Dana Rohrabacher: "SoCal" Can Secede From USA to Become Part of Mexico

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Rohrabacher: I am not a nut!
Never underestimate the brilliance of Dana Rohrabacher, Orange County's most senior career politician who once assured California voters that Arnold Schwarzenegger would solve the state's massive problems.

As it turned out, Rohrabacher couldn't have been more wrong.

There's bipartisan support for the notion that Schwarzenegger's time as governor was an embarrassing catalog of incompetence and buffoonery.

Now, Rohrabacher is playing constitutional scholar and opining the absurd again.

Just before 11 p.m. on May 24, the Costa Mesa congressman and tequila lover sent out a Tweeter message stating that, "If citizens of SoCal vote independence or to become party [sic] of Mexico, then that is what should happen to So Cal."

Hmmm.

Please tell me if I am wrong, but didn't the Civil War thoroughly settle the issue of secession 147 years ago?

Besides, advocates of secession declared that states had the right to leave the union at will.

But Dana, "SoCal," is not a state.

It's a series of counties like Orange, Los Angeles, Riverside and San Diego.
 
Somebody needs to splash cold water in the congressman's plump face this morning and clue him in about his lunacy--or take away his Twitter privileges after six cocktails.

Rohrabacher first ran for Congress in 1988 on the promise that he would serve no more than three terms.

This year--24 years later, he is seeking his 14th term in Washington, D.C.

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Gallatin
Gallatin

Mexico, here we come!  Once the unfinded pension costs bankrupt California, it's the only country that'll take the place

Kelly M. Bray
Kelly M. Bray

Can Dana Rohrabacher vote to secede from the human race and become a baboon?

Jerry Hunt
Jerry Hunt

Anyone looked around so cal the last few years? It's already happened.

Galbertk
Galbertk

Interesting.  It is the scenario that I was thinking about for a novel.  What happens when the major of Los Angeles takes a vote on whether to be part of the US or part of Mexico.  Over 90% of the ballots cast and counted ( with the illegal aliens having a vote) said we ought to be part of Mexico.  The gangs start shooting at the national guard sent in to quell the unrest.  Mexico sends troops across the border to protect "their citizens."   What would Barack Obama do in this situation?  Would he send in the troops or would he go to UN who would then say SOCAL is part of Mexico.  Don't laugh.  This is what happened to the Serbs in Kosovo under Clinton.

Armando Cedillo
Armando Cedillo

I'll give Arnold this - at least he vetoed every single pathetic attempt by that unprincipled, banjo-plucking latino-mongoloid Gil Cedillo to auction off the benefits of US citizenship to the dregs of Central American peasantry. 

mitch young
mitch young

Why do you all have your panties in a wadd? You seem to love Mexicans so much -- why not join with 110 million of them?

mitch young
mitch young

"Please tell me if I am wrong, but didn't the Civil War thoroughly settle the issue of secession 147 years ago?"

Didn't your mom tell you violence never solved anything? 

As it is, the 'Framers' of the 'Civil War Amendments' never put one in there about the US being like a Roach Motel (once you check in, you don't check out). 

BettaRayBill
BettaRayBill

I alwasy thought he was the Popcorn Guy!!

Michael
Michael

Geez... I wish this guy would run against an opponent that would beat him... we had nutso B-1 Bomber Bob and now another nut case in Rohr whatever.. he should retire, go back to surfing or play pretend fighting like he did in middle east..this guy is a freaking joke... . Orange County deserves better.

ageofknowledge
ageofknowledge

Sedition. It's against the law. In my opinion, Dana should immediately be stripped of his political office and put on trial.

Maybe Gustavo too imo... lololol.

909Jeff
909Jeff

There's bipartisan support for the notion that Schwarzenegger's time as governor was an embarrassing catalog of incompetence and buffoonery. Same with Jerry Moonbeam Browns first term but the dipshits in this state still voted for his dumbass again... Time does heal all wounds! 

CALVARY IN MY TEMPLE
CALVARY IN MY TEMPLE

AND THAT PROBES THAT WE HAVE LESS CHILDREN THAN THE WELFARE WHITE TRASH IDAHO YEAH!!!! 110 MILLION ONLY.

ageofknowledge
ageofknowledge

Term limits... we have got to get term limits and campaign reform. The current situation is untenable.

mitch young
mitch young

When I went in for my security clearance, they asked me if I had ever belonged to an organization calling for the *violent* overthrow of the United States government. Clearly that is not what Rohrabacher is talking about here.

909Jeff
909Jeff

I wouldn't shed a tear if Dana was censured.

Sam Infusia
Sam Infusia

Yah mon, kinda reminds me of the Who song that goes, "meet the new boss, same as the old boss." 

Its like the average mentality of voters is below the level of scary. No, wait, above scary.

gustavoarellano
gustavoarellano

That you have a security clearance says more about what's wrong with this country than any number of rapist Mexicans.

R. Scott Moxley
R. Scott Moxley

Sure, Mitch. Officials with the state of California and the USA would stand by without lifting a finger while SoCal seceded itself to Mexico. Clearly you are drinking from Rohrabacher's moonshine.

Bill T.
Bill T.

"It"?  "ALL" of "it"? You don't even know what "it" is, so how would you know? OK, the articles cite eavesdropping on the COC, hacking Gmail accounts, state that PRC engages in industrial espionage, and so on. I notice that not one of the articles point to an actual documented loss. It's not hard to find such cases, so where's the big story? They're taking a known risk and sensationalizing it. Anyone that doesn't believe the PRC engages in these activities is naive, a fool, or both . So what? How does that demonstrate that "all" of our sensitive defense and intellectual property (or, as I guess you would say, "it") have been compromised? Actually, the biggest danger isn't the foreign services, but the insider, such as Howard, the Walkers, Ames and many others.

ageofknowledge
ageofknowledge

China already has it. They stole it. Read through those links. It's clear.

Bill T.
Bill T.

That's why it's called "stealing".

It's not just technology that we don't want in the hands of N. Korea, et al, it's also protection of intellectual property that the U. S. tax payers have paid to develop that others would love to get their hands on without having to bear the cost.

gustavoarellano
gustavoarellano

Yeah, but you're normal; Mitchie is...well, Mitchie.

mitch young
mitch young

Yeah, nothing special about a clearance -- and al info is compartmentalized into 'need to know' access. Just was trying to illustrating what the government considers 'sedition'. 

909Jeff
909Jeff

I had one too... Its really not that big of a deal.  Just because you have a clearance doesn't mean you can just stroll into the archives and start looking stuff up.  But since I worked on the aircraft I had access to avionics equipment that was classified.  

mitch young
mitch young

Not saying I think it will happen (at least in the near term), just saying it isn't 'sedition'. 

Long term -- yeah, the US will break up. Had a good run, did some good things (and not so good), but it's jumped the shark.

Here's a secessionist movement from the Lefty perspective, if it makes you feel better (these were big in the Bush-zweiter Zeit)

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