Black, Female, Mormon Republican (and walking oxymoron) Mia Love, was not elected in the spirit of Republican racial tolerance. She embodies just the opposite.
November 6, 2014

In a CNN interview after her victory as the first Black Republican woman elected to Congress, Mia Love claims she's humbled and inspired by those who elected her. CNN asks her what took so long for a minority to be elected and what does she think needs to happen for more minorities to be elected by the Republicans. While it’s a major milestone, Love hit back against suggestions that her election victory was the result of her race or gender during a Wednesday CNN appearance

Mia is very adamant that her color or gender had no impact on this election.

This had nothing to do with race. Understand that Utahns 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're electing people who are honest, who have integrity. Who could be able to go out and represent the values that they hold dear...Race and gender had nothing to do with it.

In the previous election in 2012, Mia focused on allocating blame to the Congressional Black Caucus for being too racially sensitive. This election, she simply repudiated President Obama, like the rest of the Republicans.

Yeah, Mia, the Congressional Black Caucus is known for unjustified claims of racism. It’s not like we had Jim Crow laws, voter suppression, portrayal of the first Black President as a monkey or watermelons drawn in on the White House lawn. It’s not as if there’s been endless claims we have a Kenyan as our president and every black official he has nominated has been attacked and scrutinized more times than any president in history. It’s not as if we incarcerate blacks and minorities at a rate of FIVE times greater than whites. Racism is the figment of the black America’s wild collective imagination. Let's just erase Emmit Till and the Mountain Meadows Massacre, from the history books, like they do in Texas.

She's essentially the new Alan West of the GOP. She doesn't believe there is any racial problems for Black Americans. How can she reason away such obvious truths? It's really very simple. She's a Black Mormon!

No matter what they say, the LDS Church did not allow Blacks to hold the priesthood until after 1978. President Carter threatened their tax-exempt status (no it was not a revelation by the Apostle), and they had to change their acceptance policy. Love converted from Catholicism to Mormonism shortly after graduating from college, took a job as a flight attendant and moved to Utah, home of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Mia chose this religion as her faith? Perhaps she knows how to get ahead in a very, very red state. Love says all the right things. She seems to despise folks on welfare and says her parents said to never take a hand out. She forgets, not everyone is quite so fortunate to have everything turn out perfectly in their lives. Perhaps a medical tragedy has never befallen a family member or chronic illness because either of those things would surely lend her sympathies to the sufferings of so many needy Americans. Then again, she’s taken up with right wingers like Sarah Palin, so perhaps she’s just a heartless neocon pawn that fits a niche which the GOP is sadly lacking: females with color.

She’s the Republican Party's new superstar, a woman that looks like the demographic they feel nothing for, yet will spout off the party rhetoric. She's the perfect Uncle Ruckus for the GOP to use as a token. It doesn't hurt that she sure does play the part very well. Actors, since the Reagan Era, seem to do very well in the GOP.

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