Any time the Republicans come into power in the United States, the common refrain from Democrats is "I'm moving to Canada."
The same thing happens when Democrats win — GOP supporters throw up their arms and look north for 'salvation.'
Tuesday's re-election of President Barack Obama has elicited the same response.
Several disgruntled Americans took to Twitter — before and after the results — to share their plans:
My dad is honestly looking for houses in Canada to move to if Obama gets elected again. You guys I'm legit moving to Canada if Obama wins... — Taylor Sexton (@taylorcsexton) November 2, 2012
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Mashable listed some the more funnier 'moving to Canada' tweets over the past week. Here are some of my favourites:
To everyone that says they are moving to Canada if Obama wins, why not Jamaica? It's much warmer... — Dylan Reeves (@Dylan_Reeves) November 6, 2012
I am moving to Canada no matter who wins. It just seems nice. — Rob DenBleyker (@RobDenBleyker) November 6, 2012
Y'all are STILL tweeting "If Romney wins, I'm moving to Canada" KNOWING damn well you can't even move outta your mom's house. CHILL — Yung Gunn 2 Raw(@YungGunn2Raw) November 1, 2012
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Apparently, it's not just all talk.
According to Canadian/U.S. immigration attorney Michael Niren, some people actually act on their 'threats' of moving north of the border.
He recently told Yahoo! Canada News that he used to get "a lot of calls" from unhappy Democrats when George W. Bush was in office.
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