• Arnold Schwarzenegger,  Devin Nunes

    California GOP Congressman Devin Nunes Calls on Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger to Resign Over Water Policy

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    Rep. Devin Nunes is joined by Mayor Ortega of Tulare, CalTrans Regional Director Alan McCuen, and CHP Officer Mark Walker for the groundbreaking of the new K Street Off-Ramp Project

    A bold move that unfortunately will NOT bear any fruit except build the political credibility of the Tulare area Congressman.

    Rep. Devin Nunes, a Tulare Republican, called on Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger to resign Friday – not over taxes, but water.

    Nunes said he was none too thrilled by Schwarzenegger’s speech Friday at the San Luis Reservoir outside Los Banos at a California March for Water rally. The governor spoke about his efforts to seek permanent solutions to the state’s water problems, including new dams and a conveyance that can transfer water around the Delta without harming endangered species.

    Schwarzenegger led chants of “We need water! We need water!” He told the crowd he has been working on the problems for the last five years to “create a water infrastructure that is for 38 million people rather than 18 million people.”

    But Nunes said he wanted to hear the governor promise to seek a federal waiver of the Endangered Species Act so Delta water pumps can transfer their full capacity of water to the San Joaquin Valley now. Environmental restrictions and drought conditions have curtailed water deliveries this year, and unemployment has approached 40 percent in some farming towns like Mendota.

    Nunes said Schwarzenegger should resign because he has “utterly failed.”

    “He’s had five, six years in office to figure this water situation out, and he hasn’t done it,” Nunes said by phone. “Then he shows up to the San Joaquin Valley today and says nothing. You’ve got to turn the pumps on in the Delta, and we have to go back to historic levels. This is not a drought like it’s being portrayed in the news. This is a man-made drought.”

    But, Nunes is RIGHT. Schwarzenegger is a “FAILED” California Governor and his protection of the Delta Smelt is just another one of his environmental extremist positions that has crippled the business climate of the state.

    Schwarzenegger has to go and not soon enough.

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  • Arnold Schwarzenegger,  Barbara Boxer

    California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger Will NOT Run for United States Senate in 2010

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    Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger holds up a bowl of strawberries on display by the California Strawberry Commission while touring Ag Day 2009 in Sacramento, Calif., Tuesday, March 24, 2009. Schwarzenegger was escorted through the event by California Department of Food and Agriculture Secretary A.G. Kawamura, left, where they visited booths that highlighted California’s agriculture industry

    Looks like Arnold is out for 2010.

    Kill the Arnold Schwarzenegger-for-U.S. Senate rumors – for now.

    The Republican governor said Wednesday in his clearest language yet that he is not running for Senate, Congress or dogcatcher.

    Schwarzenegger, appearing at a Cal Expo news conference with Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson, explained that he has more freedom to make policy decisions (including tax increases, a break from past campaign promises) precisely because he doesn’t have to run for another office.

    He said he may be more at ease on issues than lawmakers who face re-election.

    “The point was that I am not running for anything, so no one could threaten me, because I’m not running for Senate, I’m not running for Congress, I’m not running for another term as governor,” Schwarzenegger said.

    The governor is termed out in January 2011, and he has never said what he will do once he leaves his Sacramento office.

    As Flap has said before, Arnold would have a difficult time winning a Republican primary election in June 2010. So, there is no guarantee that he would be the GOP nominee against incumbent Senator Barbara Boxer.

    The Schwarzenegger Governorship has been a disaster and his poll approval rate hovers in the mid-30’s and for the first time 54 per cent of Republicans disapprove of his performance as Governor.

    Arnold ain’t going to run because he could not win.


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  • Arnold Schwarzenegger,  Barbara Boxer,  Carly Fiorina,  Chuck DeVore

    The Obligatory Will Arnold Schwarzenegger Run for the U.S. Senate in 2010? Post

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    U.S. President Barack Obama (L) meets with California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger at the White House in Washington, March 20, 2009

    The stories are out again suggesting that the Governator will run against incumbent United States Senator Barabara Boxer in 2010.

    The Chronicle points out that the Terminator turned governor has been tactful in his political allegiances. He campaigned for Sen. John McCain during the 2008 campaign and showed up last week with President Obama at a White House meeting on infrastructure.

