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ARNIE SAYS “A”

Posted by Andrew Roman on December 22, 2009

Honestly, can someone please tell me what the hell Arnold Schwarzenegger is talking about? Does anything that comes out of his mouth actually make any sense to anyone? Does he really mean the things he says? This middle-of-the-road, moderate, squishy-in-the-center, all-friends-to-all-people thing has played itself out. It grew incredibly tedious about eight seconds into the post-Gray Davies era, and the whole movie star thing has long since become uninteresting. His brand of “republicanism” makes the old blue-blood country-club set look like a band of angry Pat Buchanans.

Almost a year into the Messianic Age, President Barack Obama gave himself a solid B+ when asked to grade his first year in office. He went on to say that if his health care reform plans had come through the way he had envisioned them, he’d have given himself an A.

Of course, that would have been entirely unnecessary. California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger took care of that for him.

CNN Associate Producer Martina Stewart writes:

Asked to give Obama a grade as the end of the president’s first year in office approaches, Arnold Schwarzenegger, California’s Republican governor, gave Obama high marks.

“When it comes to effort, [Obama] should get a straight A,” Schwarzenegger told CNN Chief National Correspondent John King in an interview that aired Sunday on State of the Union.

“He’s out there with tremendous energy and he’s selling his ideas. And he has great enthusiasm there. He’s a great speaker, a great communicator.”

The rice pudding I was eating just came up through my nose.

Obama should get a “straight A” for effort?

For what exactly? Attempting to dismantle and transform the republic? For spearheading the move to bring 16% of the American economy under the thumb of bureaucrat-rich government? For sending deficits into territory that even space shuttles fear to go?

And what “tremendous energy” is he supposed to posses?

His insatiable appetite to travel abroad? (for apologies, awards, and other citizen-of-the-world pursuits).

If ever there was a President who was, all at once, as dull and dry as Mr. Chicago, I’ve not heard him – and yet Barack Obama just can’t seem to tear himself away from the spotlight.

Is he exciting? Perhaps … in that thrilling-as-jello, teleprompted, in-over-his-head baritone sort of way.

One thing is for sure … He must be seen and heard … constantly. It appears to be his mission, seeing as substance was long ago dismissed as irrelevant to him.

And to whom, exactly, is President Obama supposedly selling his ideas? You mean the health care bill that the vast majority of Americans don’t want? You mean the fraud of man-made global warming (which Arnold buys into hook, line and sinker) and cap-and-trade? You mean the guy whose approval ratings keep falling like a stone?

And maybe it’s just me … but a great communicator?

I’ll give you that he can read a cue card like no one else, but out of the box, away from the scripts needed to keep him functioning, the President Obama talks in constant place-markers – uh, uh, uh – and well-worn platitudes. He’s not said anything substantive since asking if if he could be left alone to finish his waffle.

Governor Schwarzenegger has obviously been taking his cues from the master.

Settle down, Arnie. He walks on water, just like all the other messiahs.

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