Top Leaderboard, Site wide
August 2, 2014
Truthdig: Drilling Beneath the Headlines
Help us grow by sharing
and liking Truthdig:
Sign up for Truthdig's Email NewsletterLike Truthdig on FacebookFollow Truthdig on TwitterSubscribe to Truthdig's RSS Feed

Newsletter

sign up to get updates


Give Kerry a Break




My Age of Anxiety


Truthdig Bazaar
Shade It Black: Death and After in Iraq

Shade It Black: Death and After in Iraq

By Jessica Goodell, John Hearn

Hitch-22: A Memoir

Hitch-22: A Memoir

By Christopher Hitchens
$16.19

more items

 
Ear to the Ground

Schwarzenegger Pumps Up Campaign

Email this item Email    Print this item Print    Share this item... Share

Posted on Oct 21, 2006
Schwarzenegger
geektimes.com

Despite a consistent lead in the polls and a war chest twice the size of his opponent’s, California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger just gave his campaign $3.5 million of his own money, leaving some strategists scratching their heads.


San Francisco Chronicle:

With a personal fortune estimated at more than $100 million, Schwarzenegger has invested millions of dollars in each of his campaigns.

But this race has been going all his way, especially fundraising. Since July, Schwarzenegger has attracted more than double the amount given to his Democratic challenger, state Treasurer Phil Angelides.

But political observers noted Friday that with just over two weeks left before the election there’s still time for the unexpected to happen.

“He’s looking good in the polls and he’s raising the money he needs, and unless there is some error in one of those assumptions—this is a form of insurance,” said Darry Sragow, an attorney and Democratic strategist not connected to the Angelides campaign. “The money is there if needed.”

Link

More Below the Ad

Advertisement

Square, Site wide

New and Improved Comments

If you have trouble leaving a comment, review this help page. Still having problems? Let us know. If you find yourself moderated, take a moment to review our comment policy.

By Shaz, October 23, 2006 at 3:29 pm Link to this comment
(Unregistered commenter)

I agree. This man is frighteningly dangerous, and is part of Bush and company. It’s very scary what is going on right now. This election is so important. We must all get out and vote.

Report this

By Woodrow, October 22, 2006 at 11:33 pm Link to this comment
(Unregistered commenter)

Schwarzenegger has one goal in mind:to be President of the United States of America. A statement he has made several times. His problem: Our Constitution prohibits his aspirations. However, there have been attempts to change that part of the Constitution (instigated by Schwarzenegger on at least two occasions).
My opinion,for what it’s worth, is that Schwarzenegger is one of the most insidious,most dangerous men in this country. Except for bush&co;.

Report this

By el cuervo, October 22, 2006 at 4:25 pm Link to this comment
(Unregistered commenter)

the thing that burns me is the obscene amount of perfectly good and useful cash that is wasted on the campaign to get re-elected. It’s not about where the money comes from so much as what else could’ve been done with it. Helping people by funding the community health center in OC that Yours Truly mentions would not only be of immeasurable benefit to countless people, it would also win the Guv many votes. Where’s the sense in throwing money away on posing and broadcasting non-committal words crafted to sound like promises? Politicians used to have to DO things in order to look good. Now they just look good to look good.

Report this

By jef, October 22, 2006 at 4:05 pm Link to this comment
(Unregistered commenter)

schwarzeneggar makes me sick, and the california democrats need to be rebooted entirely if they can’t come up with someone to demolish him at the polls.

ANY WOMAN could have kicked arnie’s ass this november.

-j

Report this

By andrew, October 22, 2006 at 2:27 pm Link to this comment
(Unregistered commenter)

Arnie is the best, go for gold you star you!!!

Report this

By RickinSF, October 22, 2006 at 8:22 am Link to this comment
(Unregistered commenter)

Schwarzenegger would not be where he is today without the assistance and advice of a lot of Democrat turncoats. I have gotten the impression, from the media, that all the top Calif. Dems have all but abandoned Angelides.

