Why Some Filipinos Fought Hard to Def...

Why Some Filipinos Fought Hard to Defeat Barack Obama

There are 1085 comments on the www.philnews.com story from Jan 2, 2009, titled Why Some Filipinos Fought Hard to Defeat Barack Obama. In it, www.philnews.com reports that:

On November 4, 2008, Americans shattered the racial divide and elected the first black man to lead the most powerful country on earth. And as Americans from coast to coast rejoiced in Obama's victory so did the rest of the mankind. Worldwide, Obama was the overwhelming choice...except in two countries. In a Gallup poll conducted for this US presidential election, only the countries of Georgia and the Philippines preferred John McCain by statistically significant margins.

Join the discussion below, or Read more at www.philnews.com.

First Prev
of 55
Next Last
John Mccain for President

United States

#1 Jan 2, 2009
The reason some of filipinos appose Barack Obama, Not because the color of his skin. Because if he wins he is going to raise taxes!

The economy is already bad the way it is, Raising taxes in a time like this will be a disaster. To all: Except for the richs! Of course.

Beside Obama won't be able to keep his promise to the American people, He already take back some of his promise to American people. Just like when he said anybody making $250,000. thousand annually won't be paying income taxes. Then he lower it to $150,000. Then He lower it again to $100,000. After he realize he made stupid move. How can you trust somebody like that.

He sounded just like The FAKE PRESIDENT GLORIA ARROYO!
arthur

Philippines

#2 Jan 2, 2009
Obama lost my vote when he hit me for a donation instead of answering my question how would he finance his bonehead promise to give every American a medical coverage as good as his (a senator's).

Without citing any statistics I too can lay claim most Filipinos backed Barack against John, but not against Hillary.
Neil

Philippines

#3 Jan 3, 2009
I am surprised at how this article was written. I'm all for freedom of expression - as long as you are expressing your own. I do not support articles wherein personal opinion is passed off as public sentiment.

The writer equates skin-whitening creams to a deeply-rooted bias against Obama the African-American, not the person or the candidate. He then refers to his target as first-generation Filipino-American. And ends his editorial with the statement "Filipinos everywhere need to take a long, hard, and honest look at themselves."

So when did the specific "first-generation Filipino-American" group begin to represent "Filipinos everywhere"? I seem to have missed that memo. Racial bias is present in all corners of society so it is unfair to point all the blame towards them. A motherhood statement condemning that group and Filipinos as a whole is grossly unfair and irresponsible.

Until a reprint is made, wherein surveys and/or forums are presented backing up these claims, all instances of the words "Filipino" or "Filipino-American" should be replaced with the names of the writer and the editorial team instead.

I am both ashamed and embarrassed for you guys.
Attack the Fake President

United States

#4 Jan 3, 2009
Neil wrote:
I am surprised at how this article was written. I'm all for freedom of expression - as long as you are expressing your own. I do not support articles wherein personal opinion is passed off as public sentiment.
The writer equates skin-whitening creams to a deeply-rooted bias against Obama the African-American, not the person or the candidate. He then refers to his target as first-generation Filipino-American. And ends his editorial with the statement "Filipinos everywhere need to take a long, hard, and honest look at themselves."
So when did the specific "first-generation Filipino-American" group begin to represent "Filipinos everywhere"? I seem to have missed that memo. Racial bias is present in all corners of society so it is unfair to point all the blame towards them. A motherhood statement condemning that group and Filipinos as a whole is grossly unfair and irresponsible.
Until a reprint is made, wherein surveys and/or forums are presented backing up these claims, all instances of the words "Filipino" or "Filipino-American" should be replaced with the names of the writer and the editorial team instead.
I am both ashamed and embarrassed for you guys.
Wow, Neil: You blow me away! When Gloria Arroyo, Et al. Doing all the evil things you're not saying anything about it. But when somebody making comment about Barack Obama you come out from hiding and attack the people who is speaking their mind. Why can you respect what other opionion. Everybody have that right. You should be attacking the FAKE PRESIDENT OF CEBU GLORIA ARROYO, FOR ALL THE CRIMES SHE HAS DONE TO THE FILIPINO PEOPLE.
jo jo

