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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
    Your accusation in this post of me using a "forced neutral term" is a lie. Goodbye.
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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 Wiggen View Post
    No doubt about it - you are a frickin' genius!
    Actually Leftist criticism of Mia Love, like Republican women before her, or other Black candidates, was not that difficult to predict. Leftists may not understand public policies but they can tell the difference between Black and White.

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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.
    This is great!

    This doesn't erase the "birther" movement, but it sure is progress.
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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 Wiggen View Post
    No, I think she will remain the only black female Republican member of the House of Representatives. Can't see that changing.
    Well that's too bad. I'd vote to send another black Republican female to send to Congress if my district puts the right one up. I guess you won't. Your choice.
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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 Crosscheck View Post
    I think there is a lot of good to be said about her. She definitely will have a different perspective of the world considering how her life growing up is far different than say a Mitt Romney who grew up with abundance.

    Congrats to her for accomplishing this, but it appears instead of praising this accomplishment there is more of a in your face Democrats attitude here. That reminds me of the "I have a friend who is black" sentiment.
    Maybe it's because you're not honest enough to see this stereotype you're pushing for what it is.
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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
    I'm not sure what the "I have a friend who is black" sentiment means, or what it has to do with her.

    I like your bolded sentence. That's what appeals to me about her. I'm tired of the generational politicians and the children of privilege going to DC and spending our money frivolously, and pontificating with the old "I care about you, I know what it's like to be in your shoes" horse****. She really does know. Not only is she a first generation American, she seems to have lived a very normal middle class life. College, flight attendant, a few corporate jobs, married, 3 kids, voice for issues in her family's community.....she's more like most of us than most of the rest of them are. Fresh faces are good and sorely needed in DC, especially the ones who seem like they're "real" Americans (if that makes sense).
    Agreed. It's too bad the racists here will try to tear her down for not fitting the mold they're comfortable with.
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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 Crosscheck View Post
    Some people just don't get it. If the Republicans didn't actually have a history of having racists undertones then this one congresswoman shouldn't be having this ticker tape parade. The way they are drooling over her is if she had discovered the cure for Ebola. The one accomplishment listed was her persuading developers to spray for flies.

    It reminds me of those people who like to point out to you that they do have one black friend. Ok.
    I don't think the Republican party today is racist nor do I think the Mormon church is racist. But one cannot deny that the Mormons didn't feel black should hold superior office in its church until 1978.

    So continue with the ticker tape parade you finally have that one black friend.
    Really, then explain Obama as a Democrat. Shouldn't have been a big deal at all, right?
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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 Moon View Post
    Agreed. It's too bad the racists here will try to tear her down for not fitting the mold they're comfortable with.
    To read some of the posts in this thread, there's anger about her winning....and it seems to be coming from the ones who vote Democratic (with a few exceptions who seem genuinely happy for Love).
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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
    To read some of the posts in this thread, there's anger about her winning....and it seems to be coming from the ones who vote Democratic (with a few exceptions who seem genuinely happy for Love).
    I don't support the idea of anchor babies, but I'm surprise after learning this that she's a Republican and not a Democrat, given that Democrats support citizenship by any means. Also surprising how Democrats are being negative, since she got here just how they like it. They should be cheering. They probably feel she betrayed them.
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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 sangha View Post
    Yes, righties voting for a black republican proves they're not racist. Righties not voting for a black dem is of no significance
    If i had a nickle for every time i heard, "How can i be racist, i know lots of black people and have black friends" i would have a lot of nickles.
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