Here we have the governor of California, Arnold Schwarzenegger, agreeing with this, and Arnold is what’s being called a moderate Republican, somebody that we must emulate. We need more people like Arnold Schwarzenegger in our party if we are to grow the party. Now, I ask you: ‘How are we going to grow the Republican Party if more and more moderate Republicans are going to suck up to Barack Obama, show up at his public appearances, endorse him and campaign for him? How in the hell does that expand the Republican Party?’ You tell me how this is a recipe for expanding the Republican Party.
SCHWARZENEGGER: We brought everyone together, and now we’ve created one standard which is going to help everybody. I want to congratulate the president because other administrations previously have tried to do that and, uhh, were not successful. There was a lot of dialogue about reducing greenhouse gases and, uh, making the cars more efficient but no action. But this president, after 120 days in office, has created the action and brought everyone together.
RUSH: (laughing) They’ve had no choice, Arnold. They’ve had no choice! It’s this or jail. It’s this or bankruptcy. It’s this or get fired. Join him or get fired. So, anyway, this is what we must do, ladies and gentlemen. We need more Arnold Schwarzeneggers. This is the future. Well, this is what our moderates are telling us. We don’t need to do battle with Obama. We need to go after the American people the same way he does. There’s the future of the Republican Party right there: Arnold Schwarzenegger. That’s what the moderates are telling us.