• LTE2

    “Wilkinson points out that the lack of diversity and Christian direction of Republicans may be less appealing to Asians. Do you agree?”
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    If 26% went with Republicans, then there is diversity. I think 25% of the Republican Party is Hispanic, 5- 10% Black. According to the Democrat Party, these people do not officially exist. Some of the strongest Republicans I know of are Black women.
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    Asians have to look at the secular and socialist tilt of the Democrat Party. They only have to look at the history of several countries in Asia that followed that path to know where it leads.
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    With their higher average income, Asians-Americas are setting themselves up for a fleecing by the more socialist elements of the Democrat Party.

  • Mac F

    I don’t agree and it’s actually surprising to me as an Asian that they will align with democratic party. Liberal ideas are not the type of Asians. Asians traditionally value hardwork(no free riders), family and conservative ideas(such as balancing your household budget). I don’t see many of them would run their family’s finances like the government runs our economy (piling debt, wasteful spending). With that, their values are closer to what Republicans believe. I don’t believe Asians vote because of Christian values. Many Asians are christians but most of all, religion is definitely not a reason for Asians to vote for democrats.

    I think the main problem is that some Asians just believe what the mainstream media says and it’s sad because they should be smart enough to do their homework!

  • pandora

    Being a liberal minded Asian-American does not equate to being socialist. When a political party opts to represent themselves primarily as a secular white man’s club, portrays an image that is hostile to minorities and women, it’s just easier to emphasize with the other candidate. If the Republicans were not so busy offending left, moderate right and middle voters then perhaps the election would have tided towards their favor. Too bad they learned nothing from 2008.

    The vast majority of Asian-American politicians are from the Democrat Party. Are you seriously accusing these people of having socialist tendencies? Furthermore, you do realize that President Obama really swings towards moderate, do you not?

  • LTE2

    “Being a liberal minded Asian-American”
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    One has to define what “liberal” means.
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    Do you mean Classical Liberal or do you mean Modern Liberal?
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    Modern Liberals are really Progressives crossdressing as “Liberals”. Classical Liberalism is practiced more by the Libertarian Party than anything found in the Democrat Party today. A lot classical liberals were pushed out of the Democrat Party with many moving over to the Republican Party (the dreaded Neo-Cons).
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    “When a political party opts to represent themselves primarily as a secular white man’s club, portrays an image that is hostile to minorities and women,”
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    This is a creation more of the Democrat Party. Republicans traditionally made less of an issue matters of race and sex. The Democrats had to make it an issue because of their own stained past.
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    “Furthermore, you do realize that President Obama really swings towards moderate, do you not?”
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    Once again, we may have to define moderate.
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    His broad and over reaching executive order concerning the children of illegals was moderate? He does not have that power according to the US Constitution.
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    His attacks on the well to do is moderate? His separating them out is moderate?
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    A man who said Americans had it too good is moderate?
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    His silence while Democrat Party allies called Romney a felon and cancer spreader is moderate?
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    His driving to expand regulation is moderate?
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    His apology tour was moderate?
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    His continued attempts to finance failing industries is moderate?
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    His willful attempts (in league with Harry Reid) to stymie efforts to get the US budget in balance in order to promote his re-election is moderate?
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    A man who said you should not punish your daughter with a baby is moderate?
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    A man who whole heartedly supports one of the ugliest of abortion procedures is moderate?
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    Is that the sort of moderate you are talking about?

  • http://twitter.com/Herostratus356 Herostratus356

    There’s another factor that I think influenced Asian American votes. One thing that’s important to all Asian Americans, regardless of affluence or national origin, is education. Young Asian Americans are worried about student debt while older Asian Americans worry about their kids and grandkids. In his first term, Barack Obama made the affordability of higher education a high priority. Meanwhile, Mitt Romney ignored the growing cost of education and his fellow conservatives thumbed their noses at higher education as liberal snobbery. Obama’s respect for students and for education was probably very appealing to Asian Americans.

  • Phreddie

    Asian-Americans are typically difficult to generalize. We are a diverse community with different outlooks in life. Maybe some leaned towards Obama due to the healthcare mandate as parents can still have their children under their insurance until age 26. And don’t forget that there are Christians within the Asian community with strong conservative values, therefore supporting Romney and other Republican candidates. Either way, family values is an integral part of the Asian-American community. We simply pick the candidates whom we feel will do best for our country.

  • LTE2

    “and his fellow conservatives thumbed their noses at higher education as liberal snobbery”
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    The issue with Conservatives regarding education is value for dollar being delivered? In a democratic society there is simply no reason to not give the education system a rectal exam.
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    Yes, there is snobbery.
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    I haven’t crossed the threshold of a university in a long time, On occasion I do catch lectures on CSpan. CSpan doesn’t offer editing or editorials for these talks, they just plop a camera down, do a sound check and then send the programming out to cable companies.

