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Posted on 11/08/2012 9:52:10 PM PST by Steelfish
Asian Americans Overwhelmingly Backed Obama, Democrats
By Kim Geiger November 8, 2012 Much has been made of the Latino vote and its crucial role in boosting President Obama to victory, but it was Asian Americans who made the most dramatic shift in support for the president Tuesday.
Exit polls show that 73% of Asian Americans backed Obama, an 11-point increase since 2008. Asian Americans came out in such force for Obama that they topped Latinos as his second-most supportive ethnic group, behind African Americans.
Latinos, who made up 10% of the electorate, went 67% for Obama, 5 points higher than in 2008.
While Asians accounted for just 3% of the electorate up from 2% in 2008 their overwhelming support made them a key component of the Obama coalition, especially in swing states like Virginia, Florida and Colorado.
And their numbers are increasing rapidly. They were the fastest-growing ethnic group from 2000 to 2010.
We are clearly an undeniable and unshakable political power, said Rep. Michael M. Honda, a California Democrat and chairman emeritus of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus. "As the fastest-growing ethnic community in the country, we are the margin of victory."
An election eve poll by the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund and the National Coalition for Asian Pacific American Community Development confirmed what was seen in exit polls: 72% of Asian Americans backed Obama and 73% supported Democrats in congressional races. One-fifth were first-time voters.
Honda,, of San Jose, whose California district is now the first in the continental United States to contain an Asian American majority, said Asian Americans have become increasingly aware of their ability to influence elections.
When people start to understand their worth, they participate, he said.
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More accurately, Republicans have failed to debunk the position assigned to them by Democrats and the media. But I repeat myself, on that last.
The fact that most Asians voted for obama totally negates the stereotype that they are smart.
I have never understood why just about every Asian I have ever met is a left winger. Hell, my favorite historical figure of all time is Asian - Genghis Khan. He did a good job of uniting diffent tribes of people and was definitely not a wimpy, left wing liberal. :)
It’s hatred of whitey. That’s all I can assume.
An Asian-owned beauty supply store opened up here, and I went in to check it out. I was the only white woman in the place, and the Asians scowled at me the whole time and watched my every move.
> the GOP has an image perception problem with Asians. It
> doesnt make sense Asians generally are more conservative
> on average than whites. They should be a natural GOP votebank
The GOP can begin with not lumping people from Asian countries by one label. They can then interact with individual groups based on national, not continental, background.
Oh yes clear present danger as always
I know, just ask the Pilgrims who fled by boat.
Jokes aside, yes, they do feel threatened by the perception. Both Asians and especially the Jews.
and they use that perception then to try to destroy my culture thru their efforts?
i mean really
the problem is deeper actually
the 70% we are talking about simply believe in man, not God..messianic humanism..the new man..the Godhead and all that crap I learned in college
if they are threatened by creches on the courthouse lawn or banning abortion as signs of an impending theocracy then they are simply nuts
i think it is also just simple old resentment of the dominant culture
anti pluralism is not a new idea amongst humanist Jewish logic
neither is tikkun olam which lends itself nicely to a superficial consideration of progressive politics
it goes on and on
I will not longer resist identifying my foes here regardless of their suffering in the past
be it pogroms and the Holocaust
or the Alama and anglo conquest
and so forth
niceties are over
if we cannot confront our enemies and address them then how can we defeat them?
show me a counter to Speilberg, Weinstein, Geffen, Katzenberg, the Pritzkers, Newhouses and so forth in media and culture..not to mention institutional activism who as Christians work so hard to proogandize and and thwart traditional American culture and Christian values?
can you name one group of Christians here doing that to Jewish values or interests?
hell...my group..Southern baptist support Israel and Jewish freedom of worship more than they do...with little thanks domestically
nope...I’,m sorry...we got some great Jews...Mark Levin...the only guy I am listening to right now frankly.. on our side who see the light but the 70% have made their choice and I am not going to pussyfoot with them
they have been given a Holocaust pass for it too long
I agree with you on a lot of those things, but these are people who are basically on a permanent on-guard stance, vociferously unwilling to concede anything to anyone who wants to mix religion with politics - and this is one of the main roots of their hatred and fear of the Republican party.
They don’t care much about the tax schemes of the socialists because most of them fit into a high-income bracket and almost look at taxes as a twisted form of a “membership fee” to allow themselves to feel socially elevated because of their having to pay it. I am not kidding you, they are willing to bear a lot more in the way of taxes as against allowing political power to fall in the hands of whom they perceive to be theocracy-loving, under-educated inferiors.
Not sure about the correlation between humility and intelligence.
Yes sometimes I wish I lived were you do
"With equal pleasure I have as often taken notice that Providence has been pleased to give this one connected country to one united people -- a people descended from the same ancestors, speaking the same language, professing the same religion, attached to the same principles of government, very similar in their manners and customs, and who, by their joint counsels, arms, and efforts, fighting side by side throughout a long and bloody war, have nobly established general liberty and independence."
John Jay, First Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, in Federalist Paper #2
I spend most of my time in India and the US (West Coast), and although Australia is nice, our politics is different, mainly because religion doesn’t get played into it the way it gets done here. Also, we have a parliamentary system with multiple political parties, and like-minded ones combine together to form a coalition - I believe such an arrangement guarantees that the bulk of the spectrum of the population’s voice is better represented in public office, compared to a two-party binary system.
Oh, we have an Atheist as the highest official in the country, who also happens to be a woman, and lives with a partner she is not married to. I doubt this can ever fly in the US.