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Tuesday, October 04, 2022

Victor Shi: Since the start of the pandemic, Republicans have shown their true colors to Asian Americans. Their pattern of hateful words and actions, which persist to this day, put our lives on the line. Virtually everything that Trump and the Republican Party say - or, in many cases, fail to say about Asian Americans - leads me to one conclusion: There is no home for Asian Americans in the Republican Party anymore.

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Over the weekend, Trump took to his social media platform, Truth Social, and released a post in which he called Elaine Chao, his former Labor secretary and wife to Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell, "China Loving Wife, Coco Chow."

The response from the vast majority of Republicans - including McConnell and Chao herself - has been silence. What's more, Republicans who have been asked to respond to the post, including Senator Rick Scott of Florida, downplayed the severity of Trump's words, calling it merely a "nickname." Their silence and avoidance against the backdrop of racism speak volumes about the lack of political courage among too many Republicans.

Contrast this with President Biden and Democrats. While they haven't directly responded to Trump's most recent comments, they have been forceful in their condemnation of anti-Asian rhetoric. They are actively healing the wounds Trump created and meeting Asian Americans where we are, taking real action to improve our lives.

While much work remains in rooting out anti-Asian hate, at the very least, Democrats and Biden understand that words matter. Rather than trading in racist language for political gain like Trump, they are listening to and elevating Asian American voices - and, even better, taking tangible steps to improve our lives.

File this in the ever-growing compendium of evidence that "America's two parties are not the same."

#1 | Posted by tonyroma at 2022-10-03 08:47 PM | Reply

Asian Americans? The very people the left discriminate against with college entry and the very same people who FDR threw into internment camps simply due to their ethnicity? Yeah, I think they have a more comfortable home in the GOP.

#2 | Posted by BellRinger at 2022-10-03 08:56 PM | Reply | Funny: 3

Even after it became a known problem that Asians were being assaulted by people who thought they were all somehow to blame for Covid trump continued to do what he could to tie the pandemic to Asians in general.

Yes he's a racist thug and the repugs don't deserve a single vote and that includes ones from any asian who isn't suicidal and hoping to die from a trump inspired hate crime or worse.

#3 | Posted by Tor at 2022-10-03 10:49 PM | Reply

"...from any asian who isn't suicidal and hoping to die from a trump inspired hate crime or worse."

It's not red hat wearing conservatives in small towns assaulting Asians. The incidents tend to be by another racial minority in big blue cities. But anyone who pointed that out would probably be attacked for being truthful.

#4 | Posted by jamesgelliott at 2022-10-04 01:34 PM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 1

"It's not red hat wearing conservatives in small towns assaulting Asians."

Primarily due to the lack of Asians in small towns?

Also, if you take Asian to mean Indian and Middle Eastern, not just East Asia, then the story changes a bit.

#5 | Posted by snoofy at 2022-10-04 01:43 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

But this isn't about Asians being attacked.

It's about Asians being welcomed into the Party.

When was the last time you saw Asians in a MAGA hat?

Personally, I haven't seen one since I was in National Airport on Jan 20, 2017 -- Trump's Inauguration Day.

#6 | Posted by snoofy at 2022-10-04 01:46 PM | Reply

Asian Americans? The very people the left discriminate against with college entry and the very same people who FDR threw into internment camps simply due to their ethnicity? Yeah, I think they have a more comfortable home in the GOP.

#2 | Posted by BellRinger

The GOP's main goal is to end democracy and install fascism that will be run by white people. How do asian americans feel about that?

#7 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2022-10-04 03:33 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 4

When I search "asians under attack", I form a very different picture. The attackers are more BLM than GOP.

#8 | Posted by facthunt at 2022-10-04 04:09 PM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 2

When I search "asians under attack", I form a very different picture. The attackers are more BLM than GOP.
#8 | POSTED BY -------

There should be a SockPuppet database.

#9 | Posted by ClownShack at 2022-10-04 04:16 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

When I search "asians under attack", I form a very different picture. The attackers are more BLM than GOP.

#8 | Posted by facthunt

How do asians feel about your cult's fascist coup attempt?

#10 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2022-10-04 04:19 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

When I search "asians under attack",

Maybe stop using Duped Social as your search engine.

#11 | Posted by donnerboy at 2022-10-04 04:22 PM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 1

Why Asian Americans Could Vote Republican in the Midterms
news.yahoo.com

#12 | Posted by gracieamazed at 2022-10-04 05:16 PM | Reply

"In Virginia, Hung Cao won the Republican primary"

That's anatomically impossible.

#13 | Posted by LegallyYourDead at 2022-10-04 05:53 PM | Reply

All those Republicans sucker punching Asians was the last stlaw!

#14 | Posted by lee_the_agent at 2022-10-04 07:56 PM | Reply

There is no home in the GOP for freedom loving Americans anymore. Everyone in the GOP seems to want to live under some kind of dictator or monarch at this point.

