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Wednesday, July 26, 2006

I've Just About Had It With Arnold

I have been giving Arnold the benefit of the doubt during the last few months regarding his re-election. His comments yesterday after a La Mesa townhall were highly inflammatory. I am pretty much at my wits end with him. The governor called supporters of Prop 187 "intensely prejudicial" to a group of reporters after the townhall. All a lady said to him was to "stop the invasion". He's acting like he's shocked people are passionately for enforcing the law. So let me say that again....he thinks that people who support the rule of law are racists! Unless he retracts and apologizes for these comments to all the people who voted for Prop 187 and who are against illegal immigration, he will not get my support this November and a lot of people will just leave that line blank when we vote. Another option is that a lot of people might just stay home. It's your choice Arnold.


  • At 12:01 AM, Anonymous Lee Lemke said…

    I read the same article & was also irritated. He supports the Minutemen but talks about actions to keep illegals out as prejudice. He has successfully muddied the water so that everyone can find something that he said that they can agree with because he is on all sides of issues. Remember, he is trying to get reelected. If he comes over as too conservative, he will lose. It seems to be working too because he leads Angelides 43%-30%. Lets not insist on the perfect at the cost of getting something worse. Angelides would be much worse. At least we get some of what we want with Arnold. I intend to hold my nose & vote for Arnold. In 2003 McClintok attacked Arnold for not being conservative enough. Apparently, he has now also decided to be pragmatic and accept half of what he wants instead of getting nothing.

    The Hutchinson-Pence immigration compromise is another study in getting only part of what I want. While it is better than the Senate bill and has some good provisions, it also has a lot of bad provisions. Some of them are:

    -It includes a “temporary” guest worker program and is spelled P-E-R-M-A-N-E-N-T. I don’t want any guest worker program. Their SAFE VISA can be used for 12 years and then the worker can change their category and stay longer. It ultimately provides a path to citizenship.
    -It requires illegals to leave the country & go to an “Ellis Island Center” to get legalized. Pence says it would take 3-5 days to get legalized at the Ellis Island Center. So the illegal takes 1 week off work, goes to the border & gets legalized & comes back to the same job where he has been living for years. What purpose does that serve? It is a STEALTH AMNESTY! It is no better than just legalizing them where they live. Leaving the country should mean being gone for an extended period of time and giving up his job & where he lives.
    -Illegals can bring their families. There is no shortage of people wanting to come here. Why can't we be selective and only let workers come? This would increase the likelihood that workers would go back home & also greatly reduce medical costs & anchor babies.
    -# of miles of fencing is unspecified.
    -President is to decide after 2 years whether to certify the border as secure. That’s very vague & subjective. This needs to be tightened down & also require that borders be KEPT secure. Although the target certification is only 2 years, many of the requirements span 5 years. So at best only 40% would be met after 2 years. All it does is start in the right direction.
    -Why are NAFTA & CAFTA countries favored? This limits it to Central American Hispanic countries & Canada.
    -English exams should not be administered by churches & private companies. This would become a rubber stamp.

  • At 3:38 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…


    Don't protest by not voting. The best thing you could do is support Libertarian Art Olivier. He is a great choice.

    One thing that Arnold said that did not get any coverage is that I think I heard him make a pretty strong anti-second amendment remark. I may be wrong, but if so that is another slap in the face of Republican supporters.

    Andy Favor
    Libertarian Candidate for 73rd Assembly

  • At 4:51 PM, Blogger Allan Bartlett said…

    Arnold scored some browning points with me today by appointing Jim Rogan to the OC Superior Court bench. I heard Art on John Zieglar's show the other night and he sounded fine. I'll probably end up going to some twelve step program and vote for Arnold, but with a lot of reservations.


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