It’s always fun to discover politicians pandering for votes from a particular segment of the voting population. We reported on an earlier candidate’s forum in Irvine at the Chinese Cultural Center where every person in the room was aware that Mayor Steven Choi had called China “a terrorist nation,” and that his Chinese-American planning commissioner…
Every two years we get bombarded with campaign mailers and political speeches from candidates and elected officials we didn’t even remember existed. They tell us who they are and who they want to be for the term in the office they seek. They tell us what to be proud of, but most important, they tell us…
The addition of a portion of Fountain Valley to the final recommended map from the Redistricting Committee is an overreach of epic proportions. It opens up the maps to significant and justified legal challenge.
“Only we [Vietnamese] can have sympathy and only us [Vietnamese] can understand our concerns. Only we [Vietnamese] will truly care, protect the true interests of the Vietnamese community in many all areas such as economic and social security that we have not long had a voice in the U.S. legislative process.”
Tran: â€œThereâ€™s a big debate in the community whether sheâ€™s (Loretta Sanchez) effective or not â€“ whether sheâ€™s doing it for lip service or for votes, because the big question is, after 14 years in the House, what substantial and tangible results can she show in terms of advancing Vietnamese democracy and human rights? Show us your accomplishments _ what bills, what legislation, what political prisoners?â€
â€œI am running because I still believe in the California Dream. My parents came to California as refugees from Vietnam with two dollars in their pocket and the dream of making a new life in this great country. They struggled and sacrificed, working long hours to build a business, but they thrived because they found opportunity. That opportunity included a great education system, infrastructure investment, support for working families, and a business community focused on common goals. Their success was linked to the success of California as it grew to the eighth largest economy in the world.â€
Last week I wrote that the Obama campaign should serve as a master class in winning elections for Democrats, but, unfortunately, not enough California Democrats are playing attention to the Obama campaignâ€™s most important lessons. We’ve dealt with the first two lessons — (1) Blame Republicans and Present a Democratic Solution, and (2) Use the Internet. The remaining two Obama inspired lessons are (3) Expand the Electorate, and (4) Champion the Middle Class. Letâ€™s tackle them now.