Messy, messy San Jose elections

The Vietnamese-American community in San Jose is getting tagged with what could be the city’s worst election dirty trick, and the several Viets fighting to oust Councilwoman Madison Nguyen are busy fighting each other.

The dirty trick is a phony flyer, pretending to be on behalf of a city council candidate and sent to Viet voters, and it carries a picture of the communist flag.

Some Viet voters who received the flyer were incensed, and called the campaign offices of District 5 candidate Magdalena Carrasco to protest, and that’s how she found out about it.

It’s unclear what Carrasco did or didn’t do to make her the target. All sides rallied to condemn this fake mailer. The District Attorney is investigating. Mayor Chuck Reed in a written statement called it “a new low in San Jose campaigns.”

Councilwoman Nguyen in a message to Nguoi Viet Daily News said, “The recent mailer with the Communist flag that emerged in the District 5 council race has no place in San Jose politics. Voters should denounce such negative campaign.”

Her main opponent in the recall election, the Vietnamese American Community of Northern California, sent out a bilingual press release (English here, Vietnamese here) calling the flyer a “deplorable act of election fraud” that has “damaged the reputation of San Jose’s community.”

Even as some unknown person, who may not even be Viet, is giving the community a bad name, the Viets among themselves are slinging mud at each other and ensuring the reelection of Madison Nguyen.

As early as April 5, in District 7 (where Nguyen is the incumbent) candidates Minh Duong and Patrick Phu Le were attacking each other. Not too long before, the two were side by side in efforts to recall the only Viet councilwoman in San Jose.

Duong accuses Le of mishandling the recall campaign’s finances resulting in a fine imposed on them by the city. Le said all that happened was a late fee on the post-election report, which Le paid using his own money anyway. (Read a lengthy email from Le on the issue, here.)

Le in turn takes to task Duong’s public statement that he used to sell food stamps for cash. Selling food stamps for cash is a crime.

Things are now getting really bad. Some of the additional mud being flung (and some conspiracy theorists are saying Madison did it):

* Thomas Nguyen, another former recall activist now running for mayor, is accused of embezzling recall campaign funds and siphoning it into his campaign for mayor.

* Le’s father, a Buddhist activist in Vietnam, got called a communist.

* Duong is accused of being ethnic Chinese with the real last name Wong, as if it were a bad thing. And anyway he’s not.

Then Duong got hit with a complaint by the local firefighter’s union for a flyer featuring Duong and uniformed firemen. Apparently, it’s some kind of violation for firefighters to appear in uniform in political literature.

The funny thing is, it’s not even Duong’s flyer. The flyer is soft money, supposedly unconnected to the campaign, and paid for by the San Jose Silicon Valley Chamber of Commerce PAC, which has endorsed Duong for the position.  The firefighters aren’t amused because they’ve endorsed Nguyen.

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76 Responses to Messy, messy San Jose elections

  1. Bo May says:

    So…ok then, Bolsavik is not trustworthy as you said, fair enough.

    If so sould I trust those who post on the Bolsavik day and night like you? What about all of that crap about van tran is great, van tran will get elected, blah blah blah?

    I would like you to apologize to me on this blog so everyone can read it, about all the childish tantrum crying you said about me and just asking…
    And if you don’t want to do it, that mean Bolsavik is just as wrong as I am, then you should denounce the Bolsavik here on this blog as ‘spreading lies’, ‘viet hater’, jealous, ‘loretta lover’, all that craps, ok? Lao Ngoan Dong?


  2. Jung Kim says:

    Bo May idiot, you are the one who is holding on to the wrong end of stick.

    Just read it out loud….. Loretta look down on our Viet community members and she spends most of time traveling for pleasure on our taxpayers money!

    Get rid of Loretta! … you will understand how bad your boss Loretta is……

  3. Bo May says:

    So… because Loretta looks down on Viet community and that would make van tran great and clean of all his criminal, greed, corruption, dumb mistake he made? That would make his wife innocent of the insurance fraud case.
    What kinda argument is that? LOL

  4. Ignore Jung Kim says:

    Ignore Junk Kim and the trash that comes out of his mouth. He is a sad sad human being and it is sad that he doesn’t have a life and he stays on this blog site all day. He needs a girlfriend. So if anyone knows anyone who is sad, ignorant and a religious right wing conservative extremist with no education like Junk KIm, can you please hook them up so he can stop embarassing us. Thanks.

  5. Jung Kim says:

    Bo May idiot, all you are trying to do here is divert attention away from you whore anti Viet Loretta.

    Your lies dripping from enlarged rectum won’t save Loretta’s seat this November!

    Loretta = Baby killer

    Loretta = Anti Viet

    Loretta = feeds chipmunk…….. Bo May Idiot

  6. Jung Kim says:

    Bo May, you can ignore me ……… but we won’t forget anti Viet whore Loretta!

