Forbes is now reporting that there was such a law in the 1970s, backing up
Mia's immigration story. Mother Jones deliberately misrepresented the
facts to try and help Matheson win re-election.
"The Liberal Dems must really be worried about Mia Love's rise in the
polls!"I don't know... what about moderate Dems... should
they be concerned? What does this mean? "So... it appears that
it is fine if an anchor baby's family turns out to be a Democrat but not if
they turn out to be otherwise."Last I checked, Mia is a
Republican. What are you saying here? Her parents are democrats... ? Or that
you are struck buy the conditional rage of some where if they are Latino and
have anchor babies... they are vile... but if they are black and republican...
then they are champions of immigration? If I am to understand this
correctly... if hispanics came here pregnant, had their babies here, and then
used that to create the right to stay here... that would be ok? Really? The
fact that Mia's family was here not on a green card, or a work visa, but a
tourist visa, that makes everything ok. So all these hispanics need to do is
secure tourist visas and have babies here, and everyone will be fine with it
then.Good to know. What a simple solution.
Boy, she is a brave woman to want to fight a battle with anyone who thinks they
know better what is right for this country than the voters. If I lived in her
District, I would definitely not have any problem casting my vote for her. My
ancestors gave their lives because of religious persecution, and also for
wanting to settle this land and make it a great country. I am sure that those
running for office should do a little history study and see what made this
country great, It certainly was not the politicians, but those who served so
well in the early days, as well as each veteran who has served in the many wars
that have been in place since the Revolutionary War.
No matter how people twist it, she came here legally. Nothing wrong with that.
Many want the automatic birthright discontinued, because it's no longer
relevant. I agree, but we punish those who don't follow current law. She
did follow the current law. There is no similarity between her and
the dreamers, she is here legally, they are not, and they did not follow the law
at 18 to become legal.Those who support the crime of illegal
immigration still try to justify the actions of those here illegally with legal
immigrants. It's not the same, and the guilty should pay according to the
laws of the land.
So... it appears that it is fine if an anchor baby's family turns out to be
a Democrat but not if they turn out to be otherwise.
Wow! The Liberal Dems must really be worried about Mia Love's
rise in the polls!
Those attacking Mia here are generally those who attack Mormons and
conservatives all over the internet in their effort to push a certain agenda.Matheson has been dishonest about many things, especially Mia. What
birther liberals care? Mother Jones fired Michael Moore for being
too honest (yes BAHAHAHA) and sent that Mitt "secret video" out when
America was opening her eyes (so the MSM could accuse Mitt of not caring because
he admitted those voting for Obama weren't concerned about the jobs
he'd create and taxes he'd lower), distracting us from 911 2012, while
the "administration" again lied to us about the known terrorist attacks
that they did nothing to prevent) and while Obama's foreign policy was
going up in dishonest flames etc. And now they are going after Mia, just when
she reported that she pulled ahead. We have to wonder why they think she is such
a powerful force for good? I don't care if her parents were legal. I
hope she can help stop the agenda that would destroy traditional families,
freedom of religion, neutral and free press, and our economy. The four most
important vertebrae in the backbone of any Nation. : )
What's the big deal? Democrats love and embrace the whole illegal
immigrant, anchor baby thang! The hypocracy is amazing. Liberals bring this up
like they think its a big scandal. So basically, they just gave democrats a
great reason to vote for Mia Love. Bottom line Republicans just
plain old need her vote in the House. Matheson might be a blue-dog but
he's not a reliable one and we truly can't rely on him to vote in the
best interest of Utah's core values.
Lets summarize the story that Mia Loves tells. Her parents came here legally,
then she was born in a US hospital. Mia is a legal citizen. Shortly after she
was born, her parents were able to send for her siblings, who all came here
legally. As the years passed by, her parents met the legal requirements to
become legal citizens. So far, nothing illegal has occured. The only thing
that Mia does not know is the laws that allowed her parents to come on a Tourist
visa, then become citizens.To the libs and their ilk that that
can't understand why Mia is against illegal immigrants and the loopholes
that allow them to stay, I have a simple question. Why do you refuse to accept
the simple fact that Mia has learned about the ill effects of illegal
immigration and has chosen to stand buy her convictions?
