• Arnold Schwarzenegger,  California,  Election 2006

    California Election 2006 Watch: Latest PPIC Poll has Schwarzenegger Leading Angelides by 13 Points


    California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger poses for a photo with a group of student dancers at the Lula Washington Dance Theater in the Crenshaw District of Los Angeles as he continued a campaign swing Wednesday, July 26, 2006.

    Schwarzenegger leads Angelides by 13 percent

    Republican Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has jumped to a commanding double-digit lead over Democratic challenger Phil Angelides in the gubernatorial race on the Nov. 7 ballot, according to a new Public Policy Institute poll released today.The findings show the governor has nearly doubled his lead since the first post-primary election poll last month by San Jose State University’s Survey and Policy Research Institute — an indication to some that Angelides’ campaign may essentially be over.

    The poll is here.

    The FAT LADY has sung……

    But, will she sing for Tom McClintock (Lt. Gov.) and Chuck Pachoogian (AG)?

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  • Arnold Schwarzenegger,  California,  Election 2006,  Illegal Immigration

    California Election 2006 Watch: Schwarzenegger Heckled on Campaign Bus Tour by People Upset with his Anti-illegal Immigration Positions


    California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger puts his arm around a woman who confronted him during his campaign bus tour Tuesday, July 25, 2006, in La Mesa, Calif. The woman would only identify herself as Kelly.

    AP: Schwarzenegger Heckled on Immigration

    Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s campaign bus tour hit a pot hole on its very first stop: a town hall meeting Tuesday at which the governor was heckled by people upset with his position on illegal immigration.

    The hot-button issue was a theme of a day on which Schwarzenegger emphatically distanced himself from a 1994 ballot proposition, saying “I was wrong” to support a measure that sought to deny illegal immigrants many government services.

    Governor Schwarzenegger has been all over the map with pronouncements on illegal aliens/immigration while pandering to the Hispanic Democrat Left for votes. Does he have a consistent position?


    Does it matter this election cycle?

    Maybe, if Phil Angelides can use his recent Flip-Flop to his advantage.

    Remember this about Arnold:

    First, he was with the Minutemen. Then, he was against a border wall. And he BLAMED the federal government for inaction.

    And…….now what?


    Governor: My vote for Prop. 187 was ‘wrong’

    In his clearest statement to date, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger renounced his one-time support for the anti-illegal immigrant Proposition 187 by calling his 1994 vote “wrong,” according to an interview published Tuesday by the Spanish-language newspaper La Opinion.

    In the same interview, the Republican governor downplayed his past praise of the Minutemen, the brigade of private citizens that has tried to stop illegal immigrants from crossing the U.S.-Mexico border.

    Schwarzenegger said during his successful 2003 recall campaign that he had voted in 1994 for Proposition 187, which was intended to prevent illegal immigrants from obtaining public services, including education and health care. The initiative passed overwhelmingly but was overturned by courts.

    But in his Monday interview with La Opinion, Schwarzenegger said, “I think, looking back, it was the wrong decision.”

    The governor also reiterated that he had proposed $23 million for counties to spend on health care for undocumented children, a move that contradicted the spirit of Proposition 187. But Schwarzenegger and legislative Democrats removed the funding in late June as part of a budget compromise with Republicans.

    The Governator foremost wants to be re-elected. He does not want to be Jesse Ventura who left the Minnesota Governorship in disgrace. After all, Arnold is the star and Jesse was a bit player. And Schwarzenegger will do whatever it takes to win – including pandering to Hispanics for their votes.

    What can conservatives do?

    Not much.

    Phil Angelides is so far to the left that no matter what he does it will not persuade many conservative and moderate GOP voters to vote for him.

    Arnold is a RINO – Republican in Name Only. Conservatives and some in the GOP will have to swallow hard to support/vote for him in November. But, with Angelides calling for Gay Marriage and more taxes on a vibrant California economy, it will not be too hard.

    A lesson to the California GOP: develop a “deep bench” so that you do not get stuck with the likes of Arnold again.


    California Election 2006 Watch: California GOP Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger Leads California Democrat Treasurer Phil Angelides by 8 Points in Latest Field Poll

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  • Arnold Schwarzenegger,  California,  Election 2006

    California Election 2006 Watch: California GOP Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger Leads California Democrat Treasurer Phil Angelides by 8 Points in Latest Field Poll


    California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger waves to a crowd as he exits his campaign bus to begin a tour of Southern California Tuesday, July 25, 2006, in La Mesa, Calif.

