Mia Love, the Mayor of Saratoga Springs, Utah enchanted the crowd during the Republican National Convention last night. For many, this speech was a strong affirmation for the America that brings hope to the world and offers the equality of opportunity lacking in the world.
Love explained, “My parents immigrated to this country with $10 in their pockets and the hope that the America they heard about really did exist.” She also reaffirmed, “The America I know is grounded in the determination found in patriots and pioneers!” The inspiring speech had some choice words for the president, as well. She said, “Mr. President I am here to tell you the American people are awake and we are not buying what you are selling in 2012.”
Mia Love (Image Source: CSPAN)
After her speech, Google searches went through the roof, and the internet was abuzz of the new shining star. Despite all this, the National Review reported that The NBC News page for “Tuesday Night’s RNC Speeches” does not include Love. The list of speeches also excludes Artur Davis, African American republican, who switched parties after being a vocal Obama supporter in 2008.
These speeches were also not aired by MSNBC. Why is the mainstream media ignoring the African American Republican speeches; most likely because they do not fit in the ongoing and entirely false narrative that black conservatives do not exist.
This misperception is perpetuated in an article in Time, sickeningly titled, “The RNC’s Diversity Pageant,” where the author says, “On the first night of the Republican convention, a mostly white, aging party did its best to avoid looking like it,” after speaking of Love’s performance.
As could be expected, the haters came out, too. For example, Mia’s Wikipedia page had some revisions, since deleted. TheBlaze reports “a number of screen shots indicate that Love was called a ‘dirty, worthless wh*re who sold her soul in the name of big business,’ and a ‘house ni**er.'” Several other revisions took place, and one is captured in a screenshot here:
And, as could be expected, the usual Twitter haters came out, one of the many tweets highlighted here:
@miablovethey smile in your face. money grabbers backstabbers. remember that you are just a house nigga playing puppet for massa
Â— Will Game (@RE_KINECT) August 29, 2012
Watch the inspiring RNC speech here: