Asian American Group Tries to Reconnect with GOP, Citing Shared Core Values

Joseph Weber, Fox News, April 13, 2014

A group of Asian Americans is starting a grassroots effort to garner support for the Republican Party and its candidates, saying the GOP most closely aligns with their core values including family, education and entrepreneurship.

The group, the Asian Republican Coalition, is co-founded by international investment banker John Ying, who during the 2012 presidential election cycle served on the Republican National Finance Committee.


He hopes the effort, which will include a May 6 kickoff event at the Newseum in Washington, D.C., will provide a “friendly front door” for both potential voters and Republican lawmakers and officials.

While much of the Republican Party’s focus has recently been to trying to connect with Hispanic voters, considering Democratic President Obama won 71 percent of their vote in his re-election victory, Asians are the country’s fastest-growing ethnic group, according to a 2012 U.S. Census report.

However, over the past three presidential election cycles, Asians have increasingly voted Democrat: 73 percent for Obama compared to 26 percent for GOP nominee Mitt Romney in 2012; 62 percent for Obama compared to 35 percent for GOP nominee Arizona Sen. John McCain in 2008; and 56 percent for Democratic nominee John Kerry compared to 44 percent for GOP winner George W. Bush in 2004.


Part of the problem, he concedes, is that Asian Americans have been “shy” about engaging in this country’s political process and as a race is a “complex,” non-homogenous group speaking lots of different languages.

Though the Asian population in the United States is estimated at roughly 18.9 million, their turnout for presidential election cycles is relatively low.


Ying made clear his group is “obviously interested in the 2014 and 2016 elections” but emphasized members, at least for now, want to focus only on “broader issues.”

“We’re step-by-step type of people,” he said.

Ying repeatedly says the group is focused on family, education, entrepreneurship, personal freedom and “merit- and work-ethic driven opportunity.”


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  • borogirl54

    Its about time. Asian Americans need to realize that the Democrats will do nothing to help them run their business but instead will push programs such as a higher minimum wage at the expense of small business who cannot afford to pay much more than they already paying.

    • Jim Kental

      Exactly. It is a fact that Asians and other non-whites are seeing how horrible these schwartzas are. The lousy blacks walk all over the hard working Asians, maybe the Asian community woke up.

    • coco bongo

      Not to mention that Asian business owners are also forced to hire blacks.

    • evilsandmich

      Many Asians want to pretend that they’re in their home country, or even a strong white majority country where government goodies can be sustainable. Exposure to the third world government that’s out to get them might (might) get some of them to wise up.

  • Kit Ingoldby

    The Asians would make for much more formidable allies than the Hispanics. Just look at the way the small Asian population stopped the black and Hispanic push for affirmative action in Californian education. They are smart and effective.

    But I would be surprised to see them break with the democrats.

    • You know who would make an even more formidable ally? A larger swath of the White population of America who had enough integrity and foresight to stand up and be counted.

      • Kit Ingoldby

        That would be nice……

      • AutomaticSlim

        Yes, but they have to vote first.

        Lot’s of “middle American” Whites sit on the couch for the elections.
        They could push the Rs much further to the right if they started to take an interest.

      • benvad

        They’re too occupied watching Goddamn football, my oh my, are people not so different from their ancestors. Throw the games & circuses at them and they’ll do anything.

      • Mike

        Votes are votes at the end of the day.

  • Truthseeker

    Unfortunately, most younger Asian-descended U.S. citizens absorb the anti-White Marxism of the educational institutions, and as non-Whites, they realize it’s more fun to be an “oppressed” group with special privileges who can enjoy the rush of excitement that comes with opposing The White Man.

    • Vercingetorix

      Couldn’t have said it better

    • borogirl54

      But as they grow older, young Asians tend to be more conservative because they are now running businesses and the stuff that they learned from leftist professors does not benefit them at all. These people will be Republican voters.

  • Asians mostly take their political cues from their immediate surroundings. If they happen to be surrounded by Republicans, they will vote Republican. If they are surrounded by Democrats, they will vote for Democrats. All this is controlling for a lot of the usual factors.

    The reason Asians are increasingly voting for Democrats is because the areas where they live are increasingly becoming Democrat.

    • Northerner

      The same can be said for people of any race, not just Asians. If you live in a certain neighborhood or even a certain state, most people around you will tend to vote similarly because their circumstances are similar to yours (i.e., SES, living conditions etc).

    • AutomaticSlim

      I think they vote for Ds because (1) mostly the young ones are voting, and (2) they are brainwashed by liberal college professors. The older ones, who are most likely very conservative, simply do not vote.

      • Pro_Whitey

        Also, if whites are consistently giving ground to minorities, why wouldn’t the Asians rather be with the minorities who are getting more ground than with the whites who are giving it up? If whites turn that around, then the Asians will more likely follow.

  • BonV.Vant

    Republican means “white” and that is the reason why the overwhelming majority of asians vote democrat. They have it in for the white man.

    • Ella

      Asians have collective and high conformist culture. They also have strong socialized programs within their own home countries; I just don’t believe a high number will ever vote conservative. How can we expect new immigrants to have individualist ideas when they come from mostly socialist countries? WASP and Huguenots were the most conservative immigrants groups in the USA at one time.

  • There is merit in the effort to talk to Asians about the interests they share with whites. But at heart, they are totalitarians. Communism didn’t take root in China for no reason. Since I would cut off Asian immigration in a heartbeat and since I have no use for commies, someone other than me should engage them about mutual interests.

    • Northerner

      Communism didn’t come from the Chinese, and they wouldn’t be today had they developed without outside influence.

      • Martel

        From where then, a handful of Germans and Jews?

