Former California governor and action movie star Arnold Schwarzenegger blasted conservatives over Indiana’s controversial “Religious Freedom Restoration Act”. Schwarzenegger, who boasts of having been a Republican -actually a RINO – since before he even came to America, followed Apple CEO Tim Cook in penning a prominent op ed piece for the Washington Post. Times have changed since Arnold was at the top of his game and it’s been a hell of a while since his last big box office hit so perhaps his screed is really nothing more than a desperate cry in the wilderness to remain relevant.

The Washington Post column which is entitled “Indiana’s religious freedom law is bad for Republicans” is presented as a warning to the GOP in the face of a rapidly changing America. Arnold pontificates as though he were the pope of conservatism and his sermon is delivered as follows:

The moment I became a citizen in 1983, I registered Republican, and I’ve never thought about checking any other box. I am proud to be a member of the party of Abraham Lincoln, Teddy Roosevelt, Dwight Eisenhower and Ronald Reagan. From the Civil War to the Cold War, their moral vision led this nation to our greatest triumphs.

As an American, I’m incredibly concerned about what happened in Indiana this week and the threat of similar laws being passed in other states. As a Republican, I’m furious.

Tim Cook, the CEO of Apple, spoke to all Americans earlier this week about this issue, and he should be applauded.

Now I’d like to speak to some of my fellow Republicans. I know plenty of Republicans who are sensible and driven to solve problems for America. They believe in Reagan’s vision of a big tent where everyone is welcome. This message isn’t for them.

It is for Republicans who choose the politics of division over policies that improve the lives of all of us. It is for Republicans who have decided to neglect the next generation of voters. It is for Republicans who are fighting for laws that fly in the face of equality and freedom.

If we want our party to grow and last, we must be focused on real solutions to problems Americans are facing.

Blah, blah, blah. You can always tell a phony conservative whenever they have to hide behind Ronald Reagan instead of taking a stand on principles. Schwarzenegger was at one time a conservative hero but after a string of box office flops, sleazy sex scandals and a dismal tenure as the Golden State’s chief executive he is just one more aging bottom feeder desperately trying to maintain his seat on the political gravy train. Establishment Republicans who believe that this dude’s endorsement actually carries any clout anymore are living in the past.