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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?

  1. MensRightsSlacktivist4Lyfe
    November 30, 2012 at 4:58 pm






  2. EvilOne
    November 30, 2012 at 5:04 pm


  3. Wilson
    November 30, 2012 at 5:21 pm

    Asians are collectivists. Most of them are from Red China! How could their support for Obama be a surprise? Probably what was being assumed is that they wouldn’t want to vote for a black, but this underestimates their dislike of whites.

    • November 30, 2012 at 8:09 pm

      Wow. It’s like you didn’t even bother to *read* what our blogmaster typed and filed.

      Here, I’ll make this simple.
      As long as conservatives have a reputation for “othering” non-white people, and liberals have a reputation for embracing (patronizing, as well, but mainly embracing) non-white people, conservative politicians will always lose votes. As I posted on Sailer’s site: the guy who only describes another person’s ethnicity for convenience (as in, two guys in a shop named Brian, he tells people to talk to “Asian Brian” to cut down confusion) is going to have more non-white/ethnic white friends than the guy who goes out of his way to make them “others”. No matter how well you treat (for example) Brian Chang or Michael Rudmahal, they’re going to avoid you if you have a tendency to play race-based pranks or tell ethnic jokes (all the way to the polls. And as Asians and Hispanics are entering into 3rd and 4th generations of being “American”, the animosity just continues to grow.)

      • P Ray
        December 3, 2012 at 2:23 am

        Being the butt of jokes is not a fair trade, when you don’t get to tap any ass.
        More Asians and Hispanics are getting to understand that.

  4. November 30, 2012 at 6:51 pm

    Reblogged this on oogenhand and commented:
    Oh, how right is Wilson. Maybe women poaching has something to do with it.

  5. Jim
    December 1, 2012 at 5:58 am

    And yet no talk of the double standards when conservative minorities are demonized in the media and by liberals.

  6. webe
    December 1, 2012 at 7:09 am

    You’ve hit the nail on the head. Incidentally, this is the exact same reason why most Europeans and people in other regions of the world (Canada, Latin America, etc) tend to shrink from Republicans. It’s not because they’re supporting “socialism” (in most societies an attempt at being social as opposed to anti-social is kind of a tautology, hence the word society), it’s just that the crazy, hick, war-mongering, we-are-the-greatest, red-blooded rhetoric scares them.

    It’s like Pierre Trudeau (then prime-minister) quipped when Ronald Reagan was elected. “Ah, then it’s true what they say: In America anybody can become the preseident.”

  7. December 1, 2012 at 11:03 am

    oh, I’d say there’s plenty of “socialism” with O’Bummer….

    bank bailout anyone???

    I guess that’s corporate welfare….

    • Dude
      December 1, 2012 at 11:41 am

      Don’t talk about your father that way.

  8. Doc
    December 1, 2012 at 11:17 am

    I think it’s time that the Republican party just hung it up, and started telling successful Americans that the country is done for. Their only hope is to leave. Give up their citizenship for the tax advantages and let the US die – it will regardless of if it drains them first, so you might as well hurry it along by denying it everything you worked for all of your life.

    People leave CA to escape the taxes and politics that are against what they believe in, it’s time to do the same thing for the US. The US no longer is the land of opportunity – unless you are a dead-beat leech. Time to close up shop….

    I think that would be the best way to communicate just how sickened they are with the present state of the country. It will scare the bejesus out of the liberals that at the end of the day see all of the people who work hard, as their fodder to grind up for the slop for their hogs…

  9. whatever
    December 4, 2012 at 7:19 pm

    So where exactly are those “successful Americans” going to go? They are where they are because of Good Family and Friends in Government. Romney made his money very much through his fathers “special relationship” with the head of the IRS.

    I’m not sure the head of another countries tax department would be equally willing to give Romney special favors.

    If they leave, they can leave with their money, but not their power or their ability to “make” money.

    • P Ray
      December 5, 2012 at 10:17 am

      They can try Singapore.
      Contrary to popular perception … that’s the new destination for hot money, not Switzerland
      There is a reason Eduardo Saverin went there.

      • Ted
        December 5, 2012 at 11:05 am

        Right, and when they start complaining about an intrusive government that regulates every aspect of economic and social life (fines for spitting), they can object, and expect a severe caning in response.

  10. December 9, 2012 at 7:54 am

    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.