Report this

By Bryan, October 22, 2006 at 12:54 am Link to this comment
(Unregistered commenter)

Wow! Martin Santiago, you are the man! I’m glad to see someone else hears the same things I do about Arnold because it helps me know even more certainly that he’s scum! If the governator becomes president, there will be ovens, I have no doubt about that! As for real heros, look into the green party. Although it may take decades for enough people to take the courage to switch parties, they seem to be the way to go. From campaign reform to looking out for the environment, they wanna fix it all! They ain’t stupid hippies like everyone thinks! So look into it!

Report this

By alex, October 21, 2006 at 10:54 pm Link to this comment
(Unregistered commenter)

It’s the steroids!

The Governator has learned something from his stint in politics; how to make a buck while selling out the good people of California. If he gave a damn, he’d sign Sheila Kuehl’s health care program, but he killed it long before it hit his desk. Blame the California voters for going with the greater of several evils.

http://www.operation2012.com

Report this

By yours truly, October 21, 2006 at 8:19 pm Link to this comment
(Unregistered commenter)

But all the insurance in the world isn’t going to save humpty-dumpty, once he takes his big fall.  Which could happen any time the Guv is forced to put his here one day gone the next principles on the line.  Like what’s he gonna do about seeing to it that a certain financially strapped Orange County community clinic doesn’t go under on account of insufficient funds.  Specifically, is he going to push for giving this clinic (and others like it) the highest funding priority (above military expenditures even),  being that it’s one of the few places in Orange County which at practically no cost to the patient provides general medicine as well as family planning and dental services to the poor and otherwise disadvanged.  Has to do with staying alive, surely a fundamental value if ever there was one.  And if the guv won’t stand up for community health care, what says candidate Phil Angelides?  Two weeks left?  Plenty of time.  Advice to the Guv.  Don’t throw away any more of your money on this election.  People are beginning to wake up.

Report this

By Bill, October 21, 2006 at 6:34 pm Link to this comment
(Unregistered commenter)

Schwarzenegger is the best public servant in this country.  He actually has a plan to combat global warming.  Gore has a movie and years as a Senator and Vice President and he did nothing to combat the rise of the SUVs which happened during the Clinton-Gore years.  When will the Democrats, any Democrat have a plan, any plan?

Report this

By Martin Santiago, October 21, 2006 at 5:34 pm Link to this comment
(Unregistered commenter)

Are there any True American Hero’s?

An American Hero by my definition is an individual, man or woman, who can be elected to high office by having the courage to reveal, say and live the truth in the face of powerful influence to hide truth, sell a lie and live a lie, thereby an American Hero leads the people to live what America should be all about, Real Freedom to legaly prosper and peacefuly lead our lives for the benefit of all.

Therefore, should it come as any surprise that Californians can not come up with any true and legitimate “american hero” type candidates for its most important State Office?.

Mr. Angelides is sorely underqualified and Mr. Schwarzenegger has a very sorted personal past and even more sorted public office record, Mr. Schwarzenegger was “godfathered” into the Governorship by Mr. Karl Rove, enough said there don´t you think?.

Mr. Schwarzenegger is totally unfit to be Governor of California.

Some classic and well documented quotes from this gentlemen;

“Here’s how it works. Money comes in, favors go out, the people lose.” Rolling Stone Mag.

“My relationship to power and authority is that I’m all for it.”—Arnold Schwarzenegger at 44 to US News and World Report in 1990.

“People need somebody to watch over them… Ninety-five percent of the people in the world need to be told what to do and how to behave.”—Mr. Schwarzenegger at age 44 to US News and World Report in 1990.

“My friends don’t want me to mention Kurt’s name, because of all the recent Nazi stuff and the U.N. controversy, but I love him and Maria does too, and so thank you, Kurt.”
Mr. Schwarzenegger on his friend and fellow Austrian Kurt Waldheim, a convicted Nazi war criminal.

“I was always dreaming about very powerful people, dictators and things like that. I was just always impressed by people who could be remembered for hundreds of years, or even, like Jesus, be for thousands of years remembered.”
Mr. Schwarzenegger in the 1977 film Pumping Iron, where he also openly smokes marijuana.

