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bluefire2000 Donating Member (79 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 02:22 PM
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Anecdote on a woman voting for Arnold
My buddy works up in Sacramento. His office mgr, a twenty-something woman, showed up at the office after returning from a pro-Arnold rally yesterday, Arnold signage and all.

"How can you vote for this groper?" he asks.

"I don't care about that! It's just so exciting!"

I think that offers a pretty good idea of the vapidity many average voters are bringing to this election. And it scares me. They don't give a shit about how Arnold might actuall do as governor--they're just attracted to the bright lights and glamour.

On the silver lining side, I think Arnold is screwed should he get elected. Not sure how he thinks he's going to fix the budget without raising taxes, given a Democratic legislature, and the wrath of many a Democratic activist.
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bookman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 02:24 PM
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1. Fools are the majority in any town
My tagline from a Mark Twain quote. Sure is true in California I suspect.

Ventura Syndrome

Californians didn't learn from Minnesota's mistake.
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qb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 02:59 PM
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12. Unfair comparison
While Ventura was a dolt, he was his own dolt. To my knowledge, he was the only one who told the truth about the budget and what it would take to head off the mega deficit that Minnesota is stuck in now (the Dems & the Repugs got together to fudge the numbers and save their pet projects - and they overrode Ventura's veto).

Ahnuld is just another Republican tool.
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wakfs Donating Member (565 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 02:28 PM
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Explain it to me again....
... Why do we let everybody vote again?

And while you're at it, explain to me why we let these same people serve on juries.
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LynneSin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 02:28 PM
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2. The problem I see is this:
Gray Davis just passed a new budget in California which will help bring down the deficit; however, if Arnold wins folks will actually think it was Arnold that fixed the problem and NOT the person who passed the budget (Davis).

Brainless people. I've sensed the same exact thing that you shared with me. This isn't about finding someone qualified to be the governor, this is the excitement that someone with "Star Power" wants to be governor. Problem is, Arnold has had a decent movie in over a decade!!!
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bluefire2000 Donating Member (79 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 02:41 PM
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7. yes, that could happen, but
there's still the $8 billion shortfall next year, and we already had to cut budgets to the bone. And he's going to have to deal with much nasty fallout from all the cuts made in the current budget. The state has taken every nickel and dime out of the counties, who will now be harrassing the Guv with all their problems.

Just trying to be optimistic I guess!
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onehandle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 02:28 PM
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3. Wrath?
You betcha. Once the lily-white paid throngs disperse after the theft of California, Arnold will stand alone. He won't have an Army of control around him like smirk. He will be protested and shouted down everywhere until his inevitable recall.

He has ruined his family's lives.
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gWbush is Mabus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 02:30 PM
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4. somebody should go to an Arnold event
and start groping everybody.

I would personally love to grab Arnold's balls on camera (no I'm not gay)
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LeftCoast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 02:35 PM
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5. Just before you do, be sure and ask "Are those for real?"
That seems to be Arnie's line before groping women's breasts...
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LiberalFighter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 03:14 PM
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13. Get an older lady to grope him
Of course you want her to be anti-anuld. And then she could state out loud... Nope!! No balls there!!
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glarius Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 02:40 PM
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6. This looks like a perfect spot for this cartoon....do you agree?
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bluefire2000 Donating Member (79 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 02:45 PM
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8. yeah, it is kinda like that isn't it? n/t
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arcane1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 02:45 PM
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9. sounds like she needs a good groping herself
for perspective, of course...

:eyes:
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bluefire2000 Donating Member (79 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 02:52 PM
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10. yes, maybe my friend should have groper her
to see if still thought it was no big deal. Not that I would really advocate such a thing.
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U2Fanatic Donating Member (187 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 02:54 PM
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11. I fear that it will be voters like this that'll cause Arnold to win
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