  7. Jung Kim says:

    Bo May, your job at Loretta’s hole…is numbered. November is approaching ffast!

    Go Mr. Van Tran!

    Go Viets! Get rid of anti Viet racist Loretta!

  8. Bo May says:

    I can not accept Loretta being a racist and insensitive to the vietnamese,…

    But look at van tran, of all people, a vietnamese american? Who repeatedly spitting on viet people faces with his long bad rap sheet of bad demeanors on public display.
    I think it is the worst kind, those who betray their own people like van tran.

    Have a good day Kimmy.

  9. Jung Kim says:

    Bo May, facts do not lie…… Loretta often makes degrading remarks on our Viet community members
    and no wonder she is also known as a whore, banana by her own colleague. Loretta has a big chip on her shoulder and a loose skirt.

    Get rid of wasteful anti viet Loretta!

  10. Bo May says:

    Yes, and common sense do not lie either….

    Do you seriously think she would make degrading remarks on viets while she is trying to gain votes from them? Or this is just a political ploy? Who would read your post anyway?

    In the same token, van tran was so dumb to degrade the community with his bad demeanors on public display just because he thinks he owns the town and he can do whatever he wants to do.

    Specially he got a dumb supporter like you to believe in him.

  11. OC Voter says:

    Jung Kim, you and van gang shouldn’t have any problem with whore cause everybody know van was recruiting one not long ago.

  12. Bo May Da Thug says:

    Bo May,, are you still running your dhiarea of the mouth? Take some Pepto Bismo and plug up that stinking a hole of yours polluting the air.

    Van tran is kicking ass. I got a mailer from his campaign yesterday and It was awsome man. Doesn’t matter what you losers cry or say, Tran’s gonna win big. Ha ha ha !!! Jealous a holes.

  13. Bo May Da Thug says:

    Hey Bo May,

    Oh yea, I also forgot to tell you I got a robo call from Van Tran’s campaign last week. This guy got a machine running at top speed. The message was awesome man.

    Let me get you a toilet paper roll for your diahrea of your mouth and eye weeping when Tran wins next Tuesday. I am going to light up some fire works in your memory, Bo May the a hole. Ha ha ha !!! LMAO!!

  14. Jung Kim says:

    Bo May the super idiot!, Loretta makes degrading anti Viet remarks all the time!

    Loretta = BAD

  15. Bo May Da Thug says:

    Bo May = dog feces = Loretta Hoe. Ha ha ha!!!

  16. Jung Kim says:

    Bo May = Loretta’s little chipmunk

    Loretta = Baby killer

    Loretta = Loser

    Loretta = Racist against Viets

    Loretta = Whore

    Loretta = Banana

  17. Bo May the Viet Hater says:

    I cannot accept Bo May the Viet Hater. Why does he prostitute for Loretta Sanchez? Bo May knows that Tran is the most prominent Vietnamese elected person in the entire state. He hates that. Sad for this little frightening creature name Bo May.

  18. Just Asking ! says:

    pussy, it seems that you are and will always involving with sh!ts. The only ass that van will be kicking is yours in November. And don’t ask me why cause you know why !!!

  19. Bo May says:

    Hahahahahahahahahahahaah….Thank you for the entertainment.

  20. Jung Kim says:

    Just Asking like a Virgin, only wrinkled butt hole you will be staring at on November belongs to whore Loretta..

    Down with Loretta!

    Loretta = Racist against Viets

    Loretta = BAD

  21. Just Asking ! says:

    I didn’t know that you have already looked at Loretta’s butt hole but hey I’d take your word for it. If anybody is going to do it it’s gone be you kImmy.
    Loretta = Racist ?
    How low can you go kImmy?

  22. Jung Kim says:

    Just Asking like a Virgin, Loretta looks down on our community members and it is well known FACT!

    Loretta = BAD

    Loretta = Racist

    Loretta = Banana

  23. Bo May Da Thug says:

    Just Asking! But you see your own butt hole every morning when you look in the mirror after you get up. You stink like a butt hole and you smell like one too. That’s why you like to hoe for people like Loretta Sanchez. She’s a goner this November.

  24. Bo May Da Thug says:

    Just Asking! = Bo May = gay and lesbian married couple. Now you all know why they are butt holes. They like butt holes too.

  25. Jung Kim says:

    Bo May must have a little wimpy weenie…leaving Just Asking still a spotless virgin.

    Loretta can house them next to her bedroom.

    Down with whore Loretta!

  26. Just Asking ! says:

    kImmy and pussy, you two sounded like 2 homophobia who have some kinda sexual frustration cause everything came out of your mouth are shit, butt hole and weenie. If you two can’t satify each other, it’s time to look for a new partner. There’s no point to go on with the rest of your life without any satisfaction. And kImmy, why you keep insist of getting down with Loretta? Don’t you have a whore in your gang to do that with already?
    Get rid of dirty politicians!

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