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Wed Nov 7, 2012, 08:53 PM

73% of Asian-Americans voted for Obama

One of the under-reported stories in this election was the Asian vote. As big Ed's statistics just showed, more Asians were favorable to Obama (73%) than even Hispanics (71%). I worked for over 16 years in Alhambra, California (known as new Chinatown) in a Chinese law firm practicing immigration law. I saw many Chinese-Americans supporting George Bush in 2000 because the word was out that he would lower taxes. This time around, I honestly couldn’t find anyone in the law firm or among any Chinese-American friends and acquaintances who had anything good to say about Romney. They understand that the Republicans are no friends of the immigrant community.

I applaud the Asian-American community for doing its part in giving President Obama this great victory.


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aint_no_life_nowhere Nov 2012 OP
pinto Nov 2012 #1
JI7 Nov 2012 #2
aint_no_life_nowhere Nov 2012 #5
JI7 Nov 2012 #7
opiate69 Nov 2012 #3
Generic Other Nov 2012 #4
Scurrilous Nov 2012 #6
Momgonepostal Nov 2012 #8
JI7 Nov 2012 #9
FrenchieCat Nov 2012 #10

Response to aint_no_life_nowhere (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 08:59 PM

1. Yeah. Noticed that stat earlier.

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Response to aint_no_life_nowhere (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 09:02 PM

2. were most of those Chinese Americans those who immigrated here as adults ?

many times those from communist countries vote republican just because of that one issue. but their kids and those who came here at a young age are less likely to do so and tend to be more liberal. this is true of cuban americans also .

also China is not truly communist these days and a lot of the crap republicans support is the same crap china does with their labor violations , corrupt big businesses etc.

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Response to JI7 (Reply #2)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 09:16 PM

5. The Chinese law firm where I worked belongs to a lawyer from Taiwan

She's very liberal and absolutely loved Clinton. The employees come from all over the Chinese diaspora; mainland China, Taiwan, Indonesia, Hong Kong, and the United States. Most of the clients are from the mainland and their Chinese-American families and sponsors were altogether anti-Romney. I think it had as much to do with the Republican anti-immigrant attitude, as the economy that crumbled under Bush, as well as the fear that Romney would start a trade war with China.

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Response to aint_no_life_nowhere (Reply #5)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 09:45 PM

7. i mean the ones in 2000 that supported Bush

i do think all the attacks on obama and kenya stuff turns off all other minorities. because they are clearly claiming Obama can't be american because he isn't white.

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Response to aint_no_life_nowhere (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 09:03 PM

3. I can totally buy that..

The Korean shop owners my wife used to work for never failed to tell me how much they loved my Obama 08 shirt whenever I wore it.

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Response to aint_no_life_nowhere (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 09:05 PM

4. Like me!

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Response to aint_no_life_nowhere (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 09:43 PM

6. K & R

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Response to aint_no_life_nowhere (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 09:46 PM

8. Some news piece talked about this last night...

There are also figures that break out Indian-Americans (meaning origins from India), and it showed that they overwhelming supported Obama as well.

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Response to Momgonepostal (Reply #8)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 11:49 PM

9. the numbers were even higher if you only count indian americans

i noticed there were a lot of indian americans at Obama events.

most of the indian americans who supported romney were old corrupt business types. many involved in the economic collapse 4 years ago.

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Response to aint_no_life_nowhere (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 12:03 AM

10. It is true that back in 2000, many Chinese Americans supported W and the Republican party.....

I know, because my daughter, although not Chinese, attended fulltime a Christian Chinese School for two years (her choice).....
and I remember seeing a picture of Bush up in the office and the "No Child Left Behind" posters in the hallways!


We must, however, remember that Obama did have an Indonesian step-father, has a 1/2 Indonesian sister,
and lived in Indonesia. He also has a Chinese-Canadian Brother in law, and two beautiful Asian Nieces.
In addition, Obama was born and raised in Hawaii...

Beyond that, I believe that he has appointed more Asian-American to high level cabinet posts....
more than any President before him.

I wouldn't be surprised if he nominates an Asian-American judge to the Supreme court next....

So there are quite a few reason, beyond policies, that many Asians see themselves in Barack Obama
more than any other President before him.

The Prez and one of his nieces here....

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