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Rep. Sanchez Apologizes for 'Vietnamese' Remark
Politics Daily ^ | September 25, 2020 | LUISITA LOPEZ TORREGROSA

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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TOPICS: Politics/Elections; US: California
KEYWORDS: california; lorettasanchez; racism; racist; sanchez; vantran; vietnamese
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Coming Soon to a neighborhood near Santa Ana: Mexican / Vietnamese Turf War.
1 posted on 09/26/2010 1:07:27 PM PDT by no dems
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To: no dems
I hope every Vietnamese adult in Santa Ana registers to vote before the 30 day deadline. GET 'EM REGISTERED VAN!
2 posted on 09/26/2010 1:09:11 PM PDT by no dems (DeMINT / PALIN 2012 or PALIN / DeMINT 2012.......Either is fine with me!)
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To: no dems
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."

The voters are stealing the election!!!

Never mind that Sanchez stole her seat from B1-Bob Dornan with fraudulent ACORN/SEIU/La Raza votes.

3 posted on 09/26/2010 1:11:15 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The only stable state is one in which all men are equal before the law." -- Aristotle)
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To: no dems

“we have done so much for our community.”

“the community” ...**BARF**


4 posted on 09/26/2010 1:11:22 PM PDT by 4buttons
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
The voters are stealing the election!!!

Oh man! That is so true! Those pesky voters! That's HER seat. HERS!!!

5 posted on 09/26/2010 1:14:11 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Don't listen to what they say, watch what they do.)
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To: no dems

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.”


6 posted on 09/26/2010 1:14:47 PM PDT by Defiant (Liberals care more about the Koran than they did about Terri Schiavo.)
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To: no dems

VAN TRAN ON THE ISSUES - CA 47th C.D.

VAN TRAN FOR CONGRESS - DONATE



7 posted on 09/26/2010 1:16:26 PM PDT by onyx (If you support Sarah and want on her Ping List, let me know!)
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To: no dems
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?

Does a bear.... well, you know.

8 posted on 09/26/2010 1:20:37 PM PDT by workerbee (FAIL, BABY, FAIL!)
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To: no dems

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***


9 posted on 09/26/2010 1:22:02 PM PDT by Nitehawk0325 (I have the right to remain silent, but I lack the ability...........)
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To: no dems
Loretta Brixey started using her maiden name of Sanchez only right before the ‘94 elections to appeal to the Mexican vote. Mighty slippery there, Ms. Brixey.
10 posted on 09/26/2010 1:22:36 PM PDT by JPG (Sarah Palin says: "Buck-up or get out of the truck.")
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To: no dems
"I used a poor choice of words that some people have taken as offensive, I apologize for those remarks."

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."

11 posted on 09/26/2010 1:23:44 PM PDT by workerbee (FAIL, BABY, FAIL!)
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To: no dems

Loretta Sanchez is HISPANO-RACIST. Need to start calling such Hispano-Racists, as such


12 posted on 09/26/2010 1:28:42 PM PDT by UCFRoadWarrior (They don't let you build churches in Mecca)
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To: no dems

How do you say “Sappers in the Wire” in Spanish?


13 posted on 09/26/2010 1:29:20 PM PDT by ansel12 ([fear of Islam.] Once you are paralyzed by fear of Mohammedanism...you have lost the battle.)
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To: JPG

I hope B1’s enjoying all of this from the vote stealer.


14 posted on 09/26/2010 1:30:15 PM PDT by yorkie01
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To: no dems

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.


15 posted on 09/26/2010 1:34:23 PM PDT by max americana (Hoax and Chains, Dopeychangey)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

The voters are stealing the election!!!

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LOL! That’s good.


16 posted on 09/26/2010 1:45:14 PM PDT by no dems (DeMINT / PALIN 2012 or PALIN / DeMINT 2012.......Either is fine with me!)
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To: 4buttons

“we have done so much for our community.”
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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.


