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Aspiring first black GOP congresswoman: Donít put me in a box
Daily Caller ^ | 1/14/12 | Alexis Levinson

Posted on 01/14/2012 9:52:02 AM PST by Baynative

If Saratoga Springs Mayor Mia Love wins her bid for Congress, she will be the first black Republican congresswoman in history. But don’t try to put her in that box.

~snip~ If she does receive significant media attention, Love hopes to use the opportunity to express a conservative message that has too few African American champions.

“Any time I’m in front of that camera … I’m going to champion those conservative causes. I’m going to let people out there know that we exist, and that … there are conservative black Americans everywhere that believe in fiscal discipline, limited government and personal responsibility,” she said.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailycaller.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Utah
KEYWORDS: congress; mia; mialove; utah
“On the first day of college my dad said to me, ‘Your mother and I have never taken a handout, we have given you everything that we possibly could, we’ve worked hard for everything that we have. You will not be a burden to society. You will give back,’” she recounted.

That “stuck in the back of my head,” Love said. Indeed, a major reason she is running for Congress is because she feels that the government’s current policies are “crippling Americans by giving everyone everything, by saying that we’re entitled to everything. We’re not entitled to anything that we don’t earn,” she said.


1 posted on 01/14/2012 9:52:09 AM PST by Baynative
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To: Baynative
If Saratoga Springs Mayor Mia Love wins her bid for Congress, she will be the first black Republican congresswoman in history.

And as such, she should be well aware that the Leftist media will seek to destroy her for daring to leave the plantation.

She should have a chat with Herman Cain.

2 posted on 01/14/2012 9:55:27 AM PST by Bloody Sam Roberts ("The price of freedom is willingness to do sudden battle anywhere, anytime..." - Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: Baynative

Hey Mia, prepare to have your race used against you by your opponent, but don’t expect to get any mention of it being racism by the media.


3 posted on 01/14/2012 9:55:27 AM PST by 1raider1
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To: Baynative

Too bad there are not more like her. But with the libs playing the race card and the victim card at every opportunity to “keep them on the plantation” and keep them voting DemocRAT, it is going to be a long time before we see more like her.

It will probably be generations before they get tired of the “victimization lifestyle” and start behaving like REAL AMERICANS and not black victims.

God bless her.


4 posted on 01/14/2012 9:57:13 AM PST by EagleUSA
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To: Baynative

I don’t live in Utah, but a contribution is on the way. Her attitude should be an inspiration to all. I hope her message finds it’s way to the democrat stronghold inner cities in the east and on the west coast.


5 posted on 01/14/2012 9:58:31 AM PST by Baynative (The penalty for not participating in politics is you will be governed by your inferiors.)
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To: Baynative
I LOVE HER ALREADY. Hope she is successful in her beliefs, she was raised WELL, and a breath of fresh air.

There are more than we think, and hopfully they will begin to emerge. Enough is Enough of the Jesses and Al's.

6 posted on 01/14/2012 9:59:02 AM PST by annieokie
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To: Baynative

She has all of my respect. She’s a very courageous woman. DemocRATS and their toadies in the state run “media” hate courageous women.


7 posted on 01/14/2012 10:04:42 AM PST by FlingWingFlyer ("Climate Change" my a.... All weather is local.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer; annieokie; org.whodat; EagleUSA; 1raider1; Bloody Sam Roberts

Mia’s Bio

Mrs. Love was born into a family of Haitian immigrants, she has deeply rooted values, love for this country, and guiding conservative principles.

Mia’s personal and professional life experiences, and her commitment to changing the reckless culture in Washington, have driven her to run for Congress. If elected, Love will become the first Republican black woman to serve in the United States House of Representatives.

Through their example of hard work and sacrifice, Mia’s parents taught her the value of giving back to her community. Growing up her father told her, “Your mother and I never took a handout. You will not be a burden to society. You will give back.” This has served as Mia’s guiding principle as a public servant.