Matheson has learned a great deal from his president Obama, Chicago style
politics being the most notable. Sad Jim very sad, time for you to come home.Character assination, new Democratic style,tear into your opponent with lies
an inuendo, where are the Democrats I used to know???
The nation (maybe even the world - certainly the LDS world)....or at least the
awake/alert portion thereof... will be watching (the election-night news
coverage) to see the answer to George Will's recent question: Will Utah
send their Love to Washington?Will voters in the most Republican
state send a person of color to Congress? Or will the racist fraction of the
Utah GOP abandon her - and lessen chances for a continued Republican majority
in the House - by choosing to send another good old white boy back to vote for
Nancy Pelosi for Speaker?It will be interesting to see what the
Republicans / Mormons in Utah do on this one. Having participated in Utah
politics up-close long ago, I'm hoping for Love, but expecting hate.
It is not ironic that Mia Love has become a national poster child for the
Republican party. It is ironic and sadly amusing that, in her widely broadcast
campaign ad, she proclaims a stake to the "future of our children" while
being surrounded by a throng of cookie cut-out white kids. Has she adopted her
constituency so that her constituency will adopt her?
Maybe this is a good thing. Maybe this will help us conservatives take a more
thoughtful approach to the immigration issue. By the way, the Republican Party
is wrong on the immigration issue, and I am a Republican. The party has been
seized by this ultra right wing faction that is now referred to as the
"base." Although I agree with most issues, the party agenda has created
a nightmare for rational governance, and made it darn near impossible for Mitt
Romney to get elected. Immigration is a function of supply and demand. If there
are jobs, they will come. There was a huge labor gap that began in the early
90s, which correlated with a huge illegal immigration wave. Our immigration laws
need a drastic overhaul. We conservatives need to stop this "rule of
law" divisive argument and understand how to make this issue work for us,
and win over the huge and growing conservative Hispanic community. We're
not going to deport 12 million people, so let's get real about making this
work. Mia's story is inspiring, and I hope she wins. But I also hope we can
get realistic and responsible about immigration.
coleman51Orem, UTMia Love is a legal citizen no matter what side of
the story is told. What matters in this story is that Mia Love is a U.S.
citizen…8:22 a.m. Sept. 26, 2012============ Irony of the Day – Mia Love is a Tea Party Darling.The Tea
Party wants to repeal the 14th Amendment to the Constitution [you know,
stripping away Mia Love’s U.S. citizenship.]Yes, can you say
Love last week: "One of the reasons you should elect me is this amazing
personal story that has shaped who I am."Love today: "How
dare you bring my personal story into this election, that's
personal!"Tomorrow: "My parents came to this
There is a big difference between what Mia Love is running for and what
President Obama ran for. It is a requirement of the person running for
Presidential office to be born in the United States of America or qualifying for
that type of status, such as people born overseas while their parents are
working for the United States of America.Congressmen and
Congresswomen have a completely different role in our government. They
don't control every aspect or potentially every aspect of our lives. They
get elected by their district every two years, which is a very short and
controlled environment with all 400 plus elected throughout the United States of
America. The President is for the whole country and has almost
absolute power as the Chief Executive and Commander-in-Chief of the military
stationed throughout the world.For the party that doesn't want
to deal with the immigration issue, the Democrats and Jim Matheson have bowed to
low levels of campaigning by bringing this issue up. Jim Matheson has stooped
very low on this issue. He may not have written the article but isn't
standing up for people that come from non-freedom countries
It seems completely logical that Ms. Love's documents be under close
scrutiny just the way our President has had his birth records looked at. It
matters little who brought up the issue. When you throw our hat into the ring,
you had better know where you came from, who you came from and how you really
got where you are.
Why did it take Mother Jones to report this? Weren't the reporters at, say,
Deseret News, doing their job?
What is a shame is that Congressman Matheson is not supporting her in this
process but is on the defensive saying he had nothing to do with it.As a son of a very reputable and most respected Governor and statesman type
father, he should be on the bandwagon to help her defend her name. He should
not let the media control this lambasting that they are doing. What
is ironic is that the Democrats want all those votes from the ethnic groups
around the country and use this type of mechanism to gain votes. That shows you
how low the liberals will go to throw mud on a person that has been successful
in life.She is a public servant and has been a person that put her
life in public view and has accepted that type of responsibility to help others
at the sacrifice of a life that is more private. She was very
poised yesterday as the local media kept on prying into her life and trying to
open up more information so they could be the yellow press informants to the
world. She did an outstanding job in displaying her qualities that
will help Utahns forever
Yeah yeah yeah, blame the liberal media bla bla bla.Yet, when the
GOP wants attention, they'll use that "same" media to spew their
hate and zing their opponents. Now Mia is being called out and she blames the
media? You can't have it both ways! The other thing, hypocrisy.
