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Remember those halcyon days when Arnold Schwarzenegger, then merely a pot-smoking bodybuilder and serial sexual harasser, endorsed the "life-changing" PBS series produced by Milton Friedman, "Free to Choose"? Yeah, no one in California remembers either. Here is the Governator talking to CNN's John King about how he would grade Obama's first year in office:

"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."

For those who think the presidency requires involve something more than energy and communication skills, be sure to read the Wall Street Journal's angry attack on the Senate "reckless" health care bill. And here, for those who have remained blissfully unaware, is Arnold in 1990, explaining his conversion to Austrian economics and how he couldn't chase rainbows in Europe. Or at least I think that's what he is saying:

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  1. What the fuck happened to Arnold?

    1. You know who else was Austrian and involved in politics? (Yeah, yeah, I know it’s banal, but I can never help myself)

      1. The Pope?

    2. he got a shot at political power and didn’t want to mess it all up by having ideas.

  2. His wife kicked his ass for bad mouthing Obama in the home.

    1. She kicked his ass so hard it gave him a fat lip? Or are you saying that his mouth is a rectum, and she landed a high kick perfectly at his sphinctor?

  3. Maybe some of Rahm’s “associates” paid him a Chicago-style friendly visit…

    “Eh, nice place youse got here, Schwartzie. Be a shame if something should happen to it… right, Tony Three-Thumbs?”

    “Yuh, boss, real shame.” *knuckles cracking*

    1. That wouldn’t be necessary. CA is going to need a federal bailout soon, and The Hopey One makes sure his backers are taken care of.

    2. I find it hard to believe any one would be intimidated by Rahm. I mean, come on, his name is Rahm Emanuel! I have a hard enough time with a soft consonanted name like ‘Alan’, and I share the surname of a World Champion boxer.

      Could you really imagine him cursing at you? You would have to laugh in his face, and then sing the theme song to the soft porn series, ‘Emmanuelle’,
      followed by, “‘Rahm’, is that Hebrew for French poodle?”

      What is he going do? Throw down a pirouette on your ass?

      Maybe in the metrosexual world of Obama’s Chicago or a Vanity Fair puff piece, the kind where Little Timmy Geitner is cast in De Niro’s part in Mean Streets, Rahm can pull off playing the part of a tough guy, but that world is far removed and has no resemblance to Caponeland of yore.

      1. Alan Ali?

        1. LOL! Something more Spanish than Arabic.

      2. The guy’s the brother of Ari Emmanuel, who inspired the character of Ari Gold on Entourage. I have no problem believing that Rahm could cuss up a storm if he so chose.

        1. The guy’s the brother of Ari Emmanuel, who inspired the character of Ari Gold on Entourage.

          I was aware of that, and it is yet another reason to not be impressed with the man. The pedicured personnel that makes up the cast of Entourage? In physical build, I’m a pretty average schmuck, but there is no one on that show I couldn’t safely give a dagger to, turn my back around, and describe in lurid detail what I did to their mother.

          What has happened to America when people are impressed with the pampered set just because they have loud mouths?

      3. His parents were both Jewish terrorists and guerrilla fighters. If I ever meet the guy, I’m going to be really, really polite.

  4. Nice chancre Arnold. You dumbass.

  5. I think it’s the ‘roids….they finally took the last of his nuts away and now he’s the ultimate girly-man.

  6. As someone who actually owns both the 1980 and 1990 Free To Choose series on DVD, I can honestly say that yes, I do remember that. It’s sad what a couple years in politics does to people.

  7. A straight A? As opposed to a mincing A?

    1. Or an A with Kevin Jennings’ fist up it.

    2. A straight “A” as opposed to a gay or Bi “A” or possibly a not sure “A.”

      All I know is the only “A” the man gets from me is the verbal “f**king A” I give when some one is listing all the screwed up items on his personal menu.

  8. Ahnuld thought he knew what “verked,” then Maria pulled out the liberella monkey wrench, clamped it’s jaws on his cajones and showed him ‘vat really verks, ja.’

  9. “Hey, economy, remember ven I said I’d kill you last? I lied”

    1. +1 for the great “Commando” ref.

  10. Presumably there are similar but opposite examples that can be given by complaining socialists about socialist politicians who once in office turned out to be free marketeers.

    1. No, going the way of Arnold is easy. Turning to liberalism is a decay…a rot that eats away at the honor and rationality of a politician. You wouldn’t expect the other way (i.e. liberal becomes free marketeer while in office) to occur any more than you’d expect to see a rotten apple on the ground fly back up and reattach itself fresh and new again.

      (Now the turn to corporatism CAN happen at any time to anyone due to the catalyst of money.)

      1. I’m pretty sure socialists would think the same but reversing the identity of the rotten and new apples. Everybody complains.

      2. I mean that they would think free marketeering is the corrupting influence that’s easy to succumb to and socialism the pure that’s difficult to stick to.

    2. Not a free marketer, per se, but Lula in Brazil is considerably more moderate than his Chavez Jr. rhetoric pre-election.

  11. For all Arnold’s flaws and obvious deviations from linertarian orthodoxy, he never published racist newsletters.

    1. Edddddward. Eddddddward,

    2. You know you would sell that supposed anti-racist line of yours better if you would replace that tee-shirt you wear with the ‘White Males Only’ and an arrow pointing down to the crack of your ass print with something a little less offensive like ‘Sperm Bank’ instead.

    3. apparently he once said “If you gave these blacks a country to run, they would run it down the tubes.”

      No further comment.

  12. I live in Nevada and had to go over to the “land of fruits and nuts” last weekend. The highways there are a sea of Obama stickers and “End the War” stickers which makes one wonder which sticker will be pealed off first.
    Arnold realizes he is surrounded with true believers and is responding accordingly for self protection.

  13. “He’s a great speaker, a great communicator.”

    “Such a well spoken young man. He speaks SO well.”

    /racist

  14. support HR 1207

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