Are you aware that the overwhelming majority of engineers and technologists in Silicon Valley voted for Obama? They donated money to Obama over Romney by 5 to 1? They even volunteered their time to work on Obama's computerized campaign system?
You don't think the engineers who work at Apple, Google, Adobe, Oracle, believe in hard work and earned success? But they voted for Obama for two reasons:
1. Those high tech companies need immigrants--and the GOP base just doesn't like immigrants.
2. Those engineers are laid back and libertarian. They smoke pot on weekends and hook up for sex on weekends. And the GOP strikes them as a bunch of moral scolds.