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Mia Love speech at Republican National Convention to focus on 'the America I know'

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  • freedomingood provo, Utah
    Aug. 27, 2012 5:33 p.m.

    A quick search shows Mia Love is a double downed T-party member ready to slash the EPA.

    That's right, what we need to do is dirty up the air and water more cause that always helps the economy.

    what is it with republicans and clean air?

  • Holden Caulfield Eagle Mountain, UT
    Aug. 27, 2012 5:51 p.m.

    The entire ideology of Tea Party candidates can be condensed into one phrase: Rather than "We the People", they believe in "I, the individual".

  • freedomingood provo, Utah
    Aug. 27, 2012 6:17 p.m.

    So her parents came to America for a better life. I suppose the US was better because? Could it be all that social investing we have been doing for the last 80 years? Good schools, college loans, safety nets without every grandad and grandma out in the streets looking for a job instead of the new family from Haiti?

    Mia Love likes to start her speeches with a quote from her dad that they never took a handout. Well Sir, you kinda did. That is why you moved here because this country was way easier to get ahead in than Haiti. That's ok, we invested in your kids education and she's doing well. But it's not true that you never took a handout.

    And now she wants to eliminate the Department of Education, the EPA and cut food stamps by half.

    Another version of the song ' I got mine now to heck with everyone else' the republican anthem.

  • A1994 Centerville, UT
    Aug. 27, 2012 6:52 p.m.

    The entire ideology of Barack Obama and the modern Democratic party cand be condensed into one phrase: Rather than "We the people" they believe in "We, the Government."

  • ljeppson Salt Lake City, UT
    Aug. 27, 2012 7:16 p.m.

    Now let's see if I understand this, Mayor Love. If you get your way you're going to take away my social security and meticare benefits. Right?

  • agb Layton, UT
    Aug. 27, 2012 10:16 p.m.

    It is interesting to see the same liberals who cry any opposition to Obama as racist vehemently oppose Mia Love

  • Holden Caulfield Eagle Mountain, UT
    Aug. 27, 2012 10:37 p.m.

    agb,
    It's not just liberals who oppose Mia Love, but also moderates and many conservatives. And it has nothing to do with race. They also oppose the policies of Jason Chaffetz and Mike Lee. Utah doesn't need another extremist politician who's not representing the majority of constituents.

  • toosmartforyou Farmington, UT
    Aug. 27, 2012 10:45 p.m.

    Wow, she gets a whole 2 minutes. Why is this a news story before her little brief remarks? One certainly couldn't call 2 minutes a speech, I don't believe.

    Interesting, all this hype....and boring, too.

  • tabuno Clearfield, UT
    Aug. 27, 2012 11:55 p.m.

    A two minute speech seems more like a token opportunity...unfortunately it seems more like being offered a technical academy award Oscar than any real meaningful presence in the limelight of the National Republican Convention. It's quite sad really for Utah, especially with Romney being Utah's favorite son.

  • Emajor Ogden, UT
    Aug. 28, 2012 6:04 a.m.

    from agb:
    "It is interesting to see the same liberals who cry any opposition to Obama as racist vehemently oppose Mia Love"

    Not really. Do you have any proof of racial motivation for disliking Mrs. Love? The criticism I see is about her policies; EVERY Tea Party candidate is strongly opposed by liberals. If you have to bring racism into it, it seems more racist of the GOP to trot her out as an example of an African American conservative. From the article:

    " 'The Republican Party is trying to do it's best to produce a diverse face' and Love's personal story provides a counter to the party's difficulties with African-American and women voters."

  • Allen#2 WEST VALLEY CITY, UT
    Aug. 28, 2012 6:25 a.m.

    I met Mia Love in a small "meet the candidate" gathering in the home of an active Democrat neighbor and was favorably impressed with Mia's ability to clearly explain her history and ideas...Unfortunately, her ideas have become more extreme after that meeting which took place before she became the Republican candidate at the Utah Republican Convention.

    Freedomingood quite clearly stated how I feel about Mia's ideas and plans. I as a moderate Republican, now plan to vote for Jim Matheson.

  • CHS 85 Sandy, UT
    Aug. 28, 2012 7:10 a.m.

    Will she use a teleprompter? Will all of you who ridicule our current president for using one also ridicule Mrs. Love if she uses it?

  • NeilT Clearfield, UT
    Aug. 28, 2012 7:30 a.m.

