Skip to comments.Little Saigon 4-BUSH: 2 Cultures, 1 candidate
Posted on 09/03/2004 4:16:15 PM PDT by ALOHA RONNIE
Vietnamese and Republican go together like beef and cabbage at a party in Santa Ana.
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President BUSH scored a Home Run last night with the Vietnamese-American Community in Little Saigon.
Next door to me. They should be for W!
"JOHN KERRY helped defeat Freedom" for Vietnam.
Well, AR, explain!...V's wife.,
Since I won't register for nedpapers..could you post some of the article?? Thanks
Little Saigon hosted a most happy BUSH Party last night honoring his TV Acceptance Speech.
Today's Orange County Register Photo Caption, Page 11:
"FLAG and FLOWERS: Ronnie Guyer, 62, celebrates at Emerald Bay Restaurant as President GEORGE W. BUSH accepts the Republican nomination for a second term. "JOHN KERRY helped defeat freedom," said Guyer, a Republican campaign coordinator.
"During BUSH's speech, Ronnie Guyer, 62, stood up and waved an American flag over his head, hooting his support.
"Guyer. a Vietnam Veteran and campaign coordinator for the Orange County Republican Party Headquarters in Little Saigon, said he felt solidarity with Vietnames-Americans.
"'They love their Freedom. JOHN KERRY helped defeat freedom," he said. "President BUSH will protect us by spreading freedom throughout the world."
Yeah, Baby! The Vietnamese I know aren't too thrilled with the American left and it's supine love affair with commies. I used to teach ESL to Hmong folks and I always discussed the importance of the 2A with them - they knew instinctually how important this is. Property rights are hot topics with them as well since they all know that commies simply take what belongs to others.
VC Kerry is on trial in public opinion and he ain't doing to well with those in the population that can remember from one day to the next. I wonder if commies and paint huffers are the only ones left in his camp?
Good going, Ronnie!
I was born in Vietnam and have many relatives still over there. All my relatives that live here now are disgusted that Kerry is running for President but even more disgusted that he is using his service as the main (or only) platform for election.
My heart is so proud right now to be supporting a righteous Man, in this time, that cherishes Liberty and Freedom.
When I was in California last winter, I was in Garden Grove. The Vietnamese we lived among and worshipped with were awesomely wonderful people. Please give them my love.
Checked your profile page, terrific....
I am in orange county , CA and have had the priveledge of have many Vietnamese students in my Algebra classes.
I am terrible at handling the names, but found most to be serious and pleasant students.
Kerry had great disdain for the (ARVN)Army of the Republic of South Vietnam troops and preferred the Communist North Vietnamese as you can see from Kerry's testimony:
Senator AIKEN. Do you believe the North Vietnamese would seriously undertake to impede our complete withdrawal?
Mr. KERRY. No, I do not believe that the North Vietnamese would and it has been clearly indicated at the Paris peace talks they would not.
Senator AIKEN. Do you think they might help carry the bags for us? [Laughter.] [Applause.]
Mr. KERRY. I would say they would be more prone to do that than the Army of the South Vietnamese. [Laughter.] [Applause.]
SANTA ANA They sang the U.S. and the Vietnamese national anthems, then sat down to a five-course Vietnamese dinner. It was a convention-watching party and a blending of cultures.
About 60 people, half of whom were Vietnamese- Americans, gathered Thursday night at Emerald Bay Restaurant to watch President George W. Bush again accept the party's nomination.
Bachlien TranBatdorf, who organized the event for the Orange County Vietnamese- American Committee for Bush/Cheney '04, said this election year is especially important to her community.
"We used to live in Vietnam under communist rule. It's no different from terrorism. We know what it's like, and we know we need to take action," she said. "Republican principles support freedom."
After the national anthems and recital of the Pledge of Allegiance, an invocation in English was followed by a prayer in Vietnamese, led by Buddhist leader Thich Tri Thu.
During Bush's speech, Ronnie Guyer, 62, stood up and waved an American flag over his head, hooting his support.
Guyer, a Vietnam veteran and campaign coordinator for the Orange County Republican headquarters in Little Saigon, said he felt solidarity with Vietnamese-Americans.
"They love their freedom. John Kerry helped defeat freedom," he said. "President Bush will protect us by spreading freedom throughout the world."
The restaurant's dining room was decked in American flags and banners that declared "4 more years" and "God Bless America." Tables dressed in white linens and red, white and blue napkins were covered with steaming bowls of hot and sour seafood soup, beef with Chinese cabbage and Vietnamese deep- fried chicken.
Le Thanhnhan, 59, an electronics technician from Gardena, set down his bowl of soup to say that he appreciated Bush's emphasis on education.
"Education reform, that every child will not be left behind, that's a great commitment," he said. "And in the situation we have, we need strong leaders."
Margaret Cummings, 71, of Westminster came by herself to the convention-watching party. "I'm a Christian. To me, George Bush is a Christian. He takes 'under God' seriously."
Thanks...that's a great article!
Keep something in mind...Vietnamese American's come from South Vietnam. The very people that Kerry also sold out.
"Keep something in mind...Vietnamese American's come from South Vietnam. The very people that Kerry also sold out."You hit the nail in the head!!! These are the very people that vow not to have Kerry selling out American AGAIN...