Moderate Democrat Jim Matheson has long been a top target of Republicans and Mia Love came closer than anyone ever has to knocking him off in 2012.
In the process, she made a name for herself. She reached out to bloggers, embraced the Tea Party and stood up for conservative principles. Her speech at the Republican National Convention also drew good reviews.
In addition, Love came across extremely well in her interview with Right Wing News.
3. You said you have an extensive plan to reduce government spending that includes ending the “Department of Education, and repealing President Barack Obama’s health care law.” Can you tell us more about that?
Excessive government regulation is stifling economic growth in American and contributing to our unsustainable national deficit. I plan to tackle policies, programs and bureaucracies that impose unreasonable regulations on business and individuals and that limit local control. I believe the federal government does not know how to educate our children better than our local schools and parents.
No single congressional representative can repeal Obamacare on their own. There is no magic pen that allows a member of congress to sign away any of our overgrown departments. The ability to create massive changes lies in the voice of the people. The people in this country have spoken. They do not want Obamacare. They are tired of ineffective government programs. They are tired of the abuses of the EPA. My plan is to take that message with me and work tirelessly, with anyone who is willing to work with me, and peel away the layers of oppressive federal control.
4. I want to quote the beginning of a column you wrote about the Tea Party, “I have yet to meet a tea party member who wants to see me “hanging on a tree,” as U.S. Rep. Andre Carson of Indiana recently suggested. He says the tea party considers me a second-class citizen. In truth, as a black conservative woman in Utah, I have been welcomed into the arms of a freedom-loving movement. The tea party reflects the principles of freedom and prosperity black Americans have long fought to win.” Why do you think so many liberals accuse the Tea Party of racism?
The Tea Party movement has succeeded in shifting the national political narrative toward reducing government spending and programs. For decades the federal government has expanded well beyond its constitutional limitations, creating unsustainable debts and deficits with severe consequences to our economy and our people. Wrangling over what to cut and eliminate is a relatively new process in Washington which threatens the liberal left agenda of expanding government and programs. Shouting racism has long been a weak tactic for attempting to shut down debate in the absence of a principled response.
5. You said, “I would join the Congressional Black Caucus and try to take that thing apart from the inside out.” Tell us why.
I am often asked if I would join the Congressional Black Caucus. It is my intention to join the CBC if elected to Congress. I would join Rep. Alan West in promoting conservative principles from within the Caucus. I believe fiscal discipline, limited government and personal responsibility are vital to a stronger America. Nowhere is this message more important than among the lawmakers who profit from promoting an unsustainable entitlement system rife with failed poverty programs that perpetuates the culture of government dependency and discourages self-reliance among black Americans. This is the antithesis of Dr. Martin Luther King’s dream, and their constituents need to know their representatives want to keep them on the “government plantation.”
Now that Matheson is gone, the winner of the primary in Utah’s 4th district is almost guaranteed to take the seat. If Love is that Republican, the GOP will have added another Tea Party-allied conservative with star power to its ranks. So with that in Mind, Right Wing News endorses Mia Love for Congress in Utah’s 4th Congressional District.
PS: Mia Love is our first endorsement of 2014, but she won’t be the last.