She’s back: Mia Love clinches the Republican nomination in Utah’s 4th

posted at 9:21 pm on April 28, 2014 by Erika Johnsen

Former Republican mayor of Saratoga Springs Mia Love didn’t waste much time after losing to incumbent Democratic Rep. Jim Matheson by fewer than 800 votes in 2012 to announce that she planned to try, try again to represent Utah’s 4th Congressional district, and then in December, Matheson announced that he was retiring from the seat. I missed this over the weekend, but Love did indeed secure the Republican nomination on Saturday — and since she’ll now be facing a non-incumbent in a district Romney took by a 37-point margin in 2012, the GOP is feeling pretty jazzed about her prospects. Via The Hill:

Rising GOP star Mia Love handily secured the Republican nominee Saturday to replace retiring Rep. Jim Matheson’s (D-Utah).

The former Saratoga Springs, Utah, mayor raked in more than 78 percent of the vote at the party’s nominating convention, while businessman Bob Fuehr received just about 22 percent, according to multiple reports. The victory makes her one step closer to becoming the first black female Republican ever elected to Congress.

Now, she will face off against Democrat Doug Owens, a Salt Lake City attorney who garnered 98 percent of his party’s support at his own party’s convention.

Love quickly became a party favorite after her 2012 Republican National Convention speech captured national attention. In the speech, she talked about her parents’ immigration to the U.S. from Haiti, and attacked President Obama for policies that she said failed to improve the country.


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Great news.

cat_owner on April 28, 2014 at 10:25 PM

Mia Love supported the Ryan/Murray bipartisan budget that most TruCons© here claimed to be treason and the spawn of the devilish RINO establishment.

Which is perfectly fine, but shows the hypocrisy of the crazies.

If she wasn’t black, 99% of the TruCons© here would have no idea about who she is.

joana on April 28, 2014 at 10:25 PM

She gets attention because she’s a rarity – a black mormon Republican woman. If she wasn’t black, the number of threads on Hot Air dedicate to her (a failed candidate to a congressional seat) would be zero.

joana on April 28, 2014 at 10:16 PM

She’s a Mormon?

I didn’t know she is a Mormon.

Glad to know that she is a Mormon.

I’m not one, but glad to know she’s one.

She’s great IMHO.

avagreen on April 28, 2014 at 10:26 PM

Going out on a limb, here: I think she would not do worse than Matheson’s 13 year ACU voting record of 41.46% conservative.
Jaibones on April 28, 2014 at 10:22 PM

You may be right. I don’t know enough about her to make a judgement. Geez, I have nothing against the woman! I was merely commenting on the possible reasons why she’s given so much coverage on this site and elsewhere. If she’s a wonderful, trustworthy conservative, then may she have lots of success.

bluegill on April 28, 2014 at 10:28 PM

She’s a Mormon?

I didn’t know she is a Mormon.

Glad to know that she is a Mormon.

I’m not one, but glad to know she’s one.

She’s great IMHO.

avagreen on April 28, 2014 at 10:26 PM

Yeps. So is the Democrat who holds the seat.

Being a Mormon doesn’t make any politician better or worse than having some other religious views. Unless you believe she’s running for spiritual guide or something.

joana on April 28, 2014 at 10:28 PM

If she wasn’t black, 99% of the TruCons© here would have no idea about who she is.

joana on April 28, 2014 at 10:25 PM

Oh, it’s because she’s black. I thought it was because she’s a Mormon. ??

Who else is black that’s a politician? Quite a few. Why would this make a dif?

avagreen on April 28, 2014 at 10:29 PM

I can’t say how happy I am about this. As much as I don’t like affirmative action, she is now a star. And she is damn good one.

thuja on April 28, 2014 at 10:29 PM

You may be right. I don’t know enough about her to make a judgement. Geez, I have nothing against the woman! I was merely commenting on the possible reasons why she’s given so much coverage on this site and elsewhere. If she’s a wonderful, trustworthy conservative, then may she have lots of success.

blueballs on April 28, 2014 at 10:28 PM

…g o o g l e

KOOLAID2 on April 28, 2014 at 10:30 PM

avagreen on April 28, 2014 at 10:26 PM

So do I. I think she’s likely to appeal to a lot of the voters in UT on the basis of social interests.

lineholder on April 28, 2014 at 10:30 PM

Yeps. So is the Democrat who holds the seat.

