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It is an exciting time to be a Republican Indian-American. Over the past few years Indian-Americans have roared onto the scene of Republican Party mainstream in national and state politics with the election of two red state governors: Bobby Jindal in Louisiana and Nikki Haley in South Carolina.
Both governors are strong contenders for vice president on the GOP 2012 ticket.
It's easy to see why Indian-Americans have become so visible on the political scene — they are successfully transitioning their everyday belief in freedom, fiscal responsibility and strong family values into grass-roots activism and campaign dollars.
Originally posted by HauntWok
reply to post by Misoir
Of course they are a force for the GOP. Hell the GOP helped make sure that a lot of jobs got sent over to India.
Ever call a tech support line (or pretty much any help line)? Where do you think you're calling? Jobs that should be in America but got shipped to India. Thank you GOP for your constant help to the corporate elite.
This is why Indian Americans love the conservative movement (although they probably won't reciprocate the love because you know, they're brown many don't believe in the christian god.)
Originally posted by Misoir
Never once have I ever looked at Indians as if they are hyphenated Americans. The ones you meet and talk to their loyalty is without question and work ethic is beyond comparison. For such a small minority they have risen to a great share of the medical population and owners of small independent businesses, which shows not only a drive for an exceptional education but for the advancement of their own lives through entrepreneurship. How many Indians do you ever hear of committing crimes, involved in gangs, or crying about some perceived racial injustice against them? I know it sounds like a stereotype but the fact is you seldom hear about anything truly damning coming from that community.
They have done so well and worked so hard to become Americans that it is really an insult to add the ‘Indian’ to the American title, which I would not do so except for clarity in my OP. It just truly says something in this country when perhaps the most assimilated ethnic minority here is the one, besides Cubans, perhaps least likely to vote for the party that likes to think of itself as the minority party. Perhaps it is not minorities they have brought on their ship but instead hyphenated Americans.
These Indian Americans are not in India, so why should they be applauding? You make it sound as if they all live there rather than here.
Well I agree, we need to end free-trade. But to act as if it is somehow advocated by one party while the other fights against it is just intentionally refusing to address reality. Democrats are just as much for free-trade as Republicans are.
You mean like they would not be elected Governor in two Evangelical states in the deep south?
Originally posted by spav5
My impression of your post is..Now here is a brown people I can accept. They are not all uppity and they seem to assimilate to MY chosen beliefs.
It's like when I hear someone say.."I am not prejudice"..then follow it by saying "the Richmonds are a nice black family".
Peaceedit on 1-9-2011 by spav5 because: (no reason given)