LL at Lady Logician – a former Minnesota blogger who transplanted to Utah, and didn’t skip a beat – notes that the simultaneous Democrat drive for low-information voters and their war on conservative minorities and women have all come together against Mia Love, who has come from behind to lead in the polls for her Utah US House seat.
LL quotes a Mother Jones hit piece on Love:
Though a child of immigrants, Love has embraced much of her party’s tough stance on immigration. She has implied that she would back deporting the US-born children of illegal immigrants so as not to reward “bad behavior.” Yet by Love’s own account, she is what Republicans derisively call an “anchor baby”— someone born to immigrant parents specifically to game the immigration system and secure legal status for family members.
Love doesn’t talk about this aspect of her family’s immigration story now that she’s running for Congress, but she once said in a little-noticed interview that her birth on US soil helped bring her siblings to America. In January 2011, Love told the Deseret News that her parents, Jean Maxime and Marie Bourdeau, came to New York in the 1970s, fleeing poverty and looking for a better life. Love said that her parents immigrated legally, but were forced to leave their two young children behind in Haiti because their visa didn’t allow them to bring the kids.
Mother Jones (which, I have to confess, I thought went out of business in the late eighties) calls Love an “anchor baby”.
See a problem with this “reasoning?”
The rest of the agenda media has dutifully lined up to run with the story that “anti-immigration immigrant” Mia Love is some an anchor baby – knowing full well that the term stems from the practice of ILLEGAL Immigrants who come to the US for the express purpose of giving birth on US Soil so that their citizen child will not be sent home. Mayor Love’s parents did not come here illegally. They didn’t need an anchor, they had their visas and they certainly could – in time – have filed for their children to join them here legally and without having another child.
So the accusation lies out there – Love lied about her family history.
And that’s really all that matters. I’m pretty convinced that the mainstream and liberal media know that the smart people can see past this fairly transparent untruth. But it’s not the smart people that they’re aiming for.