Mia Love, you complain about the civility of the campaign and then you
irresponsibly blame Matheson for the ad? Huh? If you want more civility then
please, begin it yourself.Last thing, why is it that Mia Love is
always pictured with a Romney picture, slogan, or logo? I thought she was her
"own" person and not just a "party" person like the opponent she
constantly attacks?I hope once Matheson wins again Love can go away
from politics. She's truly not a breath of fresh air as she claims.
She's just more of the same partisan politicians out there merely looking
to win by smearing.
"While it may be in question of how much the Matheson campaign is involved
in the story, there is no doubt that liberals like Matheson want to sully Mia
Love in any way they can."I am amazed comments like this can be
made with a straight face. Have you not been around the last 3.5 years and seen
the constant drone of questioning if Obama is an American or not, or if he is
Christian or not?It takes some moxie to present this in a partisan
tone, and make claims that this is typical "liberal" behavour. Does the
term "birther" not resonate at any level?
I was one of the people who was called for the "poll" that Mia refers
to. It was one of the most biased, and frankly, offensive things I ever listened
to, I actually challenged the person conducting the poll at one point, something
I have never done, and he actually apologized and said that he was just hired to
ask the questions. Mia's decision to cling to those ridiculous poll numbers
anyway, that fly in the face of polls conducted by responsible professionals,
combined with her insistence on continuing to tell what is now apparently a made
up story concerning her parents' immigration, her factless, accusatory,
knee-jerk reaction to questions about the facts of her story (questions she
never answered, by the way), her policy to cut things like Pell Grants and
students loans (things she personally used to get her own education), and
cutting basic help for Utah's poor children (support she and her family
relied on when she was a child herself), speak volumes about her personal
integrity, and the kind of Representative she would be.
Mia Love is a legal citizen no matter what side of the story is told. Questions
about her citizenship are not being asked in this case, only the story of how
she got here in the U.S. While it may be in question of how much the Matheson
campaign is involved in the story, there is no doubt that liberals like Matheson
want to sully Mia Love in any way they can. It is increasingly obvious that if
they can't beat their opponents on the right with ideas, they have to
resort to character assassination. What matters in this story is that Mia Love
is a U.S. citizen and that she does not represent the ideas of Barack Obama,
Nancy Pelosi, and the liberal wing of the Democratic Party as Matheson does.
This was probably what she was told when she was growing up. Why make an issue
of it? Nothing to see here. Move on.
To TRUTH 7:05 p.m. Sept. 25, 2012There is no doubt in my mind that
Jim Matheson orchestrated this story in mother jones.....it's totally
racist to boot!-------------------You want to play in
the gutter? Okay -- I'll play your game.It is just as likely,
if not more so, that this controversy was raised by Mia Love supporters who want
to get sympathy for their candidate.BTW -- there is nothing racist
about this issue. Anti-immigrant -- yes; racist -- no
To Whattheheck? 5:40 p.m. Sept. 25, 2012. . . BTW, is there a
conservative Mother Jones out there?-------------------Yes there is. AM talk radio and FoxNews.
macamus I Second your excellent comments.
@firstamendment: To love someone just because someone else hates them is not
logical. You are supposed to love everyone - but not necessarily what they do.
I don't know Ms. Love, but I am getting so tired of her ads that make it
sound like Jim Matheson is the pentultimate democrat, and, therefore, in league
with Satan, himself. I am also tired of the partisanship in this country on both
sides of the aisle - politicos who don't care about the good of the
country, and would sacrifice everything to gain or maintain the power. Although
a registered republican, I consider myself an independent, voting for those
whose stands align most closely with mine. Frankly, there are few republicans
left who meet that test. Vitriol is now the norm. When I read this story, I was
grateful that Ms. Love is not already a US Rep, because her knee-jerk reaction -
to blame Matheson for pushing this story - is probably indicative of how she
would behave in Congress, basing her decisions on fantasy and inuendo instead of
facts and figures; protecting herself and her party before gathering the
information needed to react appropriately. Mia, you have not earned my vote.
jPRof, so your comments has an interesting twist. Having said that, so does
that mean you are going to vote for Romney/Ryan given your criteria that a
candidate must take responsibility for their OWN actions?
