If you haven’t heard Mia Love’s speech, or even of Mia Love, since the start of the RNC, she may just be the Republican Party’s next Sarah Palin.
Mia Love’s speech has been steadily gaining momentum since she took the stage Tuesday to tell attendees and viewers of the RNC about her history, the 36-year-old daughter of Haitian immigrants who has converted to Mormonism and is a mayor in the Salt Lake City area.
Mia Love’s speech drew heavily on her life and childhood … which is kind of interesting considering the strong anti-immigration stance being trumpeted time and again from the very same stage. It seems that while Republicans dislike the idea of immigration, they sure do love the stories of immigrants’ kids making it against all odds.
The strange dichotomy is echoed in Mia Love’s speech, where she describes an America in which her family was able to gain a foothold and build and grow … while seemingly rejecting policies that would afford the same opportunity-filled America to other Americans who have nothing.
Love also squarely criticizes President Obama, accusing him of dividing Americans and stoking distrust:
“President Obama’s version of America is a divided one — pitting us against each other based on our income level, gender, and social status. His policies have failed! We are not better off than we were 4 years ago, and no rhetoric, bumper sticker, or campaign ad can change that.”
Love’s speech continues:
“Mr. President I am here to tell you we are not buying what you are selling in 2012.”
Did you agree with the things Mia Love said in her speech, or do you think that the GOP’s values are unfriendly to low-income Americans and immigrants?