    A two minute speech. Really. That's not a speech. What a dissapointment. Regardless of you feel about her I would like to hear what she haa to say.

  • UtahBlueDevil Durham, NC
    Aug. 28, 2012 7:54 a.m.

    the fact that a woman of color is representing the state of Utah at the conversion, that is all goodness. It challenges some notions the left has about Utah, and I am sure it challenges some of the more conservatives on the right as well. My hope for her is that she is just not being used as a political poly, and there is real intent and support behind her - more than just a token validating diversity within the ranks of the conservatives.

    I wish her luck and hope she represents herself and the state o Utah well.

  • DN Subscriber Cottonwood Heights, UT
    Aug. 28, 2012 8:00 a.m.

    It is appalling to see the intensity of the dislike, or fear, that some liberals (or self proclaimed "moderates") have for Mia Love, and the venomous slurs they cast on her.

    "Anchor baby?" Why do the censors allow this when it is neither accurate (her parents came here LEGALLY) nor anything but a thinly veiled racial epithet.

    What the liberals really fear is a smart, articulate, woman leader who espouses strong conservative views, and unapologetically rejects the traditional liberal insistence that all blacks stay on the liberal welfare plantation and vote straight Democrat.

    By their shrill attacks, the liberals have shown us that they really fear Mia Love.

    She will be a GREAT Congressperson, and has to courage and wisdom to attack and fix many of the serious problems afflicting our country today.

    And her first official vote will NOT be for Nancy Pelosi to be Speaker, like Jim Matheson has done after every election he won.

  • UtahBlueDevil Durham, NC
    Aug. 28, 2012 8:02 a.m.

    A1994
    Centerville, UT

    The entire ideology of Barack Obama and the modern Democratic party cand be condensed into one phrase: Rather than "We the people" they believe in "We, the Government."

    @A1994 - here is the difference, a liberal truly doesn't see a distinction between the two, where as a conservative does. A liberal sees the government acting in the peoples name - whether for good or bad. A conservative views the government as being something detached from the people, and enemy, and something to be fought against.

    In many way, both are right. Anything can become corrupt, businesses, churches and governments. But regardless, it is still the peoples government - and we can't walk away from it saying we don't hold responsibility in assuring it acts in our name appropriately. Being a representative body, it will often act in ways we don't personally approve - that is what democracy enables. But in the end, our government, and even Obama serve at our pleasure, and holds not power unto himself unless it is granted to him. And we go through this process every 4 years.

    Maybe there will be change, maybe not. The people (and PACs) will decide that.

  • UtahBlueDevil Durham, NC
    Aug. 28, 2012 9:01 a.m.

    Patriot... your comments are absolutely insulting.

    " I mean aren't all blacks supposed to talk and think the same - the liberal way - the entitlement way - the freeloader way??"

    What percentage of blacks do you think are living the "freeloader" way? How many black families are you friends with? How many attend your ward? How many in your neighborhood?

    In the town I live in now, there are people I associate with on a daily basis that had to attend a segregated school system. There are still signs down at one of the old factories that read "whites only". To pretend that many of these people had the same chance at life that your parents did is a screaming example of ignorance. Blacks were not allowed to live in the same neighborhoods, attend the same schools, hold the same jobs, attend the same Universities, worship at the same churches, nor be buried in the same graveyards. It wasn't a choice, it was law.

    Blacks vote for Obama for the same reason you are voting for Romney - because they have a shared life experience and can relate to the person. Please stop degrading comments about people you don't know.

  • JWB Kaysville, UT
    Aug. 28, 2012 9:31 a.m.

    I can relate the fires that surrounded their community as the dangers of the environment that would have enveloped the United States of America without some types of control. She wanted the federal monies to put out the fires. I look at foreign countries that don't have the equivalent of the EPA and those countries have ruined their rivers and wildlife and forests due to non-controlling people and businesses that know and should have known the results. The Congress has abilities to control agencies as does the President who appoints the leaders over those agencies and departments. The EPA and other federal agencies have public processes to go through, usually, that prevent them from overreaching their powers. However, in political years, people running for office say, "If elected," I will go and clean up that or take care of that agency. They are one of 425 plus people. EPA is not just a one party agency. It depends on the Congressional district and the impact the EPA or any other agency has had on those citizens. It can be perceived as either good or bad.

    Representative Matheson has done a good job for Utah but is a Democrat.

  • Noodlekaboodle Salt Lake City, UT
    Aug. 28, 2012 9:35 a.m.

