Last December Anh "Joseph" Cao became the first Vietnamese American ever to be elected to the United States Congress in the history of the country. But Black leaders in his District are not happy with his election. They've started a recall effort to boot him out of office.
According to the AP:
Cao's December election was a stunner. It dislodged once-powerful 18-year incumbent William Jefferson, a Democrat.. Cao, 41, rose to prominence in the 2nd Congressional District as an attorney, community activist and a leader in the recovery effort of a small but thriving Vietnamese community hit hard by Hurricane Katrina in 2005.Liberal Democrats and Leaders of the Black community in Louisiana have been particularly harsh towards Asian politicians in the State.
But his two votes against President Barack Obama's stimulus package prompted the recall effort, said Rev. Aubry Wallace, chairman of the petition drive, and Rev. Toris Young, president of the Louisiana Ministerial Alliance of Churches for All People.
Cao and his aides defend the anti-stimulus vote, saying the package added too much to the national debt and a White House analysis indicate the plan would create few jobs in Cao's district.
"Our goal is to work with every body in the district," said Cao aide Murray Nelson. "We invite the ministers to join us."
LA Pundits Glenn Ford and Peter Gamble for example made some blatantly racist comments after Indian-American Bobby Jindal won election as Governor. From BlackCommentator.com:
"The ballot numbers testify that an American-born, converted Catholic scion of an upper caste Hindu family is still just a sand nigger to Bubba, who takes the creed of the White Man’s Party seriously."
Black leaders in the Democrat Party more recently have been quite critical of Jindal's decision not to take Federal hand-outs from the stimulus package for the State.
Headline story at HotAir.com:
Sweet: Jindal rejects $98 million in stimulus money for LouisianaLINKS
Moe at RedState.com links to this story.
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