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The Truthinator: Schwarzenegger on Class Warfare

In Politics on September 29, 2010 at 3:48 pm

Hasta la vista, black oil

This is extraordinary. California Governornator Arnold Schwarzenegger who we at TheDonkeyEdge have blasted repeatedly both in our California Carol ad for his budget shenanigans and for dealing a devastating veto earlier this year against agricultural workers making them second class citizens has made a Hollywood-style, Han Solo, blow up the bad guys at the last minute speech the likes of which I, frankly, never could have imagine coming from his lips.

In it Schwarzenegger terminates the Koch brothers and big (Texas) oil. He makes the following progressive statements which from Prez Obama would make the right sound a clarion call for his ouster:

“Does anyone really believe that these companies out of the goodness of their black oil hearts are spending millions and millions of dollars to protect jobs?”

Black oil hearts? That’s only the beginning. Batter up:

“I want to talk about the corruption of the democratic process and about forces willing to sabotage this country’s economic future for private gain. I want to talk about the Texas oil interests that have descended upon California to overturn a California environmental law, and then as soon as they’ve done their dirty work thanks to millions of dollars of scare-tactic advertising, they intend, in the words of their own spokesperson, to fold up their tents and go home. Ladies and gentlemen there’s a great drama, there’s a great struggle playing out here in California right now which the rest of the world doesn’t pay much attention to and knows very little about and that’s why I’m here today to put the spotlight on this very important issue. And let me just say that the entire oil industry is not involved in this deception that I will explain here today. No, there are some oil companies that are trying to do the right thing. But others are not. Oil companies like Valero and Desoro and Frontier and Koch Industries are trying to blatantly manipulate the will of the people and the public good.”

Talk about using the bully pulpit. Roll video:

When you’ve lost Schwarzenegger you’ve jumped the shark. Obviously, he’s pissed about the Koch brothers and big oil trying to overturn his landmark bill curbing carbon emissions. And I think he speaks from the heart. He obviously loathes Prop 23 which is on California’s November ballot, as should all Californians, but the rhetoric he uses here, to put it mildly, is refreshing. He sounds like Dennis Kucinich.

Maybe it’s the woman behind the man. Or maybe on this issue Schwarzenegger gets it. All I know is that truth really is stranger than fiction.

– SH

  1. Well, Donkey, this deserves a response!

    I am a fifth-generation Californian (there ain’t a lot of us), and still feeling just a bit sad that I have left California for a life outside the state – I live in Florida, now, and am not, thankfully, paying California income tax for a dysfunctional government.

    Nevertheless, as a life-long Democrat, I’ve always felt a bit of pride in the fact that Arnold became California’s governor. He is purer of heart than almost all politicians (save Jerry Brown, who I voted for some decades ago, and would again if I could).

    Hooray for Arnold! Hooray for outing the Kochs and all their billionaire brethren. You keep after them Donkey!

  2. yeeehah! if i did not watch/hear this post with my own eyes and ears, i would not believe it! a big high 4 (hooves up) dear donkey.

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