Skip to comments.GOP in Revolt Against Schwarzenegger; Mel Gibson Touted as Challenger
Posted on 12/07/2005 1:33:47 PM PST by Warhammer
California Republicans are in open revolt against Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger over his hiring of a Democratic operative as his new chief of staff.
And one leading state GOP official is touting actor Mel Gibson as a possible Republican primary challenger to Schwarzenegger.
Officials with the California Republican Party are said to be furious with Schwarzenegger and have demanded a private meeting with the governor to complain about his appointment of Susan P. Kennedy, who was a Cabinet secretary during the administration of Gov. Gray Davis.
Schwarzenegger was elected governor after an extraordinary effort succeeded to recall Davis in 2003.
(Excerpt) Read more at newsmax.com ...
Those of you who supported Arnold, what say you?
Those of you who supported McClintock, what say you?
Do you mean to say that Ahnuld isn't a conservative Republican? I'm shocked, I tell you, shocked!
The donation spigut has been turned off in my household. Circle of friends feel same. Not like anyone cares though. Burn me twice shame on me.
Do they really think Mel is going to run for Gov? I seriously doubt it. If you think the moonbats hated Arnold what scorn would they have for Mr. passion of Christ? They'd probably crucify him.
Gibson has WAAAAAAAY to many skeletons in his closet to run for governor.
1) Major skirt chaser who's cheated on his wife too many times to count.
2) Has been in and out of Betty Ford for cocaine a few times as well.
No, I just remembered back during the recall election how his supporters were telling us that he was the best guy for the job and was curious if they still felt that way.
WHAT ? I've never heard any of that alleged of Mel. As for #1, Ah-nold has already outdone anyone (save WJC himself) on that subject.
>>Those of you who supported McClintock, what say you?
The writing was on the wall from day one.
No more actors, please.
The GOP needs to go somewhere other than Hollywood's Central Casting.
Wouldn't that qualify him to run Democrat? It would probably get him elected if he ran on that as his platform.
Remember that we live in a post Bill Clinton era, the bar is a whole lot lower than it used to be.
Davis fought off the radical Dems for all but the last year, i.e. he wasn't that radical.
Davis got recalled because he started caving to the extreme Dem demands (eg. car tax & illegal's licenses)
(the putz even thought he had a chance @ 2004 Presidential race.)
Now Arnie's trying some smoke-n-mirrors.
The Dems won't work w/ you & the GOP's wondering what yer somkin'
Ooops. Forgot about that guy. LOL.
I doubt that is a Ronald Reagan in today's Hollywood, though. Mel Gibson sure ain't it.
Nothing wrong with actors in politics. Nothing wrong with bail bondsmen in politics. Nothing wrong with garbagemen in politics. It's not what they do, it's the individual themself.
Moonbats blindly support their action-movie super-hero star Arnold.
this is newsmax of course, but in general how can anyone with even a cursory familiarity with schz. career believe he is out for anyone but himself?
Is Mel Gibson an American citizen?
Stop slandering. This is not true of Mel.
Agreed. My objection is the selection based on celebrity status, not on the person, their background, or their abilities.
Born in the USA.
I was very disappointed that Arnold threw his hat in the ring. McClintock seemed by far the superior candidate with his experience and track record of fiscal conservativism. He also had the right ideas on illegal immigration.
But this is California, after all.
(Denny Crane: "I Don't Want To Socialize With A Pinko Liberal Democrat Commie.Say What You Like About Republicans. We Stick To Our Convictions. Even When We Know We're Dead Wrong.")
I can see it now the Patriot vs the Terminator, a Califyfornia race to the governors mansion!
Uh-huh...Nobody said he was the best guy for the job, McClintock was(and probably still is). Arnold was the one who could get elected.
He's a done deal now. He has no support left among conservative Californians.
Well, there used to be Freeper arguments over whether Arnold was a good governor or not. It pretty much divided between social conservatives, who misliked his pro-abortion, pro-gay record, and fiscal conservatives, who thought he would be a real fighter who would balance the budget.
I haven't seen a single supporter speak out on his behalf since the Kennedy appointment was announced. I'd say he's politically dead.
I supported Arnold and it was the right move at the time. I'm convinced that if Arnold hadn't been in the race, we'd be talking about Governor Bustamante's reelection bid right now. That said, I'm ready for someone else. Arnold squandered his popularity by trying to work with the Democrats early in his term. Had he early on tried the reforms that just lost last November, I think he'd have gotten most if not all of them. Now it looks like any effort at reform is gone and he's ready to sell out every principle he has just to stay in office. I got a bellyful of that with that whore, Gray Davis.
I'm irritated with Arnold and I supported him. If he grants clemency to Tookie, it's over. I would officially be anti-Arnold.
Having said that I can't think of ever supporting McClintock ... then or now.
I swear the Republicans in the state, and many conservatives, are as delusional obsessed with litmus tests, regardless of results, as Democrats are with murdering the unborn.
I'll continue to support Arnold until he does something unhinged like commuting Tookie's sentence or proposing $4 billion in new taxes. Bringing in a Democrat as his new chief of staff so he might be able work with the psychotic, union-empowered Dem legislature smacks both of desperation to get work done but also of a willingness to think beyond the usual political game book. It's just crazy enough to WORK.
I care about results, not party loyalties. If I was one of "those" Republicans, I might as well be a Nazi or Communist and we can just go down with the ship of state now. Why wait for the 2006 election cycle?
>>I haven't seen a single supporter speak out on his behalf since the Kennedy appointment was announced. I'd say he's politically dead.
Oh, they're still around, ignoring facts and calling others "Arnold Haters". Same ol', same ol'. Here's one from minutes ago.
Why in hell would Mel Gibson want the grief when he can make a half-billion dollars off every movie he turns out?
Gibson running as governor would be entertaining. The cataclysmic disaster would be more transfixing than watching the Titanic sink, a movie I finally watched on DVD, and found very impressive indeed.
Plus he be gay.
LOL. Check out this headline from Thursday's paper! (Warning: leftist tripe)
Terminator vs. Patriot? Get ready to rumble
Los Angeles Times, December 8, 2005
I WON'T SAY the Republicans in California are panicking or anything, but there's already a "Mel Gibson for Governor" website.
Can it be? Arnold Schwarzenegger an underdog? The governor gets his knuckles whacked in the special election a month ago and the right flank of his own party is already counting to 10 over him.
Yet on the spanking-new http://www.melgibsonforgovernor.com website, you can read the warning in letters of e-fire:
"Rumors abound that, following the horrendous defeat of his Special Election ballot measures, Governor Schwarzenegger may not run for re-election."
I'd greatly prefer McClintock over anyone else I know of right now.
I did vote Schwarzenegger in the recall, but (as has been discussed "to death") that was because my "fear that Bustamante would win" was stronger than my "hope that McClintock could win." Although I never had any illusions that Schwarzengger was a true conservative, he's even leftier than I had feared.
Great Graphic for a T-Shirt.