Meet Mia Love. You’ll be seeing a lot more of the Republicans’ first black congresswoman

Posted by on Nov 05, 2014 at 7:40 am

For at least half a century, the party of Lincoln has battled charges that it is racist, sexist and anti-immigrant.

Today, voters from a conservative state made those arguments a little bit harder to make. In Utah, Mia Love became the first black Republican woman — and first Haitian American — elected to Congress.

For the GOP — a house divided that faces significant demographic hurdles to winning the White House in 2016 even as it celebrates President Obama’s shellacking — this was huge. A party threatened with extinction among African Americans and immigrants now has someone to brag about in Washington. In a wave election less about fresh Republican ideas than fervid disapproval of all things presidential, Love’s compelling personal story is an oasis. She’s not just a black face in what’s often described as a party full of angry old white men. She’s a path forward.

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One Response to “Meet Mia Love. You’ll be seeing a lot more of the Republicans’ first black congresswoman”

  1. just a thought on 6/06/14 at 12:09 pm

    As an “angry old (Cosnervative) White guy,” I’m delighted to applaud Ms. Love’s victory. Here’s hoping that the new blood will not only stop the Left’s destruction of America, but be an obstruction to the complicity of foolish old Rinos.