Arnold Schwarzenegger and Charlie Crist: Common Sense Republicans

California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and Florida Governor Charlie Crist both have demonstrated statesmanship and common sense in endorsing and backing President Obama’s Economic Stimulus Plan.

Both on Sunday talk shows have made it clear that the time for politics and division is not now, when the country is in the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression.  Charlie Crist said he has to think about the welfare of the people of his state, not about partisan politics.  Arnold Schwarzenegger declared that when there is an emergency and people start bickering and act small minded, that sends the wrong message to the people and creates an element of fear and uncertainty that only makes the road to economic recovery more problematical.

It is time for more Republicans besides Schwarzenegger, Crist, Susan Collins, Olympia Snowe and Arlen Specter to come to the rescue of the nation and stop the partisan bickering, particularly when it is the GOP who is primarily responsible for this economic mess, going as far back as Ronald Reagan and Newt Gingrich.  The Age of Reagan from 1980 to 2008 has led to this irresponsible financial mess, just as the era of Harding, Coolidge and Hoover from 1920-1932 led to the earlier Great Depression.  The American people reject the reckless, insensitive reaction of all Congressional Republicans except for the few courageous ones already given credit for courage and principle!

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