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How About a Republican Presidential Candidate who’s for Gun Control, Amnesty and Global Warming?
Posted By Daniel Greenfield On October 18, 2013 @ 4:32 pm In The Point | 34 Comments
Also he wasn’t born in the United States and cheated on his wife. He really has it all.
Action star and former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has been lobbying for support to change the law to allow him to run for president in 2016, Page Six has exclusively learned.
We’re told Ahnold has been openly talking about his political ambitions while in New York to promote his new movie with Sylvester Stallone, “Escape Plan.”
One source said: “Schwarzenegger has been talking openly about working on getting the constitutional rules changed so he can run for president in 2016. He is ready to file legal paperwork to challenge the rules.”
On the one hand, it’s Page Six of the New York Post so it’s probably hot air. On the other hand, Arnold Schwarzenegger is as delusional as Will Smith and as hopped up on the idea that he can absolutely do anything.
Also his movie career, which is what originally drove him into politics, is still flailing. If Escape Plan doesn’t become a hit, he’s going to have to think of a transition to politics again.
But how exactly do you file paperwork to challenge the Constitution?
Columbia University Law School professor Michael Dorf, an expert in constitutional law, said about the Governator’s case in 2007, “The law is very clear, but it’s not 100 percent clear that the courts would enforce that law rather than leave it to the political process.”
And that’s what happened with Obama. The courts decided to mostly stay out of his way. When he broke the law on fundraising, they ignored it. When he illegally ordered everyone to buy health insurance, they tried to make it work. If Arnold Schwarzenegger were to run for office and win an election, they might well shrug and say that the Constitution is alive in the will of the people.
It probably won’t happen. But suppose for a moment that Obama held a press conference tomorrow and announced that he had really been born in Timbuktu or Siberia, do you think that he would be forced to step down? If you’ve been paying attention until now to what our political system has become, you know the answer.
But if Schwarzenegger runs, what does he have to offer Republicans besides a movie star whose movies no one watches anymore and Total Recall jokes?
He’s for gun control, Global Warming and illegal alien amnesty. He’s in theory a fiscal conservative, but buckled completely to liberals once he suffered a setback. So he’s basically every liberal Republican fantasy ever who makes McCain look like Ted Cruz.
Just visit the Arnold Schwarzenegger Institute at the University of California. Yes, there is one. Which makes me think that he just might be harboring bigger ambitions than The Expendables 4.
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