November 5th, 2014 • iizthatiiz
Representative-Elect Mia Love of Utah, soundly rejected an attempt by CNN anchors to paint her win at the polling booths as some sort of ‘racial’ or ‘gender’ victory. Love was introduced into the post-election segment by CNN Morning host Michaela Pereira who acknowledged Love’s victory by inquiring of the winning candidate, why she had “won this time?” (*Love had run for the seat in 2012).
Ever gracious, Mia ignored the jibe, and acknowledged the citizens of her district who had responded to her positive campaign message, telling the network anchors that she was “absolutely humbled” by the confidence shown in her by her fellow constituents, and “proud” of her state.
That .. was not the answer CNN Morning anchors were aiming toward, as co-host John Berman interjected.. “Proud because they made history! You are the first black Republican woman to be elected to the House of Representatives!” As Michaela smirked alongside, Berman continued, “What took so long? And what needs to happen, what do you think needs to happen for more.. perhaps minorities to be elected by the Republican party?”
The soon-to-be Congresswoman wasn’t buying into CNN’s narrative, and calmly deflated the anchor’s entire premise.
“Well first of all, I think what we need to mention here, is this had nothing to do with race. Understand that Utahan’s have made a statement that they’re not interested in dividing Americans based on race or gender. That they want to make sure that they are electing people who are honest, and who have integrity. Who could be able to go out and actually make sure that we represent the values that they hold dear. And that’s really what made history here. It’s that race, gender .. had nothing to do with it. Principles had everything to do with it. And Utah values had everything to do with it. So that’s the history that we made here.”
Pereira took her turn: “I wanna challenge you on one point though, because there will be those that will say, not so much dividing on the basis of race, but just making sure everyone has a seat at the table..”
Love replied, “I wasn’t elected because of the color of my skin. I wasn’t elected because of my gender. I was elected because of the solutions that I put at the table. Because I promised I would run a positive, issues oriented campaign, and that’s exactly what resonated.”
Love’s responses were the perfect answer to a false, liberal media narrative. What these network anchors fail to grasp are common sense values .. such as, no one should get a ‘seat at the table’ based upon race or gender. Is it not much better to get there by earning the trust and faith of your fellow citizens? Trust in our ‘representation’ isn’t something to be handed out.
Kudo’s to the area residents of Saratoga Springs, who have wisely chosen a Congresswoman that will truly represent their issues and concerns. and who politely refused to fall sway to an attempt by the media to impose “their” narrative onto the citizens of her district.