    AD, I thought I was the only person who thought this, and I say this as someone sympathetic to the right. You completely get it right about Asians, morons, crusty old white guys, and douchebags. A few impressions:

    1. Asians in the United States as a group outperform whites both academically and in the workplace. I know a few who have hit a ceiling when trying to push their career to the next level when trying to build a business. Rich crusty old white men (Limbaugh, O’Reilly, etc) preach that anything is achievable if one solely works hard. This is false. Many crusty old white men are where they are because of connections, networking, status-signalling, paying for the right education credentials — basically being pulled out of the right vagina at the right time and right place. Even worse, whites even invented derogative word for anyone who works hard for whatever reason: “try hard.” Try hard everyone, but don’t “try hard.” In other words, it isn’t enough to be good at what you do — make sure you act white. I’m white, and even I don’t like this expectation.

    2. It is insulting when those in the highest echelons don’t even have a grasp of basic science and preach that they are “exceptional” based upon membership in a cult, or their true grit and stick-to-it-iveness, or whatever. Obama talks about fairness and opportunity, while the GOP spouts Calvinist bullshit about working harder and self-congratulatory delusions. Hm, who are Asians going to vote for? Tough question, not.

    3. The Clint Eastwood Get Off My Lawn act may have worked in 1980, but it doesn’t work today. Obsidian nailed this in his election analysis — The End of White Men — arguing that this stuff boils down to sexual politics. Not knowing anything different, crusty old white men still believe in the provider model — do your self-sacrificial duty, and get sex in return. They want anyone who believes anything different to be ostracized and punished by an aggressive legal-police apparatus. Well, there goes the youth vote. And the black vote. Gimmiedats aren’t the issue here, especially since old hypocrites feast from the socialist beast known as Medicare.

    4. Douchebags. What is a douchebag? An arrogant phony. Someone who is all facade. Someone with no core who projects an image to manipulate others. That’s fucking Mitt Romney, man. People don’t have a problem with corporations — corporations are made out of people, right? — they have a problem with douchebags. Here’s the ultimate douchebag test. Do you play golf? If yes, you’re a douchebag, because golf is a phony sport for phony people. A lot of the schmoozy douchebag stuff that goes with suburban white culture rubs non-whites the wrong way, and white suburbanites, who isolate themselves from white proles in the McMansion prisons they call their homes, are oblivious to it.

    The Democrats can screw everything up, and it will not help the GOP until they figure this stuff out. I’m not counting on it.

  11. TR
    January 1, 2013 at 8:53 am

    Well, I am Asian immigrated to U.S. when I was a teenager.
    Now, I experienced enough racial crap in the conservative red state of Texas, that I actually moved to two liberal states in the span of 10+ years before moving back to Texas again (facepalm…anyway, it is done…rest is history)

    In 2008, I voted to now-President Obama, because of his outward Martin-Luther King Jr appeal. You can’t deny that he gave great and inspiring speech with rosy dreams (after all, Obama went through calculated speech/public communication trainings by two well known experts (Susan Glaser & Peter Glaser from Eugene OR) in the PR field). He really fooled me with the impression that change can take place and that it will be for the better. In addition, fueled by my liberal ex-gf at the time (and thinking with my dick at the time), Obama got my vote in 2008.

    Fast forward to 2012, looking back, President Obama did not deliver much of the promise. Only half-ass promise with lots of compromises. It is not “Yes we can” but rather “Yes, we compromise all the time” I agree that Republicans gave him a hard time, but ultimately, I was disappointed with the health reform outcome.
    Fiscally, however, under President Obama, our hard earned U.S. dollars are inflated and devalued faster than before (You can research all the QE1, QE2, QE3. Quantitative Easing #X in the future, and its damage to U.S. economy in the long run. I can totally see why Chinese RMB will take over U.S. dollars as global currency. When that happens, we Americans are screwed royally). With the latest episode of fiscal cliff, President Obama wants to make wealthy people pay more tax, because he is proposing an increase in federal spending. Without increasing in tax somehow, he can’t tell the public that he reduced Federal deficit (Well, you don’t have to be Asian to understand the math). Anyway, needless to say, I am the exception. I did not vote for President Obama in 2012, but it didn’t matter. He won anyway.

    My religious view is socially liberal but fiscally conservative. From fiscal and economic point of view, I think Romney is lesser evil than Obama.

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