Skip to comments.Rep. Sanchez Apologizes for 'Vietnamese' Remark
Posted on 09/26/2010 1:07:23 PM PDT by no dems
For 13 years, Democratic Rep. Loretta Sanchez has commanded a good chunk of her southern California district with a reliable and strong bloc of votes from a large Hispanic population.
Now things are getting tough. Locked in a tight re-election campaign against a Vietnamese-American Republican, Sanchez, who was born in California to Mexican parents, said in an interview with Univision TV earlier this month that the "Vietnamese and the Republicans" in her district were "trying to take away" her House seat after "we have done so much for our community."
Her remarks ignited the blogosphere and talk radio and angered residents of Santa Ana, which she represents and which has one of the country's oldest and largest Vietnamese communities. Conservative commentators joined the fray when her words were reported in the Orange County Register this week, and her opponent, a state assemblyman named Van Tran, lashed back, calling her remarks "offensive and wrong."
Poor Loretta, she was left with nothing to do but apologize. "I used a poor choice of words that some people have taken as offensive, I apologize for those remarks." But she didn't apologize for calling him "very anti-immigrant and very anti-Hispanic.''
"She directly attacked me, slandered me," Tran said on Friday, demanding an apology. A lawyer who with his family left Saigon shortly before South Vietnam fell to the communists in 1975, Tran accused her of going on "a racial rampage" on Spanish-language TV. She was plainly playing the race card, making a play for the Hispanic vote by pitting Latinos against the smaller Vietnamese community.
When she said that the Vietnamese and the GOP were trying to "take away this seat," she clearly meant "our seat." Was she saying that Hispanics own that seat?
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The voters are stealing the election!!!
Never mind that Sanchez stole her seat from B1-Bob Dornan with fraudulent ACORN/SEIU/La Raza votes.
“we have done so much for our community.”
“the community” ...**BARF**
Oh man! That is so true! Those pesky voters! That's HER seat. HERS!!!
If I were Tran, my ad would replay her remarks, with subtitles in English and Vietnamese, followed by her apology, with Tran appearing at the end saying, “Ms. Sanchez, this district needs a representative who treats everyone equally, even when their backs are turned. I pledge to do that. Apology not accepted.”
Does a bear.... well, you know.
I can’t even imagine what would have happened if a Republican said this about a Vietnamese person. They would have been run out of town on a rail. But, we all have to remember, a liberal/democrat can say anything they want, as long as they apologize for it. ***BARF***
Translation: "I said what I really think, and those doofuses who want limited government -- limited government, of all things -- got pissy about it because they're racists and Hispanicophobes. Unfortunately, all the noise made by those teabaggers forces me to pretend I didn't mean it, but "my community" (wink wink) knows how I really feel about those slant-eyes."
Loretta Sanchez is HISPANO-RACIST. Need to start calling such Hispano-Racists, as such
How do you say “Sappers in the Wire” in Spanish?
I hope B1’s enjoying all of this from the vote stealer.
Almost all the Vietnamese I know of here in L.A. are conservative, especially the Koreans. Especially one of my favorite commercial printing shop in Koreatown where this big picture of George W Bush is staring directly at the customers.
The voters are stealing the election!!!
LOL! That’s good.
we have done so much for our community.
O.K., we have the Black Community, the Gay Community, now the Hispanic Community...... Soon as I can afford it, I’m gonna move to a White Community.
I’m glad the Viets over here are on our side. Their cousins did kinda beat us once.
Zapadores en el cable...