Comments on: 2 quick thoughts re: Asians and the GOP http://www.aei-ideas.org/2012/11/2-quick-thoughts-re-asians-and-the-gop/ The public policy blog of the American Enterprise Institute Mon, 28 Jul 2014 03:12:44 +0000 hourly 1 By: lol http://www.aei-ideas.org/2012/11/2-quick-thoughts-re-asians-and-the-gop/comment-page-1/#comment-240183 Mon, 18 Feb 2013 21:43:42 +0000 http://www.aei-ideas.org/?p=88444#comment-240183 Blain, please STFU. Ching Chong is a racist. No matter who it is say to.

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By: AKB1 http://www.aei-ideas.org/2012/11/2-quick-thoughts-re-asians-and-the-gop/comment-page-1/#comment-206990 Wed, 28 Nov 2012 12:33:48 +0000 http://www.aei-ideas.org/?p=88444#comment-206990 Blain,

I agree with most of what you are saying here (except that I think progressives are able to discuss economics and public policy).

I don’t know if the real Malcolm X ever actually said these words, but in the Spike Lee movie he says “You’re not an American, you’re a victim of America!”

Unfortunately, and somewhat ludicrously, I grew up with that attitude — even though the white racism we had encountered was actually trivial (verbal taunts, minor vandalism, minor injuries: nothing like the brutal racial oppression of the Jim Crow era). So for me personally, voting GOP in the recent election was my way of rebuking my former self: “I’m not a victim of America: I’m an American!”

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By: Blain http://www.aei-ideas.org/2012/11/2-quick-thoughts-re-asians-and-the-gop/comment-page-1/#comment-206972 Wed, 28 Nov 2012 09:08:13 +0000 http://www.aei-ideas.org/?p=88444#comment-206972 Here is the choice. America first, or ancestry first. Other than my physical features, I have nothing in common with the people of Asia. Generations ago, Americans of Japanese Ancestry had a similar choice. Despite internment and racial discrimination they chose America. Some volunteered to fight against Germany, other served in Pacific fighting against the country of their parents birth.

I think maybe you are little too sensitive and you need to realize that China is led by an oppressive dictatorship that is a hostile adversary to the United States.

Limbaugh was making fun off a Chinese dictator just as he would make fun of Saddam Hussein or Putin. Have you ever heard his Russian accent?

It was also legitimate for Romney to raise the issue of currency manipulation. In my view the theft of intellectual property is more an issue. Is that racist? Does the Chinese dictatorship believe in the rule of law? Is it a country that anyone should emulate or admire?

Your post and others commenting on this issue illustrates that victimization and tribalism has been indoctrinated by the organs of the Left into beliefs of many minorities in the United States. Everything is viewed through a racial lens. I don’t see how we escape this. If we don’t, the American experiment with self governing will cease.

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By: Blain http://www.aei-ideas.org/2012/11/2-quick-thoughts-re-asians-and-the-gop/comment-page-1/#comment-206969 Wed, 28 Nov 2012 08:41:15 +0000 http://www.aei-ideas.org/?p=88444#comment-206969 I think Charles Murray is onto to something, but he has missed the mark. The problem is not the GOP’s positions on social issues or the way they advocate their ideas. They could ignore the social issue like Romney did, or take more Libertarian positions and still would be demonized as racists. I think there are two main reasons why most Americans of Asian ancestry do not vote for Republicans.

First and foremost, Asians like Blacks, Hispanics, and every other “minority” groups have been indoctrinated into the Left’s view on victimization and tribalism. Most do not see themselves as Americans first but identify more closely with their ethnic group. Every position or statement is viewed through a racial lens. America is not viewed an exceptional nation that has aspired to a higher ideal, but as a nation that has oppressed it’s people throughout its history. I think that is the common theme that runs through many of the comment here by the Left.

Second, the Left and mainstream media has effectively demonized Republicans and the Republican Party. They are racist and favor the rich. Don’t vote for them. The Left is unable to an engage in a discussion of economics or public policy but they have mastered the art of personal destruction.

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By: Ivan http://www.aei-ideas.org/2012/11/2-quick-thoughts-re-asians-and-the-gop/comment-page-1/#comment-206855 Tue, 27 Nov 2012 22:00:04 +0000 http://www.aei-ideas.org/?p=88444#comment-206855 Asian Americans don’t care about the person’s particular religion as long as they aren’t the fundamentalist kind.

As for financial illiteracy, uhm, we have the highest median income of any group and higher savings rates.

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By: AKB1 http://www.aei-ideas.org/2012/11/2-quick-thoughts-re-asians-and-the-gop/comment-page-1/#comment-206820 Tue, 27 Nov 2012 20:53:29 +0000 http://www.aei-ideas.org/?p=88444#comment-206820 I think Mr. Biggs is right on both counts: 1) white racism, real or perceived, motivates immigrant minority support for the Democratic Party, and 2) alienating “so-co moms” (to coin a phrase) in pursuit of a slice of 3 % of the 2012 electorate might prove to be a bad deal for the GOP.

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By: Emanuelle http://www.aei-ideas.org/2012/11/2-quick-thoughts-re-asians-and-the-gop/comment-page-1/#comment-206808 Tue, 27 Nov 2012 20:34:43 +0000 http://www.aei-ideas.org/?p=88444#comment-206808 Yes, I remember Limbaugh. But, I also remember seeing the same thing done on Saturday Night Live… not exactly a conservative bastion.

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By: jin http://www.aei-ideas.org/2012/11/2-quick-thoughts-re-asians-and-the-gop/comment-page-1/#comment-206777 Tue, 27 Nov 2012 19:33:34 +0000 http://www.aei-ideas.org/?p=88444#comment-206777 Their financial illiteracy is on full display as the richest sets of minorities in the US.

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By: MacDaddyWatch http://www.aei-ideas.org/2012/11/2-quick-thoughts-re-asians-and-the-gop/comment-page-1/#comment-206733 Tue, 27 Nov 2012 18:13:26 +0000 http://www.aei-ideas.org/?p=88444#comment-206733 Or maybe the majority of Asian Americans won’t tolerate LDS or Roman Catholics–both generally viewed as being conservative.

Or maybe their financial illiteracy was simply exposed.

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By: Ivan http://www.aei-ideas.org/2012/11/2-quick-thoughts-re-asians-and-the-gop/comment-page-1/#comment-206713 Tue, 27 Nov 2012 17:16:32 +0000 http://www.aei-ideas.org/?p=88444#comment-206713 One more thing: Us Asian Americans are constantly reminded that the market works against us. There’s a ‘bamboo ceiling’ for Asian American professionals. How many Asian American executives do you see? Not that many.

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