8.30.2012

Black Girls Behaving Badly: Mia Love


“Limbaugh being a fan of Mia Love tells me all I need to know about her, and she's not a African American she's a Hatian and she's reaping the benefits of those who struggled and died for her to even be considered to speak at the RNC.”

Remember when the Club was talking about then-obscure Gabrielle Douglas before she got all famous? That was almost the case with Mia Love.

I've had her pictures saved to my computer since the day before forever, because I wasn't sure how to even begin to talk about this Black woman who's a Mormon from Utah running for Congress.

Notice how awkwardly that rolls off the tongue.

Mia Love is attracting increasing attention lately as the newest Negro-bait for the GOP.  They can dream on.  Mia Love is simply going to be what further turns black people away from voting Republican.
Love favors "fiscal discipline, limited government, and personal responsibility." She has also said that she asks herself three questions whenever she approaches an issue, "Is it affordable? Is it sustainable? Is it my job?"

At her college orientation, Love’s father told her: "Mia, your mother and I never took a handout. You will not be a burden to society. You will give back," a philosophy she underscores on the trail and uses to sum up her conservative views.

Love is pro-life and has been endorsed by the Susan B. Anthony List. She supports domestic energy exploration, local control of education, Second Amendment rights, and state control of public lands.

Love’s race has been the subject of much attention, as she is the first black woman mayor in Utah history. She has said that if elected to Congress, she would “join the Congressional Black Caucus and try to take that thing apart from the inside out” and has described the Caucus as “...demagoguery. They sit there and ignite emotions and ignite racism when there isn’t. They use their positions to instill fear. Hope and change is turned into fear and blame. Fear that everybody is going to lose everything and blaming Congress for everything instead of taking responsibility."
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I'll let you count the fail.

In the meantime, I need to point something out.  Paul Ryan tried to use a Black ex-girlfriend to play the I'm-not-a-racist card and boost his political image.  Meanwhile, despite all his insinuated love and respect for Negresses, this is the woman he actually walked down the aisle with:

Not that we care, but her name is Janna Little

'Cause we all know had he actually married his Black ex, he would not be in the international spotlight, running as the Republican choice for...well, anything.

Meanwhile, check out Mia Love's family:



Mm-hm. Like these images haven't helped her career by leaps and bounds.

It gives me immeasurable pleasure to erase them from my computer now.

16 comments:

  1. I wonder if Michael Madsen considers her a Black female role model....

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  2. Honey, I don't even know what to say about this. I'm still on "Black woman who's a Mormon from Utah running for Congress."

    Let's just say I can't relate.

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    1. Right? I think that's what delayed me for so long. You can't even get past the initial shit. First there's her name. A commenter on Field Negro's blog said it reminded him of a pornstar. Ludmya Bourdeau was a perfectly respectable name - WTF????

      Then there's the whole Black Mormon from Utah shit. Say what? It's 2012 and Mormons still haven't even learned to see Black people as human. Huh?

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    2. Wow, just wow...you know, maybe I didn't read any articles about her closely, or maybe they didn't mention it, but I didn't know she had changed her name.
      But I guess it's similar to "Bobby" Jindal and "Nikki" Haley...

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    3. Wait, her real name is Ludmya Bourdeau? And she changed it?

      Guess she thought it was too ethnic.

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  3. Love favors "fiscal discipline, limited government, and personal responsibility."

    And this is why I find contemporary political messaging so insidiously hollow, and ultimately, unnecessarily divisive. While there are legitimate, pragmatic reasons for politicians to distill their platforms into something accessible and easily deployable, modern political messaging so often insults our intelligence with these overly simple ass binaries and so-vague-as-to-be-utterly-meaningless declarations and platitudes.

    An elected has one campaign objective: to distinguish him/herself from their opponent. So when one says things like, oh, I dunno, they're for "personal responsibility", the obvious implication is that their opponent (in this case Love is broadly speaking of democrats)does NOT favor personal responsibility.

    But this is stupid.

    Because what semi-rational adult doesn't both recognize the value of, and exercise some degree of "personal responsibility" in their life!? Who among us, pray tell, actually thinks IRRESPONSIBILITY is, like, THE. GREATEST. THING. EVER? Really, Mia? How simple must you be to imply something as inane as dem/progressive/black dem/progressive = personal irresponsibility? And moreover, is there a more nebulous term than personal responsibility? What does that even mean? In what context are you speaking? When electeds like Love take complicated, unwieldy, difficult matters of policy and reduce them to empty talking points and sloganeering it really speaks less about their opponent and more about them--about their judgement, and capacity/willingness to engage the subject matter and arrive at something approaching a nuanced point of view.