Being a Mormon doesn’t make any politician better or worse than having some other religious views. Unless you believe she’s running for spiritual guide or something.

joana on April 28, 2014 at 10:28 PM

Then, I guess I’m not sure what you are talking about.??

avagreen on April 28, 2014 at 10:30 PM

Going out on a limb, here: I think she would not do worse than Matheson’s 13 year ACU voting record of 41.46% conservative.
Jaibones on April 28, 2014 at 10:22 PM

You get it.

That’s exactly the reason why people should vote for Mia Love and the other Republicans running against Democrats who would do worse than them.

I’m going to print screen your comment.It’s exactly what many people here have to understand.

joana on April 28, 2014 at 10:30 PM

avagreen on April 28, 2014 at 10:30 PM

She’s trying to ‘educate” us on the proper way to evaluate candidates.

lineholder on April 28, 2014 at 10:32 PM

avagreen on April 28, 2014 at 10:30 PM

She’s trying to ‘educate” us on the proper way to evaluate candidates.

lineholder on April 28, 2014 at 10:32 PM

;)

avagreen on April 28, 2014 at 10:33 PM

Oh, it’s because she’s black. I thought it was because she’s a Mormon. ??

Who else is black that’s a politician? Quite a few. Why would this make a dif?

avagreen on April 28, 2014 at 10:29 PM

Because besides being black, she’s also woman, mormon and a Republican. There aren’t many of those. If she was simply woman and Republican, it wouldn’t be in the news, mormon on that. Being a black Republican woman makes her rare. Being a mormon on top of that makes her super-rare. How hard is this to understand?

Then, I guess I’m not sure what you are talking about.??

avagreen on April 28, 2014 at 10:30 PM

Of course you don’t, dear. Bless your heart.

joana on April 28, 2014 at 10:33 PM

Joana you’re a racist c**t.

BTW had the dems not helped push a true nothing burger libertarian candidate -she likely would have won.

Also, you calling someone a nothingburger is a tad ironic. /

CW on April 28, 2014 at 10:21 PM

Is the C word the only word you know how to use with people you don’t agree with?

Mix it up a bit. Show some flexibility. Don’t be so boring. Ok

coolrepublica on April 28, 2014 at 10:33 PM

Here’s the list of Republicans who have lost open R+38 seats since at least the II War:

joana on April 28, 2014 at 10:22 PM

Not a very bright analysis of UT-4. Consider at least the possibility that Mitt Romney, conservative mormon, out-performed the Salt Lake City metro district rating running against a kooky half-black liberal from Chicago.

Better question — other than Romney’s 2012 result, show me the pollster who rates UT-4 a GOP +38.

Jaibones on April 28, 2014 at 10:33 PM

Then, I guess I’m not sure what you are talking about.??

avagreen on April 28, 2014 at 10:30 PM

Of course you don’t, dear. Bless your heart.

joana
on April 28, 2014 at 10:33 PM

Gotcha. I was playin’ ya.

Humor is a sign of a high IQ. Seems that your humor quotient is low.
As well as your reasoning skills.

avagreen on April 28, 2014 at 10:36 PM

coolrepublica on April 28, 2014 at 10:33 PM

How about contentious, argumentative, condescending, patronizing, arrogant, wet-behind-the-ears gullible to an extreme and possessing the charm of a dead corpse?

Does that mix it up enough for you?

lineholder on April 28, 2014 at 10:37 PM

It’s exactly what many people here have to understand.

joana on April 28, 2014 at 10:30 PM

You exaggerate the number of Hotairians who sat home in 2012 and/or 2008 because the nominee was perceived as a RINO. I would would bet you could count them on your fingers.

Jaibones on April 28, 2014 at 10:37 PM

Do you remember Mia Love’s 2012 Convention speech? It’s worth another look.

ncinca on April 28, 2014 at 10:41 PM

coolrepublica on April 28, 2014 at 9:28 PM

You know, you don’t seem to like the people or comments that are on this blog.
Why are you here?

Barred on April 28, 2014 at 9:46 PM

I don’t dislike anyone here. Not even CW whose favorite word for everything is c,,t. I have been coming to this site since 2007 because it is a decent aggregation site. I come for news.

coolrepublica on April 28, 2014 at 10:49 PM

Joana= the worst. Straight up identity politics.

