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Sun May 6, 2012, 01:11 PM

Schwarzenegger: GOP, take down that small tent

It was Richard Nixon who brought me into the Republican fold.

He was running for president, and I had recently arrived in California from Austria, which I'd left because the European socialist mentality wasn't big enough for my dreams. Growing up, I was surrounded by kids whose greatest ambition was to one day collect a pension. I didn't intend to spend my whole life dreaming about floating on a government safety net.

One day, when Nixon was talking on the television, my liberal friend Artie translated bits of what he was saying. As I recall, he spoke about free enterprise, about less government and taxation, about the need for a strong military.

I asked what party Nixon was from. Artie said he was an imbecile Republican. "Then I will be an imbecile Republican," I said.

http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/editorials/la-oe-schwarzenegger-gop-needs-to-be-more-inclusiv-20120506,0,178448.story

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Reply Schwarzenegger: GOP, take down that small tent (Original post)
Zorro May 2012 OP
SirRevolutionary May 2012 #1
DontTreadOnMe May 2012 #2
wilt the stilt May 2012 #3
msongs May 2012 #4
Namvet67 May 2012 #5
kestrel91316 May 2012 #6
otohara May 2012 #7
davidpdx May 2012 #8

Response to Zorro (Original post)

Sun May 6, 2012, 01:15 PM

1. ...and one day, he became the imbecile Republican he longed to be.

The End.

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Response to SirRevolutionary (Reply #1)

Sun May 6, 2012, 01:17 PM

2. ROTF.."The End"

Ahnuld.. the pot smokin' womanizer... got rich.... THEN became a Republican.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Sun May 6, 2012, 01:22 PM

3. Arnie, you missed the part

about Nixon destroying the institution of government that started the cynicism that many people hold today and the idiot(Reagan) who has morons thinking that even the USPS is bad. many things government does well now goes unappreciated.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Sun May 6, 2012, 01:39 PM

4. "free" enterprise is NOT free - it is as tightly controlled as any socialist or government run enter

prise. the deck is stacked by the corporations

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Sun May 6, 2012, 02:34 PM

5. Doesn't want to take the easy route....except for the Anabolic Steroids that meant easy bodybuilding

Guess he's a liar and a cheater just like nixon AND reagan

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Sun May 6, 2012, 03:55 PM

6. Well that explains a lot. Though Nixon never fathered a child

out of wedlock with HIS housekeeper........

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Sun May 6, 2012, 05:47 PM

7. Too Late Arnold, They've Pissed Off

every group outside the wealthy WASPY types.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Mon May 7, 2012, 12:10 AM

8. That has a political cartoon written all over it

A small tent with Arnold and his wife in it and trying to get out. The caption, "We need a bigger tent". On the side of the tent it says Republican Party

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