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Miss America, Liberal Activist

Miss America, Liberal Activist

Planned Parenthood, a Dem Senate campaign, and a recall, oh my!

(Above, Kira Kazantsev, Miss America 2015, and former boss, Democratic activist Chuck Rocha of Solidarity Strategies.)

On Monday, Steve Ertelt of reported an interesting fact he found on the LinkedIn page of the newly crowned Miss America.

Kira Kazantsev LinkedIn1

Her most recent job experience (other than performing her duties as Miss New York and competing in the Miss America pageant) was three months as an “education” intern with Planned Parenthood. Her profile says that she presented programs in local schools regarding mutual respect and self-esteem. Is this how the country’s leading abortion provider is insinuating itself into the lives of school children?


Since her work for an abortion group has been reported in the conservative blogosphere, someone has quietly deleted the LinkedIn profile. (Don’t worry. I made a copy of it, thinking it was likely to be memory-holed.) It’s easy to understand why the Miss America organization would prefer that Kazantsev’s resume was not publicly available, since her overall job experience is not likely to endear the new Miss America to red-state America.

Take, for instance, her job as a political intern for Solidarity Strategies. In their Twitter bio, they describe themselves as “A 100% minority owned political consulting firm dedicated to progressive politics.”

Her resume says that she wrote blog posts for her boss, Chuck Rocha (pictured at top with Kazantsev), for the Center for National Policy. Unfortunately, the Center’s site doesn’t date any of its blog posts, but with a little investigation, it appears that three posts appeared “by” Rocha between June 2012 and Labor Day of that year: A Case Study: Caterpillar vs. Machinists; Investment Over Party Politics; and America’s Labor Day.


Her work with Kirsten Gillibrand’s (D-NY) Senate campaign explains the answer she gave during the interview portion of the Miss America pageant. When asked by Lee Meriwether what female Senators should devote their time to, Kazantsev said that rape in the military should be the priority. That’s Gillibrand’s pet issue: she is attempting to strip the military chain of command of the ability to handle sexual assault and sexual harassment cases within the military judicial system. Gillibrand instead wants civilian systems to handle it, even in war zones. It’s an extreme position that even Senator Claire McCaskill has not signed on to, and McCaskill is the leader on establishing quasi-legal systems to allow colleges to handle sexual assault cases internally.


Lastly, note Kazantsev’s first internship with Solidarity Strategies, in which she took a role in the recall of Republican Governor Scott Walker. Wisconsin voters rejected those recall efforts, and they might not be so pleased to learn that Miss America was battling against them.


While the LinkedIn profile for Kazantsev was just deleted this week, it looks like the Blogspot site that Kazantsev linked in her LinkedIn profile, As Told By Kira (see her customized blog header below), went defunct after a 2012 trip to Europe. It appears the site was deleted sometime in the past year.



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Not to sound like a smartass, but is there a point here besides identifying her as a political liberal?

    riverlife_callie in reply to Henry Hawkins. | September 17, 2014 at 2:39 pm

    I think the point is that progressive cockroaches have even infested the Miss America pageant. She is the second Miss America in a row from New York. Last year’s MA issue was “Celebrating Diversity through Cultural Competency.”

    From the web site: “Miss America represents the highest ideals. She is a real combination of beauty, grace, and intelligence, artistic and refined. She is a type which the American Girl might well emulate.”

    Excuse me if I don’t believe that support for abortion and prog candidates represents our highest ideals.

      re: “artistic” …

      The first girl up in the talent contest sang beautifully – a song about the Lord. Easily better than the couple contestants who danced, better than the operatic singer, and far better than the Cheshire cat grinned contestant from NY with her red solo cup … the cup act BTW she copped from the movie Pitch Perfect. Her timing and coordination with the cup was abysmal and her vocal range near monotone. Artistically speaking, that NY plagiarist was the least talented of the finalists who competed.

      My wife said “she must have had a hell of an interview” …

    parteagirl in reply to Henry Hawkins. | September 17, 2014 at 2:49 pm

    When Miss New York won with the weakest talent of the night- sitting cross legged and singing “Happy” while patting a red plastic cup, twitter lit up with indignation and hilarious mockery. It had to rigged, many thought. Turns out they were probably right.

