Well, kudos to the newly crowned Miss USA, a black conservative from Washington, D.C., named Kara McCullough who has barely stepped into the public limelight, and is already angering the left.
Not only is she a black conservative — a combination that completely flummoxes the left. But she made a couple statements during her competition Q&A session that set the left on fire.
Specifically, she called health care a privilege, not a right. And she said she didn’t want to be regarded as a feminist — the tag, these days, just seems too man-hating, she suggested.
Oh, and she’s no dummy, either. McCullough serves as a scientist for a government agency.
The left is really scratching its head, wondering where it went wrong with her — how she escaped from the leftist box.
Here’s the story, from the Daily Mail:
“An African-American nuclear chemist from Washington, DC, won the 2017 edition of Miss USA on Sunday night after telling the audience about her conservative political viewpoints.
“Kára McCullough, a 25-year-old nuclear chemist who works for the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission, told the audience how she doesn’t necessarily view herself as a feminist and said that health care is a privilege and not a right.
“She also won plaudits for wearing her hair natural and curly throughout the competition. …
“The finalists included the women representing Minnesota, the District of Columbia and New Jersey.
The runner-up was Miss New Jersey Chhavi Verg, a student at Rutgers University studying marketing and Spanish.
“The second runner-up was Miss Minnesota Meridith Gould, who is studying apparel retail merchandising at the University of Minnesota.
“McCullough, the 65th crowned Miss USA, is a 25-year-old chemist working for the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission as a physical scientist. She graduated from South Carolina State University with a degree in chemistry and a concentration in radio chemistry.
“‘I’m extremely thankful for this opportunity,’ she said after the event. ‘I just want to encourage so many women nationwide to find their passion in any subject possible and understand that nothing is difficult if you really, truly put the work in for it.’ …
“McCullough was born in Naples, Italy, and raised in Virginia Beach, Virginia. She wants to inspire children to pursue careers in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
“‘I love science,’ McCullough said after the Sunday event. ‘I look at this as a great opportunity to … get to experience worldwide culture, as well as just having the opportunity to be impacted by so many children, hopefully in the math and sciences.’
“While at school, she was a member of the Honors College, the American Chemical Society, the Health Physics Society, the American Association of Blacks in Engineering and the American Nuclear Society.
“During the final round of the competition, each competitor was asked what they consider feminism to be, and whether or not they consider themselves feminists.
“McCullough said she prefers not to use the word ‘feminist,’ and instead ‘transferred the word feminist to equalism.’
“‘I don’t want to call myself a feminist,’ McCullough said. ‘Women, we are just as equal as men, especially in the workplace.’
“After the pageant, McCullough expanded on her views on feminism.
“‘I believe we’ve come a long way and there is more work to be done,’ McCullough, said. ‘I think domestically we are making progress and I do believe that we will become equal one day.’
“In the questions portion, she was also individually asked if affordable healthcare is a right or privilege, responding that she thought that healthcare should only go to those with jobs.”
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