In case you missed it, Governor Musclehead offered all Californians an Austrian blessing Monday.
I’ll paraphrase it:
May your children be uneducated.
And fires ravage your homes.
May your tax dollars be stolen
and prisoners free to roam.
That sums up the sort of fear-mongering demagogic rhetoric Arnold offered as he pleaded with Californians to vote in favor of more taxes at the polls Tuesday.
Speaking in Culver City earlier this week, the Taxinator also threatened cuts in health care and public safety spending if his tax plan is not passed.
He’s blaming all of us for the state’s misfortune – instead of looking in the mirror and pointing fingers at Republican and Democrat hacks whoring out tax dollars to special interests.
“The people are angry at Sacramento, the people are angry at the politicians,” Schwarzenegger said. “But they should not let that anger out on killing those initiatives, because what they will do is they will hurt their local communities.”
See, it’s your fault.
Arnold has reverted to his role as Det. John Kimble in Kindergarten Cop.
At one point in the pic he yells at the kids, “Stop whining! You kids are soft. You lack discipline.”
He will teach and we will learn. It’s only a matter of time before he utters the German phrase he spoke later on, “Das macht mich stocksauer. Jetzt bin ich sauer.”
(Translation: “This makes me mad. Now I am angry.”)
Next Gov. Musclehead just might start stamping his feet and flexing his muscles to show he means business.
According to the San Jose Mercury News, here’s how Schwarzenegger plans to pay us back when his plan backfires and dies at the ballot box:
“Some of the possibilities he has mentioned in recent days if the measures fail include laying off more than 50,000 teachers, closing dozens of fire stations, releasing 40,000 nonviolent prisoners early and borrowing $2 billion from local governments around the state,” Mercury News reporter Mike Zapler wrote from Sacramento.
Are you scared?
The governor’s failure stems from a total lack of leadership. Instead of standing for something, he stands for compromise.
In Sacramento that doesn’t work. Just ask state Assemblyman Anthony Adams, R-Claremont, who is facing a recall for his willingness to work with Democrats on the budget plan that put us where we are today.
It’s hard to believe the only solutions to the mess we face involves closing schools and releasing felons or stealing more money from hard-working people.
How about paying prison guards less? How about cutting staff in the capitol? How about a spending cap that isn’t tied to increased taxes. Just stop spending.
These are tough times. The governor needs to get some discipline, stop being soft and knock off the whining.
I’ll offer him an Irish blessing from my ancestors in return:
“If God sends you down a stony path,
may he give you strong shoes.”