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House Latinas dragging feet in supporting Obama — Rep. Loretta Sanchez quips, “He can come over and see me.”

June 18th, 2008 · 26 Comments

Male members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, along with Congresswoman Linda Sanchez, met with Senator Obama yesterday. Obama needs the support of Latino elected officials to help him win the Latino vote.

Congressional Quarterly reports that Obama’s campaign has been in touch with Congresswomen Napolitano, Solis, and Sanchez. While the men in the CHC said that scheduling conflicts prevented the women from attending the meeting yesterday, Rep. Sanchez says that Obama’s camp had called her office to set up a call. In response to this gesture, she said, “He can come over and see me.” Congresswoman Sanchez then went on to say that Senator Obama has not done enough to articulate his agenda, adding, “Change is not enough. If you want me to go out and sell you to people, I want to know what you’re doing.” Where has she been for the past year? Obama has articulated his agenda numerous times over and over again in debates, speeches, policy positions on his website, etc.

Senator Obama just may end up visiting Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez. Her sister, Congresswoman Linda Sanchez, has been a supporter of Barack Obama since earlier this year. Couldn’t Loretta get schooled on his policy positions from her hermana? I have heard that these two share an apartment in D.C. Maybe they don’t talk shop during their off time.

Also, Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez would be wise to get on the Obama train since he can help her advance her legislative agenda. At this point, I don’t know what Hillary Clinton has done or will be doing for Loretta Sanchez and her agenda or what John McCain has to offer her to warrant these kinds of public comments about Obama. Rumor has it that Representative Sanchez was going to lobby for an ambassadorship if Hillary Clinton had become the president.

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Tags: Barack Obama · Congressional Hispanic Caucus · Hillary Clinton · Presidential Elections · Rep. Grace Napolitano · Rep. Hilda Solis · Rep. Linda Sanchez · Rep. Loretta Sanchez

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  • 1 Michaelr // Jun 18, 2008 at 5:21 pm

    Loretta Sanchez…ambassador to what, the Playboy Mansion? I guess I should never be amazed at the audacity of this woman’s political and human values. But I guess eleven years of feeding from the public trough has emboldened her to believe her stupidity, her vanity, and her laziness must account for some public good. This surely doesn’t say much about our elected political leaders, and we wonder why we have little or no political clout and continue to be looking up from the bottom of the food chain. House Resolution 708: Honoring the life and accomplishments of Luciano Pavarotti. That is Loretta Sanchez’s contribution to her constituents in California’s 47th district. While Mexican-Americans in her district are laboring below minimum wage, increasingly becoming unemployed, and being mistakenly arrested by the INS, detained in prisons, and transported to Mexico, Loretta is in her opera box dreaming of Pavarotti, inebriated to the point of delusion, waiting for Barack Obama to come up to her box and kiss her ring. This is your tax dollars at work. This is your U.S. Congressional Representative from the 47th district.

  • 2 Bearguez // Jun 18, 2008 at 6:55 pm

    Only in America can you have a totally incompetent, shameless and delusional U.S. politician, so blatantly condescend to a rising political star one step away from the Oval Office, and not think anything of it. Maybe Loretta forgets she’s no longer Loretta Brixley, GOP candidate for the Anaheim City Council., or maybe her Democratic ideals are nothing but superficial fodder designed to advance her social status. Whatever they may be, she sure doesn’t belong in Washington D.C. pretending to represent constituents in the 47th District. What an embarrassment she must be to the party and to the District. And you wonder why that District is so poorly served by the Federal Government.

  • 3 the Kaiser // Jun 18, 2008 at 9:58 pm

    And we’re surprised? Loretta Sanchez has made a political career of exhibiting bonehead behavior. Are you on her Christmas card list? Maybe that’s why she is so unproductive in the House, because she spends all her waking hours publicly saying and doing stupid things, shopping extensively at the mall, and then publicly getting intoxicated. And there are people, believe it or not, who believe she could be the potential Governor of California in 2010? Can you imagine that? And for those of you, who thought Cruz Bustamante would have been a disaster as governor, picture Loretta in that position, wandering about Sacramento, totally inebriated, making lewd remarks to those she confronts, and condescending to public officials who didn’t support King Hillary. Of all the intelligent and professional Latinos working in the state of California, why can’t one of them run for office in the 47th Congressional District? That way we can finally remove the paper bags from our heads.

