Scratch a liberal, find a hypocrite. On Tuesday, the Hollywood Reporter said some in California now want the state to secede in the wake of Donald Trump’s stunning and historic election victory, causing the hashtag #Calexit to start trending on Twitter.
According to the Hollywood Reporter:
Late in the evening on Tuesday, Nov. 8, the term #Calexit was trending locally on Twitter. Another popular hashtag was #Caleavefornia, accompanying tweets from exasperated and resigned Californians who were following along with the presidential race, where media outlets are projecting that Trump is on the verge of a stunning upset of Hillary Clinton.
Calls for California to secede from the United States have been around for some time, but the British vote to leave the European Union, known as Brexit, reignited such talk over the summer. Now some in California, a predominantly liberal state that was quickly called for Hillary Clinton on Tuesday night, are renewing the Calexit discussion.
Among those who took a stand was Silicon Valley venture capitalist Shervin Pishevar, who unleashed a string of tweets, in which he declared that he would fund “a legitimate campaign for California to become its own nation.”
1/ If Trump wins I am announcing and funding a legitimate campaign for California to become its own nation.
— Shervin (@shervin) November 9, 2016
“We need to have serious national dialogue about our culture, values & rampant sexism, racism and hate that Trump campaign has exposed,” he added.
California has world's 6th largest economy. And legal weed. And dolphins. #Caleavefornia
— Tom Forman (@tomformanprod) November 9, 2016
A group known as “Yes California” plans to hold an information session about its plan to secede on Wednesday outside the State Capital Building in Sacramento.
But as the Business Insider notes, secession from the United States is illegal and it didn’t end very well the last time it was done…
Exit question: Where are the liberals who normally call this type of thing treason? Oh, wait…
- Voters choose Trump over evil, media hardest hit
- Protesters break windows, start fires in Oakland in response to Trump victory
- Van Jones: Trump victory a ‘white-lash’ against black president not on the ballot
- Staten Island lawmaker: Let’s secede from New York City!
- Calls for Texas independence grow in wake of Brexit
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