Re: "The Irony here is almost overwhelming."I agree --
leftists have become "birthers."
Mia Love is an American citizen and while Matheson and his PAC ally's,
Mother Jones, want to dig up any dirt they can, it does not change that fact. My
relatives in Utah are already starting to say, "I was for Matheson before I
was against him," because of his and the efforts of the Democrat Party to
There is so much hypocrisy from both parties when it comes to immigration. The fact is she is a U.S. citizen from birth; however, her parents were
not U.S. citizens and perhaps not even Permanent Residents at the time of her
birth. There is a sizeable group on the far right wing who want to take away
automatic birthright citizenship to those born without at least one U.S. citizen
parent. Many within her own party would strenuously argue that she should not
have obtained citizenship. Many of the posts here argue that the so
called immigration sins of her parents should not be answered on her head.
These are the same people who strenuously argue against the Dream Act. The truth is only true when it is convenient.
So you're telling me that a politician might embellish a story for personal
political gain? I find that hard to believe.
Mia Love - born to parents in the country on tourist visa's to enable them
to stay in the country by her own account, and a hero and patriot to the
conservative right.Obama born to an American women in Hawaii - a
muslim socialist non American to the conservative right.The Irony
here is almost overwhelming. Does this mean conservatives will be
backing off the :legal American rhetoric toward Obama or the many of their Utah
neighbors who received legal status through their kids? Or is it if you vote
Republican, its not an issue, but if you vote otherwise then your resident
status and how it was obtained is an issue?
She was a citizen going to college, not here illegally. Their are Democrats and
Republicans against people here illegally getting in state tuition. It's
bait to lure more people to break the law. The article shows that
liberal sites like Mother Jones are against illegal immigration. Why else would
they make such a big deal out of it. The pro-illegal making an issue out of a
Might just prove that whatever side of the aisle you're on, children do not
make the decision, good, bad, or indifferent, for what their parents choose for
them in where or how they grow up. Sometimes, even the parents get only the hand
they are dealt, and, like card players, have to play the best game they can. So
why, like her politics or not, blame Mia and her sibs for the way they did or
didn't become citizens? Even if I lived there, there's little chance
I'd vote for her. But I can't see what her birth situation has to do
with the price of tea in China, do you? If it inspired her, or her constituency,
fine. So do Bible stories, Aesop's fables, and Anderson's fairy tales.
Now let's get on with the voting, like citizens of all parties should do.
I know many of the comments here and everywhere are by full time activists
pushing a certain liberal agenda. I wonder why the liberal "Mother
Jones" (the magazine that fired Michael Moore for being too honest : ) and
is going after Mitt full throttle) would be taking such an interest in attacking
Mia Love? Hmmmmmm? Is Mia that much of a force for good? The more liberals
hate her, send racist threats, and twist, the more we love her!!!!!! Go Mia, help save America! And, shame on Matheson for lying about her.
I don't care if she believed her parents, or only now looked
into their story. My wife is an immigrant, and she doesn't know the
details of laws or how her parents got here. I don't care if Mia's
parents were illegal, legal, etc. She's a much better person than
Matheson, and has done so much good for Saratoga Springs.All Mathson has
done is make it easier for Obama to push his agenda. And who is
looking at Matheson's ancestry, or even his honesty in his ads? IS there
anywhere we can go where they examine liberal agendas with honesty?
This story is pointless and won't affect my vote at all. I'll still be
voting for Matheson.
NeilTIf she was an anchor baby she was a citizen going to college.
She received in state tuition.
If Mia truly was an anchor baby then she should have paid out of state tuition
to attend college. Isn't that wwhat conservatives want. BTW does any
anyone else see the hypocrisy of the Repubs here.
Go Mayor Love, Go!We believe in you and your principles!Don't
let the turkeys get you down!
Hearing the liberal voters question someone over immigration stories is
hilarious. How many sad immigration stories have I read with holes in them,
including Obama that still has gaps in his history.She's not
responsible how she came here. And as a citizen she doesn't need to return
to Haiti to become legal.She was born here. Yet everyday we read
stories about children brought here that never went home and come back legally.
