Tag Archive for Schwarzenegger

Orange County Republicans Shed Crocodile Tears Over the Effects of Prop 13 on Local Cities

Republican crocodile tears flowed this weekend in Orange County as a group of city officials called F.I.S.T. – “Fight Insane State Theft” – comprised of 14 Orange County mayors and 42 city council members, nearly all of them Republicans – protested Republican Governor Schwarzenegger’s plan to take away billions in state property tax revenue from…

Budget Committee Says No Taking Local Funds

The LATimes reports this morning on the meeting of the California Legislatures Budget Conference Committee. The committee has said no to Arnold’s plan to steal funds from local governments, and also reduce dramatically some of the other program cuts he proposed. There are still plenty of final budget decisions that need to be made to close…

Bass on Budget: Tough and Smart Decisions Needed

SACRAMENTO – California Assembly Speaker Karen Bass (D-Los Angeles) responded this morning to Governor Schwarzenegger’s budget address to a joint session of the State Legislature. Bass was joined at the news conference by Senate President pro Tem Darrell Steinberg (D-Sacramento), Assembly Budget Committee Chair Noreen Evans (D-Santa Rosa) and Assemblymember Bob Blumenfield (D-Woodland). Bass made…

Why I Love Conservative Talk Radio’s John and Ken Show

If you’re happy that Rush Limbaugh has been giving headaches to Republican leaders trying to find a popular political stance for their shrinking party, you’ll be thrilled to hear about the migraines that a conservative-libertarian talk radio duo named John and Ken are giving to the leadership of the Republican Party in California. While Limbaugh…

Four Obama Inspired Lessons for California Democrats – Part Two

Last week I wrote that the Obama campaign should serve as a master class in winning elections for Democrats, but, unfortunately, not enough California Democrats are playing attention to the Obama campaign’s most important lessons. We’ve dealt with the first two lessons — (1) Blame Republicans and Present a Democratic Solution, and (2) Use the Internet. The remaining two Obama inspired lessons are (3) Expand the Electorate, and (4) Champion the Middle Class. Let’s tackle them now.

Arnold Gave Serious Thought to Leaving GOP

The Daily Beast, Tina Brown’s answer to the Huffington Post, is reporting that Governor Schwarzenegger and his aides gave serious thought to Arnold leaving the Republican Party. From the post: 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…