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Trumpís Tech Pal Peter Thiel Backs #Calexit
Breitbart ^ | 12 Jan 2017 | Tim Donnelly

Posted on 01/12/2017 7:32:08 AM PST by Cheerio

#CalExit just received a big boost from an unlikely source: Peter Thiel, billionaire tech buddy of President-elect Trump.

In a “Confirm or Deny” interview with the New York Times’ Maureen Dowd, the 49 year-old Thiel confirmed that he believed California should secede.

Maureen Dowd: California should secede.

Peter Thiel: Confirm. I’d be fine with that. I think it would be good for California, good for the rest of the country. It would help Mr. Trump’s re-election campaign.

Apparently Thiel’s comment that “…it would help Mr. Trump’s re-election campaign” was made rather tongue-in-cheek.

But it does raise an interesting question. With California Democrats abuzz with rancor against Trump — making plans to be the heart of the resistance to his presidency — what will Trump make of his contrarian tech pal’s remark?

(Excerpt) Read more at breitbart.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Government; US: California
KEYWORDS: billionaires; calexit; secession; technology; thiel
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Tim Donnelly is a Former California State Assemblyman – Author
1 posted on 01/12/2017 7:32:08 AM PST by Cheerio
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To: Cheerio

California can GO. Wall that border too.


2 posted on 01/12/2017 7:34:15 AM PST by LeonardFMason (LanceyHoward would AGREE)
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To: Cheerio

Adios!


3 posted on 01/12/2017 7:34:18 AM PST by FES0844
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To: Cheerio

I back it as well.

Hasta.


4 posted on 01/12/2017 7:34:57 AM PST by CriticalJ (Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress.. But then I repeat myself. MT)
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To: Cheerio

Without California, Trump would have won “da popular vote” (Snowflake lingo) by 2.5 million votes.


5 posted on 01/12/2017 7:35:30 AM PST by FlingWingFlyer (As long as tyranny exists, the Constitution and Bill of Right will never be "outdated" or "obsolete")
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To: Cheerio

As do I!


6 posted on 01/12/2017 7:36:06 AM PST by day10 (You'll get nothing and like it!)
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To: Cheerio

Well, that would solve some problems. All those actors who promised to leave if Trump was elected could actually do that and keep their mansions, too.


7 posted on 01/12/2017 7:37:15 AM PST by Library Lady (When little men cast long shadows, the day is almost ended... Paul Harvey)
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To: Cheerio

The entire thing was toungue-in-cheek. Hilarious to just say the last thing was.

And of course, it is also true, because without California Democrats are pretty much screwed in both the popular vote and electoral college.

Frankly, I’d just like to see California broken up into two states, north of Los Angeles.


8 posted on 01/12/2017 7:38:07 AM PST by CharlesWayneCT
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To: Cheerio

for some odd reason, libs think CalExit is somehow a threat to your average Joe.

really? we couldn’t care less OR we support it


9 posted on 01/12/2017 7:39:00 AM PST by Bubba Gump Shrimp (A Liberal is someone who cannot accept that there is a Law of Unintended Consequences)
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To: Library Lady

Oh, and just think how many illegals would go with it.


10 posted on 01/12/2017 7:39:10 AM PST by Library Lady (When little men cast long shadows, the day is almost ended... Paul Harvey)
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To: Cheerio

There will be such and exodus of productive people and companies, and a tourist and consumer boycott of California so quick, the pinkos hippies and queers will beg to come back


11 posted on 01/12/2017 7:39:26 AM PST by A_Former_Democrat ("Liberalism is a mental disorder" On FULL Display NOW BOYCOTT PepsiCO Kellogg's)
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To: Cheerio

Not until we build a wall around California to keep them in.

Please let the Northern California folks split off of California and make their own decision. Or, make the decision by county...

Maybe they will annex Mexico!!!


12 posted on 01/12/2017 7:39:34 AM PST by tired&retired (Blessings)
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To: Cheerio

For defense purposes, we need the CALIFORNIA coastline. Silly idea.

Another thought, where would CALIFORNIA get their water?


13 posted on 01/12/2017 7:39:41 AM PST by stars & stripes forever (Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord. Psalm 33:12)
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To: LeonardFMason

California can GO. Wall that border too.
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Yep. Within a year, the place would look like the satellite map of North Korea, since leftists are utterly incapable of taking care of themselves.

I’m also in favor of giving them the United Nations as a goodbye present.


14 posted on 01/12/2017 7:40:16 AM PST by Pravious
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To: Cheerio

If “California” is limited to the corridor from LA to Marin Counties, that may be OK. Throw in some deserts, if they want to join in. The US should hang on to conservative counties, ports and shipyards in San Diego, and the Mexican border region.


15 posted on 01/12/2017 7:40:18 AM PST by rightwingcrazy
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To: Cheerio

When California leaves, the border wall will get much longer. The have to pay their share of the national debt first before seceding.


16 posted on 01/12/2017 7:40:35 AM PST by Sasparilla (I 'm Not tired of Winning)
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To: Cheerio

California does not need to secede from the USA...all it needs to do is clear its voter rolls of the millions of illegal voters...that vote Democrat every election. Face it...both New York and California are no more politically fair & balanced states in the USA, when compared to the other 48 states!!! Why? simple illegal voters.....all Democrats!!! Actually, I do hope that California secedes from the USA...in two years it will be totally backrupt and have no one that works for a living in the entire state.

What needs to bring California to life again is th total political destruction of the Democrat Party!!! And...if I were POTUS, Trump or the RNC, I would begin working on cleaning off all illegal voters in the entire USA. I realize voting is a state controlled function...but, the RNC can put pressure on governors to cleanse the voting rolls for the upcoming 2018 Mid-Term elections...so that “We-The-People” can politically destroy the complete criminal Democrat Party!!!


17 posted on 01/12/2017 7:42:07 AM PST by JLAGRAYFOX (Defeat both the Republican (e) & Democrat (e) political parties....Forever!!!)
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To: Sasparilla

Texas seceding is another matter entirely. It will once again be the Free Republic of Texas. Not to be confused with the Republic of Kalifornia.


18 posted on 01/12/2017 7:43:21 AM PST by Sasparilla (I 'm Not tired of Winning)
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To: Cheerio
I was born and raised there. I hated it. They have been threatening to leave for a long time.

Back in 1849 or so, there was a town, Rough and Ready, that did leave. Only for a week. When the drunken miners realized they could not celebrate the 4th of July, they voted to go back into the Union.

If you look at a map of the counties and how they voted, you can see that the majority of the territory voted for Trump. It was only the coast, SF and LA, and a few other dabs here and there.

If Trump cleans out the illegals and builds a good border, it will correct itself.

19 posted on 01/12/2017 7:44:15 AM PST by Battle Axe (Repent: for the coming of the Lord is soon.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

And Hillary would have earned 55 fewer electoral votes making the count something like 306 to 177.


20 posted on 01/12/2017 7:44:52 AM PST by Qwackertoo (Worst 8 years ever, First Affirmative Action President, I hope those who did this to us SUFFER MOST!)
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