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Why do immigrants vote democrat? 2008-10-26 21:52:33 Reply

I get angered whenever I hear from my friends' moms and dads or from the news about voting democratic,just because they're supposed to be better for the immigration issue. Now I'm not trying to trol here,but this is a little mini-rant. I feel they're sometimes misinformed about the democratic party,they literally state that they only vote democrat because that way,it could somehow help their family get into this country illegally more easily,what with this whole "amnesty" thing. Same with blacks. They seem to vote for democrats because they're " less racist",or atleast,if they can't vote,they like them more anyways. What I feel is unfair is that democrats are far from perfect,and republicans,to my knowledge anyway,are not racist. Now I know republicans aren't exactly saints,but democrats aren't that great either. Oh...if only immigrants were more informed of democratic stances on the issues of the entire country,not just whether or not it'll be easier to get into this country. And please don't try to flame me for this,because most of my friends happen to be minorities and have told mme about the way their parents vote. And I also know that not all immigrants vote like this,but a great percentage of them do. What are your thoughts on this,Newgrounds?


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Response to Why do immigrants vote democrat? 2008-10-26 22:19:09 Reply

Perhaps because they have seen first hand what can happen to a country when you let people like the Bush's in control.


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Response to Why do immigrants vote democrat? 2008-10-26 22:27:11 Reply

Immigrants tend to vote democrat because they tend to be poor, and democrats tend to support lower taxes or social programs for poor people.

It really is no more complicated than that.


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Response to Why do immigrants vote democrat? 2008-10-26 22:52:36 Reply

I'm currently reading a rather interesting book about Asian Indian (folks from India) immigrants.

one of the characters went into politics and although he had voted down the Democrat line for years (he came to the US in the 1970s as one of the first waves of Asian Indian immigrant populations) he decided to finally run for city council. Instead of running on the Democrat ticket, he ran on the republican ticket, because the Republicans were so hurt for city councilmen that they were willing to let an immigrant run on their ticket to get the votes of the large number of Asian Indians who had moved into that art of the city.

He wasn't exactly for either party. By the time he ran for council in the 90s, he had learned that despite liking the democrats better, neither party actually helped them and really only paid attention to Asian Immigrants during election years because they knew that they were a large number of votes for the seats.

His reasoning for voting for the democrat party was that he thought they were more catering to the poor and immigrants. He saw the Republicans as isolationists who didn't want as many immigrants taking high paying jobs as there were through the past three decades. Most Asian Indians entered the US on visas for high paying jobs (doctors, scientists, computer programmers).


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Response to Why do immigrants vote democrat? 2008-10-26 23:00:17 Reply

I agree with AI.
Also, I think that while neither the democratic or the republic party are racist, the stereotypical racist is a redneck, and rednecks tend to vote for the republic party. So it's kind of natural to connect racists with republicans, though it's in no way fair.


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Response to Why do immigrants vote democrat? 2008-10-26 23:02:04 Reply

I am an exception. I came to this country during Clinton age. I am a low-income person. But I'll vote for the soldier.

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Response to Why do immigrants vote democrat? 2008-10-26 23:26:04 Reply

At 10/26/08 10:27 PM, Al6200 wrote: Immigrants tend to vote democrat because they tend to be poor, and democrats tend to support lower taxes or social programs for poor people.

It really is no more complicated than that.

Well... for some immigrants.
Cubans, for the most part, are highly Republican. Which, by the way, helped Bush in a VERY large way to win the first election... and somewhat on the second one.

plus, they were pissed off about Democrates about the Elian Gonzalez situation.

And European immigrants too are highly Republican.

I think it has to do with social-economics.
Republicans tend to help on the higher up, and Democrates onthe lower end.

But this is a whole lot more complicated issue as you said.

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Response to Why do immigrants vote democrat? 2008-10-26 23:34:42 Reply

One problem with your rant is that Immigrants must be citizens to vote. If they are citizens they can bring their family here 100% legally.


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Response to Why do immigrants vote democrat? 2008-10-27 00:17:00 Reply

At 10/26/08 11:34 PM, Creek wrote: One problem with your rant is that Immigrants must be citizens to vote. If they are citizens they can bring their family here 100% legally.

