Schwarzenegger was right. Many of his fellow Republicans are 'spineless'

Schwarzenegger was right. Many of his fellow Republicans are 'spineless'

1/14/2021 11:33:00 AM

Schwarzenegger was right. Many of his fellow Republicans are 'spineless'

In likening last week’s mob invasion of the U.S. Capitol to the Nazis’ 1938 Night of Broken Glass attack on Jews across Germany and his native Austria, former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger asserted that “spineless” fellow Republicans were also to blame for the deadly riot.

SACRAMENTO — Kudos for Arnold Schwarzenegger. He spoke up when too many other Republicans cowered behind lies, afraid of their voters and the truth.In likening last week’s mob invasion of the U.S. Capitol to the Nazis’ 1938 Night of Broken Glass attack on Jews across Germany and his native Austria, Schwarzenegger

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Three things were particularly remarkable about the former California governor’s eight-minute video message that went viral on Sunday.First, he linked Nazis with the violent followers ofUntil recently, using the pejorative “Nazi” to characterize any American political activity was considered out of bounds.

AdvertisementBut Schwarzenegger, 73, has firsthand knowledge and credibility. His father was a Nazi Party member and decorated German army police officer in World War II before Schwarzenegger was born. (The Simon Wiesenthal Center investigated at Schwarzenegger’s request many years later and did not find any war crimes committed by his dad.)

In the video, Schwarzenegger recalled growing up among broken former German soldiers, “drinking away their guilt over their participation in the most evil regime in history. Not all of them were rabid anti-Semites or Nazis. Many just went along, step by step, down the road.”

“It all started with lies and lies and lies and intolerance,” he said. “Being from Europe, I have seen firsthand how things can spin out of control.”Then the movie actor turned to Trump, who “sought to overturn the results of an election — and a fair election,” he said. Trump “sought a coup by misleading people with lies. My father and our neighbors were misled also with lies. And I know where such lies lead.”

AdvertisementThe second remarkable thing is that Schwarzenegger called Trump a “failed leader” and ad-libbed — it wasn’t in the original text — that “he will go down in history as the worst president ever.”Lots of people may think Trump’s the worst — myself included — but Schwarzenegger is the first prominent Republican I’ve heard publicly state it.

Third, here’s a celebrity Republican who called out GOP politicians for being cowardly. They sinned by pandering to Trump when they should have been protecting democracy, Schwarzenegger asserted.The last straw for Schwarzenegger was the lemming-like echoing by most Republican pols of Trump’s lie that Joe Biden and Democrats stole the election. In truth, it was the opposite: Trump tried to steal the election.

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AdvertisementThat lie riled the rioters, along with Trump’s fiery speech that launched their ransacking of the Capitol — a storming of democracy’s cathedral aimed at halting Congress’ counting of electoral votes.“What are we to make of those elected officials who have enabled [Trump’s] lies and his treachery?” Schwarzenegger asked. “I would remind them of what Teddy Roosevelt said, ‘Patriotism means to stand by the country. It does not mean to stand by the president.’

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We saw that Liz Cheney and a few other Republicans had more balls and unafraid of this despot Trump. imPEACH 2.0 ! Like him The worst Republican is one who passes themself off as a conservative but supports Democratic ideals. Make no mistake Arnold Schwarzenegger is a RINO and did more damage to Covidfornia than Jerry Brown did and Gavin Newsom is now. CA would have been better off with Gray Davis.

One big pot of rough metal, human spirit. On the floor: you can’t say peace to the pedophile the daily beast. Stormed the Capitol. Honor the insurrection even non-Trump supporters. Make road repair difficult and unity impossible. Lemmie just drop this off, a billboard poem. California has no legitimate msm, just a couple of state organs put here to sing for the dull sheep

“I’ll be back” wasn’t even a warning; essentially that was a different party. The GOP sucked, but nowhere close to this Ted Cruz level of shityness Life&Death Crisis Time like an Aircraft Red Emergency in Air. Crew members only CONCERN is Safe Landing Senate Meet URGENTLY right NOW to avoid 9/11,1/06,1/1? No party blaming, No 7 days left, Impeached topic DEADLY CAPITOL ROIT only. NO BETRAY FROM OATH else you’re country ENEMY

That's the beauty of our new world, every single word could be verified by the facts and no more seat for giving deceiving speeches He is spineless. So he's about as smart as Bette Midler. OK The sword of Atlantis to repair their spine sounds good 👍 🥱 We already suspected and they proved it. steroids apparently affected his brain

There are 20,000 armed military personnel in Washington, DC because of the MAGA Domestic Terrorist Organization. 1 man, 1 party and 1 cable news network caused this. This is embarrassing! FU Scumbag pig . This is playing out like Conan the Barbarian meets The Orcs He knew about trump years ago and Schwarzenegger didn’t speak up sooner. He’s no better than the rest of the folks who voted for trump in 2016 or who looked the other way when the access Hollywood tape came out. It was then that republicans/everyone else knew trump IS troubled.

Really. You haven't met the Democrats. Yeah, right... Arnold is a pussy