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  •  Birtherism hits us Asians too (13+ / 0-)

    All the Asian-Americans I know are either immigrants themselves or the children of immigrants. Or maybe whose grandparents are immigrants. So, whenever we here that Obama may not be "American," that could be us too! After all, we who were born here have already experienced this questioning in our own lives.

    This, of course, is probably also felt by Latinos and, in a very good article I read recently, by the Muslim communitiy, obviously. The author said Muslims used to be Republicans, but after hearing all the anti-Muslim and Birther talk, no more.

    •  What we need to do is come up with more (4+ / 0-)
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      minority groups. The GOP will set out to offend them, too.

      Maybe we can go back to the days of "no Irish need apply".

      Economics is a social *science*. Can we base future economic decisions on math?

      by blue aardvark on Mon Nov 26, 2012 at 04:22:40 PM PST

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    •  Typo: "Whenever we HEAR that" (1+ / 0-)
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      Here's a link to the article on Republican's losing the Muslim vote.

    •  It's clear birtherism hurt the GOP this election (3+ / 0-)
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      And all the talk of Obama being "not an American" and "not one of us." Like you said, if you're a child or grandchild of immigrants, especially one of color and you hear that, it hits home. And the more the GOP acts like that, the more it pushes those people away.

      As I said, it doesn't matter what your policies are, people will not vote for you if you treat them like shit. And those goes for women and the young as well. You think young women are going to vote for a party that calls them sluts just because they want to practice safe sex? Or young people for a party that calls them free-loading moochers who should just hit their parents up for a $10,000 loan?

      •  It also doesn't sit well with Jews (6+ / 0-)

        Most of us have family histories of getting kicked out or escaping other countries. Having anyone's American-ness questioned sets all our warning buzzers off.

        The comment above about the days where "No Irish Need Apply"... So think about what a minority the nativists would have if they didn't accept anyone but Anglo-Saxon Protestants as "real Americans."  I remember a time when Jews were still excluded from some clubs and nobody thought that was wrong.

        My mom's folks came from Russia/Poland (border kept shifting) at the turn of the century. The last century, not this one. I knew those people.  My father was an immigrant.  This birthers movement is anathema to most Jews and I don't see how the Republicans plan to win anyone over if they keep the Tea Party types.

        I know what they tried to do. For the Hispanics, hey look, Marco Rubio here! For the Asians, don't you people believe in business? For the Muslims, you're terrorists, shut up. For the Jews, We'll start a war with Iran, that's what you want, right?


      •  Doesn't work with older women, either: (2+ / 0-)
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        Some of us remember the relief when Roe v. Wade was upheld.  I have always believed that contraception was better than abortion, but hey -- every woman should be able to make the decision.

        This election cycle, it wasn't just abortion: the GOPers were also targeting contraception.

        Doesn't make a difference for me, now: but it would if I were younger.  And I will never, ever vote for those motherfucking sexist pigs.

        To make the argument that the media has a left- or right-wing, or a liberal or a conservative bias, is like asking if the problem with Al-Qaeda is do they use too much oil in their hummus. Al Franken

        by Youffraita on Mon Nov 26, 2012 at 07:11:57 PM PST

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        •  Targeting contraception was bad enough... (3+ / 0-)
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          ...but then you also had the Sandra Fluke mess and Limbaugh and his ilk making like every woman who wanted to practice safe sex was some wanton slut who wanted the government to pay for their orgies or something. Throw in the efforts of the GOP Rape Caucus and it's a miracle the GOP even got the percentage of women it did this election.

          I'm not surprised Rush has been married four times. I'm surprised four women actually would marry that walking bag of pus.

          •  Thankfully Trump didn't mention African Americans (0+ / 0-)

            because he is admitting his straight out racism toward black folk in his racist rhetoric toward an African American president.

            After his despicable behavior it would be more than incredibly offensive for him to turn around and pretend he isn't a sterling racist at least toward black folk.....

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