17 posted on 09/26/2010 1:48:20 PM PDT by no dems (DeMINT / PALIN 2012 or PALIN / DeMINT 2012.......Either is fine with me!)
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To: workerbee

perfect translation


18 posted on 09/26/2010 1:52:10 PM PDT by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis (chag sameach!)
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To: no dems

I’m glad the Viets over here are on our side. Their cousins did kinda beat us once.


19 posted on 09/26/2010 1:53:06 PM PDT by Rockingham
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To: ansel12

Zapadores en el cable...


20 posted on 09/26/2010 1:55:34 PM PDT by Shady (Liberty will not be trampeled on by the Government, those that do, LOSE!)
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To: no dems

Well, she’s a liberal - an apology is all that is required. Nothing more to see here, move along.


21 posted on 09/26/2010 1:55:46 PM PDT by JaguarXKE (RINOs be gone!)
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To: Nitehawk0325; All
I can’t even imagine what would have happened if a Republican said this about a Vietnamese person.

OMGosh. Or what if a White candidate with an "African-American" opponent said: "The Black Folk are trying to take our seat."

Can you imagine the outrage? Keith Olbermann, Chrissy Matthews, Katie Kouric, Charles Gibson........they would be all over it in no time. It would be on the airwaves 24/7. BTW, HAS ANYONE SEEN THIS ANYWHERE BUT HERE ON FREE REPUBLIC?

22 posted on 09/26/2010 1:57:25 PM PDT by no dems (DeMINT / PALIN 2012 or PALIN / DeMINT 2012.......Either is fine with me!)
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To: Rockingham
Their cousins did kinda beat us once.

That's not true. The U.S. NEVER lost a battle!

23 posted on 09/26/2010 2:02:24 PM PDT by jslade (People who are easily offended, OFFEND ME!)
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To: ansel12
How do you say “Sappers in the Wire” in Spanish? ______________________________________________________________
Los zapadores en el Alambre
24 posted on 09/26/2010 2:02:35 PM PDT by no dems (DeMINT / PALIN 2012 or PALIN / DeMINT 2012.......Either is fine with me!)
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To: no dems

“But she didn’t apologize for calling him “very anti-immigrant and very anti-Hispanic.’’”

She thinks Tran is anti-immigrant? He’s from VietNam! Does she not know what the word “immigrant” means? yikes!


25 posted on 09/26/2010 2:03:56 PM PDT by ElayneJ
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To: max americana
Almost all the Vietnamese I know of here in L.A. are conservative, especially the Koreans.

LOL! I think you meant "almost all Asians...." Koreans are not Vietnamese from Vietnam, they are Koreans from Korea.
26 posted on 09/26/2010 2:07:07 PM PDT by no dems (DeMINT / PALIN 2012 or PALIN / DeMINT 2012.......Either is fine with me!)
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To: jslade

**Their cousins did kinda beat us once.
That’s not true. The U.S. NEVER lost a battle!**

The Vietnam war was lost by ... John Kerry, Hanoi Jane Fonda, and WALTER CRONKITE


27 posted on 09/26/2010 2:07:34 PM PDT by gwilhelm56 (Liberals...if they had a brain, they'd take it out and Play With It!)
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To: Rockingham
I’m glad the Viets over here are on our side. Their cousins did kinda beat us once.

Not in combat, not in warfare. North Vietnam did break the treaties and invade, and conquer the South, almost 2 years after we left.

That is where our Viets here came from.

28 posted on 09/26/2010 2:18:55 PM PDT by ansel12 ([fear of Islam.] Once you are paralyzed by fear of Mohammedanism...you have lost the battle.)
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To: no dems

Why would she apologize? She sounded sincere.

She didn’t mean it? /s


29 posted on 09/26/2010 2:30:58 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it.)
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To: no dems

She’s a racist and she put her racism on tape. Now she’s sorry she has been caught in a racist diatribe.


