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  •  Anecdote-All my Asian friends voted Romney (2+ / 0-)
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    Bush Bites, bepanda

    I actually had a "heated" discussion with one of them last week. It's amazing how easy it is to shut down Fox News talking points but this is the gist of their arguments to me:
    1. Obama is doing too much for poor people
    2. People aren't working hard to deserve rewards
    3. Military buildup is ok because we are protecting ourselves
    4. Planned Parenthood will survive on personal donations and doesn't need federal $
    5. The Medicare issue (which of course was poorly defined by OFA) with drugs means that drugs will cost more
    6. Poor people on welfare and lazy drunks/drug addicts and we shouldn't be giving them our hard earned money

    Mind you this is Tucson, AZ. We all attend the University of Arizona and I'm an African American so they assumed that I voted Obama. Lastly, my friends and I will be in the upper income group as we are all going into medicine/pharmacy/research so this kind of tells you how current Millennials look at things.

    Romney = Nixon without the sweating problem

    by YoungArizonaLiberal on Wed Dec 05, 2012 at 07:22:23 PM PST

    •  Eh, I was a conservative in college too. (1+ / 0-)
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      It's easy to fall into that "government is the problem" mindset when you first become politically aware.

      It's an easy answer to everything -- get government out of the way, let private industry do it.

      Later, you learn the world is a little more complicated than Ayn Rand would have you believe.

      "Michael Moore, who was filming a movie about corporate welfare called 'Capitalism: A Love Story,' sought and received incentives."

      by Bush Bites on Wed Dec 05, 2012 at 08:35:19 PM PST

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      •  I guess I'm ahead of the learning curve! (1+ / 0-)
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        I voted for Obama in my first General Election last month, second downticket election. We couldn't pull Carmona over the line but we're working on it in 2016! McCain's seat is ours!!

        Romney = Nixon without the sweating problem

        by YoungArizonaLiberal on Wed Dec 05, 2012 at 08:47:43 PM PST

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