    Sacramento Bee: Budget, ads give governor poll boost

    Buoyed by recent good news, he leads Democrat Angelides by 8 points.

    After signing the state’s timeliest budget in six years and running $12 million in post-primary campaign ads, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger leads Democrat Phil Angelides by 8 points in the governor’s race, according to a new Field Poll.

    The findings contain additional good news for the Republican incumbent: More voters believe California is headed in the right direction than the wrong direction for the first time in 22 months, while Schwarzenegger has his first positive job approval rating since February 2005.

    The “FAT LADY” has sung for Phil Angelides.


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  • Arnold Schwarzenegger,  California,  Election 2006

    California Election 2006 Watch: Arnold the FACILITATOR


    California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger talks with California Department of Forestry firefighters about the Sawtooth Complex Fire at the Incident Command Post at Yucca Valley High School in Yucca Valley, Calif., Saturday, July 15, 2006. Firefighters battling a newly merged pair of wildfires feared the blaze could create disastrous weather Saturday and hinder progress in blocking the fire from reaching the populated San Bernardino Mountains.

    Daniel Weintraub: Meet the FACILITATOR

    How about SELL-OUT…….


    California Election 2006 Watch: California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger Proposes Term Limit Modification

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  • Arnold Schwarzenegger,  California,  Election 2006,  Politics

    California Election 2006 Watch: California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger Proposes Term Limit Modification


    Calif. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger talks on the cell phone to a prospective voter as volunteer Peter Soule, left, works on a phone bank at Schwarzenegger’s new campaign office in Mountain View, Calif., Thursday, July 13, 2006. This is one of 48 campaign offices opening up throughout the state for Schwarzenegger.

    Los Angeles Times: Gov. Seeks Deal That Would Ease Term Limits

    Hoping to resurrect an idea voters rejected in last year’s special election, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger plans to offer lawmakers a deal: He’ll support an easing of term limits if they’ll agree to change the way California draws voting districts.

    Schwarzenegger said in an interview Thursday he does not believe term limits have improved Sacramento’s political culture. Allowing legislators to stay in office longer would be worthwhile, he said, if it induced them to put a proposal on the ballot that would strip them of the power to carve political boundaries.

    NO WAY……

    Schwarzenegger was once supportive of term limits but now says they have failed to improve Sacramento or make lawmakers more accountable.

    “I’m not fanatical about that,” he said of the state’s term limits law. “The idea was really good, and there are a lot of people who are big, big fans of term limits. But as far as I’m concerned, it hasn’t really produced.”

    Something, governor, conservatives in the GOP have been saying about you during your entire term in office.


    California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, right, gets a laugh from Secretary of Food and Agriculture A.G. Kawamura, left, Under Secretary for Energy Affairs Joe Desmond and Madera Mayor Robert L. Poythress, before answering questions from the media at a news conference at Pacific Ethanol Inc., Thursday, July 13, 2006, in Madera, Calif. The company says construction of the plant should be complete by the fourth quarter of this year and expects the facility to produce more than 35 million gallons of ethanol a year.


    California Election 2006 Watch: Villaraigosa and Schwarzenegger V. Angelides

    California Election 2006 Watch: Phil Angelides As California Governor Would Sign Bill Legalizing Same-Sex Marriage

    California Election 2006 Watch: Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa Refuses to Endorse Fellow Democrat California Treasurer Phil Angelides for Governor

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    California Election 2006 Watch: Villaraigosa and Schwarzenegger V. Angelides

    California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, Mrs. Villaraigosa, and Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa at the Mayor’s inauguration, July 1, 2005.

    Daily Breeze: Governor, L.A. mayor doing power-inspired duet

    A series of moves — you scratch my back, I’ll scratch yours — benefit Schwarzenegger and Villaraigosa.

    If all works out for these two, Schwarzenegger would be re-elected this fall, with Villaraigosa in position to take his place in 2010.Schwarzenegger made the first solid overture in this dance. In April, he named Villaraigosa’s sister, Mary Lou Villar, a $149,000-per-year judge on the Los Angeles Superior Court. Not to say she wasn’t qualified: The mayor’s sister spent many years as both a legal aid attorney and an administrative law judge on the state Unemployment Insurance Appeals Board.

    Well, it looks like Phil Angelides will have to run against an incumbent GOP Governor Schwarzenegger AND Democrat Latino Los Angeles Mayor Villaraigosa.

    Will anything stop the Schwarzenegger juggernaut to re-election?


