOLD.)
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To: rs79bm
bttt.
5 posted on 09/03/2003 1:15:04 PM PDT by rs79bm
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To: demlosers
CNN is showing a video clip of Arnold getting hit with an egg that was thrown at him from the crowd as he was about to give his speech........this is getting ugly.
6 posted on 09/03/2003 1:15:21 PM PDT by Dog
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To: demlosers
An egg just hit Ahnold...
7 posted on 09/03/2003 1:17:31 PM PDT by demlosers
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To: Dog
We saw it at the same time :)
8 posted on 09/03/2003 1:18:27 PM PDT by demlosers
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To: demlosers
"The speech is the first step in an effort to jump-start the Schwarzenegger campaign (search), which aides concede has failed to maintain momentum in the four weeks since the international film star announced his bid on "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno."
9 posted on 09/03/2003 1:18:28 PM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (Saddam Had No Taepodong-II nuke ICBMs capable of hitting the World's Largest & 2nd Largest Economies)
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To: Dog
that was not pretty cool.

any hurled, rotten eggs should be reserved exclusively for H******.

10 posted on 09/03/2003 1:20:01 PM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (Saddam Had No Taepodong-II nuke ICBMs capable of hitting the World's Largest & 2nd Largest Economies)
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To: Dog
CNN is showing a video clip of Arnold getting hit with an egg that was thrown at him from the crowd as he was about to give his speech........this is getting ugly.

Are you serious? That's just wrong...

11 posted on 09/03/2003 1:20:44 PM PDT by TheSpottedOwl (This cow is independently owned and operated)
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To: My2Cents
*BUMP* !
12 posted on 09/03/2003 1:22:21 PM PDT by ex-Texan (Read Sun Tsu: The Cold War Never Ended)
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To: TheSpottedOwl
Maybe it was a McClintock supporter;)
13 posted on 09/03/2003 1:22:45 PM PDT by superfluousdude
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To: demlosers
How did he respond to that?
14 posted on 09/03/2003 1:22:45 PM PDT by GraniteStateConservative (Inconceivable!)
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To: GraniteStateConservative
How did he respond to that?

Ahnold didn't flinch, totally ignoring the egg. He just went on walking through the crowd shaking hands and smiling. An aid wiped the egg off him and then took off his egg-stained jacket.

16 posted on 09/03/2003 1:26:43 PM PDT by demlosers
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To: demlosers
Not as swift as Pete Wilson... some lefty puke tossed an apple at Wilson back in the early 90's... Wilson caught it, and then just laughed at the lefty who tossed it. Was funny.
17 posted on 09/03/2003 1:29:29 PM PDT by ambrose (If You're Not Outraged, You're Not Paying Attention...)
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To: ambrose
I don't think ahnold saw the egg coming.
18 posted on 09/03/2003 1:31:27 PM PDT by demlosers
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To: superfluousdude
I doubt it. McClintock supporters have more class than that ;-)
19 posted on 09/03/2003 1:32:30 PM PDT by TheSpottedOwl (This cow is independently owned and operated)
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To: TheSpottedOwl
I'm serious..
20 posted on 09/03/2003 1:35:11 PM PDT by Dog
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To: rs79bm
I'm waiting for Arnold to say something that will give me the least bit confidence in him.

"I am firmly opposed to raising taxes. Californians are already overtaxed. California has one of the highest tax burdens in the nation, and just about everything a Californian does today is subject to one tax or another. From the moment you get up in the morning until you go to bed at night, the tax collector is there to take a share - at your home, in your car, at the gas station, at the restaurant, and just about everywhere else you go and everything else you do.

"It's unfair to accept the notion that hitting taxpayers up for more money is the answer to our state's budget and economic problems. Politicians in Sacramento should find a better way to turn things around – not simply shift the burden of their mistakes onto the backs of taxpayers." -- Arnold Schwartzenegger.

21 posted on 09/03/2003 1:39:07 PM PDT by My2Cents ("I'm the party pooper..." -- Arnold in "Kindergarten Cop.")
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To: Dog
I know you are. Wonder who the idiot who did that supports?
22 posted on 09/03/2003 1:44:42 PM PDT by TheSpottedOwl (This cow is independently owned and operated)
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To: demlosers
Ahnold didn't flinch, totally ignoring the egg. He just went on walking through the crowd shaking hands and smiling. An aid wiped the egg off him and then took off his egg-stained jacket.

Class under fire

23 posted on 09/03/2003 1:45:39 PM PDT by af_vet_1981
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To: superfluousdude
The sad thing is that I cannot dismiss the possibility of that.
24 posted on 09/03/2003 1:55:39 PM PDT by hchutch (The National League needs to adopt the designated hitter rule.)
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To: superfluousdude; PhiKapMom
Maybe it was a McClintock supporter;)


You mean his only one that isn't posting here?

GO TOMMIE GO.............
Pass the eggs please....
26 posted on 09/03/2003 2:02:04 PM PDT by deport
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To: My2Cents
...and the speech will likely suck the wind out of the free-for-all in Walnut Creek tonight.

