- He's a shill for the big insurance companies (yes, that's part
of any politico's job description: dance with the one that brung
ya, but it's unprincipled and opportunistic) which makes his
policies bad for the people of California. He ought instead to
840, Sen. Sheila Kuehl's single-payer healthcare proposal.
- He ought not veto smaller proposals such as the requirement that HMOs
and PPOs pay for smoking cessation programs. His regressive
positions on these issues are pure pandering to insurance company
- His Republican-party-line anti-taxation stance defies reality.
Nobody likes paying taxes but it must be done. Smoke-and-mirrors
budgets just postpone (and worsen) the unavoidable. Sooner or
later the infrastructure and services we expect and demand must be
paid for. His motivation is appeasement of the conservative,
wealthy campaign-donating portion of his constituency but
ultimately it does us all a gross disservice.
- His macho strong-man Terminator/Predator persona is
childish, undignified and inappropriate for the thoughtful,
reasoning approach that is required for any job of great power and
responsibility. Macho men like "The Decider" go to war and make
"Bring 'em on" pronouncements. But if you're not a
statesman, a diplomat, a listener, a visionary, a
consensus-builder, you're not qualified for the job.
Schwarzenegger is an embarrassment.