Kevin And Don Respond To Being Self Loathing

Looking back at their journey from the Stonewall Democratic Club to Log Cabin Republicans, they claim it was one that was actually started by the democrats. After being told that marriage as not a priority on the agenda in 1995, they became disillusioned with the DEMS. For a decade they felt like they did not belong until they met the republicans of the Log Cabin Republican Club and discovered they too shared a dream of marriage equality. This blog is now a digital time capsule of their time as Republicans and moderated by a friend and supporter.

Thursday, August 02, 2007

Happy Birthday, Mr. Governor


A big special "Happy Birthday" to California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger who just turned 60 years old. The celebration, however, was very low key out on The Coast because the State is operating without a budget. Last month, Schwarzenegger was back in Austria celebrating it in his home town.
Look, I know there is still no budget, Assembly Speaker Fabian Nunez called for a recess until August 20, 2007, so how can anyone be critical of Arnold right now?
Give the guy credit for trying to slow global warming, pushing stem cell research, and favoring GLBT rights. A majority of Californians support these positions.
Schwarzenegger is truly a Post-Partisan Governor.
The failure to pass a budget on time (something he campaigned on) is HIS problem but also all Assembly members because they went on vacation. It is also the Senate's fault and the GOP for not getting out the word on why there is no budget.
One reason is that the GOP wanted to cut $300 from welfare. It eliminated welfare for non-citizens, fleeing felons, and noncompliance recipients. However, they were ineffective in getting that message out. All you hear is that "R"s want to cut welfare again.
This is getting so routine that I wonder why the State Party just doesn't buy TV ADS explaining their position? Jeez, just form a PAC, work with the Governor to raise the money, and do it. Man, if I can figure it out, can't they?
Happy Birthday, Mr. Governor, and now get back to work.