Obama victory: Romney’s supporters threaten to move to Canada

// News | General | Obama victory: Romney’s supporters threaten to move to Canada
Email to a friend Plain text Print version // Font size: Decrease font Enlarge font

Ahead of the swearing-in of re-elected President Barack Obama in January, supporters of defeated Mitt Romney have threatened to pack up and move to Canada. According to agency report, this happens every four years, usually right around September. Calls come in from all over the United States from people threatening to flee their homeland if a candidate they despise wins the Oval Office.

“That’s the amazing thing, when they speak on the phone. They’re adamant. They feel very, very strong about it,” said David Cohen, a Montreal-based immigration lawyer. “This government doesn’t speak for me’ is the language that we often hear.” As a partner at the Campbell Cohen firm, which specializes in immigration to Canada, Cohen said he has received these calls for decades.

It sometimes makes him “feel like a therapist because they vent for a while, get this cathartic release.” But when it comes down to it, Americans don’t move to Canada unless it’s for a relationship or new job essentially, love and money. Cohen said he can remember only three of four cases in more than 30 years that involved someone actually making good on their threat to move to Canada to escape an American president.

This election cycle, he said, most of the calls “tended to be conservative or Romney supporters. There were not as many from the other side, so maybe they had kind of a premonition.” It’s all part of the election season’s bluster cycle, and while partisan hot air is typical this time of year, this year’s squabbling has been “palpably ugly,” even if most of it is just talk, said Jerrold Post, director of George Washington University’s political psychology program and author of “Political Paranoia: The Psychopolitics of Hatred.”

“That’s always been the case: more extreme talk than actions,” he said. “You can entertain any idea you want to, but there’s a difference between having an idea and acting on an idea.” “But,” Post added, “throw enough ugly ideas into a pot and something is going to boil over.” Sure, Facebook and Twitter were rife with threats to leave the country if Barack Obama or Mitt Romney won, but we’ve also seen the more serious headlines.

Bryan Fischer of the evangelical group the American Family Association reportedly said last week, “I think there will be blood” if Obama wins. In north Georgia, the president of the Cottages of Woodstock homeowners’ association, a residential community for the elderly, said he would shut the complex’s gates for fear of “negative repercussions (that) may occur because of the results of the election,” The New York Times reported.

In August, Lubbock County, Texas, Judge Tom Head warned that the country could descend into civil war if Obama was re-elected and, as the county’s emergency management coordinator, he considered whether he’d have to “call out the militia” if Obama ordered U.N. troops to quell the uprising. More recently, after Tuesday’s election results came in, real estate mogul and reality TV star Donald Trump called for “revolution!” and urged his 1.8 million Twitter followers to “march on Washington and stop this travesty.”

He further called on them to “fight like hell and stop this great and disgusting injustice,” while proclaiming the country was now in “serious and unprecedented trouble…like never before.” Trump has since deleted the revolution missive. Post noted that Trump was at the forefront of the so-called “birther movement,” which falsely claims Obama wasn’t born in the United States, so he wasn’t surprised to see Trump sound off, but “the intensity of that was rather shocking.”

Tagged : No tags for this article

Headlines Newsview all

Exposed!! $15 Billion Oil Deal, Alison-Madueke Attacks India’s High Commissioner

Nigeria’s former Minister for Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke, has dismissed allegations made by the Indian High Commissioner to Nigeria, Mr. Ajjampur R. Ghanashyam that during ... Full story

Shattered Dreams!! Abandoned Accident Victim Cries Out For Survival

The dream of Chidiebere Okafor, 19, from Abagana in the Njikoka Local Government Area of Anambra State was to become a renown auto mechanic with ... Full story

Unbelievable!! Doctor Disappears After Going Outside For Fresh Air

Relatives of 29-year-old graduate of Anatomy, Dr. Adedayo Adewumi, have been thrown into confusion following his disappearance. It was gathered that Adedayo, a first time visitor ... Full story

