Schwarzenegger Candidacy Demonstrates The Republican Party's
Lack of Commitment To Conservatism
By Chuck Baldwin
October 3, 2003
If there is anyone left who truly believes the Republican Party is
committed to genuine conservative principles, the candidacy of
bodybuilder/actor Arnold Schwarzenegger to be California's next
governor should be enough to set the record straight.
Despite Schwarzenegger's extreme liberal views, he has won
praise from Republicans nationwide. On virtually every issue
worth noting, Schwarzenegger comes down on the left side of the
Schwarzenegger is pro-abortion, pro-homosexual rights, pro-gun
control, pro-green, and pro-illegal immigration. He even said that
Clinton's impeachment made him "ashamed" to call himself a
Furthermore, Schwarzenegger's immoral escapades make even
Bill Clinton look unsoiled. He once bragged in an Oui magazine
interview about participating in sex orgies, not to mention his
repeated admissions of drug use.
In spite of his personal and philosophical discrepancies,
Schwarzenegger has received accolades from notable
conservatives such as Sean Hannity, Rush Limbaugh, and Pat
Robertson, not to mention practically the entire national
Writing for The New York Times, Frank Rich correctly observed,
"It is hilarious to watch conservatives, the same conservatives who
often decry phony Hollywood liberals and their followers, betray
their own inviolate principles to bask in Arnold's hulking movie-
star aura so that they might possibly gain a nominal Republican
victory in the bargain."
By supporting a liberal such as Arnold Schwarzenegger,
Republicans demonstrate that they have no real loyalty to
conservative principles. Beyond that, by supporting
Schwarzenegger, they have turned their backs on a true
conservative gubernatorial candidate, Tom McClintock.
However, people who are paying attention know that this is the
rule, not the exception, for the Republican Party. In race after race,
Republican heavyweights will throw their support behind a liberal
candidate and will starve out a conservative candidate. This is not
an accident or a coincidence. It is the party's plan A. The
Republican Party no more desires conservatives in political office
than the Democratic Party does, and people who think otherwise
are only deceiving themselves.
At some point, conservatives must awaken to the reality that they
do not have a political party in Washington, D.C., that represents
them. They must, at some point, be willing to abandon the
Republican Party and unite around a party and a candidate that will
courageously and consistently promote their principles. Can I get a
second for Judge Roy Moore and the Constitution Party?
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