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Schwarzenegger bashes 'tea party' movement. Is he right?

February 22, 2010 |  8:06 am


Talk back L.A.

The political world is buzzing after Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger slammed fellow Republicans and the "tea party" movement.

"I find it interesting that you have a lot of the Republicans running around and pushing back on the stimulus money and saying this doesn't create any new jobs," Schwarzenegger said on ABC's "This Week." "And then they go out and they do the photo ops and they are posing with the big check and they say, 'Isn't this great? Look what kind of money I provide here for the state.' ... It doesn't match up."

The Times' Michael Rothfeld also reports that the governor dismissed the "tea party" movement as "just an expression of anger and dissatisfaction." Schwarzenegger has a private meeting with President Obama scheduled for Monday, in which he is expected to seek more federal aid for California.

What do you think of the governor's comment? Share your comments below.

Photo: Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger on ABC's "This Week." Credit: Associated Press

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