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February 23, 2009

Quote Of The Day

by Brad Warbiany

From the Governator:

“You’ve got to listen to the people. If the nation is screaming out loud, ‘We need health care reform. We want to have universal health care. We want to have everyone insured. We want to bring the costs down. We want everyone to have access.’ I mean, that’s what they want; that’s what you do,” Schwarzenegger said on ABC’s “This Week.”

“Even though it maybe is against your principles or philosophy, you still have to go, because that’s what the people want you to do,” he said.

Remember… It doesn’t matter if it’s right or wrong. It doesn’t matter whether you believe it or not. If you go against the people, they’ll vote you out, so fer chrissakes do what they say! Principles, as the Republicans of 2000-2006 proved, are for those who aren’t in power; once you’re in you’d better do what is expedient to stay there.

Hat Tip: McQ @ QandO


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