  • 4 SmileySmiley // Jun 18, 2008 at 11:47 pm

    We are one of those constituents on her Christmas card list. When you think about it, you’re right. Tax dollars used to photograph, prepare, and mail those idiotic and in some cases inappropriate Christmas cards with her stupid cat. Loretta’s behavior is more appropriate for the circus, and I am not referring to the circus of politics. I am sure if there was an investigation of her public office finances there would be all kinds of fiscal improprieties. Over the years we have grown tired of Loretta and her unprofessional ethics, behavior and political conduct. She seems to spend most of her time dressing for photo opportunities, rather than creating and passing legislation. She belongs to the GOP with that behavior.

  • 5 DoctorH // Jun 19, 2008 at 11:32 am

    There is a serious void regarding Latino political leadership at this moment in time. The self-serving, slothful, and even dim-witted public behavior that seems to inhibit most of the U.S. Congressional Hispanic Caucus clearly defines them as a truly worthless group of elected civil servants. All combined in their performances, they don’t even equal to one Bill Richardson. Henry B. Gonzalez must be rolling around in his grave. These people representing the U.S. Congress Hispanic Caucus really reflect what is negative about our culture and how we go about mandating political change. And Loretta Sanchez easily stands out as the Hispanic Caucus’ class clown.

  • 6 Latino Consultant // Jun 19, 2008 at 4:15 pm

    Loretta just wants the respect to which any member of Congress is entitled. She probably could and should have expressed that more clearly and gotten less attention. But, Obama will meet with her and she will be an enthusiastic supporter. The candidate is supposed to reach out to these people.

    A bigger issue may be why our Congresswoman hasn’t found a chief-of-staff. It is very hard for her to conduct business especially in an election cycle without one. Let’s all encourage her to help herself – and also help us.

  • 7 Barrio Abogado // Jun 20, 2008 at 10:41 am

    If people want to trash Rep. Sanchez at least get your facts straight. And shame on you for the ugly personal attacks!

    Her Christmas cards are NOT sent at taxpayer expense! The printing and mailing are paid for by her campaign! If you would have taken the time to read the disclaimer, you would have known that fact. If you don’t find the humor in the cards, then ASK TO BE TAKEN OFF THE MAILING LIST.

    Rep. Sanchez has delivered over $250 million in federal dollars back to the district to fund education, road work, mass transportation and environmental improvements. In addition, she has passed numerous pieces of legislation to protect women in the military, the right to choose, human rights and education for at-risk students.

    If you don’t like the current leadership in our community, then stop complaining and run for office. If you are too lazy to do that then at least support candidates with your money and time. If all you do is blog to complain, then at least I hope it makes you feel better because you haven’t changed a darn thing!

  • 8 webmaster // Jun 20, 2008 at 11:25 am

    BarrioAbogado has a good point… we, as a community, need to support candidates that we like with money and time.

    I have taken time to call representatives to inquire about things that I liked or didn’t like that they were doing, and I have donated money and time to various candidates since I was in high school.

    Loretta Sanchez’s contact from is here:

    http://www.lorettasanchez.house.gov/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=218&Itemid=17

    If you are unhappy with something that she has or hasn’t done, fill out the form and then follow it up with a phone call to her office.

    I will say this. Loretta Sanchez is likely to win her congressional seat again this fall. Her opponent is a woman named Rosie Avila, who has strong anti-immigrant support. She’s also anti-choice.

    http://www.voterosie.com/

    I also think that whoever holds this congressional seat will face challenges because they represent cities that behave like little fiefdoms. The City of Santa Ana, for example, has been run by a Mayor who has been on the council for over 20 years, so money could be brought back to the district, but if those involved on the more local level have issues with corruption, then it will lessen the impact of the whatever the congressional person is doing, in my opinion.

  • 9 Michaelr // Jun 20, 2008 at 7:59 pm

    Any U.S. politician who feeds off of the public trough is wide open to praise or criticism. Just because they are elected U.S. civil servants doesn’t entitle them to instant respect and admiration. They make Fortune 500 executive salaries; they see the world at the expense of the taxpayer; and they are empowered by U.S. citizens to make numerous changes that should improve the lives of downtrodden U.S. citizens.

