Skip to comments.The GOP: Not a Club for Christians
Posted on 12/12/2012 10:07:05 AM PST by MetaThought
In the scramble to make the GOP more diverse, a lot of people are looking at Asian Americans, whom many believe are a natural constituency for the party. I would love it if Asian Americans converted en masse to the Republican party, but the challenge for Republicans is harder than many appreciate.
President Obama did spectacularly well with Asian Americans, garnering nearly three-quarters of their vote. This runs counter to a lot of conventional wisdom on both the left and the right. On average, family income is higher and poverty is lower among Asian Americans than among non-Latino whites. Entrepreneurship, family cohesion, and traditional values all run strong among Asian Americans, and reliance on government runs weak.
And yet Asian Americans now the fastest-growing minority in America are rapidly becoming a core constituency of the Democratic party.
Ive joked for years with my Indian-American relatives and friends that they are the new Jews because their parents bury them in guilt and overeducate them. It turns out it doesnt end there. Sociologist Milton Himmelfarb observed that Jews earn like Episcopalians and vote like Puerto Ricans. Well, Indian Americans earn like Jews and . . . vote like Jews.
And maybe for similar reasons. The comparison to Jews is instructive. Perhaps the most common explanation for the GOPs problem with Asian Americans is the partys pronounced embrace of Christianity, which turns off many Jews as well.
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Not a club for winners either.
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I used to think that the GOP would save America, but now it is apparent that the GOP has been the largest component that have really destroyed America. America is destroyed and may never come back to a conservative Constitutional land. We are now completely controlled by the communists with King Obama at the head. Debate that? Name one thing conservative Americans can do to stop the complete conversion.
....or Conservatives, for that matter.
“.... among non-Latino whites.....”
What the hell is that??
Now I am no longer white, instead I am a non-Latino white????? WTF....
That is so bogus, that it defies logic. The GOP is "embracing" FREEDOM of religion, not 'a' religion. Not sure where this person gets the idea that a specific religion (Christianity) is being "embraced" here. I suppose that's why the GOP strongly supports "JEWS" in Israel?
The Lord’s kingdom is not of this world. Government is merely a remedial brake on fallen man, ideally holding society in check until His return, and allowing man to live and CHOOSE.
And after that, the Judgment.
The GOP is an irrelevant club. Christians can do better.
Well, that’s fine. Us Christians can leave and go elsewhere. Good luck winning elections with your Jew and Hindu friends who always vote socialist anyway.
At the end of the day, it is Psalm 2 for all the conspiracies of Man.
You’re saying that you don’t want to be in the GOP if it’s not a Christian party?
You would rather lose than take a chance on being welcoming towards people who aren’t Christian.
Is that right?
What *are* you saying?
partys pronounced embrace of Christianity
The GOP is not embracing Christianity...
Thery chose a Mormon for their nominee...
The ultimate anti-Christian...
One of my favorite Psalms.
“Youre saying that you dont want to be in the GOP if its not a Christian party?”
The GOP isn’t a Christian party to begin with, so the whole premise is a red herring. The real implication is that we need to distance ourselves from social issues of importance to Christians, in order to be more “welcoming” towards some elusive groups of voters who would never vote loyally for us anyway. I’m saying, you are going to alienate Christians with that approach and it will be doubly counterproductive. You won’t gain the votes you hope to gain, and you will lose votes you already have.
Whenever a Gujarati or Sikh businessman comes to a Republican event, it begins with an appeal to Jesus Christ, conservative writer Dinesh DSouza recently told The New York Times Magazine. While the Democrats are really good at making the outsider feel at home, the Republicans make little or no effort.
My friend and colleague Ramesh Ponnuru, an Indian American and devout Catholic, says the GOP has a problem with seeming like a club for Christians.
That rings true to me. Ive attended dozens of conservative events where, as the speaker, I was, in effect, the guest of honor, and yet the opening invocation made no account of the fact that the guest of honor wasnt a Christian. Ive never taken offense, but I can imagine how it might seem to someone who felt like he was even less a part of the club.
Would you like to respond to the actual article?
Like I said, that’s a red herring. Anyone who is refusing to vote for the GOP because Jesus gets mentioned at some fundraiser, is not going to vote loyally for us anyway. So, I can only assume Goldberg is trying, like the rest of the GOP guys, to find another excuse to sell out on social issues.
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