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California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger will be the next Republican to have his name trashed by conservatives. How dare he speak the truth!
“I think the stimulus package has been very successful so far and I think California has benefitted tremendously.”
And on health care…
“I think any Republican that says you should start from scratch, I think that’s bogus talk, and that’s partisan talk.”
Arnold, please deposit your Republican membership card at the nearest GOP office. I hope I’m not wrong but I don’t see Schwarzenegger bowing down to Limbaugh who has been successful in getting every other conservative who had the audacity to speak the truth cower before his wrath.
Schwarzenegger has shown himself to be a solid conservative in most respects but there is no place in the Republican party for anyone who dares go against the current conservative game plan of bashing anything Obama.
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No doubt about it. The Republican Party has become a caricature of a political party. This gang of cartoon characters has now recycled one of the most despicable campaign ads ever run – the 1964 Daisy ad used by Lyndon Johnson in 1964. The original ad aired once and was immediately pulled after massive criticism of its fear-mongering theme. The now desperate Republicans, void of any semblance of common sense or ideas, has decided that fear is the only way it could possibly win.
In the middle or so, you’ll hear Press Secretary Robert Gibbs clipped in such a way that it appears he is saying that closing GITMO was a “hasty decision” the Obama administration made. Actually, Gibbs was referring to the poor decision-making of the previous administration. Another future-minded thing the RNC might want to focus on is not including such easily debunked content in their issue ads.
Sensible conservatives who calls themselves a Republican must surely be walking around these days with a paper bag over their head. When all you’ve got to sell is fear, you’ve got nothing.
Here’s the original Daisy ad.
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Alaska Governor Sarah Palin is refusing to accept almost half a billion in stimulus money. Palin stated she will only accept $514 million of the $930.7 million allocated to Alaska. Unlike GOP governors Arnold Schwarzenegger of California and Charlie Crist of Florida who have welcomed the stimulus money, Palin is following the pattern set by Republican governors Mark Sanford of South Carolina and Bobby Jindal of Louisiana who are part of a group that have rejected the stimulus money allocated for their states.
“The news Thursday drew anger from those who accused Palin of putting her national political aspirations ahead of the state’s interests, and admiration from others who say she has courage to turn down money that would expand government. The state Legislature will have an opportunity to override her decision.”
“Palin said she is accepting the federal stimulus money that would go for construction projects, but not funding directed at government operations.”
“The biggest single chunk of money that Palin is turning down is about $170 million for education, including money that would go for programs to help economically disadvantaged and special needs students. Anchorage School Superintendent Carol Comeau said she is “shocked and very disappointed” that Palin would reject the schools money. She said it could be used for job preservation, teacher training, and helping kids who need it.”
The Democratic National Committee released the following statement:
“After soliciting and accepting more federal dollars per capita than any other governor in the union, Sarah Palin’s decision today to deny the state of Alaska over half a billion dollars in recovery and reinvestment funds – including millions for schools, energy and public safety – appears to be nothing more than political posturing. At a time when her state is suffering, Alaska’s working families cannot afford a governor that puts her political future ahead of the needs of the state and its families.”
Exactly! Palin is turning down…
$160 million for education.
$17 million in Department of Labor funds (vocational rehabilitation services, unemployment services, etc.),
$9 million for Health and Social Services
$7 million for Public Safety
It is obvious to all but the most partisan that Palin is positioning herself for a run in the 2012 presidential elections. She is laying the groundwork for her future campaign cry of smaller and more fiscally responsible government. In light of her record as governor, the stench of hypocrisy coming out of her office is sickening.
Look for the Alaskan State Legislature to overturn her decision.
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The government accountability website which President Obama promised, launched this week. The following is the message one is greeted with at Recovery.gov
“Recovery.gov is a website that lets you, the taxpayer, figure out where the money from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act is going. There are going to be a few different ways to search for information. The money is being distributed by Federal agencies, and soon you’ll be able to see where it’s going — to which states, to which congressional districts, even to which Federal contractors. As soon as we are able to, we’ll display that information visually in maps, charts, and graphics.”
Aside from the description above, the site gives one access to the full recovery bill and allows individuals to write in their thoughts and personal stories. I can’t imagine how it can get any more transparent than this. It’ll be interesting to see how well it works.