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So, Randy Pullen, the former head of the Arizona Republican Party, ousted by Tea Party Republican Tom Morrissey, decided he needs in on some of that sweet Obama hating action.  

When you read that statement, it's clear he's comparing Asia's values with America's values, and thus the millions of Americans who either have descendents from the Far East or are naturalized.  

The problem with that? Well, he's painting about 6% of Americans who come from the polyglot that is Asia (and we would half to assume he's referring to the Far, and not Russia or the Middle East - who I'm sure he refers to as alternately "the Com'unists" and the "AY-rabs"), as people who don't understand America, or it's values.

I'm a 1st generation American. My immigrant family came to America because they wanted to experience what America had...  They could have easily stayed in Germany post-WWII or remained in Liverpool after that - but my grandparents and parents knew the promise of America.  Asian immigrants are no different. Everyone has their own reason for coming here, but it's specially because they DO understand America.

This why GOP outreach to minority communities generally fails, because there's one idiot, or two, or a whole lot more in the upper echelons of the GOP that just can't shake their fear and hate of "the other", and it comes out it little eruptions of crap like that of Randy Pullen on Twitter this evening.  


Originally posted to The Klute on Sat Apr 21, 2012 at 07:17 PM PDT.

Also republished by Baja Arizona Kossacks and APA Kos : Asian/Pacific Americans at DailyKos.

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