No, the press not covering it will suck the wind out. If Arnie was there, it would be on Fox News and CNN. Friggin' celebrity gushing. It's sucking the wind out of the recall itself.

27 posted on 09/03/2003 2:02:45 PM PDT by SunStar (Democrats piss me off!)
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To: SunStar
If it wasn't for Arnold this "recall" would be a race between Davis and Bustamante.
28 posted on 09/03/2003 2:11:39 PM PDT by thedugal (Someone ping me when the shootin' starts...)
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To: rs79bm
I'm waiting for Arnold to say something that will give me the least bit confidence in him.


dishonest.
there is NOTHING that can be said or DONE that would cause to consider Arnold for any reason.

And if YOUR candidate drops out and endorses arnold you STILL wouldn't vote for him... He's a rino. To you, rinos who are not 100 percent with YOU, are worse than democrats who work to destroy EVERYTHING you believe in.

so the fact is, you are NOT waiting for anything but to do your part to elect a democrat who you oppose 100 percent, instead of the "rino" that is closer to your position...

and that not only applies to you but the other fourty seven and shrinking percenage of freepers who agree with you.


I cannot wait for JimRob's next poll...
29 posted on 09/03/2003 2:12:50 PM PDT by Robert_Paulson2 (they promised us smaller government... is it smaller yet?)
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To: superfluousdude
I doubt they would "only" throw eggs...
we had one here a week ago that was encouraging more violent and forceful means of getting rid of 'rinos'.
30 posted on 09/03/2003 2:14:23 PM PDT by Robert_Paulson2 (they promised us smaller government... is it smaller yet?)
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To: demlosers
The biggest, most powerful special interest is the teachers' union. They have to be taken on.

Probably, it was one of their group that threw the egg, too.

31 posted on 09/03/2003 2:14:34 PM PDT by B Knotts
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To: hchutch
Will you knock it off? Are you trying to start a flame fest?
32 posted on 09/03/2003 2:15:55 PM PDT by B Knotts
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To: focusrink
Arnold has stated that he will only raises taxes in an emergency, citing natural disaster and terrorist attack as just two examples. It has been argued that California is in a fiscal emergency. What can Arnold offer us to allay our concerns that he will use the fiscal crisis as an "emergency" to justify raising taxes?

Maybe the fact that he hasn't characterized the fiscal crisis as a "natural disaster." Besides, your speculation is applying a far-reaching assumption onto what Arnold might or might not do.

In the wake of any large-scale catastrophe, FEMA and the federal government step in, so the cost is mostly on the federal dime.

Not if there are substantial infrastructure repairs, like repair of state highways, state buildings, bridges, etc.

What can Arnold offer in the way of incentives to businesses to return to California if he won't cut taxes?

Simply vetoing job-killer bills forwarded from the Legislature would be a start.

if he offers financial support incentives, where will that money come from?

He hasn't, so this is a non-issue.

The new governor's priority will be to address the 38 billion dollar debt. How can this be done without at least cutting budgets across the board? What does Arnold propose to do in this respect when he has already made moves to let the Teacher's Unions know that he considers their budgets off-limits?

The public education budget (K-12) is off the table because funding levels for K-12 are guaranteed by the state constitution (Prop. 96). That proposition was a huge mistake, but there is nothing anyone can do about it unless the Constitution is amended.

Arnold has cast his hat into the ring to be a politician. As a politician, what does he think should be done to "find a better way to turn things around," other than punting the issue to other "politicians"?

Like it or not, the next governor is going to have to work with the current cast of politicians in Sacramento -- the current Legislature. If they are unwilling to work with him, we need a governor who is able to go over their heads, directly to the people. Arnold has the skills and the popular appeal to do this.

33 posted on 09/03/2003 2:17:32 PM PDT by My2Cents ("I'm the party pooper..." -- Arnold in "Kindergarten Cop.")
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To: af_vet_1981
Class under fire

Too bad he didn't wipe the egg off, turn and give one of those long, hard looks at the guy, and say "I'll be back". That would have had the little weenie who threw it pooping in his pants.

34 posted on 09/03/2003 2:25:04 PM PDT by McGavin999
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To: Robert_Paulson2
How about this from a McClintock supporter. He says that I inspire the rape of children. Nothing is beneath them.

 
Why Do People Commit Statutory Rape? ^
      Posted by ambrose to Hillary's Lovely Legs
On News/Activism ^ 09/03/2003 4:41 PM EDT #2 of 2 ^

You inspired this thread.

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35 posted on 09/03/2003 2:30:54 PM PDT by Hillary's Lovely Legs (I cannot support a lipless cross eyed career politician who can't fill out paperwork correctly.)
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To: Hillary's Lovely Legs
Unbelievable!
36 posted on 09/03/2003 2:32:37 PM PDT by EllaMinnow
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To: demlosers
He said he's against "Special Interests"?

