Schwarzenegger was once known for his assertive personality.
It appears Arnold has gone full soy boy… and is now APOLOGIZING for once calling Dems EXACTLY what they are…
According to Breitbart:
At least as early as 2004 Schwarzenegger called California Democrats “girlie men” and noted that in the next election the GOP would “terminate” them. His phrase even became the stuff of Saturday Night Live parody in the characters of faux bodybuilders Hans and Franz.
These amusing taunts and his strongman persona eventually led Schwarzenegger to the governor’s mansion in California.
But of course, that’s SIMPLY UNACCEPTABLE in this day and age.
…so he’s walking it all back.
In a new interview with Men’s Health magazine, Schwarzenegger is abjectly apologetic over his “girlie men” taunt.
“At the time it felt like the right thing to do. It was in my gut. I improvised it. I called them girlie men because they weren’t willing to take risks,” the actor told the magazine.
“They were afraid of everything,” he explained. “Politicians, in general, want to do little things, so there’s no risk involved.”
Right… so where’s the issue?
But, today there are regrets. Schwarzenegger now says his rhetoric was counterproductive. “It was shortsighted. In the long term, it’s better to not say that, because you want to work with them.”
“If you have a little sense of history, you know that the best things are accomplished when both parties work together and start compromising like Ronald Reagan did with Tip O’Neill,” Schwarzenegger told the magazine. “They argued in public and attacked each other, but with a little wink. That’s why so much got done in the Reagan administration. When you can reach out across the aisle and work together, you can get much more accomplished, rather than ‘girlie men’ or ‘f*ck you’ or ‘it’s my way or the highway.’”
Yeah ok… it all SOUNDS like it makes sense… until you realize Arnold is basically just another Democrat now.
He’s doing this out of hate for Trump. He realizes it’s kinda BS for him to criticize Trump’s tough rhetoric when he literally came into political power by calling his opponents “girlie men” …so he has to walk it back in order to keep swinging at his “orange nemesis.”
When asked what he would do if he were king for a day, his response was… weak.
“Access for everyone to health care,” the one-time Republican said. “And to get off the arms race and to get off [polluting]. It’s inexcusable to have so much plastic floating around in the oceans.”
Yeah, ok. Whatever, man.
The Dems are literally calling for our HEADS… but Arnold is worried they won’t want to “work with us” if we call them “girlie men?”
GIVE ME A BREAK.