Election Recovery

Ok… yes we are all sad, mad, feeling denied.  But we will survive.  We know who and what President Obama is and his administration and what he and they represent.  The others, who voted and supported him, let them feel it soon, for you know they will.  We know the truth so we know how to prepare and be prepared.

Now is also the time to re-evaluate and not think in the box as the GOP has done.  We need to really take the time to evaluate how this process was done.  The way the campaign was run.  I know sometimes what I say especially in particular to my state was and is not easy to read and we want to deny.  I wanted to deny but I could not deny what was in front of my eyes, that a whole community was not being acknowledged.  The campaign was not in there.   The Romney campaign was not in there.  The people that they put in to take those minority communities including the Hispanics and others were not there; instead they were good at putting figureheads kissed everyone’s butts.

Now we must challenge each other and our GOP to make changes.  We have less than 4 years to do this.  We need to change our viewpoint so that this does not happen again.  We cannot think that just ignoring a bully by being our gentle selves will be seen.  It won’t.  We need to fight…. we need to acknowledge.  We need to stand up to them.

We all watched the last debate and we all felt that Romney should have been stronger.  As a friend of mine said, “we have not seen a candidate with as spotless a background as Mitt in years, I mean in terms of knowing there would never be any scandals involving affairs or accepting bribes, etc. … also his stellar education, success as a businessman, governor, and Olympics. It’s staggering to me that someone of this A+ background was beaten by the Manchurian candidate.”

The average person does not know or care to research.  The average person wants to see and back what may look to be the stronger.  Who usually bets on the under dog?  The minority communities, perhaps one of that 47% Romney was blasted on, bottom line don’t care so much about the issues, they’re too busy surviving America.  They want to be acknowledged and loved.  They were ignored.  This is all of the immigrant communities, including the Hispanic communities.

People say, they don’t understand the Asian American communities and why they would have voted for Obama or not voted at all, particularly when their values and conservatism and ideologies of family and life are so in line with the Republican Party would go that way?  This is not their native home.  They want it to be their native home.  They want to fit in and again, they want to feel accepted, loved and acknowledged.

Obama’s campaign was out there from the get go.  Romney’s never came.  Photo ops for the butt kissers, yes… but really reaching out to the real people, no.

And when Romney did, he put the wrong people out there.  I cannot say anything about any other state.  I only know Virginia.  He should have been bombarding Northern Virginia.  The rest of the state was not that hard.  It was hard for me to see and watch.  It tore my heart and I could not stop talking and bothering my friends about it, that I am sure they got so sick of me.  All they wanted was to believe they would win.  Well you can’t win if there is no action.  Not affirmative action, but knowing who your audience is and not on assumption that the butt kissers and figureheads will do their jobs? Maybe this election campaign as I watched it unravel was called players who wanted positions but didn’t work at it or the workers who did their best without support of the campaign really couldn’t do anything because they had no position to play.

I believe Governor Romney is a good man, a great man.  And he would have been a great President.

God Bless America … I believe karma does exist and I really do believe our wonderful, beautiful America will come back stronger and better then ever before.  As I believe the Republican Party can come back renewed.  As we are born again in Christ so shall our nation be.  I don’t believe the fat lady has sung her last opera.   And I still know all the words to, America the Beautiful.  I believe.


Jin Ah Jin

Virginia PolitiChick Jin Ah Jin has been the lead in campaigns for many politicians, including Ken Cuccinelli for both State Senate and Attorney General and she was appointed the Honorary Chairman for the Fairfax County Asian American Coalition for the McCain/ Palin campaign. Jin also assists in local minority grassroots politics in her state of Virginia. She believes if we can elect and support good officials whose root is the care of their constituents, then we can change things. In her past, Jin worked as a volunteer fundraiser for Mercy Corps raising awareness and money for the health and poverty of women and children in North Korea. She was also a volunteer fundraiser for the Korean American Association of Greater Washington, D.C. area and led the Education Committee to teach English for newly arrived legal immigrants to the area. In conjunction, she worked with the office of former Congressman Thomas Davis, who took the lead on reforms in the welfare bill for legal immigrants. Jin was a former Vice President of Resources, board member and Fundraising Gala chair for the Korean American Coalition of Washington, D.C. in 2001. She was on the Scholarship Committee and the co-chair of the golf tournament fundraiser for the U.S. Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce 2003-2006. More importantly, Jin is the mother of 6 children. She says her passion for service is led through her children's eyes: "I want change for my children. I want them to have a future where their dreams can become reality and where they can succeed without prejudice."

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