[FoRK] Is Schwarzenegger really this dumb?

Owen Byrne owen at permafrost.net
Thu Sep 2 08:52:34 PDT 2004

Russell Turpin wrote:

> These are snippets from Arnold's speech:
> "The President didn't go into Iraq because
> the polls told him it was popular. As a matter
> of fact, the polls said just the opposite."
> As a matter of fact, after the Bush administration's
> carefully orchestrated campaign of deceit, on the
> eve of war, two-thirds of Americans favored
> invasion. Of course, many of them then thought
> that Saddam was responsible for 9/11. It wasn't
> until those reasons were unraveled that public
> opinion changed against the war.
> "Listening to Nixon speak sounded more like a
> breath of fresh air. I said to my friend, 'What
> party is he?' My friend said, 'He's a Republican.'
> I said, 'Then I am a Republican!'"
> So Schwarzenegger was fooled. He was fooled
> then by one of the most corrupt Presidents in
> this nation's history, a Republican just like Bush,
> who spoke like a conservative, but in fact bloated
> the government and the deficit. One might think
> that Schwarzenegger would have realized he had
> been fooled when Nixon ran up huge deficits
> and introduced wage and price controls. Or
> that Schwarzenegger might have made the
> connection a couple of years later, when Nixon's
> deficits led to the inflation that Ford had to fight.
> Seemingly, Shwarzenegger has a soft spot for
> corrupt Republican Presidents who speak of
> freedom and deliver something rather different.
> The parallels are obvious. It boggles the mind
> that anyone on the GOP stage today would
> recall Nixon in positive light, would credit Nixon
> for their loyalty to the GOP, or would so casually
> conjure the parallels between Nixon and Dubya!
> ___

Fooled? Dumb? He's just joining in with the lies - along with all the 
newspapers and TV news. I think the hope is that 46% of Americans are 
that dumb.

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