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The GOP -- Not a Club For Christians

Jack2894 Wrote: Dec 12, 2012 10:17 AM
GOldberg is absolutely correct, though one has to ask why it took him so long to realize this. Partly, it's a result of conservatives living inside thier bubble. For example, Happy Jake wrote the following with all good intentions: "That said, the inarguable strength of the Republican Party, and the conservative movement in general, is its reliance on Christian values..." Few conservatives would consider that offensive but in fact it clearly implies that East Asians, South Asians, or other cultures do not value things like family, industriousness, thrift, etc. Those really great values are ONLY Christian in nature.

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, Asian American family income is higher and poverty is lower than it is for non-Latino whites....