Maybe Arnold wasn’t the worst governor in history: Jerry Brown compares California to Egypt

by editor on February 3, 2011

He’s only been in office for two weeks, but Jerry Brown is already making people long for the good ol’ days when Arnold Schwarzenegger was governor. His State of the State speech on Monday night must have been the most disjointed, poorly-delivered political speech in history. And we’d say that even if he hadn’t used the situation in Egypt to push another tax increase.

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Jerry Brown makes a point. We're just not sure what it was.

Let’s just let the Los Angeles Times take if from here:

Citing the pro-democracy unrest in Egypt and Tunisia, Gov. Jerry Brown called it “unconscionable” that GOP legislators are vowing to block his attempt to ask voters to extend tax hikes to balance the budget.

“When democratic ideals and calls for the right to vote are stirring the imagination of young people in Egypt and Tunisia and other parts of the world, we in California can’t say now is the time to block a vote of the people,” Brown said in his first State of the State address in nearly 30 years.

He said the budget has tough choices but that the people “have a right to vote” on the package.

Let’s see. Mubarak’s been in power for 30 years and Egypt is a corrupt state on the verge of collapse. California’s Democrats have run the state legislature for 30 years and California is a corrupt state on the verge of collapse.

On second thought, maybe the comparison isn’t so outlandish.

Source: Los Angeles Times

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AZ Dude

Dear Jerry–I’m sure all the protests in Egypt are because the citizens there want to vote on a tax increase. Question–what will you do, Jerry, when the CA voters turn down your proposed tax increase by at least a 2-1 margin?

OperaNerd1986
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Jerry Brown will probably call the California voters selfish jerks who don’t want to give away their money. If he gets really desperate he might call them racists.

YT
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YT

California will be where American Revolution 2.0 starts.

I know the weather is nice, but get out while you can.

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Admin

Get out? No way. I’m ready to help lead the revolution if it starts here in California.

Hell, next week I’m even getting my first ever tattoo: “Live Free or Die.”

RockingHorseGuy
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Think about it. I’d rather do it another way, but imagine an actual revolution, conservatives and libertarians vs. liberals. It would be almost comical.

alien
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The American Revolution was an act of liberalism.

Seriously, look it up. Classical Liberalism, though.. the kind that liberates. Not Social Liberalism, nor Leftism.. More like modern conservatism in some respects.

While we’re at it, guess which country gave us the Left – Right terminology?

Big Al
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Big Al

It is so bad in Egypt that I heard that they looted the food pyramid.

KimmyQueen
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oh that was good!