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(PJ Media)   Conservatives are concerned about how one minority group voted overwhelmingly for Obama. Nope, not that one. Not that one either. Nope. No. Nyet. Negative. Think outside the box. Yes, that one   (pjmedia.com) divider line 197
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2012-11-11 09:37:57 AM  
I think the only appropriate response to this is for the GOP to start harassment and intimidation of Asians. Maybe Rush could have an "Asian hilarious jokes!" special as a warm up.
 
2012-11-11 10:01:53 AM  
Just wanted to point out that over a third of American Muslims are of South Asian descent, so that might be an issue for y'all.
 
2012-11-11 10:19:34 AM  

mahuika: Just wanted to point out that over a third of American Muslims are of South Asian descent, so that might be an issue for y'all.


I'm sure the GOP will handle this with the good grace and social sensitivity they've become known for. Oh wait, it's happening already!

Apart from some fatuous self-congratulation from Asian-American liberals, there has been very little discussion of the 73-26 Asian-American margin of support for President Obama in last Tuesday's election.

Typical liberals! F' em!
 
2012-11-11 10:53:43 AM  
There is no "minority" group that votes for Republicans. Only non-Hispanic whites.
 
2012-11-11 10:56:23 AM  
Minorities! Minorities everywhere! These old white men can't swing a dead cat without hitting a different minority.
 
2012-11-11 10:58:04 AM  

ToxicMunkee: Minorities! Minorities everywhere! These old white men can't swing a dead cat without hitting a different minority.


QFT. Is it any wonder they're angry?
 
2012-11-11 11:01:38 AM  
Wow, a party opposed to math and science can't get the support of the Asian community?
 
vpb [TotalFark]
2012-11-11 11:02:17 AM  

GAT_00: There is no "minority" group that votes for Republicans. Only non-Hispanic whites.


Cubans?
 
2012-11-11 11:09:57 AM  

vpb: GAT_00: There is no "minority" group that votes for Republicans. Only non-Hispanic whites.

Cubans?


Split half and half, and Cubans are Hispanics. We don't go around trying to figure out who Japanese or Poles vote for, so who cares about Cubans?
 
2012-11-11 11:11:38 AM  
It's almost like the GOP is the party of white people.
 
2012-11-11 11:12:06 AM  
It is hard to blame opponents of immigration.

Uh, no. I'm an immigrant and I can blame them pretty easily.
 
2012-11-11 11:14:32 AM  

DamnYankees: It's almost like the GOP is the party of white people.


Not this whitey.
 
2012-11-11 11:17:05 AM  
It's almost as if a decades-long effort to craft policy positions that only benefit a shrinking demographic has somehow hurt the GOP. I hope someone in the coming days discovers and reports on this phenomenon.
 
2012-11-11 11:17:41 AM  
You mean an ethnic group that traditionally values education is rejecting the party that believes fact-checkers are a liberal plot?
 
2012-11-11 11:18:22 AM  
So, anyway, I was at the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association regional conference in Stamford in 2011, where the Honorable Denny Chin of the 2d Cir. Court of Appeals was the keynote speaker.

You know what really pissed off these most elite of the Asian-American elite? That the GOP took months to stonewall and filibuster Goodwin Liu, President Obama's nominee for the 9th Cir. Court of Appeals. That REALLY annoyed a lot of people.
 
2012-11-11 11:19:05 AM  

Howie Spankowitz: It's almost as if a decades-long effort to craft policy positions that only benefit a shrinking demographic has somehow hurt the GOP. I hope someone in the coming days discovers and reports on this phenomenon.


Ric Romero is the man for the job
 
2012-11-11 11:25:49 AM  
www.pewsocialtrends.org

Well there is your problem, 49% of them Asians have gone to a liberal socialist indoctrination school.
 
2012-11-11 11:34:09 AM  
By the way, I'm reading the comments and most of them are some of the most xenophobic comments I've ever read, between referring to immigrants as "barbarians at the gates" and calling people not "real Americans".
 
2012-11-11 11:35:08 AM  
So not only should we copy off Asians for exams, we should also do it for ballots.
 
2012-11-11 11:43:23 AM  
Here are some particularly clueless comments:

"I see Americans and Europeans at sea when it comes to an understanding of how effortlessly superior they are compared to the rest of the world. It's not even a close call. No matter how trivial a bit of info I read about when it comes to Western culture, the innovation is obvious.....Fewer Europeans, a less bright America. That's not an opinion or wish or dream but a fact based on a rising graph these last 200 years that separated itself from the rest of the world and soared out of sight." - Fail Burton

"Catering to the barbarians at the gate is never a good idea. Its the path to ruin." - Tcobb

"hmmm.......most asians are Legal immagrants are they not. So their voting pattern is not about a Amnesty policy, and neither is the hispanic.

Its about Free Stuff.....always has been." - sbark

"It won't matter. The Asians love hating whitey too. And many of them come from left wing/socialist countries just like the "latinos". You are whistling in the wind." - Betino
 
2012-11-11 11:46:35 AM  

RexTalionis: By the way, I'm reading the comments and most of them are some of the most xenophobic comments I've ever read, between referring to immigrants as "barbarians at the gates" and calling people not "real Americans".


Welcome to today's all-inclusive GOP.
 
2012-11-11 11:49:01 AM  
Gasp! Republicans have a moment of cogent introspection. If I blinked, I would have missed it.
 
vpb [TotalFark]
2012-11-11 11:51:43 AM  

GAT_00: vpb: GAT_00: There is no "minority" group that votes for Republicans. Only non-Hispanic whites.

Cubans?

Split half and half, and Cubans are Hispanics. We don't go around trying to figure out who Japanese or Poles vote for, so who cares about Cubans?


Anyone worried about elections in Florida.
 
2012-11-11 11:54:21 AM  

RexTalionis: Here are some particularly clueless comments:

"I see Americans and Europeans at sea when it comes to an understanding of how effortlessly superior they are compared to the rest of the world. It's not even a close call. No matter how trivial a bit of info I read about when it comes to Western culture, the innovation is obvious.....Fewer Europeans, a less bright America. That's not an opinion or wish or dream but a fact based on a rising graph these last 200 years that separated itself from the rest of the world and soared out of sight." - Fail Burton

"Catering to the barbarians at the gate is never a good idea. Its the path to ruin." - Tcobb

"hmmm.......most asians are Legal immagrants are they not. So their voting pattern is not about a Amnesty policy, and neither is the hispanic.

Its about Free Stuff.....always has been." - sbark

"It won't matter. The Asians love hating whitey too. And many of them come from left wing/socialist countries just like the "latinos". You are whistling in the wind." - Betino


Yeah this one stuck out to me:

In many ways Asians are more 'white' than whites. Higher grades and SAT scores, lower crime rate, harder working.

Gee, what an interesting definition of "white" you have there.
 
2012-11-11 12:03:56 PM  

RexTalionis: effortlessly superior


So we don't work harder?
 
2012-11-11 12:26:24 PM  
As far as the comments, just wow. Who guess that a strong family structure, strong emphasis on education and hard work would lead to above average outcomes?
 
vpb [TotalFark]
2012-11-11 12:26:48 PM  

ToxicMunkee: Minorities! Minorities everywhere! These old white men can't swing a dead cat without hitting a different minority.


They must love dead cat's.
 
vpb [TotalFark]
2012-11-11 12:29:20 PM  

vpb: ToxicMunkee: Minorities! Minorities everywhere! These old white men can't swing a dead cat without hitting a different minority.

They must love dead cat's.


And dead cats. Dead cat's cats maybe.
 
2012-11-11 12:31:22 PM  
Clearly the solution here it to cater even more to what benefits while males.
 
2012-11-11 12:31:36 PM  

vpb: ToxicMunkee: Minorities! Minorities everywhere! These old white men can't swing a dead cat without hitting a different minority.

They must love dead cat's.


There's a Chinese restaurant joke in there somewhere, but I'm not going there.
 
2012-11-11 12:33:40 PM  

RexTalionis: So, anyway, I was at the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association regional conference in Stamford in 2011, where the Honorable Denny Chin of the 2d Cir. Court of Appeals was the keynote speaker.

You know what really pissed off these most elite of the Asian-American elite? That the GOP took months to stonewall and filibuster Goodwin Liu, President Obama's nominee for the 9th Cir. Court of Appeals. That REALLY annoyed a lot of people.


Hey, sucks to be a Republican at this point. :)
 
2012-11-11 12:33:46 PM  

mahuika: Just wanted to point out that over a third of American Muslims are of South Asian descent, so that might be an issue for y'all.


And then there's Bobby Jindal, more Catholic than the Pope. . . .
 
2012-11-11 12:34:17 PM  
i.imgur.com
 
2012-11-11 12:34:26 PM  

what_now: Wow, a party opposed to math and science can't get the support of the Asian community?


Now that is an interesting insight right there.
 
2012-11-11 12:34:48 PM  
Clearly the solution is to pander harder to 50 and older white males.
 
2012-11-11 12:34:50 PM  

vpb: GAT_00: There is no "minority" group that votes for Republicans. Only non-Hispanic whites.

Cubans?


Even the Cubans voted for Obama this time around.
 
2012-11-11 12:35:51 PM  
Asian American's turned off by the GOP? No problem, just appoint Pete Hoekstra to take up the cause! Oh wait...
 
2012-11-11 12:36:31 PM  
Dear GOP: If your party's explicit position is "this country belongs to straight white christian males, the rest of you just live here", I'm not going to vote for you even if I agree with your tax plan.
 
2012-11-11 12:37:38 PM  

vpb: GAT_00: There is no "minority" group that votes for Republicans. Only non-Hispanic whites.

Cubans?


Korean-Americans, maybe? IIRC Indian-Americans are the most likely to vote and the most likely to go Dem. That's a total stab in the dark question from me barely remembering a I-think NPR story about Asian American GOTV efforts and some conversation I had with an Asian American voting rights group lady half a year ago.

/shrug

RexTalionis: It is hard to blame opponents of immigration.

Uh, no. I'm an immigrant and I can blame them pretty easily.


www.muzakblog.com
 
2012-11-11 12:39:07 PM  

Mrtraveler01: vpb: GAT_00: There is no "minority" group that votes for Republicans. Only non-Hispanic whites.

Cubans?

Even the Cubans voted for Obama this time around.


From what the talking heads tell me, it was 3rd generation Cubans that went for Obama. I guess the older Cubans are dying off. I hold out hope that normalized relations with Cuba are in the near future.
 
2012-11-11 12:39:44 PM  
It's OK to be Takei!
 
2012-11-11 12:39:45 PM  
pacificcitizen.org 
Why, oh why won't asians vote for us???
 
2012-11-11 12:40:43 PM  

simplicimus: Mrtraveler01: vpb: GAT_00: There is no "minority" group that votes for Republicans. Only non-Hispanic whites.

Cubans?

Even the Cubans voted for Obama this time around.

From what the talking heads tell me, it was 3rd generation Cubans that went for Obama. I guess the older Cubans are dying off. I hold out hope that normalized relations with Cuba are in the near future.