Who’s the racist?

Show up on the thread admitting they know nothing about Mrs. Love, anr launch on skin color, gender , and her religion.

And one has the nerve to claim big tent accept rinos, while talking about purging the 1% “trucons”.

It’s some kind of joke, no?

wolly4321 on April 28, 2014 at 10:49 PM

I last ran into her at Walmart, in the produce section shopping with her daughter. I’ve never seen any indication that she is anything other than she appears to be.

codespider on April 28, 2014 at 10:53 PM

How about contentious, argumentative, condescending, patronizing, arrogant, wet-behind-the-ears gullible to an extreme and possessing the charm of a dead corpse?

Does that mix it up enough for you?

lineholder on April 28, 2014 at 10:37 PM

Everything you wrote is great. You described CW perfectly and with such prose. A+

coolrepublica on April 28, 2014 at 10:55 PM

wolly4321 on April 28, 2014 at 10:49 PM

You need to read the thread more carefully. I’m the one speaking against identity politics. And I’ve known about Love well before 99.9% of the people here. I remember commenting on the first thread Erika made about her and saying that if there was anyone who could lose this seat for the GOP would be an empty suit like Love. Guess what: I was right.

You exaggerate the number of Hotairians who sat home in 2012 and/or 2008 because the nominee was perceived as a RINO. I would would bet you could count them on your fingers.

Jaibones on April 28, 2014 at 10:37 PM

Maybe, but your mentality will save a lot of hand-wringing and hysterical screaming. If even a nutty who goes around calling me “racist” for no reason except his own nutiness can get it, surely most of them should be able to.

joana on April 28, 2014 at 10:57 PM

Sheesh, all I wanted to say was, THAT’S GREAT! But I got mired in all this mucky-muck of racism, Mormonism and what-not in the comments.

Sheesh!

Ms. Contrarian Scientist on April 28, 2014 at 10:57 PM

coolrepublica on April 28, 2014 at 10:55 PM

Nice try, but no cigar. Your request was for another description of joana, which is exactly what I presented to you.

lineholder on April 28, 2014 at 10:58 PM

Because besides being black, she’s also woman, mormon and a Republican. There aren’t many of those.

joana on April 28, 2014 at 10:33 PM

Black, woman, Mormon, and dhinmmicrat. There aren’t any of them.

davidk on April 28, 2014 at 11:03 PM

surely most of them should be able to.

Totally racist.

Murphy9 on April 28, 2014 at 11:08 PM

Progressives… Wow. The ONLY reason she’s gets attention is she Black, Mormon and a Women? Sad way to view the world, dependent on seeing folks as what group they belong to instead of as individuals.

I would suggest is she also is observant, thinking, productive, motivated, has ideas and principles. Traits lacking in Progressive circles.

Try this on see if it fits. If you don’t agree with Mia Love’s politics you are a raaaciiist…

old school on April 28, 2014 at 11:11 PM

I look forward to following her long and successful career.

SupplyGuy on April 28, 2014 at 11:13 PM

I had no idea she was black.

Oh, I guess she is.

Isn’t that something.

Bishop on April 28, 2014 at 11:15 PM

Can not be true. Libbies told me every day republicans dont like women nor minorities. This pic was Photoshopped.

watertown on April 28, 2014 at 11:16 PM

Do you remember Mia Love’s 2012 Convention speech? It’s worth another look.

ncinca on April 28, 2014 at 10:41 PM

…now why did you go and do that?…blueballs who couldn’t stop watching the convention…and showered us with her play-by-play secretions of everything Mitch…is now going to have a syphilitic memory… that Mia wasn’t just black and photogenic!

KOOLAID2 on April 28, 2014 at 11:24 PM

I don’t need to read the thread more carefully.

You can sit on your perch, dear.

Who you are is quite clear.

Who mentioned race?

You did.

Who mentioned gender?

You did.

Who mentioned Religion?

You did.

I knew who you were already, but you really out did yourself today.

wolly4321 on April 28, 2014 at 11:28 PM

I had no idea she was black.

Oh, I guess she is.

Isn’t that something.

