Back when the state of California was going through it's special recall election, now Governor Schwarzenegger was found of saying things like, "the problem is that there are too many politicians. What we need is one leader for all the people." Coming from the son of an Austrian NAZI policeman these are chilling words. But most people, even some Democrats said that Schwarzenegger was a moderate who was preferable to the less charismatic moderate, Grey Davis.
But now we find out that Schwarzenegger may be a chip off the old block and Bush's GOP is encouraging Governor Muscles to follow in his father's footsteps. The LA Times is reporting this weekend that Schwarzenegger's California department of Homeland Security and the California National Guard have been secretly monitoring and tracking the political activities of animal rights groups, anti-war groups and other legal, liberal groups.
Many people in California are trying to justify voting for Schwarzenegger because they think the Democratic candidate is not inspiring. This story should make it clear that even an incompetent, even a fiscally corrupt and ambitious politician is preferable to Schwarzenegger and his plan to turn California into a kind of Vichy Kahleefornya on Bush's behalf! A vote for Scharzenegger is a vote for tyranny plain and simple. And in our two party system, a vote for anything other than a Democrat is a vote for tyranny.
At least for the next couple of elections we must make it clear to each other that support for or even failure to strategically oppose the Bush-Rove-Cheney version of the Republican party is just not morally justifiable.
Sunday, July 02, 2006
Posted by Raised By Republicans at 12:35 PM