While you may be right,they often times don't know how,or simply can't for some reason. And that's one of the reasons I think they try to vote democrat.

At 10/26/08 11:27 PM, Grammer wrote: Cuban-Americans I hear are supposed to be vehemently Republican

That would explain why Florida is so easy to win for republicans. But my question is,why do they vote that way as opposed to other immigrants?


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Response to Why do immigrants vote democrat? 2008-10-27 10:46:16 Reply

At 10/27/08 12:17 AM, jedi-master wrote: That would explain why Florida is so easy to win for republicans. But my question is,why do they vote that way as opposed to other immigrants?

Not all immigrants are poor. So it all comes down which Political Party for now caters to the most. If you're rich, you vote Republican. If you're in the middle class you vote Democrat. There are some other factors, but those are the main ones.


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Response to Why do immigrants vote democrat? 2008-10-27 14:11:44 Reply

Because Democrats are immigrant-friendly, whereas Republicans are for building giant walls?


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Response to Why do immigrants vote democrat? 2008-10-27 14:47:48 Reply

Well the pendulum really swings both ways on this one, at least in terms of people more or less blindly supporting a party because of one issue. Taking it in the other direction it personally disturbs me how many poor people in the mid-west or the south blindly vote Republican because it's the "moral party" because of issues like abortion or generally having more hardcore christians in the party. The reason that kind of freaks me out is that in terms almost everything else the republicans love to screw the poor (even though they make up most of their voting base). They offer tax cuts left and right to the rich and the corporations and put all the burden on the poor.

So yeah deciding who to vote for on one issue is pretty much a stupid practice regardless of which way you go. Whether you're an immigrant blindly voting Democrat or a born again Christian blindly voting Republican.

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Response to Why do immigrants vote democrat? 2008-10-29 15:55:52 Reply

Well after seeing what Bush has done who wouldn't vote Demacrat?


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Response to Why do immigrants vote democrat? 2008-10-31 01:02:40 Reply

Republicans favor businesses, and democrats favor the people.

More or less. So because the immigrants are trying to make their way here, they would vote for the people that would help them directly, and not for the people that are rich already.


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Response to Why do immigrants vote democrat? 2008-10-31 19:27:45 Reply

At 10/26/08 11:34 PM, Creek wrote: One problem with your rant is that Immigrants must be citizens to vote. If they are citizens they can bring their family here 100% legally.

he never said illegal immigrants


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Response to Why do immigrants vote democrat? 2008-10-31 20:02:15 Reply

At 10/27/08 02:11 PM, Der-Lowe wrote: Because Democrats are immigrant-friendly, whereas Republicans are for building giant walls?

Heh. You'd be surprised. In California there is a great deal of support for the wall, because the US communities haven't really merged with the Mexican ones. Yes, California has tons of illegal immigrants, but the communities on both sides of the border are quite separate. However, in the highly conservative state of Texas, there's widespread opposition to the wall because the communities on both sides of the borders have grown together. For them, the wall means splitting their society into two.

BTW, in the US the wall is called the "Border Fence", because wall has a negative connotation in English.


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Response to Why do immigrants vote democrat? 2008-10-31 20:10:40 Reply

At 10/27/08 12:17 AM, jedi-master wrote:
That would explain why Florida is so easy to win for republicans. But my question is,why do they vote that way as opposed to other immigrants?

I could be wrong, but my guess is one of two things.

1) Castro's Socialist regime is the reason they left, they hate big government and would vote for anyone who claims or promises to be more free market. If they liked big government aiding the poor they wouldn't have left Cuba :P

2) Catholicism and christian religion in Cuba. Since 1991 religion has been allowed to exist. [prior to this, religion was the opiate of the masses and thus illegalized] Religious individuals tend to rally more to republicans than to democrats.

However, these sympathies are all speculations, equally as much so the speculations that republicans and democrats actually manage to advance the interests of the rich and the poor depending on who THEY favor.


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Response to Why do immigrants vote democrat? 2008-11-01 16:58:17 Reply

You are complaining about people voting Democratic for stupid reasons but just as many vote Republican for stupid reasons.
Also immigrants tend to vote Democratic because while the Republican party in itself is not racist and most members are not but there are still many racists in the republican party.