10 Facts You Didn’t Know About The Late Billionaire, Chief Antonio Oladeinde Fernandez

Chief Antonio Oladeinde Fernandez was born in 1936. He was considered one of the richest men in Africa. He was a Diplomat and Permanent Representative of Central ... Full story

Economic And Financial Crimes Commission Returns 10,540 EurosTo Victim Of Love Scam (Photos)

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has recovered and returned the sum of 10, 540 Euros to a polish victim of Internet love scam. The ... Full story

Impossible!! I Raped My Daughter Only 6 Times - Mohammed Ahmed

A 34-year-old factory worker, Mohammed Ahmed, on Wednesday said he raped his daughter six times. Ahmed, who was paraded by officials of the Osun State Command ... Full story

Nigerian American Artist Jidenna Theodore Mobisson Apologizes To Nigerians

To all my Nigerian brothers and sisters… I am, always have been, and always will be proud of my Nigerian heritage. I understand the pain and ... Full story

Nigerian Journalist Arrested In Cameroon, Accused Of Spying For Boko Haram

Simon Ateba works with (or used to work for) PM News and is the publisher of Simonateba.com. A few days ago, he managed to leave ... Full story

419!! Nigerians Arrested By Indian Police For Duping Businessmen

Three Nigerians, Onuoha Nnanna Francis, Valentine Anumaka, and Eze Victor, alongside 6 of their accomplices, have been arrested by India's Central Crime Station  6 accomplices alongside ... Full story

OMG!! Kris Jenner Cancels TV Appearance After Her Lip Swells Up From Suspected Insect Bite

Kris Jenner is pictured with a swollen lip during a trip to the Dominican Republic in 2012; the swelling recurred this week and forced her ... Full story

OMG!! Wives Of Boko Haram Militants Surrender In Borno

At least 12 wives of Boko Haram militants have surrendered to members of Civilian JTF in Borno, as their husbands abandoned them in the bush, ... Full story

Comment on: Obama victory: Romney’s supporters threaten to move to Canada

Rate this article

0

Breaking News

Toyin Aimakhu: I Have Learnt My Lessons

It seems the war is over between actress Toyin Aimakhu and her 'cheating' husband, Adeniyi Johnson. It was reported that the hurting actress has since moved ...

What Celebs Wore To Lauryn Hill Lagos Concert (Pictures)

Over the weekend, Lagos fun-seekers had the opportunity to watch live performance from Lauryn Hill, who was in Nigeria for a concert. She was at the ...

Sights and Sound of Miss Global 2015 (Photos)

This year’s 6th Miss Global Nigeria pageant will not be long forgotten after the contestants were held to a rigorous training both on how to ...

Uche Jombo’s Hubby Takes Child Out In Baby Strap

Nollywood star, Uche Jombo, must be a lucky wife because of the love her darling husband is showering on her. In this present generation when most ...

Peter Okoye Tells Wife ‘You’re My Life’

Lola Omotayo Okoye, the beautiful wife of Peter Okoye of P-Square music group, is a year older today, Wednesday, September 2, 2015. The singer, in celebrating ...

Saheed Osupa’s Band Members Begin Strike Over Unpaid Salaries

Reports making the rounds have it that all is not well in the camp of popular Fuji artiste, Saheed Osupa. It was reported that the ...

Support Isn’t All About Money—Gbemi Olateru-Olagbegi

Popular on-air-personality, Gbemi Olateru-Olagbegi, has words for guys who pretend to love a woman, but don’t show care about her success. Gbemi stated a guy does ...

Nigeria Risks Economic Decline - Muhammadu Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday warned that with the fall in oil prices, Nigeria risked economic decline, if it failed to manage its resources prudently. Buhari ... Full story

Super Eagles Leave For Tanzania On Thursday

The Super Eagles are expected to travel to Tanzania on Thursday ahead of Saturday’s Gabon 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying match against the Taifa ... Full story

Victor Moses Joins West Ham on loan

West Ham on Tuesday completed the season-long loan signing of Chelsea winger Victor Moses to continue a busy start to their transfer deadline day business, ... Full story