Although some sources reported that Rep. Mia Love “promised” to dismantle the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) should she ever become a member of Congress, I understood her remarks to mean she’d get in there and change it from within.
But mainstream media’s mission is to catch conservatives giving inconsistent or contradictory statements. Applying a bit of common sense, however, you’d wonder how one woman would break apart a 44-year-old organization of 44 people. Rep. Love said this about the CBC in 2012:
“Yes, yes. I would join the Congressional Black Caucus and try to take that thing apart from the inside out…It’s demagoguery…They sit there and ignite emotions and ignite racism when there isn’t…They use their positions to instill fear. Hope and change is turned into fear and blame. Fear that everybody is going lose everything and blaming Congress for everything instead of taking responsibility.”
I commend her for joining a group hostile to her views and, likely, to her as an individual. It’s going to be…interesting. People tend not to like looking in the mirror for solutions to problems. It’s easier and more profitable to point fingers elsewhere, to find handy scapegoats. If Rep. Love wants to change hearts and minds, she has a long way to go while swimming against the current.