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Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and Ohio Gov. John Kasich will headline an event to debut a new group seeking to reform the California Republican Party. The pair will deliver speeches and participate in panels on March 21 in Los Angeles at an event for New Way California, a group formed by Assemblyman Chad Mayes (R-Yucca Valley). "They will be focused on reminding the Republican Party we need them to be successful, but in order to be successful, they need to choose policies and messaging that helps them grow rather than continue to shrink," said Daniel Ketchell, a spokesman for Schwarzenegger.

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Kasich shares Schwarzenegger's concerns, advisor John Weaver said.

"He believes the Republican Party should be positive and inclusive and expansive, as opposed to the narrow cast that it has been nationally, and in California particularly, for some time," Weaver said. "What has happened with tone and on immigration clearly over the last decade, longer, has put the party back, and now the party, by and large, is run by people who would rather be leaders in a phone booth and are not inclusive enough and not positive enough to win a statewide election."

"He has concerns about that because what happens in California is a precursor to what happens nationally," Weaver said.

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Just get rid of it. We don't want the GOP in California.

#1 | Posted by IndianaJones at 2018-02-26 06:32 PM | Reply

Good luck to these guys. IMO, Neel Kashkari was one of the best shots the GOP had at CA governor's seat in awhile.

Nonetheless, I would argue that Kashkari "failed upward" into an even better role as a Fed governor.

#2 | Posted by GOnoles92 at 2018-02-26 10:53 PM | Reply

RoC already has his tickets.

He, Andrea, and Crispee_OC will be seated side by side, front row center.

I hear LeftCoastLawyer will be there too. But he's unavailable for comment.

#3 | Posted by ClownShack at 2018-02-27 12:37 AM | Reply

Arnold was California's worst Governor. (In my lifetime, not sure how Reagan was)

He ruined his acting career and California all at the same time.

#4 | Posted by ClownShack at 2018-02-27 12:38 AM | Reply

CLOWN -

Have you read this before?

CALIFORNIA IRON MAN

#5 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2018-02-27 12:52 AM | Reply

#4

Were you paying attention when Grey Davis was Governor before CALIFORNIA VOTERS RECALLED HIM FOR INCOMPETENCE? Nice partisan blinders you got there.

And as for LCL, you can ask him directly, he has been posting recently.

#6 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2018-02-27 01:44 PM | Reply

Were you paying attention when Grey Davis was Governor before CALIFORNIA VOTERS RECALLED HIM FOR INCOMPETENCE? Nice partisan blinders you got there.

Probably not, since I was too young to be interested in politics at the time, and wasn't paying attention to what happened with Grey Davis.

Which is why I added (in my lifetime), as an indication that there may have been bad governors I wasn't aware of.

Seems I caused you undue stress. Why don't you go get some fresh air.

#7 | Posted by ClownShack at 2018-02-27 06:29 PM | Reply

I wasn't yelling, just emphasizing the point (I was on my phone and it's hard to using it.) As for age, Grey Davis is the guy that Ahhnold replaced, so it isn't like it was that long ago.

Sorry if my ALL CAPS caused you undue stress, go back to your kittens. :)

#8 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2018-02-27 06:38 PM | Reply

RSTY

Have you read this before?

Not yet. I'll read it when I get home tonight.

👍🏽

#9 | Posted by ClownShack at 2018-02-27 06:44 PM | Reply

As for age, Grey Davis is the guy that Ahhnold replaced, so it isn't like it was that long ago.

I mean. I'm somewhat aware of Governor Grey Davis. But I wasn't old enough at the time to care about who he was or what he had done.

I didn't really start getting interested in politics until college. And by then, the governator was already in office.

#10 | Posted by ClownShack at 2018-02-27 06:49 PM | Reply

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#10

Fair enough. Don't get me wrong, Ahhnold was a ------ governor, but Grey was far worse.

#11 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2018-02-27 07:47 PM | Reply

it's hard to using it= it's hard using it "for html" (which got stripped without the quotes)

#12 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2018-02-27 07:49 PM | Reply

Gotta agree with RoC. Gray Davis was the worst. At the time I never would have believed that a Democrat could be worse than the right wing GOP governors (Deukmejian and Wilson) who preceded him. But Davis was a bought and paid for shill of the lobbying class.

On a separate note, it is politically healthy for there to be a viable competent moderate conservative force in California.

#13 | Posted by moder8 at 2018-02-28 11:32 AM | Reply

But Davis was a bought and paid for shill of the lobbying class.

The Public Employee Unions had their hands so far up inside him he was a literal puppet, and at least half of the State level entitlement problems that California are currently facing are a direct result of his capitulation to their ridiculous salary and pension demands while he was Governor. Thankfully, the Democrats here in California finally realized that he was selling the State down the river to the PEUs and eventually kicked him out of office.

On a separate note, it is politically healthy for there to be a viable competent moderate conservative force in California.

Agreed, and over this next electoral cycle you will see people like Feinstein and Villaraigoza try to shift further right to appeal to the 22% of remaining GOP voters and the rest of us Decline to State voters who tend conservative so that they can get their votes, which is what Brown did in 2010. If the Top Two system continues we may see a third party emerge here to address the "fiscal conservative/social liberal" constituency that inhabits the middle of the California electorate.

#14 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2018-02-28 12:18 PM | Reply

Gotta agree with RoC. Gray Davis was the worst. At the time I never would have believed that a Democrat could be worse than the right wing GOP governors (Deukmejian and Wilson) who preceded him. But Davis was a bought and paid for shill of the lobbying class.

Davis was recalled right after the power deregulation/outage fiasco, brought to you by none other than republican governor Pete Wilson, a Republican and the previous administration. Following that, CA signed onerous contracts for power delivery to keep the goddamn lights on. People blamed him for a conservative republican experiment in deregulation.

Davis also wanted to provide drivers licenses to undocumented immigrants. Smart in some ways but politically toxic.

He wasn't a horrible governor, but maybe not the best.

#15 | Posted by dibblda at 2018-02-28 01:20 PM | Reply

#15

The power debacle was the tipping point, but to say that was the only reason understates the frustration that all voters felt about Beige Davis. As described by the LA Times a decade later:

"The October 2003 ouster of Davis, a Democrat, was a primal response to the gridlock, partisan warfare, overweening special interests and mushrooming budget deficits that made the state capital a slough of dysfunction."

It didn't get any better, but Beige didn't do himself any favors by ignoring the outcries when he pandered to the Unions.

#16 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2018-02-28 01:52 PM | Reply

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