On a recent episode of Rob Lowe’s Literally podcast, Arnold Schwarzenegger, the former Republican governor of California and Hollywood star, delivered a damning indictment of the Democrat Party.
Schwarzenegger, known for his roles in films such as Terminator and Predator, did not mince words when asked about what he believes Democrats stand for. His response was unequivocal: “Ruin your cities.”
Schwarzenegger’s critique comes at a time when many major American cities, predominantly governed by Democrats, are grappling with significant challenges. These cities are witnessing an alarming rise in crime rates, including murders and carjackings, and are burdened with mounting debt.
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The deteriorating conditions led to a mass exodus of citizens and businesses seeking better prospects elsewhere.
Despite identifying as a Republican, Schwarzenegger has often been criticized for his liberal views. He is pro-abortion, advocates for climate change action, and supports mask-wearing and vaccination against COVID-19.
In 2021, he even drew parallels between Trump’s administration and Adolf Hitler’s Nazi Party, a statement that sparked controversy.
However, Schwarzenegger’s recent comments on Democrats seem to indicate a shift in his political stance. During the podcast, when Lowe listed Republican principles such as a strong military, low taxes, less government, and more personal freedoms, Schwarzenegger added “strong law enforcement” to the list.
This addition underscores his concern about the rising crime rates in Democrat-led cities.
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When Lowe expressed surprise at Schwarzenegger’s harsh assessment of Democrats and asked why they would want to ruin cities, Schwarzenegger responded, “I have no idea.”
This statement reflects a sense of bewilderment shared by many conservatives who struggle to understand the policies and actions of the Democratic Party.
Despite his controversial views and statements, Schwarzenegger maintains he still has a place in the Republican Party. In a recent interview with the New York Times, he insisted on his affiliation with the party, suggesting his critique of Democrats is rooted in his Republican values.
Schwarzenegger’s comments ignited a conversation about the state of American cities and the role of political parties in their governance. As the debate continues, one thing is clear: Schwarzenegger’s voice remains influential in the political sphere and his critique of Democrats is likely to resonate with many conservatives.