George Lopez Will Leave USA if Palin Is Elected (VIDEO)

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Leave already ... m'kay?
Yep, another celebrity has said he will take his toys and go home if he does not like whomever the country elects. Sounds really mature, eh?

I'm a fiscally conservative mother of three, so President Obama would not have been my choice. However, never, ever did it occur to me to LEAVE the country I love, the country of my forefathers, just because my candidate did not win. 

That type of partisanship disgusts me.

Watching George Lopez tell Piers Morgan he will LEAVE America if Sarah Palin wins just lost him a fan.

Seriously, whatever happened to believing in democracy? Believing in the will of many rather than the will of but one? What the hell are soldiers fighting for in foreign lands if our democratic republic can be so easily discounted and discarded?

Do not get me wrong. I am no fan of Sarah Palin. I can, however, appreciate how she has shaken up the Republican party a bit from its complacency. I see her as the Ross Perot of this generation. Energizing and unelectable, but definitely stirring the pot. She is a gimmick just like I assumed Obama once was with his now false claims of bipartisan leadership with debt ceiling disasters imminent. 

So, yes, I admit to being dispirited with President Obama's hollow promises of "yes, we can" ringing in my ears while, over the last few years, our country has quickly become the land of "we cannot" to so many with homes foreclosed, jobs gone, over our head in debt to China, and lives lost in wars, rightly or wrongly, he promised to end. I cannot say that President Bush did much better.

Nope, cannot say we are better off than before.

However, what is done is done, and no matter our leader, I still value the freedoms and opportunities that makes this country great. 

I value giving Mr. Lopez the freedom of speech to call Kirstie Alley a pig, although I disagree. 

I value the best medical system (the same medical system removing my mother's kidney as I write this article) and most skilled doctors in the world who helped transplant Mr. Lopez wife's kidney to him that he so desperately needed -- the same wife whom he then so quickly divorced because America does not allow religion to dictate whom one marries or divorces.

I value that a kid such as Mr. Lopez, abandoned by both his father and his mother, against all odds, has attained success beyond most Americans' wildest dreams ... here in AMERICA.

I do believe, like Mr. Lopez, that candidates should have a strong political background, although we might quibble whether community organizer is much different than Alaska mayor when it comes to qualifications for President of the United States. I do however believe running the state of ALASKA does qualify Sarah Palin as "having a political background," right?

I even value the idea that a celebrity such as Mr. Lopez can believably say he will run for office as he promised he would, even though he seems unhappy with the idea in the above video that the U.S. is a "culture of personality."

Still I value that Mr. Lopez wants to and CAN run for political office. I am not sure how Mr. Lopez's sitcom background qualifies him as anything other than a "personality;" however, my biggest concern is that for someone claiming he would run for mayor of Los Angeles in 2018, won't that be a bit challenging from Canada? Personally, I have a hard time thinking anyone would want to vote for "a personality" who is a quitter living in Canada ... but each to his or her own.

So Mr. Lopez, please do! If you believe it is the sum of current politics or who resides in the White House that makes America, rather than the hard-fought for realization of freedoms, opportunity, and democracy over generations and centuries, then please do leave now ... and don't let the door hit you in the ass on the way out.

 

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nonmember avatar CMG

I think the point is not that she wouldn't be his choice, the point is that she would be an unbearable humiliation for our country. Our president SHOULD be elite! A president had darn well be the best of the best in order for him/her to be good enough for such an incredibly important job. This whole concept of wanting a president you could have a beer with is absurd and childish. Sarah Palin is a joke.

JAFE JAFE

I hope the door doesn't hit him in the ass on the way out.

hotic... hoticedcoffee

Love it!  Maybe we can help him pack, throw a Goodbye To You party after he's crossed the northern border?   Seriously, though, why anyone thinks a comment as juevenile as 'if I don't get my wish, I'm gonna leave!!!' impresses, or even impacts, someone else's political leaning is pretty pathetic.  Not that he wasn't already pathetic, what with his hookers and ex-wife's kindey and commenting on someone's weight - that big, fat head of his doesn't appear to be harboring too many brain cells.

starr... starrsitter

My husband and I are considering moving overseas if certain parts of our country's politics continue in the direction they're headed. Sorry, but my 'belief in Democracy' is eclipsed by my concern for the increasing power held by those with fringe right-wing beliefs, especially in regard to social issues. If I wanted my government run by religious ideologues there are plenty of other countries to choose from.

nonmember avatar Gertie

OMG. I was SOOOO going to vote for Sarah Palin if she runs, but if that means that George Lopez will leave....!!???!!! I will change my vote to WHOEVER it takes to prevent the EVER IMPORTANT George Lopez from leaving!!!

What a pompous, arrogant ass.

Courtney Paige Neale

ummm I doubt hes the only one that would want to leave if she won....I know I would! Because it would ultimately mean the beginning of the end.

JAFE JAFE

Oh please! If so and so doesn't win I'm leaving! Then you all go and leave! Tell me where you're going to go? You can't just move to another country. Unless of course you want to be an illegal. It's not any easier to get into Canada than it is to get into this country legally and if you want to go the other direction, be our guest. Is that how you teach your children? If you don't win you take your marbles and go home? I'll say the same thing, don't let the door hit you in the ass.

jkm89 jkm89

Good Lord, who gives a shit, seriously?! If someone wants to leave the country because they don't feel comfortable living under its' elected officials then so be it. That is their choice. Please tell me how it effects you? Other than giving you something to bitch about, of course...

PonyC... PonyChaser

I hope he takes with him, Alec Baldwin, Whoopi Goldberg, Barbra Streisand, and the rest of those celebs who regularly spout that crap, as well. Every election, they come out of the woodwork and throw their massive egos around in a tantrum, aimed at getting their "fans" to vote their way. It was that way before Bush ran, too. They're a bunch of children.

sweet... sweetcherry_59

I'm with Jafe and PonyChaser.....I hope he never comes back. What a pompus asshole.

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