Arnold Endorses McCain… So Must We Still Call the Governator “Post-Partisan”?

“Governor Schwarzenegger is an exceptional governor and we are honored that he has decided to endorse Senator McCain, and look forward to the event tomorrow,” said Steve Schmidt, a senior McCain adviser who managed Schwarzenegger’s 2006 campaign.

In case you haven’t yet heard the BIG news, our dear Arnold the Governator is set to endorse John “I don’t mind if we’re in Iraq for 100 years” McCain today. Already, the fierce debate has begun in the right-wing world over whether this “seals the deal” for McCain to win California next Tuesday and become the nominee. Now as for me, I’d rather not join that argument. Instead, I want to focus on Arnold.

So now that Arnold is clearly playing the part of a partisan Republican in endorsing a conservative Republican for President, can we stop with the “post-partisan” nonsense? Can we please stop treating Arnold like he’s somehow some “independent phenomenon” that supposedly “transcends partisan politics” by pandering to us Democrats?

OK, so Arnold sometimes pretends to be a Democrat to remain popular in our decidedly “blue state”… That still doesn’t change the fact that he’s a Republican. He vetoes more good progressive legislation than he signs into law. Despite his occasional appointments of Democrats to some Cabinet positions, he still governs as a partisan Republican. And now, despite earlier pledges that he wouldn’t endorse anyone for President, Arnold’s now endorsing a Republican who clearly espouses Republican views on foreign and domestic policy.

So can we all stop believing the “post-partisan” BS? Arnold’s a partisan Republican. He’s proving it today. That’s all. 😉

  3 comments for “Arnold Endorses McCain… So Must We Still Call the Governator “Post-Partisan”?

  1. anon
    January 31, 2008 at 9:53 am

    He governs as a partisan Republican. And you pontificate as a partisan Democrat. You’re both partisans…so what?

    The fact is, you can’t cleanly tag Arnold with the “true conservative” or certainly the “neocon” label. This is a good thing.

    Would you rather have Tom McClintock as Governor?

    For the moment, count your blessings.

  2. January 31, 2008 at 12:00 pm


  3. dave
    October 6, 2008 at 7:32 pm

    first off i dont care what side arnold is on…predator..awsome…thats all i have to say on that part. as for obama and mccain…im an indipendent and honestly im not voting for someone who has in the past supported a domestic ist. as one says iggnorance is bliss…i dont care if he knew it or not, i joined the army to fight these s and im not going to have are security jepordized. on top of that obama’s economic advisor was one of the the freddie mac ceo’s who made a 10 million compensation for all the they put the ahrd working people’s credit to . look im not trying to bash obama, he is intelligent, well rounded and has good intentions but the facts are there and im just not going to vote for someone who is going to make our bad situation and make it worse….i just wish people would see that.

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