When it comes to black conservative Republican Congresswoman Mia Love, the left-leaning media has gone color blind. While there are a lot of black conservative Republicans, including South Carolina Senator Tim Scott, they are rarely seen on MSNBC, CNN or quoted in their print companions, the New York Times and Washington Post.
The world should know that Mia Love is about to break a glass ceiling that has existed since 1909. That was Abraham Lincoln’s 100th birthday, my late father's real birthday and the year that Teddy Roosevelt was handing the presidency over to William Howard Taft.
So, what is the record breaking accomplishment? Drum roll, please. Love is the first woman to be in the lineup for the Republican team in the annual Congressional Baseball Game on June 14th – a breakthrough the Democrat team has yet to accomplish. Okay, it is not exactly like the first woman President or the first woman on the Liverpool football team (soccer, to us Yanks), but still pretty neat.
FOX News did not miss this story. In an interview with FOX and Friends, Love said that she will be playing second base. She sees running as her big advantage since the older guys’ legs are not in as good shape has hers – speaking of performability, of course.
In view of the multiple political assassinations attempted on the Republican practice field in advance of the 2017 congressional match up, Love is displaying a bit of courage. Of course, it is reasonable to expect that this year’s practices have been very well guarded.
Democrats should not be fooled by Love’s soft femininity. She is a former track star. The Republicans are hoping that she is the personification of that old Beatles song, “All you need is Love.” The nation will be watching in wild anticipation to see just how many Democrats can get to second base with Mia Love.
Larry Horist is a conservative activist with an extensive background in economics, public policy and political issues. Clients of his consulting firm have included such conservative icons as Steve Forbes and Milton Friedman, and he has served as a consultant to the White House under Presidents Nixon and Reagan. He has testified as an expert witness before numerous legislative bodies, including the U. S. Congress and lectured at Harvard University, Northwestern University, Florida Atlantic University, Knox College and Hope College. An award winning debater, his insightful and sometimes controversial commentaries appear frequently on the editorial pages of newspapers across the nation. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org