You get to be a thug with a twenty point lead.
I love to watch Arnold the Gubernator play to the camera. He is so smooth because it's his game. Last night he and Phil Angelides, ( I call him Angel eyes) went head to head , toe to toe, in the game of hard lets get it all out in the open debate. The only problem was, it was a mismatch. I like Phil , don't get me wrong , I trust him to do what he should do and when he says he is going to do something he does it. The problem is that he doesn't understand street fighting like the Gubernator.
Arnold is a thug. He is unashamed in his approach to sex, race and class. He gets it that many folks like ole Jim next door, want to be something they never thought they could be. They want to be worth a gazillion dollars and so they don't mind paying taxes way out of their fighting class in the eternal hope that someday they too will own a Hummer.
Angel eyes on the other hand , gets the fact that only a few folks actually get rich , he and the Gubernator being in that class. The problem is that he doesn't get that he is up against a guy who will do anything to win.
Let's look at one fact only. Arnie is a liar. He has signed almost three billion dollars of legislation due to go into effect in January. The only problem is that the Department of Finance just put out a memo calling for a 20 percent cut in the state budget for January next year in State funded programs. So here is the deal , the Gubernator signs bills with all the fanfare knowing that they will never be funded because he doesn't have the money.
The Gubernator , gets to be a real thug pushing people around promising them programs knowing all the time that he is lying about the funding necessary to get the job done.
Angel eyes knows that there is a five billion dollar deficit projected for January but he doesn't have the folks around him to get him to do the street fight necessary to win.
So here is the question of the day, who is the bridesmaid waiting for the flowers to be thrown.
If you don't know the answer you don't know anything about the 40 billion dollar debt being sold to California
Lets face it, if the Gubernator hadn't stolen the money from the highway trust fund to offset the vehicle license fee that he refunded to old Jim, (see above) we wouldn't have to do any bond for transportation, if he hadn't stolen from education he wouldn't have to do a bond for education, etc, etc. starting to get the picture.
So boys and girls , we will have an interesting election day which by the way starts on Tuesday with mailing of three million ballots to folks like me , who will vote and then hit the mute button for the remaining twenty nine days. Kisses.
©Steven J. Ybarra JD is a retired civil rights attorney who operates a consultant company in California . He is a member of the Democratic National Committee and a long time political activist. Contact Steven at: firstname.lastname@example.org, This article is copyright by Steven J. Ybarra JD, originally published in www.Hispanicvista.com but permission is granted for reprint in print, email, blog, or web media if this entire credit paragraph is attached.