    Of the 250 million in tax dollars that you say Loretta Sanchez has brought back to the 47th district, it sure hasn’t reflected in any obvious physical improvements to the City of Santa Ana or Garden Grove. One trip north on Main Street will tell you that. You’re vocal about Loretta because you probably depend on her to make your living, or are so involved with her public persona that you can’t separate fact from fiction, or really don’t want to. Loretta Sanchez’s public and legislative behavior conforms to all the negative stereotypes that plague Latino politicians in the United States. It would be nice to say Loretta Sanchez is as productive and committed in Congress as Hilda Solis or Raul Grijalva is. But she isn’t. And they earn the same base salary.

  • 10 Irma // Jun 23, 2008 at 12:17 pm

    Gee, if Illinois had asked for its money’s worth from Senator Barak Obama – they would never have given him their votes in the primary.
    He did not have time to anything for ILLINOIS

  • 11 Barrio Abogado // Jun 23, 2008 at 12:57 pm

    Just because YOU believe something, doesn’t make it true. People should get their facts straight before they personally attack another person. Sometimes factual and reasonable arguments are too difficult for some people to grasp. Perhaps that is why the last blogger turned their attack on me. I do not make my living from Rep. Sanchez and I am not involved in her persona. In fact, I have not talked to Rep. Sanchez in over six months. What I deplore is when people participate in rumor and innuendo with the belief that they have engaged in some sort of policy analysis. The perpetuation of such ignorant comments only undermines their credibility and cheapens political debate. If people truly deplore the state of our elected leadership, then they should stop whining on blogs and do something about it. As it has been stated before, “lead, follow or get out of the way.”

  • 12 dogger7 // Jun 23, 2008 at 3:38 pm

    So, as I understand the critics of Rep. Sanchez, your main complaint is you don’t like her holiday cards and her resolution honoring Pavarotti? That’s deep, folks. The rest is name calling and unfounded personal attacks. People usually resort to name calling and ad hominem attacks because they having nothing rational to say. For those who sincerely want to know about the excellent work that Rep. Sanchez does, start by watching her conduct a hearing as chairwoman of the Border, Maritime and Global terrorism Subcommitte. As for legislation, as senior woman on the Defense committee, she wrote and sponsored the bill that reformed military law relating to sexual assault and stalking, despite Pentagon opposition to her initiative. That major legislative victory was done when Republicans still controlled the House. That is proof positive of her effectiveness in Congress.

  • 13 webmaster // Jun 23, 2008 at 6:29 pm

    This is what Loretta S. has cooking in the current Congress. I will say that items 1-3, the house resolutions honoring people, are fluff items, which leaves her with 9 additional substantive pieces of legislation.

    Items 1 through 14 of 141. H.RES.471 : Congratulating the National Hockey League Champions, the Anaheim Ducks, on their victory in the 2007 Stanley Cup Finals.
    Sponsor: Rep Sanchez, Loretta [CA-47] (introduced 6/7/2007) Cosponsors (56)
    Committees: House Oversight and Government Reform
    Latest Major Action: 7/30/2007 Passed/agreed to in House. Status: On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to without objection.
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    2. H.RES.593 : Congratulating scientists F. Sherwood Rowland, Mario Molina, and Paul Crutzen for their work in atmospheric chemistry, particularly concerning the formation and decomposition of ozone, that led to the development of the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer.
    Sponsor: Rep Sanchez, Loretta [CA-47] (introduced 7/31/2007) Cosponsors (None)
    Committees: House Science and Technology
    Latest Major Action: 9/17/2007 Passed/agreed to in House. Status: On motion to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution Agreed to by voice vote.

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    3. H.RES.708 : Honoring the life and accomplishments of Luciano Pavarotti and recognizing the significant and positive impact of his astounding musical talent, his achievement in raising the profile of opera with audiences around the world, and his commitment to charitable causes.
    Sponsor: Rep Sanchez, Loretta [CA-47] (introduced 10/2/2007) Cosponsors (31)
    Committees: House Foreign Affairs
    Latest Major Action: 12/11/2007 Passed/agreed to in House. Status: On motion to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution Agreed to by voice vote.

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    4. H.RES.1089 : Calling on the government of Vietnam to release from prison, end the detention without trial, and cease the harassment and house arrest of the people who signed the Manifesto on Freedom and Democracy for Vietnam, and expressing the sense of Congress that the President should encourage Vietnam to release such people from prison and to direct the Secretary of State to establish a Countries of Particular Concern list to condemn countries like Vietnam, which engage in “particularly severe violations” of human rights.
    Sponsor: Rep Sanchez, Loretta [CA-47] (introduced 4/8/2008) Cosponsors (2)
    Committees: House Foreign Affairs
    Latest Major Action: 4/8/2008 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.