As a Project Manager for economic development initiatives, Love became created solutions to local challenges. She served two terms in the city council in Saratoga Springs, Utah and was elected to serve as Mayor. Since 2009, the population of Saratoga Springs has jumped over 17,000—and Mia helped form a bedrock foundation of prosperity that continues to this day

As Mayor, Mia Love:

Aided in an economic boom by transitioning agricultural fields to booming residential communities.
Cut spending, by decreasing budgets as much as 30% and 67% in other areas during economic setbacks.
Reduced residential property taxes which resulted in Saratoga Springs receiving the highest Standard and Poors municipal rating.

Mia is not only a strong, conservative leader, she is also an inspiration to those around her. Mia instructs a running class at the local recreational center where she pushes her participants to their limits, teaching them that only hard work brings good results. Mia applies that attitude in every undertaking.

Mia is a wife, a mother of three, and conservative, ready to fight for Utah.

Mrs. Love made news recently when she took a very strong stance against the Congressional Black Caucus, and their attack on the Tea Party.

“I have yet to meet a tea party member who wants to see me “hanging on a tree,” as U.S. Rep. Andre Carson of Indiana recently suggested,” she wrote in Daily Caller.

My parents immigrated to this country from Haiti with nothing but a strong family and a solid work ethic. My father, who took two jobs to help pay for my education, was a living example of personal responsibility. He is proud to say he didn’t take a handout. When I graduated from college, my father told me, “You will not be a burden to society. You will give back.”

I respect the desire of the CBC to provide for the needs of the poor communities they serve. However, I reject the notion that dependency on government is the answer. We spend nearly $1 trillion a year on means-tested poverty programs in this country. But those programs have done little to stem the tide of poverty in America. We can no longer afford to keep spending money on programs that aren’t working. Trimming government and getting it out of the way of economic recovery is the best way to create jobs and wealth that enable people to pull themselves out of poverty.


8 posted on 01/14/2012 10:17:01 AM PST by Baynative (The penalty for not participating in politics is you will be governed by your inferiors.)
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To: Baynative

Thanks. I hope she can win this one.


9 posted on 01/14/2012 10:20:28 AM PST by FlingWingFlyer ("Climate Change" my a.... All weather is local.)
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Mia Love in her own words.
10 posted on 01/14/2012 10:22:07 AM PST by Baynative (The penalty for not participating in politics is you will be governed by your inferiors.)
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To: Baynative

Can she win? Just asking.


11 posted on 01/14/2012 10:29:32 AM PST by DIRTYSECRET
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To: Baynative

@MiaBLove on Twitter


12 posted on 01/14/2012 10:34:54 AM PST by Azzurri
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To: DIRTYSECRET

Lord, I hope so. We need more people who love and respect our country in Congress and especially in CBC where she could support Allen West and Tim Scott.


13 posted on 01/14/2012 10:44:06 AM PST by Baynative (The penalty for not participating in politics is you will be governed by your inferiors.)
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To: Baynative
Love 4 Utah

I am donating. God bless this brave woman. Even in Utah, being a black conservative woman is brave.

True story: I know a single black woman, living in South Florida, union member teacher (it is a requirement), who is from Boston, and she hates Hussein!

People who think people like her don't exist, I am here to tell you: they do! :)

14 posted on 01/14/2012 10:50:59 AM PST by Recovering_Democrat
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To: Recovering_Democrat

Like I said in a previous thread, the dynamics of this will get interesting given the national implications.

Mia Love is a Black, Mormon, Woman, Conservative. I hope she cleans the clock of carpetbagger Jim Matheson.


15 posted on 01/14/2012 10:54:14 AM PST by Allon (Since 1980, no Republican has won his party's nomination without winning in South Carolina.)
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To: Baynative

Hopefully this woman will not win by pretending she is someone she is not.


16 posted on 01/14/2012 10:55:02 AM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Baynative

Not Guilty!


17 posted on 01/14/2012 10:58:46 AM PST by SoCal Pubbie
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To: Recovering_Democrat
"I am donating."

A little here, a little there. I'm pinging my lists and emailing my friends. A few bucks from lots of folks means a big difference.

