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Mia Love speech at Republican National Convention 'pitch perfect' on national stage


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  • Cats Somewhere in Time, UT
    Aug. 30, 2012 9:19 a.m.

    P.S. Obviously all the Democrat precinct chairs have had their talking points texted to them.

  • Cats Somewhere in Time, UT
    Aug. 30, 2012 9:17 a.m.

    I'm loving all the liberal rationalizing on these posts. When someone knocks it out of the park and what she says is not in your personal self interest as a left-winger, I guess you have to come up with all these silly comments to try and discredit her.

    Pretty funny!

    Go Mia!

  • Instereo Eureka, UT
    Aug. 29, 2012 7:48 p.m.

    Bifftacular says "While she shines at the Republican convention, he runs from the Democratic Convention." Well, I think it's interesting that in Utah Democrats try to distance themselves from the National Democrats and their platform while Utah Republicans do everything they can to show how they align with the National GOP and its platform. Personally, I think the Utah Democrats have it right and they are being honest in what they are doing. The Utah GOP is showing that Utah is not a unique state and does things in its own Utah way and has for years but wants to now align itself with National politics that do not serve the people of Utah well. Utah democrats have learned to think for themselves. It's time Utah Republicans do the same.

  • freedomingood provo, Utah
    Aug. 29, 2012 7:24 p.m.

    (massive eye roll)

    When a black person at a republican gathering is NOT a huge deal, get back to me.

    I still disagree with her. Getting rid of the EPA and DOE is just a dumb idea.

  • J-TX Allen, TX
    Aug. 29, 2012 6:31 p.m.

    Old Man;

    Nothing is ever the fault of a Liberal.

    So the mutual funds in your 401K disintegrated? Who elected those funds instead of some nice conservative government bonds? (All 401K's need to have a range of risk options.) You did. You took the risk, you lost, now you blame a President and Vice President for your losses? Typical. Grow a pair.

  • J-TX Allen, TX
    Aug. 29, 2012 6:21 p.m.


    As a conservative Independent, I heartily endorse your term limit proposal. Now how do we get the BOZOs on capitol hill to vote themselves out?

  • Kent C. DeForrest Provo, UT
    Aug. 29, 2012 6:14 p.m.

    @Utah Businessman

    You must not have been paying attention for the eight years preceding Obama. But I hear it's mostly available on Youtube.

  • Utah Businessman Sandy, UT
    Aug. 29, 2012 3:59 p.m.

    @one old man

    "And "forced" to pay into Social Security? Thanks goodness I was because about half of my other "savings" in Mutual Funds disappeared under the "leadership" of President Cheney and his little buddy."

    I guess my mind is going--I do not remember a President Cheney!

  • one old man Ogden, UT
    Aug. 29, 2012 2:08 p.m.

    Utah Businessman -- Yes, I live in Ogden. I was just pointing out the hypocrisy of Love's rhetoric and her actions.

    And "forced" to pay into Social Security? Thanks goodness I was because about half of my other "savings" in Mutual Funds disappeared under the "leadership" of President Cheney and his little buddy.

    Sensible Americans don't think of it as being "forced" into anything. We view it as an insurance premium. One we can be pretty sure will be honored when we need it -- unlike health insurance premiums which may disappear in a flash when the company declares us ineligible due to a pre-existing condition or some other excuse.

  • John Pack Lambert of Michigan Ypsilanti, MI
    Aug. 29, 2012 1:23 p.m.

    Love is the type of strong speaker and moving figure we need in congress. She has young, innovative ideas. It is time for a new gaurd in congress, time to put out people who have been there since last century.

  • Utah Businessman Sandy, UT
    Aug. 29, 2012 1:01 p.m.

    @isrred & one old man

    So, you are saying that Mia raised taxes, brought in a lot of federal grant money, etc. in Saratoga Springs. I see that one of you is from Ogden, the other from Logan. It's interesting that you would both know so much about what the mayor did in a relatively small city 50-100 miles away from your place of residence--I am not saying you are being untruthful, but I would be very interested in hearing what the people from Saratoga Springs have to say about it.

    What say ye, Saratoga Springs residents?

