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Asian American group tries to reconnect with GOP, citing shared core values
Fox News ^ | 4-13-14

Posted on 04/13/2014 7:03:36 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic

A group of Asian Americans is starting a grassroots effort to garner support for the Republican Party and its candidates, saying the GOP most closely aligns with their core values including family, education and entrepreneurship.

The group, the Asian Republican Coalition, is co-founded by international investment banker John Ying, who during the 2012 presidential election cycle served on the Republican National Finance Committee.

“We need a forum, and this first step will go a long way,” Ying told FoxNews.com earlier this week.

He hopes the effort, which will include a May 6 kickoff event at the Newseum in Washington, D.C., will provide a “friendly front door” for both potential voters and Republican lawmakers and officials.

While much of the Republican Party’s focus has recently been to trying to connect with Hispanic voters, considering Democratic President Obama won 71 percent of their vote in his re-election victory, Asians are the country’s fastest-growing ethnic group, according to a 2012 U.S. Census report.

However, over the past three presidential election cycles, Asians have increasingly voted Democrat: 73 percent for Obama compared to 26 percent for GOP nominee Mitt Romney in 2012; 62 percent for Obama compared to 35 percent for GOP nominee Arizona Sen. John McCain in 2008; and 56 percent for Democratic nominee John Kerry compared to 44 percent for GOP winner George W. Bush in 2004.

“How did the Republican Party lose us?” Ying asks.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 2014issues; 2014midterms; asianamericans; conservatism; outreach; politics; republican
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1 posted on 04/13/2014 7:03:36 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic

The devil may be in the details of what this group supports, but outwardly it’s a smart and laudable effort.


2 posted on 04/13/2014 7:06:18 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Conservatives support family and entrepreneurs but the GOPe oppose such things.


3 posted on 04/13/2014 7:13:51 AM PDT by freedomfiter2 (Brutal acts of commission and yawning acts of omission both strengthen the hand of the devil.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic
A group of Asian Americans is starting a grassroots effort to garner support for the Republican Party and its candidates, saying the GOP most closely aligns with their core values including family, education and entrepreneurship.

This would be so wonderful... there really is overlap in basic values between the two groups.

4 posted on 04/13/2014 7:14:24 AM PDT by GOPJ (MSNBC reporters couldn't spot a criminal if he was at the company Christmas party.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Always be very cautious about Chinese businessmen involving themselves in any way in US politics. Business in China is very interconnected with government, and both have a strong desire to influence US foreign and domestic policy.

John Ying has major connections on mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and France.

I’m not saying that we should distrust him, just keep an eye on him. He may be trying to assemble a voter block, then offer it in exchange for policy changes from Republicans.


5 posted on 04/13/2014 7:18:49 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (WoT News: Rantburg.com)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

The Vietnamese vote couldn’t save B-1 Bob Dornan on Orange county, Ca. The Philipinos are too much like Hispanics-hardworking-poor-and open to a gov’t handout. The gays run San Francisco where there are more Chinese then anywhere else. It’s something about Jury duty taken from the voter rolls. You are right about the Chinese-Loral anybody? I works for the Democrats.


6 posted on 04/13/2014 7:27:19 AM PDT by DIRTYSECRET (urope. Why do they put up with this.)
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To: GOPJ

I’m in process of doing the same thing; on a local level.

My wife is Asian and is a total & natural Conservative.


7 posted on 04/13/2014 7:29:41 AM PDT by LiveFreeOrDie2001 (Elections have consequences - NOW LOOK what we have to deal with...)
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To: DIRTYSECRET

Let’ not forget the Japanese. It was the Democrats who put them in internment camps. They will ‘blame the government’ without being specific. They weren’t interned in Hawaii-too many of them but guess who runs the state?.


8 posted on 04/13/2014 7:30:36 AM PDT by DIRTYSECRET (urope. Why do they put up with this.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

“73 percent for Obama compared to 26 percent for GOP “

The Chinese that I know voted GOP, but they’re all suburbanites,,, doctors, businessmen/women, engineers, doctors, etc.. I wonder if 73 percent are urban dwellers and 26 percent are suburbanites,,,, or thereabouts?


9 posted on 04/13/2014 7:31:07 AM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: GOPJ

Thats like saying muslims should get along with Christians because they both believe in god.


10 posted on 04/13/2014 7:32:20 AM PDT by DIRTYSECRET (urope. Why do they put up with this.)
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To: DIRTYSECRET

Last, no website for this group. What is Fox up to?


