IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve been preaching (perhaps to the choir) on this page since April that Tan Nguyen is out of touch with the constituents of the 47th Congressional District. And since April, weÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve had Tan Nguyen supporters coming to this site to call me a Ã¢â‚¬Å“communistÃ¢â‚¬Â or a Ã¢â‚¬Å“racistÃ¢â‚¬Â or to call me Ã¢â‚¬Å“dumbÃ¢â‚¬Â and Ã¢â‚¬Å“stupidÃ¢â‚¬Â or to leave some other crude comments.
IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve photographed the Tan Nguyen signs all over the district where people have voiced their opinions about TanÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s out of touch stance on the issues, and IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve just imagined that Tan was sitting in his Main Street office, unaware that there were even people living in the district.
Tuesday, however, I was talking to a friend who happens to be a young republican (yes, liberals can be friends with conservativesÃ¢â‚¬Â¦as long as we avoid discussing capital punishment, gun control, abortion, the separation of church and state, and labor unions, weÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re fine). My friend was telling me that Tan NguyenÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s campaign manager Ryan Flynn talked at MondayÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Young Republican meeting about the constant vandalism the campaign sees on these signs.
A Tan Nguyen supporter said to me a few weeks ago Ã¢â‚¬Å“if criminals that write on peopleÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s political signs are against Tan, thatÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s good.Ã¢â‚¬Â
Which is just another out-of-touch reply. If your candidate is so lousy that youÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve got people in the streets writing messages on your signs (not destroying or removing the signs, but actually contributing to the message), your future looks grim.
Again, I donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t support anybody defacing a Tan Nguyen sign. If you really want to send a message to the Nguyen campaign, go walk precincts for Loretta. Call the Re-Elect Loretta Sanchez office and tell them you want to volunteer: 714.839.4431