A former actor an governor of California has apologized for Thursday for using an uncontroversial turn-of-phrase in 2004 which angered the today’s politically correct police.
“Arnold Schwarzenegger used to joke that only ‘girlie men’ opposed energetic capitalism and traditional American values. But now, the former bodybuilder, Hollywood star, and California governor is apologizing for popularizing the phrase,” according to a report.
According to the report, The Arnold has grown apart from normal discourse since his time in office.
“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,” he said. “They were afraid of everything. Politicians, in general, want to do little things, so there’s no risk involved.”
Now, the bodybuilder and all-American success story regrets his words – and apparently the political style which got him elected.
“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. 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 ‘fuck you’ or ‘it’s my way or the highway.’”
He also took two very leftist positions when asked what he would do if he were “king for a day.”
“Access for everyone to health care,” he 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.”
A truly bewildering fall from grace.
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