At the very least, it's been proven you can carry Florida, which Obama has done twice now, without catering to the loony Cuban community.
 
2012-11-11 12:40:51 PM  
aonyma.com
 
2012-11-11 12:41:15 PM  

simplicimus: From what the talking heads tell me, it was 3rd generation Cubans that went for Obama. I guess the older Cubans are dying off. I hold out hope that normalized relations with Cuba are in the near future.


You mean those with no memories of the Soviet Union aren't beholden to the Bay of Pigs? SHOCKING
 
2012-11-11 12:41:41 PM  

simplicimus: As far as the comments, just wow. Who guess that a strong family structure, strong emphasis on education and hard work would lead to above average outcomes?


GOP Strategist 1: Strange, isn't it? A group that values family and hard work should obviously side with us...

GOP Strategist 2: Oh wait, here it is. They also value education and critical thinking skills, so they can see through our bullshiat and they realize we're not actually about those things at all.

GOP Strategist 1: What do we do about it? Maybe we should start adjusting our policies so that these people will identify with us. They're a growing demographic. We're seeing a similar problem with Latinos.

GOP Strategist 2: IMMIGRATION REFORM!!!!!! VOTER ID LAWS TO STOP THE FRAUD!!!!! 25 YEAR WAITING PERIOD FOR IMMIGRANTS TO VOTE!!!!! RAWWRRR!!!!!

GOP Strategist 1: Oh shiat, what was I thinking? STOP THE ANCHOR BABBBIEEESSS!!!! CUT FUNDING FOR EDUCATION!!!!! SPEAK ENGRISH!!!!!

GOP Strategist 2: That should get 'em to come back to us.

GOP Strategist 1: Just wait libs, 2016 is gonna hurt soooo bad for you.
 
2012-11-11 12:41:41 PM  

bbfreak: Asian American's turned off by the GOP? No problem, just appoint Pete Hoekstra to take up the cause! Oh wait...


BWAHAHAHA. I almost forgot about that. Asshole. (Hoekstra, not you).

Anyone want to watch a horribly racist election ad?

/"so this is offensive in 18 different ways..."
 
2012-11-11 12:43:51 PM  

phritz: [pacificcitizen.org image 400x246] 
Why, oh why won't asians vote for us???


HOLY CRAP. I don't think I ever saw the actual website. Couldn't bring myself to give him a page view.

SERIOUSLY?

Jesus f--king Christ.
 
2012-11-11 12:44:13 PM  
"I don't understand why everyone other than well off whites are voting against us just because we systematically alienate them."
 
2012-11-11 12:44:30 PM  

simplicimus: Mrtraveler01: vpb: GAT_00: There is no "minority" group that votes for Republicans. Only non-Hispanic whites.

Cubans?

Even the Cubans voted for Obama this time around.

From what the talking heads tell me, it was 3rd generation Cubans that went for Obama. I guess the older Cubans are dying off. I hold out hope that normalized relations with Cuba are in the near future.


Either way, it just proves that the GOP establishment in Miami is in big trouble and no amount of gerrymandering can keep them in power for much longer (and they're trying their best to hold out as long as they can).
 
2012-11-11 12:45:35 PM  

StreetlightInTheGhetto: bbfreak: Asian American's turned off by the GOP? No problem, just appoint Pete Hoekstra to take up the cause! Oh wait...

BWAHAHAHA. I almost forgot about that. Asshole. (Hoekstra, not you).

Anyone want to watch a horribly racist election ad?

/"so this is offensive in 18 different ways..."


The girl is very hittable though.
 
2012-11-11 12:45:38 PM  
Asian-Americans, like any other immigrant group, come here with the hope of bringing family members with them. Tough enforcement of immigration laws makes life as hard for them as it does for any other immigrant group, and frustrates their hope of reuniting families in America.

That might be a factor, but the bigger issue to me (being of south Asian decent) is that most conservatives love to use Asians as an example to African American/Latino minorities but they also don't want to see Asians get too successful. There is no question there is a major strain of xenophobia with a few members of the Republican party, and the party doesn't exactly try to separate itself from that faction. You don't have to look any further than the article's comments or any mosque trying to be built within a 2,000 mile radius of ground zero to get what I'm talking about. As much as I agree with moderate Republicans with a lot of policy issues (placing accountability around social programs, REAL fiscal responsibility), I can't bring myself to support a party that has no problem pandering to bigots to get the votes it needs to be in power.

I give the author a ton of credit for writing this article, because Asian-Americans blow a huge hole in the hackneyed, "Immigrants vote for Democrats because they want free stuff" argument, but I don't think its immigration policy that is the deciding factor. (Actually if you polled immigrant communities about immigration policy you'd actually be surprised to find that a lot of them are the biggest supporters of finding a way to enforce the fact that was have immigration laws in place).
 
2012-11-11 12:45:54 PM  
so nyc has special elite public schools for asians. i'm so not surprised.

also:
More than half (54%) say that having a successful marriage is one of the most important things in life.

asians cling to an archaic notion that filing a contractual agreement with the local government is the best way to show your love to your mate. still not surprised. most asians look to their government to tell them most everything about how to live their lives. of course they want to file some paperwork when they fall in love.
 
2012-11-11 12:45:56 PM  

phritz: [pacificcitizen.org image 400x246] 
Why, oh why won't asians vote for us???


Wow.
 
2012-11-11 12:46:25 PM  

phritz: [pacificcitizen.org image 400x246] 
Why, oh why won't asians vote for us???


I remember seeing the ad, but my God...they're not even being subtle with that website are they?
 
2012-11-11 12:46:41 PM  

StreetlightInTheGhetto: phritz: [pacificcitizen.org image 400x246] 
Why, oh why won't asians vote for us???

HOLY CRAP. I don't think I ever saw the actual website. Couldn't bring myself to give him a page view.

SERIOUSLY?

Jesus f--king Christ.


And yet...they thought it was an effective campaign ad.

/it was
//but it had the opposite effect
///sucks to be them
 
2012-11-11 12:47:28 PM  

DamnYankees: It's almost like the GOP is the party of old white people males.


ftfy
 
2012-11-11 12:47:43 PM  
So the democrats pulled 70% of the Latino vote and 70% of the Asian vote. But the number everyone should be most concerned with is the fact that Republicans pulled 70% of the white christian vote. For the Republicans it shows the limits of their appeal and how they are basing their message on attracting a shrinking demographic, and for everyone else it pretty effectively shows that racism isn't dead in this country. I'm not saying that white people voted for Romney because Obama was black, but because the republican platform appealed to those who want to extend the inborn privileges that come from being born white (and male).
 
2012-11-11 12:47:56 PM  
I have yet to see a comments section in any conservative editorials about demographics that didn't resemble a klan rally.From Brietbart:

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2012/11/10/Hispanic-Voters-De s erting-Republicans

to Rush Limbaugh inforing his listeners that Cuban Americans are despised in the hispanic community because they aren't dark enough
http://mediamatters.org/video/2012/11/08/rush-cubans-arent-popular-in - the-overall-hispan/191273

Keep farking that chicken,morons.
 
2012-11-11 12:49:09 PM  

phritz: [pacificcitizen.org image 400x246] 
Why, oh why won't asians vote for us???


Ah, I forgot all about that one. Holy shiat did the APA community get pissed off about it.
 
2012-11-11 12:49:25 PM  
I guess they're flabbergasted because they consider those nice, polite Asians to be "yellow Aryans.
"
 
2012-11-11 12:49:31 PM  

what_now: Wow, a party opposed to math and science can't get the support of the Asian community?


I laughed. And then I felt guilty.
 
2012-11-11 12:50:36 PM  

StreetlightInTheGhetto: bbfreak: Asian American's turned off by the GOP? No problem, just appoint Pete Hoekstra to take up the cause! Oh wait...

BWAHAHAHA. I almost forgot about that. Asshole. (Hoekstra, not you).

Anyone want to watch a horribly racist election ad?

/"so this is offensive in 18 different ways..."


It gets better. According to Wikipedia: " In the HTML code on Hoekstra's site, the woman in the ad is identified as "yellowgirl",[30] but a statement released explained the HTML code was mistakenly shortened from "yellowshirtgirl".[31]"
 
2012-11-11 12:52:15 PM  
Probably because a strategy of scaring people with the threat of foreigners doesn't work on foreigners.
 
2012-11-11 12:52:17 PM  
TFA: Asian Americans are the highest-income, best-educated and fastest-growing racial group in the United States.

Well, there ya go.
 
2012-11-11 12:53:39 PM  
Barack the magic Ninja?

/ all asian people are ninjas, right?
 
2012-11-11 12:54:28 PM  

GAT_00: There is no "minority" group that votes for Republicans. Only non-Hispanic whites.


How sad it is to realize that losers are more than 50% of the population.

/sadder that it is like 90%
 
2012-11-11 12:55:15 PM  

GAT_00: There is no "minority" group that votes for Republicans. Only non-Hispanic whites.


Old Uneducated Poor White Males are a minority of sorts.
 
2012-11-11 12:55:22 PM  
Yeah, well, you've got to look real close to see that one. They're squinters Michael, God knows they're squinters.
 
2012-11-11 12:56:50 PM  
You know what would get those Asian votes rolling in? Have a Gangnam-style all-you-can-eat sushi feed! With a math contest, calculators to every winner!
 
2012-11-11 12:57:23 PM  
Can't you people read? The headline said think outside the box. The answer is simple. We just need a new minority group. A Huge Group of strong-backed, slack-jawed voters. Heck, they should be designed to vote. Early and Often. Then, back to work down in the coal mines. Actually, they could live in the mines, thereby freeing up valuable surface areas. We have the technology. And 4moaryears to develop some prototypes.

Who's With Me!?
 
2012-11-11 12:57:56 PM  

DamnYankees: It's almost like the GOP is the party of white people.


It's been narrowly branded for rich Christian old white men. How could this possibly be a problem?
 
2012-11-11 12:58:23 PM  

Skleenar: You know what would get those Asian votes rolling in? Have a Gangnam-style all-you-can-eat sushi feed! With a math contest, calculators to every winner!


Sushi? How about Pho?
 
2012-11-11 12:59:12 PM  
It's because the GOP has a Pro-Godzilla platform.
 
2012-11-11 01:00:48 PM  

tinyarena: Can't you people read? The headline said think outside the box. The answer is simple. We just need a new minority group. A Huge Group of strong-backed, slack-jawed voters. Heck, they should be designed to vote. Early and Often. Then, back to work down in the coal mines. Actually, they could live in the mines, thereby freeing up valuable surface areas. We have the technology. And 4moaryears to develop some prototypes.

Who's With Me!?


Wait, you betting on the Morlock vote?
 
2012-11-11 01:00:52 PM  
I thought they had already settled on minorities want free stuff.
 
2012-11-11 01:01:19 PM  

ToxicMunkee: Minorities! Minorities everywhere! These old white men can't swing a dead cat without hitting a different minority.


