This morning, I posted some quick thoughts — blurts — on the election. They are here, in an Impromptus column headed “Thrills, spills, &c.” I left out some things, of course, and forgot some things. Can I give you a quickie now? An extra?
I am very, very sorry that Loretta Sanchez, that California Democrat, was returned to the House. As far as I’m concerned, she is one of the poisons in American politics. She was running against a Republican named Van Tran. And she said something highly revealing, and highly disgusting, to a reporter, in Spanish. According to this report, her statement went like this:
“The Vietnamese and the Republicans are — with an intensity — trying to take away this seat, this seat (from which) we have done so much for our community, take away this seat from us and give it to this Van Tran, who’s very anti-immigrant and very anti-Hispanic.”
Yeah, those damn Vietnamese. Their country is taken over by Communist monsters, many are murdered, others are put into reeducation camps, others take to the South China Sea on rafts, in tires, on bits of cardboard, on anything that might float, to brave piracy, dehydration, drowning . . . and then they arrive in America, if they’re lucky, to screw the Hispanics. Anti-immigrant bastards, those Vietnamese are.
By the way, Van Tran escaped with his family a week before Saigon fell.
I believe that, if a Republican had engaged in the sheer racial-ethnic nastiness and stupidity of Loretta Sanchez, he would not have been able to survive in public life. But it’s much different, if you’re a liberal Democrat.
Joe Biden said that Barack Obama was “the first mainstream African-American” candidate, going on to describe him as “articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy.” (Al Sharpton protested, “I take a bath every day.”) Today, Biden is vice president. Harry Reid called Obama a “light-skinned” black “with no Negro dialect, unless he wanted to have one.” He, of course, is the Senate majority leader. Dan Rather said that Obama “couldn’t sell watermelons if you gave him the state troopers to flag down the traffic.”
I don’t believe that a Republican could have survived those remarks. But, again, it’s much different if you’re a liberal Democrat. You know, we can live with the double standard. I only wish the Left would admit it. If only they could say, “Yeah, it’s a double standard, too bad for you. Ha, ha, suckers. Deal with it.” But I have never heard any such acknowledgement from them.
Anyway, Loretta Sanchez is back in Congress. And Van Tran will just have to console himself with his obvious and flagrant hatred of immigrants.