Lisa De Pasquale

Over the years I’ve noticed that converts to the conservative cause seem to make the most effective leaders -- Andrew Breitbart, David Horowitz, Anita MonCrief, Eric Metaxas and Mike Adams, just to name a few. Talk radio host and tea party leader Dana Loesch was a registered Democrat for many years. Even after marrying her conservative husband, Chris, she didn’t fully embrace the conservative cause until the terrorist attacks on September 11.

A few years later, Dana started a blog called “Mamalogues,” which chronicled her life with her children. She says that writing for her blog helped solidify her views on moral and political issues. In 2007, St. Louis radio host Jamie Allman had become a fan of Dana’s writing and contacted her about contributing to his show. Eventually, Allman asked her to be a permanent co-host, but instead the program director did a test-run of a solo show. The now successful Dana Show can be heard on KFTK’s 97.1 every afternoon in the Greater St. Louis area. For the first time, The Dana Show was featured in Talkers Magazine’s top 100 “heavy hitters” list for 2012.

In addition to her radio gig, Dana is a contributing editor at and CNN contributor. She is also a regular speaker at tea party and conservative events.

As we head into the 2012 election, let’s not forget to reach out to those who currently identify themselves as Democrats. After all, it wasn’t that long ago that Dana Loesch, one of the conservative movement’s rising stars, was among them.

1. If there were a television channel that only showed one movie over and over, what movie should it be?

Inglorious Basterds. One of the best films ever made. Best ending since Tarantino's other movie, Death Proof.

2. What’s one of your favorite movie quotes?

"For those that fight for it, life has a flavor the sheltered will never know." It's from Suckerpunch. It's tied with Robert the Bruce's line in Braveheart: "You've bled with Wallace, now bleed with me!"

3. In A Clockwork Orange, Malcolm McDowell is strapped in with his eyes propped open and forced to watch images until he was "cured." If you could give President Obama, Rep. Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid the "Clockwork Orange treatment," what movie would you make them watch?

Passion of the Christ or Gigli.

4. What was the first rock concert you ever attended and where did you sit and who went with you?

Lisa De Pasquale

Lisa De Pasquale is is a writer in Alexandria, VA. Miss De Pasquale was previously the director of the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), where she oversaw all aspects of the conference from June 2006 to April 2011. Prior to CPAC, she was the program director of the Clare Boothe Luce Policy Institute. In 2010, she was named a “Rising Star” by Campaigns & Elections magazine in their annual list of top political leaders under 35. She has written articles for and Townhall Magazine, Human Events, The Daily Caller, Washingtonian, the St. Augustine Record, The Washington Times, The Houston Chronicle, and the Tallahassee Democrat. Originally from Florida, Miss De Pasquale received a B.A. from Flagler College in St. Augustine.

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