    Re the "federal money", I am very much against federal "welfare" programs, but I take Social Security and use Medicare because I have been forced to pay into them for many years. I am sure that many mayors, governors, etc., find themselves in the same situation--they would much prefer to keep their own money and use it as they see fit, but they are forced to send a lot of $ to Washington, so they "play the game". It often creates a real dilemna for conservatives.

  • Hemlock Salt Lake City, UT
    Aug. 29, 2012 12:49 p.m.

    Heretic has obviously never listened to a teleprompter speech from our supreme leader if he criticizes Mayor Love on substance. As a former Matheson (and Obama) voter, it is refreshing to have someone with a vision of the future. The mainstream press has dropped all pretense of journalist professionalism and now is now in the undisguised elect-Obama mode. When a Black conservative speaks they are insulted as black female pawns, it's liberal racism at its worst. The truth is, females and minorities are considered good only if they are left wing sycophants.

  • Utah Businessman Sandy, UT
    Aug. 29, 2012 12:46 p.m.


    "i'm so embarrassed for Mia. this is affirmative action at it's finest. (sorry i'm strongly opposed to it.) i believe that she is nothing more than a black female political pawn. so sad."

    To me what is sad is that whenever a minority recognizes and speaks out regarding the greatness of the real America--freedom, personal resposibility, opportunity through hard work and the free market system, as opposed to the liberal, socialistic "hand-out" system--they are immediately branded as "political pawns".

  • happymomto9 Saratoga Springs, UT
    Aug. 29, 2012 11:51 a.m.

    i'm so embarrassed for Mia. this is affirmative action at it's finest. (sorry i'm strongly opposed to it.) i believe that she is nothing more than a black female political pawn. so sad.

  • Kent C. DeForrest Provo, UT
    Aug. 29, 2012 11:23 a.m.

    Sorry I missed Mia Love's rah-rah speech (not "raw raw," HVH, or is that actually what you meant?) Anyway, I watched the evening speeches and saw highlights from a few others. My goodness, that was rare drama last night. There was so much good fiction being spouted I'm sure I could win a Nobel Prize in literature if I could just get it all down on paper.

  • atl134 Salt Lake City, UT
    Aug. 29, 2012 10:46 a.m.

    "That is not the way to represent our Utahns that live in his district. "

    Well it seems like his constituents seem to like how he's been representing them since he keeps winning.

  • Happy Valley Heretic Orem, UT
    Aug. 29, 2012 10:41 a.m.

    I watcher her whole speech.
    It was political raw raw with no substance.
    Just catch phrases, and bumper stickers slogans.

    What Will you do Mia? Jason we're still waiting for him to do anything but phone it in.
    Mike lee seems to be keeping a low profile, wonder why?

    The big banner in the back that said "We build this" and then the National debt clock nearby, oddly accurate of the republicans.

    Matheson isn't going to the democratic convention because it's nothing but "preachin' to the choir" and accomplishes nothing more than self aggrandizing money changing, exactly like the republican convention. Matheson is a smart man to recognize this, in both parties.

  • one old man Ogden, UT
    Aug. 29, 2012 10:28 a.m.

    So this is the same fiscal conservative who increased property taxes three times in Saratoga Springs for a 110% increase? The same conservative who pulled in many Federal dollars in grant money for the city?

    And the same conservative who decries taxes, tax increases, and any Federal spending?

    The same conservative who will say what she has to say to fool people into voting for her?

    Yeah, right.

  • Forgotten pilot Taylorsville, UT
    Aug. 29, 2012 9:43 a.m.

    Strangely, I was impressed, when I heard from Obama a long time ago when he was running. Then I got very disappointed !

    Now with Mia, I again am impressed !. I do identify with her story because it is similar to what I went through when I came here.
    I knew that I could do better *here* than where I came from.
    I served this country and was proud of what I did in return of the hospitality the USA provided me.

    I do have a bit more faith in her because at least, she has very little in common with a Law Degree ...
    Let's hope that she will not forget what we as *soldiers* have sacrificed for the freedom of this great country.

  • rightascension Provo, UT
    Aug. 29, 2012 9:31 a.m.

    I would like to be impressed with this article -- but I find it one of the more condescending new reports in the recent news cycle. If a middle-aged white guy said any of this in public, I doubt it would get much attention. Ms Love does speaks well, nearly as well as Our President. Yet the same question applies to both him and her: what can they DO in government?

