By: Jennifer Lawson-Zepeda
Enter Mia Love, Mayor of Sarasota Springs, Utah…the darling of the Republican Party. Why? Because she parrots their asinine rhetoric and plays duck and dodge when asked direct questions — Romney style.
Ludmya “Mia” Bourdeau Love is the mayor of Saratoga Springs; and the sweetheart daughter of two parents from Haiti.
She’s a woman who ‘claims’ her father taught her to never to accept any handouts.
She’s a woman who claims she was taught to stand on her own two feet and pull herself up by the bootstraps.
Can I vomit now?
I love immigrants. I really do. I think they add to the texture of our country.
But, why do SOME immigrants think they can come to the U.S. and “fix” things for us with 50’s rhetoric we’ve already lived through that we learned from?
Why do they bring their baggage here filled with nasty racist and poverty filled assumptions about human beings and compassion, instead of open hearts?
First of all, take your asses back to Haiti or anywhere else, if you are teaching your kids that they should never offer help to others!
If you are this selfish, you don’t understand what it is to be an American!
America takes pride in it’s concept of compassion and citizenship. This seems to miss some who come here.
Come to America and enjoy! But don’t try to come here to tell us how it should be, thanks.
And I say the same thing about Americans who expatriate to other countries and do the same thing. It’s vulgar! You move to a country to appreciate its culture; not to inflict your skewed values upon it.
What is ‘citizenship,’ you may ask? It’s not that stupid idea that so many flag waving nationalists represent; where you must have legal documents to be a part of a community. That’s the Jethro Bowdeen Clampett school of thought…not what this country was founded upon.
Basically, citizenship breaks down to two things:
Citizenship is acting as a steward to your community in times of need. It is working as an individual inside of a community to improve the well being of all.
It’s giving back after you’ve taken.
So how is it that Ms. Mia Love, with her subsidized education missed all of this?
How is is that she doesn’t get that citizenship involves leaving school with an understanding of enough social and moral awareness in order to thrive in a community as a citizen and help others to thrive as well.
Ms. Ludmya “Mia” Bourdeau Love has stated that her motto, when it comes to things like federal subsidies, is get rid of them at all costs:
For example, among areas she lists she would most like every other American to stand on their own two feet include:
The Earned Income Tax Credits that middle Americans enjoy
Federal spending including reducing subsides for college tuition
Public Broadcasting Service
Food Stamps (EBT)
After all, fuck all those people who need help getting by while Ms. Mia Love takes her subsidized education and seeks office in Washington to control the subsidies of others.
In the “Mia” Lovescheme of lowering the budget, she would slam $60 billion dollars worth of federal cuts upon the rest of us.
Including all of the federal grants used in her own state of Utah to rain $70 million dollars down to build things like homeless shelters, affordable housing and offer subsidized rents.
But for her race to become the “first black woman Republican Congresswoman” Ms. Ludmya “Mia” Bourdeau Love has several policies that she most likely will throw her hands up in the air to answer.
In the Ms. Love’s scheme of things, she would wipe out subsidized education for those who cannot afford to attend college; even though her own tax statements list at least $30,000 in student loans that she obtained her education with.
Ludmya “Mia” Bourdeau Love is also certain that women should have a “choice” to pay for contraceptives by “having jobs.” However, she isn’t big on “choice” for a woman to choose her own decision about abortion.
She uses the word “choice” loosely in an amateurish rhetorical effort to cover the fact that she is for anything BUT choice. She’s parroting the Republican rhetorical game of using words understood to mean one thing, to mean exactly the opposite.
In fact, in covering her REAL agenda, which she finally admits if probed enough…that she doesn’t believe in abortion…she tries to sway the conversation away from Women’s Reproductive Issues by saying she doesn’t want women to get lost “in the weeds.” The weeds? Seriously, Ms. Love? You consider a woman’s reproductive rights asweeds?
But how does Ms. Love feel about the Lilly Ledbetter Act to champion wage equality? Is that sullying oneself ‘in the weeds’ too?
I mean, if you sway the conversation away from women’s reproductive rights during a discussion on women’s issues to stating that you want them to have “jobs to pay for contraception,” then, why would you endorse a party that wants to remove a woman’s right to equal pay on the job too?
After all, it was REPUBLICAN Senators who blocked Paycheck Fairness Act.
Republicans have not only denied the claim that their attacks on reproductive rights constitute a war on women, they’ve also pointed out that more women than men have lost jobs during President Obama’s tenure. In other words, Democrats are the real enemy of women, they’ve suggested.
But when conservatives in the U.S. Senate had the opportunity Tuesday to pass a bill that would have promoted equal pay for women and men, they blocked the Paycheck Fairness Act from passing. The bill would’ve penalized companies who discriminated against women workers, made it easier for women to learn if they were being shortchanged in pay, and helped women who sued companies for pay discrimination.
Mitt Romney, who’s pointed out the many job losses women have suffered under the Obama administration, has kept mum about his thoughts on equal pay for women. But Lilly Ledbetter, the Goodyear worker who fought her pay discrimination case against the tire giant all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court, is asking Romney to publicly support the Paycheck Fairness Act.
“You talk often about your unique understanding of the economy,” Ledbetter wrote to Romney Tuesday. “I’m troubled, though, that you don’t seem to understand the consequences of pay inequality. It’s not just about a paycheck and it’s not just a women’s issue – it’s a family issue.
(Source: Lilly Ledbetter Takes Romney to Task on Equal pay)
Where is Ms. “Mia” Love during all of this? Oh! I know…this must be weeds too!
While addressing what she would do to change things in Washington, she avoids answering the question — Romney-style.
She ducks and dodges and says that there is a lack of bipartisanship.
Ahem, ahem…that wasn’t the question, bimbo! And a lot of that lack of bipartisanship has a great deal to do with Republican filibustering .
You see, Mia Love loves to claim that her parents taught her to do life without handouts.
Make it on your own she says as she pays on her student loans. Don’t take subsidies she says, as her state accepted $70 million in federal subsidies.
In the Mia Love scheme of things, she would wipe out subsidized education for those who cannot afford to attend college; even though her own tax statements list at least $30,000 in student loans she obtained her education with.
Mia Love is also certain that women should have “a choice to pay for contraceptives” by “having jobs;” however, she isn’t big on choice for a woman to choose her own decision about abortion.
She uses the word “choice” loosely as an amateurish rhetorical effort to cover the fact that she is for anything BUT choice. She’s parroting the Republican rhetorical game of using words understood to mean one thing as exactly the opposite.
In fact, in covering her REAL agenda, which she finally admits if probed enough…that she doesn’t believe in abortion…she tries to sway the conversation away from Women’s Reproductive Issues by saying she doesn’t want women to get lost “in the weeds.”
While addressing what she would do to change things in Washington, she avoids answering the question, Romney-style
You see, she loves to claim that her parents taught her to do life without help.
All of this reminds me of singing, You can give me pig meat at a vegan convention.
Her use of the word “choice” which has come to mean reproductive freedom, now used as a placard for restrictive rights for women.
Her insistence that everyone but her should make it without government help.
All of it…PIG MEAT! Including the way they try to whiten up her name.
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