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Response to CitizenLeft (Original post)
Sun Nov 11, 2012, 06:16 PM
fujiyama (14,971 posts)
4. The GOP has little appeal to those outside of its little bubble
Many would think that many Asian Americans would be a good target demographic for the GOP - many are small business owners, fiscally conservative, and family oriented. Many do very well financially, being among the top earners in the US. Asian Americans used to be split, and some groups used to vote more heavily republican, just like Cuban Americans. Much of this was due to the Cold War and the perception that the republicans were more anti-communist. But the new generation is much more liberal, especially socially and have rejected the politics of division and hate.
I believe though that the same qualities of success (just like among American Jews) are what has turned Asian Americans, as well as most non-middle aged/older white males away from the republican party. Asian Americans know who leads the GOP. It's Rush Limbaugh and the delusional Fox News echo chamber crowd. Asian Americans highly value education especially in math and the sciences. The GOP is the party of Todd Akin and Richard Mourdoch. A large part of the republican party rejects evolution and denies global warming.
Ultimately, Asian Americans also understand that while free enterprise has great benefits for those who work hard, it isn't perfect, it can leave many behind - and that everyone in life faces hardships at times. Especially when it comes to health care, I think Asian Americans understand that blind ideological worship is foolish and that only the government has the resources and power to do something to ensure adequate health care isn't just a privilege or a luxury. Small business owners aren't necessarily millionaires either so the constant talking points about job creators is also falling on deaf ears.
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