Jun 22, 2012 3:40 AM GMT
Tea Party Isn't Waging A War On Women—Its Women Are Waging A War
By AMY KREMER,
It's an election year, and the Democrats are scrambling to distract voters from the failed policies of the liberal Washington trio of President Obama, Sen. Harry Reid, and Rep. Nancy Pelosi. One of the most recent attempted diversions is the invention of a "Tea Party-led war on women."
Ironically, much of the Tea Party leadership is made up of a new generation of powerful conservative women.
The truth is that Tea Party women are leading the charge to tackle the fundamental problems brought on by the ever-expanding Big Government agenda. Women are not only the most protective of loved ones. They are also the most familiar with how policies will affect their family on a micro level.
So, whether it's talking to their communities, organizing volunteers and campaigning, or leading their states out of the shackles of overwhelming debt and stagnating job growth — women are fighting to take our country back.
Looking back, it was just 3-1/2 short years ago that I was a stay-at-home mom fed up with the out-of-control spending in Washington. I was sick and tired of yelling and screaming at my television and radio and decided to get off my couch and do something about my frustration.
I found a way to channel my frustration into political action. I was one of the founding 22 mothers and fathers of the modern-day Tea Party movement that organized the first Tea Party rallies following Rick Santelli's seminal rant at the Chicago Board of Trade.
Since then I have given my life to this movement because I could not look my daughter in the eyes without knowing I had an opportunity to stop the policies that were destroying our country.
The Tea Party movement, along with my role as chairwoman of Tea Party Express, the nation's largest Tea Party political action committee, has given me a voice. But I am just one of many stories.