Bush's victory sparked speculation that disconsolate Democrats and others might decide to start a new life in Canada, a land that tilts more to the left than the United States. Would-be immigrants to Canada can apply to become permanent resident, a process that often takes a year. The other main way to move north on a long-term basis is to find a job, which requires a work permit. But please spare the sob stories.
See now, Democrats lose this very important election by voting against President Bush, the incumbent, rather than voting FOR John Kerry. See the picture? John "Flipper" Kerry was not what they really wanted (what the heck happened to Gephardt?) but they had "no choice" (it's all the Republicans' fault!) but to vote "for" John Kerry only to get President Bush out office. Nothing more. Nothing less. Ideals were lost in the flipper game.
Kerry was the war candidate, to anti-war candidate evolving Darwinian-style to become the , ehh, Democratic "war" presidential nominee. And yet the United States nearly came within a hair's breadth in electing an entire near-dysfunctional Heinz/Kerry family into the White House. Thanks to the apathetic young MTV crowd along with P. Diddy's threatening "Vote or Die!" slogan. Still the Democrats wanted John Kerry even though his income along with Heinz is worth about 1/2 billion dollars. That's $500,000,000 dollars or 500 hundred million dollars. That's alot of zeros. More than Bush and Cheney put together. Funny how the Democrats had the audicity to accuse Republicans of being the rich, snobby, hypochondriac, sniveling, unfeeling people taking advantage of the poor by giving out our jobs overseas "outsourced" to countries with lower paying wages in virtual slave-labor conditions for those who want it. Oh wait, that's the Heinz company that Terresa owns, by which she's a hypochondriac, too. The Heinz company certainly does a lot of outsourcing! Kind of pathetic, ain't it?
What's more, here's another little insight for you guys. You move to Canada, which is fine. It's your American ungodly given right. But doing so will leave the Republicans, moderate Democrats and swing-voters a greater opportunity to vote for another Republican President into office again. This would all be your fault because of the loss of a Democratic/Liberal-base shifting into Canada. You go to Canada, you can't vote in America. Go ahead. Make the yearly exodus to Canada for the next 3 years. At that rate, we'll have a couple millions less Liberals in the United States, and in time for the 2008 election.
Another thing, you're making this too easy. One little adversity comes your way, like losing an election, you give up and slink over to Canada. Even willing to wait a whole year before getting in. That's dedication right there.
This is what we don't want to see when we go to war fighting for America's very survival. People capitulating by giving over to the other side and lose everything what America has fought for centuries to keep America's freedom and liberty intact. What the Democrats need to do is to take the advice from a brave and whinny Krugman who insisted that you guys stay the course in his "No Surrender!" open letter blather. Meanwhile, Krugman is going slink off for a few months to "work" on his "book" until "January".
Of course, you can still move. Go ahead and move and hope Canada doesn't get attacked by these terrorists and you'll be conscripted into their armies when they find out they're short-changed. Think about that. Conscription. No. Let's use a more scarier word.....DRAFT! Currently Canada has an "all-volunteer" (more or less) Armed Forces much like the United States. But do you know where they stand on the re-instatement of the draft? President Bush made it pretty clear that there is to be no draft while he's in office. The United States sense of patriotism and duty is much too strong. You're taking a bigger gamble by going over to Canada. Terrorists are e..v..e..r..y..w..h..e..r..e (to the voice of Woody in Toy Story as he rotates his head to scare the evil kid Sid in Sid's backyard) and they'll need you should a draft occur.
But if Canada gets attacked something similar to 9/11 or something even hideous...are you going to run to the nearest Canadian army recruiting station and sign up? Offer your life on their platter so you can have the opportunity to fight against these terrorists as a show of duty and patriotism? Or will you move to New Zealand or Australia. Or an otherwise exotic country? Capitulating again to your own weaselness?