    And the special snowflake syndrome that afflicts many of these black conservatives is wearing thin. We know already--you're the one and only black person in the room who's capable of independent thought. The rest of us are are pitiable sheeple negros being manipulated by self-serving negro politicians and the Democratic political apparatus. And I'm not sure about anyone else, but the people in my orbit who have the MOST contempt for the do-nothing CBC are other youngish, progressive/left-leaning black people.

    I have my fair share of criticisms of Dems, progressives, the CBC and the Civil Rights Industrial Complex, but I find the charge that black dems and progressives are being manipulated and used as electoral pawns to be rather rich when it's coming from people whose primary value to their party is acting as shields that deflect charges of racism. It's like hello, the ONLY reason why you're getting airtime on Chris Matthews(you have no seniority, you don't chair any important congressional committees)is because the communication folks at the RNC got you that booking in order to smooth over the latest Obama watermelon cartoon dust-up.

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  4. We Black folk are not a monolitic group and we hold varying views and perspectives but some Black folk.....I just can't.......even in slave days you had those happy Negros who aimed to be the white man's favorite.....these individuals got little respect in their own community and none from the white community but that was okay because they were "in favor" with the white man.....hmmmmmm I see the tradition continues.....

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    1. We Black folk are not a monolitic group and we hold varying views and perspectives but some Black folk.....I just can't.......

      Yep!

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    2. Indeed. But instead of House Negroes, they're now Rented Negroes. This isn't really about the white man's approval. This is about money and exposure.

      These Negroes are chilling somewhere in the boondocks, quietly minding their own business with their twisted beliefs. Why would they? We live in the Age of Shameless Reality TV. The fastest way for some Negro nobody to stand out and make some quick cash is to support the GOP.

      And it's not just Negroes, but women across race lines. Yeah, I've been paying attention. The GOP has repeatedly declared war on women's rights, but every so often some Refuglican bitch along - Hasselbeck, Palin, Coulter, Bachmann, take your pick - and makes a shit-ton money whoring herself out as the GOP's poster girl.

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    3. These Negroes *aren't*
      some Refuglican bitch *comes* along

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  5. It's a shame seeing someone allow themselves to be pimped like this. The GOP cares neither for POC nor women and use people like Ms. Love as poster children to continuously lead sheeple off the cliff and point to to say they're not racist misogynist clowns. Everyone is entitled to their views but I cannot understand why anyone would endorse a group that would take her rights away the second she finishes getting them what they want.

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    1. Everyone is entitled to their views but I cannot understand why anyone would endorse a group that would take her rights away the second she finishes getting them what they want.

      Because by then she would've made enough money to move out of the country.

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  6. I'm going to borrow a phrase I picked up from American TV - "Bless her heart."

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    1. You used that JUST right (it's from the American South)...

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  7. I've known about her for a couple of years now. When I heard she was Haitian I cringed. The word spreads fast in the Haitian community. I never liked her especially that quote about handouts. You parents immigrated here from Ayiti for a reason, and yet they think that their shit does not stink? Her parents were basically handed citizenship in a country shaped by the very people they disdain. Oh by the way I wonder what she thinks about the reparations that the liberated Haitian slaves had to pay to the French? If their ideology is so great then why not practice that shit in Ayiti? Oh I know, because they jumped ship on their government. Things got a little too rough there.

    Conservatives hate government becuase they have no idea how to run one.

    Don't get me wrong I am a first generation Haitian American. You'd be surprised at the conservative ideals that run deep through my community. The problem is that we cannot afford to have these ideals. I have seen families crumble becuase the parents refused to get help. Yet I've also seen lazy Haitians who refused to learn English, and had their children do all the translating. Too many times a day I hear my fellow Ayisen tell my generation that we have it so easy when nothing could be further from the truth. Haitians still think America is candyland, and that you can be anything. Just ask my dad.

    Off topic: There are two types of Haitian parents. First there are the parents who do nothing for their children, but expect their children to pay their bills right out of high school until the day they die. Then there are the parents who refuse to let their children work. Everything with these parents is study, study, study, and get a good job. Ironically these are the parents who expect nothing in return from their children except that they help their fellow Haitian.

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    1. I read that Haitian Americans aren't particularly fond of this woman. Apparently, entire forum threads are dedicating to ripping her a new one.

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