What courage.
37 posted on 09/03/2003 2:33:55 PM PDT by Roscoe
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To: af_vet_1981

38 posted on 09/03/2003 2:42:01 PM PDT by demlosers
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To: Hillary's Lovely Legs; redlipstick
Yeah, I saw that thread, and was in the process of blasting the guy, but it was deleted by the Overlords before it gathered more than a couple of comments. It was one of the lowest things I've seen posted on FR.
39 posted on 09/03/2003 2:44:59 PM PDT by My2Cents ("I'm the party pooper..." -- Arnold in "Kindergarten Cop.")
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To: My2Cents; focusrink; All
Regarding the repeated accusation that Arnold will simply declare the fiscal crisis an "emergency", I saw an account several days ago where he was asked specifically that question and he said he wouldn't. I'm pretty sure it was about one of his radio interviews, but he's had several already.

Had I known it was become such a DNC talking point, I would have saved the information. Now I can't find it and don't like insisting a fact without something to back it up :-(

A note to all, please, if anyone heard it or knows where this was written, could you let me know?

Thanks :-)
40 posted on 09/03/2003 2:48:24 PM PDT by Tamzee ("Big government sounds too much like sluggish socialism."......Arnold Schwarzenegger)
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To: Robert_Paulson2
Dishonest? I'm not going to simply vote for Arnold because he is an actor. In fact, that gives me even more reason for concern. Let's face it. We don't need another Governor in there like Gray Davis. So far, Arnold has not inspired my confidence in him. I find it odd that Arnold does not have time to participate in a debate, yet he is going to have time to be Governor? Right now, and as I mentioned in my previous post, I would like Arnold to step out and put forth some of his Republican ideals. Currently, he hasn't done so. Right now McClintock looks like the best chance we've got. Prove me wrong, I would love to see it.
41 posted on 09/03/2003 2:48:42 PM PDT by rs79bm
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To: My2Cents
Thank you very much. I didn't see the thread, I just got a bunch of emails about it and was pinged to it.

And I do agree, it doesn't get much lower than that.
42 posted on 09/03/2003 2:48:58 PM PDT by Hillary's Lovely Legs (I cannot support a lipless cross eyed career politician who can't fill out paperwork correctly.)
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To: Hillary's Lovely Legs
I didn't notice the thread when it was up, but just the title and comment alone were beneath contempt :-(
43 posted on 09/03/2003 2:50:36 PM PDT by Tamzee ("Big government sounds too much like sluggish socialism."......Arnold Schwarzenegger)
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To: TheSpottedOwl
Wonder who the idiot who did that supports?

Davis? Remember, a Democrat recently threw a cream pie at Ralph Nader. Throwing food seems to be a pastime of some Democrats.

It's good that Schwarzenegger just ignored it. I think all performers learn to ignore unscripted errors, since it looks better on camera not to be flustered by minor distractions.

Still, it's too bad he won't participate in today's civil debate, where there wouldn't be flying food.

44 posted on 09/03/2003 2:51:51 PM PDT by heleny
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To: My2Cents
May I say how much I admire your number 33? :-)
45 posted on 09/03/2003 2:53:12 PM PDT by Tamzee ("Big government sounds too much like sluggish socialism."......Arnold Schwarzenegger)
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To: TheSpottedOwl
I doubt it. McClintock supporters have more class than that ;-)

Yes, we see that daily.

46 posted on 09/03/2003 2:57:31 PM PDT by gogeo (A man can be judged by the quality of his supporters...and of his enemies.)
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To: Robert_Paulson2
Your #29 was beautifully done and I, too, am looking forward to the next poll :-)

Regarding egg throwing, it could absolutely be a nasty leftie convinced of the slogan that Republicans are "stealing the election". Arnold is anti-union, though, and it could be one of those kind and gentle union-type folks that attacked our Freepers not too long ago...

47 posted on 09/03/2003 2:58:57 PM PDT by Tamzee ("Big government sounds too much like sluggish socialism."......Arnold Schwarzenegger)
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To: Hillary's Lovely Legs
Ambrose is a classy guy.
48 posted on 09/03/2003 2:59:09 PM PDT by gogeo (A man can be judged by the quality of his supporters...and of his enemies.)
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To: Tamsey
Thanks! And I like your tag line.

In all honesty, I've tried to remain neutral on the recall, to see how the various campaigns develop. But the sniping by the anti-Arnold crowd is making it harder to seriously consider his opponents.

49 posted on 09/03/2003 3:01:28 PM PDT by My2Cents ("I'm the party pooper..." -- Arnold in "Kindergarten Cop.")
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To: rs79bm
Here you go, now put your money where your mouth is and listen to it... 45 minutes of Arnold's press conference on 8/20. Almost the whole of it is Arnold talking about his political values, answering questions, proposing how he would attack the fiscal problem and putting forward some very hard-core Republican ideals.

http://www.cspan.org/search/basic.asp?ResultStart=1&ResultCount=10&BasicQueryText=schwarzenegger
50 posted on 09/03/2003 3:03:13 PM PDT by Tamzee ("Big government sounds too much like sluggish socialism."......Arnold Schwarzenegger)
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