Oct 19, 2013

Asians Indians: Democrats or Republicans?

So, the answer to the question, are Asian Indians, Democrats or Republicans, is easy. They lean towards the Democratic party.  But.  There are exceptions to this general rule.  There are more Democrats among Asian Indians than Republicans.

Republican Party and Asian Indians

The rich and the richer among Asian Indians tend to be Republican party oriented in their business lives and somewhat Democrat party leaning in their personal lives.  These group of haves is likely to vote Republican.  This group would include physicians of Indian origin in private practice and business owners.  This group thinks that they made their money by their own efforts and they are entitled to keep it with minimal tax deductions and folks on government support (African Americans, that's the stereotype) do not deserve it.  

Bobby Jindal, governor of Louisiana and Nikki Haley, governor of South Carolina are of Asian Indian ethnicity.  


Democratic Party and Asian Indians

The employee Asian Indians tend to be supporters of Democratic party.  Why is this?  The reasons are mainly psychological.  I think its because of the Indian religious culture and its concepts of dharma and vasudaiva kutumbakam.

Jay Goyal was a member of the Ohio House of Representatives.  He was a Democrat representing the 73rd District, which included the city of Mansfield and other parts of Richland County.

Whatever the political party Asian Indians favor, their turnout for voting is probably not strong.  Why?  Because they don't want to deal with the hassle of jury duty!  Asian Indians do not vote as a block.  Some Asian Indians do make political contributions but expect something in return; often a disproportionate return.  Quid pro quo.  Since most candidates up for election, ignore contributors who donate relatively small amounts, once they are elected; candidates can bet on Asian Indians stopping making additional and future political contributions.

US Politics vs India Politics

Politics is politics, irrespective of the country; its dirty.  The liberal parties are the Democratic party and Indian National Congress.  The conservative parties are Republican and Bharatiya Janata Party. 

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