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Courage and Consequence, by Karl Rove

The Governator, by Ian Halperin

Third World America, by Arianna Huffington

To Save America: Stopping Obama's Secular-Socialist Machine, by Newt Gingrich

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Stand For Something, by John Kasich

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Condi vs. Hillary: The Next Great Presidential Race

A Patriot`s Handbook, selected and introduced by Caroline Kennedy

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Recall Debate, California State University at Sacramento

Fanatics and Fools, by Arianna Huffington

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Arnold Schwarzenegger on Abortion
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  • Pro-choice but no partial-birth abortion. (Oct 2010)
  • Supports current family planning programs. (Aug 2003)
  • Opposes partial birth abortion. (Aug 2003)
  • Supports parental notification, with limits. (Aug 2003)
  • Pro-choice; not a cultural conservative. (Aug 2003)
Arnold Schwarzenegger on Budget & Economy
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  • Legislature needs guts on budget; don't be girlie men. (Oct 2010)
  • Painful spending cuts & temporary tax increases were needed. (Jan 2010)
  • Declaring fiscal emergency; facing insolvency within weeks. (Jan 2009)
  • Don’t be economic girlie men. (Aug 2004)
  • Borrowed $4B & shifted $1B in gas tax to balance the budget. (Apr 2004)
  • Cut $1.9B in 2003 & $4.6B in 2004 after promising no cuts. (Apr 2004)
  • California is overregulated. (Sep 2003)
  • Bring business back to bring jobs back. (Sep 2003)
  • Reduce billions in waste, fraud, and abuse. (Aug 2003)
  • Impose constitutional limit on spending and balanced budget. (Aug 2003)
  • Reducing deficit is about leadership. (Aug 2003)
Arnold Schwarzenegger on Civil Rights
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  • Gay marriage should be between a man and a woman. (Oct 2010)
  • Changed bodybuilding culture from gay to straight. (Oct 2010)
  • 2004: override San Francisco gay marriages with state ruling. (Mar 2010)
  • Rated “D” by National Review on pro-gay issues. (Jan 2007)
  • Eliminate racial inequality in employment. (Sep 2003)
  • Against giving driver’s licenses to illegal immigrants. (Sep 2003)
  • Advisor to US English, an anti-bilingual organization. (Sep 2003)
  • Keep gambling commission independent of tribes. (Aug 2003)
  • Domestic partnership but not gay marriage. (Aug 2003)
  • Supports gay rights, including adoption rights. (Aug 2003)
  • Require 90 day delay for compliance before ADA lawsuits. (May 2002)
  • Limit interstate class-action lawsuits to federal courts . (May 2002)
Arnold Schwarzenegger on Corporations
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Arnold Schwarzenegger on Crime
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  • Allow private prisons to compete, to spend less on prisons. (Jan 2010)
  • Tookie Williams insufficiently remorseful; so execution on. (Dec 2005)
  • Death penalty is a necessary and effective deterrent. (Aug 2003)
  • Keep “Three Strikes” law. (Aug 2003)
Arnold Schwarzenegger on Drugs
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  • Admitted to marijuana usage, but no hard drugs. (Oct 2010)
  • No legalization except for the medicinal use of marijuana. (Aug 2003)
Arnold Schwarzenegger on Education
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  • 2005: slow the rate of increase of education spending. (May 2010)
  • Until now, children were trapped in low-performing schools. (Jan 2010)
  • Inner city schools need more attention and funding. (Sep 2003)
  • Prop 49 was the responsible way to get after school programs. (Sep 2003)
  • Measure student progress and school progress. (Aug 2003)
  • Supports school prayer. (Aug 2003)
  • Prop 49: afterschool programs for all children. (Aug 2003)