    California Election 2006 Watch: Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa Refuses to Endorse Fellow Democrat California Treasurer Phil Angelides for Governor

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  • Arnold Schwarzenegger,  California,  Election 2006

    California Election 2006 Watch: Phil Angelides As California Governor Would Sign Bill Legalizing Same-Sex Marriage


    Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y, center, offers her support to California Democratic gubernatorial candidate Phil Angelides, right, during a news conference in San Francisco, Friday, July 7, 2006. Looking on at left are state Controller Steve Westly and San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom, second from left. Angelides will face California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger in the fall election.

    Contra Costa Times: Angelides throws support behind same-sex marriage

    Democratic gubernatorial candidate Phil Angelides said Friday that if he unseats Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger in November, he would sign a bill legalizing same-sex marriage in California.

    Angelides talked about the issue the day after New York’s high court upheld that state’s one-man, one-woman marriage laws and as a California appeals court prepared to consider whether a trial judge erred in declaring the state’s marriage laws unconstitutional.

    “I would sign the marriage equality bill because I believe if we can get behind people to build a lasting relationship, that is a good thing,” Angelides said at a news conference where Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y., urged voters to support him.

    The California Legislature last year became the first lawmaking body in the nation to legalize same-sex marriage. Schwarzenegger vetoed the bill, saying it was up to voters or the courts, not lawmakers, to settle the matter.

    The measure’s sponsor, Assemblyman Mark Leno, D-San Francisco, plans to reintroduce it in December after the election.

    Clinton, who does not support same-sex marriage, refused to answer questions about Thursday’s court ruling in her home state, but she made a brief pitch on Angelides’ behalf during the $1,000-a-head fund-raiser.

    The next sound you hear  is the air going out of the California Democrat Party’s balloon attempting to deny California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger re-election.

    A super majority of voters in California do NOT support GAY marriage.

    If Arnold ever thought he had trouble motivating conservative fundamentalist Christian voters to turn out and vote for him – well, they are motivated now.

    Even Hillary Clinton who made a very brief fund-raising appearance for Angelides in San Francisco yesterday would not touch this HOT issue. Hillary is very smart politically and knows this issue does NOT have majority support by the voters and she wants to be President.


    Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton , D-N.Y, left, embraces California Democratic gubernatorial candidate Phil Angelides after endorsing him at a news conference in San Francisco.


    Arnold Schwarzenegger Watch: Angelides Strategist Compares California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger to North Korea’s Kim Jong-Il

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  • Arnold Schwarzenegger,  California,  California Republican Party,  Election 2006,  Liberal Morons

    Arnold Schwarzenegger Watch: Angelides Strategist Compares California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger to North Korea’s Kim Jong-Il

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    Drudge Report Flash:Dem Compares Schwarzenegger To Kim Jong-Il

    Will missiles soon be flying in the California governor’s race?

    Bob Mulholland, senior advisor to Democratic nominee Phil Angelides, aims for controversy this morning, saying: “With North Korea leader Kim Jong-Il back in the news, it reminds me that he and Schwarzenegger have something in common. Both have their shoes specifically made to add a couple inches of lift. What we don’t know is does Kim Jong-Il have his shoes made by Schwarzenegger’s shoemaker in Italy.”

    Hillary is hosting a fundraiser for Angelides today in San Francisco.

    In 2003, Mulholland warned Arnold Schwarzenegger that “real bullets” will be coming his way during his campaign to be governor.

    “Schwarzenegger is going to find out, that unlike a Hollywood movie set, the bullets coming at him in this campaign are going to be real bullets and he is going to have to respond to them,” warned Mulholland.

    Well, Arnold is sitting pretty high in the California polls that show Phil Angelides trailing the California governor by 7 points. Bob Mulholland, a California Democrat Party activist, is an Angelides political strategist.

    Mulholland is getting his ASS handed to him in this race so why not toss out moronic comments. After all, Bob Mulholland is a MORON.

    From the Schwarzenegger campaign:Statement By Californians For Schwarzenegger Communications Director Katie Levinson Regarding Angelides Campaign Comments On North Korea

    “Today’s comments on North Korea by Phil Angelides’ campaign are further evidence he is not ready to lead the state of California.  Whether it’s a $10 billion tax hike, a mystery budget proposal with no numbers, or his failure to support Jessica’s Law, it is clear Phil Angelides’ policies will take the state backwards.

    Is this Bob Mulholland’s ASS BACKWARDS?

