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Old 10-15-2010, 06:34 AM
 
Location: Texas
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Huh?

I thought the GOP was all about American values. Yet, here's a story which indicates a campaign flyer issued by the Van Tran campaign in California reveals the candidate as upholding those "Asian values."

Also, for a party whose members usually go on at great length about immigrants needing to learn English, that flyer was written in Vietnamese and not available in English. Moreover, his website offers readers the opportunity to see the English side of it in any number of languages, but it's Vietnamese side has no such translations available. Van Tran for Congress

What's up with this? Is campaigning in a foreign language acceptable?


"For its part, Ms. Sanchez’s campaign bristled at a particularly nasty Tran campaign mailer, a hefty booklet in Vietnamese that showed several unflattering photographs of Ms. Sanchez, including one of her speaking with Ramón Castro, Fidel Castro’s oldest brother, in Cuba — a potentially powerful image for those who fled Communism. (Mr. Tran has also taken to repeatedly using the term “socialist conspiracy” when referring to Ms. Sanchez’s votes for the economic stimulus and health care bills.)

In a list comparing the candidates, the leaflet described Mr. Tran’s beliefs as “conservative and maintaining traditional Asian values.” It pointed out that Ms. Sanchez was divorced and described her way of life with a term that roughly translates to “loose” or “carefree.”...
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/10/15/us..._r=1&th&emc=th
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Old 10-15-2010, 09:30 AM
 
Location: San Antonio Texas
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Huh?

I thought the GOP was all about American values. Yet, here's a story which indicates a campaign flyer issued by the Van Tran campaign in California reveals the candidate as upholding those "Asian values."

Also, for a party whose members usually go on at great length about immigrants needing to learn English, that flyer was written in Vietnamese and not available in English. Moreover, his website offers readers the opportunity to see the English side of it in any number of languages, but it's Vietnamese side has no such translations available. Van Tran for Congress

What's up with this? Is campaigning in a foreign language acceptable?


"For its part, Ms. Sanchez’s campaign bristled at a particularly nasty Tran campaign mailer, a hefty booklet in Vietnamese that showed several unflattering photographs of Ms. Sanchez, including one of her speaking with Ramón Castro, Fidel Castro’s oldest brother, in Cuba — a potentially powerful image for those who fled Communism. (Mr. Tran has also taken to repeatedly using the term “socialist conspiracy” when referring to Ms. Sanchez’s votes for the economic stimulus and health care bills.)

In a list comparing the candidates, the leaflet described Mr. Tran’s beliefs as “conservative and maintaining traditional Asian values.” It pointed out that Ms. Sanchez was divorced and described her way of life with a term that roughly translates to “loose” or “carefree.”...
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/10/15/us..._r=1&th&emc=th
It's sad that they have to resort to name calling and campaigning on "social values" when there are so many other topics to campaign on. What really surprises me though is that mexican immigrants make up so much of the voters in that district. If I were congressman in that district, I would make sure that EVERY potential voter knows that my staff would help them with issues as my Congressman's office has done for me. That's how you build loyalty. I wouldn't consider voting for anyone else but him.
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Old 10-15-2010, 02:52 PM
 
Location: Texas
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It's sad that they have to resort to name calling and campaigning on "social values" when there are so many other topics to campaign on. What really surprises me though is that mexican immigrants make up so much of the voters in that district. If I were congressman in that district, I would make sure that EVERY potential voter knows that my staff would help them with issues as my Congressman's office has done for me. That's how you build loyalty. I wouldn't consider voting for anyone else but him.

I'd be curious to see the response if Ms. Sanchez announced she would maintain true Hispanic values.

I'll bet the hounds would come out of the woodwork over that.
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Old 10-15-2010, 03:00 PM
 
Location: Washington state
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What are "traditional Asian values"?

If it's anything like the GOP's "family values" it must mean old Tranny is doing the wide stance ..
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