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Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger hands the state budget package to his Legislative Secretary, Chris Kahn after signing it during a ceremony at his Capitol office in Sacramento, Calif., Friday, Feb. 20, 2009

Not that Arnold would be welcome anyway.

Republican Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, head of his party in the Golden State, is taking a pass on the big spring GOP convention in Sacramento this weekend — where, let’s face it, the long knives are out for him — to meet with President Obama in the nation’s capital.

While the Republicans are railing against Schwarzenegger on taxes and considering censuring their own who voted for the state budget, Schwarzenegger sidesteps it all: He’s in Washington, D.C., for the National Governor’s Association get-together, meeting with Obama and other administration officials on climate change and key economic topics.

Arnold may was well suck up to Obama for his next political job because he could not be elected to dogcatcher in California.

Flap would be surprised if Arnold before the end of his term of office in 2010 doesn’t leave the Republican Party.

Schwarzenegger and GOP are NOT a good fit.


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It was just a matter of time.

President Obama is putting the finishing touches on an ambitious first budget that seeks to cut the federal deficit in half over the next four years, primarily by raising taxes on business and the wealthy and by slashing spending on the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, administration officials said.

In addition to tackling a deficit swollen by the $787 billion stimulus package and other efforts to ease the nation’s economic crisis, the budget blueprint will press aggressively for progress on the domestic agenda Obama outlined during the presidential campaign. This would include key changes to environmental policies and a major expansion of health coverage that Obama hopes to enact later this year.

Sounds like an economic prescription of the Jimmy Carter years – overregulation, taxation and more domestic, wasteful spending.

America knows the result of these policies – inflation and slow/negligible economic growth.

Wasn’t it called STAGFLATION?


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Ventura County Supervisor and Businessman Peter Foy

Yes, Supervisor Peter Foy is interested and has the conservative creds.

Ventura County Supervisor and leader of a state anti-tax group is plotting a conservative challenge in the 2010 gubernatorial primary to deep-pocketed GOP moderates Meg Whitman and Steve Poizner.

In an interview, Peter Foy, state director for Americans for Prosperity, said the state party should have a strong conservative candidate and he may be just what it needs in the gubernatorial field.

“There’s no question we need some leadership up in Sacramento,” Foy said at Friday night reception hosted by the anti-tax group at the state Republican convention in Sacramento. “I am thinking about it.”

Foy, who has served on the Ventura board of supervisors since 2006, runs an insurance and employee benefits consulting business – Peter C. Foy and Associates – in Woodland Hills.

Foy can wish and then hope for a split vote between Meg Whitman, Steve Poizner and Tom Campbell to win the GOP Governor’s Primary Election in June 2010.

But…….

Foy’s name recognition statewide is zero and he is NOT a billionaire like Whitman and Poizner. So, despite his position on conservative issues, his chance to win is not very likely.


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Day By Day by Chris Muir

The major labor unions and Far LEFT are driving Obama’s economic team, who will drive the country further into economic difficulty.

Are Hope and Change enough?

No, and with the stock markets continuing to crash and unemployment rising after the passage of the Democrat/Obama Economic Stimulus Plan who will Obama be able to blame?

Rick Santelli?

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