Bishop on April 28, 2014 at 11:15 PM

Now whose trolling?

coolrepublica on April 28, 2014 at 11:32 PM

ow why did you go and do that?…blueballs who couldn’t stop watching the convention…and showered us with her play-by-play secretions of everything Mitch…is now going to have a syphilitic memory… tha Mia wasn’t just black and photogenic! KOOLAID2 on April 28, 2014 at 11:24 PM

Maybe Mia didn’t actually speak. Just stood there saying take pictures of me, I’m black and pretty.

But I don’t remember it that way.

wolly4321 on April 28, 2014 at 11:33 PM

Now whose trolling?

coolrepublica on April 28, 2014 at 11:32 PM

…you of course!…you have a long way to go!

KOOLAID2 on April 28, 2014 at 11:38 PM

She likes running a lot…

Like Sarah Palin.

wolly4321 on April 28, 2014 at 11:43 PM

I had no idea she was black.

Oh, I guess she is.

Isn’t that something.

Bishop on April 28, 2014 at 11:15 PM

Now whose trolling?

coolrepublica on April 28, 2014 at 11:32 PM

Bishop is, and he hooked you!

You’re not very good at this are you?

davidk on April 28, 2014 at 11:44 PM

She likes running a lot…

Like Sarah Palin.

wolly4321 on April 28, 2014 at 11:43 PM

That’s part of jomama’s hang up.

She don like no small town mayors.

davidk on April 28, 2014 at 11:46 PM

Joana you’re a racist c**t.

CW on April 28, 2014 at 10:21 PM

Seriously? This is beyond offensive. I was going to say that it is beneath you, but I don’t know you, so maybe it’s par for the course. Just know that it says way more about you than her.

cam2 on April 28, 2014 at 11:47 PM

She’s one of thse dark skinned black people, too.

Like Lt.Col Allen West, Clarence Thomas, Thomas Sowell…

wolly4321 on April 28, 2014 at 11:48 PM

If she wasn’t black, 99% of the TruCons© here would have no idea about who she is.

joana on April 28, 2014 at 10:25 PM

When Sarah Palin was announced as McCain’s running mate, everybody was, “Who is that?”

Everybody but about 99% of the trucons here at Hot Air because we had talked about her for several months before.

(What a trucon?)

davidk on April 28, 2014 at 11:50 PM

Joana you’re a racist c**t.

CW on April 28, 2014 at 10:21 PM

Seriously? This is beyond offensive. I was going to say that it is beneath you, but I don’t know you, so maybe it’s par for the course. Just know that it says way more about you than her.

cam2 on April 28, 2014 at 11:47 PM

Aww, geez. (Said in my best Archie Bunker voice. Another whiny lib got its feeling hurt.

davidk on April 28, 2014 at 11:52 PM

You’re not very good at this are you? davidk on April 28, 2014 at 11:44 PM

Lol!

I caught that earlier.

A lot of the day I can only read, not comment. Work.

wolly4321 on April 28, 2014 at 11:52 PM

You’re not very good at this are you? davidk on April 28, 2014 at 11:44 PM

Lol!

I caught that earlier.

A lot of the day I can only read, not comment. Work.

wolly4321 on April 28, 2014 at 11:52 PM

I gotta hand it to her though. She keeps pluggin’ away.

davidk on April 28, 2014 at 11:55 PM

iously? This is beyond offensive. I was going to say that it is beneath you, but I don’t know you, so maybe it’s par for the course. Just know that it says way more about you than her. cam2 on April 28, 2014 at 11:47 PM

Then you don’t know her.

Go back and read the thread.

Who brought up race, gender, and religion?

No critisism for that?

wolly4321 on April 28, 2014 at 11:59 PM

Aww, geez. (Said in my best Archie Bunker voice. Another whiny lib got its feeling hurt.

davidk on April 28, 2014 at 11:52 PM

Sorry, but use of the c-word to register one’s disagreement with a woman’s opinion is considered offensive pretty much across the board. Try it on your wife or next-door neighbor some time.

cam2 on April 29, 2014 at 12:02 AM

Matheson was one of those “legacy” officeholders. His father was a very popular two-term Governor who died shortly after leaving office, succumbing to rare and deadly cancer. Young Matheson has ridden Daddy’s coattails all the way.

Mia Love is very smart and will be a welcome addition to Congress.