    @Patriot
    Congratulations for bringing racism to the conversation. Not one person with a "liberal" perspective degraded Mrs. Love for her race, only her policies. Which, by the way, is what you should base your vote on. If you are doing your job as a citizen your voting criteria should be how much you agree with a candidates policy. For instance, I would never vote for Mia Love, not because she is black or because Matheson is white. I wouldn't vote for her because she is a hypocrite. Saratoga Spring property taxes were raised 200% while she was in office, yet she claims she doesn't support new taxes, she took a government loan to get a college education, now she wants to cut those loans.

  • patriot Cedar Hills, UT
    Aug. 28, 2012 9:47 a.m.

    re:UtahBlueDevil

    First of all my comments regarding African American's mind set is according to how liberals and The Democratic Party wants them to think - to live and to follow. Listen to MSNBC and you will see what I mean. ANY African American - like Mia - who dares step out of line from what liberals and democrat's consider the "norm" are attacked as being "not real African Americans". Congressman Alan West - who is African American - has spoken a lot about this - google Congressman West's speeches. Also you said "Blacks vote for Obama for the same reason you are voting for Romney - because they have a shared life experience and can relate to the person". This is complete NONSENSE!!! What "shared life experience" are you talking about? Obama had a fairly "privileged" upbringing not common at all to most blacks. Also Obama's communist influence growing up is completely foreign to the majority of blacks. Dr Martin Luther Kings grand daughter - who is NOT an Obama disciple - has urged all African Americans to do as her grandfather taught and judge the man NOT on the color of his skin but on the content of his character.

  • patriot Cedar Hills, UT
    Aug. 28, 2012 10:12 a.m.

    re:Noodlekaboodle

    Liberala - such as yourself - simply can't accept the fact that here is a black woman who is not following the expected path - politically and ideology speaking. Liberals and democrats "assume" all African Americans want big government and entitlements and the minute any black person dares to step out of this liberal stereotype they are attacked and labeled as being "not a real African American" and these are NOT my words - these are the words of liberal hypocrites like Al Sharpton, and Jesse Jackson and of course the bad guys on MSNBC. Finally PLEASE don't use the word "racist" with my comments - THEY ARE NOT!! My comments were meant to show the ugly side of the democratic party and liberal mindset which according to African American congressman Alan West are "enslaving" his people with entitlements and attacking ANY African American who dares to go against the grain. Congressman West has received more than his share of liberal "hate" speech for being a conservative and for no other reason. Praise Mia for WANTING to cut taxes and reduce the size of government - this is the kind of thinking that will help ALL Americans!

  • Wildcat O-town, UT
    Aug. 28, 2012 10:28 a.m.

    @Patriot,

    Actually, MSNBC has the former chair of the GOP Michael Steele as a paid consultant. I have never seen any one on MSNBC attack him for not being truly African-American. Also, Ron Christie, also African-American appears as a conservative guest commentator, and again, I have not seen one person attack him as well.

    No one attacks Congressmen West for his race, they attack him for his over-the-top rhetoric, like when he said he believes there 70-80 members of the communist party in Congress. As long as some fools believe in rhetoric like that, there will always be a continuation of such nonsense--which does our entire country a great disservice.

  • UtahBlueDevil Durham, NC
    Aug. 28, 2012 10:43 a.m.

    Patriot... you just don't get it. "Privileged" life style has absolutely nothing to do with it. What it does have to do with is being told you can't have the same jobs another person has. It is being told because of your skin color that perhaps you were not a valiant in the pre-existence, and until recently history, hold the priesthood or enjoy the blessing of the temple. It has to b e with parents not wanting their white kids dating a black kid. It has to do with people assuming you are into hip-hop and rap, because of the color of your skin. If you consider those factors "nonsense!!!', then you had better look for a bigger circle of friends.

    You see, I don't have to rely on reference to people I have never met to form my opinion. I live in a city that is half/half... and I don't need to go far to see the impacts of racial bias. We have come a long way... but there are certain shared experiences that do bind people... mormons it is temple marriage, missions, seminary. For others, it is those I listed above.

  • atl134 Salt Lake City, UT
    Aug. 28, 2012 11:38 a.m.

    @UtahBlueDevil
    "and there is real intent and support behind her - more than just a token validating diversity within the ranks of the conservatives."

