Loretta Sanchez (D – Cal.) was caught bad mouthing both Vietnamese and Republicans:
What’s so funny about the video is the part when Sanchez attacks Van Tran, a Republican, as “anti-immigrant.” Sanchez was born in California; Tran was born in Vietnam, and immigrated to this country in 1975. For you young’uns, that was the year when, thanks to Democratic politics, the U.S. turned tail and ran, leaving hundreds of thousands of Vietnamese citizens at the mercy of the Communists. (And we know how well that turned out in Cambodia.)
This is the worst type of race-baiting and pandering. It appeals to people’s basest emotions, completing by-passing facts and logic. I’d say Sanchez ought to be ashamed of herself, but I think she’s incapable of that emotion.
UPDATE: If you want more in-depth information on this race — plus an example of remarkable prescience — check out Bruce Kesler’s post about this video.