#15 | Posted by johnny_hotsauce at 2022-10-04 09:00 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

The so-called GOP is now a bunch of crack-smoking racists QAnonseners who want their participation trophy.

#16 | Posted by LegallyYourDead at 2022-10-04 09:16 PM | Reply

Did the GQP banish Coco Chow?

#17 | Posted by reinheitsgebot at 2022-10-04 09:30 PM | Reply

I hate to say it but it looks like the only Republicans trying to hold on to their pre-trump values are Mormons.

And no not all of them and the ones who are don't always do a good job.

#18 | Posted by Tor at 2022-10-04 09:51 PM | Reply

Primarily due to the lack of Asians in small towns?
Also, if you take Asian to mean Indian and Middle Eastern, not just East Asia, then the story changes a bit.

#5 | POSTED BY SNOOFY AT 2022-10-04 01:43 PM | REPLY |

Someone's never been to the Gulf South.. James Gelliott knows what he's talking about, dumbass.

#19 | Posted by lfthndthrds at 2022-10-04 10:28 PM | Reply

"Someone's never been to the Gulf South."

I'll defer to your expertise.

MAGA hats didn't exist last time I was there, so if there were any redneck Asians, they didn't stand out.

#20 | Posted by snoofy at 2022-10-05 08:14 AM | Reply

Good. Those Asians were delusional that the
rightwing 'Whiteys' cared for them anyways.

Join the Light Side of the Force.
The one that actually still cares for the
tattered remnants of the Middle Class,
and doesn't care what color, race, or
creed you are.

Join the democrats.

#21 | Posted by earthmuse at 2022-10-05 01:05 PM | Reply

A majority of Asian-American/Pacific Islander voters found the former president largely responsible for anti-AAPI discrimination during last year's spike in violence amid the Covid-19 pandemic. From "kung flu" to "China virus", Trump's rhetoric around the pandemic became a major factor in pushing Asian-Americans to get more politically engaged in 2020. www.scmp.com

#22 | Posted by Enlightened at 2022-10-05 01:47 PM | Reply

"Good. Those Asians were delusional that the rightwing 'Whiteys' cared for them anyways."

I think if I were Asian American, I wouldn't join a party that calls me "delusional" or feel the need to "mansplain" why I should choose their party.

There are lots and lots of Asians who live in the deep South and like it there. My daughter has more friends that are Asian than friends who are not. Some of them are liberal and others more conservative.....because Asians are capable of thinking for themselves and making up their own minds.

The overwhelming ignorance of you city and suburban people about life in southern and rural communities is just mind blowing. You don't have the slightest understanding of people who exist outside your built in set of stereotypes.

#23 | Posted by Miranda7 at 2022-10-05 03:19 PM | Reply

"The overwhelming ignorance of you city and suburban people about life in southern and rural communities is just mind blowing."

What are you talking about?
Did we not put sufficient emphasis on the Dr. Pepper?

#24 | Posted by snoofy at 2022-10-05 03:28 PM | Reply

#23 - LOL!!! A MAGAT trying to preach inclusiveness. You Nazis are disgusting!

#25 | Posted by Enlightened at 2022-10-05 04:52 PM | Reply

Enlightened, you show what a complete idiot you are by your baseless assumptions. Perhaps you can look back through my posts and try to find anything to support your nasty allegations. I'm neither a MAGAT or Nazi. Never voted for Trump and i"m Jewish, so please take your bitter, hateful ,"enlightenment" and direct it elsewhere, you projecting POS.

#26 | Posted by Miranda7 at 2022-10-05 11:17 PM | Reply

Miranda7, I've read enough of your posts to
'not give three farts and a hill of beans'
about your response, you rightwing tool...

#27 | Posted by earthmuse at 2022-10-06 06:22 AM | Reply

And I've read enough of your vapid posts to see that you don't give three farts or a bill of beans to Asians, or any other minority.

#28 | Posted by Miranda7 at 2022-10-06 09:45 AM | Reply

Miranda does nothing but defend the------------------- (birds of a feather) and Putin. I sincerely you are part of the faith by the way you speak. you sound like my brother in law who used to be Jewish, but became Catholic after his wife brain washed him.

#29 | Posted by Enlightened at 2022-10-06 10:10 AM | Reply

Damn. Now that you mention it,
Jews For Jesus
fits Miranda7 to a tee.

Those people are absolutely psychotic.

#30 | Posted by snoofy at 2022-10-06 10:15 AM | Reply

Miranda does nothing but defend the------------------- (birds of a feather) and Putin. I sincerely you are part of the faith by the way you speak. you sound like my brother in law who used to be Jewish, but became Catholic after his wife brain washed him.

#29 | Posted by Enlightened at 2022-10-06 10:10 AM | Reply | Flag:

There you go again, you lying POS. I have NEVER posted anything at all about Putin, and not sure what was in your -------- but probably not that person either. Then you are going to question my religion, just wow, and insult both Jews and Catholics in one sentence. You really are a hateful person.

#31 | Posted by Miranda7 at 2022-10-06 02:13 PM | Reply

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