    The article points out his ambitious campaigning across the state for his new budget plan and notes that lately the governor has softened his tone on a political future.

    “I have my hands full with all the stuff I’m doing now,” Schwarzenegger said earlier this month. “I’m concentrating on that and not what I’m going to do next,” he told the Chronicle reporter.

    “You know,” he apparently added, “I’m not a politician. I’m a public servant.”

    He and wife Maria Shriver are not strangers to Washington’s power circles.

    Saturday night, Schwarzenegger brought down the house during his Republican “response” at Washington Gridiron Dinner. He laughed at the journalists’ apparent dumping by the president, who declined the invitationt to attend.

    “You did such lovely work for [Obama],” the governor told Washington’s media elite. “You put your lives on hold to put him in the White House. Now you get all dressed up, the champagne’s on ice, and you find out he’s just not that into you,” he joked, according to the Washington Post.

    But, Arnold is warring with the California GOP, has poor approval ratings as Governor in the latest polls and would have to run against a long-time incumbent U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer, who has plenty of campaign cash.

    Don’t look for Arnold to involve himself with a partisan primary election in which he will face another self-funded millionaire, Carly Fiorina and/or California Assemblyman Chuck DeVore who has gained the endorsements of most all of the elected members of the California GOP. More likely, Arnold will be appointed to some Obama Administration position or simply go back to Hollywood and make some movies.


    RINO California Governor Schwarzenegger Snubs California GOP Convention in Sacramento This Weekend

    Chuck DeVore Preempts Arnold Schwarzenegger By Announcing California GOP Endorsements

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  • Arnold Schwarzenegger

    California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger Warns of “Valley of Doom”

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    California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger congratulates Iris Kyle after she won the Miss International body building competition during the Arnold Sports Festival Friday, March 6, 2009, in Columbus, Ohio

    The California State budge is a mess and Arnold Schwarzenegger has accomplished nothing in his six plus years in office to reform the process. The economy is in a meltdown with high levels of unemployment. In the meantime, post-partisan Arnold has participated in massive spending and tax increases for Californians

    Arnold has NO credibility left and his special election (May 19, 2009) tax measures will FAIL – despite speech hyperbole“Valley of Doom,” indeed.

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  • Atlas Shrugged,  John and Ken,  John Galt

    Californians Going Galt – California Tea Party and Tax Revolt

    Fullerton California Tax Revolt 2009 15,000 + citizens show support to throw the Sacramento Liars out the door John and Ken’s a start of something Big ! Throw out the Liars.

    From Atlas Shrugged, the California Legislature and Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, Californians are “GOING GALT” (Via M/M).

    Flap has spoken to many California voters who have almost given up on the California silliness it calls its bureucratic government. Tax increase upon tax increase to satisfy the ever increasing amount of government spending, including illegal aliens.

    This “Going Galt” is a prelude to an open tax revolt and/or mass exodus from California by business.

    Here is part two of the Fullerton Tax Revolt:

    Radio station KFI AM 640 sponsored John and Ken’s first 2009 California Tea Party and Tax Revolt at Slidebar Cafe’ in Fullerton, California, on March 7, 2009. An estimated 15,000 people participated and are gearing up for more action. This is just the beginning.

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  • Arnold Schwarzenegger,  Gray Davis,  National Review

    Photo of the Day: Girly-Man Arnold Schwarzenegger Ruins State of California

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    In fiscal matters Arnold Schwarzenegger has governed more like a Keynesian than a Friedmanite; in regulatory affairs, he governs more like a German socialist than an Austrianschool liberal. Today he is as much of an albatross for California Republicans as George W. Bush was on the national scene. The National Review March 9, 2009 cover

    Arnold Schwarzenegger has been a DISASTER as Governor of California. And, to think his term does not expire until 2010.

    What a mistake the California Republican Party made in recruiting Arnold to run in the recall election against Democrat failed Governor Gray Davis.

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  • Arnold Schwarzenegger,  California Republican Party

    California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger Considered Leaving the Republican Party

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    California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger,right, huddles with Florida Gov. Charlie Crist as President Barack Obama addressed the National Governors Association regarding the economic stimulus package, Monday, Feb. 23, 2009, in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington

    The Governator may as well have pulled the switch because after the latest California State Budget with it’s massive ($14 Billion) tax hikes, his credibility with California Republicans is ZERO.

