Loretta Sanchez demonstrates once again that when it comes to racial sensitivity, Democrats subscribe relentlessly to the “Do as I say” philosophy. Sanchez also seems to have forgotten that lots of people speak Spanish. Worse yet, in a Spanish language interview Sanchez painted the Vietnamese in cahoots with the evil Republicans.
“The Vietnamese and the Republicans are, with an intensity, trying to take this seat from which we have done so much for our community — to take this seat and give it to this Van Tran, who is very anti-immigrant and very anti-Hispanic.”
Now for a moment of irony:
Tran, the Republican state assemblyman who’s running against Sanchez, is a Vietnamese-American. According to his campaign website, his family came to the United States in 1975, having been evacuated by the U.S. Army just before the fall of Saigon.
So Sanchez paints Tran, an immigrant, as anti-immigrant.
Tran found this language offensive:
Tran said he believes her statements will damage her standing in the Vietnamese community. In an interview, he characterized Sanchez’s remarks as a “racial rampage.”
After she discovered that some Americans could translate her remarks she offered a mild mea culpa:
As the situation escalated, Sanchez held a damage-control press conference Friday evening to say she “used a poor choice of words.”
But then she quickly reverted to being a Democrat and she blamed Tran for her stupidity:
Then she chided Tran for taking “a cheap political shot.”
Under pressure, Democrats quickly lose the little intelligence they have.