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    5. H.RES.1199 : Commending the Orange County Water District and its employees for their sound financial management and innovative groundwater management, water quality, water efficiency, and environmental programs, on its 75th anniversary.
    Sponsor: Rep Sanchez, Loretta [CA-47] (introduced 5/14/2008) Cosponsors (5)
    Committees: House Natural Resources
    Latest Major Action: 6/18/2008 Passed/agreed to in House. Status: On motion to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution Agreed to by voice vote.

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    6. H.R.1175 : To amend the Reclamation Wastewater and Groundwater Study and Facilities Act to increase the ceiling on the Federal share of the costs of phase I of the Orange County, California, Regional Water Reclamation Project.
    Sponsor: Rep Sanchez, Loretta [CA-47] (introduced 2/16/2007) Cosponsors (5)
    Committees: House Natural Resources; Senate Energy and Natural Resources
    Latest Major Action: 8/1/2007 Senate committee/subcommittee actions. Status: Committee on Energy and Natural Resources Subcommittee on Water and Power. Hearings held.

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    7. H.R.1862 : To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to encourage new school construction through the creation of a new class of bond.
    Sponsor: Rep Sanchez, Loretta [CA-47] (introduced 4/16/2007) Cosponsors (1)
    Committees: House Ways and Means
    Latest Major Action: 4/16/2007 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

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    8. H.R.2543 : To amend title 10, United States Code, to revise the definition of unlawful enemy combatant for purposes of laws administered by the Secretary of Defense relating to military commissions, to establish a statutory right of habeas corpus for individuals detained at the detention facility at Naval Station, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and for other purposes.
    Sponsor: Rep Sanchez, Loretta [CA-47] (introduced 5/24/2007) Cosponsors (None)
    Committees: House Armed Services; House Judiciary
    Latest Major Action: 6/25/2007 Referred to House subcommittee. Status: Referred to the Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties.

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    9. H.R.2572 : To amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to establish a student loan forgiveness program for nurses.
    Sponsor: Rep Sanchez, Loretta [CA-47] (introduced 6/5/2007) Cosponsors (14)
    Committees: House Education and Labor
    Latest Major Action: 6/5/2007 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Education and Labor.

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    10. H.R.4183 : To amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to establish the National Urban Search and Rescue Response System.
    Sponsor: Rep Sanchez, Loretta [CA-47] (introduced 11/14/2007) Cosponsors (8)
    Committees: House Transportation and Infrastructure; House Homeland Security
    Latest Major Action: 4/30/2008 House committee/subcommittee actions. Status: Forwarded by Subcommittee to Full Committee by the Yeas and Nays: 7 – 0 .

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    11. H.R.4689 : To amend the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act to increase the maximum amount of assistance to individuals and households, and for other purposes.
    Sponsor: Rep Sanchez, Loretta [CA-47] (introduced 12/13/2007) Cosponsors (1)
    Committees: House Transportation and Infrastructure
    Latest Major Action: 12/14/2007 Referred to House subcommittee. Status: Referred to the Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings and Emergency Management.

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    12. H.R.4919 : To amend the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act to authorize temporary mortgage and rental payments, and for other purposes.
    Sponsor: Rep Sanchez, Loretta [CA-47] (introduced 12/19/2007) Cosponsors (1)
    Committees: House Transportation and Infrastructure
    Latest Major Action: 12/20/2007 Referred to House subcommittee. Status: Referred to the Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings and Emergency Management.

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    13. H.R.4982 : To extend the temporary suspension of duty on certain refracting and reflecting telescopes.
    Sponsor: Rep Sanchez, Loretta [CA-47] (introduced 1/15/2008) Cosponsors (None)
    Committees: House Ways and Means
    Latest Major Action: 1/15/2008 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

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    14. H.R.5487 : To establish the Affordable Homeownership Preservation Fund of the Neighborhood Reinvestment Corporation.
    Sponsor: Rep Sanchez, Loretta [CA-47] (introduced 2/25/2008) Cosponsors (1)
    Committees: House Financial Services
    Latest Major Action: 2/25/2008 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

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    To contrast, Hilda Solis has introduced 26 pieces of legislation in this Congress, a few of which are resolutions to honor people, etc. Raul Grijalva has introduced 35 pieces of legislation in the current congress. Ruben Hinojosa has introduced 21 pieces of legislation. Nydia Velazquez has introduced 40 pieces of legislation in the current Congress. These people are Loretta’s colleagues and contemporaries.