Adjoran on April 29, 2014 at 12:04 AM

Then, I guess I’m not sure what you are talking about.??

avagreen

It’s okay, she isn’t sure either.

xblade on April 29, 2014 at 12:10 AM

Sorry, but use of the c-word to register one’s disagreement with a woman’s opinion is considered offensive pretty much across the board. Try it on your wife or next-door neighbor some time.

cam2 on April 29, 2014 at 12:02 AM

Fair enough. That is why the word is saved for the very worst times. Kind of rare but out there for times when the birdie just don’t work.

arnold ziffel on April 29, 2014 at 12:10 AM

Mia Love is very smart and will be a welcome addition to Congress.

Adjoran on April 29, 2014 at 12:04 AM

Clean, articulate, black, and photogenic.

davidk on April 29, 2014 at 12:10 AM

cam2 on April 29, 2014 at 12:02 AM

I’m female and have used/been called that word.
Whatever.
It’s just a word.

annoyinglittletwerp on April 29, 2014 at 12:11 AM

Oh, and Mormon.

davidk on April 29, 2014 at 12:12 AM

Who brought up race, gender, and religion?

No critisism for that?

wolly4321 on April 28, 2014 at 11:59 PM

Race and gender were prominently mentioned by Erika, “Because GOP = women-hating racists, duh” and The Hill, “The victory makes her one step closer to becoming the first black female Republican ever elected to Congress.” You can’t seriously argue that they aren’t a part of her appeal and relative celebrity. That is not to say she’s unqualified, just that it’s a good story and part of what makes her an appealing candidate.

cam2 on April 29, 2014 at 12:17 AM

Mia Love is awesome because she has principles. All the other stuff is incidental. I love being a Utahn- we have all the best representatives! Jason Chaffetz, Mike Lee, and now maybe Mia! Go Mia!

Kristamatic on April 29, 2014 at 12:18 AM

Bishop is, and he hooked you!

You’re not very good at this are you?

davidk on April 28, 2014 at 11:44 PM

Oh I am. I am excellent at “this.” Better than you will imagine. Whatever “this” is.

Davidk right? Is the k short for knothead?

coolrepublica on April 29, 2014 at 12:21 AM

It’s just a word.

annoyinglittletwerp on April 29, 2014 at 12:11 AM
</blockquote. Maybe in your neck of the woods. If so, I'm sorry to hear that.

cam2 on April 29, 2014 at 12:21 AM

She’ll be a reliable Boehner ally when and after he wins the Speakership again.

Sad, but predictable.

aquaviva on April 29, 2014 at 12:24 AM

How long will it take for Doug Owens(D) to assert Mia Love(R) was an anchor baby like Jim Matheson(D) did during the campaign?

I thought procons© loved minority immigration to bolster their divide and conquer voter base. Oh not just not those kind, eh…

uh, smelling more like racism, eh…

(What a trucon?)

davidk on April 28, 2014 at 11:50 PM

Not sure. But I just made up procon©. It means professional con artist, ie Progressives. Do you like it? Cute huh?

old school on April 29, 2014 at 12:27 AM

Sorry, but use of the c-word to register one’s disagreement with a woman’s opinion is considered offensive pretty much across the board. Try it on your wife or next-door neighbor some time.

cam2 on April 29, 2014 at 12:02 AM

“Some” people here love a dare. Don’t give them any ideas. We want everyone to come back in one piece and comment.

But I have a pretty good feeling someone like CW doesn’t have a significant other. Or the significant other is blind and deaf.

coolrepublica on April 29, 2014 at 12:35 AM

So, we have ONE bright star on the horizon who really won’t go anywhere.

HiJack on April 29, 2014 at 12:37 AM

race and gender were prominently mentioned by Erik GOP = women-hating racists, duh” and The Hill, “The v her one step closer to becoming the first black female ever elected to Congress.” You can’t seriously argue th part of her appeal and relative celebrity. That is not to unqualified, just that it’s a good story and part of wha appealing candidate. cam2 on April 29, 2014 at 12:17 AM

She qouted a piece from the hill. That’s prominant mention?

Where in her words did she highlight?

But joana did.

wolly4321 on April 29, 2014 at 12:38 AM

Because besides being black, she’s also woman, mormon and a Republican. There aren’t many of those.

joana on April 28, 2014 at 10:33 PM

.
Black, woman, Mormon, and dhinmmicrat. There aren’t any of them.

davidk on April 28, 2014 at 11:03 PM

.
Best reply I’ve seen on this thread … : )

listens2glenn on April 29, 2014 at 12:41 AM

Well, she rejected a tea party label. So there’s that.

butch on April 29, 2014 at 12:45 AM

Where in her words did she highlight?

