Rise of the conservative woman: “Fire from the Heartland” premieres tonight in DC

posted at 7:58 pm on September 22, 2010 by Allahpundit

Via Stephen Kruiser, who’s seen the entire film.

It also has Reps. Michele Bachmann, Jean Schmidt, and Cynthia Lummis working hard within the system. Bachmann’s famous grilling of Timothy Geithner is one of the highlights of the film (and featured in the trailer on the website). The film also features Ann Coulter, Michelle Easton, Michelle Malkin, Deneen Borelli, Janine Turner, Dana Loesch, S.E Cupp, Jenny Beth Martin, Jamie Radtke, Sonnie Johnson and Michelle Moore. These women represent old and new media and a cross-section of the Tea Party movement. In short, they’re everywhere.

I experienced a quiet mix of embarrassment and gratitude during the screening. It occurred to me that one of the reasons these women have taken such a prominent role in recent years is that so many of the men who were left in charge of the conservative movement failed it and us miserably. Many readers will no doubt say “Conservative men didn’t fail us, Republicans failed us.” The simple fact is that many elected Republican conservatives have been screwing things up since the late 1990s. Now we’re faced with the prospect of having a great November but keeping the good ol’ boy network intact and basically suffering through the same congressional leadership that drove Barack Obama and this Democratic congress into power.

The trailer looks great, although in practice, it kinda sorta operates as a campaign ad for a certain governor turned likely presidential candidate, no? Did I catch a … grizzly bear roaring in there?

The takeaway line: “I am no victim. I am no victim.” As further reading in that vein, check out this very sharp piece by S.E. Cupp ripping into phony charges of sexism against men like Karl Rove who’ve dared to criticize Christine O’Donnell. No-victim exit quotation: “Someone should tell her that if she can’t stand the heat, she’d better get out of the kitchen.”

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