    The original blog article was not a personal attack on Loretta Sanchez. I could care less about who she dates, what she drinks or doesn’t drink, or what she does in her spare time. I was a little surprised that she had not heard how Barack Obama proposes to bring about change since he has been telling us how for the past 12 months. Her sister, Linda, is an Obama supporter. Why was Linda able to make that meeting w/ Barack Obama and the other Latino congressional leaders but Loretta couldn’t? That was my point in writing this blog article. Loretta Sanchez had a chance to meet with the man who is likely to become the next president of the United States, and for whatever reason, she skipped out.

    Dogger7, maybe I will watch her in committee one of these days. :) I would love to see what she’s like in action. That reformed military law was great, especially in light of the rapes and assaults on women in the military academies. I am bothered that a lot of the $ she has brought back to her district and the OC is in the form of military defense contracts. Supporting the war industry lessens the impact of her vote against the Iraq War in my estimation. She votes for all of the spending authorizations for the war too. When is somebody going to stand up and say enough is enough?

  • 14 Wendy Carrillo // Jun 25, 2008 at 9:23 pm

    Well… to go back to the original point of this post… “Change is not enough. If you want me to go out and sell you to people, I want to know what you’re doing.”
    With all due respect, she needs to follow the steps of her original candidate, Senator Clinton, and endorse Barak Obama. What is she going to do? Entertain the ideas of Republican John McCain? Please.
    I have a thought… maybe she is not aware of http://www.barackobama.com since he didn’t pimp it out the way Senator Clinton pimped out her site. And I GUESS she forgot that before anything, she is a DEMOCRAT!
    Also… errr… that flower on her shoulder? No me gusta. Someone tell her George Lopez guides us to wear the flowers in our hair…

  • 15 Irma // Jun 26, 2008 at 8:01 am

    Rep Sanchez should consider what her constituents want.
    Do THEY plan to vote for OBAMA? If the answer is NO, then she has a DUTY not endorse him until they do. She has the right to endorse of course whoever she wants- but it may cost her
    seat in Congress. Please stop the personal criticism of public officials. They can wear their hair any way they want. And leave Hilary alone-
    por favor. She isnt running for public office any more. She has gone back to work for the state of New York.
    Surely, we can express ourselves in a civil manner .

  • 16 Wendy Carrillo // Jun 26, 2008 at 9:53 am

    Irma – errr… no. sorry to burst the bubble, Rep. Sanchez is a DEMOCRAT, her duty is to stay within her party, who now supports Barack Obama as the nominee for President. If her constituents were going for Hillary – also a Democrat, then its her duty to sway those votes to the Democratic party. Period. She does NOT have the right to endorse “whoever she wants” because the only other person left is McCain – a Republican. Her behavior is divisive. She would be doing a great service to the party and our nation by simply backing the Democratic nominee. This song is not about her. get me?
    Also – the hair, the flower, its a joke. hello? George Lopez. Relax, its not that serious.

  • 17 Irma // Jun 26, 2008 at 10:36 am

    Wendy, being a Democrat is CHOICE. One can leave the party or vote against the party if they choose. Democrats disagree all the time.
    Of course, Rep Sanchez can endorse whoever she wants. The Democratic party doesnt force its
    members to goose- step to the general party line.

    Rep Sanchez is FREE to do whatever she wants.

  • 18 Wendy Carrillo // Jun 26, 2008 at 1:20 pm

    if by “free” you mean entertain the ideas of a republican nominee and having a 3rd term of bush policy, ok, i see what you mean, because afterall, her lack of endorsement is what this post was about. her “choice” will also determine her re-election.

  • 19 DoctorH // Jun 26, 2008 at 10:58 pm

    Don’t ever expect Loretta Sanchez to follow any rules and exhibit any progressive political behavior. Her need to generate unwarranted attention far exceeds any political common sense. She began her political career as a Loretta Brixley, Republican candidate for Anaheim City Council. And when that didn’t win her the election she changed her name and switched political parties. That should tell you something about Loretta’s character and political ideology. And the joke has been on all the residents who exist in the 47th Congressional district and voted for her.