But joana did.

wolly4321 on April 29, 2014 at 12:38 AM

Again, you need to re-read the thread.

Someone asked if her popularity was due to her race and gender and I replied to that question – as did many others, before me.

This isn’t the first Hot Air thread on Mia Love.

She’ll be a reliable Boehner ally when and after he wins the Speakership again.

Sad, but predictable.

aquaviva on April 29, 2014 at 12:24 AM

Yeps. This seat could elect a good conservative, yet we’ll have to settle for a backbencher who will vote along the leadership.

Mia Love is awesome because she has principles. All the other stuff is incidental. I love being a Utahn- we have all the best representatives! Jason Chaffetz, Mike Lee, and now maybe Mia! Go Mia!

Kristamatic on April 29, 2014 at 12:18 AM

The same Mike Lee that endorsed Carl Wimmer in the primary against Mia Love two years ago?

If people had followed his advice, Matheson wouldn’t have been reelected.

joana on April 29, 2014 at 12:48 AM

Well, she rejected a tea party label. So there’s that.

butch on April 29, 2014 at 12:45 AM

I use to like her now I think I might have my first lesbian crush. I love her now. Go Mia. Go Mia.

coolrepublica on April 29, 2014 at 12:51 AM

I had no idea she was black.

Oh, I guess she is.

Isn’t that something.

Bishop on April 28, 2014 at 11:15 PM
.

Now whose trolling?

coolrepublica on April 28, 2014 at 11:32 PM

.
Bishop is, and he hooked you!

You’re not very good at this are you?

davidk on April 28, 2014 at 11:44 PM

.
Nobody on either side cares about color or ethnic background.

Everyone on both sides care about ideology, more than any other qualifier.

listens2glenn on April 29, 2014 at 12:52 AM

Well, she rejected a tea party label. So there’s that.

butch on April 29, 2014 at 12:45 AM

.
She’s still a “tea party” idealist. That’s all that counts.

listens2glenn on April 29, 2014 at 12:55 AM

I use to like her now I think I might have my first lesbian crush. I love her now. Go Mia. Go Mia.

coolrepublica on April 29, 2014 at 12:51 AM

Heh. Go Google up her walkback. She did a watery mea culpa after she had done a pain/gain calculation.

butch on April 29, 2014 at 12:58 AM

Where in her words did she highlight?

wolly4321 on April 29, 2014 at 12:38 AM

Seriously? Do I have to spell this out for you? Okay, Erika’s teaser on the front page states: “Because GOP = women-hating racists, duh.” In other words, if Mia, a black woman, wins, it will show that Republicans are not “women-hating racists.” Sheesh!

cam2 on April 29, 2014 at 1:00 AM

Did someone ask about her being Morman, Joana?

Or do younat least own that,, among your deflections?

Who asked about her race, btw? Many others?

Quote them. Off this thread.

Go ahead,, list them.

wolly4321 on April 29, 2014 at 1:00 AM

riously? Do I have to spell this out for you? Okay, Erika’s teaser on the front page states: “Because GOP = women-hating racists, duh.” In other words, if Mia, a black woman, wins, it will show that Republicans are not “women-hating racists.” Sheesh! cam2 on April 29, 2014 at 1:00 AM

I can only assume poor sarcasm.

I mean,, it must be. Right?

I’m hoping..

wolly4321 on April 29, 2014 at 1:08 AM

I have been coming to this site since 2007 because it is a decent aggregation site. I come for news.

coolrepublica on April 28, 2014 at 10:49 PM

testing

coolrepublica on August 28, 2008 at 8:36 PM

Schadenfreude on April 27, 2014 at 1:18 AM

Wow how did you that.? My hotair birthdate.

coolrepublica on April 27, 2014 at 1:21 AM

Schadenfreude on April 29, 2014 at 1:33 AM

Wow how did you that.? My hotair birthdate.

coolrepublica on April 27, 2014 at 1:21 AM

Schadenfreude on April 29, 2014 at 1:33 AM

You think I set eyes on hot air the day Ed had open registration? Haha. I was reading this blog long before that.

