Tuesday, April 3rd, 2012

Where Do Liberals Say They'll Move Now if Obama Loses?

With the news that Monterrey is no longer a functioning city, with the police force literally controlled by organized crime, and Mexico City not much better, the old "I'm moving to Mexico if the Romney-Rubio ticket wins" is pretty much right out. And with the imminent collapse of the EU, moving to much of Europe—particularly Spain—seems like a not great idea. To what locale will disgruntled Americans (particularly those who can't take the cold of Canada or Berlin or Sweden) pretend they're going to relocate now in the event of a rightward turn in the White House? I guess Istanbul isn't a bad choice, unless Iran gets nuked? Is the answer the newly trendy Montevideo???

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SidAndFinancy (#4,328)

Massachusetts. Mostly for the healthcare.

I'm holding out for a balmy low grav exoplanet.

roboloki (#1,724)

the marquesas islands?

To get an Uruguayan residency permit, all you gotta do is prove you have an income of like $800 a month. Beat that, Canada.

deepomega (#1,720)

@Bus Driver Stu Benedict: $800 a month! If I made that kind of money I'd never leave!

Well Canada is actually really warm now! But, our government is now way to the right of yours. In actual fact, our current government is not too far away from Santorum territory on social issues and the rest of the crazy righties on financial issues if the worst case scenario is to be believed. Our official retirement actually WAS raised to 67 last week. So there is that.

jaimeleigh (#1,840)

@Comments for the void Uh, what Canada are you living in? It's warmer than usual, sure, but regardless of Harper's dreams of making us US Lite we're not even close to being near Santorum territory on social issues. None of the rights we enjoy are being threatened – gay marriage and abortion are here to stay. Come on now.

@jaimeleigh We will have to agree to disagree. We only have those things still because of past governments. I also believe they will continue to be threatened through subtle techniques and that we too can have a culture war here. And we already see it in terms of environmental issues — opposed to the Tar Sands? You're a terrorist! I am sure you recall the kerfuffle over not recognizing same sex marriages of non-Canadians performed here? The back bencher who wants to reopen questions surrounding abortion to determine when a fetus is human? We are in Santorum territory with Harper and his band of climate change deniers. They are probably "stuck" with gay marriage and abortion but there is still A LOT to ruin, like health care,. #Canadasplaining

missvancity (#231,288)

@Comments for the void Perhaps you should try looking outside of Toronto. It's freezing in Vancouver. Also, the backbencher bringing up abortion is a classic Harper move to get the left all in a tizzy while he passes some other legislation. Harper doesn't care about abortions or gay marriage to bother with them. I detest the man, and his government, but there's no way they're anywhere near Santorum territory.

#56 (#56)

Dammit! That has always been my plan. The food is great, the people are gorgeous and warmer than the Porteños.

zidaane (#373)

@#56 Every house has a walled garden and the property is cheapo.
They just don't do the whole bank loan thing down there so, bring shopping bags of cash.

I'd say Hell but it'll be pretty cold there by the time Romy has a chance of winning.

Mr. B (#10,093)

I knew about Montevideo before it was etc.

SidAndFinancy (#4,328)

@Mr. B I had it on Betamax!

stuffisthings (#1,352)

@Mr. B Colonia do Sacramento was better.

Mr. B (#10,093)

@stuffisthings Actually I'm planning to retire in Ouro Prêto. Yeah.

Ben Checks (#4,643)

@Mr. B I've had a place in Punta del Este for DECADES

Astigmatism (#1,950)

Melbourne. Great tram system, beautiful city, and sure they've got conservatives but they're _Australian_ conservatives, and it's not like anyone listens to Australia.

deepomega (#1,720)

@Astigmatism You just gotta be able to handle the entrenched racism and sexism of Australia!

edgeworth (#8,867)

Which will be well enhanced under incoming God-King Tony Abbott.

edgeworth (#8,867)

Although if you do move to Australia, Melbourne is by far the best place to be, and the most liberal, despite Baillieu. Australia becomes more conservative the further north you go, much like America becomes more conservative the further south you go. Also Southern Europe is more conservative than Northern Europe, and South America is all Catholic. Do warm climates breed conservatism?

Zack (#2,609)

No lie! I had a dream last night that Santorum won (!) and we moved to Sao Paulo.