  • Afterschool programs for all kids by the year 2010. (Jun 2003)
  • Supports public school choice and community control. (Aug 2003)
  • Supports limited school vouchers. (Aug 2003)
  • Participate in federal program Race to the Top. (Mar 2010)
Arnold Schwarzenegger on Energy & Oil
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  • Global Warming Solutions: cut greenhouse gas by 25% by 2020. (Oct 2010)
  • Pushing hydrogen as solution to terrorism AND global warming. (Oct 2005)
  • Renegotiate energy contracts to make electricity affordable. (Aug 2003)
  • Opposed to offshore oil drilling. (Aug 2003)
  • Set goal of 25% renewable energy by 2025. (Jan 2007)
Arnold Schwarzenegger on Environment
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  • 1992: First civilian to purchase a Hummer. (Oct 2010)
  • Protect air & landscape: world's strictest emission rules. (Oct 2010)
  • $11B for water bonds to invest in future water flow. (Jan 2010)
  • Last year set record of 2014 wildfires burning at one time. (Jan 2009)
  • Improve our economy without impairing our environment. (Aug 2003)
  • Override federal exemption of new air pollution sources. (Aug 2003)
  • Promote watershed management to clean up bays and rivers. (Aug 2003)
  • Calls himself an environmentalist but drives a Humvee. (Aug 2003)
  • Supports grants for brownfields remediation. (May 2002)
  • Make EPA into a Cabinet department. (May 2002)
Arnold Schwarzenegger on Families & Children
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  • Treat kids with iron fists, to respect parents completely. (Oct 2010)
  • Adults go to gyms, but don't pay attention to kids' fitness. (Oct 2010)
  • Broken homes are one of the most pressing problems. (Aug 2003)
  • Promotes the Special Olympics. (Jul 2001)
Arnold Schwarzenegger on Foreign Policy
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  • 1990s: Worked with Bill Clinton on African debt relief. (May 2006)
Arnold Schwarzenegger on Free Trade
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  • Promote the Andean Free Trade Agreement. (May 2002)
Arnold Schwarzenegger on Government Reform
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  • 2004: Self-financed campaign; no special interest money. (Oct 2010)
  • 2005: Four ballot propositions all lost by wide margins. (May 2010)
  • Listening to Nixon speak sounded like a breath of fresh air. (Aug 2004)
  • Local governments spend money according to their needs. (Sep 2003)
  • Curb frivolous lawsuits. (Aug 2003)
  • Big government sounds too much like sluggish socialism. (Aug 2003)
  • Every good idea comes from the grassroots. (Aug 2003)
Arnold Schwarzenegger on Gun Control
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  • Strong supporter of the second amendment. (Aug 2003)
  • Support Brady Bill; assault weapon ban; safety locks. (Aug 2003)
  • Close the gun show loophole. (Aug 2003)
  • I’m for gun control; I’m a peace-loving guy. (Aug 2003)
Arnold Schwarzenegger on Health Care
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  • Discount drugs to 6 million low-income Californians. (Oct 2010)
  • Co-led effort against child obesity with Bill Clinton. (Sep 2007)
  • Froze enrollment in Healthy Families program. (Apr 2004)
  • Market competitions and reduced costs improve health care. (Sep 2003)
  • Must insure the low-income families, especially the children. (Sep 2003)
  • Tax credits for those without employee health insurance. (May 2002)
  • Tax deduction for long-term care insurance. (May 2002)
  • Support telemedicine for underserved areas. (May 2002)
  • $350 billion for prescriptions for poor seniors. (May 2002)
  • 3.2% funding increase for National Institutes of Health. (Apr 2010)
Arnold Schwarzenegger on Homeland Security
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  • Performed one year of compulsory military service in Austria. (Oct 2010)
Arnold Schwarzenegger on Immigration
