Mia Love on Michelle Obama's 'Identity Politics' Hypocrisy

Posted: Oct 09, 2017 5:25 PM
Mia Love on Michelle Obama's 'Identity Politics' Hypocrisy

Former First Lady Michelle Obama has been speaking out quite a lot lately about her disappointment in women who voted for Donald Trump ("they voted against their own voice"), and the supposed homogenous state of the GOP. She came to that conclusion following her observations at the State of the Union.

"Physically, there’s a difference in color, in the tone. Because one side: all men, all white. On the other side: some women, some people of color," the former first lady said Tuesday at the Pennsylvania Conference for Women in Philadelphia.

"I look at that and I go no wonder, no wonder we struggle, no wonder people don't trust politics."

Rep. Mia Love, a proud black Republican woman from Utah, rejected Mrs. Obama's notions over the weekend.

"Sadly, this is identity politics," she said. "I don't know if she noticed, but I am not white and I am not a male."

Mrs. Obama's divisive remarks are typical tactics employed by Democrats to win elections, Love insisted. They could care less about policy.

It is "hypocritical" for Democrats like Mrs. Obama to decry the GOP's supposed lack of diversity, when liberal leaders like Nancy Pelosi are actively trying to unseat her, the only black female Republican in Congress. They are trying to replace her with...a white male.

"Nancy Pelosi will actually go out and recruit someone to try and take out the only black Republican female that we have out there," Love noted. "And wait for it, she's actually replacing me with a white male Democrat."

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I'll add a few cents of my own. Did Mrs. Obama forget the demographics of the 2016 presidential candidates? On one side, there were all white, older candidates. The eventual nominee, Hillary Clinton, had little competition, even from her closest competitor Bernie Sanders, thanks to the DNC's rolling out the red carpet for her. On the other side of politics, there was youth, there were female candidates, and there were African-American candidates. The latter were Republicans.