A Challenge to Arnold – Are you a “Girlie Man?”


There is a pretty good Biography for Arnold Schwarzenegger at IMDb, the Internet Movie Data Base. Towards the end of the information are some quotes by Arnold. One quote told how he became a Republican and why!

“Well, I think because a lot of people don’t know why I’m a Republican, I came first of all from a socialistic country which is Austria and when I came over here in 1968 with the presidential elections coming up in November, I came over in October, I heard a lot of the press conferences from both of the candidates, [Hubert H. Humphrey] and [Richard Nixon], and Humphrey was talking about more government is the solution, protectionism, and everything he said about government involvement sounded to me more like Austrian socialism. Then when I heard Nixon talk about it, he said open up the borders, the consumers should be represented there ultimately and strengthen the military and get the government off our backs. I said to myself, “What is this guy’s party affiliation?” I didn’t know anything at that point. So I asked my friend, “What is Nixon?” He’s a Republican. And I said, “I am a Republican”. That’s how I became a Republican.”

and….

“As a kid – as a kid I saw socialist – the socialist country that Austria became after the Soviets left. Now don’t misunderstand me: I love Austria and I love the Austrian people. But I always knew that America was the place for me. In school, when the teacher would talk about America, I would daydream about coming here. I would daydream about living here. I would sit there and watch for hours American movies, transfixed by my heroes, like John Wayne. Everything about America seemed so big to me, so open, so possible.”

So, what are Arnold’s real views? He was also once quoted as saying:

“In the beginning I was selfish. It was all about, “How do I build Arnold? How can I win the most Mr. Universe and Mr. Olympic contests? How can I get into the movies and get into business?” I was thinking about myself . . . As I’ve grown up, got older, maybe wiser, I think your life is judged not by how much you have taken but by how much you give back.”

But, there is also another comment he once made:

“I didn’t think about money. I thought about the fame, about just being the greatest. I was dreaming about being some dictator of a country or some savior like Jesus.”

So, tell us all, Arnie, which is the real Arnold Schwarzenegger? If you really believe in giving something back, hate socialism, love democracy, love America, why in the world are you running on a ticket with Al Gore? I realize you are very involved in environmental issues. I strongly agree with many of them. I admire your record on these issues in California. But, what about our troops and the war?

Would you cut back the funds needed for our troops and for our National Defense? What good are clean air policies for a nation blown to smitherines by its enemy? If we don’t defeat this enemy they will bring their fight here, destroy our way of life, take us back “the stone age” in many ways! Your border policies indicate that you care about our nation’s defense. But, how can you take these goals to the White House on a ticket with Al Gore?

Why didn’t you throw your hat in the Republican ring? Why haven’t you considered running with McCain? Of course, I’d have preferred Rudy Guiliani! I think next to President Bush, Rudy was the only real choice as far as a candidate who had the “family jewels” to “stay the course” and fight the terrorists at home and abroad. Too bad he isn’t in the race because people were more concerned about his personal issues, especially when you take a broad look at all those still in the running right now!

I don’t expect a personal response. However, it sure would be nice if at least one politician had enough interest in what everyday voters like me and those who read my blog really want from our leaders to respond! Al Gore is not what we want. Twice before we have voted him down! We want a clean environment.

We don’t want global warming! But we also don’t want to be socialist. Nor do we want to be over run by Islamic extremists. We want to stay a free Democracy that adheres to our Constitution! We don’t want to sit back like the “isolationist” we once were while another world enemy advances across the world destroying every right and freedom in its path! We don’t want to “come in at the end” and “save the day” and see millions worldwide and hundreds of thousands of American Soldiers die as in the past.

We don’t want to be known as a “cut and run friend” again! And, we certainly don’t want to do so and leave behind a legacy of millions dead because we chose political expedience over doing the right thing! So, let’s have it, Arnie! Give me an answer. Are you a representative of the people or are “you” a “girlie man?”

Are you and Al really running for President? Or, are you two gathering the voters neither party has been able to capture to now? How are you guys going to use those votes? Are you going to wait until the election is at hand and then use them to throw the election behind the candidate the public doesn’t want? Is this another “Perot” move?

Again, Arnie, are you a representative of the people or are “you” a “girlie man” being used as a pawn to force a candidate onto the ticket at the last minute when all other moves fail? Have American politics been reduced to such a low level that “girlie men” decide our fate? I really want to know!

If we blow it in Iraq, Arnie, we can’t just say, “I’ll be back,” and then come back later and try to fix the mess! We won’t be able to send the “Terminator” back to “terminate” our Sarah Connors! There’ll be no Kyle to the rescue! But, if we lose this war I am sure there will be a “John Connors!” There are thousands of them fighting for freedom right now. If you guys mess up after this election, we’re going to need every single one of those deployed troops more than ever, right here at home.

Our troops will be fighting the enemy brought to our shores by the “terminators” of American freedom and our way of life. That oath “to serve and protect against all enemies foreign and ‘domestic’,” is more than just words. It is a promise from the heart of every soldier to the American people and the nation they serve. There are no “girlie men” in our military! There are real live soldiers, men and women, willing to die to preserve our nation, Democracy, and peace.

Don’t be a girlie man, Arnie. Be the man that said:

“As a kid – as a kid I saw socialist – the socialist country that Austria became after the Soviets left. Now don’t misunderstand me: I love Austria and I love the Austrian people. But I always knew that America was the place for me. In school, when the teacher would talk about America, I would daydream about coming here. I would daydream about living here. I would sit there and watch for hours American movies, transfixed by my heroes, like John Wayne. Everything about America seemed so big to me, so open, so possible.”

Be that man, Arnie, not a “girlie man!”

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~ by devildog6771 on April 6, 2008.

 
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