18 posted on 01/14/2012 10:59:43 AM PST by Baynative (The penalty for not participating in politics is you will be governed by your inferiors.)
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To: freekitty
See #10 and judge for yourself. Better yet, read this, then share it with others and help make a difference.
19 posted on 01/14/2012 11:04:16 AM PST by Baynative (The penalty for not participating in politics is you will be governed by your inferiors.)
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To: Baynative

Her lapel pin appears to be a “Don’t Tread on Me” Gadsden Flag.


20 posted on 01/14/2012 11:05:46 AM PST by Atlas Sneezed (Author of BullionBible.com - Makes You a Precious Metal Expert, Guaranteed.)
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To: Baynative

bttt


21 posted on 01/14/2012 11:13:13 AM PST by advertising guy (piss on the media like a Marine !)
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To: Beelzebubba

I think you’re right. GOOD CATCH!


22 posted on 01/14/2012 11:22:50 AM PST by Baynative (The penalty for not participating in politics is you will be governed by your inferiors.)
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Did You Know?

The Current FReepathon Pays For The Current Quarters Expenses?

Now That You Do, Donate And Keep FR Running


23 posted on 01/14/2012 11:34:19 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: Baynative
Racists in both parties to destroy her in five, four, three ...

I wish her candidacy well.

24 posted on 01/14/2012 11:54:38 AM PST by newzjunkey (Just say no to the big gov't, neocon, socon statist.)
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To: freekitty; Allon
Hope is a virtue but it is not a strategy. Join the rest of us who are putting our money where our mouth is by donating a few bucks...
25 posted on 01/14/2012 12:07:46 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: hinckley buzzard

Not until she proves who she says she is. I will not waste my money and time on any more who pretend.


26 posted on 01/14/2012 12:15:54 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Baynative

Nice lapel pin. Oh yeah!


27 posted on 01/14/2012 12:18:38 PM PST by Ajnin (Neca eos omnes. Deus suos agnocet!)
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To: Baynative

(History break!)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/African_Americans_in_the_United_States_Congress

“Blacks were a majority of the population in many (post civil war) congressional districts across the South. In 1870, Joseph Rainey of South Carolina was elected to the US House of Representatives, becoming the first directly elected black member of Congress. Freedmen were elected to national office also from Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina and Virginia.”

“All of these Reconstruction era black senators and representatives were members of the Republican Party. The Republicans represented the party of Abraham Lincoln and of emancipation. The Southern Democrats represented the party of planters, slavery and secession.”

“From 1868, southern elections were accompanied by increasing violence, especially in Louisiana, Mississippi and the Carolinas. In the mid-1870s, paramilitary groups such as the White League and Red Shirts worked openly to turn Republicans out of office and intimidate blacks from voting. This followed on the earlier years of secret vigilante action by the Ku Klux Klan against freedmen and allied whites.”

“After the disputed Presidential election of 1876 between Democratic Samuel J. Tilden, governor of New York, and Republican Rutherford B. Hayes, governor of Ohio, a national agreement between Democratic and Republican factions was negotiated, resulting in the Compromise of 1877. Under the compromise, Democrats conceded the election to Hayes and promised to acknowledge the political rights of blacks; Republicans agreed to no longer intervene in southern affairs and promised to appropriate a portion of federal monies toward southern projects.”

(Seemed like a good place to post this. History break over!)


28 posted on 01/14/2012 12:23:33 PM PST by Pete from Shawnee Mission
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To: Allon

Career liberal politician Matheson needs to go, he’s spent his entire life sucking off the govt. tit, living the good life off of his Daddy’s name, and gotten more than a little rich at the expense of taxpayers. Broom this assclown out, Utah!


29 posted on 01/14/2012 1:35:09 PM PST by Newtoidaho (Fight organized crime. Vote out all incumbent Democrats!)
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To: Baynative

Where is Saratoga Springs? Is this in Florida?


30 posted on 01/15/2012 5:05:34 PM PST by no dems (I'm more concerned with America's future than I am Newt's past.)
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To: no dems

Utah - just south of Salt Lake City


31 posted on 01/15/2012 7:11:58 PM PST by Baynative (The penalty for not participating in politics is you will be governed by your inferiors.)
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