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Bizarre Comments by Republican Opponent of Charniele Herring

by: frankoanderson

Thu May 07, 2009 at 09:11:24 AM EDT

[Thanks to Arius Kauffman for this tip]
Sasha Gong is running for Delegate in the 46th District (vacated by Brian Moran and narrowly won by Charniele Herring in a recent special election).  She recently met with the Republican Women of Clifton.  The group doesn't quote her directly but according to the minutes of the April 20 meeting, Gong has some interesting views on Asian American voters:

When you speak with Asian immigrants and hear heavily accented English, they are usually Republicans.  If an Asian-American speaks General American English, he is usually a Democrat.

Then, just three lines below that:
Democrats pigeonhole people and regard them as stereotypes.  Republicans regard people as individuals.
frankoanderson :: Bizarre Comments by Republican Opponent of Charniele Herring
Now, if these comments were not made by an Asian American, they would of course be more outrageous.  But does that make it okay?  I wonder if she thinks this rule applies to other ethnic groups?

What if I were running for Delegate, and I went around saying that if you talk to a white voter and they have a heavy Southern accent, then they're probably a Republican?  I'm sure that would fly with Virginia Democrats.

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