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Response to CitizenLeft (Original post)
Sun Nov 11, 2012, 03:24 PM
sbmvv (30 posts)
3. Excellent post
I think that the Democratic Party and its activists need to recognize that the values of the party are very attractive to minority groups even those that do well economically - take for example Indian Americans and Jewish Americans. 75% of Indian Americans and 69% of Jewish Americans voted Democrat in 2012.
The previous reply to the thread was eloquently impressive in its explanation.
It should be noted however, that fiscal conservatism has its attractions to certain sections of the Asian Community. Even on some social issues, I am not sure if as a "community" some are entirely in sync with some issues.
That is not to say they are going to switch sides.
What it means is that inspite of a certain sympathy with fiscal policies, they looked at the two parties and resoundingly rejected a exclusivist (white, Christian and frankly insane) Republican party and opted for an inclusive but above all rational Democratic party.
That being said, it would be noted that the Conservative Parties in both Canada and the UK have made major inroads into their minority groups by not just articulating a more inclusive vision but by actually following through and embracing it.
The Republican party is going to try to make use of Jindal and Hayley and Rubio to do the same.
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