The picture of Mr. Schwarzenegger only got worse: his link to the California Enron scandal, multiple independent unchallenged sources who personally said Mr. Schwarzenegger screamed racial slurs at them in public, legions of women who have been subjected to his pig-like treatment, including sexual harassment, and, as Arnold has said, “where there’s smoke there’s fire,”. His admission that he has used steroids, even though they are not illegal in body building, to gain the competitive edge makes him a horrible role model to children and non professional athletes.

Two black bodybuilders have come forward claiming that Mr. Schwarzenegger has a history of making racist comments. Mr. Schwarzenegger has allegedly said .“If you gave these blacks a country to run, they would run it down the tubes.”

On May 26, 2001 Mr. Schwarzenegger met with former Enron CEO Kenneth Lay , where Lay sought support for his solution to the California energy crisis, opposing price caps on electricity and federal assistance. The Bush administration supported Lay’s solution and stood by while Enron defrauded Californians out of billions . As we have seen, many officials linked with the Bush Administration have their dirty prints all over Enron, it seems Mr. Schwarzenegger does too.

Mr. Schwarzenegger is a serial misogynist and has a history of sexually harassing women. The LA Times has published multiple stories of different women that Mr. Schwarzenegger has harassed. In one case, while on the set of Terminator 2 he approached a female crew member out of the blue, put his hands into her blouse and pulled her breasts out of her bra. An observer said: “I couldn’t believe what I was seeing. This woman’s nipples were exposed, and here’s Mr. Schwarzenegger and a few of his clones laughing.” The woman in question broke into tears and fled to a nearby trailer. See ‘Arnold the Barbarian”, an article by Premiere Magazine in March 2001, for more revelations, should you be able to stomach it.

Mr. Schwarzenegger if you will vividly remember, dropped out of the California governor’s race in 2001, a day after he learned the National Enquirer was running a story about an alleged affair with a 41 year old brunette. More damning, however, was that this appears to have been a longterm affair with statutory rape—she was 16 when he first had sex with her—he was 28 at the time. The two supposedly became lovers again in 1989 and continued to see each other until 1996, when she fell in love with another man.

His “surprising” donation of $3.5 million to his own campaing is no more than a strategic tax deduction, he knows he has it in the bag, he knows that the majority of Californians just dont care whos in office just as long as the opulance and greedy prosperity keeps rolling, this evidenced by the lack of real “American Hero” candidates to oppose Mr. Schwarzeneger.

California has some extremely major issues at hand, from economic, imigration, enviromental and racial being just the major ones, any of these issues, not appropriately confronted by an “American Hero” could rip California apart faster than the next earthquake that will soon roll in, and the damage may not so easy to be repaired.

As we have learned in the recent past, Californias problems bleed over to other states, negatively affect the national economy and sadly his candidacy reflects a lack of true “American Hero” leadership on virtualy every level of national government, from the White House on down.

Decent, honest and intelegent people dont go into politics due to the requisite hipocrosy and deceitfulness to achieve high office.

True American Hero?, certainly not any candidate for California Governor in 2006, maybe one will show up for the recall vote that will certainly be initiated by 2010, when Californians wake up from their “whats up dude” melancholy and realize they need real American Hero leadership for real solutions to real problems, not just another extremely wealthy person who has lost touch with reality, we have certainly seen enough of them to last several life times.

Im not ashamed of my opinions, this free forum states they wont publish my email address, if you want it, ill send it no problem, or just ask the publishers of this fine space.

Real American Hero?....List some…..I certainly cant come up with one.

Report this
 
Right 1, Site wide - BlogAds Premium
 
Right 2, Site wide - Blogads
 
Join the Liberal Blog Advertising Network
 
 
 
Right Skyscraper, Site Wide
 
Join the Liberal Blog Advertising Network
 

A Progressive Journal of News and Opinion   Publisher, Zuade Kaufman   Editor, Robert Scheer
© 2014 Truthdig, LLC. All rights reserved.