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Old 07-16-2012, 01:40 PM
 
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Many of the Indians I've interacted with are Muslim.
India does have the third most muslims in-country on the planet in raw number.

Though I must say I don't know many IA-muslims personally. I wonder if they are in higher numbers in certain areas of the US moreso than other parts of the US.

Mostly Hindu, Sikh, some Christians, and Jains is what I've experienced in the North East and Bay area.
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Old 07-16-2012, 01:50 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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India does have the third most muslims in-country on the planet in raw number.

Though I must say I don't know many IA-muslims personally. I wonder if they are in higher numbers in certain areas of the US moreso than other parts of the US.

Mostly Hindu, Sikh, some Christians, and Jains is what I've experienced in the North East and Bay area.
Well there's a good chunk of 'em here in Chicago. I figured most of them were from Pakistan until I was set straight by some of them, though there certainly are Pakistanis living among them on the "Muslim" side of the city's Desi corridor.
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Old 07-16-2012, 01:59 PM
 
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Well there's a good chunk of 'em here in Chicago. I figured most of them were from Pakistan until I was set straight by some of them, though there certainly are Pakistanis living among them on the "Muslim" side of the city's Desi corridor.
ah i c. interesting to know.
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Old 07-17-2012, 09:58 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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Indian Americans vote heavily Democratic. Very unlikely that a name like Bobby Jindal would do anything to change that. Much more than anything, they vote Democrat because of their perception that the Democratic Party cares more for the minorities and the Republican Party is for the "Rich White People". The Republican Party also goes out of the way to demonize non-Christians, and most Indian Americans are Hindus. (So was Jindal, till he changed to Christianity.)
you are totally off base on this one: we are not talking American Indians or native Americans. Believe it or not, some minorities are closer to the GOP way of thinking than the Democrat way...Where do you get your information about Republicans demonizing non Christians?
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Old 07-17-2012, 10:09 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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I can't believe you would post something like this: and people wonder why Utube is never and I mean never to be trusted. That was his speech years ago, it had nothing to do with those kids and the comments were edited in. Kids do not talk that way and if they did, they should have their mouths washed out with soap? You do not like him, you do not like Republicans period. that is your right, but to post something that is down right misleading will do nothing but prove how unreliable UTube really is.
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Old 07-17-2012, 10:14 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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Many of the Indians I've interacted with are Muslim.
Really? The ones I have known, here in NWA (believe it or not we have quite a few) the ones I worked with in Dallas and the few I knew in NM were either Hindu or Catholic. The same with the ones who operate the taylor shops we used to buy from in Hong Kong, they were either not religious at all or Catholic. Of course, I doubt many of us really know enough IA to really judge. LIke many groups they have ideas that fall on one side and other have ideas that fall on the other. I think Nicki Haley and Jindal have proven this.
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Old 07-17-2012, 10:32 AM
 
Location: On the "Left Coast", somewhere in "the Land of Fruits & Nuts"
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The Indians who vote dem instead of republican do so because they hate republican foreign policy and yes...the racist anti-anyone-who-is-not-christian bent. I agree.

But given that Indians are business owners, professionals, and the richest minority in the country, they are voting against their own interests.

I am Indian and republican/libertarian, as are my parents. We will continue to vote republican as long as dem policy continues to be redistribution of wealth to the lazy and illegals.

There are not enough Indians in this country to swing any election.
Yes, wealthy Republicans would like nothing better than an Indian "caste" system here too (and hey, the unemployed can be the new "untouchables")!
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Old 07-17-2012, 10:36 AM
 
Location: Tampa Florida
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Jindal is the perfect choice as the throw away VP candidate to go along with the throw away Prez candidate. The GOP would not want to use up any "real" American Conserves.
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Old 07-17-2012, 11:09 AM
 
Location: Tennessee
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I like Bobby Jindal a lot - much more than Portman, Ryan, Thune or Pawlenty (zzzzzzzzz). If he picks one of those 4 it will be "(s)news" for all of 10 minutes. I'm sure they are nice people but take Pawlenty for a minute. He spent about a year more running in Iowa than everyone else and he couldn't get more than a handful of people to vote for him.

I just don't know what Romney expects of his VP choice.

Is he looking for someone who can carry a swing state? Is he looking for someone with the experience he lacks? Is he looking for someone with a little more personality than he has that can enthuse voters? Is he looking for a Mini-Me Romney, someone exactly like himself as far as temperment and experience goes? Is he thinking 8 years from now of who would make a great President.
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Old 07-17-2012, 11:16 AM
 
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Why do we try to homogenize every group? Does it make for ease in pigeon holing someone? So, one doesn't have to engage, to think? All conservatives are religious bigots? All IA are this, or that?
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