Why Asians Overwhelmingly Voted For Obama in 2012
It seems that many CONservative ‘intellectuals’ are surprised that Asians in the 2012 USA presidential election voted for Obama over Romney by a 3-1 margin. Many of these morons have therefore come up with a variety of theories about why Asians preferred a liberal candidate over a CONservative candidate. They seem to be having a hard time understanding why an economically successful and educated ethnic group chose those race-mixing, un-christian, un-american, socialist, big-tax, welfare statists over pull yourself by your bootstraps, christian, ‘real’ american, ‘small’ government, ‘low’ taxation, ‘personal’ responsibility touting ‘honest’ people. These include such original ideas as Asians are susceptible to group pressure, that they are slavish followers of alpha whites, that they come from a collective cultures or are not assimilating and so on.
But before I say anything more about why Asians overwhelmingly voted for Obama- let us be clear about one thing.
Barack Obama’s policies and views are to the RIGHT of Ronald Reagan, Bush 41 and Bob Dole. He is to ‘socialism’ what a frozen desert from a convenience store is to high-end gelato in Italy.
So here is my theory about why Asians preferred Obama over Romney. Let me start by taking you back to the republican presidential primaries of 2008 and 2012. Remember the colorful cast of candidates who were auditioning for the republican presidential ticket? Do you remember Mike Huckabee, Fred Thompson, Rudy Giuliani, Rick Santorum, Newt Gingrich, Herman Cain, Michele Bachmann, Rick Perry and of course Sarah Palin? Do you also remember that each of these contenders were once considered to be front-runners for the republican presidential ticket? Then there is the issue of various events in Bush 43’s two terms (invasion of Iraq, aftermath of Katrina, economic crash of 2008) and how he ‘handled’ them. Now, even a person with basic critical thinking skills might wonder why one of the two main parties in the american system has not been able to field a presidential candidate who is not a moron, zealot or corporate douchebag for the last 16 years.
Could it be that Asians of all colors were not impressed by the kind of people who ran for the Republican presidential ticket?
Then there is the issue of stated positions and policy. While the aging white base of the republican party, and its core nutcase constituencies, are not exactly known for their level of education or critical thinking abilities- the same cannot be said about asians (east or south). Telling people that cutting taxes on the rich will solve all problems might appeal to dumb whites who believe in the Horatio Alger fairy-tales, but might not those who can see that such policies have consistently done the opposite for thirty years. Similarly shredding the social safety net might get you the support of racist and fat old whites driving around a WalMart store in electric scooters, but not those who have first-hand experience of living in ‘small government’ societies.
While core republican economic policy positions might stoke up stupid fat old whites, other groups might see them for what they really are- slavish corporate cocksuckers. Even though the democratic positions on economic issues are pro-corporate, they look somewhat saner compared to republicans.
Let us now move on to the issues of social CONservatism and public displays of religiosity. Empty talk about banning abortion, war on the christian faith and similar bullshit can help you get the votes of cornfed morons from the more rural parts of USA. However that same talk has the opposite effect on people who live in urban and more secular parts of the USA. While Asians (of all colors) are somewhat socially CONservative, they keep those beliefs to themselves rather than imposing them on others. You will seldom hear Asians ranting about the ‘rights of the fetus’ while simultaneously condemning those who have kids to a life of deprivation and poverty. Furthermore educated Asians are a rather nonreligious and pragmatic bunch- even when it comes to being ‘true’ to their own religious faiths.
An excessive focus on religion, especially one that is foreign to their own heritage, is not the best way to makes Asians vote for you.
Race is also a factor. Asians rightly see the democratic party as a more multi-ethnic party that the republicans. Now some of you might counter with examples of people like Bobby Jindal, Nikki Haley and a few other minorities in the republican party. But let us be clear about one thing- these token minorities in the republican party had to become self-denying christian nutcases to reach their positions. Jindal was involved in performing exorcisms in his late teens and supports creationism over evolution while Nikki Hailey tries her best to constantly remind her constituents that she is a ‘true’ christian. While Asians may not have come to the USA under the same conditions as African slaves, they have experienced enough racial discrimination and slights to make them avoid situations where they are required to play ‘uncle jinda’ and ‘aunt hailey’ to be even accepted as second-class humans.
Asians rightly see the republican party (and supporter base) as being full of old stupid reactionary whites who believe in their intrinsic racial and cultural superiority.
So there you have it.. Asians overwhelmingly voted for Obama in 2012 (and 2008) because he was the less repulsive candidate of the less short-sighted, simple-minded and racist party. Was that really so hard to understand?
What do you think? Comments?