Anchorage, AK

#5 Jan 3, 2009
This is typical liberal garbage in the face of the FACTS that most of the world is racist according to liberals and it always will be because it is HUMAN NATURE !!!! MLK said that people should be judged by their character and not color and that is EXACTLY what is happening as 50% of crime in America is committed by 12% of the Blacks mostly in their own communities while filipinoes are mostly hard working law abideing citizens,,,When will the liberal filth stop the insane filthy lies///???
arthur

Philippines

#6 Jan 3, 2009
It's like ESL all over again.
Fricking Filipino

San Jose, CA

#7 Jan 4, 2009
This article is mind-boggling. The author basically says and I'm paraphrasing, of course, "All Filipinos are racist but I'm not so I'm much better than them." The author is a simple-minded journalist who does not know his own Filipino brothers and sisters. For him to summarize that Filipinos who did not support Obama are racist is unsupported. He did not state other reasons why Obama might not be the good choice. Obama is a good orator, but as everyone knows, "We judge by the person's actions and not by his/her words." Obama's actions were few for us to make a credible judgment on this guy.

Since: Jan 09

Bagacay, Philippines

#9 Jan 4, 2009
its quite simple. filipinos are short sighted. they think obama=no more call centers=no job=no food. so no obama!

typical short term thinking. this is one reason why filipino employees tend not to be good employees. they are slackers who don't have the desire to move up.

just look at call center turnover rate. so many who just quit because "it's hard". what bullshiet
Monte

West Palm Beach, FL

#10 Jan 4, 2009
Seems the world would be behind Obama, in that he has a real chance at slowing the recession in the states and thus, much of the west. Remember, whats good for the west, economically, is very good for the east, Philippines included. The global money crises started in the west, and is moving east. Asia has not seen the full impact at all yet. If Obama can make progress on the economy front, he will be held in the highest regard worldwide. At least amoung those who can comprehend how a true global economy operates.
Gloria kawatan

United States

#11 Jan 4, 2009
Monte wrote:
Seems the world would be behind Obama, in that he has a real chance at slowing the recession in the states and thus, much of the west. Remember, whats good for the west, economically, is very good for the east, Philippines included. The global money crises started in the west, and is moving east. Asia has not seen the full impact at all yet. If Obama can make progress on the economy front, he will be held in the highest regard worldwide. At least amoung those who can comprehend how a true global economy operates.
Wow,....Bravo! I don't trust Barack, Because he already said something then he takes it back after realizing he made a stupid move.
Remember while he was campaigning he was saying if he wins anybody making $250,000. Thousand annually is not going to pay income taxes, Then he lower it to $150,000. Then lower it again to $100,000. Thousand. Wow,....
He made alot of promise to American people how can he done all that without raising taxes! In fact thats exactly what his going to do, Raise taxes. Here in sacramento the Demoract going to raise taxes, But the Arnold veto it. Raising taxes in time like this is a disaster. But I think these idiots only good on raising taxes! And anybody who voted for him don't know what the hell they're thinking. Barack is only a yes, Man in the white house, Lets see how good his economist. I hope and pray they're not going to be just like Gloria Arroyo, Here economic it just a numbers. She tell the world any number she would like them to hear. Just like her so call 7.3% booming economy. Her so call booming economy nothing but PAD, just like she PAD it in May 10, 2004. Presidential election in order to win against Fernando Poe, Jr. She is nothing but a THIEF.
Probably you vote for Barrack Obama. I hope you're right! He got 4 years to prove his worth to the American people.
Monte

West Palm Beach, FL

#12 Jan 4, 2009
My God Gloria, he hasnt even been sworn in yet and everybody cant wait to jump. I find that incredible, why would anyone want the bloody job to start with? Wonder if he has time to sit here on Topix, and pontificate along with the rest of us?
RDT

Poolesville, MD

#13 Jan 4, 2009
The Obamessiah is going to put the country deeper in debt to stop the recession. I hope it works, but irregardless the US Congress will make no moves to try to reduce that debt any time soon, accumulated since Reagan started the massive extra spending. With stewardship like this, it's only a matter of time until the whole mess comes tumbling down around the world.
Monte