  • UtahBlueDevil Durham, NC
    Aug. 29, 2012 9:30 a.m.

    JWB.... I will disagree with you to this extent. Both parties need balance in their memberships. If we keep down this slide of only the most polarizing people get elected going forward, the grid lock we see today will be just a fond memory of the past. Both parties (and mostly the citizens of this nation) were best served when we have a vibrant group of Blue Dog Democrats and moderate Conservatives that dared to occasionally vote against their parties when it was the right thing to do. The gap between the parties and grown further apart, resulting in poor legislation by both sides.

    Obamacare was bad because it was not a true compromise. The votes the house has are a complete waste of time because they are voted on more on party line rhetoric than fixing any problems. No alternative has been put forward. No "fixes" have been put forward. Just immatures "no" votes in an attempt to score political points rather than actually fix a known problem.

    So I think having a moderating voice in the Democratic party is a good thing. Someone they can't always count on to play the party card.

  • isrred Logan, UT
    Aug. 29, 2012 9:14 a.m.

    "strong fiscal conservatives like Mia Love in Congress to do the tough work ahead of us."

    Mia Love has implemented infinitely greater increases in taxes in Saratoga Springs than Matheson has EVER voted for in Congress. Fiscal Conservative?? That's a good joke!

  • JWB Kaysville, UT
    Aug. 29, 2012 8:24 a.m.

    Again, Matheson is good but he has to tap dance and juggle at the same time with his party and do what Utahn's in his district want him to do. That is not the way to represent our Utahns that live in his district. He can't stand on the top of pudding and think he is not going to slip when dealing for his constituents.

    Mia Love is not seasoned as Jim Matheson is but she has the ability to do more than he does. Even though he keeps on winning with a change in his district periodically, it is not the most beneficial to have his vote really be forthright. With his party's leadership, he can't represent the best. He may get funds due to the President wanting votes from Utah, it is a state that both President Clinton and this President leave off the list of favorable states. We need a Mia Love that will do her best. She knows she is blessed to live in this great United States of America and shows her appreciation by running for office for our citizens.

  • metamoracoug metamora, IL
    Aug. 29, 2012 8:13 a.m.

    Shaun: Definitely just the ones who do not agree with my political views.

    For what it is worth, however, I am strongly in favor of term limits for politicians. I'd propose 12 years service in congress in any combination plus two terms as president for a total of 20 years in national public service.

  • JLFuller Boise, ID
    Aug. 29, 2012 8:10 a.m.

    Those who watched the Republican convention know what was said and it does not match what the news outlets of the left say happened. I can only assume that Mitt and Ann Romney, Artur Davis, Ted Cruz, and Mia Love terrify them so badly that they have lost all sense of reason. It is certainly obvious that Mia Love is a star.

  • Cats Somewhere in Time, UT
    Aug. 29, 2012 7:51 a.m.

    After all these years of political gamesmanship from Matheson, Mia is a breath of fresh air. I can't imagine how anyone could not vote for her.

    I hope Utahns are FINALLY on to Jim Matheson.

  • Shaun Sandy, UT
    Aug. 29, 2012 3:56 a.m.

    @dnsubscriber. Do you mean career politicians like Hatch, Boehnor, Mconnell, etc or just the ones who do not agree with your political views.

  • Bifftacular Spanish Fork, Ut
    Aug. 29, 2012 12:08 a.m.

    Mia Love is Matheson's worst nightmare. While she shines at the Republican convention, he runs from the Democratic Convention. Hilarious.

  • DN Subscriber Cottonwood Heights, UT
    Aug. 28, 2012 11:18 p.m.

    Maybe Mia Love will lose, but Matheson is untrustworthy to carry out his promises when he gets back in Washington and under the thumb of the radical leftists who control his party.

    Our country, and the future of our children and grandchildren really NEED strong fiscal conservatives like Mia Love in Congress to do the tough work ahead of us. Not career politicians who say one thing at home, and do another when voting in the House (unless given permission by Pelosi to vote the "right" way so he can be reelected.

    Mia Love for Congress!

  • Schwa South Jordan, UT
    Aug. 28, 2012 10:48 p.m.

    She's going to lose.

  • Mark B Eureka, CA
    Aug. 28, 2012 10:40 p.m.

    How great to be judged "pitch perfect" - by a campaign consultant.