    Talent is 30% of the total score and even the live audience barley clapped for Miss New York.
    And true to the liberal mind-set, she explained her talent choice as proving you can lower the bar and still win. Absolutely pitiful.

      parteagirl in reply to parteagirl. | September 17, 2014 at 3:10 pm

      I watched the pageant with my two teenage daughters, and despite the liberal judges and the biased, slanted questions, as a Christian, I was happy to point out two role models to my girls I would love for them to emulate.

      The first was judge Kathy Ireland, who is a out-spoken about her faith. I admire her for wanting to add her worldview and her two cents to this competition as a judge.

      The second woman was the gorgeous Miss Arkansas. For her talent she sang a decidedly Christian song by Sandy Patty with lyrics I was surprised she was given the green light to sing. Here’s the chorus:

      Down the Via Dolorosa called the way of suffering
      Like a lamb came the Messiah, Christ the King,
      But He chose to walk that road out of His love
      For you and me.
      Down the Via Dolorosa, all the way to Calvary.

      When she finished her song, I told my girls, “THAT young woman is not only beautiful, she’s brave! That took guts!” Miss Arkansas won third place.

        Tex Detroit in reply to parteagirl. | September 17, 2014 at 4:20 pm

        “A liberal progressive Miss America is merely another step in this slide towards totalitarianism.”

        My bad. Your parody is impeccable.

          FenelonSpoke in reply to Tex Detroit. | September 17, 2014 at 5:14 pm

          I’m wondering why you’re using a quote that another poster used in response to this poster as if they wrote it. It sounds like people think the winner was talentless. So evidently talent has ceased to be an important part of this competition. The fact that NYers have won it three years in a row probably means its highly political but her being from NY and spouting leftist views doesn’t surprise me.

          nordic_prince in reply to Tex Detroit. | September 17, 2014 at 5:57 pm

          If there’s one thing you’re apparently well-versed in, it’s parody ~

          How many conservative straw men do you immolate every day?

    Tex Detroit in reply to Henry Hawkins. | September 17, 2014 at 3:02 pm

    You are mostly right. The other purpose is to feed conservative paranoia and fear that “their” country is being taken away from them.

Still a few things missing – she’s not a Chechyn-born Islamist lesbian or transgender(at least that we have been told yet).

The real story here is that a hard-leftist female hack is 1) attractive enough to compete in the Miss America Pageant and 2) actually win it.

There are a couple of points, I think – first off, the politicization of every sphere of society, whether it be inherently political or not. Another example of this phenomenon is sportscasters spouting off on gun control and racism, as if their opinions on these subjects are actually worthy of contemplation.

Another point would be the insinuation of fascist/progressive thought into everyday life. The fascists would love nothing better than to indoctrinate everyone so it would be difficult, if not impossible, to hold heretical thoughts (cf “1984”). They want their worldview to be so pervasive you don’t even realize its presence, just like you don’t notice the air you breathe. They want it to seem so natural that it doesn’t even occur to you to question it. We see this happening more and more with homosexual so-called “marriage.”

A liberal progressive Miss America is merely another step in this slide towards totalitarianism.

Elective abortion was required for the equalization of women and diversification of the population. The Democrats, and not a few Republicans, unfortunately, will not soon acknowledge, let alone atone, for their commission of an unprecedented violation of human rights. Either Kazantsev is naive or subscribes to their false myth of spontaneous conception.

I find it telling that there is a feminazi who joined the beauty queen/pagent set. Didn’t the women’s lib and feminist movement used to rail against such sexist, objectifying activities?

So lets assume that Miss New York(or is it Ms.)has decided it was worth it to get down in the mud with the pigs for the cause. There had to be some kind of wink and nod throughout the competition organizers that this woman would have a chance to win. She is not stunning by any stretch of the imagination and as other’s have pointed out, has zero talent.But she has the right progressive resume and political connections. My guess is that the pageant itself is now filled with progressives, as are the Girl Scouts. Another American institution gone.

