Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Oped in the LA Times today is the biggest piece of garbage I’ve ever read, by anybody. I mean really? The gall of this guy is only second behind the condescencion and audacity of the current President. Let me tell you what we think of you Arnold. You burst on the scene, taking advantage of public outrage at the worst Governor in California history, Gray Davis, and your signature accomplishment was to become worse than him. It takes California voters quite awhile to want to abandon their leftist tendencies. In the recall of Governor Davis, you were the beneficiary of their pain. And you spent seven years screwing this State up and destroying the Republican Party. Yes, you reformed Workers’ Compensation. That was your only accomplishment. Your attempts to reform government via a special election in 2005 were commendable, but when you lost, you quit. You sir, became the “girlie man” you accused others of being. And you spent the next five years unsuccessfully trying to be loved. You failed. The State is in miserable shape, and you singlehandedly squandered your opportunity to not only reform California’s miserable cost structure and worst in the nation business climate. Instead you trumpet such idiocy as AB 32, California’s greenhouse gas law, which let me inform you is the laughingstock of the United States.
You used the Republican Party to get elected, and you used the Party structure where it suited your needs, but in the end, you starved it of cash and made us so miserable with your left of center governance that you weren’t even welcome at Party gatherings.
Now you lecture us on a “big tent”. I’ve been active in the this Party far longer than you have, sir, and I have never seen anyone excluded. Your theory is complete nonsense.
In Statewide elections, we’ve run moderates, conservatives, women, Latinos, blacks, Asians – you name it, and we’ve lost on all fronts. Meg Whitman spent $180 million reaching into every corner of this State, every ethnic group, every ideological stripe, with a common sense message of reform. Nobody believed her. You know why? Because you betrayed the people of California with your “blowing up the boxes” bullcrap. You reformed nothing. The State, with your encouragement, added billions to its bonded indebtedness and your $15 billion “never again” refinancing. The citizens now have the third worst unemployment rate in the nation, in part thanks to the lack of reform under your administration.
Don’t lecture us, sir. You have no standing anymore. You can’t change your record of failure and capitulation to the left. Go make another movie and leave us alone. We wish your cajones were as big as your biceps. Maybe we’d be better off had you used them once in awhile.