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  • Voted for Prop. 187 in 1994; apologized for it in 2006. (Oct 2010)
  • No emergency at CA border, like TX, NM & AZ declared. (Jul 2006)
  • Restrict illegal immigrant rights-they’re a security risk. (Sep 2003)
  • Voted for Prop. 187, denying services to illegal immigrants. (Sep 2003)
  • Increase federal reimbursement for border enforcement. (Aug 2003)
  • Address undocumented immigrants living underground. (Aug 2003)
  • No driver’s licenses to illegal aliens. (Aug 2003)
  • Arrived as immigrant with only $20 in his pocket. (Sep 2001)
Arnold Schwarzenegger on Jobs
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  • Bodybuilders on Muscle Beach are "bums and parasites". (Oct 2010)
  • $500M jobs package, plus $10K homebuyer tax credits. (Jan 2010)
  • CA Governor just presides over lifetime union bureaucracies. (Dec 2007)
  • Workers’ compensation in California is way too high. (Sep 2003)
  • Immediately reform workers’ compensation system. (Aug 2003)
Arnold Schwarzenegger on Principles & Values
Click here for 23 full quotes on Principles & Values OR other political leaders on Principles & Values.
  • 1983 naturalization was "realization of my dream". (Oct 2010)
  • Father was member of Austrian Nazi party. (Oct 2010)
  • As child in Austria, known as prankster & bully. (Oct 2010)
  • As teen, some girls knocked out by his body; other repulsed. (Oct 2010)
  • 1970s: Took steroids, which were then legal. (Oct 2010)
  • Secret to success: endurance, hard work, & patience. (Oct 2010)
  • OpEd: More motivated by power than money. (Oct 2010)
  • 2004: "Amend for Arnold": let non-natives run for president. (Oct 2010)
  • Hitler was a great public speaker but misused talent. (Oct 2010)
  • Maria Shriver "wanted someone different, not some preppy". (Oct 2010)
  • 1979: prepped acting career like regime for bodybuilding. (Oct 2010)
  • I saw communism with my own eyes. (Aug 2004)
  • Schwarzenegger wins with 48%; Bustamante 32%; McClintock 13%. (Oct 2003)
  • California government is failing the people. (Aug 2003)
  • Needs no money; so will represent ordinary citizens. (Aug 2003)
  • Needs no money; so will represent ordinary citizens. (Aug 2003)
  • It is time to return California to the people. (Aug 2003)
  • Campaigned for George Bush Senior in 1988. (Aug 2003)
  • Clinton impeachment was a waste of time and energy. (Aug 2003)
  • Individualism is incompatible with socialism. (Aug 2003)
  • Keep opportunities like he had. (Aug 2003)
  • Investigated his father’s past; uncovered that he was a Nazi. (Aug 2003)
  • Member of the Republican Main Street Partnership . (Jan 2001)
Arnold Schwarzenegger on Social Security
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  • 2005: privatize public employee pensions. (Oct 2010)
Arnold Schwarzenegger on Tax Reform
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  • Our economy is 21st century & our tax system is 20th century. (Jan 2010)
  • Californians are overtaxed; find a better way. (Aug 2003)
  • Fight any attempt to roll back Proposition 13. (Aug 2003)
  • Pledges against raising taxes, except in emergencies. (Aug 2003)
  • Rescind the car tax; believes in lower taxes. (Aug 2003)
  • $12B in federal economic stimulus as state block grants. (Jan 2008)
Arnold Schwarzenegger on Technology
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  • 1988 royalty deal changed way film industry operates. (Oct 2010)
  • Teamed with Gov. Rendell on "Building America's Future". (Sep 2010)
  • Infrastructure should be a top priority. (Sep 2003)
Arnold Schwarzenegger on War & Peace
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  • Terrorism is more insidious than communism. (Aug 2004)
  • You don’t reason with terrorists, you defeat them. (Aug 2004)
Arnold Schwarzenegger on Welfare & Poverty
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  • In land of opportunity, millions are left behind. (Sep 2001)


