Loretta_Sanchez_113th_CongressCongresswoman Loretta Sanchez, a Democrat candidate for U.S. Senate in California, stunned a crowd recently with what could only be described as yet another cartoonishly racist statement, had a Republican made it.

Captured on cellphone video while speaking to the Indian American Caucus at the California Democrats State Convention, Sanchez described walking into a meeting with an Indian American, thinking she was going to meet with a Native American.

“I am going to his office, thinking that I am going to meet with a,” said Sanchez, describing Native Americans by making a “woo woo woo” sound while waving her hand over her mouth.

“Right? … because he said Indian American!,” Sanchez chuckled.

The story was reported by a local TV station. The national media have largely ignored the story. When it is reported on, she is not asked to resign.

This is not the first time Sanchez has made what would be described as racist comments had they been said by a Republican.

In her 2010 re-election campaign, Sanchez claimed Asians were trying to steal her seat.

“The Vietnamese and the Republicans are, with an intensity, trying to take this seat…and give it to this Van Tran,” growled Sanchez during a TV interview, referencing her Republican opponent of Vietnamese ancestry.

Her racist conspiracy theory was largely ignored by the media.

That differs sharply from media reports on Republican comments. During a 100th birthday celebration for Senator Strom Thurmond, Sen. Trent Lott remarked the U.S. would be a better place had Thurmond won his 1948 presidential campaign.

The remarks, intended to be something nice said to someone on their birthday, were the subject of weeks-long obsession by the national media.

Unlike Sanchez, Lott did not mock an entire race of people or accuse an entire nationality of trying to steal from her. Nevertheless, the media demanded Lott give a nationally-televised apology and resignation.

The media aren’t the only ones who can’t find the time to report on what appears to be a deleted scene from “Blazing Saddles.”

Democrats were too busy demanding a NFL team change its name to criticize Sanchez for demeaning Native Americans as part of a campaign for U.S. Senate.