The San Francisco Chronicle reports that Warren Buffett’s support for a Governor Schwarzenegger underscores Arnold’s “stated position as a moderate Republican.”
Sorry, but Ah-Nold told the WaPo last week that he’s “very liberal” on social issues. In fact, that Post STILL called him a “moderate Republican” in the same article.
What’s it going to take for the journalistas on the ground to use the phrase “liberal Republican” on Schwarzenegger? I just did a Google search and the good news is that the phrase does appear. But it’s almost always in a conservative’s column or a quote from a right-wing source. The dailies still stick with “moderate Republican Schwarzenneger today re-affirmed his support for homosexual adoption and gun control…”
Liberal Republicans do exist: Riordan, Giuliani, Bloomberg (OK, he’s a COMMIE, but still…). What’s the problem with accurately using the label on Ah-nold?