Lockheed Ventura (#5,536)

It's cute that you think there is any difference between Romney and Obama.

Mr. B (#10,093)

@Lockheed Ventura Stop trying to make Willard Mittney happen, dude.

LondonLee (#922)

@Lockheed Ventura Is there a "thumbs down" button here?

the teeth (#380)

@Lockheed Ventura Romney is marginally worse than Obama in a number of areas, but if he won, maybe folks on the left would stop ignoring the really shitty policies that they've been inexplicably (ok, it's actually explicable) accepting with Barry at the helm?

@Lockheed Ventura I bought that line once and all I got was this lousy state of perpetual war.

ianmac47 (#218,037)

Actually, Spain's bankruptcy makes it a great place to run away too since they are desperate to grow their economy. What better way than to take American dollars and exchange them for European memories?

deepomega (#1,720)

@ianmac47 I guess if you're already on a fixed income? But maybe moving someplace with 25% unemployment for people under 40 isn't a good career move.

I just assumed they'd ship us somewhere in boxcars. Somewhere like Houston?

flossy (#1,402)

@Clarence Rosario arbeit macht supersize fries!

@Clarence Rosario Hey Houston's mayor is a lesbian, so it maybe more liberal than you think. Now come a little west into the rural area and being a liberal is a bit more fun.

Diddy1950 (#231,505)

@Clarence Rosario Actually a little farther south and west like Brownsville or Laredo. That way you can be closer to all the "undocumented" illegals!!

City_Dater (#2,500)

It will probably be okay in Manhattan, as long as you have weapons to defend yourself once the Santorum administration converts the island into a prison. (He saw it in a movie once!)

Smitros (#5,315)

@City_Dater I thought you were dead.

stuffisthings (#1,352)

Free and Independent Quebec!

Niko Bellic (#1,312)

Tired of the "war on terror" farce, scared of the rise of the right-wing ideology, and frustrated by the lack of job opportunities, I moved. To United States, after Milosevic won.

skahammer (#587)

Hawaii. Until we all die half-submerged in a heap of Spam musubis.

KenWheaton (#401)

I think it would be funny if they moved to the same place that hard-core conservatives pick if Mitt Romney wins.

deepomega (#1,720)

@KenWheaton Thus in one fell stroke converting the US to a nation of moderates.

oudemia (#177)

Can I split my time between Tulum, Mexico and Montreal? Because that would be pretty cool.

phantroll@twitter (#231,285)

Mexico City IS much better, actually. Crime and pollution are way down, art scene is booming, food is excellent.

stuffisthings (#1,352)

@phantroll@twitter Do they complain about white people taking all the jobs?

phantroll@twitter (#231,285)

@stuffisthings White people have been taking all the well paying jobs for centuries in Mexico. So no, not really.

hman (#53)

Does he ever visit his money? If not, the Caymans might be fine.

Ham Snadwich (#11,842)


turd_sandwich (#5,660)

in rand mcnally, hamburgers eat people.

Shamus McQuade (#231,494)

I have a better place. Lets put them on Bikini Atoll give them their marijuana, cocaine, plenty of of their soft and fruity music, throw in some homosexuals to round out the evening then light them all up with another Castle Bravo.

Bovvered (#235,364)

@Shamus McQuade "Marijuana", "cocaine," "fruity music, Homosexuals and Castle Bravo?" I suppose someone had to bring in homophobia.

bodini (#231,653)

I'm on the "right," and have the same problem should O'Bama win.
It's been suggested we hold a plebiscite—those wishing to live where free markets and individual liberty prevail, with government scaled back to its Constitutional status, will live in one zone. Those who prefer statism, central planning, government fiat money, governed by the likes of the fox, Piven, are free to live in the other. I appeal to the late W. Wilson's progressive policy of "self determination of nations."
Cheers, y'all.

holmes49 (#231,660)

liberals could,nt survive in mexico. mexico dosen't have an ear for whinning liberals. maybe they can whine to the canadians in puerto vallarta.they're birds of a feather

Does it really matter where they go, as long as they GO!!

Ha !! Everyone talks about fleeing !! They will stay right where they are because or family , friends, stores, etc. Remember, you can move to Spain, but all your problems arrive with you luggage !!

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