It’s a sad fact that many liberals in California still cannot bear the fact that Donald Trump won his election to become the 45th president. As a result, many California liberals want to leave the United States. But, the Mercury News reported Sunday, there’s another effort underway — this one intended to split the Golden State in two, essentially separating the more insane liberal areas from the rest of the state.
According to Patrick May, Nigel Farage and Arron Banks, two of the masterminds behind the successful Brexit campaign to separate Great Britain from the European Union, helped raise a million dollars to help the campaign.
The two were reportedly recruited for the effort by polling expert Gerry Gunster and Republican Scott Baugh, a former member of the California Assembly.
If you can’t beat ‘em, leave ‘em.
That’s how many Californians feel lately about the Trump team in the White House, which explains why more and more residents of the Golden State want out.
This weekend comes word that two of the masterminds behind the United Kingdom’s ongoing divorce from the European Union, Nigel Farage and Arron Banks. The duo just returned from the United States, where they reportedly helped raise a million bucks for one of the Calexit campaigns floating around — a scheme that would split the state into two regions, one encompassing the eastern and more rural part of California while the other would include the more populated – and liberal – coastal communities.
Farage and Banks are known as the Bad Boys of Brexit, and for good reason. As the controversial leader of the UK Independence Party, or Ukip for short, the one-time broadcaster Farage stirred up the anti-immigration pot in England among the white British working class. Banks, who co-founded the Leave.EU group, angered many when he claimed that Britain’s UK membership is “like having a first class ticket on the Titanic.’’ He also got into hot water with his controversial move to commission a poll after the murder of British politician Jo Cox, asking respondents whether the crime would have an impact on public opinion.
Now the Bad Boys have brought their shtick to California, according to a report in the Daily Mail which says the pair are helping exit backers trying to pit the eastern, more rural side of California against the western ‘coastal elite’ liberals in Los Angeles and San Francisco. The plan would be to create a Republican stronghold in the new state cleaved off California’s eastern flank, thus giving the GOP two more senators and Electoral College votes for a 2020 presidential election.
“The Western side of the state would likely continue to vote Democrat in elections,” the Mercury News said.
According to the report, Farage and Banks’ goal is a Calexit referendum during the 2018 midterm election.
“It would be portrayed as the Hollywood elites versus the people, breaking up the bad government,’’ Banks explained. “Seventy-eight per cent of people in California are unhappy with their government. It’s the world’s sixth largest economy and it’s very badly run.’’
Banks further said that he and Farage want to show Californians “how to light a fire and win.”
Another Calexit effort, led by Louis Marinelli and Marcus Evans, both of whom were registered Republicans two years ago when they formed what is now known as Yes California, a homegrown separatist movement, are trying to lay the groundwork for their pipe-dream to separate from the United States.
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