    A few months ago, Arnold Schwarzenegger and a few close associates discussed whether he should leave the Republican Party, according to two people familiar with the conversation. His friend Mike Bloomberg, the New York mayor, had become an independent. Maybe Schwarzenegger should, too. But the governor and his people quickly concluded that Californians already saw him as independent of the Republican Party. So what would be the point of a switch? (A spokesman for the governor declined comment.)

    To people outside the state, Schwarzenegger’s recent battles with Republican legislators over a budget and his criticism of GOP governors and Congressmen for their opposition to President Obama’s stimulus package might sound jarring. Schwarzenegger once was “Conan the Republican” (the first President Bush’s nickname for him), a politician who declared in his 2004 convention speech, “I’m proud to belong to the party of Abraham Lincoln, the party of Teddy Roosevelt, the party of Ronald Reagan and the party of George W. Bush.” Now he is on ABC News saying that “it doesn’t really mater if you’re a Republican or a Democrat.”

    Arnold has the ego of a movie star celeb and  has a crying need to be popular. Popularity has served him well in bodybuilding and movies. In politics – not so much

    Making difficult decisions as California Governor has placed Arnold in a situation he abhors – making some voters dislike him. Thus, he doesn’t make any decisions unless pressed and then the Republican Party be damned. IT is all about Arnold.

    Flap hopes the California GOP has learned a lesson. You can take a popular figure from Hollywood and make him governor. But, if he does not have the requisite skill set to actually govern, then you have a problem.

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  • Arnold Schwarzenegger,  Day By Day

    Day By Day by Chris Muir February 22, 2009 – Dey Vill be Back

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    Day By Day by Chris Muir

    And, Chris, the original Terminator, California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, just completed a tax increase ridden (over $14 Billion) state budget that not only does not balance but does NOTHING to solve California’s long term structural budget deficit problems.

    John and Sarah Connor should come back in time and terminate his California Governorship.

    What a disaster Schwarzenegger has been – reminds Flap of his co-actor in Predator, Jesse Ventura – another political failure.


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  • Arnold Schwarzenegger,  Barack Obama

    RINO California Governor Schwarzenegger Snubs California GOP Convention in Sacramento This Weekend

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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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  • Arnold Schwarzenegger,  Meg Whitman

    Are California GOP Governor Candidate Meg Whitman’s Job Creation Goals Realistic Or a Rookie Mistake?

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    Meg Whitman, a likely candidate for California governor, speaks in San Jose, Calif., on Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2009. The former eBay chief executive stressed her goals of job creation and limited government

    Meg Whitman, a candidate for the GOP nomination for California Governor on Tuesday pledged to create two million more jobs in the Golden State – within five years.

    Is this goal realistic?

    Not really and as Dan Walters writes it is pretty much HOT AIR.

    It’s doubtful whether anything she could do as governor would reach that goal, especially since she’d have to deal with a Legislature controlled by liberal Democrats who oppose her specific proposals. And really, do we really want rapid economic growth of those dimensions, even if it were possible? Probably not.

    This state has had a boom-and-bust economy for too many years, with those cycles coming about once a decade. The defense spending boom of the 1980s, the hightech boom of the 1990s and the housing boom of this decade all went bust, leaving personal, economic and fiscal chaos in their wake. One effect was the state’s chronic budget crisis.

    California desperately needs some economic equilibrium, with steady expansion to match our population growth.We need efficient infrastructure, and good education and job training programs to attract long-term investment in permanent new jobs.

    The next governor should make those conditions a priority, not offer pie-in-the-sky promises that can’t – and shouldn’t – be kept.

    Meg Whitman, the former CEO of e-Bay is a rookie in politics. She has never before run for office and has been a registered Republican only since 2007. In fact, she missed a number of elections as a California voter, including the Gray Davis recall election which elected current GOP Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger.

    Whitman is an accomplished business woman but her stands on the issues are very similar to moderate or RINO Schwarzenegger.

    California voters six years ago took a chance with another rookie politician in Schwarzenegger and it has been a disaster – both for the California Republican Party and the California economy.

    California cannot afford another rookie mistake.

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