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What's the US Conservative equivalent of moving to Canada?

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  • What's the US Conservative equivalent of moving to Canada?

    Liberals in the US sometimes talk about 'moving to Canada' when they are suggesting that the political environment in the US is unfavourable (e.g. under Trump) and they are thinking about going to a country that better matches their politics.

    Ruth Bader Ginsberg famously suggested she might move to New Zealand if Trump won. Bernie Sanders often talks about the Scandinavian countries when talking about countries that match his politics. And I've seen US conservatives describe Europe in general as 'socialist'. Clearly there are plenty of options for US liberals to move to countries that reflect their politics.

    I am wondering what other country that US conservatives feel best matches their politics?

    If dictator Biden exiles you and your family failing to support his regime, where would you go to find somewhere that you could feel politically at home? And what political policies and political values would you prioritize when thinking about what country to select for your exile? (Let's imagine you don't have family or friends living internationally and are looking for somewhere that best matches your politics)

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    A google search revealed in 2012 it was Australia. Not that the destination made any sense.

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    • #3
      I'd say Hungary is the country that most closely resembles the America that Trump supporters want. If a Trump voter wanted to stay in North America but leave the United States, then the rural Canadian prairies (Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba) is likely the best destination.
      "The Republicans are the party that says government doesn't work and then they get elected and prove it." - P. J. O'Rourke

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      • #4
        We are not wimps who run away from our country when things don't go our way.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Starlight View Post
          Liberals in the US sometimes talk about 'moving to Canada' when they are suggesting that the political environment in the US is unfavourable (e.g. under Trump) and they are thinking about going to a country that better matches their politics.

          Ruth Bader Ginsberg famously suggested she might move to New Zealand if Trump won. Bernie Sanders often talks about the Scandinavian countries when talking about countries that match his politics. And I've seen US conservatives describe Europe in general as 'socialist'. Clearly there are plenty of options for US liberals to move to countries that reflect their politics.

          I am wondering what other country that US conservatives feel best matches their politics?

          If dictator Biden exiles you and your family failing to support his regime, where would you go to find somewhere that you could feel politically at home? And what political policies and political values would you prioritize when thinking about what country to select for your exile? (Let's imagine you don't have family or friends living internationally and are looking for somewhere that best matches your politics)
          For the most part, with very few exceptions, you don't hear these sort of claims being made by conservatives so it's pretty much a rhetorical question not based in reality.

          The last part of that sentence is something you specialize in.

          I'm always still in trouble again

          "You're by far the worst poster on TWeb" and "TWeb's biggest liar" --starlight (the guy who says Stalin was a right-winger)
          "Of course, human life begins at fertilization thatís not the argument." --Tassman

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Sparko View Post
            We are not wimps who run away from our country when things don't go our way.
            And the liberals, who after every election loss who made that claim are time and time again, shown to have been full of El Toro poopoo

            I'm always still in trouble again

            "You're by far the worst poster on TWeb" and "TWeb's biggest liar" --starlight (the guy who says Stalin was a right-winger)
            "Of course, human life begins at fertilization thatís not the argument." --Tassman

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Starlight View Post
              Liberals in the US sometimes talk about 'moving to Canada' when they are suggesting that the political environment in the US is unfavourable (e.g. under Trump) and they are thinking about going to a country that better matches their politics.

              Ruth Bader Ginsberg famously suggested she might move to New Zealand if Trump won. Bernie Sanders often talks about the Scandinavian countries when talking about countries that match his politics. And I've seen US conservatives describe Europe in general as 'socialist'. Clearly there are plenty of options for US liberals to move to countries that reflect their politics.

              I am wondering what other country that US conservatives feel best matches their politics?

              If dictator Biden exiles you and your family failing to support his regime, where would you go to find somewhere that you could feel politically at home? And what political policies and political values would you prioritize when thinking about what country to select for your exile? (Let's imagine you don't have family or friends living internationally and are looking for somewhere that best matches your politics)
              Interesting question.

              It would have to be someplace where private gun ownership is allowed, abortion is banned, climate change science is rejected, covid is considered a hoax or where mask wearing and social distancing are not practiced, and authoritarian right wingers run the government. Maybe some place in S. America, like Brazil?

              OTOH, I have seen some Trump supporters wearing T shirts saying "I would rather be Russian than Democrat".

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              • #8
                Originally posted by kccd View Post

                Interesting question.

                It would have to be someplace where private gun ownership is allowed, abortion is banned, climate change science is rejected, covid is considered a hoax or where mask wearing and social distancing are not practiced, and authoritarian right wingers run the government. Maybe some place in S. America, like Brazil?

                OTOH, I have seen some Trump supporters wearing T shirts saying "I would rather be Russian than Democrat".
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                I'm always still in trouble again

                "You're by far the worst poster on TWeb" and "TWeb's biggest liar" --starlight (the guy who says Stalin was a right-winger)
                "Of course, human life begins at fertilization thatís not the argument." --Tassman

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                • #9
                  I commented on the other thread where you posted this. Where is the context? Where and when was this taken, and how did she acquire that hat? Did she express sympathies towards the USSR or was it a joke of some sort?

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                  • #10
                    If I was exiled from the US, I would try UK, Germany, or Sweden which is where my family came from.
                    "For I desire mercy, not sacrifice, and acknowledgment of God rather than burnt offerings." Hosea 6:6

                    "Theology can be an intellectual entertainment." Metropolitan Anthony Bloom

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by kccd View Post

                      I commented on the other thread where you posted this. Where is the context? Where and when was this taken, and how did she acquire that hat? Did she express sympathies towards the USSR or was it a joke of some sort?
                      And as I replied

                      It doesn't matter how she obtained it. Anyone with even a smidgen of common sense would know better than to pose for pictures wearing a hat like that with an old Soviet Union pin on it -- unless they saw absolutely nothing wrong with doing so.


                      And

                      Imagine if Trump's press secretary was wearing that hat. You'd be spinning on your eyebrows spitting wooden nickels hysterically screeching how it was PROOF™ of collusion.



                      I'm always still in trouble again

                      "You're by far the worst poster on TWeb" and "TWeb's biggest liar" --starlight (the guy who says Stalin was a right-winger)
                      "Of course, human life begins at fertilization thatís not the argument." --Tassman

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                      • #12
                        The great thing about the USA is we get to do it all over again every 4 years. And even with the liberals in charge, we still have the greatest constitution in the world.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by CivilDiscourse View Post
                          A google search revealed in 2012 it was Australia. Not that the destination made any sense.
                          No, it doesn't. Australia is further to the left than the US.
                          America - too good to let the conservatives drag it back to 1950.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Sparko View Post
                            The great thing about the USA is we get to do it all over again every 4 years. And even with the liberals in charge, we still have the greatest constitution in the world.
                            Well...
                            America - too good to let the conservatives drag it back to 1950.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Electric Skeptic View Post
                              No, it doesn't. Australia is further to the left than the US.
                              I would move to Australia, but that's just because I really enjoyed my visit to Sydney. I always say it reminded me of San Diego.

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