The LATimes had an interesting article yesterday regarding the advances that the Democratic Party of Orange County has been achieving in the OC Vietnamese community. This isn’t really a new phenomenon. Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez has built a strong relationship with the Vietnamese community in her district over the years. State Senator Lou Correa, has also done the same, as a County Supervisor and Senator.
This success that democrats are having is not that surprising. Democrats continue to hold their strength with minority communities throughout the state, while increasing their support among immigrants from the middle-east and eastern-europe. This is due in part to the ideals of the Democratic Party.
Now,Ã‚Â ArtÃ‚Â PedrozaÃ‚Â over at the Orange Juice Blog did make some wild accusations in his post about the LATimes story. While I would prefer not to engage in a shouting match with another blog, his allegations are so seriously false, they require a response.
Why is the O.C. Employees Association sitting this one out? My sources tell me that they are the ones trying to recruit lame Santa Ana Councilman David Benavides to take on Supervisor Janet Nguyen. So let me get this straight. The union wants to take out the first Vietnamese Supervisor in O.C. history…and they are not backing the only Democratic Vietnamese who is challenging her. Sure looks like this union does not like Vietnamese politicians. Or maybe they have figured out that Hoa is in league with the Trannies?
Liberal OC blogger Chris Prevatt, who is a member of this union, knows the truth…but he isn’t going to tell us. So far he has been attacking me for spilling the beans about his union’s talks with Benavides. Typical union hack – attack and cover up.
Since the comments were directed at the Orange County Employees Association (OCEA) I asked their General Manager Nick Berardino if he would like to respond. He did…
Art’s post is a complete falsehood. It is extremely disappointing that some bloggers believe that they can create and pass on rumors that are without merit or fact.
If Art had done his homework he would have found that OCEA supports both Republicans and Democrats.Ã‚Â He would have found that OCEA has maxed out in contributions to Janet Nguyen’s reelection campaign. He would have found the OCEA has taken no position regarding endorsement of any candidate in the First District. I also have to wonder if Art would hold the same support for the “first Vietnamese Supervisor in OC” if Trung Nguyen was the sitting supervisor?
But don’t take my word for it. Check out Berardino’s comments about the First District contest on the Red County Radio Roundtable this week. They are certainly not the comments of someone hyping up an election challenge against Nguyen.