  • 20 Irma // Jun 27, 2008 at 11:00 am

    Wendy,

    Rep Sanchez is free to do whatever she wants.
    Her constituents are also free do what they want.
    Such is the life of a politician.

  • 21 anonymous // Jun 27, 2008 at 5:29 pm

    “Free to do whatever she wants”? Playgirl Loretta has had, and is currently having, affairs with married men. Everyone dances around the issue, but I think she should be called to account for this. It is unacceptable conduct by a member of the US Congress. Rep Baca called her a “whore.” The correct term is “homewrecker.” Is anyone really surprised or shocked? Get real, people. Where there’s smoke, there’s fire.

  • 22 Irma // Jun 30, 2008 at 11:48 am

    As I said, politicians must answer to the constituents – whether it be for political
    decisions or personal ones.

  • 23 Leo - NY // Aug 27, 2008 at 12:55 pm

    I just heard Loretta Sanchez yesterday – AUGUST 27 – on Telemundo claiming once again that she ‘does not know what Obama stands for’ and ‘does not know if he is addressing any of the issues of our community’. How can a woman who is very visible in the Democratic party and who has been involved with Hillary not know the platform of the party and the issues that Obama is addressing? This is disingenous on her part to go on national TV and telling hispanics that he is an unknown quantity and that he is not addressing hispanics because, according to her, “we want our politicians to come to our homes and meet up and shake our hands’. ‘Hispanics cannot be reached when you address them in a stadium with 9,000.. .80,000 people’. An obvious swipe at Obama’s scheduled acceptance speech tomorrow.

    The Obama campaign has tried to reach out to her and other hispanic congressmen personally and is reaching out to hispanics directly through reach out groups, rallies and a big campaign to register voters. What does she want? what are the issues that affect Hispanics? aside from immigration, which he sponsored the main immigration bill with McCain, that are so different from the rest of the American citizens? She is doing a disservice to her constituents by not bothering to learn about Obama’s campaign( though she is playing stupid there). She is also instilling fear and creating divisiveness by implying that Hispanics need to be treated as a separate, segregated group from the rest of the American citizens because the issues being presented in the campaign are not really the ‘hispanic issues.’. It’s troubling to me that the housing crisis, tax cuts for the working and middle class, improved education opportunities and health care and ending the war in Iraq are not considered by Ms. Sanchez to be issues that affect hispanics.

    IF Hispanics are to be an integral part of American society and not a ghetoized minority-majority- we need to start integrating with the rest of American society to address our common problems and values with the understanding that we bring a rich cultural tradition. She has a huge ego and it reflects a racist tradition of dismissing people that are different from you. She expects Obama to go and plead to her and pander to Hispanics – Mr. Obama has shown a great understanding of hispanic issues and respect for our community. He is not trying to buy our vote or go through corrupt Caudillos like Ms. Sanchez.

  • 24 theKaiser // Aug 27, 2008 at 1:50 pm

    Leo-NY…you are dealing with a Congressional representative of extremely low character, duplicitous political intentions, and a self-serving attention whore. To listen to her pretend to speak for the entire Latino community, displays her lunacy and the size of her ego. This is her attempt to gather attention away from a lackluster legislative career, and shy away from the substance abuse problems she inflicts on herself. She may manage to terrify that herd that follows her on every election, but most of us are wise to her blatant stupidity, her need for the spotlight, and her illusion that she is a WASP. She is simply picking up where Geraldine Ferraro left off.

  • 25 4granTed // Nov 1, 2008 at 6:08 am

    Loretta Sanchez’s sex scandal with Jack Einwechter has all of the elements of a great political sex scandal–a sexy pol with a slutty image, a military officer, a Playboy connection, exotic international trysts, secret lives, Washington intrigue, etc. I guess the media is too distracted by the financial meltdown and a very interesting presidential election to give this the attention it deserves. But at least we have something to look forward to in the 111th Congress a this torrid tale of lust and power unfolds! Can’t wait…

  • 26 Quote of the Day Courtesy of Rep. Loretta Sanchez // Sep 23, 2009 at 5:22 am

    [...] for what comes out of Loretta’s mouth.” Well, sure enough, that often seems to be the case, but I haven’t seen a blooper like the quote in Sunday’s New York Times in a while. In [...]

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