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    More than once I was left with the feeling the speaker was there not so much to illuminate as more to get kudo’s for the educational “club”. To pay these people good salaries and stick the public and students with the tab to support this sort of intellectual deadwood is a shame.

  • AngryConservativeAsianDude

    I will gladly call you “xiong di”.

  • LTE2

    Only 299,999,998 Americans to go!

  • AngryConservativeAsianDude

    So many people of whatever ethnicities are DUPED!!! Sadly, conservatives lost the smearing war ( not a tactic we should be proud of anyway ).

  • LTE2

    “conservatives lost the smearing war ( not a tactic we should be proud of anyway ).”
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    Sometimes you have to turn mother’s picture to the wall and start slinging mud.
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    Romney had multiple opportunities to hit Obama and he didn’t. If it were me, you would have seen a real knock down drag out fight. Even if Obama still won, you would have seen a guy with 2 black eyes, a busted nose and a fat lip trying to enjoy his win.
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    You can make strong, valid points without reaching as low as the Democrats did and still hit ‘em hard.

  • xolang

    I guess one of the biggest turnoffs about the Republican Party is how they hold on to the narrative as if people of color do not hold on to the values that you mentioned (hard work, family, conservative ideas, etc.). I’m sorry, but a lot of Blacks, Latinås, Asians do share them.
    there are soo many people of color who do share the values you mentioned, but the g.o.p. has made an excellent job in chasing them away and making them feel they’re not wanted and can/will never be “real Americans” no matter how hard they work their arses off.
    oh, and I guess another main difference between Republicans and conservative people of color: the latter don’t try to let government do the business of forcing others into following their religion and beliefs. and that, my friend, is a very basic American value. it’s called freedom. in Latin: liber. ;-)

  • jhuang

    Supporting liberalism in the west is beneficial to us, but I sure don’t want the same standards applied back home. Especially multiculturalism. Say what you want about it, but it’s really more trouble than it’s worth.

  • xolang

    so you’re saying that multiculturalism is bad?
    what/where do you mean with back home?

  • LTE2

    “so you’re saying that multiculturalism is bad?”

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    You have to define what multiculturalism is first.

  • LTE2

    “Especially multiculturalism. Say what you want about it, but it’s really more trouble than it’s worth.”

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    In the United States, what is called multiculturalism isn’t (as it is commonly used here).

  • jhuang

    I’m from originally from China. Multiculturalism IS bad. No matter how liberals spin it, I just can’t see the benefits.

    Any definition of multiculturalism/melting pot whatever, is bad. Different groups, races, ethnics, religions, etc living together always creates divisions and conflicts. Unless you don’t have a choice, don’t do it. Even if one day China’s birth rates are low and the economy is slow, it’s still not worth it to permanently alter our demographics with immigrants. China has 8% minorities, and even though most are well assimilated it’s still too much. We still have trouble with Tibetans/Uighurs and sometimes others. “Diversity” isn’t worth it.

  • xolang

    thanks for your frankness. I get where you’re coming from. for someone from a very homogeneous society, multiculturalism often looks pretty messy indeed. but it is a simple fact that the u.s.a. is a multicultural country*, and ignoring this fact and/or acting as if it weren’t true is not going to solve anything.
    added to that, upholding and even reenforcing the rhetoric that minorities are a bunch of lazy folks who lack values, which the g.o.p. has been doing since as early as the 1980s in the Reagan era, is not only insulting and untrue, but is counterproductive to efforts to move the country forward.

    *it’s been multicultural from the very beginning. even the native Indians whom White Europeans encountered and wiped away were far from being monolithic.
    as for Europeans themselves, before whiteness was bestowed upon them, various groups such as Catholics and Jews were considered as foreign to w.a.s.p.s as brown folks have been presented to Whites in the last decades.

  • jhuang

    Well I consider all people to be equal but when put together, will still end up fighting and playing racial politics.

    I know the case is different for Americans, but I mean these kinds of western ideologies should not be taken as superior or encouraged when not necessary.

  • LTE2

    “Well I consider all people to be equal but when put together, will still end up fighting and playing racial politics.”
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    Racial, class and what ever else the human imagination can come up with. The case really isn’t different for Americans, we just like to pretend it is.
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    Then again, America wasn’t meant to be a love commune.

  • angemon3690

    Here the answer you probably wanted. Yes, most (not all) of those things you listed characterize moderates.

  • angemon3690

    Not sure what you mean by value for dollar being delivered, but conservatives complain about liberal propaganda in higher education.

  • LTE2

    “Here the answer you probably wanted. Yes, most (not all) of those things you listed characterize moderates.”

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    I bet you miss the Soviet Union.

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