Rikyrah makes a very good point about why non-white voters, and Asians in particular, might be turned off by the far right’s attitude towards the Kenyan usurper:
Barack and Michelle Obama are the EPITOME of the American Dream.
They are what EVERYONE who wasn’t born RICH in this country, and can’t dribble some sort of athletic ball is told to do:
Go to school
Work your ass off.
Nobody is saying that you’ll become President.
But, if you aren’t born rich, this is the way to middle-class success at the very least.
The GOP continually disrespected this self-made man and his wife….but, the only people who noticed were Black folks, and we were told we were being ’ too sensitive’, and it was in ’ our imaginations’.
The highest educated populace in this country is the Asian-American community. They value those pieces of paper like nobody’s business.
You don’t think they noticed…
That being President of the Harvard Law Review – is a spectacular achievement…
Until Barack Obama won the Presidency of the Harvard Law Review.
Graduating Magna Cum Laude used to be a spectacular achievement…
Until Barack Obama graduated Magna Cum Laude from Harvard Law School…..which of course, means he got his degree in crayon at the ’ Black Entrance’.
If you read too much of the neocons, you’ll notice that they love something called “thumos”, which might loosely be defined as the hunger for recognition (part of the deal, I think, is that people don’t need big gubmint social programs and laws to be happy, they just need the satisfaction of being appreciated by their church and country). So you’d think the right would understand that non-white people don’t like the idea that no matter what they achieve, they’ll be put down as undeserving affirmative action babies.
But apparently, it doesn’t. Bobo et al. continue to believe that all the right has to do is sex up the bootstraps and belt-tightening talk a little more in order to win over non-white voters.