STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Many Russian immigrants to the "red borough" of Staten Island are flocking to the Republican Party, saying that the national Democrats' "socialistic" policies remind them too much of the top-down oligarchy they fled in their native land.In light of the Arizona Law SB 1070 that Obama resents so much, wouldn't it be nice to know his thoughts on this little trend?
With many of the borough's Russian arrivees already owning businesses and active in civic organizations, their muscle could help the Island GOP solidify electoral gains made this year, when the party took back congressional and Assembly seats.
Businessman Arkadiy Fridman said that the newly formed Citizens Magazine Business Club, a confederation of more than 50 Russian-owned businesses here and in Brooklyn, has aligned itself with the Molinari Republican Club (MRC) in an effort to increase the Russian community's political and economic clout.
At the end of the article, a NY State Senator is quoted as dismissing the connection between the Democrat Party and Communism as 'absurd.' Someone needs to give her the list of 70 members of the U.S. congress who are registered Socialists.
h/t Weasel Zippers