During last years special election to fill the First District Supervisoral seat Janet Nguyen and Trung Nguyen slugged it out in a crowded field to see who would replace Lou Correa. The campaign had a rather nasty tone to it and Janet and Trung placed the Latino community at the center of their battle.
Each campaign sent out mailers in which they viciously attacked Latino immigrants. In one of those mailers Janet opined that Vietnamese immigrants came to America “the right way”, insinuating that Latino’s somehow have not. To this day Janet has never apologized for the vile and despicable mailer. So why then is Janet being given a free pass by local Democrats in her bid for re-election?
Rather than coming to the support of the lone Democrat in the race, Hoa Van Tran, most local Dems have decided to sit this one out. I realize that we were all hoping that Joe Dunn would run against Janet and we were all eager to get on board with his campaign. But Joe chose not to run and rather than going with a “plan B” and perhaps supporting Hoa folks have chosen to support Janet by proxy.
They have put their hatred of Michael Schroeder and Van Tran ahead of their love for the Democratic Party. Rathing than seizing upon an opportunity to make in-roads into the Vietnamese community, which has been solidly Republican for close to 30 years, many have chosen to canabalize our own. Rather than holding Janet Nguyen accountable for her actions in the last campaign and for her record on the Board of Supervisors many have decided to take aim at the fellow Democrats.
I am not privy to any inside information about the situation involving Paul Lucas, Van Tran, Dina Nguyen and Michael Schroeder. If Paul was only getting involved to help the Schroeder Cabal win then I agree that this was wrong. But just because Paul did this, it does not excuse the fact that now we have Democrats essentially aiding Janet Nguyen. Why are “loyal” Democrats running to Jubal and Red County with information that could destroy the campaign of Democrat Hoa Van Tran? How is activity like that any different than Paul working with the Reeps?
If these folks felt that there was some wrongdoing on the part of Hoa’s campaign they should have reported it to the proper authorities. Running to partisan bloggers who revel in trying to take down the Democratic Party was not the proper move to make. I agree that all campaigns must follow the rules, but using a partisan blog to expose them is just flat wrong. Go to the FPPC, not Jubal.
It is sad to see local Democrats going after our own. Sometimes it looks like we can’t get out of our own way to save ourselves. The First District seat should be rightfully in the hands of a Democrat, but thanks to what looks like a “hidden agenda” we will simply hand it to the Republican’s. Worse yet, we are aiding the Republican’s in their quest.
Let me remind my fellow Democrats that Janet Nguyen’s positions are not unlike those that we on the left routinely oppose. She has voted lock, stock and barrel with the wants of those in the Lincoln Club and the GOP itself. She has been on the wrong side of most every issue that has come before her on the Board of Supervisors and just like the “Trannies” she bashes the Latino community for sport.
Janet and Dina are simply different sides to the same coin. Rather than stand up and fight both of them many Democrats have chosen to aid Janet by proxy. This is wrong. This is the same Janet Nguyen that bashed Latino immigrants, the same Janet Nguyen that supported Chriss Street, the same Janet Nguyen that voted to cut social service spending. How does this make her any diiferent from Dina Nguyen?
Shame on local Dems that attack our own instead of Janet Nguyen. Shame on local Dems that have turned a blind eye to her slurs attacking the Latino community. Shame on the local Dems giving her a free pass.