I probably been coming here before 90 % of the people on it here now. Yeah it has been that long.

coolrepublica on April 29, 2014 at 1:53 AM

cam2 on April 29, 2014 at 12:21 AM

I prefer the term ‘twunt’-and it’s always directed at lefty broads.
Since I’m a woman who’s not a fragile little flower…

annoyinglittletwerp on April 29, 2014 at 3:13 AM

Sorry, but use of the c-word to register one’s disagreement with a woman’s opinion is considered offensive pretty much across the board. Try it on your wife or next-door neighbor some time.

cam2 on April 29, 2014 at 12:02 AM

It’s the most accurately descriptive word of which I know.

John the Libertarian on April 29, 2014 at 3:19 AM

You think I set eyes on hot air the day Ed had open registration? Haha. I was reading this blog long before that.

coolrepublica on April 29, 2014 at 1:53 AM

Yawn. They all say that.

John the Libertarian on April 29, 2014 at 3:20 AM

She is not a supporter of the 2nd Amendment.

Yet another GOP ‘er who doesn’t truly reflect the core of the party, but rather is the lesser of two evils.

The GOP is dead. We need a third party.

KMC1 on April 29, 2014 at 3:33 AM

Hmmm, that’s odd. It seems that the only black women GOP candidate who is viable for a House race is, like most black women candidates, pursuing election in a large urban area, one of the largest in the that leans Republican. Because her constituents are urban, shouldn’t we discount her eventual win because of voter fraud. I thought there was no democracy in the cities

libfreeordie on April 29, 2014 at 4:17 AM

The GOP is dead. We need a third party.

KMC1 on April 29, 2014 at 3:33 AM

Then go out and form one! What is that you say? You need large amounts of money to campaign and the GOP wouldn’t give it to a third party candidate?
But Principles! Trust me (wink) once you put the third banner out for all to see the money will flow in like Niagra Falls. Just ask Nader….

Bradky on April 29, 2014 at 4:52 AM

KMC1 on April 29, 2014 at 3:33 AM

Did not know this “little” fact.

Most disappointing.

Sherman1864 on April 29, 2014 at 6:06 AM

Bradky on April 29, 2014 at 4:52 AM

You aren’t making any sense, son.

Sherman1864 on April 29, 2014 at 6:09 AM

Very happy at this news. I’ve been watching her for a few years, and I hope that the Democrat politics machine doesn’t engage too quickly on her, though I expect the usual “Uncle Tom” BS to show up…oh, whatever, it probably already has.

Great thinker, great politician, great atitude, and she’s oh so darn cute. Can’t wait to see her grow, and hope she does well.

Bigurn on April 29, 2014 at 6:27 AM

Regulars should be shamed by this thread.

rhombus on April 29, 2014 at 6:49 AM

Well if anyone more conservative wanted to be in a primary they could have run, too, you know?

I expect she will be a better person than whoever the D’s put up for the race.

And if you are grousing about her lack of conservative creds, then why not help find an opponent for the next time around who you would think would do a better job for that district? Money at mouth. The system will change when you do that and find someone better to run and back them.

ajacksonian on April 29, 2014 at 6:49 AM

… my first lesbian crush.
uncoolrepublica on April 29, 2014 at 12:51 AM

Sure. Likely a lot higher.

CW on April 29, 2014 at 7:11 AM

I see the dems are going after the MORMON angle, to cover up their RACIST WOMEN hating

like it dems, any thing you say we are going to call you
RACISTS
and war on women.

and the occassional religious bigotry on your side.

going to be fun to watch the party of racebaiting(obama drones) having to eat thier own words

sniffles1999 on April 29, 2014 at 7:27 AM

She is not a supporter of the 2nd Amendment.

KMC1 on April 29, 2014 at 3:33 AM

Mia Love? Seriously?

Americans have a constitutional, fundamental, and individual right to keep and bear arms. I believe the Second Amendment is essential to the preservation of our American way of life and that it guarantees the protection of all the other freedoms listed in the Bill of Rights. Furthermore, the Second Amendment preserves our ability to protect ourselves, our families, and our homes. Unfortunately, too many politicians are willing to infringe upon this right by making it more difficult for law-abiding Americans to purchase and possess firearms.
As an ardent supporter of the Second Amendment, I will oppose all efforts to restrict our gun rights. I am a concealed carry permit holder and a proud gun owner. As your Representative in Congress, you can count on me to vigilantly protect and defend your Second Amendment rights and all of our other rights enshrined in the Constitution. I refuse to compromise away our fundamental rights as citizens.
http://love4utah.com/issues/

Gun story draws applause

Members of the Utah delegation burst into applause when 4th District congressional candidate Mia Love told them a story Tuesday over breakfast.