West Palm Beach, FL

#14 Jan 4, 2009
Thats right, as long as we keep a good thought.
Korea Basher

Bagacay, Philippines

#15 Jan 4, 2009
I am sorry.
I really am a retard. and a bastard.
The truth is I hate koreans. because my mom is a prostitute before from angeles. and she's still there... and i was born a bastard.
my mom says my father is korean. but is not so sure. i am not so sure because i am so damn pangit. all koreans are handsome as we all know.
i hate him because he left me, and i don't look like a korean.
i hate ALL koreans! the bastard makers!!!!
but i like kimchee. i guess i really am a korean.
but then again, I might be indonesian, vietnamese, malaysian,... or even a 100% filipino...
but one thing's for certain. I am a bastard.
and I am SORRY!!!!!
CommonSense

San Leandro, CA

#17 Mar 3, 2009
korean_in_phil wrote:
its quite simple. filipinos are short sighted. they think obama=no more call centers=no job=no food. so no obama!
typical short term thinking. this is one reason why filipino employees tend not to be good employees. they are slackers who don't have the desire to move up.
just look at call center turnover rate. so many who just quit because "it's hard". what bullshiet
As a non-Asian who has had experience with dealing with both Filipinos and Koreans, Koreans the most money hungry culture-less people I know. Nothing else matters but money, you have no culture, no interpersonal communication skills and are not nice people.

I think Filipinos do not support Obama because they of their conservative culture. Obama and the Christian culture don't mix. He comes from a religion of hate. With his ambitious pro-abortion stance, his morals are in the gutter!
Secret Asian Man

San Bernardino, CA

#18 Apr 25, 2009
I love Barack! I voted for him,and all my family did also. He was better than the alternative!
not_a_kool-aid_d rinker

Tulsa, OK

#19 May 4, 2009
"quote
Why Some Filipinos Fought Hard to Defeat Barack Obama"quote:

why?because those are smart filipino they can see through him.and if were not for the bias of journalism the reality would be visible to all who chose not to close their eyes. but now the reality is sinking they believe that change the so called Messiah still hasn't walk in the water. more and more obvious Barrack is turnin' out to be a very bad joke. yeap, change they can believe in.

If Filipino think their Gov't is a joke.the once mighty giant America is not that far behind right now.
Monte

West Palm Beach, FL

#20 May 4, 2009
The filippinos are great people, but their political judgement is not their redeaming quality.....
jo jo jo jo

Anchorage, AK

#21 May 4, 2009
If you know filipinoes, you know that like many cultures of brown skin, they hate darker skin, Only American liberals, the most backward thinkers on earth, think that skin color darker than theirs is a good thing. This is fact!

In Manilla all the movie stars are light complected and wear light makeup. It is actully kind of silly that they think this way, but what can one do a about human nature when you seperate it from the vile sicknesss of liberal thought or more exact non-thought.

I know that there philipinoes that do not think that a minority should be president in a Europeans majority country, and especially a black man.

They would never elect one in their country, of that I can assure you!

People from the Phillipines are by and large just and good folk who fought side by side with the US in WWII and endured the atrocities of the Japs that make the so-called torture that the US did to the terrorist look like we were making love to them.
Visaya

United States

#22 May 4, 2009
Obama won because he won. The votes of the Filipinos did not matter, unlike the Latinos.

Tell me when this thread is updated:

Subscribe Now Add to my Tracker
First Prev
of 55
Next Last

Add your comments below

Characters left: 4000

Please note by submitting this form you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

Filipino-American Discussions

Title Updated Last By Comments
Kai Say You'll Stay May 9 Jinu Park 1
communicating with family overseas Mar '17 vanessajoie 1
News Dear Rep. Steve King: Our Civilization Isn't Wh... Mar '17 Fckwhitepeople 1
News Lopez, veteran immigration lawyer, dies in car ... (Apr '16) Mar '17 blank 5
Any recommendation for Filipino&American IPTV s... Feb '17 SteveCruz 1
Looking for a tfc anywhere password Jan '17 Herminia 1
Phlebotomist in USA Jan '17 sheena 1
More from around the web