Why are all these minorities trying to take away my right to swing a dead cat?
 
2012-11-11 01:01:25 PM  

St_Francis_P: DamnYankees: It's almost like the GOP is the party of white people.

Not this whitey.


There are few things that make me ashamed of my skin colour. Rampant racism is one of them, but subtle racism is often much more insidious, and every time I see it I feel dirty.
 
2012-11-11 01:02:51 PM  
Oh, and don't forget the Republican-sponsored Hispanic Outreach website that used a stock photo of Asian kids. That went over well with both groups. Link

thinkprogress.org
 
2012-11-11 01:02:51 PM  

GAT_00: Split half and half, and Cubans are Hispanics. We don't go around trying to figure out who Japanese or Poles vote for, so who cares about Cubans?


You sound Republican ;-)
 
2012-11-11 01:04:04 PM  

simplicimus: Sushi? How about Pho?


Who's that? Does he make sushi, too? 'Cause Asians LOVE sushi.
 
2012-11-11 01:04:20 PM  
Obviously, the solution is to have a positive, uplifting, conservative Asian speaker at the next RNC, to appeal to Asian-Americans and make the case why they should vote GOP.

img.photobucket.com

That will fix the GOP's image problems with Asian-Americans and solve racism, xenophobia, and nativism forever, right?
 
2012-11-11 01:04:27 PM  
If the Republican Party can't win the support of the immigrant group with the strongest family values and the most success in achieving the American dream

But Asian family values are much different. They are actually related to raising a family rather than hating gay people.
 
2012-11-11 01:05:44 PM  
No surprise at all that the party that openly abhors education and science lost the Asian vote. Especially in the year where all the job creators (the millionaires and billionaires) took the helm and made the brilliant decision that "gut feelings" would ultimately win the day against statistics.

I remember when Japan was dealing with Fukushima I was very impressed at how closely knit their society was. Because they value the elderly and structure their society based on status, they were able to cooperate with one another while and quickly evacuate the area while avoiding widespread panic. When the government told them they needed to get out of town, they just did it. They responded way better than we probably would have.

So yeah, it's probably gonna be pretty tough to get them to abandon their love of education and science to get them to vote for a party generally opposed to the idea of society.
 
2012-11-11 01:06:07 PM  
Oh also: You have 70% of Latinos voting democrat, 70% of Asians voting democrat, and 90% of African-Americans voting democrat.

Let's win all of those people back to our side by referring to them as "takers", "moochers", and people who only want "free stuff".
 
2012-11-11 01:08:29 PM  

ToxicMunkee: Minorities! Minorities everywhere! These old white men can't swing a dead cat Nubian without hitting a different minority.


FTFY
 
2012-11-11 01:08:42 PM  

that bosnian sniper: Obviously, the solution is to have a positive, uplifting, conservative Asian speaker at the next RNC, to appeal to Asian-Americans and make the case why they should vote GOP.

[img.photobucket.com image 450x384]

That will fix the GOP's image problems with Asian-Americans and solve racism, xenophobia, and nativism forever, right?


Haha. "Me Chinese, me play joke: Me go democrat when I vote."
 
2012-11-11 01:09:00 PM  
Conservatives are concerned about how one minority group voted overwhelmingly for Obama the black guy in the White House.


in a nut shell.
 
2012-11-11 01:09:17 PM  

RexTalionis: By the way, I'm reading the comments and most of them are some of the most xenophobic comments I've ever read, between referring to immigrants as "barbarians at the gates" and calling people not "real Americans".


the republicans are a people who refuse to understand or learn from history, so it is no surprise they think this way. those dirty irishmen have destroyed our country!
 
2012-11-11 01:09:52 PM  
Republican ad campaign: "We like Asians! Pho Sho!"
 
2012-11-11 01:09:55 PM  

Skleenar: simplicimus: Sushi? How about Pho?

Who's that? Does he make sushi, too? 'Cause Asians LOVE sushi.


Link
 
2012-11-11 01:11:01 PM  

simplicimus: tinyarena: Can't you people read? The headline said think outside the box. The answer is simple. We just need a new minority group. A Huge Group of strong-backed, slack-jawed voters. Heck, they should be designed to vote. Early and Often. Then, back to work down in the coal mines. Actually, they could live in the mines, thereby freeing up valuable surface areas. We have the technology. And 4moaryears to develop some prototypes.

Who's With Me!?

Wait, you betting on the Morlock vote?


The best part is, the Eloi are far too simple to vote.

/Not racist, they're just some dumb motherfarkers
//Just read the book again a few weeks ago.
 
2012-11-11 01:13:00 PM  

The Great Gazoo: Haha. "Me Chinese, me play joke: Me go democrat when I vote."


To be fair, Asian votes were probably thrown out by GOP operatives in court, when they challenged write-ins for "Lee Pubrican".
 
2012-11-11 01:13:13 PM  

simplicimus: Skleenar: simplicimus: Sushi? How about Pho?

Who's that? Does he make sushi, too? 'Cause Asians LOVE sushi.

Link


I just made homemade Bun for dinner last night. Yum.
 
2012-11-11 01:14:19 PM  

simplicimus: Skleenar: simplicimus: Sushi? How about Pho?

Who's that? Does he make sushi, too? 'Cause Asians LOVE sushi.

Link


Waitaminnit..... Are you suggesting that those commie Vietnamese are Asians, too? Whatever, libtard. Get a map, moran.
 
2012-11-11 01:15:11 PM  
 
2012-11-11 01:16:28 PM  

DamnYankees: It's almost like the GOP is the party of white people.


And therefore, can't dance.
 
2012-11-11 01:19:36 PM  

what_now: Wow, a party opposed to math and science can't get the support of the Asian community?


The GOP is concentrating on the three Rs: rapists, racists, and revisionists.
 
2012-11-11 01:20:51 PM  
It's amusing...The general consensus among Republicans after losing on Tuesday seems to be that they don't have a substance problem, just an brand problem.

They think they merely need to just wrap up their regressive, bigoted, ignorant bullshiat in a prettier package and then all these demographics will flock to them.

*shrug* Maybe, they're right...
 
2012-11-11 01:22:26 PM  
I know its wrong for me to take so much pleasure in all of this but for so long I've watched the GOP exploit the fear and ignorance of white people while alienating other groups. I knew they were eating their seed corn and I knew this would come back to haunt them, I just didnt expect it to happen so soon. Here I am watching this play out. To watch the monster they created destroy their own party....it's just so damn satisfying.
 
2012-11-11 01:22:38 PM  
I think the real problem is the crazy far right Christians who seem to have influence over the GOP. Most asian religious beliefs do not have a problem with homosexuality or discrimination against other races, also I know plenty of Asian people who have a very strong Christian faith and they choose to follow the "do not judge others" or "choose not to force their beliefs down your throat" and they feel Christians radicals like the ones in the US are a threat to Christianity itself.
 
2012-11-11 01:22:49 PM  
Me Chinese, me play joke. Me go pee pee in your socially and fiscally regressive political platform.
 
2012-11-11 01:23:24 PM  

CygnusDarius: DamnYankees: It's almost like the GOP is the party of white people.

And therefore, can't dance.


dailypop.in
 
2012-11-11 01:23:56 PM  
If I were Asian I'd not want to be associated with Michelle Malkin, either.
 
2012-11-11 01:24:44 PM  
...and the comments are just lovely.

They don't get it. They don't want to get it.

How long until even re-districting doesn't save the House for them? Then they can die already.
 
2012-11-11 01:25:52 PM  

speckio: I think the real problem is the crazy far right Christians who seem to have influence over the GOP. Most asian religious beliefs do not have a problem with homosexuality or discrimination against other races, also I know plenty of Asian people who have a very strong Christian faith and they choose to follow the "do not judge others" or "choose not to force their beliefs down your throat" and they feel Christians radicals like the ones in the US are a threat to Christianity itself.


As a Catholic, I have to agree with that assessment.
 
2012-11-11 01:28:22 PM  

keylock71: It's amusing...The general consensus among Republicans after losing on Tuesday seems to be that they don't have a substance problem, just an brand problem.


Well, that's absolutely nothing new. It's been such since Eisenhower left office.

Where do you think neoconservatism, the moral majority, compassionate conservatism, the Republican revolution, christian coalition, Bush-era neoconservatism, and the tea party came from? Same bullshiat, rebranded every time the actual independents and unaffiliated voters in this country caught wise to it.
 
2012-11-11 01:28:24 PM  

tinyarena: Can't you people read? The headline said think outside the box. The answer is simple. We just need a new minority group. A Huge Group of strong-backed, slack-jawed voters. Heck, they should be designed to vote. Early and Often. Then, back to work down in the coal mines. Actually, they could live in the mines, thereby freeing up valuable surface areas. We have the technology. And 4moaryears to develop some prototypes.

Who's With Me!?


That angle is already in play. Look at the movement against sex-ed coupled with vilification of birth control in GOP controlled states. Nothing like failing to educate children about the potential consequences of giving into desires that are hard-wired into us, and also making it harder for them to protect themselves from said consequences.
 
2012-11-11 01:31:54 PM  

simplicimus: vpb: ToxicMunkee: Minorities! Minorities everywhere! These old white men can't swing a dead cat without hitting a different minority.

They must love dead cat's.

There's a Chinese restaurant joke in there somewhere, but I'm not going there.


You mean like "nom nom nom Cat chow mein?"
 
2012-11-11 01:32:25 PM  
I have nothing further to add, except to say them Asians better not try to cut into us Jews' action, so here's a joke:

A Pole, an Italian and a Chinese all die and go to Hell. The Devil meets them at the gates of Hell and says "Look, I don't know what you've heard but let me tell you: in Hell, everyone works. So I want you all to take this aptitude test. How you do on the test will determine your job in Hell."

They all take the test and the Devil looks over the results. He says to the Pole "You didn't do too well on this test. I'm going to put you to work shoveling coal in a furnace." He says to the Italian "You didn't do well either. You shovel coal too." He turns to the Chinese and says "You did pretty well on this test. I'm putting you in charge of supplies."

A couple of weeks later the Devil is back in the vicinity and he decides to check in on the three of them. He walks into the furnace and sees the Pole and the Italian feverishly shoveling coal, but the Chinese is nowhere to be seen. The Devil asks "Where's the Chinese guy?" and they answer "We don't know. He disappeared right after you left and we haven't seen him since." The Devil mutters "When I catch that guy..." and he sets off, fuming, towards the next furnace. Next to the road is a big rock. As he walks by, the Chinese guy suddenly jumps out from behind the rock and shouts "Supplies!"
 
2012-11-11 01:33:49 PM  

antidisestablishmentarianism: [www.pewsocialtrends.org image 290x555]

Well there is your problem, 49% of them Asians have gone to a liberal socialist indoctrination school.



laugh GOP math... so that means 51% didn't correct? GOP logic looses again
 
2012-11-11 01:37:01 PM  

DamnYankees: It's almost like the GOP is the party of white people.