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  • Arnold Schwarzenegger,  California,  California Republican Party,  Election 2006

    California Election 2006 Watch: California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger Lead Grows in Polls

    California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger pictured here in June 2006 in Antioch, California. Schwarzenegger extended his lead over his Democratic challenger in November state elections in the latest opinion poll.

    AFP: Schwarzenegger’s lead grows ahead of November vote

    California’s Republican Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger extended his lead over his Democratic challenger in November state elections in the latest opinion poll.

    The former movie star moved further ahead of State Treasurer Phil Angelides — who won the Democratic nomination for governor in March — with a 44 percent to 37 percent lead in the Survey and Policy Research Institute’s June 26-30 poll.

    That was up from a 40 percent to 37 percent margin in March. The survey attributed Schwarzenegger’s surge to his decision to send California national guard troops to the Mexican border in the fight against illegal immigrants, as well as the adoption of a compromise state budget.

    The Governator will cruise to re-election. Why?

    1. The California economy is good. The California coffers are flush with tax money and the structural budget deficit is being paid down.

    2. The Governor was out in front of a need for California infrastructure improvements that are sadly and immediately needed.

    3. The Democrats nominated a poor candidate against Schwarzenegger. California Treasurer Phil Angelides is too left wing, supports tax increases and looks like a GEEK on television.

    The conservative wing of the GOP will make nice with Arnold for the Fall and help re-elect him. However, they will keep him honest to conservative ideals.

    Unless Schwarzenegger makes a gaff, it will be smooth sailing for re-electing the Governor.

    Stay tuned……

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  • Election 2006,  Election 2006,  Politics

    Senator Joe Lieberman Watch: Senator John Kerry REFUSES to Endorse Lieberman in Democrat Primary election

    Incumbent U.S. Sen. Joe Lieberman, D-Conn., with his wife, Hadassah, left, left, greet supporters and he announced outside the state Capitol in Hartford, Conn., Monday, July 3, 2006, that if he should lose the upcoming Democratic primary against challenger Ned Lamont, he will collect signatures for an independent campaign.

    The Boston Globe: Unlike some peers, Kerry not endorsing Lieberman in primary

    Senator John F. Kerry announced yesterday that he will support whoever wins next month’s Democratic Senate primary in Connecticut, despite the decision by incumbent Senator Joseph I. Lieberman to run as an independent candidate if he loses the primary.

    The announcement was made a day after a similar declaration by Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton of New York, who, like Kerry, is considering a presidential run in 2008.

    These are such bold moves by Kerry and Clinton……


    Of course, they will support the winner of their own Democrat Party’s primary elections – DUH.

    However, what is not been said in these statements is that they are appeasing the far Democrat Left in quasi supporting anti-Iraq War candidates, like Ned Lamont in Connecticut.

    But unlike Clinton, Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid, and the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee — all of whom pledged to support Lieberman in the primary — Kerry is declining to choose between Lieberman and his Democratic challenger Ned Lamont, said Amy Brundage , a spokesman for Kerry’s political operation.

    Further evidence of a split between mainstream Democrat leaders and the netroots politics of the Democrat LEFT typified by Markos Moulitsas “Screw Them” Zuniga and his blog, The Daily Kos.


    And what is Kerry’s rationale for not supporting a neighbor incumbent Senator?

    Lieberman is NOT a veteran.

    Kerry is endorsing only candidates in contested primaries who are veterans.

    `Since Kerry has made his personal mission for 2006 electing veterans to the House and Senate, he’s likewise only taken sides in Democratic primaries to back candidates who are veterans,” she said. “Connecticut will choose the Democratic Senate nominee, and John Kerry will support him.”

    What loyalty but then again Kerry has demonstrated his disloyal nature in selling out the Swift Boat Veterans, hasn’t he?

    The Democrat Left will be burning many bridges with the moderate wing of the party. 

    This will only help the GOP in the Fall.

    Ned Lamont, left, who is challenging incumbent Sen. Joe Lieberman, D-Conn., for the Democratic nomination for the U.S. Senate, talks to Walter Chambers, right, of Storrs, Conn., while Lamont’s wife Annie looks on at the Boom Box Parade in Willimantic, Conn., Tuesday, July 4, 2006

    Flap would love to hear the Senate cloakroom conversation when Senator Lieberman confronts Senator Kerry for Kerry’s lack of cojones to endorse him for re-election.

    More bad blood in Democrat primary elections means easier races for the GOP in November.

    Stay tuned…….


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    Senator Joe Lieberman Watch: MoveOn.org Endorses Challenger Ned Lamont

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