Showing posts with label Mia Love. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Mia Love. Show all posts

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Rep. Mia Love loses to Democrat in Utah

Final vote counts Tuesday showed that Democrat Ben McAdams did not jump the gun when he declared victory a day earlier over two-term Republican Rep. Mia Love.

He won by 694 votes, or a margin of 50.129 percent to 49.871. That margin of 0.258 was just barely outside the 0.25 percent that would have allowed Love to request a recount.

Love, the only black female Republican in the House, was expected to issue a statement later about the race. Her staff said she is out of state for Thanksgiving, and would not give any interviews until after the holiday.

McAdams’ victory means House Democrats will hold at least 234 seats as the majority party in January when the new Congress is sworn in.

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Rep. Mia Love demands that Trump apologizes for racist remarks about Haiti and Africa

Republican Congresswoman Mia Love, who is Haitian-American of Utah’s 4th Congressional District issued a statement Thursday in response to a controversial comment by President Trump, in which he decried Haitian and African immigrants coming to the United States from “s—hole countries.”.

Read her statement below:

The President’ comments are unkind, divisive, elitist, and fly in the face of our nation’s values. This behavior is unacceptable from the leader of our nation. My parents came from one of those countries, took an oath of allegiance to it, and took on the responsibilities of everything that being a citizen comes with. They never took a thing from our federal government. They worked hard, paid taxes, and rose from nothing to take care of and provide opportunities for their children. They taught their children to do the same. That’s the American Dream. The President must apologize to both the American people and the nations he so wantonly maligned.”

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Mia Love leading in polls in her re-election campaign

A Utah Debate Commission poll shows Republican incumbent U.S. Rep. Mia Love with a surprising 19-point advantage in her re-match with Democratic challenger Doug Owens. Owens lost to Love by 5 percentage points two years ago, and since then, national Democrats and political handicappers have listed the race as one of the top targets for a Democratic pickup in November.

The most recent poll of the race, conducted for last month, showed Love with a 13-point advantage. Love had previously released internal polling that showed similar results.

If the race has swung that heavily to Love's advantage, it is likely that national Democrats could abandon Owens' campaign in favor of more competitive targets.


Thursday, May 26, 2016

How do you un-stereotype black republicans

I myself am a unabashed Democrats, but I do have friends and family (don'y worry I wont name you) who are republicans. Many don't fit the stereotypical self hating, docker wearing, black bashing stereotype that many African Americans have of black republicans. As a matter of fact you wouldn't know what their political affiliation was unless they told you. That's why I found this CNN story interesting. I hope you do too. George L. Cook III AfricanAmericanReports.Com

Once heralded as members of "The Party of Lincoln," black Republicans today are labeled everything from "confused" to "sellouts" to "Uncle Tom." How do you un-stereotype black Republicans? CNNMoney's Tanzina Vega investigates. Check out her story below.

Saturday, May 07, 2016

If Trump picks a black VP candidate who should it be?

By George L. Cook III EMAIL

Presumptive Republican presidential nominee, Donald Trump has handed off the job of searching for a vetting vice presidential candidates to Ben Carson. Now since Carson is leading the search it's highly unlikely that a black candidate will be chosen, but we now live in a world where Trump is the respective Republican nominee so anything is possible.

In wondering who Carson might look at and vet I came up with a short list (very short list) of respective candidates. Let's take a look at them.

Ben Carson: Highly unlikely as he has reportedly stated his does not want to be VP. He would also have trouble staying awake during meetings and would probably be a better fit as Surgeon General.

South Carolina U.S. Sen. Tim Scott Would be a great pick, intelligent, well spoken, understands the issues, and has the gift to be able to articulate his ideas to the masses. He will not be picked though because of all the aforementioned reasons. He also just has too much dignity to serve with Trump.

Former Secretary of State Colin Powell: Probably over qualified for the job, but would make a great VP. He would have an excellent grasp of foreign policy and military issues. His work and statements since leaving a life of public service should give him some distance from Bush 43. Problem is he is a man of extreme honor and dignity and would never serve under Trump. The second issue is that his wife wouldn't let him serve under a Donald Trump. I can hear her saying, "You had better not!"

Utah Rep. Mia Love: Supposedly a rising star in the GOP but she lacks any real experience, but this is the party that put Sarah Palin on a presidential ticket. But then again she would kill two birds with one stone. She is both black and female.

Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice: Very qualified, has the two birds with one stone thing going, but the association and fierce loyalty to Bush 43 would be an issue.

Herman Cain: No qualifications at all. He just here because he's African American and I didn't want the list to be too short.

So who do you think the pick will be from this list or could there be someone I didn't mention?

