In August, Sarah Palin drew a lot of attention from a Fox News Sunday interview where she stated that “Jan Brewer has the cajones that our President does not have.”
That sound bite was played over and over and analyzed and tweeted for weeks afterward ad nauseum.
Whether it is appropriate or not to use a once distasteful analogy about strong women who exhibit the muscle to speak out publicly and take stands on sometimes not so pleasant issues is irrelevant anymore. We all say it, and with the feminization of the male population strong females are standing out more and more.
Citizens United has released a new video called: Fire from the Heartland: the Awakening of the Conservative Woman.
The first-ever film to tell the entire story of the conservative woman in her own words, “Fire from the Heartland” is a powerful statement about America at a crossroads and the women who have awakened to the crisis. With role models such as Clare Boothe Luce, Margaret Thatcher, and Phyllis Schlafly as inspiration, these women are the unintended consequence of the liberal feminist movement.
Tracing the long history of the many conservative women who have been the backbone of this great nation, from the founding mothers of our Republic to today’s “Mama Grizzlies,” this powerful and compelling documentary honors the self-made American woman.
The cast of prominent conservative women includes three women from the St. Louis area: Michelle Moore, a co-founder of Smart Girl Politics, radio talk host, blogger, and mother; Dana Loesch, radio talk host, mother, and co-founder of the St. Louis Tea Party; and the eminent lawyer, author, political activist, educator, and mother, Phyllis Schlafly. Schlafly, who is actually located on the Illinois side of St. Louis, is the founder of Eagle Forum, a pro-family movement.
Kansas City has women who fit this description of those who have “awakened to the crisis.”
My choices are the following:
Andrea Plunkett. A recent college graduate and while a student, organized the hugely successful 2009 Tea Party at the Liberty Memorial. She has been quoted and written about in such online sources as public broadcasting and huffington post. Andrea started Americans for Conservative Training and is in much demand around Kansas City as a speaker, trainer, and advisor to candidates for political office.
Amanda Grieser Grosserode. A girl from central Nebraska, Amanda also responded to the call for tea party activism in early 2009. She organized marches from the Country Club Plaza to Senator Claire McCaskill’s office and demonstrations at local offices of Kansas Congressman, Dennis Moore and Missouri Congressman, Emanuel Cleaver. She also helped organize 2009 tea parties at Johnson County Community College and along State Line Road on Independence Day. Amanda is running for public office as a Kansas State Representative.
Leslie Chere Schmidt and Christina Blair of Political Chips. Two dynamic ladies who are the force behind the Kansas City Tea Party and then some social network, Political Chips. They are responsible for tea party rallies including the huge affair at the Community America ballpark this past July, candidate forums and support, and educational opportunities such as the American Heritage Series.
Darla Jaye. Popular talk radio host on air now in the evenings, Darla is seen everywhere around town, whether it is a tea party event or fundraiser for wounded warriors and their families. Even her detractors express admiration for her tenacity such as liberal pop culture paper and blog, The Pitch; and grammatically-challenged blogger,Tony, of Tony’s Kansas City, who now has a regular on-air gig visiting her show. Darla recently started a new Thursday night feature called the Conservative Minority with on-air guests who discuss current events and politics from their personal perspective as Americans coming from an hispanic heritage as well as from the black community. (The conservative minority is on talk radio Kansas City style)
Readers are invited to submit their picks for conservative women in Kansas City who have awakend to the crisis in our country by commenting below.