We heard it back in 2000, in Bush vs. Gore. And again in 2004, the voices were raised when Kerry challenged Bush.
The same celebrities repeated the oath in 2008… If Barack Obama lost to John McCain in the presidential election they would flee the country.
Now, in 2016, if Donald Trump wins the presidency many celebrities swear they will emigrate to Canada: Whoopi Goldberg, Cher, Rev. Al Sharpton, Rosie O’Donnell, John Stewart, Samuel L. Jackson, and Lena Dunham have all made the promise: “Trump wins, we’re gone!”
If only they will keep their word this time. (Don’t hold your breath, they are progressives!)
Originally Published May 2, 2016