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“”Everything I have, my career, my success, my family, I owe to America.
Arnold "The Governator" Schwarzenegger is a former(?) governor of California, and a Mister Universe body builder-kinda guy. Arnold has starred in over a dozen blockbuster films, which is not to call him an actor. He has a total of 501 onscreen kills.[citation NOT needed]
He was born in Austria, to parents who weren't American citizens, making him ineligible to run for President; nonetheless, eight attempts have been made by Congress to alter if not remove the natural-born-citizen clause from the U.S. Constitution. The time frame of these attempts of course overlap with Obama's rise to prominence, and is now used—conveniently without ever mentioning Arnold, naturally—by Birthers to prove that Congress was, like, in on it, man. It also makes us wonder in awe whenever he pushes for English to be the only and official language of the United States.
He was shacked up with Maria Shriver, a Kennedy clan member. In a true display of family values, he fathered a child with a member of the household staff and kept it secret from Shriver for many years.
He got elected on one of the biggest lies ever perpetrated in U.S. politics. He also tried to sell off all the national parks to private interests.
California suffered big under his leadership, as he and the state legislature could not come to terms on the 2009 budget. Thus, as it was delayed, many state services shut down partially until the state finally agreed on a budget, which still kept the services underfunded. At one point in late summer 2009 the state issued IOUs to pay its bills. After this fiasco, Californians were ready for a change, and in a fit of hopeful nostalgia returned Moonbeam to the office in 2011. Since Arnie left office, the California GOP has basically vanished from the face of the earth with Democratic super-majorities in both houses of the state legislature now a common sight.
“”I do not make decisions [as governor] based on what have I learned through my Bible studies, what have I learned in my religious classes in school. I'm a big believer in separation of church and state, and I think that's what; the law is.
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He also broke party lines by decriminalizing simple marijuana possession, and called for a renewable economy to help the country. And again for supporting gay marriage, although it's something he's changed his mind about.
He has allegedly sexually harassed women, and later knocked up his housekeeper. These inspired Doonesbury creator Garry Trudeau to nickname him "Der Gropenfuhrer" in a comic strip arc.
Old, but not obsolete
In 2016, he announced that he would not be voting for the Republican Presidential candidate for the first time. In a twist of fate, Arnold agreed to host the new season of The Apprentice, setting off a feud with Trump—which is, by all accounts, still ongoing. Getting more presidential by the day!
Oh, and on 11/9 he posted this.
- Brainy Quote: Arnold Schwarzenegger
- Kaplan, Don, "Arnold: 'You will call me Governor on 'Apprentice' — or you're fired'", NY Daily News (12/28/16 at 3:58 PM).
- Schwarzenegger shopping at Walmart for a publicity stunt.
- Literally none of that sentence was a lie.
- WND: What did Congress know about 'natural born citizen'? July 1, 2011
- Although some claim that he is a RINO.
- Los Angeles Times: Schwarzenegger fathered a child with longtime member of household staff May 17, 2011
- He actually started his own NGO on climate change called R20 Regions of Climate Action.
- "Arnold Schwarzenegger: 'I will not vote for the Republican candidate for president'", LA Times (10/8/16 at 10:43 a.m.).
- Reapers France, Lisa, "Trump trashes Arnold Schwarzenegger for 'Apprentice' ratings", CNN (1/6/17 at 10:15 AM ET ).
- Nylor, Brian, "Trump Touts Apprentice Ratings, Tells Prayer Breakfast: 'Pray For Arnold'", NPR (2/2/17 at 12:07 PM ET).
- Bitette, Nicole, "President Trump claims Arnold Schwarzenegger was terminated from ‘Apprentice’ over ‘pathetic’ ratings, Arnie fights back ", NY Daily News (3/4/17 at 9:41 AM).