Thursday, December 11, 2008

Anh "Joseph" Cao: The Resume of a Democrat

A few short days ago, Freeper conservatives were discussing Cao's surprising electoral victory. In one discussion thread, a Freeper posted this comment:

To: Ghost of Philip Marlowe

Cao soounds like a conservativ and Christian - he worked with the poor - and I believe that gave him credibility with the blacks also:

“Anh “Joseph” Quang Cao, 41, was born in Saigon (now Ho Chi Minh City), Vietnam, the fifth of eight children. . . At the age of eight, Joseph and two of his seven siblings arrived in the United States . . .in 1990 earned a Bachelor of Science degree in physics from Baylor University in Waco, Texas.

After graduation, Joseph entered the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits), finally arriving in Louisiana for the first time to begin his religious training at Grand Coteau. During his first two years in the Society, Joseph was sent by his religious superiors to various parts of the world to minister to the poor and indigent. Joseph was then sent to New Orleans in 1992 to study theology and philosophy, furthering his training for the priesthood.

He subsequently was accepted to Fordham University in New York, where he earned his Master of Arts degree in philosophy in May 1995. He returned to New Orleans to teach philosophy and ethics at Loyola University. The following year, Joseph left the Society of Jesus and taught at a local parochial school in Virginia.

While in Virginia, Joseph volunteered at Boat People S.O.S., Inc. (BPSOS) to assist poor Vietnamese in their quest for social justice and enculturation and to lobby the U.S. Congress on issues concerning civil and religious rights. He eventually became a board member of BPSOS and served in that capacity from September 1996 to March of 2002. . .

He left Waltzer & Associates to become in-house counsel for BPSOS, opening a New Orleans office seeking social and legal equity for the many refugees in the city. During his time as BPSOS in-house counsel, Joseph initiated programs to help victims of torture and to provide social and cultural developments for poor minorities.

39 posted on Sunday, December 07, 2008 5:11:11 PM by Anita1 ("The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing." Edmund Burke)
To which, conservative Freeper "Ghost of Philip Marlowe" responded:
To: Anita1

Thanks for the information. But his resume reads like that of a Democrat, IMHO.

42 posted on Monday, December 08, 2008 7:13:37 AM by Ghost of Philip Marlowe (Abortion has become little more than the New Left's execution of political prisoners.)
Indeed it does! Indeed it does! That is, if you actually like the resume of selfless people who really, truly, genuinely care for others, especially the less-fortunate, and who put their money where their mouth is regarding standing up against torture and for helping refugees. Begs the question, though, of what kind of resume "Ghost of Philip Marlowe" thinks reads like that of a Republican. Here's what I think: Take out all the really good, humane, and decent things in Cao's resume and throw in some corporate greed, some defense of torture, some fundagelical intolerance, some disdain for ethics, and a lack of education and intellectual curiousity, then, perhaps, Cao's resume might read like that of a Republican -- perhaps like that of ... Sarah Palin!

Of course, we already knew what kind of resume "reads like a Democrat" versus what kind "reads like a Republican." We already knew what kinds of values are compatible with the thinking of a Democrat versus what kinds of values are celebrated in the thinking of a Republican. But it's nice to see a Freeper conservative, in an unguarded moment, basically admit as much.


Anonymous said...

Well, yes, but you're not applying the proper lens when you read it.

I admit, he clearly shows a lack of "pro-growth" work in his background, but there is so much there.

You see, he has seven siblings so clearly his family recognized the destructive influence of "birth control" which is really abortion anyway.

While Catholics are always a little suspect with that poppery thing, they've generally been voting "correctly" of late so we can let that slide.

Vietnamese were fleeing Communism and are therefore worthy of sympathy and are useful to properly show the duped American public how Democrats and dirty hippies ruined a perfectly good war to save such people.

And torture is what the evil Communist/Islamofacist/Other do to us. We of course don't torture, we just employ "enhanced techniques". And again, that is useful to show how evil whoever it is we don;t like this week is.

Now under "conservative" definitions that "cultural developments for poor minorities" could simply mean getting them to go to church.

Okay, you got it?

Huck said...

Good point, celsus. I got it loud and clear. But, I think we have to admit that when even a Freeper has trouble seeing through those lenses, we can probably assume that the wool being pulled over the eyes is pretty thin.