11 posted on 04/13/2014 7:32:57 AM PDT by DIRTYSECRET (urope. Why do they put up with this.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

I’ve lived on and off in Asia for several years, and in general, I can say that most Asian people one meets have very strong family values and seem naturally conservative. Unfortunately, if one tries to discuss US politics, a lot of people have imbibed the Leftist lie that Republicans are racists and therefore the Democratic Party is natural champion of ethnic minorities in the United States. It’s ridiculous, I know, but the propaganda has been very effective.


12 posted on 04/13/2014 7:39:07 AM PDT by Unam Sanctam
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To: GOPJ

“This would be so wonderful... there really is overlap in basic values between the two groups. “

And there are differences.

First, Asians think Nascar is stupid. I’m asian and I think Nascar is stupid. The only reason people like Nascar is because people like me think it is stupid and they want to rebel. Since they can’t shoot the president or kill off the media, they flock to Nascar.

Second, Asians think all these high school (mostly white) cliques are stupid. We actually think nerdy is ok and sports are overrated.

Third, Asians think white people to some extent do not like us. And I believe there is some truth to the matter. All you have to do is look at any job where popularity is a bigger part of the job than measurable performance and NO WAY IN HELL IS AN ASIAN GETTING THAT JOB. 40% of the student body at Cal Tech is Asian but if you watch the Big Bang Theory which is supposed to be at Cal Tech, there are no Asians anywhere, not even in the background shots.

Fourth, Asians find the duplicity (aka lying) of white democrats to be disgusting but wrongly associate these white people to be republicans because they are white.


13 posted on 04/13/2014 7:39:09 AM PDT by staytrue
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Nice try but I don’t think it matters. I’ve been working as a field manager in Chicago gathering petitions to outlaw gerrymandering. Asians don’t care about politics. They care about their families, their businesses and the outside world....none of their concern. At least in Chicago.


14 posted on 04/13/2014 7:39:45 AM PDT by Blackirish
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

Suburbanite Asians in California and New Jersey vote Democrat. Check the election returns for the San Gabriel Valley or the portions of Middelsex and Bergen counties in NJ that are heavily Asian, and you will see a heavy vote for Obama.


15 posted on 04/13/2014 7:51:08 AM PDT by Clemenza (Lurking)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

“East is East, West is West, and never the twain shall meet.”


16 posted on 04/13/2014 7:51:46 AM PDT by Clemenza (Lurking)
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To: staytrue
Great (and honest) post. A few comments of my own:

NASCAR and F1 are OK to watch on television, provided you like the feel of a videogame that you can't control.

America (including American business) values a certain degree of individualistic dynamism over conformism and collectivism. No matter how smart you are if you don't show a strong, individualistic streak and high level social skills, COMBINED with intelligence and a strong work ethic, you will plateau at best.

The entertainment industry is disproportionately populated by secular Jewa, male homosexuals, and white women. This is why these three groups are disproportionately represented on television, even though whites (as well as Jews and gays) are a minority in SoCal. Its amazing that Hispanics have a plurality in Cali, yet you never see them (or Asians) on the network shows.

17 posted on 04/13/2014 8:02:55 AM PDT by Clemenza (Lurking)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

GOP core values?

LOL!


18 posted on 04/13/2014 8:03:09 AM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic
Ronald Reagan won across the board, including among Asians, by offering the same platform to everyone in America. He united America and treated us all as part of a family, instead of dividing us and pitting us against each other like the Democrats and the timid GOPe
19 posted on 04/13/2014 8:15:55 AM PDT by Siegfried X
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To: staytrue
LOL - funny comments on NASCAR... even funnier conclusion on why we support NASCAR.

On high school cliques we're in total agreement - it's a weird bonding thing teenagers do - but then again I don't look to teenagers as models for anything worth emulating. I like 'nerds' - as most freepers do...(for reasons that are obvious) and no, I don't like political lying either. AND yeah, lying MUCH more common among democrats.

Not all white people are democrats - that's a yucky thought... and not all conservatives are white ... and not all democrats are liars... even if most are... lots of exceptions in life.

Anyhow, people have 'ethnic lists'. Rightly or wrongly. My guess is your list has your group at the top. Mine's the same way - my group is the one I'm most comfortable with... My group is 'self-identified American conservatives'.

There are sub-categories and one of the ones most wonderful is Asian American conservatives - because other than their weird ideas about NASCAR they really have cool values.

