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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 52
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2012-11-11 11:01:38 AM  
7 votes:
Wow, a party opposed to math and science can't get the support of the Asian community?
2012-11-11 11:54:21 AM  
5 votes:

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 11:17:41 AM  
5 votes:
You mean an ethnic group that traditionally values education is rejecting the party that believes fact-checkers are a liberal plot?
2012-11-11 01:04:27 PM  
4 votes:
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 12:36:31 PM  
4 votes:
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 11:18:22 AM  
4 votes:
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 10:53:43 AM  
4 votes:
There is no "minority" group that votes for Republicans. Only non-Hispanic whites.
2012-11-11 02:43:37 PM  
2 votes:

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 01:22:26 PM  
2 votes:
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 01:06:07 PM  
2 votes:
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 01:05:44 PM  
2 votes:
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 01:02:51 PM  
2 votes:
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 12:49:31 PM  
2 votes:

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 12:41:41 PM  
2 votes:

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 12:39:45 PM  
2 votes:
pacificcitizen.org 
Why, oh why won't asians vote for us???
2012-11-11 12:39:44 PM  
2 votes:
It's OK to be Takei!
2012-11-11 12:34:17 PM  
2 votes:
i.imgur.com
2012-11-11 11:14:32 AM  
2 votes:

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


Not this whitey.
2012-11-11 10:01:53 AM  
2 votes:
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 03:47:53 PM  
1 votes:
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 03:24:51 PM  
1 votes:

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 03:16:18 PM  
1 votes:

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 03:01:44 PM  
1 votes:

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 02:42:12 PM  
1 votes:
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 02:14:37 PM  
1 votes:
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 01:37:35 PM  
1 votes:
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 01:28:22 PM  
1 votes:

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 01:24:44 PM  
1 votes:
...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 01:23:24 PM  
1 votes:

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

And therefore, can't dance.


dailypop.in
2012-11-11 01:19:36 PM  
1 votes:

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 01:09:00 PM  
1 votes:
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 12:55:15 PM  
1 votes:

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 12:52:17 PM  
1 votes:
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 12:52:15 PM  
1 votes:
Probably because a strategy of scaring people with the threat of foreigners doesn't work on foreigners.
2012-11-11 12:47:43 PM  
1 votes:
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 12:47:28 PM  
1 votes:

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


ftfy
2012-11-11 12:46:41 PM  
1 votes:

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 12:46:25 PM  
1 votes:

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 12:45:35 PM  
1 votes:

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 12:41:41 PM  
1 votes:

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 12:41:15 PM  
1 votes:

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 12:40:43 PM  
1 votes:

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 12:39:07 PM  
1 votes:

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 12:34:50 PM  
1 votes:

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 12:34:26 PM  
1 votes:

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 11:43:23 AM  
1 votes:
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 11:35:08 AM  
1 votes:
So not only should we copy off Asians for exams, we should also do it for ballots.
2012-11-11 11:34:09 AM  
1 votes:
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 11:25:49 AM  
1 votes:
www.pewsocialtrends.org

Well there is your problem, 49% of them Asians have gone to a liberal socialist indoctrination school.
2012-11-11 11:12:06 AM  
1 votes:
It is hard to blame opponents of immigration.

Uh, no. I'm an immigrant and I can blame them pretty easily.
2012-11-11 10:56:23 AM  
1 votes:
Minorities! Minorities everywhere! These old white men can't swing a dead cat without hitting a different minority.
2012-11-11 09:37:57 AM  
1 votes:
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.
 
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