Miss America. Home of the aborted/murdered and rotting babies. Land of the blocked toilets and plumbing.

Progress is clearly an ambiguous concept. At least we are not China.

“There are a couple of points, I think – first off, the politicization of every sphere of society, whether it be inherently political or not.”

You mean like ya’ll freaking out about the fact that Miss America doesn’t share your political beliefs?

    The problem is not that she’s a “liberal” activist. Other than denigration of individual dignity and devaluing human life, there is room for political negotiation. The problem is the extreme positions taken by the Democrat party, past and present, including their religion (i.e. moral philosophy) which is based on doctrines of collective and inherited sin, and of course the false myth of spontaneous conception.

“Yes. We know.


Sorry, Clownselor. When propaganda operatives of your cult repeatedly prove themselves to be (a) liars; (b) wrong; (c) schills for the interests they are paid to promote, it’s hard to take them seriously.

You know, like your hero, Dim Hoft lying about Officer Wilson’s eye socket, and you dutifully nodding that it must be so.

    Ragspierre in reply to Tex Detroit. | September 17, 2014 at 5:09 pm

    Good you smoke yourself out, Gus.

    Nobody trolls as stupidly, pathologically, or with such hate-twisted nonsense as you!

    So, you hold THAT title…!!!

    You DID know that McArdle is a former Obama voter, right?

    Plus, she’s WAY the hell smarter, more credible, and a better writer than anybody at VOX.

    You just hate her because she isn’t a reliable Collectivist hack.

    Ragspierre in reply to Tex Detroit. | September 17, 2014 at 5:10 pm

    Oh, and point to any post of mine where I adopt the broken eye-socket reporting as true, you lying sack.

    That was a suggestion, one of many, from both sides. What does that incident have to do with a Miss America who works for a party and business which promote elective (i.e. cosmetic) abortion of wholly innocent human lives by the millions annually?

BannedbytheGuardian | September 17, 2014 at 4:57 pm

Vanessa Williams pretty much admitted the only way she ( & others) win these things is *********

My confusion is that it is hardly news nor hardly unusual that out of fifty young female contestants for Miss America, one of them is a liberal political activist. How many of the fifty are not liberal political activists? Are any of them conservative political activists?

It just feels like, “Miss America is a liberal activist!” Yeah, OK, and….?

I’m the farthest thing from a liberal, but I’m pretty sure their positions are at least legal, you know, free speech and all that, no matter how much I deplore them.

Besides, I mean, c’mon… Miss America? lol

Does anyone actually care who Miss America is?

Not a fan of abortion…………but, I guess if it must be done liberals should be encouraged to abort their spawn.
Then some day in the future common sense will return.

    n.n in reply to 4fun. | September 17, 2014 at 6:38 pm

    The only problem is that normalization has consequences, which are not limited to the individuals who engage in the dysfunctional or unproductive behaviors. Also, the human lives aborted are wholly innocent, and this creates a moral hazard. Either Democrats are unable, incapable, or uninterested to reconcile this hazard, which means that it will be left to future generations. Sounds familiar?

    Finally, people have said that abortion was a right granted under privacy, but that is only partially true. The argument to normalize abortion was based on an article of faith. Specifically, the false myth of spontaneous conception, or human evolution from an arbitrary/selective moment. This not only creates moral hazards, but also corrupts scientific work. It is self-evidently not true.

Connivin Caniff | September 17, 2014 at 7:02 pm

She didn’t win on talent. She certainly didn’t win on looks. What did she win on?

I hope they make a Kira Barbie and I hope they put it in the “Eight Years of Feckless” Display in the Obama Presidential Library – in Detroit. (I don’t want it in Illinois.)

Kira Barbie will represent the plastic emo of Hope and Change among the ruins of the surrounding neighborhoods.

Are you sure this is not an FSB plot to make American women appear unattractive?

This means Wendy Davis will have to share the Abortion Barbie title with Kira Kazantsev.

Seriously, she is Mrs. America? We couldn’t do better than that? Well at least her surgeon did a good job.