20 posted on 04/13/2014 8:27:31 AM PDT by GOPJ (MSNBC reporters couldn't spot a criminal if he was at the company Christmas party.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Please show me any compatible “core values”. They seem to have been left out.


21 posted on 04/13/2014 8:30:39 AM PDT by Rapscallion (Obama is the corruption of America - economic, criminal, judicial, political, sexual, and more)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

A lot of “Asian” voting for Democrats is Indian/Pakistanis/Muzzie etc

The Chinese, Koreans, Vietnamese are also voting Democrat but not as bad.

To a large extent voting Democrat for the above is voting against the white party which is how they see Republicans. So its somewhat a racist vote going on ,of course Obungu and Democrats are loving it!


22 posted on 04/13/2014 8:32:40 AM PDT by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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To: LiveFreeOrDie2001
My wife is Asian and is a total & natural Conservative.

:)

Life is good... thanks for sharing.

23 posted on 04/13/2014 8:35:53 AM PDT by GOPJ (MSNBC reporters couldn't spot a criminal if he was at the company Christmas party.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic
Asian Republican Coalition

Someone explain to me how this works? All races but whites have political and lobbying groups?

24 posted on 04/13/2014 8:38:32 AM PDT by Altura Ct.
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To: afraidfortherepublic

25 posted on 04/13/2014 8:48:25 AM PDT by Dallas59 ("Remember me as you pass by, As you are now, so once was I, As I am now, so you will be," -Epitap)
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To: chris37

What’s wrong with the core values (ie platform)?

The only problem with “GOP core values” is that the GOP-e reject or ignore them.


26 posted on 04/13/2014 9:04:43 AM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate "Republicans Freed the Slaves" Month.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic
“How did the Republican Party lose us?” Ying asks.

I doubt it had anything to do with the Republicans. It's probably because they watched the RATagandists on their Japanese and Korean TV sets.

27 posted on 04/13/2014 9:08:32 AM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate "Republicans Freed the Slaves" Month.)
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To: ROCKLOBSTER

"What’s wrong with the core values (ie platform)?"

It's all lies?

It's a pile of bullsh!t?"

The GOP doesn't believe in it, support it or act on it in anyway at all ever?"

Shall I continue?

28 posted on 04/13/2014 9:29:38 AM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: chris37
Shall I continue?

No, because you are totally feculent.

I already said the GOP-e don't follow the platform. The voters believe it, the TEApublicans believe it, and we believe it.

If you hate Republicans so much, and what we stand for, find another venue.

29 posted on 04/13/2014 9:37:05 AM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate "Republicans Freed the Slaves" Month.)
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To: ROCKLOBSTER

Make me.

I hate the GOP.

What the Hell are you going to do about it beside not a damn thing.

You want to believe lies, do it.

Who cares.


30 posted on 04/13/2014 10:00:02 AM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: chris37
I hate the GOP.

What are you, some kind of Libertarian Freak?

This is a Republican site. Take it up with the owner.

31 posted on 04/13/2014 10:03:50 AM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate "Republicans Freed the Slaves" Month.)
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To: ROCKLOBSTER

This is a Conservative site, not a Republican one.


32 posted on 04/13/2014 10:04:30 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

And where do you find elected conservatives? In the RAT party, among the RINOs, the tons of elected Libertarians?


33 posted on 04/13/2014 10:06:43 AM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate "Republicans Freed the Slaves" Month.)
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"Asian" Americans

This shit ruined Europe too.

Because let's face it.....

You are either European or not

Everyone else classes themselves as Asian, African etc. (rightly so)

But when we do that, we are RACIST!

34 posted on 04/13/2014 10:10:24 AM PDT by Jakarta ex-pat
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To: DIRTYSECRET

I’ve lived in Hawaii for over half my life, and have many Filipino friends. One family I am close with all work as maids and dishwashers in the hotels here.

They are simple, decent, and incredibly hard working American citizens who do not like paying taxes and generally support the republican party. I’ve never met finer people than the Filipinos.

However, I have gone to some of their Filipino churches and invariably the minister tells the congregation how to vote, and it is usually for the current power structure which in Hawaii is almost always democrats except for the Lingle years.

Also about 70% of the DOE department of education is Japanese/Chinese, and that vote is solid democrat; again because that is the power structure here if you want a job or promotion. Hard to break away from the plantation.