And most of the people who support Matheson defend them every day. This paints the Democrats in an entirely new color in regards to immigration.
Immigrant stories are always so inspirational. Sometimes they are more than
inspirational, particularly when the backstory becomes available. Although
partisanship plays a significant role in how a particular story plays out in the
media, one might assume that the "Coming to America" story is heartfelt.
Coming from Haiti, Vietnam, or Cuba makes for a more powerful story
in the minds of certain people than coming from Guatamala, Mexico, or Columbia.
Ask Marco Rubio and the suggestion that his family "escaped"
Castro's tyranny eeveral years before Castro actually came to power.
It's still a great story, but not as originally intended to score political
points.It would be interesting to learn these storys aside from the
political ramifications. It would also be useful for current and future
candidates not to use selective-memory in using politically-charged terms like
"anchor baby" to demonize individuals when it is politically expedient
to drum up opposition against one's opponent, particulary when there is
such a fight over immigration as in today's election cycle.If
anything, this only reaffirms the need for realistic, practical immigration
reform and not the politically-driven nonsense that passes for partisan
Re: "Questions raised about Mia Love's immigrant parents story"What questions? Liberals aren't attacking its truthfulness.
They're not attacking her character. They're not suggesting she's
a member of some immigration ring or conspiracy. So what are the questions?Socialist Mother Jones magazine destroyed its own premise about her
being an anchor baby, noting that no law permitting such a thing existed, either
now or then.So what are the questions?There IS a certain
delicious irony in this story -- the only question of any interest left appears
to be whether she was born in the US or not.In other words, the left
has apparently become a gaggle of racist "birthers."
Thanks, DN, for running this story. Mia's current account of
her parents' coming to this country is different (and not as inspirational)
as the one she told to Lee Benson in his Jan. 17, 2011, column. Don't
believe me? Go back and check it out.
Allen#2: My thoughts exactly! My similar post was denied. I guess
I didn't state my point as eloquently as you did.Apparently
it's OK to say that Matheson and Obama need a rest but not OK to say the
same about Orrin Hatch. Go figure.
@Truth: Good for you!@DN: My posts are not posted for using the
word "crap." Now, I don't believe it's a vulgar word, but you
need to be consistent with your denials!
firstamendment: "Matheson and Obama have been in long enough. They need a
rest."How does Obama's 4 years compare to Orrin Hatch who
has been a senator for 36 years and how does Obama's 4 years qualify for a
posting about Mia Love?
I thought mia love was born in a log cabin she built herself and walked to
school and back home...both ways uphill... barefoot.Just like all
the other politicos?Did she embellish her $10.00 story?Who knows? Did she forget to mention her family possibly received
some help from the federal government?Who knows?Would
she be considered an anchor baby if she were born today?Who
knows?It's that time of the election season when all sorts of
Karl Rove type informational non-political super-pac tidbits are given to voters
who are blessed with inquiring minds.
@truth so you believe it in your mind so it must be true. Sounds like goof
Just a question - how long can you be in the US on. Tourist visa?
There is no doubt in my mind that Jim Matheson orchestrated this story in mother
jones.....it's totally racist to boot!
@whattheheckfox news, Washington post, the drudge report, red state, town
hall, newsmax, Rush Limbaugh, CNS, national review, etc etc.....
The controversy over Mia's parents citizenship is as silly, unnecessary and
objectionable as the brouhaha over Elizabeth Warren's right to claim Native
American lineage. Warren's opponent in the Senate race
Massachusetts is accusing her of being too white to be Amerindian. He needs to
visit us out West and spend a little time on a reservation to appreciate the
diversity of modern Native American's skin color. Whether
it's stereotyping over "anchor babies" or on racial appearances, it
is offensive and beneath us as Americans.
The issue is not the legality of her parents' immigration. That is a
non-story as it relates to Ms. Love. The issue is her possible hypocrisy over
illegal immigration. She derisively refers to children, American citizens, born
to illegal immigrants as "anchor babies." She advocates leaving them
here to be orphaned or to follow their parents back to a land that is not their
home. She does this, while allegedly being one of these children herself. If she was a liberal democrat, she would be held up as a standard for
those who are caught in this troublesome situation, proving that they can be and
are good citizens. If she was a conservative republican that didn't demean
these children, she would also be held up to that standard. The issue is she is
allegedly hypocritical. Her party membership has nothing to do with that.