No, it wasn’t about her parents coming to the United States from Haiti with just $10 and living by conservative principles, the subject of the speech she’s delivering tonight from the convention stage at 5:36 p.m.

This story was about what Love encountered when she came to Utah for what was supposed to be a few months and ended up staying.

At a cellphone store, Love said she spotted a man openly carrying a gun in a holster and couldn’t stop staring.
“He said, ‘Does this make you uncomfortable?’ I said, ‘No.’ And I said, ‘Is that a Glock?’ And he said, ‘Yes.’ ‘A 26?’ And he said, ‘Yes.’ ‘A 9mm?’ He said, ‘Yes.’ And I said, ‘Great gun for a woman. That’s exactly what I carry.’ That’s why this is home.”

A few delegates gasped and others chuckled before all of them clapped loudly.

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865561333/Utahns-applaud-Mia-Loves-gun-story.html

CTSherman on April 29, 2014 at 8:10 AM

;)

avagreen on April 28, 2014 at 10:33 PM

You were making me laugh. Kinda like Bishop playing with Trotsky. “We don’t have a dress code.” Classic.

Fallon on April 29, 2014 at 8:12 AM

Can’t believe I missed all the joana dipsh!tery yesterday. Oh well, maybe I’ll catch her second act.

NotCoach on April 29, 2014 at 8:49 AM

shes got s decent record, not perfect but pretty darned good.

dmacleo on April 29, 2014 at 8:52 AM

Fallon on April 29, 2014 at 8:12 AM

I’m sorry. I’m “usually” not that mean, but she just had her chin way out there with so many wrong things going through her mind. I couldn’t resist.

Mia has a long, hard race in front of her with people like joana, jona…..see I’ve already forgotten her name…..going after her with typical progressive disinformation and fraudulent statements. The lying LSM will slice/dice her every which way because she’s such a threat.

avagreen on April 29, 2014 at 8:52 AM

NotCoach on April 29, 2014 at 8:49 AM

She really wasn’t very amusing. Mostly just bitter and unhinged sounding.

Bmore on April 29, 2014 at 8:53 AM

If she wasn’t black, 99% of the TruCons© here would have no idea about who she is.

joana on April 28, 2014 at 10:25 PM

I voted for her last time but the old white guy from the political dynasty won for the Democrats so I’ll vote for her this time again.

gwelf on April 29, 2014 at 9:08 AM

Sorry, but use of the c-word to register one’s disagreement with a woman’s opinion is considered offensive pretty much across the board. Try it on your wife or next-door neighbor some time.

cam2 on April 29, 2014 at 12:02 AM

As I woman, I say if the shoe fits…. And lately Joana has been Cinderella.

melle1228 on April 29, 2014 at 9:44 AM

Mia Love is such a refreshing breath of fresh air.

In the Washington environment that is overloaded with bloviating, self-absorbed political party acolytes (on both sides), Ms. Love comes across as sincere, well-informed, principled and articulate.

I wish her the best of luck. Our country needs a savvy, honest person such as her.

Marcus Traianus on April 29, 2014 at 9:46 AM

I think Mia Love is great, although admittedly I do not know TOO much about her yet – I do not live in Utah. But from what I have seen of her in the media including interviews and articles, I like, I like. An up and comer.

But in scanning through this long list of comments, I thought I saw some comments (or at least one comment) that seemed critical of people here at HotAir liking her just because, in the poster’s opinion, “she is black”.

My, how the left loves hatred. They constantly want to stir it up. If she did not get favorable comments here, then we would all be a bunch of racists. If we like her, we are also a bunch of racists.

Sort of like AGW – When it’s hot, it’s man-made global warming – when it’s cold, it’s man-made global warming.

It is so very important to the left that we hate. They just can’t give it up. They have no role, nothing positive in their agenda, unless there is hate. To dwell on Ms. Love’s ethnicity is the racist coming out in the Left.

To the Left, is it not possible that there are truly admirable black people who do not agree with you?

Chuck Ef on April 29, 2014 at 10:03 AM

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