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    Re: Meet Mia Love. You’ll be seeing a lot more of the Republicans’ first black congre

    This post is ridiculous.

    Quote Originally Posted by ernst barkmann View Post
    republicans have already elected black men...this is not new.

    however with the current demonetization, war on women, war on the poor, war on minorities, war on gay people and the republicans being so hate filled and mean and uncompromising........this kind of election was not supposed to happen.

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    Re: Meet Mia Love. You’ll be seeing a lot more of the Republicans’ first black congre

    It's not about you personally, but political pundits on the right made a variety of comments about Obama winning because of his race and simply because of his race. Black people voted for him "because of race." Millennials voted for him "because of race" and because we "wanted to make history," and Colin Powell endorsed him "because of race."

    Everybody just wanted to make history and feel good about voting for a black guy. He's presidency has been viewed as affirmation action issue, where a black guy with little experience or business of being president won out over all the qualified white people simply because of his skin color.

    That is offensive to say about the country's first black president, but it was said. So now it's a little ironic to see a bunch of people on the right getting overly excited about a black conservative woman being elected.






    Quote Originally Posted by lizzie View Post
    Who said the bolded?
    What I believe to be the case, is that republicans have been accused of being racist, sexist, pigs, and the point of the op/thread, is that it isn't the case. REpublicans have been accused of not wanting to vote for women or minorities based on racism, but the actual case is that they have had very few in the republican party who have run, so there hasn't been much opportunity TO vote for women and minorities. There is no way in hell that I am going to vote for a woman or minority with whom I don't agree on policy. Give me a woman or minority that I agree with on policy, and they have my backing 100%. THis isni't about race, no matter what democrats would like us to believe. It's about whether or not we can support someone on policy. I sure as hell didn't vote for Obama, but if a black man or woman had been running against him, you can bet your ass I would have voted for that opponent. And if a black man or woman was running against a white democrat, you can still bet your ass that I would vote for the black man or woman. I have no great love for republicans, but I don't like the vast majority of democrats.

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    Re: Meet Mia Love. You’ll be seeing a lot more of the Republicans’ first black congre

    Quote Originally Posted by TeleKat View Post
    Hey tres

    I wasn't talking about this thread specifically, just the topic in general. Your thread is fairly neutral compared to what I've seen. I wish Love the best in Congress. My comment was sparked after hearing about it all ****ing day. All over Facebook, all over this forum, all over FOX, all over Twitter. Even some of my coworkers today were talking about it. I'm rather frustrated that I have to simultaneously be accused of bringing up race too much and hear about every time the GOP elects a black representative.

    P.S Change your avatar, it's not Halloween anymore.
    It's not just about being Black. Tim Scott was also elected but that is not being mentioned much as there have been many Blacks elected within the GOP. It is that Mia Love has a lot of personal appeal and a terrific story to tell. That's what it's about.

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    Re: Meet Mia Love. You’ll be seeing a lot more of the Republicans’ first black congre

    Quote Originally Posted by lizzie View Post
    Wasn't that cool? I saw the beautiful look on her face when it was a sure deal. I loved it!

    I am hoping that we will eventually be able to destroy the image that Republicans hate minorities and women. Those are two of the biggest lies of my lifetime, and it just pisses me off that dems have been able to use those lies for their own gains for decades.
    It's not the dems using those lies for their own gains. Here's some 2012 right wing presidential candidates using the 'welfare queen' mantra....


    “I don’t want to make black peoples’ lives better by giving them somebody else’s money,” - Rick Santorum in Iowa.





    Here's Mitt....

    All right, there are 47 percent who are with him, who are dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims, who believe the government has a responsibility to care for them, who believe that they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing, to you-name-it. That that's an entitlement. And the government should give it to them." And they're hopeless. "I'll never convince them they should take personal responsibility and care for their lives."
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    Re: Meet Mia Love. You’ll be seeing a lot more of the Republicans’ first black [W:110

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    For at least half a century, the party of Lincoln has battled charges that it is racist, sexist and anti-immigrant.

    Today, voters from a conservative state made those arguments a little bit harder to make. In Utah, Mia Love became the first black Republican woman — and first Haitian American — elected to Congress.

    For the GOP — a house divided that faces significant demographic hurdles to winning the White House in 2016 even as it celebrates President Obama’s shellacking — this was huge. A party threatened with electoral extinction among African Americans and immigrants now has someone to brag about in Washington. In a wave election less about fresh Republican ideas than fervid disapproval of all things presidential, Love’s compelling personal story is an oasis. She’s not just a black face in what’s often described as a party full of angry old white men. She’s a path forward.


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    Meet Mia Love. You’ll be seeing a lot more of the Republicans’ first black congresswoman. - The Washington Post

    Good for her. I've followed her for a while now. The daughter of Haitian immigrants.

    So much for all Republicans being racist and sexist.
    It's was great to see her win, a fresh new face along with new ideas is exciting! May she take each challenge in stride, as we know there will be many in the future.

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    Re: Meet Mia Love. You’ll be seeing a lot more of the Republicans’ first black [W:110

    Charley Rangel was reelected yesterday and actually said Republicans want slavery to return. Barely a flinch from the media.

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    Re: Meet Mia Love. You’ll be seeing a lot more of the Republicans’ first black congre

    Quote Originally Posted by lizzie View Post
    Wasn't that cool? I saw the beautiful look on her face when it was a sure deal. I loved it!

    I am hoping that we will eventually be able to destroy the image that Republicans hate minorities and women. Those are two of the biggest lies of my lifetime, and it just pisses me off that dems have been able to use those lies for their own gains for decades.
    It's a bad thing to pigeonhole African Americans into a political viewpoint, but unfortunately, many conservatives do not help matters by perceiving African Americans in many unflattering ways. I dislike both the Uncle Tom moniker placed on African American conservatives as I do the welfare queen/thug rhetoric given by conservatives.
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    Re: Meet Mia Love. You’ll be seeing a lot more of the Republicans’ first black congre

    Quote Originally Posted by iliveonramen View Post
    You did...and spoke about race in the original post...
    But, Mia Love is black. Is race suddenly off limits, now?
    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: Meet Mia Love. You’ll be seeing a lot more of the Republicans’ first black congre

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    It's a bad thing to pigeonhole African Americans into a political viewpoint, but unfortunately, many conservatives do not help matters by perceiving African Americans in many unflattering ways. I dislike both the Uncle Tom moniker placed on African American conservatives as I do the welfare queen/thug rhetoric given by conservatives.
    Are you equating a black congresswoman to someone who collects welfare? If so, you need to get it in check!
    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: Meet Mia Love. You’ll be seeing a lot more of the Republicans’ first black congre

    I don't know if anyone has posted this, but she did an interview with CNN today:


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