@sls"It's time for the media to get out of politics and
return to reporting the news" do you understand why we have an
independent media? learning a little history could really serve you well.
Yeah, it's so rotten for liberals to raise questions about the birth
circumstances of the other party's candidate. Republicans would never do
I, for one, have decided who I am voting for, and I'm not sure I can stand
watching anymore TV, reading the news, etc with all this media CRAP for another
5 weeks. Seriously, I don't care where you buy your shirts or what
happened with the immigration of a candidate's parents. Election time in
America? IMO, it brings out the worst in candidates and media. It should NOT be
that way. Let's vote the issues, if we can filter them out with all the
distractions and detractors. BTW, is there a conservative Mother Jones out
Is Mia responsible for her parents immigration? Obama can't
remember if he was registered as a foreign student. He can't remember the
exact story either.
@firstamendment"Hannity talked about how MSNBC etc turned off
the cameras when she spoke at the RNC..."And Fox didn't put her
on when she spoke either. Point lost.
I think Ms. Love's story sounds suspicious!. We know what a fine
congressamn Jim Matheson is, he has a track record to prove it. Ms. Love
isn't showing the kind of leadership we need by the way she is spinning her
When a story like this is against a republican candidate, apparently it's
not newsworthy.When a story like this is against Obama, it is still
believed almost four years later by those same people that deem it not
newsworthy against their own.If people aren't laughing out loud
at the irony and hypocracy of this, they have no sense of humor whatsoever.
Most Truthful and Patriotic asks: Mia should be proud of her family's
story.In fact, she should give lessons on how an entire family can
survive on "$10 in their pocket" without having help from anyone.There's food.There's rent.There's
transportation.How do you accomplish any of that, on only $10, after
stepping foot in a foreign country?The answer, Oh Most Truthful One,
was WELFARE. Have you heard of that? And somehow, for Mia and her family,
it's okay. But for others it's terrible, terrible, terrible.How about changing your screen name to something like Most Hypocritic and
@Ett: It was the Deseret News who posted the story about Mia Love being a
"miracle", and it is Mia Love who is hypocritically criticizing
immigrants who are doing the same thing her parents did. Remember how Larry
Craig fought gay rights so passionately. Mia Love is doing the same thing when
it comes to immigration.
Mother Jones is typical of the moral relativism practiced by Liberals. They
stamp their feet when anyone tries to stem the tide of illegal immigration, but
when there's any doubt of a Republican candidate's immigration status,
and they're on it, like dogs on a bone. It demonstrates how insincere they
are about such issues, preferring to exploit them, when it's convenient.
I'm a Mia Love fan, and would vote for her if I could, but I wish had never
opened the door on this issue by making a point of stating her parents came here
legally. Big mistake. Hard work and self-reliance is fine to emphasize, but a
back handed slap at illegal immigration doesn't gain her anything and may
come back to haunt her.
It's the "media's" job to be the public watch-dog.I know some news is slanted and biased, but I applaud the DN for at least
publiching this story.[case in another point - Sentor Fiscal
Responsibility Mike Lee's home foreclosure.]She and her parents
also benefited from Affirmative Action and being part of that lazy 47% who leech
off the Government - as Mitt calls them.Like other Tea-Party
darlings -- Senator Fiscal Responsibile Mike Lee and his home foreclosure, Mia Love can dish it, but can't take it when calling their bluff.slsColumbia, MOEnough said... It's time for the media
to get out of politics and return to reporting the news.12:51 p.m.
Sept. 25, 2012========= i.e., Fox News?! Enough
Liberals are really trying to stop her. Hannity talked about how MSNBC etc
turned off the cameras when she spoke at the RNC, and they have hacked her
website, used racial slurs, and now are trying to dig up dirt on her family. I
admire her strength and calm replies. Keeping her out of Congress
must be really important to them. That might mean they're afraid
she's doing something really good and might slow a certain agenda. So, the
more they hate her, the more we love her!!!!! : ) The people of S.
Springs overwhelmingly supported her in the primaries. Matheson's ad's
argue that we don't have to love her record, just because she has such an
awesome persona. But the people I know love her because of her record, AND
because she's such an amazing person. Matheson and Obama have
been in long enough. They need a rest.
sls of Columbia, Mo., wrote, "It's time for the media to get out of
politics and return to reporting the news." BAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! That may well
be the funniest and most ridiculously ironic comment I've ever seen posted
on this site.