Wealthy Anti-abortion Male Christian Intolerant White People.

The modern GOP also thinks Calculus is only a theory so you can divide your voters by 2 repeatedly and never approach zero.
 
2012-11-11 01:37:35 PM  
Possibly a religious element to it as well. Republicans are always going on and on about how we're a Christian nation, how we have to put Jesus in every womb and classroom and public square. Yet Asians tend to be not Christian. They're Buddhists, agnostics, athiests, Confucianists, Taoists, Muslims, Hindu, and others. So yeah, when they're told that their religion is inferior by an entire political party, they might just take offense.
 
2012-11-11 01:38:36 PM  

StreetlightInTheGhetto: bbfreak: Asian American's turned off by the GOP? No problem, just appoint Pete Hoekstra to take up the cause! Oh wait...

BWAHAHAHA. I almost forgot about that. Asshole. (Hoekstra, not you).

Anyone want to watch a horribly racist election ad?

/"so this is offensive in 18 different ways..."


Well, they could have gone the extra mile, and at the end of the ad, Debbie could ride her bike right into a rice paddy. Close up on her face, "Oooooh, so solly, we Asians can't dlive bikes either!" Cue sad trombone music.
 
2012-11-11 01:39:07 PM  

keylock71: It's amusing...The general consensus among Republicans after losing on Tuesday seems to be that they don't have a substance problem, just an brand problem.

They think they merely need to just wrap up their regressive, bigoted, ignorant bullshiat in a prettier package and then all these demographics will flock to them.

*shrug* Maybe, they're right...


I noticed the same thing. They haven't considered that policy might be the issue. Even the smart ones are blind to this idea. They really are f*cked.
 
2012-11-11 01:41:49 PM  

Smelly McUgly: ...and the comments are just lovely.

They don't get it. They don't want to get it.

How long until even re-districting doesn't save the House for them? Then they can die already.


The next nation-wide* redistricting will happen after the 2020 Census, so I'd say around the 2022 election.

/*there may be a redistricting before that if PR is granted statehood, since they have some 3.7 million residents
//I expect CA and TX to each lose at least one seat in the House as a result, and very likely NY and FL as well
///they'd likely end up with 4 or 5 total House seats (and 6 or 7 electoral votes)
 
2012-11-11 01:44:09 PM  

Britney Spear's Speculum: [i566.photobucket.com image 628x344]

Link


HAHAHAHAHA!! Oh my god, I thought I was going to have an asthma attack watching that!

/There's a point at which a racist screed becomes an unintentional comedy routine, and that was well over the line
 
2012-11-11 01:47:58 PM  

simplicimus: speckio: I think the real problem is the crazy far right Christians who seem to have influence over the GOP. Most asian religious beliefs do not have a problem with homosexuality or discrimination against other races, also I know plenty of Asian people who have a very strong Christian faith and they choose to follow the "do not judge others" or "choose not to force their beliefs down your throat" and they feel Christians radicals like the ones in the US are a threat to Christianity itself.

As a Catholic, I have to agree with that assessment.


As a recovering one I agree.

Don't think it's entirely bc of this but the two churches I grew up in had high Vietmanese/Polish and Italian/Filipino % respectively and I never heard gay marriage mentioned. Big protest about reinstating the death penalty though, which failed.

Then I went to my cousin's pretty lily white Catholic church for a baptism and the f--king deacon threw in a "traditional marriage under attack" line into the middle of the F--KING BAPTISM.

Christ.
 
2012-11-11 01:48:48 PM  

shastacola: I have yet to see a comments section in any conservative editorials about demographics that didn't resemble a klan rally.From Brietbart:

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2012/11/10/Hispanic-Voters-De s erting-Republicans

to Rush Limbaugh inforing his listeners that Cuban Americans are despised in the hispanic community because they aren't dark enough
http://mediamatters.org/video/2012/11/08/rush-cubans-arent-popular-in - the-overall-hispan/191273

Keep farking that chicken,morons.


I guess he's never been to Cuba, or heard the term Afro-Cuban.
 
2012-11-11 01:52:07 PM  
www.angryasianman.com
 
2012-11-11 01:59:51 PM  

Sock Ruh Tease: [i.imgur.com image 409x405]


Kind of obvious, but I still LOL'd.
 
2012-11-11 02:02:16 PM  

StreetlightInTheGhetto: simplicimus: speckio: I think the real problem is the crazy far right Christians who seem to have influence over the GOP. Most asian religious beliefs do not have a problem with homosexuality or discrimination against other races, also I know plenty of Asian people who have a very strong Christian faith and they choose to follow the "do not judge others" or "choose not to force their beliefs down your throat" and they feel Christians radicals like the ones in the US are a threat to Christianity itself.

As a Catholic, I have to agree with that assessment.

As a recovering one I agree.

Don't think it's entirely bc of this but the two churches I grew up in had high Vietmanese/Polish and Italian/Filipino % respectively and I never heard gay marriage mentioned. Big protest about reinstating the death penalty though, which failed.

Then I went to my cousin's pretty lily white Catholic church for a baptism and the f--king deacon threw in a "traditional marriage under attack" line into the middle of the F--KING BAPTISM.

Christ.


The church I go to here in Harris County, TX, is pretty laid back. It does separate services in English, Spanish and Tagalog. I'm only a C 'n E attendee, but the traditional marriage stuff never comes up.
 
2012-11-11 02:07:43 PM  

DamnYankees: It's almost like the GOP is the party of white people.


White men and Republican women who don't mind being considered chattell. You forgot the War on Women.
 
2012-11-11 02:14:37 PM  
So, what I gathered from the article is that the GOP needs to pander to specific minorities as a way to keep the rich white people in power. As smart as the Asians are (per the stereotyping in the article), I would assume Asians would be smart enough not to fall for the bullshiat of the GOP.
The GOP doesn't care about anything except keeping the rich white people in power. The GOP will continue to fail in their attempt to dupe racial minorities. Good job guys. You can fark off now.
 
2012-11-11 02:15:37 PM  
Asians, another poor and lazy group of people voting for Obama Claus to give them a handout.
 
2012-11-11 02:21:51 PM  

simplicimus: Mrtraveler01: vpb: GAT_00: There is no "minority" group that votes for Republicans. Only non-Hispanic whites.

Cubans?

Even the Cubans voted for Obama this time around.

From what the talking heads tell me, it was 3rd generation Cubans that went for Obama. I guess the older Cubans are dying off. I hold out hope that normalized relations with Cuba are in the near future.


Zombie Castro has witnessed 14 USA elections during his dictatorship. . 11 USA presidents have had to delay relations while the man who allowed Russian/Soviet nukes to be placed 90 miles from Florida is still alive.
 
2012-11-11 02:25:01 PM  

DubyaHater: So, what I gathered from the article is that the GOP needs to pander to specific minorities as a way to keep the rich white people in power. As smart as the Asians are (per the stereotyping in the article), I would assume Asians would be smart enough not to fall for the bullshiat of the GOP.
The GOP doesn't care about anything except keeping the rich white people in power. The GOP will continue to fail in their attempt to dupe racial minorities. Good job guys. You can fark off now.


Asians are not monolithic. It's almost like they come from different countries.
In Texas and Louisiana, first generation Vietnamese tend to be fishermen. What their children will be, I have no idea.
In NYC (well Queens) Koreans tend to be shopkeepers. What their children will be, I have no idea.
Nor can I speak for the Asians from other countries.
Are they interested in immigration? Probably up to the point that they can (legally) reunite their extended families.
 
2012-11-11 02:27:36 PM  

jake_lex: simplicimus: Mrtraveler01: vpb: GAT_00: There is no "minority" group that votes for Republicans. Only non-Hispanic whites.

Cubans?

Even the Cubans voted for Obama this time around.

From what the talking heads tell me, it was 3rd generation Cubans that went for Obama. I guess the older Cubans are dying off. I hold out hope that normalized relations with Cuba are in the near future.

At the very least, it's been proven you can carry Florida, which Obama has done twice now, without catering to the loony Cuban community.


Al Gore carried Florida but the Supreme Court stopped the recount at 527 vote difference. Of course, he took the Cuban's side by saying Elian Gonzalez should have stayed here in freedom, unlike Janet Reno who sent in the blackbooted thugs.
 
2012-11-11 02:27:44 PM  

mediablitz: Republican ad campaign: "We like Asians! Pho Sho!"


Nice try at offending both Asians and black people. I lol'ed.
 
2012-11-11 02:28:47 PM  

Kevin72: simplicimus: Mrtraveler01: vpb: GAT_00: There is no "minority" group that votes for Republicans. Only non-Hispanic whites.

Cubans?

Even the Cubans voted for Obama this time around.

From what the talking heads tell me, it was 3rd generation Cubans that went for Obama. I guess the older Cubans are dying off. I hold out hope that normalized relations with Cuba are in the near future.

Zombie Castro has witnessed 14 USA elections during his dictatorship. . 11 USA presidents have had to delay relations while the man who allowed Russian/Soviet nukes to be placed 90 miles from Florida is still alive.


The missiles have been gone for over half a century. Time to give it up. The Chinese backed the Vietcong, and we're best buds now.
 
2012-11-11 02:32:26 PM  

that bosnian sniper: Obviously, the solution is to have a positive, uplifting, conservative Asian speaker at the next RNC, to appeal to Asian-Americans and make the case why they should vote GOP.

[img.photobucket.com image 450x384]

That will fix the GOP's image problems with Asian-Americans and solve racism, xenophobia, and nativism forever, right?


Yunioshi/Cain 2016!
 
2012-11-11 02:32:38 PM  
d24w6bsrhbeh9d.cloudfront.net
 
2012-11-11 02:37:39 PM  

Without Fail: [aonyma.com image 160x120]




What did you expect on erection day.
 
2012-11-11 02:39:38 PM  

schubie: I guess they're flabbergasted because they consider those nice, polite Asians to be "yellow Aryans.
"


In the bad old days of Apartheid, Japanese were labeled "Honorary Whites".
 
2012-11-11 02:42:12 PM  
See, after this election the GOP has been doing some reflection, with quite a few of its members saying that they need to include immigrants, homogays, and other groups in their base in order to remain relevant. Sane people have been saying this for quite some time.

Now here's the thing that gets me: They wish to include groups which they've marginalized - or even downright hated - because it's proper political maneuvering, not because it's the right thing to do. They only want to reach out for political gain. The GOP can fark off and die.
 
2012-11-11 02:43:28 PM  

simplicimus: DubyaHater: So, what I gathered from the article is that the GOP needs to pander to specific minorities as a way to keep the rich white people in power. As smart as the Asians are (per the stereotyping in the article), I would assume Asians would be smart enough not to fall for the bullshiat of the GOP.
The GOP doesn't care about anything except keeping the rich white people in power. The GOP will continue to fail in their attempt to dupe racial minorities. Good job guys. You can fark off now.