    Well... let's put it this way... how many first time house/senate candidates who have only been a very small-town mayor or state rep get convention speeches? I don't know the answer to that but it's gotta be a small number.

    @DN Subscriber
    "What the liberals really fear is a smart, articulate, woman leader who espouses strong conservative views, and unapologetically rejects the traditional liberal insistence that all blacks stay on the liberal welfare plantation and vote straight Democrat."

    Hold on a minute... you attack liberals for someone making the "anchor baby" comment (which I can't find so I guess it was removed later, and I completely agree with you that that comment is offensive and unacceptable) but then you use the phrase "liberal welfare plantation"?

    @Patriot
    " I mean aren't all blacks supposed to talk and think the same - the liberal way - the entitlement way - the freeloader way??"

    Freeloader way? Then why do liberals care so much about expanding access to higher education so more kids can seek better careers?

  • patriot Cedar Hills, UT
    Aug. 28, 2012 11:39 a.m.

    re:UtahBlueDevil

    Barack Obama has absolutely nothing - and I mean nothing - that African Americans can really look to and identify with. Certainly there are many inspirational people out there in the African American community who have started out in poverty and risen to great heights due to their own hard work as a student and businessman or perhaps their patriotism as a solider etc... Barack Obama's mysterious jump into Harvard doesn't make sense. His grades were not grades you would expect from a Harvard student. Also his pot smoking college days were hardly inspirational. He did "brag" and laugh about his drug taking in college on the Leno show this past year but again - what is so inspirational about that? Drugs destroy lives and it was appalling to hear him make lite of his wild times. George Soros and other communist's groomed Barack and I'm sure pulled lots of strings to get him into the right college and the right political office. The 2016 documentary showing in theaters details a lot Barack's shady past and reveals to Americans a glimpse into a life most never knew - especially in 2008.

  • patriot Cedar Hills, UT
    Aug. 28, 2012 11:45 a.m.

    re:Wildcat

    HA!! Your description of MSNBC would make one think this is a balanced and legit network News program. Good grief - please stop with the nonsense. MSNBC Ed Shultz , Chris Mathews and other insane "hate speech" bomb throwers have said some of THE most disgusting things imaginable about conservative women and conservative blacks. This network is a literal sewer of liberal hate ,propaganda and complete hypocrisy. I think I'll stop there.

  • atl134 Salt Lake City, UT
    Aug. 28, 2012 11:46 a.m.

    @patriot
    "Praise Mia for WANTING to cut taxes and reduce the size of government - this is the kind of thinking that will help ALL Americans!"

    What do we gain by giving the rich massive tax cuts (where's their sacrifice?) while the poor and elderly have to shoulder the deficit reduction? That's not balanced, that's not fair, and that's not any sort of system that would help America's situation right now, especially when cutting gov't spending eliminates jobs (we've lost over half a million jobs because of gov't cuts during the Obama administration, mostly at the state and local level). If we're going to engage in deficit reduction, fine, let's just be fair about it and make everyone actually sacrifice something. No shiny new tax cuts for the rich, no increases to defense spending. That's why I oppose Mia Love, because she's just another vote for the Paul Ryan budget.

    @UtahBlueDevil
    Not to mention people thinking you needed affirmative action to get into college, nevermind that the guy ended up as head of the Harvard Law Review.

  • RedShirt USS Enterprise, UT
    Aug. 28, 2012 11:50 a.m.

    TO "UtahBlueDevil" but Obama didn't grow up like most Blacks in the US. He spent much of his childhood outside the US. Is that common? He went to an exclusive prep school in Hawaii, then went on to some Ivy league schools for college. He has admitted that he spent much of his teen years stoned. I don't know about you, but I doubt most blacks (or even whites) grew up like Obama. The only people that have life experiences like Obama's are wealthy kids with incompetent parents. Do you honestly think that people can relate to how Obama grew up?

    Since he grew up in a way totally different then they did, what does that leave to relate to? All that is left to relate to is the color of his skin or the promises of "free" government programs.

  • atl134 Salt Lake City, UT
    Aug. 28, 2012 12:18 p.m.

    @Redshirt
    I would think that inner-city dwellers would have a fairly high likelihood of thinking that an inner-city community organizer would deeply understand the issues they face.

    Now what is the obsession you all have with associating blacks with wanting freebies? You, patriot, and DN Subscriber have all made this racist association. Last I checked, you conservatives can't come up with a single thing you're willing to sacrifice in order to help close the budget deficit at the same time you want more tax cuts.