Friday, February 20, 2015

Black republicans response to Guiliani's outrageous Obama comments

Former NYC mayor Rudolph (I used to be relevant) Guiliani made some very negative comments about President Obama. In case you missed it his comments made at a New York fund-raising event for Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin are below.

“I do not believe, and I know this is a horrible thing to say, but I do not believe that the president loves America," said Giuliani, according to news outlets that had reporters at the dinner. "He doesn’t love you. And he doesn’t love me. He wasn’t brought up the way you were brought up, and I was brought up through love of this country.”

For those of you that thought that statement might have just been a temporary brain fart Guiliani followed it up the next day with this gem while trying to explain his comments to the NY Times:

“Some people thought it was racist — I thought that was a joke, since he was brought up by a white mother, a white grandfather, went to white schools, and most of this he learned from white people,” Mr. Giuliani said in the interview. “This isn’t racism. This is socialism or possibly anti-colonialism.”

Now I have been waiting for republicans and especially black republicans to step forward and admonish Guiliani for his comments. I thought that the party that claims it is trying to make inroads into the black community would be all over this like white on ri.... Whoa bad analogy there, but you get my point. I expected You know somebody like a Mia Love, Tim Scott, Will Hurd, or a black conservative group to speak out say something like, "I don't agree with the President Obama's policies but Guiliani crossed the line."

Well through my crack investigative reporting I have come up with a statement by black republicans on Guiliani's ridiculous remarks and that video is posted below:

Monday, February 09, 2015

Roland Martin to Co-Host Black Republican Luncheon

[SOURCE] TV One's liberal political commentator Roland Martin will co-host the Republican National Committee's Black Republican Trailblazer Award Luncheon on Wednesday in Washington D.C.

Buzzfeed reports that several Black Republican congresspeople, including newbies Rep. Will Hurd (R-TX) and Rep. Mia Love (R-UT) will be recognized at the event, which will pay tribute to Sen. Edward Brooke, III, who died last month. Additionally, 2016 presidential hopeful Dr. Ben Carson will be in attendance.

RNC chair Reince Preibus hopes that the event will help with outreach out to African-American voters and repair the relationship between Blacks and the GOP.

Tuesday, January 06, 2015

Mia Love joins Congressional Black Caucus

Rep. Mia Love (R-UT), the first black female Republican congresswoman, was officially sworn into office today and promptly joined the Congressional Black Caucus.

The Washington Post reports that Rep. Love became the sole Republican to join this group in this morning’s swearing-in ceremony, which inducted 44 members, three of them new, and one of them Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ).

Thursday, January 01, 2015

Elected Black Republicans Not Expected to be a Plus for the Community

Lorenzo Morris, a political science professor at Howard University in Washington, D.C., said that the Black community shouldn’t expect much from the Black Republicans during the next legislative session, because they won largely without Black voters. In addition, he said, their rank as freshmen lawmakers will limit their influence within the party.

“Their collective impact, if they are really outspoken, will just be on the plus side of zero, barely zero,” said Morris. “The obvious impact for Republicans is positive only to the extent that it shows visually, if not substantively, an outreach to minorities.”

Scott earned an “F” on the NAACP’s legislative report card during the first session of the 113th Congress from January 2013 – December 26, 2013.

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Saturday, November 08, 2014

Should NAACP have acknowledged historic victories by Tim Scott & Mia Love.

First in the interest of full disclosure let me state that I am a member of the NAACP and a democrat.

The NAACP released a statement following the 2014 mid-term elections in which the organization focused on voter suppression which is a legitimate issue. But what some have focused on (RNC, Fox News, etc.) is the fact that historic victories by both African Americans Tim Scott and Mia Love are not mentioned. Tim Scott became the first African-American elected to the US Senate from the south since reconstruction, and Mia Love became the first black republican female elected to the House of Representatives. I don't agree with the politics of either Scott or Love, but in my opinion if the NAACP represents all people of color then their accomplishments in the 2014 mid-terms should be acknowledged. What do you think? George L.Cook III

Read the NAACP's statement below:

This election was not about who won but rather the citizens who lost the right to participate. This first election post the Shelby v. Holder decision resulted in problems in every single state previously protected by the Voting Rights Act. For 49 years, these states were singled out because they had a history of discriminating against American voters. The Election Protection Hotline we manned with other concerned organizations fielded over 18,000 calls yesterday, many in those same states previously protected by the VRA. As we move forward—it is imperative that our newly elected Congress work with the NAACP and our partners to pass Voting Rights Act Amendment legislation that assures that all Americans have the franchise—our very democracy depends on it.

Wednesday, November 05, 2014

Mia Love: First black republican female elected to Congress

Republican Mia Love defeated her Democratic opponent Doug Owens in the race to represent Utah's 4th congressional district, the AP reported early Wednesday.

With that win, Love becomes the first black woman Republican elected to Congress.