Republicans are calling Schwarzenegger a liar – just one day
into his campaign
By Jackson Thoreau
Just one day into his campaign for governor of California,
Arnold Schwarzenegger is being called a liar, Hollywood opportunist
and con man.
And that’s just by fellow Republicans.
Schwarzenegger bungled his television announcement on the
Tonight Show August 6 by burning one of his supposed closest
allies, former LA Mayor Richard Riordan. Riordan was reportedly
"stunned" that Schwarzenegger announced on TV after giving
Riordan indications he would not enter the race.
Schwarzenegger claimed that he and Riordan agreed to maintain
suspense, which a Riordan aide disputed in no
uncertain terms. "This idea that we have worked together,
keeping people guessing and all this for the last few weeks
is [ridiculous]," the Riordan advisor said, adding that he
knew what it was like to get mugged.
Only one day on the campaign, and already even Republicans
are calling Schwarzenegger a liar. Makes for a great Hollywood
Schwarzenegger makes Reagan seem intelligent, Bush seem articulate
and Gore seem loose. He is fine for shallow, idiotic movies
where his most complex line is "Hasta la vista," but not for
governor of the largest state in the country.
In yukking it up with Jay Leno, the only reason Schwarzenegger
could give for running was because the Golden State had supposedly
"deteriorated." He showed no understanding of the complexities
behind California's budget problems, which were mostly caused
by the Republican-controlled federal government cutting funds
to states and refusing to help in California's energy scam
Moreover, Schwarzenegger could not articulate what he would
do as governor beyond "pumping up" Sacramento, whatever the
hell that meant. His announcement on comedian Leno's show
would be funny, if there was not so much at stake. Many in
the mainstream media are already calling him a formidable
political force, if not the front-runner in the race. What
does that say about the mainstream media?
Schwarzenegger has no political record beyond organizing
a proposition for after-school programs - boy, that's going
out on a limb, huh? That's like Laura Bush speaking out for.....reading!
Whew, these Republicans take my breath away with their courageous
stands on the controversial issues of the day.
What does Schwarzenegger really know about running a state?
His Planet Hollywood restaurants crashed and burned. What
does he know about getting legislation passed or forging compromises
with people of different views?
Schwarzenegger says he has all the money he needs and won't
be beholden to "special interests," but what about his own
interests? What are his own interests? We do know that Schwarzenegger
came from Hitler’s home country of Austria, and his father
was literally a Nazi in occupied Austria. That should
set well with the California Jewish community.
Why should we trust this millionaire for an important political
position when he has no political track record? Someone with
all the money he needs can be a Perot-like dictator, not a
politician who has to learn the fine art of compromise.
If Schwarzenegger wants to run for mayor of Brentwood, fine.
But not governor of the largest state in the country, especially
one that is clearly on the Democratic side. It just smells
of more Republican dirty tricks.
Then there are the rumors about his extramarital affairs
and marital problems. At least Schwarzenegger has owned up
to his steroid and marijuana use - but he's still another
hypocritical Republican who goes around telling kids to stay
off drugs, something he didn't do.
The great mystery here is: How could a member of the Kennedy
clan marry this dimwit?
Before we have to endure a political career that could be
worse than Reagan or Bush, we need to put an end to these
pranks and foolishness. We need to say, "Hasta la vista, baby,"
California is starting to give Florida and Texas a run for
their money in the battle for the weirdest political sideshows.
In fact, I’d say the United States’ largest state has taken
over first place.
Since California was where Republicans started this recall
the governor business to divert attention from Bush’s lies
about Iraq, the economy and everything else, we have to be
proactive and take the offensive. That’s why I started a petition
to "totally recall" Schwarzenegger, even before he gets in
Rather than sit around worrying about what to do if this
Total Recall jerk actually wins the governorship of the largest
American state, go and sign this petition at http://www.petitiononline.com/schwarze/petition.html
- you’ll feel better. I know I felt better after writing the
petition following Schwarzenegger’s low-brow act with Leno,
who called the announcement "huge." I guess anything on TV
that doesn’t have to do with snake pits and boobs is surprising.
These petitions are being done to turn the tables on the
Republican hypocrites who mostly caused the budget crises
in states like California through the Republican-controlled
federal government's funding cuts to states. The liars then
spun it around as they always do to blame those crises on
Democrats and the victims.
The Republicans just want to take the heat off the Bush administration's
lies about Iraq and other matters by diverting attention from
those Republican scandals. Much of the mainstream media, which
over-covers Kobe and Schwarzenegger while losing sight of
the Iraqi lies, has bought the Republican lies, but you don't
have to do so.
Jackson Thoreau is an American writer and co-author of We
Will Not Get Over It: Restoring a Legitimate White House.
The updated, 120,000-word electronic book can be downloaded
on his Internet site at http://www.geocities.com/jacksonthor/ebook.html.
Citizens for Legitimate Government has the earlier version