I don't care how Mia's parents became citizens, and her supposed
status as an "anchor baby" bothers me not at all. I am, however,
mightily concerned about her conduct in this affair. First, she stretched the
truth to make her story sound more inspirational to the voters. In this era of
greater emphasis on fact-checking journalism, her story was checked out by a
reputable -- though admittedly liberal -- magazine and found to be at least
partially false. So how did she respond? By blaming Matheson instead of owning
up to the fact that she stretched the truth. The second lie is an obvious
attempt to cover the first. That's the behavior of a 5-year-old caught with
her hand in the cookie jar. Is this the kind of person I want representing me in
Congress? One who will say or do anything to keep from taking responsibility for
her own actions? No, I don't think so. If this were my district, Mia would
have just lost my vote. I'd be voting to re-elect Rep. Matheson.
Mia should be proud of her family's story.In fact, she should
give lessons on how an entire family can survive on "$10 in their
pocket" without having help from anyone.There's food.There's rent.There's transportation.How do you
accomplish any of that, on only $10, after stepping foot in a foreign country?
The other Salt Lake paper portrays Matheson as supporting this inquisition.Frankly, Deseret News should have left this story in the round file in the
conference room.This is a non-story unless someone digs up the documents.
It's merely conjecture, not news.
...Dirty politics goes both ways, both parties are guilty
The liberal media again? Funny, Ms. Love tries to use her "story" to
her advantage in her campaign, but when somebody questions it that is wrong and
they are part of the evil liberal media. But it is ok to have elected officials
attempt to keep President Obama off the ballot, because he doesn't have
live video of his birth with the name of the hospital and 400 witnesses to prove
he was born in America. Sounds a little hypocritical to me.
Mother Jones is the same outfit that obtained and publicized the secret and
edited video of Mitt Romney talking at a fund raiser about all the Americans who
don't pay taxes. This outfit is out to crucify Republicans in this
election. Enough said... It's time for the media to get out of politics
and return to reporting the news.
This is very amusing that media would go after this aspect of Love while there
are many other obviously glaring holes in her political career that would be
much better targets.
She is running for PUBLIC office, why should this be off limits? I am sure Mia
is truthful in her statements, but that does not mean that her Parents were
truthful with her.
Whio cares about what these clowns think? If Mia Love was born in the states,
she's a citizen. Doesn't matter to me what happened, or didn't
happen to her parents. If they were originally legal great. IF they
weren't legal, they apperantly became legal.Not influencing my
vote at all.
I think it was rash to lay blame to the Matheson campaign without proof. Mia
Love has garnered national attention, and has thus presented herself as a target
for anti-republicans everywhere. Her story has gained so much attention that
this sort of thing was only a matter of time. Am I suggesting that Matheson had
nothing to do with it? I can't prove one way or the other, but I feel it is
a mistake to rashly accuse without proof. It is understandable given the
emotions that such accusations would arouse in Candidate Love. I really hate
mudslinging in politics. It irreversibly hurts candidates, and can't be
verified or debunked until the damage has been done.
"If Mia was a liberal democrat her story would be heralded and held up as a
shining example."=====If she were a liberal
Democrat, it might be Jan Brewer or good old boy Sheriff Joe making an issue of
it.As far as I'm concerned, it's a non-issue.
Ms. Love is the initiator of the story about her parents immigrating to the U.S.
Why then should she object to checking out the validity of that story? After
all, she wasn't even born at the time, so whatever story she portrays is a
second-hand point of view. Facts, not spin, are what matter. She
should welcome scrutiny as a means to verify her family story instead of
deflecting questions and pointing fingers. Whatever the truth, I wish
candidates would stop politicizing issues, and get down to the bottom line
If Mia was a liberal democrat her story would be heralded and held up as a
shining example. But she is a conservative Republican so she is torn apart by
liberal organizations and the left leaning media.
so the liberal media, Mother Earth, is alleging sins of the parents they can
answer on the head of the child. sad the depths to which liberals will stoop to
Did Mitt Romney counsel her on how to speak or run a campaign? The GOP is just
pathetic with the ghosts in the closet and blaming others when the issues come