  • Wildcat O-town, UT
    Aug. 28, 2012 1:04 p.m.

    @Patriot,

    I'm glad you'll stop there, and go back listening to such respectful people like Rush Limbaugh. MSNBC is progressive-slanted, no doubts there, but it is to counter the corporate fascists of Fox News. I would say they are far from hate speech. Leave that to Bill O'Reilly, Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, and the ilk over there.

  • RedShirt USS Enterprise, UT
    Aug. 28, 2012 1:27 p.m.

    To "atl134" you are changing what was originally said. How can the average person relate to Obama, if they actually knew about his history. Yes he sounds and acts like somebody who grew up poor, but he didn't.

    If you wonder why black people were voting for Obama, watch "Obamamessiah - full gas tanks for everyone!" on YouTube. Or watch any other clip where you have people praising the "free" stuff that is going to be given away. It isn't a racial thing, just a liberal mentality among the poor. (if you read my original post I was clear that many Obama voters voted for him because of his skin color or else because of the freebies. Not because they themselves were black and wanting freebies). Don't try and twist my words because that only shows how you have absolutely nothing to stand on.

    To "Wildcat" Rush, Hannity, and O'Reilly have never claimed to be delivering the news. They are paid for the commentary and opinions. What you deem hate speech is often just an opinion. If I say your haircut is ugly, is that hate speech or just my opinion?

  • atl134 Salt Lake City, UT
    Aug. 28, 2012 1:45 p.m.

    @Redshirt
    "if you read my original post I was clear that many Obama voters voted for him because of his skin color or else because of the freebies. Not because they themselves were black and wanting freebies"

    Then why in your current post...

    "If you wonder why black people were voting for Obama, watch "Obamamessiah - full gas tanks for everyone!" on YouTube. Or watch any other clip where you have people praising the "free" stuff that is going to be given away."

    did you explicitly say black people are voting for Obama because people are looking for freebies? Fact is Obama only scored a couple percentage points higher among black voters than Kerry did and seeing as Obama did a few points better against McCain than Kerry did against Bush, that's what most of it is. So for the most part it's something about the two parties. Same goes for the LDS vote.

    "How can the average person relate to Obama, if they actually knew about his history."

    A lot more relatable than Mitt Romney, that's for sure...

  • Wildcat O-town, UT
    Aug. 28, 2012 2:40 p.m.

    @Redshirt

    Rush calling Sandra Fluke a slut, I would deem as hate speech. Glenn Beck saying Obama has a hatred against white people, I would deem hate speech. Other than that, Fox is horrendous when it comes to accuracy. They are shoddy even for opinion journalism. Many of the good Tea Party people watch Fox as their news source.

    I watch all the major networks (even Fox now and then for laughs), read papers, check non-partisan reports for my news. Everyone should be informed and look and consider all viewpoints. It is fun to read the Romney Reader a.k.a the Deseret News. I just wonder what they will do when it's all over.

  • freedomingood provo, Utah
    Aug. 28, 2012 5:47 p.m.

    Before you call me a racist in regard to Mia Love, let us be equal with republicans. We would have to have several nasty racists emails sent around by high level democrats and question her birth certificate for 4 years even after she's produced it and had it verified by a democrat govenor. The democrats would need to sue her some 170 times in different courts that she isn't a citizen and lose every time. Then we'd need a sub-democrat party to occasionaly have outright racist posters, carry guns and chant, "take our country back". Throw in white face "joker" posters you love so much for good measure.

    And you would need at least half your crazy democrat uncles flat out tell you that Love is not capable due to her race. Is this really happening?

  • gdog3finally West Jordan, Utah
    Aug. 28, 2012 7:35 p.m.

    I think Mia Love is being used as a political ploy. We as Utahns and Americans are being used as well. And we will continue to be used all the more if Mia gains more political steam and popularity because of her gender, race, religion, and party. There is something there for everyone to gravitate to except solid political balance.

    I see Mia Love as one who has been worked on and manufactured by the hard right as something she might not otherwise be. Is Mia extreme right in her thinking? I am not sure. I do think she has been strongly influenced to be such while being sold as unique and special. I think she is by the way. But I don't like the feeling I get in regards to my impression I get about her having a diverse profile with non-diverse politics. By giving Mia a voice and relevance, The right has enticed her to conform to their agenda. That's politics for all. But Mia is a unique case for some to embrace, others exploit, and many to misinterpret.