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...
Well, she’s a liberal - an apology is all that is required. Nothing more to see here, move along.
That's not true. The U.S. NEVER lost a battle!
“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!
**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
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.
Why would she apologize? She sounded sincere.
She didn’t mean it? /s
She’s a racist and she put her racism on tape. Now she’s sorry she has been caught in a racist diatribe.
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” .....
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.
If it’s already been said I apologize. SHE’S A RACIST!
NO and nowhere
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.
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".
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
No, but they outlasted our resolve and won the war.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
I do the "lump thing"....categorize them all as chinamen. My wife hates me for that, but I'll live with it.
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.
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
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