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Do you ever cross party lines when voting?   The Serious You: How Current Events Affect You

Started 2/13/20 by Showtalk; 3895 views.
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From: Showtalk 

3/7/20

It’s cultural.  Many Asian families come here and prize education over everything else. Sometimes the parents are already well educated professionals who may not be able to work in their careers here due to licensing restrictions or other roadblocks.  I knew a Chinese family whose four children were all required to attended a full day school on Saturdays. As young children they were not allowed to play unless it was a recognized sport or an educational game.  Every free moment was spent reading books above grade level or working math problems.   The mom told me she always reminded her children they had many generations to live up to and they must succeed.  The first child got into Stanford, so the other three went there, because she wanted them to each have the same opportunities.  They insist their children learn English. Compare that to an undedicated family who get here and are working day and night just to support themselves and can barely get by. The parents may never learn English.    Most important, Asian immigrants are usually legal and Hispanic are often not, so they spend their lives hiding in plain sight.

kizmet1

From: kizmet1 

3/7/20

I agree with you. My experienes with Asians have been the same.
My gf was 1st generation Pole with a heavy accent. My gm had him read books aloud to the kids to help lose his accent.
Showtalk
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From: Showtalk 

3/7/20

Yes, hard working and over achieving. 

kizmet1

From: kizmet1 

3/7/20

Yes, combined with wanting a happy and healthy family.
Showtalk
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From: Showtalk 

3/8/20

Doesn’t everyone who has one want a happy and healthy family?

BWArtist

From: BWArtist 

3/13/20

I used to look at the person before the party. But today politics is so polarized, it doesn't make sense to consider individuality. Because  a self thinking representative in search of finding compromise for moving forward, is no longer respected. We are now stuck in a bad marriage  that we can't get out of.

Showtalk
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From: Showtalk 

3/13/20

I think both sides feel that way. My area is pretty mixed politically and if you can even have a halfway civil discussion in it, you find everyone is confused.

MerlinsDad

From: MerlinsDad 

3/14/20

I always vote in the other party's primary, then in the party of preference in the general election. 

Showtalk
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From: Showtalk 

3/14/20

Why the other primary? Is there a reason or just something you have always done?

MerlinsDad

From: MerlinsDad 

3/14/20

Under normal circumstances in this brutally gerrymandered state,  the candidate for the party of preference is obvious or even unopposed  in state and local elections.  I vote in the opposition's party in an effort to increase the vote  for the candidate who is not the favored candidate in hopes of creating a run-off.  That's when the politics become expensive and down and dirty.  If my party of preference had two equally competent candidates running neck and neck, I would vote in that primary.  You do not have to be registered with a party to vote in a primary.

Of course, in the general election, there is no need for those tactics.

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