Asians are not monolithic. It's almost like they come from different countries.
In Texas and Louisiana, first generation Vietnamese tend to be fishermen. What their children will be, I have no idea.
In NYC (well Queens) Koreans tend to be shopkeepers. What their children will be, I have no idea.
Nor can I speak for the Asians from other countries.
Are they interested in immigration? Probably up to the point that they can (legally) reunite their extended families.


This brings up a very good point "why do people immigrate to America? #1 i would like to believe is a better life my children, and the GOP model fails in this regard on so many levels!
 
2012-11-11 02:43:37 PM  

swahnhennessy: If I were Asian I'd not want to be associated with Michelle Malkin, either.


There was some article a few years ago where she referred to her own parents as "anchor babies." I was physically revulsed. She is a horrible, horrible person.
 
2012-11-11 02:44:58 PM  
It's about not being a dumbass redneck evangelical. There is no "tradition" of interweaved racial and religious identity for asians in this country the way there is for WASPs.

Why does the GOP assume it owns morality, family, religion and success?
 
2012-11-11 02:46:16 PM  

Prank Call of Cthulhu: StreetlightInTheGhetto: bbfreak: Asian American's turned off by the GOP? No problem, just appoint Pete Hoekstra to take up the cause! Oh wait...

BWAHAHAHA. I almost forgot about that. Asshole. (Hoekstra, not you).

Anyone want to watch a horribly racist election ad?

/"so this is offensive in 18 different ways..."

Well, they could have gone the extra mile, and at the end of the ad, Debbie could ride her bike right into a rice paddy. Close up on her face, "Oooooh, so solly, we Asians can't dlive bikes either!" Cue sad trombone music.


The actress in the ad is Lisa Chan: "She's 21, from the Bay Area, graduated from UC Berkeley with a degree in sociology, founded a nonprofit organization for at-risk youth, and recently competed as the reigning Miss Napa Valley in the 2012 Miss California USA pageant." Link

WTF was she thinking? "Rent's due," probably.
 
2012-11-11 02:47:37 PM  

simplicimus: Kevin72: simplicimus: Mrtraveler01: vpb: GAT_00: There is no "minority" group that votes for Republicans. Only non-Hispanic whites.

Cubans?

Even the Cubans voted for Obama this time around.

From what the talking heads tell me, it was 3rd generation Cubans that went for Obama. I guess the older Cubans are dying off. I hold out hope that normalized relations with Cuba are in the near future.

Zombie Castro has witnessed 14 USA elections during his dictatorship. . 11 USA presidents have had to delay relations while the man who allowed Russian/Soviet nukes to be placed 90 miles from Florida is still alive.

The missiles have been gone for over half a century. Time to give it up. The Chinese backed the Vietcong, and we're best buds now.


Just reporting the facts, not right or wrong. Beyond thats, Vietnam was our ally. We were trying to protect South Vietnam from communism.
 
2012-11-11 02:47:47 PM  

lordjupiter: It's about not being a dumbass redneck evangelical. There is no "tradition" of interweaved racial and religious identity for asians in this country the way there is for WASPs.

Why does the GOP assume it owns morality, family, religion and success?


Because for many years they had a lot of people convinced they did.
 
2012-11-11 02:55:59 PM  

clkeagle: Oh, and don't forget the Republican-sponsored Hispanic Outreach website that used a stock photo of Asian kids. That went over well with both groups. Link

[thinkprogress.org image 437x351]


Those kids could be Latino. Most Latinos are mestizos which means includes native American ancestry. And where did native Americans immigrate from? THE ICE AGE LAND BRIDGE BETWEEN ASIA AND ALASKA. Or maybe Kontiki style from Pacific Islands too.
 
2012-11-11 02:56:01 PM  

Kevin72: simplicimus: Kevin72: simplicimus: Mrtraveler01: vpb: GAT_00: There is no "minority" group that votes for Republicans. Only non-Hispanic whites.

Cubans?

Even the Cubans voted for Obama this time around.

From what the talking heads tell me, it was 3rd generation Cubans that went for Obama. I guess the older Cubans are dying off. I hold out hope that normalized relations with Cuba are in the near future.

Zombie Castro has witnessed 14 USA elections during his dictatorship. . 11 USA presidents have had to delay relations while the man who allowed Russian/Soviet nukes to be placed 90 miles from Florida is still alive.

The missiles have been gone for over half a century. Time to give it up. The Chinese backed the Vietcong, and we're best buds now.

Just reporting the facts, not right or wrong. Beyond thats, Vietnam was our ally. We were trying to protect South Vietnam from communism.


That's one viewpoint. I could counter we were cleaning up the mess left by French Colonization after the French bailed.
 
2012-11-11 02:58:10 PM  

Silly Jesus: [d24w6bsrhbeh9d.cloudfront.net image 620x505]


I like that picture because it is both racist and not racist at all.

I mean, it's racist in that it depicts one particular 'race' facing difficulties purely because of their race, and it being funny for that reason.

But it's not racist at all because it's just a simple consequence of physical reality; having a genetic predisposition to having narrow eyes and having "pan-Asian eye folds" naturally results in technology having a difficult time differentiating between that and a closing non-Asian eye.

/I am both thoughtful and ridiculous today.
 
2012-11-11 03:01:44 PM  

phritz: [pacificcitizen.org image 400x246] 
Why, oh why won't asians vote for us???


You know, my mother, who is the prototype "Reagan Democrat" knee-jerk baby boomer, called me up after one of the debates: "If Romney keeps talking like that about China, he's going to lose the Asian vote". And yep, she was right.

While unknown to most of the media, the Republican party has been spending the last 12 years alienating Asian-Americans. Most Chinese-Americans do NOT like it when you whitewash China and Chinese people as being unscrupulous and evil, who will eventually take over America with debt and intrigue. Most Middle Eastern Americans do not like it when you legislatively stonewall and vandalize their mosque in central Tennessee even though there are like 400 churches in Murfreesborough and NO mosques for an Islamic community of over 20,000. Most Korean Americans don't like it when you abandon the sunshine policy for more bellicose neoconservative sabre-rattling. And Filipino Americans are also census classified as Hispanic. And the GOP has not done much to make them feel welcome into their fold either.


It will be a huge challenge for the GOP to mend relations with Asian-Americans, just as it will be a huge challenge for them to mend relations with Hispanics. But this requires genuine introspection and rethinking. So I don't see the GOP getting their act together for another two or three election cycles. Maybe the 2018 midterms will numbers will normalize again? (Provided, of course, the GOP starts to right the ship now and does not devolve into any more of a racist parody of itself...)
 
2012-11-11 03:02:35 PM  

speckio:
This brings up a very good point "why do people immigrate to America? #1 i would like to believe is a better life my children, and the GOP model fails in this regard on so many levels!

Yes and yes.
What do the majority of illegal immigrants want? To earn money to provide for their family and provide for a better future.
The plaque on the Statue of Liberty doesn't say "Go home". 
/yeah I know she's french, but whatever.
 
2012-11-11 03:07:14 PM  

LectertheChef: Possibly a religious element to it as well. Republicans are always going on and on about how we're a Christian nation, how we have to put Jesus in every womb and classroom and public square. Yet Asians tend to be not Christian. They're Buddhists, agnostics, athiests, Confucianists, Taoists, Muslims, Hindu, and others. So yeah, when they're told that their religion is inferior by an entire political party, they might just take offense.


Exactly. Saying "America is a Christian nation" is as wrongheaded as saying "America is a Caucasian nation".
 
2012-11-11 03:08:42 PM  

Wessoman: phritz: [pacificcitizen.org image 400x246] 
Why, oh why won't asians vote for us???

You know, my mother, who is the prototype "Reagan Democrat" knee-jerk baby boomer, called me up after one of the debates: "If Romney keeps talking like that about China, he's going to lose the Asian vote". And yep, she was right.

While unknown to most of the media, the Republican party has been spending the last 12 years alienating Asian-Americans. Most Chinese-Americans do NOT like it when you whitewash China and Chinese people as being unscrupulous and evil, who will eventually take over America with debt and intrigue. Most Middle Eastern Americans do not like it when you legislatively stonewall and vandalize their mosque in central Tennessee even though there are like 400 churches in Murfreesborough and NO mosques for an Islamic community of over 20,000. Most Korean Americans don't like it when you abandon the sunshine policy for more bellicose neoconservative sabre-rattling. And Filipino Americans are also census classified as Hispanic. And the GOP has not done much to make them feel welcome into their fold either.


It will be a huge challenge for the GOP to mend relations with Asian-Americans, just as it will be a huge challenge for them to mend relations with Hispanics. But this requires genuine introspection and rethinking. So I don't see the GOP getting their act together for another two or three election cycles. Maybe the 2018 midterms will numbers will normalize again? (Provided, of course, the GOP starts to right the ship now and does not devolve into any more of a racist parody of itself...)


"even though there are like 400 churches in Murfreesborough and NO mosques for an Islamic community of over 20,000."
Pretty sure if there's a Catholic Church around there, they can find some space for the Muslims to worship. Might have to cover up the crucifix, but not much going on Friday nights.
 
2012-11-11 03:09:27 PM  

Howie Spankowitz: It's almost as if a decades-long effort to craft policy positions that only benefit a shrinking demographic has somehow hurt the GOP.


No, the GOP policies that are effective are crafted to benefit rich people. The GOP policies that designed to attract votes are crafted to seem to preserve white privileged. Their base does not seem to realize that making the rich richer has no bearing on the base's wealth or status and that their decline is not blamable on non-whites.
 
2012-11-11 03:11:13 PM  

simplicimus: Kevin72: simplicimus: Kevin72: simplicimus: Mrtraveler01: vpb: GAT_00: There is no "minority" group that votes for Republicans. Only non-Hispanic whites.

Cubans?

Even the Cubans voted for Obama this time around.

From what the talking heads tell me, it was 3rd generation Cubans that went for Obama. I guess the older Cubans are dying off. I hold out hope that normalized relations with Cuba are in the near future.

Zombie Castro has witnessed 14 USA elections during his dictatorship. . 11 USA presidents have had to delay relations while the man who allowed Russian/Soviet nukes to be placed 90 miles from Florida is still alive.

The missiles have been gone for over half a century. Time to give it up. The Chinese backed the Vietcong, and we're best buds now.

Just reporting the facts, not right or wrong. Beyond thats, Vietnam was our ally. We were trying to protect South Vietnam from communism.

That's one viewpoint. I could counter we were cleaning up the mess left by French Colonization after the French bailed.


That made no sense whatsoever.
 
2012-11-11 03:16:18 PM  

what_now: Wow, a party opposed to math and science can't get the support of the Asian community?


Now that is funny
 
2012-11-11 03:16:58 PM  

Kevin72: simplicimus: Kevin72: simplicimus: Kevin72: simplicimus: Mrtraveler01: vpb: GAT_00: There is no "minority" group that votes for Republicans. Only non-Hispanic whites.

Cubans?

Even the Cubans voted for Obama this time around.

From what the talking heads tell me, it was 3rd generation Cubans that went for Obama. I guess the older Cubans are dying off. I hold out hope that normalized relations with Cuba are in the near future.

