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California Democrats — Still Obsessed with Bush

Posted by GayPatriotWest at 3:11 pm - October 1, 2006.
Filed under: 2006 Elections,Bush-hatred,California politics

The other night, on FoxNews of all places, I saw a second ad linking our great California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger to President Bush. I guess it’s that creative placement of ads which has helped that good man maintain his lead over Phil Angelides, his Democratic rival, in this fall’s gubernatorial contest. An LA Times poll shows the Governor with a “huge lead” (Via Instapundit).

According to the TImes, “If the Nov. 7 election were held today, likely voters would favor the Republican governor over Angelides 50% to 33%.

Even as these attempts to play into the allegedly intensive Bush-hatred in the Golden State continue to fail, California Democrats just can’t let go of their obsession. I wonder why it is they feel it necessary to continuously advertise their hatred of the President of the United States. To be sure, this seems par for the course for Bush-haters, bringing up their hatred of George W. Bush any chance they get, even when it’s not relevant to the conversation at hand — or the election in question.

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10 Comments

  1. I don’t know what alternative the Dems in California have since Arnold seems to be tacking quite far to the left in this election. They don’t have much choice but to try to tie him with Bush. It’s not working because Arnold’s policies don’t look anything like Bush’s or those of the national GOP.

    Comment by Ian — October 1, 2006 @ 4:28 pm - October 1, 2006

  2. They don’t have much choice but to try to tie him with Bush.

    Of course they have a choice. They could talk about actual issues affecting Californians. It sounds more like they are out of ideas (or at least different ideas). Bashing Bush is the cheap and easy way to say something without saying anything.

    Comment by John in IL — October 1, 2006 @ 10:38 pm - October 1, 2006

  3. I wonder why it is they feel it necessary to continuously advertise their hatred of the President of the United States.

    Because hate is all liberals have to offer. If you were completely vacuous and lacking in substance, you gotta go with something.

    Comment by ThatGayConservative — October 1, 2006 @ 11:06 pm - October 1, 2006

  4. I don’t know what alternative the Dems in California have since Arnold seems to be tacking quite far to the left in this election.

    Well, they could run on their usual platform of raising taxes, punishing businesses, especially successful ones, forcing subservience to unions, and removing all standards from union industries like public school teaching.

    Arnold has in fact come out in opposition to all of those, so he can hardly be called “left”.

    Why aren’t they playing to these Democratic beliefs?

    Comment by North Dallas Thirty — October 2, 2006 @ 12:14 am - October 2, 2006

  5. All is fair in politics. Democrats want the seat. It makes sense to tie Republicans to Bush since Bush is the President and Republican. This year, Democrats have the added gift of President Bush being “toxic.”

    Comment by DanielFTL — October 2, 2006 @ 1:47 am - October 2, 2006

  6. did i miss something, at what point did elections become about the issues

    Comment by ralph — October 2, 2006 @ 2:21 am - October 2, 2006

  7. From the post

    California Democrats — Still Obsessed with Bush

    Unless I’m mistaken, Shrub is still in office. Unlike Clinton, with whom you Mighty Righties are still obsessed, six years after he left office.

    Comment by raj — October 2, 2006 @ 8:23 am - October 2, 2006

  8. raj-general-of-the-lower-case-clan writes at #7: “Unless I’m mistaken, Shrub is still in office. Unlike Clinton, with whom you Mighty Righties are still obsessed, six years after he left office.”

    DanielFtL writes at #5: “All is fair in politics. Democrats want the seat. It makes sense to tie Republicans to Bush since Bush is the President and Republican. This year, Democrats have the added gift of President Bush being “toxic.””

    Right, and that’s why continuing to hammer either Democrat Party leader Slick Wilie or JimmineyCricketCarter is fair game. Both men represent a perspective within the Democrats, both leaders are still active in the public arena foisting their twisted, sick pathetic spin of history onto a generation they HOPE don’t know much about them, both are icons of what is wrong with Democrats, appeasers, and spinmasters in general —appearing to lead the debate replaces having to contribute to the debate… a hallmark of both Clinton’s and Carter’s presidencies.

    Clinton IS fair game. As long as he continues to make a spectale of himself, he’s being 100% Democrat.

    And he’s fair game. No obsession –just speaking truth to the Liar-n-Chief.

    Comment by Michigan-Matt — October 2, 2006 @ 8:50 am - October 2, 2006

  9. Absolutely. Critics should knock themselves out, wasting their resources on lambasting Clinton and others who are not in power. Men like Clinton don’t have anything to lose though, whereas the Republicans in Congress and President Bush do. I’m thinking the Republicans are not so confident with Foley, Santorum, Allen, and others in play.

    Comment by DanielFTL — October 2, 2006 @ 12:57 pm - October 2, 2006

  10. If you think the CA Democrats are bad, you should hear the NJ Senate campaign. If I didn’t know better, I would think the GOP candidate, Tom Kean Jr., was Vice President for the last 6 years and instrumental in the decision to go into Iraq. Its amazing how much influence a junior state senator from New Jersey has in the White House.

    Comment by PatriotPal — October 2, 2006 @ 5:44 pm - October 2, 2006

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