30 posted on 09/26/2010 2:50:06 PM PDT by TigersEye (Defend liberty. Destroy socialism.)
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To: no dems

It’s so typical of Dems - they say hateful things then go the all ‘sorry, apologize’ route and fluff their hair and go on as though words don’t mean anything .... like what’s your problem? “Said I was sorry” .....


31 posted on 09/26/2010 2:53:22 PM PDT by SkyDancer ("Give Kids An Education, Take Them Out Of Government Schools" - and I'm still Molly Norris")
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To: TigersEye
She’s a racist and she put her racism on tape. Now she’s sorry she has been caught in a racist diatribe.
How many percentage points do you think this will be worth for Van Tran in the next poll?
32 posted on 09/26/2010 2:57:40 PM PDT by no dems (DeMINT / PALIN 2012 or PALIN / DeMINT 2012.......Either is fine with me!)
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To: no dems; All
Let me ask everybody one more time: HAS ANYONE SEEN THIS STORY ANYWHERE BUT HERE ON FREE REPUBLIC? Where is the mainstream media on this?
33 posted on 09/26/2010 3:01:57 PM PDT by no dems (DeMINT / PALIN 2012 or PALIN / DeMINT 2012.......Either is fine with me!)
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To: no dems

I’m no polling expert but I would think it would be worth a few. Hopefully there is more coverage locally than there is nationally.


34 posted on 09/26/2010 3:07:10 PM PDT by TigersEye (Defend liberty. Destroy socialism.)
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To: no dems

If it’s already been said I apologize. SHE’S A RACIST!


35 posted on 09/26/2010 3:07:28 PM PDT by 23 Everest (A gun in hand is better than a cop on the phone.)
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To: no dems

NO and nowhere


36 posted on 09/26/2010 3:09:27 PM PDT by bmwcyle (It is Satan's fault)
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To: no dems

It was also a referral to Asians. I was going to add Filipinos but they are Obama Kool Aid drinkers..not all though. It’s neat having the pleasure to hear their politcs in a martial arts dojo.

Where I train near Long Beach is where Benny Urquidez holds his kickboxing studio (try Jackie Chan’s white guy nemesis in some of his films). Down on Wilshire, probably the only known Japanese kenpo, legit studio Ive taken part of. The only objective of Kenpo is to annihilate you and no more of this take-down grappling fag nonsense.


37 posted on 09/26/2010 3:13:05 PM PDT by max americana (Hoax and Chains, Dopeychangey)
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To: Rockingham
I’m glad the Viets over here are on our side. Their cousins did kinda beat us once.

Many of our Vietnamese and Laotian allies paid a dear price for helping us in SE Asia. The fortunate few made it to the U.S. They have seen Communism up close and personal and will never sign on to that here. They are still good allies of "We the People".

38 posted on 09/26/2010 3:21:31 PM PDT by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one.)
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To: ansel12
“Sappers in the Wire”

That's what I was thinking...

Place your bets folks: the people who went up against the VC and the NVA, or....the criminals who crawled under the fences and ran to where the welfare was the easiest

This is gonna be funny, bring popcorn

39 posted on 09/26/2010 3:35:20 PM PDT by Regulator (Watch Out! Americans are on the March! America Forever, Mexico Never!)
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To: jslade

No, but they outlasted our resolve and won the war.


40 posted on 09/26/2010 3:36:01 PM PDT by Rockingham
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To: ansel12

Although we won in the field, we ultimately lost the war as our resolve failed and we did not support South Viet Nam as our promises and our interests required. Our allies turned refugee tend to be both socially conservative and ideological hostile to the Left. They are also willing to work and fight to defend their new country and its principles — which, in a flip way, was my point.


41 posted on 09/26/2010 3:46:18 PM PDT by Rockingham
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To: no dems

It’s hilarious that Sanchez’s campaign office is in the same shopping center as a popular Vietnamese coffee house. She’s probably gotten a lot of dirty looks lately, maybe even an unhappy piece of mail or two slipped through the slot in the door.