Zombie Castro has witnessed 14 USA elections during his dictatorship. . 11 USA presidents have had to delay relations while the man who allowed Russian/Soviet nukes to be placed 90 miles from Florida is still alive.

The missiles have been gone for over half a century. Time to give it up. The Chinese backed the Vietcong, and we're best buds now.

Just reporting the facts, not right or wrong. Beyond thats, Vietnam was our ally. We were trying to protect South Vietnam from communism.

That's one viewpoint. I could counter we were cleaning up the mess left by French Colonization after the French bailed.

That made no sense whatsoever.


If you're in the mood, learn something. Link
 
2012-11-11 03:22:38 PM  

President Raygun: swahnhennessy: If I were Asian I'd not want to be associated with Michelle Malkin, either.

There was some article a few years ago where she referred to her own parents as "anchor babies." I was physically revulsed. She is a horrible, horrible person.


Michelle Malkin is a Pacific Islander. Exactly which of the 7000 Phillipine Islands are on Asia?
 
2012-11-11 03:24:51 PM  

simplicimus: speckio:
This brings up a very good point "why do people immigrate to America? #1 i would like to believe is a better life my children, and the GOP model fails in this regard on so many levels!
Yes and yes.
What do the majority of illegal immigrants want? To earn money to provide for their family and provide for a better future.
The plaque on the Statue of Liberty doesn't say "Go home". 
/yeah I know she's french, but whatever.


Yeah, she's French. But she's been here practically since her birth, doesn't have any serious criminal record, and she's gainfully employed. So let's naturalize her.
 
2012-11-11 03:25:45 PM  

speckio: This brings up a very good point "why do people immigrate to America? #1 i would like to believe is a better life my children, and the GOP model fails in this regard on so many levels!


According to all of the republicans who comment on any articles, they emigrate to the US to get welfare, medicaid, and other assorted free stuff®.
 
2012-11-11 03:26:39 PM  

simplicimus: speckio:
This brings up a very good point "why do people immigrate to America? #1 i would like to believe is a better life my children, and the GOP model fails in this regard on so many levels!
Yes and yes.
What do the majority of illegal immigrants want? To earn money to provide for their family and provide for a better future.
The plaque on the Statue of Liberty doesn't say "Go home". 
/yeah I know she's french, but whatever.

 
2012-11-11 03:26:51 PM  

mahuika: RexTalionis:

Yeah this one stuck out to me:

In many ways Asians are more 'white' than whites. Higher grades and SAT scores, lower crime rate, harder working.

Gee, what an interesting definition of "white" you have there.


Meet someone who has never been to a white-trash town before...
 
2012-11-11 03:31:43 PM  

BarkingUnicorn: simplicimus: speckio:
This brings up a very good point "why do people immigrate to America? #1 i would like to believe is a better life my children, and the GOP model fails in this regard on so many levels!
Yes and yes.
What do the majority of illegal immigrants want? To earn money to provide for their family and provide for a better future.
The plaque on the Statue of Liberty doesn't say "Go home". 
/yeah I know she's french, but whatever.

Yeah, she's French. But she's been here practically since her birth, doesn't have any serious criminal record, and she's gainfully employed. So let's naturalize her.


I am going to tack on an amendment and add puerto rico
 
2012-11-11 03:36:04 PM  

simplicimus: Kevin72: simplicimus: Kevin72: simplicimus: Kevin72: simplicimus: Mrtraveler01: vpb: GAT_00: There is no "minority" group that votes for Republicans. Only non-Hispanic whites.

Cubans?

Even the Cubans voted for Obama this time around.

From what the talking heads tell me, it was 3rd generation Cubans that went for Obama. I guess the older Cubans are dying off. I hold out hope that normalized relations with Cuba are in the near future.

Zombie Castro has witnessed 14 USA elections during his dictatorship. . 11 USA presidents have had to delay relations while the man who allowed Russian/Soviet nukes to be placed 90 miles from Florida is still alive.

The missiles have been gone for over half a century. Time to give it up. The Chinese backed the Vietcong, and we're best buds now.

Just reporting the facts, not right or wrong. Beyond thats, Vietnam was our ally. We were trying to protect South Vietnam from communism.

That's one viewpoint. I could counter we were cleaning up the mess left by French Colonization after the French bailed.

That made no sense whatsoever.

If you're in the mood, learn something. Link


Already knew everything in that article. Your reply still makes no sense to me. No one thinks we were in Vietnam to clean up the mess left by French colonization. Gulf of Tonkin was a decade after the French "bailed" (Read: were overwhelmingly defeated).
 
2012-11-11 03:38:11 PM  
Could it be that many Asian-Americans came here because they found it unbearable to live under authoritarians who require the populace to deny reality?
 
2012-11-11 03:44:37 PM  
Kinda belies the whole 'Democrat supporters only do so because of how much free shiat they think they are going to get', doesn't it?
 
2012-11-11 03:46:31 PM  

The Great Gazoo: speckio: This brings up a very good point "why do people immigrate to America? #1 i would like to believe is a better life my children, and the GOP model fails in this regard on so many levels!

According to all of the republicans who comment on any articles, they emigrate to the US to get welfare, medicaid, and other assorted free stuff®.


Yep I agree with that logic, Immigrants totally risk life and limb to get to america because the poor and homeless have it so much better in the United states than where they come from.
 
2012-11-11 03:47:53 PM  
As a Chinese-born naturalized American, I'm getting a big kick out of this.

As a group, we strongly value education and an acceptance of reality. A party that demeans the educated as having been "brainwashed" is outright offensive to me. A party that rejects scientific, evidence-based reality and math because it upsets their ideal worldview completely flabbergasts me.

As a group, we also strongly value a damn good deal. $2.50 of cuts for every $1 of new taxes? Damn, son. How do you pass up a deal like that?

I have other quibbles with the GOP, but I can at least respect to a degree (if disagree with) their views on the fundamental role of government, taxes, healthcare, and "social issues". The stuff above, though -- that just leaves me bamboozled. You have a shot of making me listen to you when you prove that you are willing to govern in reality.
 
2012-11-11 03:57:42 PM  
speckio: Most asian religious beliefs do not have a problem with homosexuality

Uhm, yeah they do.
 
2012-11-11 04:06:30 PM  

yusyusyus: speckio: Most asian religious beliefs do not have a problem with homosexuality

Uhm, yeah they do.


Why? I know the history of Christian problems with homosexuality. One line in the Old Testament, and Paul trying not to get killed by taking the Roman Emperors' rule: "Don't be all gay all the time. Rome needs Romans" ,started by Caesar Augustus, to the extreme. Peter was executed because he preached "Let's never have sex", so Paul learned at least that much.
 
2012-11-11 04:19:55 PM  

ToxicMunkee: Minorities! Minorities everywhere! These old white men can't swing a dead cat without hitting a different minority.


ewww! the thought of actually swinging about a dead cat - OMG that is repulsive. and given the choice, why would one even want to do so? i'm baffled!
 
2012-11-11 04:22:25 PM  

KrispyKritter: ToxicMunkee: Minorities! Minorities everywhere! These old white men can't swing a dead cat without hitting a different minority.

ewww! the thought of actually swinging about a dead cat - OMG that is repulsive. and given the choice, why would one even want to do so? i'm baffled!


Because swinging a live cat could get painful.
 
2012-11-11 04:24:11 PM  

yusyusyus: speckio: Most asian religious beliefs do not have a problem with homosexuality

Uhm, yeah they do.


It really depends I suppose however http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buddhism_and_sexual_orientation

In most cases homosexuality is a non issue and my point is bhuddists don't go stark farkin insane screaming at the top of their lungs trying to deny the rights of other people just because it does not fall in line with their beliefs.
 
2012-11-11 04:26:33 PM  

KrispyKritter: ToxicMunkee: Minorities! Minorities everywhere! These old white men can't swing a dead cat without hitting a different minority.

ewww! the thought of actually swinging about a dead cat - OMG that is repulsive. and given the choice, why would one even want to do so? i'm baffled!


stop playing and swinging food around!
 
2012-11-11 04:33:55 PM  

speckio: KrispyKritter: ToxicMunkee: Minorities! Minorities everywhere! These old white men can't swing a dead cat without hitting a different minority.

ewww! the thought of actually swinging about a dead cat - OMG that is repulsive. and given the choice, why would one even want to do so? i'm baffled!

stop playing and swinging food around!


You have given me evil thoughts about derailing Caturday. How exactly do skin your cats? What's your best cat recipe?
 
2012-11-11 04:36:54 PM  

simplicimus: speckio: KrispyKritter: ToxicMunkee: Minorities! Minorities everywhere! These old white men can't swing a dead cat without hitting a different minority.

ewww! the thought of actually swinging about a dead cat - OMG that is repulsive. and given the choice, why would one even want to do so? i'm baffled!

stop playing and swinging food around!

You have given me evil thoughts about derailing Caturday. How exactly do skin your cats? What's your best cat recipe?


stir fried cat and dog chow fun! thats how this asian boy rolls!
 
2012-11-11 04:39:54 PM  

speckio: simplicimus: speckio: KrispyKritter: ToxicMunkee: Minorities! Minorities everywhere! These old white men can't swing a dead cat without hitting a different minority.

ewww! the thought of actually swinging about a dead cat - OMG that is repulsive. and given the choice, why would one even want to do so? i'm baffled!

stop playing and swinging food around!

You have given me evil thoughts about derailing Caturday. How exactly do skin your cats? What's your best cat recipe?

stir fried cat and dog chow fun! thats how this asian boy rolls!


Well, depending on the cat, either piccata or marsala.
 
2012-11-11 05:30:39 PM  

simplicimus: Kevin72: simplicimus: Kevin72: simplicimus: Kevin72: simplicimus: Mrtraveler01: vpb: GAT_00: There is no "minority" group that votes for Republicans. Only non-Hispanic whites.

Cubans?

Even the Cubans voted for Obama this time around.

From what the talking heads tell me, it was 3rd generation Cubans that went for Obama. I guess the older Cubans are dying off. I hold out hope that normalized relations with Cuba are in the near future.

Zombie Castro has witnessed 14 USA elections during his dictatorship. . 11 USA presidents have had to delay relations while the man who allowed Russian/Soviet nukes to be placed 90 miles from Florida is still alive.

The missiles have been gone for over half a century. Time to give it up. The Chinese backed the Vietcong, and we're best buds now.

Just reporting the facts, not right or wrong. Beyond thats, Vietnam was our ally. We were trying to protect South Vietnam from communism.

That's one viewpoint. I could counter we were cleaning up the mess left by French Colonization after the French bailed.

That made no sense whatsoever.

If you're in the mood, learn something. Link


By "the mess" I assume you mean the Geneva Accords, and "clean up" refers to "convince Diem to ditch the referendum on reunification and stage his own sham election". That's some good cleaning up there, Lou.
 
2012-11-11 05:56:17 PM  

Bad_Seed:
By "the mess" I assume you mean the Geneva Accords, and "clean up" refers to "convince Diem to ditch the referendum on reunification and stage his own sham election". That's some good cleaning up there, Lou.


