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Loving Mia Love

Filed under: General — Dana @ 6:17 pm

[guest post by Dana]

Do not suggest to Mia Love of Utah, the first female African American Republican elected to Congress, that race and gender played a part in her win, because as CNN commentators discovered, she gives voters and herself more credit than that:

“This has nothing do with race,” Love said. “Understand that Utahans have made a statement that they’re not interested in dividing Americans based on race or gender, that they want to make sure that they are electing people who are honest and who have integrity. …That’s really what made history here. Race, gender, had nothing to do with it.”

Pereira reiterated that their question was about why it had taken the GOP so long to elect a black woman, and what might need to happen for it to occur more often.

“In Saratoga Springs there are very few black residents,” Love replied. “I wasn’t elected because of the color of my skin, I wasn’t elected because of my gender. I was elected because of the solutions that I put at the table because I promised I would run a positive issues-oriented campaign and that’s what resonated.”

A golden opportunity to judge a woman by the content of her character was lost on CNN.


11 Responses to “Loving Mia Love”

  1. I italicized the descriptor of Love because from all the updates on her win, this is now clearly going to be part of her name. Ironic.

    Dana (8e74ce)

  2. I sent her some money (I live in AZ) and for the longest time it looked like she wasn’t going to pull it off. Much elation in our house when she did.

    Gazzer (cb9ee2)

  3. read it and weep apologize to the good people of Utah< Ed from SFV

    Colonel Haiku (2601c0)

  4. Yeah now! Exactly – Republicans elect people of quality regardless of their gender and skin color. For the media to suggest anything else is racist and offensive.

    Tennhauser (8c487b)

  5. CNN has most assuredly made their judgment as to the content of her character. She scares them no end.

    Ed from SFV (3400a5)

  6. I am relieved to see conservatives like Ms. Love elected to Congress.

    If we can elect a few more actual conservatives like her and get rid of Boehner and McConnell as VichyGOP “leaders” then something good might actually come out of Congress.

    WarEagle82 (b18ccf)

  7. Mia Love reminds me of an old sweetheart from high school, so MLK can stuff it.

    papertiger (c2d6da)

  8. Her being elected should have been a cake walk last night, much less during her previous run for office. I wonder if it was tougher than it should have been for her because people in Utah, as elsewhere, who are generally of the right, or are squishy-squishy, will allow their closeted liberalism to come out on any number of occasions. Or whether various people who at first resisted voting for her — assuming they switched their position this time around — weren’t exactly fans of her predecessor’s liberalism.

    Mark (c160ec)

  9. Yes Mia is adorable.

    Likewise, Joni prevailed because she rides a Harley, looks hot in chaps, but mostly ’cause she shoots straight.

    DNF (46af08)

  10. CNN wondered why it took the GOP so long to elect a black woman.

    I wonder why the Democrats have elected such as Maxine “Gatemouth” Waters–a perennial embarrassment in the House of Representatives from South Central Los Angeles.

    But that’s just my opinion.

    Skeptical Voter (12e67d)

  11. Actually, the truth is the reason she was elected is because she was LDS. This is Utah, after all. :-)

    David, infamous sockpuppet (9d8151)

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