I hope she loses by a big margin and moves back to Palos Verdes with her husband.


42 posted on 09/26/2010 3:48:23 PM PDT by Two Kids' Dad (My job is making landmines that look like prayer rugs. Prophets are going through the roof.)
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To: Texas Fossil

I have liked the SE Asian refugees whom I have known over the years. The communists exacted terrible retribution on our former allies. Many were killed outright, while others were gradually worked and staved to death in prison camps. The current communist regime in Viet Nam is corrupt and brutal but finds itself increasingly aligned with the US against China.


43 posted on 09/26/2010 3:52:05 PM PDT by Rockingham
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To: Rockingham

I have great respect for both Vietnamese and Laotians who are U.S. citizens. Have never met a leftie amoung them.

Most Cubans are the same way, but there are a few lefties amoung them.

I particulary have respect for the Hmong and the soldiers who fought with Vang Pao in Laos (plain of jars).


44 posted on 09/26/2010 4:30:12 PM PDT by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one.)
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To: gwilhelm56

Exactly. Even the North Vietnamese admit we beat them on the battlefield; their point is that isn’t where the war was won or lost.


45 posted on 09/26/2010 4:39:11 PM PDT by GAB-1955 (I write books, love my wife, serve my nation, and believe in the Resurrection.)
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To: no dems
LOL! I think you meant "almost all Asians...." Koreans are not Vietnamese from Vietnam, they are Koreans from Korea.

I do the "lump thing"....categorize them all as chinamen. My wife hates me for that, but I'll live with it.

46 posted on 09/26/2010 4:43:38 PM PDT by ErnBatavia (It's not the Obama Administration....it's the "Obama Regime".)
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To: Texas Fossil

Good points.


47 posted on 09/26/2010 4:56:58 PM PDT by Rockingham
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To: AdmSmith; Arthur Wildfire! March; Berosus; bigheadfred; blueyon; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; ...
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.
Thanks no dems.
48 posted on 09/26/2010 6:19:01 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Democratic Underground... matters are worse, as their latest fund drive has come up short...)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

I wonder if she actually lives in the district. When she first ran there was a controversy because she and her husband had a beautiful house in the Palos Verdes Peninsula in the luxury community Palos Verdes Estates way outside her district. I think she claimed that she and her husband were living in a small apartment not their huge home. They’ve now got a small condo in the district which she claims as her full time residence when she’s not in D.C. If it happened and is still going on it’s a serious crime here in California. When she was running the first time for some reason the media wasn’t interested in the story.

We have one city council person and his wife having multiple charges brought up against them for this very thing. He had a house in the district which looked abandoned for many years(yard all weeds and dead grass; windows covered with tacky worn drapes; lacked proper paint and other obvious maintenance on outside, no cars ever parked in drive, etc.) and a beautiful 2 story gated house in a historic area outside his district with a well maintained lawn and toys in yard. He tried to have the area where bigger house was located added to his district. That was blocked. Someone blew the whistle. He claimed he wasn’t living in the house in the district because it had been broken into by a homeless person over the weekend and trashed so badly he couldn’t live in it. If someone can prove Lorretta spends more time when she’s in California in the sprawling PV Estate home it could be embarrassing for her assuming the media covers it. The Dog Trainer as Paterico refers to the LA Times really didn’t cover her comment (it was buried in an article in the inside portions of the paper. Not where they’d have put it if she were a Republican and it only appeared 1 time. You can read the LA Times article to see if it’s what would be written if she were a Republican: http://articles.latimes.com/2010/sep/25/local/la-me-0925-sanchez-vietnamese-20100925


49 posted on 09/26/2010 10:11:05 PM PDT by airedale
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To: no dems
"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.

I can imagine the racist garbage she spewed on Spanish TV to "her people"........ While behaving a lot more civilized when speaking English to general audiences

50 posted on 09/26/2010 10:19:54 PM PDT by dennisw (- - - -He who does not economize will have to agonize - - - - - Confuscius.)
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