The Domino Theory, it's a biatch.
I had a draft number and a draft board classification during the Vietnam non-war. Needless to say, I was against the war that never needed to happen. But then I was also against Afghanistan and Iraq.
 
2012-11-11 05:58:49 PM  

Bad_Seed: simplicimus: Kevin72: simplicimus: Kevin72: simplicimus: Kevin72: simplicimus: Mrtraveler01: vpb: GAT_00: There is no "minority" group that votes for Republicans. Only non-Hispanic whites.

Cubans?

Even the Cubans voted for Obama this time around.

From what the talking heads tell me, it was 3rd generation Cubans that went for Obama. I guess the older Cubans are dying off. I hold out hope that normalized relations with Cuba are in the near future.

Zombie Castro has witnessed 14 USA elections during his dictatorship. . 11 USA presidents have had to delay relations while the man who allowed Russian/Soviet nukes to be placed 90 miles from Florida is still alive.

The missiles have been gone for over half a century. Time to give it up. The Chinese backed the Vietcong, and we're best buds now.

Just reporting the facts, not right or wrong. Beyond thats, Vietnam was our ally. We were trying to protect South Vietnam from communism.

That's one viewpoint. I could counter we were cleaning up the mess left by French Colonization after the French bailed.

That made no sense whatsoever.

If you're in the mood, learn something. Link

By "the mess" I assume you mean the Geneva Accords, and "clean up" refers to "convince Diem to ditch the referendum on reunification and stage his own sham election". That's some good cleaning up there, Lou.


Well done, Bad_Seed Consider yourself favorited.
 
2012-11-11 06:09:13 PM  

simplicimus: Bad_Seed:
By "the mess" I assume you mean the Geneva Accords, and "clean up" refers to "convince Diem to ditch the referendum on reunification and stage his own sham election". That's some good cleaning up there, Lou.

The Domino Theory, it's a biatch.
I had a draft number and a draft board classification during the Vietnam non-war. Needless to say, I was against the war that never needed to happen. But then I was also against Afghanistan and Iraq.


That's great! Still no clue about what that or Chinese supporting the Vietnamese or cleaning up after the French was related to not having relations with Cuba while Castro is still alive.
 
2012-11-11 06:11:27 PM  

Kevin72: Bad_Seed: simplicimus: Kevin72: simplicimus: Kevin72: simplicimus: Kevin72: simplicimus: Mrtraveler01: vpb: GAT_00: There is no "minority" group that votes for Republicans. Only non-Hispanic whites.

Cubans?

Even the Cubans voted for Obama this time around.

From what the talking heads tell me, it was 3rd generation Cubans that went for Obama. I guess the older Cubans are dying off. I hold out hope that normalized relations with Cuba are in the near future.

Zombie Castro has witnessed 14 USA elections during his dictatorship. . 11 USA presidents have had to delay relations while the man who allowed Russian/Soviet nukes to be placed 90 miles from Florida is still alive.

The missiles have been gone for over half a century. Time to give it up. The Chinese backed the Vietcong, and we're best buds now.

Just reporting the facts, not right or wrong. Beyond thats, Vietnam was our ally. We were trying to protect South Vietnam from communism.

That's one viewpoint. I could counter we were cleaning up the mess left by French Colonization after the French bailed.

That made no sense whatsoever.

If you're in the mood, learn something. Link

By "the mess" I assume you mean the Geneva Accords, and "clean up" refers to "convince Diem to ditch the referendum on reunification and stage his own sham election". That's some good cleaning up there, Lou.

Well done, Bad_Seed Consider yourself favorited.


Thank you. I will favorite you as well. I always appreciate a good dialogue. Happy that I impressed you.
 
2012-11-11 06:17:14 PM  

simplicimus: Bad_Seed:
By "the mess" I assume you mean the Geneva Accords, and "clean up" refers to "convince Diem to ditch the referendum on reunification and stage his own sham election". That's some good cleaning up there, Lou.

The Domino Theory, it's a biatch.
I had a draft number and a draft board classification during the Vietnam non-war. Needless to say, I was against the war that never needed to happen. But then I was also against Afghanistan and Iraq.


Yes, well a hysterical over-reaction to other people's choice of political philosophy isn't quite the same thing as "cleaning up the mess that the French left behind". It doesn't quite have the same selfless ring to it. And in case you feel tempted to claim that "the mess" was the existence of the Viet Minh as an effective military and political force, I would just like to add that the US armed and supported the Viet Minh when they were fighting the Japanese occupation. Uncle Ho, was so grateful for the support that he copied his declaration of independence from the American one.

It's nice to hear you're anti-war. Just don't let yourself get suckered into any of the apologetic myths floating around.
 
2012-11-11 06:19:09 PM  

Silly Jesus: Thank you. I will favorite you as well. I always appreciate a good dialogue. Happy that I impressed you.


25.media.tumblr.com
 
2012-11-11 08:31:28 PM  

Bad_Seed: simplicimus: Bad_Seed:
By "the mess" I assume you mean the Geneva Accords, and "clean up" refers to "convince Diem to ditch the referendum on reunification and stage his own sham election". That's some good cleaning up there, Lou.

The Domino Theory, it's a biatch.
I had a draft number and a draft board classification during the Vietnam non-war. Needless to say, I was against the war that never needed to happen. But then I was also against Afghanistan and Iraq.

Yes, well a hysterical over-reaction to other people's choice of political philosophy isn't quite the same thing as "cleaning up the mess that the French left behind". It doesn't quite have the same selfless ring to it. And in case you feel tempted to claim that "the mess" was the existence of the Viet Minh as an effective military and political force, I would just like to add that the US armed and supported the Viet Minh when they were fighting the Japanese occupation. Uncle Ho, was so grateful for the support that he copied his declaration of independence from the American one.

It's nice to hear you're anti-war. Just don't let yourself get suckered into any of the apologetic myths floating around.


If the US had any comprehension of what the real deal was in the region, they would have realized that Ho was looking for a superpower to align himself with because Vietnam doesn't trust the Chinese in the slightest. It's been a thousand years since the Chinese occupied Vietnam and they still don't trust the Chinese to not try it again. Ho aligned himself with the Soviets because he knew that a post-colonial Vietnam was vulnerable to the Chinese and since the US wasn't interested the Soviets were the other best option.

It's not an accident of history that Vietnam and the US finally normalized relations right after the breakup of the Soviet Union. It's because a Vietnam that's friends with the US is a Vietnam that's less likely to have to worry about China pulling any shenanigans.
 
2012-11-11 08:36:52 PM  

RexTalionis: So, anyway, I was at the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association regional conference in Stamford in 2011, where the Honorable Denny Chin of the 2d Cir. Court of Appeals was the keynote speaker.

You know what really pissed off these most elite of the Asian-American elite? That the GOP took months to stonewall and filibuster Goodwin Liu, President Obama's nominee for the 9th Cir. Court of Appeals. That REALLY annoyed a lot of people.


The GOP alienated a wealthy group of upper class voters because they were minorities and liberal? I find that difficult to believe.

I find it more difficult to believe that there's an Asian-Pacific Bar Association chapter in Connecticut. It's on the wrong coast.
 
2012-11-11 09:09:54 PM  

ultraholland: Now here's the thing that gets me: They wish to include groups which they've marginalized - or even downright hated - because it's proper political maneuvering, not because it's the right thing to do. They only want to reach out for political gain.


Bingo.

Democrats consider me a person. Republicans - at best - consider me a vote.
 
2012-11-11 09:40:41 PM  

The Why Not Guy: ultraholland: Now here's the thing that gets me: They wish to include groups which they've marginalized - or even downright hated - because it's proper political maneuvering, not because it's the right thing to do. They only want to reach out for political gain.

Bingo.

Democrats consider me a person. Republicans - at best - consider me a vote.


I think I'm going to steal that line, if you don't mind.
 
2012-11-11 11:05:40 PM  

speckio: I think the real problem is the crazy far right Christians who seem to have influence over the GOP. Most asian religious beliefs do not have a problem with homosexuality or discrimination against other races, also I know plenty of Asian people who have a very strong Christian faith and they choose to follow the "do not judge others" or "choose not to force their beliefs down your throat" and they feel Christians radicals like the ones in the US are a threat to Christianity itself.


As a Catholic, Count me in as one of those people. I support a completely secular government since my faith is my faith. I don't impose on others and they don't impose on me.
 
2012-11-12 01:21:21 AM  

RexTalionis: By the way, I'm reading the comments and most of them are some of the most xenophobic comments I've ever read, between referring to immigrants as "barbarians at the gates" and calling people not "real Americans".


Not to mention we're probably all communists anyways.

This is why Asians didn't vote for Romney. Because his followers think we are barely human.
 
2012-11-12 01:35:13 AM  

Soymilk: RexTalionis: By the way, I'm reading the comments and most of them are some of the most xenophobic comments I've ever read, between referring to immigrants as "barbarians at the gates" and calling people not "real Americans".

Not to mention we're probably all communists anyways.

This is why Asians didn't vote for Romney. Because his followers think we are barely human.


Yeah, your 4,000 plus years of civilization don't count compared to our 2,000 plus years.
 
2012-11-12 01:39:04 AM  

Gyrfalcon: The GOP alienated a wealthy group of upper class voters because they were minorities and liberal? I find that difficult to believe.


The comments in the article would have you believe that members of this group are job-stealing, currency-devaluing, foreign-sounding communist spies. So the GOP won't want their vote anyways.
 
2012-11-12 01:41:42 AM  

simplicimus: Soymilk: RexTalionis: By the way, I'm reading the comments and most of them are some of the most xenophobic comments I've ever read, between referring to immigrants as "barbarians at the gates" and calling people not "real Americans".

Not to mention we're probably all communists anyways.

This is why Asians didn't vote for Romney. Because his followers think we are barely human.

Yeah, your 4,000 plus years of civilization don't count compared to our 2,000 plus years.


Well, to be fair, I don't think anyone's culture is superior to anyone else's - they're just different.
However, the GOP sure are experts are alienating people:
Columnist: "Why did Asian Americans vote 73-26 for Obama?"
His Readers: "Because they're barbarians who are here to destroy traditional Americans!"
This Asian: "Okay then, guess I'll vote for the party who doesn't actually hate my very existence."
 
2012-11-12 02:01:34 AM  

Soymilk: simplicimus: Soymilk: RexTalionis: By the way, I'm reading the comments and most of them are some of the most xenophobic comments I've ever read, between referring to immigrants as "barbarians at the gates" and calling people not "real Americans".

Not to mention we're probably all communists anyways.

This is why Asians didn't vote for Romney. Because his followers think we are barely human.

Yeah, your 4,000 plus years of civilization don't count compared to our 2,000 plus years.

