If your a political junkie 2016 has been the WTF? of the decade. Everyone is scratching their heads. The Grand Ole Party has had its share of fringe candidates but who could Trump, TRUMP!
Many people are drawn to his celebrity . We know a something about celebrity here in California.
In 2002, Californians were angry. We like most Americans, we took the availability of power for granted. Push a button and there was power, click a switch and there was light. The problem, as California grew from 30 to nearly 40 million people, power did not keep up with demand. They were no significant power facilities built in the state for years. California was buying power from other states. So one day the lights went out. Communities up and down the state suffered brownouts. Many companies invested in back up generators to keep their businesses operating.
While Governor Gray Davis was not responsible for the inaction of the Democratic and Republicans leadership before him. He was the current Governor, his explanations did not go over well with Californians. Not well at all, on October 7th 2003 Governor Davis became the first Governor recalled in California and only the second Governor successfully recalled in the United States.
Enter, body builder, Actor, businessman, Arnold Schwarzenegger announced he was running for Governor on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno. He was going to improve things in the state. His rallies where large. While his rivals ,Cruz Bustamantee and Tom McClintock had specific plans for the state. Schwarzenegger said , he would tell citizens after he was elected .
With 48% of the vote Arnold Schwarzenegger was sworn in on November 17, 2003 he completed Davis Term . Governor Schwarzenegger approval rating was 89% in December 2003. In 2006, he re-elected. At the end of his term his approval rating of 23% was the second lowest in states history, only one percent higher than Gray Davis.
Arnold Schwarzenegger will replace Donald Trump in the next season of The Apprentice .
The GOP has a Trump problem. If they support him they risk losing the Senate
.Arizona Senator John McCain’s seat on the has been safe for many years. A seat he has held for nearly 30 years. Most polls show him in a statistical tie with his Democratic Rival Ann Kirkpatrick..
“If Donald Trump is at the top of the ticket, here in Arizona, with over 30 percent of the vote being the Hispanic vote, no doubt that this may be the race of my life,” McCain said, according to Politico. “If you listen or watch Hispanic media in the state and in the country, you will see that it is all anti-Trump. The Hispanic community is roused and angry in a way that I’ve never seen in 30 years.”
McCain is not alone. While there are 10 Democrats Incumbents, there are 24 Republicans seats in the Senate.
Washington Democrats wasted no time this week trying to tie congressional Republicans facing re-election to Donald Trump, now that he’s the presumptive GOP presidential nominee.
Their major focus appears to be the Senate, considering they have to win a net total of four seats to retake control of the chamber, though the more outside chance of also flipping the House now seems more attainable.
Democrats will have plenty of soundbites and video clips of Trump talking about Muslims, women and other politically-sensitive issues in ways that party members will find offensive.
However, linking him and his remarks to vulnerable GOP incumbents right away will be more difficult, considering few have endorsed Trump — the lone Republican presidential candidate after his commanding win Tuesday in Indiana forced out primary rivals Texas Sen. Ted Cruz and Ohio Gov. John Kasich.
“There’s no going back for vulnerable incumbents and candidates who’ve pledged to support Trump,” the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee said Wednesday. “Now they have the herculean task of explaining their own out-of-touch records while running alongside their party’s new standard bearer: a divisive and dangerous personality.”
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The barn door is open, the fences are down . Donald Trump is the presumptive nominee. If your a republican up for re-election and you align too closely with Trump you may offend women and minorities.If you stand to far ,you will offend Trump supporters. With Hispanics and other minority groups registering in large numbers. By all accounts four states Arizona, Texas, Colorado and Florida will turn from red to blue by 2020. 2016 could turn out the be the least challenging election cycle for the GOP for years to come. The GOP might look to California ,the home of Ronald Reagan, to see its future. A state where they once were a powerful party.