VoteMatch Responses
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Favors topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(+2 points on Social scale)
Pro-choice but no partial-birth abortion: Favors topic 1
Supports current family planning programs: Strongly Favors topic 1
Opposes partial birth abortion: Opposes topic 1
Supports parental notification, with limits: Opposes topic 1
Pro-choice; not a cultural conservative: Favors topic 1
Favors topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Eliminate racial inequality in employment: Strongly Favors topic 2
Advisor to US English, an anti-bilingual organization: Opposes topic 2
No opinion on topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(0 points on Social scale)
Gay marriage should be between a man and a woman: Opposes topic 3
Changed bodybuilding culture from gay to straight: Favors topic 3
2004: override San Francisco gay marriages with state ruling: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Rated “D” by National Review on pro-gay issues: Opposes topic 3
Domestic partnership but not gay marriage: Favors topic 3
Supports gay rights, including adoption rights: Strongly Favors topic 3
No opinion on topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(0 points on Social scale)
Supports school prayer: Strongly Favors topic 4
In land of opportunity, millions are left behind: Strongly Opposes topic 4
Strongly Favors topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Discount drugs to 6 million low-income Californians: Favors topic 5
Must insure the low-income families, especially the children: Strongly Favors topic 5
Tax credits for those without employee health insurance: Strongly Favors topic 5
$350 billion for prescriptions for poor seniors: Favors topic 5
3.2% funding increase for National Institutes of Health: Strongly Favors topic 5
Strongly Favors topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(+5 points on Economic scale)
2005: privatize public employee pensions: Strongly Favors topic 6
Favors topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Until now, children were trapped in low-performing schools: Favors topic 7
Until now, children were trapped in low-performing schools: Strongly Favors topic 7
Measure student progress and school progress: Favors topic 7
Supports public school choice and community control: Opposes topic 7
Supports limited school vouchers: Favors topic 7
Participate in federal program Race to the Top: Favors topic 7
Opposes topic 8:
Clean air and water are property rights
(-3 points on Social scale)
Global Warming Solutions: cut greenhouse gas by 25% by 2020: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Improve our economy without impairing our environment: Favors topic 8
Supports grants for brownfields remediation: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Strongly Favors topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(-5 points on Social scale)
Allow private prisons to compete, to spend less on prisons: Opposes topic 9
Tookie Williams insufficiently remorseful; so execution on: Strongly Favors topic 9
Death penalty is a necessary and effective deterrent: Strongly Favors topic 9
Keep “Three Strikes” law: Strongly Favors topic 9
Opposes topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Strong supporter of the second amendment: Strongly Favors topic 10
Support Brady Bill; assault weapon ban; safety locks: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Close the gun show loophole: Opposes topic 10
I’m for gun control; I’m a peace-loving guy: Opposes topic 10
Opposes topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Our economy is 21st century & our tax system is 20th century: Favors topic 11
Impose constitutional limit on spending and balanced budget: Opposes topic 11
Californians are overtaxed; find a better way: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Pledges against raising taxes, except in emergencies: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Rescind the car tax; believes in lower taxes: Opposes topic 11
$12B in federal economic stimulus as state block grants: Favors topic 11
Opposes topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(-3 points on Social scale)
Voted for Prop. 187 in 1994; apologized for it in 2006: Favors topic 12
1983 naturalization was "realization of my dream": Favors topic 12
Against giving driver’s licenses to illegal immigrants: Opposes topic 12
Against giving driver’s licenses to illegal immigrants: Opposes topic 12
Restrict illegal immigrant rights-they’re a security risk: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Voted for Prop. 187, denying services to illegal immigrants: Opposes topic 12
Address undocumented immigrants living underground: Favors topic 12
No driver’s licenses to illegal aliens: Opposes topic 12
Strongly Favors topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Promote the Andean Free Trade Agreement: Strongly Favors topic 13
Favors topic 14:
Maintain US sovereignty from UN
(+2 points on Economic scale)
You don’t reason with terrorists, you defeat them: Favors topic 14
No opinion on topic 15:
Expand the military
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Favors topic 16:
Stricter limits on voting rights
(-3 points on Social scale)
2004: Self-financed campaign; no special interest money: Favors topic 16
No opinion on topic 17:
Stay out of Iran
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Favors topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Improve our economy without impairing our environment: Favors topic 18
Override federal exemption of new air pollution sources: Favors topic 18
Promote watershed management to clean up bays and rivers: Favors topic 18
Calls himself an environmentalist but drives a Humvee: Opposes topic 18
Make EPA into a Cabinet department: Strongly Favors topic 18
Set goal of 25% renewable energy by 2025: Strongly Favors topic 18
Opposes topic 19:
Never legalize marijuana
(+2 points on Social scale)
Admitted to marijuana usage, but no hard drugs: Opposes topic 19
No legalization except for the medicinal use of marijuana: Opposes topic 19
No opinion on topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)

Arnold Schwarzenegger is a Centrist.
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