Well, to be fair, I don't think anyone's culture is superior to anyone else's - they're just different.
However, the GOP sure are experts are alienating people:
Columnist: "Why did Asian Americans vote 73-26 for Obama?"
His Readers: "Because they're barbarians who are here to destroy traditional Americans!"
This Asian: "Okay then, guess I'll vote for the party who doesn't actually hate my very existence."


OK, cultural comparisons aside, calling people from a longer term culture than ours, and with an ancient greek word (barbar) to boot, is at least amusing, if not ironic.
 
2012-11-12 02:03:56 AM  

simplicimus: Soymilk: simplicimus: Soymilk: RexTalionis: By the way, I'm reading the comments and most of them are some of the most xenophobic comments I've ever read, between referring to immigrants as "barbarians at the gates" and calling people not "real Americans".

Not to mention we're probably all communists anyways.

This is why Asians didn't vote for Romney. Because his followers think we are barely human.

Yeah, your 4,000 plus years of civilization don't count compared to our 2,000 plus years.

Well, to be fair, I don't think anyone's culture is superior to anyone else's - they're just different.
However, the GOP sure are experts are alienating people:
Columnist: "Why did Asian Americans vote 73-26 for Obama?"
His Readers: "Because they're barbarians who are here to destroy traditional Americans!"
This Asian: "Okay then, guess I'll vote for the party who doesn't actually hate my very existence."

OK, cultural comparisons aside, calling people from a longer term culture than ours, and with an ancient greek word (barbar) to boot, is at least amusing, if not ironic.


Fair enough. Ironic also.
 
2012-11-12 03:50:06 AM  

Soymilk: simplicimus: Soymilk: simplicimus: Soymilk: RexTalionis: By the way, I'm reading the comments and most of them are some of the most xenophobic comments I've ever read, between referring to immigrants as "barbarians at the gates" and calling people not "real Americans".

Not to mention we're probably all communists anyways.

This is why Asians didn't vote for Romney. Because his followers think we are barely human.

Yeah, your 4,000 plus years of civilization don't count compared to our 2,000 plus years.

Well, to be fair, I don't think anyone's culture is superior to anyone else's - they're just different.
However, the GOP sure are experts are alienating people:
Columnist: "Why did Asian Americans vote 73-26 for Obama?"
His Readers: "Because they're barbarians who are here to destroy traditional Americans!"
This Asian: "Okay then, guess I'll vote for the party who doesn't actually hate my very existence."

OK, cultural comparisons aside, calling people from a longer term culture than ours, and with an ancient greek word (barbar) to boot, is at least amusing, if not ironic.

Fair enough. Ironic also.


I voted against Romney because he has round eyes and you cant trust the round eyes!
 
2012-11-12 03:54:39 AM  

speckio: Soymilk: simplicimus: Soymilk: simplicimus: Soymilk: RexTalionis: By the way, I'm reading the comments and most of them are some of the most xenophobic comments I've ever read, between referring to immigrants as "barbarians at the gates" and calling people not "real Americans".

Not to mention we're probably all communists anyways.

This is why Asians didn't vote for Romney. Because his followers think we are barely human.

Yeah, your 4,000 plus years of civilization don't count compared to our 2,000 plus years.

Well, to be fair, I don't think anyone's culture is superior to anyone else's - they're just different.
However, the GOP sure are experts are alienating people:
Columnist: "Why did Asian Americans vote 73-26 for Obama?"
His Readers: "Because they're barbarians who are here to destroy traditional Americans!"
This Asian: "Okay then, guess I'll vote for the party who doesn't actually hate my very existence."

OK, cultural comparisons aside, calling people from a longer term culture than ours, and with an ancient greek word (barbar) to boot, is at least amusing, if not ironic.

Fair enough. Ironic also.

I voted against Romney because he has round eyes and you cant trust the round eyes!


All joking aside I feel dirty typing that because some how i think that actually would fit into the GOP logic and way of thinking of how asians vote
 
2012-11-12 04:04:41 AM  

speckio: speckio: Soymilk: simplicimus: Soymilk: simplicimus: Soymilk: RexTalionis: By the way, I'm reading the comments and most of them are some of the most xenophobic comments I've ever read, between referring to immigrants as "barbarians at the gates" and calling people not "real Americans".

Not to mention we're probably all communists anyways.

This is why Asians didn't vote for Romney. Because his followers think we are barely human.

Yeah, your 4,000 plus years of civilization don't count compared to our 2,000 plus years.

Well, to be fair, I don't think anyone's culture is superior to anyone else's - they're just different.
However, the GOP sure are experts are alienating people:
Columnist: "Why did Asian Americans vote 73-26 for Obama?"
His Readers: "Because they're barbarians who are here to destroy traditional Americans!"
This Asian: "Okay then, guess I'll vote for the party who doesn't actually hate my very existence."

OK, cultural comparisons aside, calling people from a longer term culture than ours, and with an ancient greek word (barbar) to boot, is at least amusing, if not ironic.

Fair enough. Ironic also.

I voted against Romney because he has round eyes and you cant trust the round eyes!

All joking aside I feel dirty typing that because some how i think that actually would fit into the GOP logic and way of thinking of how asians vote


The problem with the GOP will be that their "Asian Outreach" will treat Asians as a monolithic block and not an arbitrary label applied to a very diverse group of individuals,
 
2012-11-12 05:23:04 AM  

simplicimus: speckio: speckio: Soymilk: simplicimus: Soymilk: simplicimus: Soymilk: RexTalionis: By the way, I'm reading the comments and most of them are some of the most xenophobic comments I've ever read, between referring to immigrants as "barbarians at the gates" and calling people not "real Americans".

Not to mention we're probably all communists anyways.

This is why Asians didn't vote for Romney. Because his followers think we are barely human.

Yeah, your 4,000 plus years of civilization don't count compared to our 2,000 plus years.

Well, to be fair, I don't think anyone's culture is superior to anyone else's - they're just different.
However, the GOP sure are experts are alienating people:
Columnist: "Why did Asian Americans vote 73-26 for Obama?"
His Readers: "Because they're barbarians who are here to destroy traditional Americans!"
This Asian: "Okay then, guess I'll vote for the party who doesn't actually hate my very existence."

OK, cultural comparisons aside, calling people from a longer term culture than ours, and with an ancient greek word (barbar) to boot, is at least amusing, if not ironic.

Fair enough. Ironic also.

I voted against Romney because he has round eyes and you cant trust the round eyes!

All joking aside I feel dirty typing that because some how i think that actually would fit into the GOP logic and way of thinking of how asians vote

The problem with the GOP will be that their "Asian Outreach" will treat Asians as a monolithic block and not an arbitrary label applied to a very diverse group of individuals,


The GOP should just announce they love of Rice or become Pro Rice!, asians will flock to the GOP cause in mass
 
2012-11-12 05:40:31 AM  

speckio: simplicimus: speckio: speckio: Soymilk: simplicimus: Soymilk: simplicimus: Soymilk: RexTalionis: By the way, I'm reading the comments and most of them are some of the most xenophobic comments I've ever read, between referring to immigrants as "barbarians at the gates" and calling people not "real Americans".

Not to mention we're probably all communists anyways.

This is why Asians didn't vote for Romney. Because his followers think we are barely human.

Yeah, your 4,000 plus years of civilization don't count compared to our 2,000 plus years.

Well, to be fair, I don't think anyone's culture is superior to anyone else's - they're just different.
However, the GOP sure are experts are alienating people:
Columnist: "Why did Asian Americans vote 73-26 for Obama?"
His Readers: "Because they're barbarians who are here to destroy traditional Americans!"
This Asian: "Okay then, guess I'll vote for the party who doesn't actually hate my very existence."

OK, cultural comparisons aside, calling people from a longer term culture than ours, and with an ancient greek word (barbar) to boot, is at least amusing, if not ironic.

Fair enough. Ironic also.

I voted against Romney because he has round eyes and you cant trust the round eyes!

All joking aside I feel dirty typing that because some how i think that actually would fit into the GOP logic and way of thinking of how asians vote

The problem with the GOP will be that their "Asian Outreach" will treat Asians as a monolithic block and not an arbitrary label applied to a very diverse group of individuals,

The GOP should just announce they love of Rice or become Pro Rice!, asians will flock to the GOP cause in mass


So, the GOP should endorse Condi Rice?
 
2012-11-12 01:40:26 PM  

simplicimus: speckio: simplicimus: speckio: speckio: Soymilk: simplicimus: Soymilk: simplicimus: Soymilk: RexTalionis: By the way, I'm reading the comments and most of them are some of the most xenophobic comments I've ever read, between referring to immigrants as "barbarians at the gates" and calling people not "real Americans".

Not to mention we're probably all communists anyways.

This is why Asians didn't vote for Romney. Because his followers think we are barely human.

Yeah, your 4,000 plus years of civilization don't count compared to our 2,000 plus years.

Well, to be fair, I don't think anyone's culture is superior to anyone else's - they're just different.
However, the GOP sure are experts are alienating people:
Columnist: "Why did Asian Americans vote 73-26 for Obama?"
His Readers: "Because they're barbarians who are here to destroy traditional Americans!"
This Asian: "Okay then, guess I'll vote for the party who doesn't actually hate my very existence."

OK, cultural comparisons aside, calling people from a longer term culture than ours, and with an ancient greek word (barbar) to boot, is at least amusing, if not ironic.

Fair enough. Ironic also.

I voted against Romney because he has round eyes and you cant trust the round eyes!

All joking aside I feel dirty typing that because some how i think that actually would fit into the GOP logic and way of thinking of how asians vote

The problem with the GOP will be that their "Asian Outreach" will treat Asians as a monolithic block and not an arbitrary label applied to a very diverse group of individuals,

The GOP should just announce they love of Rice or become Pro Rice!, asians will flock to the GOP cause in mass

So, the GOP should endorse Condi Rice?


no "jasmine rice" and maybe mention love of "brown rice" if they want a 2 for 1 to include the latino vote hopefully there will be no gaffe or scandal about only loving "white rice"
 
2012-11-12 01:41:17 PM  
I posted this previously in another thread, but what the heck:

I live in Ohio. My parents are Korean, but I was made in America.

This lovely campaign flyer arrived in the mail on Election Day, and the day before as well.

i.imgur.com

Note the odd use of the term "reunification", which has special resonance for Koreans.

Then the "Mek-shi-cans are jumping the line ahead of you and your family!"

And the pandering to foreign students who are studying math, science, and engineering, because that's all the Asian brain is good for.

Best of all, the "free tuition at colleges in Massachusetts for good students" line, which obviously means that Romney wants to give my precious kimchi-scented snowflakes a free ride to Harvard, Yale, or MIT.

Here is side 2:

i.imgur.com

Meh, pretty boring "diversity" boilerplate at the top. But what's this at the bottom?

Oh Lordy, Mitt's looking somewhat more... pigmented... than usual. Yellow, even.

And squinty.

And grinning all bucktoothed.

OMG... MITT ROMNEY IS ASIAN... JUST LIKE ME!!!

shiat, if they were trying to depict Romney with stereotypical Asian features, why didn't they just go full retard:

i.imgur.com
 
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