There’s a movement in California that you may not have heard about intended to split the state in two. Nigel Farage and Aaron Banks, the so-called “Bad Boys of Brexit,” have been brought in to lend their expertise to the campaign which — if you haven’t guessed already — is called “Calexit.”
TheBlaze Radio host Mike Slater discussed the likelihood of the current plan’s success as well as attempts that have been made in the past. He began by drawing a line in the sand with the term “Calexit,” flatly refusing to use it, citing its faddishness.
“So we’re going with ‘Calicut’,” Mike offered instead. “This has been proposed a couple times since 1914.”
He went on to emphasize that this is not a secession movement:
“I want to be clear: This is not cutting California off the country. It’s not turning California into a separate country, which will never happen — even though you may want that to happen,” Mike joked.
Slater argued that this idea at this moment in history may have the best chance at succeeding, noting that 78% of Californians are dissatisfied with their government. He also pointed out that it will be marketed as “The Hollywood Elite vs. the People,” which should prove to be effective.