        The West provided them with an intellectual argument for their natural, pre-existing tendencies.

        • Northerner

          China existed for five millennia without Communism or anything similar to it. I seriously doubt they fought against their “natural, pre-existing tendencies” for that long. More likely those aren’t their tendencies at all.

          Without Communism, China today would be like Taiwan, except on a much, much larger scale.

          • Martel

            Not really, despotism has always been an Asian phenomenon.

          • Northerner

            Despotism is hardly unique to Asians.

          • Martel

            Its only natural that there are evolutionary differences between Europeans and Asians. You should read the Magnum Opus of Ricardo Duchesne.

          • Violence is hardly unique to Blacks but that doesn’t mean we should ignore Black violence.

          • Northerner

            The difference is Asian despotism isn’t going to affect your daily life unless you deliberately choose to concern yourself with it.

          • Urbane Neanderthal

            . you

          • Martel

            His statement is exactly to the point.

          • 1stworlder

            I am guessing you didn’t hear of their totalitarian history. One of the reasons they are so good at memorizing but not creativity was that for generations they tested everyone for memorization for govt jobs. Do you think the free market built the great wall of china? Both china and japan had periods where challenging the status quo meant death.

        • rasher223

          Ever heard of the silk road?

          Alot of things were exchanged as a result of that trade route.

          Including ideas.

          • Martel

            Sure, I heard about most things which are common knowledge, especially information in favour of the greatness of Asian culture, as most educators are leftists.

    • willbest

      I doubt China was ever communist in the sense Russia was. They are too corrupt for something like that.

  • Ying repeatedly says the group is focused on family, education, entrepreneurship, personal freedom and “merit- and work-ethic driven opportunity.”

    Howdy, Mr. Ying. I’m focused on race-based Nationalism, family, race-based Nationalism, education, race-based Nationalism, integrity, personal freedom, safety, merit and opportunity, etc. Oh, and did I mention race-based Nationalism?

  • Martel

    “Though the Asian population in the United States is estimated at roughly 18.9 million”
    According to our resident sinophile, this should be quadrupled at the very least.

    • evilsandmich

      Part of the problem with the classification is ‘East Asians’ as Americans use the word ‘Asians’ and then people American’s would call ‘East Indians’ that Europeans call ‘Asian’. East Indians (a grouping that can include Arabs, Pakistanis, Indians, Persians, etc.) are a mixed bag, but mostly a lost cause in terms of conservatism. Certainly if we used the word ‘Asian’ as the Europeans do, the number would be quite a bit higher.

    • Bossman

      This number also include East Indians many of whom belong more to the Caucasian race than to the East Asian mongoloid race.

  • coco bongo

    The wise choice for Asians would be to side with whites. Blacks typically despise Asians and are frequently victims of blacks. Blacks and Hispanics have more in common – high crime rates, low educational achievement, massive welfare usuage, and what have you. Asians have more in common with conservative whites.

    • borogirl54

      Asians tend to live in white neighborhoods because they feel safer there. They are also entrepreneurial like whites and they share the same values as strong families, respect for education and the culture that they live in frowns upon having children out of wedlock and getting involved in criminal activity.

      • East Asians like white neighborhoods because we don’t hurt them. In the USA, half of their women marry white men because we don’t hurt them.

      • willbest

        Dealing with Asian entrepreneurs are a pain in the ass. They generally have no sense of fairness, and it isn’t spelled out in the contract expect to go twelve rounds. They are also family first, and community/country a very distant second. As a result they tolerate large amounts of corruption.

  • Greg Thomas

    The democrat party is now the party of blacks, mexicans and self-loathing Whites. Perhaps asians are wise to this fact.

    • TXCriollo

      This is new and you can thank the libs in Californian for this. We are seeing this in texas with the 3rd gen mexican americans same deal they feel the democrats are the party of blacks and illegals

  • IstvanIN

    They still want our living space. They will kiss up to whoever they have to to get it.

    • Rhialto

      Exactly, why share if they can get it all.

      Sometimes I think that the only hope that normal White men have is that their enemies will neutralize each other to the extent that normal White men will be able to establish a defendable territory.

      • benvad

        God help us.

  • I’d like to think Asians are smart enough to figure things out after a while. As more blacks and Hispanics see that Asians aren’t losers like they are, they will hate them. And the more that happens, the more Asians will become our allies.

    • Bossman

      How can Asians be your ally? It is only since 1965 that small numbers of them have been allowed to immigrate to the USA.

      • Alexandra1973

        Are you saying there were no Asians here before 1965?

        Who was in the interment camps during WW2 then?

        • Bossman

          Those Asians were U.S. citizens of Japanese descent. In the late 1800s the U.S. government passed what was called “The Chinese Exclusion Act.” This law was later extended to apply to all Asians, even to East Indians. In the year 1964, only 120 people from all of Asia were allowed to immigrate to the USA.

      • Greg Thomas

        Illegal invading mexicans certainly are not our alliy.

      • Because they are the most like us. That’s how.

  • Truth Teller

    Republican Asians are almost all Chinese whose parents and grandparents came here from Taiwan. They hope the USA will support Taiwan when the people’s republic decides to invade and devour Taiwan. They also support the newspaper, Epoch Times which tries to expose a lot of what China is up to and repression in China.

    Also, like black and brown Republicans they know they will be welcomed and fast tracked to political and party offices.

    They are very anti communist and as anti China as is possible.

    • I doubt China will invade Taiwan. It would be a mutual bloodbath, and thus not worthwhile. It would be like the United States invading Canada; there’s no reason for it.

  • Native American men are just plain crazy-mean when they get drunk. In federal prison, I knew a Navajo and a Jicarilla Apache who were in for murder, and they both did it when they were drunk.