35 posted on 04/13/2014 10:26:08 AM PDT by A'elian' nation ("Political Correctness does not legislate tolerance; it only organizes hatred." Jacques Barzun)
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To: A'elian' nation

It’s too bad that the Filipino’s church leads them to vote for an anti-God political party and anti-life, pro-gay marriage, political platform.


36 posted on 04/13/2014 10:28:41 AM PDT by ansel12 ((Libertarianism offers the transitory concepts and dialogue to move from conservatism, to liberalism)
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To: dennisw

All the Indians I know vote republican. They are hard working business men and women with very close families. The first two Asian American Governors were Republicans of Indian descent. The first Vietnamese congressman was a republican. Of course the one thing these 3 all have in common is that they reside in the south.


37 posted on 04/13/2014 10:47:00 AM PDT by BBell (The Blue Dog is Stupid)
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To: ROCKLOBSTER

No, I am a conservative.

What are you, someone who is so stupid that he doesn’t realize he has been played like a fiddle?

Keep rolling down that hill, rock, you will eventually smash into the bottom, durr hurr.


38 posted on 04/13/2014 10:57:20 AM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: chris37
I hate

That much is obvious.

39 posted on 04/13/2014 11:15:14 AM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate "Republicans Freed the Slaves" Month.)
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To: ROCKLOBSTER

You should quit while you are behind.


40 posted on 04/13/2014 11:30:21 AM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: chris37

So, if you hate Republicans, RATs and Libertarians...

You got nowhere to go. Do you actually vote, or just b!tch?


41 posted on 04/13/2014 11:47:41 AM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate "Republicans Freed the Slaves" Month.)
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To: ROCKLOBSTER

You wouldn't be able to process or comprehend my answer to your asinine question, so I'm not going to bother to answer it. Have a nice day.

42 posted on 04/13/2014 12:00:39 PM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: chris37

Loud and clear, you’re another RAT enabler.


43 posted on 04/13/2014 12:14:15 PM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate "Republicans Freed the Slaves" Month.)
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To: Clemenza
Suburbanite Asians in California and New Jersey vote Democrat.

In general an area has to be below 1,000 people per square mile to reliably vote Republican. Even when Asians move to the suburbs they prefer high density housing, big houses on small plots of land, with the next door houses about 5 feet away. They are ok with big gov style HOA rules and regulations, a requirement for orderly high density living.

44 posted on 04/13/2014 12:14:53 PM PDT by Reeses
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To: staytrue

I didn’t know Asians all thought alike. I gave them more credit than that.

.


45 posted on 04/13/2014 12:31:44 PM PDT by Mears
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To: BBell

The general record is that Hindus and Muslim from India and Pakistan vote Democrat. You can confirm this on line.

One example is loony foreign born gun garbber who 0Bungu wants to make Surgeon General. He is a Hindu born in England w parent born in India-— Dr. Vivek Murthy

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http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-19473368
5 September 2012 Last updated at 19:19 ET

Why do Indian-Americans flock to the Democratic Party?
California delegates Harpreet Sandhu (r) and Kulbir Kaur Bainiwal (l) at the 2012 Democratic Convention in Charlotte NC The Indian-American vote could be crucial in swing states in the upcoming US elections
Continue reading the main story

As the US gets ready for elections later this year, Washington-based journalist Seema Sirohi explores why many Indian-Americans support the Democratic Party.

A young Indian-American recounted recently that his mother, who is working hard on President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign in the tough swing state of Florida, had told him flatly not to come home if he decided to vote for Mitt Romney, the Republican rival.

He laughed but said his mother was not exactly joking when she issued the warning.

______EXCERPT________________


46 posted on 04/13/2014 12:45:32 PM PDT by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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To: dennisw

Maybe nationwide but in the South the Indians tend to vote republican. Must be a Southern thing.


47 posted on 04/13/2014 1:09:14 PM PDT by BBell (The Blue Dog is Stupid)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

George W. Bush killed us with Asians for a generation. Everything Asians dislike about America embodied and the GOP made him President.


48 posted on 04/13/2014 1:37:02 PM PDT by only1percent
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Sorry, Asians, but the GOPe would rather court the Hispanic vote, and they’ve already told the GOPe “No Asians!”


49 posted on 04/13/2014 2:16:15 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (H.L. Mencken: "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.")
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To: 9YearLurker

I agree, and as long as they’re conservative with the goals of this group as well!!


50 posted on 04/13/2014 2:46:44 PM PDT by JSDude1 (Defeat Hagan, elect a Constutional Conservative: Dr. Greg Brannon!)
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