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Oracle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 11:53 AM
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Rove's worst nightmare is coming true and his name is....
Edited on Sun Sep-14-03 12:44 PM by Oracle
McClintock! (Ironically, a very conservative republican)

Rove thought he had it made when he unleashed Kenny "boy" Lay and Enron on California and knew he could pin the black-outs on Gov. Davis...then immediately after the 2002 election that Davis won by over 5 1/2 points, Rove and the WH are behind this CA republican recall (in the background and probably funneling cash to CA republican congressman Issa.) Recall now in place, in comes Bush family friend and republican Schwarzenegger (who previously just met with Ken Lay.) Schwarzenegger is a personality and movie "tough guy" and will only need about 20% of the vote to win and then he will fall in line as their boy in CA as republican Gov. behind Bush...Rove and the boys are happy as shit they have their foot in the door to steal CA for Bush in 2004.

But along comes McClintock...and the Democrats coming together, and the "Big Dog" and other democratic top guns are coming in to democratic California to help Davis and now even the recall of Davis seems to be in serious doubt.

Rove, without a doubt is right now rushing around trying to find some sleaze, lies and distortions to throw at the democrats to salvage a republican win...they tried to twist McClintock arm, but he said fuck you...he'll split the Republican vote...the only thing left is to kill him (or a plane crash) and now the Democratic big guns are going to pound on George Bush everyday all the way to Oct.7
What a Rove nightmare he created for himself.

VOTE NO ON RECALL!
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THE CALIFORNIA RECALL
A day of division for GOP
Schwarzenegger bid for support fails to sway McClintock Invoking the words of Ronald Reagan -- another actor-turned-politician -- Arnold Schwarzenegger told divided state Republican leaders and activists Saturday at the party's convention that he is the only candidate who can unite the GOP and reclaim the governor's office from the Democrats.

Schwarzenegger's first major appearance before a party audience was part of an aggressive effort to demonstrate his conservative credentials and blunt support for his main Republican rival, state Sen. V.

But McClintock, pointing to recent polls showing he is gaining momentum in the Oct. 7 recall election, blasted Schwarzenegger's lack of experience and vowed to stay in the race.

"California needs a governor who knows every inch of this government," said McClintock, who finished a Saturday afternoon speech to supporters in Long Beach to chants of "Drop out, Arnold" from the crowd.

The convention, one of two regularly scheduled party gatherings each year, served as the perfect setting for Schwarzenegger's camp to pressure McClintock.

It released a list of Schwarzenegger endorsements by 22 GOP grassroots groups -- from the Lincoln Club of Northern California to the Laotian American Republicans Council -- and 37 state and federal officeholders who are backing him.



http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/c/a/200...
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eleny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 12:01 PM
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1. What I love most...
is how Hannity and Rush are turning their backs on McClintock - the candidate who is most aligned with their brand of conservative thinking. What hypocrits. and all the dirt that has come out about Arnold makes their collective assualt on Clinton's private life an obvious partisan sham.

I love how these inconsistencies present themselves for a left wing skewering. People have duped themselves for years, falling into single file behind these shrill spokesmen for the right wing.
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in_cog_ni_to Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 12:01 PM
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2. Hang in there, McClintock!
Man, I hope he stays in the race! Make Rove's life a living hell! Please. :-)
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Timefortruth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 12:03 PM
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3. McClintock will drop out.
And the Schwarzenegger will win in the "narrowest" of victories. These folks don't lose any more. It really is that simple.

Or Schwarzenegger will drop out and McClintock will win with the "narrowest" of margins...that's how they will all go from now on, it really is rigged.
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nuxvomica Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 12:11 PM
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5. I'm thinking Schwarzennegger will drop out
He obviously can't take the heat and doesn't have much depth politically. He's got to be thinking: with all my money and fame, why should I put up with this?
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Oracle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 12:13 PM
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6. I believe you may be right...
Edited on Sun Sep-14-03 12:15 PM by Oracle
It seems Arnold may want to save face and drop out!

He has a lucrative movie career to think abouthe cant be seen as a loser.
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eleny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 12:55 PM
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9. On second thought
you're probably right. Arnold probably knows that it's in the bag that the WH is pressuring McC. I just wonder what they're using to threaten him? Could pulling out party backing in the future be enough?
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sonias Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 12:04 PM
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4. McClintock better not fly in small planes
The bushies and Rovechiavellian don't like it when someone doesn't get out of their way. I certainly hope that McClintock stays in. I'm sure in his mind he's building his campaign for the future. He may lose this one but he thinks he's got to be seem as a fighter for the next one. Fighters don't quit. His numbers keep increasing and he's the only answer for the right. Neither he nor Arnold will blink, they are both too full of themselves.

Go California, kick some repuke butt.

Sonia
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Le Taz Hot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 12:23 PM
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7. The recall is NOT going the way the Republicans planned
Some of the factors they didn't consider:

- McClintock NOT playing the good little Republican lapdog and dropping out.

- This recall has mobilized Democrats in a way I haven't seen in years. We were again reminded yesterday that the Republican trend of stealing elections ends in California! It's called a backlash and it's happening in spades here.

- Many Republicans are disgusted at this recall and see it for what it is. Though they're not speaking out, I believe that a significant number will either not vote on Part 1 or vote "no."

Six weeks ago the "No on Recall" was 25% in the polls. Friday's L.A. Times Poll reported that we are now up to 47%. We have three more weeks to go. The Democrats are united AND mobilized and the Republicans are split badly.

If/when we pull this off, it's going to be non-stop party for at least a week all over the state.
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sham Donating Member (377 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 12:49 PM
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8. thanks for your post!
It's great to hear an insider's perspective. :) We're losing the fight here in Texas, so from where I sit, it starts to look a little hopeless sometmes. I'm pulling for you Dems in CA. Believe me, there will be parties here too when you guys smack down Rove & Co.
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Eloriel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 12:57 PM
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10. My heart is breaking over TX
but I'm thrilled, thrilled, thrilled about CA -- keep going, folks!

Eloriel
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TacticalPeek Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 01:44 PM
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13. That's a pretty thought.
:party: :party: :party: :party:
:party: :party: :party: :party:
:toast:
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Sophree Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 01:00 PM
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11. Gotta love that Karma. n/t
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Marlie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 01:33 PM
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12. Arnold's career in movies
Lucrative career - don't think so. How many more action flicks can
a man of his age do without looking really stupid? Arnold can't
really act - I mean a Marlon Brando he's not, so whats left for his
future in the movies? Not much thus in lurch in politics as his ego
demands constant attention.
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