Loretta Sanchez And The Constitution
Via Kathy Shaidle (“Glenn Beck bashes Hispanic politician for mocking white Tea Partiers“) I note this audio clip of an interview with Loretta Sanchez, a Democrat representing California`s 47th congressional district.
This issues Glenn Beck raises are
(a) She`s mocking the Tea Party-style freshmen for their respect for the Constitution:
So, I’m going over. I’m sitting down with them. I’m introducing myself. I’m visiting with them. I’m trying to get — you know, you have to form relationships in order for you to be able to pass legislation, but out of their mouths continue to come the same thing — it’s unconstitutional. Everything to them is unconstitutional. It’s unconstitutional. It’s unconstitutional. It’s unconstitutional.”
(b) She`s making fun of them for being white and Southern.
On Stephanie Miller`s liberal talk show, Ms. Sanchez put on her best Southern drawl and referred to Tea Party backed lawmakers as “Moe.” Amid howls of laughter from her host, she carried on a conversation with herself.
“Sanchez, can I see your papers? I don`t believe you`re a congresswoman. Let`s see your birth certificate….Hey what`s your name? `My name is M-o-e…. Ok Moe. Moe-ster, how you doing baby? What are we going to do today? What`s your interest? What can we work on together?…..Well,, it`s unconstitutional.”[Congresswoman Sanchez Mocks Tea Party, Vietnamese, Republicans,by Gig Veres, Gather.com, April 16, 2011]
With typical “Double standard” whining about how it`s OK to make fun of white Southerners, but not OK to make fun of Hispanics. Which is true, but we`re not going to get anywhere by being more sensitive than minorities. However, here`s another quote from Sanchez, showing, by the way, that she has read this Constitution thing:
“You know, to be a member of House, there are three requirements. You have to be a citizen for at least seven years. You have to be at least age 25 and you have to win an election. The tough part is winning an election. Okay. So, I give them credit for winning election. They got in the same way I did.”
Really, Congresswoman? were any of the Tea Party freshmen elected from immigrant-dominated “rotten boroughs” where so many residents were not US citizens that only 68,000 people voted in the Congressional election?
It`s no wonder that she doesn`t think much of the Constitution.