The Chicks on the Right book
Right for a Reason
Available for order now (on shelves October 30, 2014)
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Also available on Audiobook
Listen to what Dinesh D'Souza had to say about Right For A Reason!
"It's time for a real, snarktastic, humor-filled look at what makes conservatism right. We conservatives have truth and rationality and logic on our side. We just need to remind ourselves why we are right, and we need that reminder delivered in a way that's not a lecture, not a history lesson, and not a complicated political diatribe."
If you think all conservatives are old white dudes, think again.
Meet the Chicks on the Right (if you haven't already).
Everyone loves to tell them they're wrong. Everyone. Liberals say they're wrong because, well, they're conservative. Conservatives tell them they're wrong because they are not conservative enough. Or because they're too conservative. Or because they're the wrong kind of conservative. With all the blame flying around, it's easy to lose sight of one important thing:
They think like you. And they are right.
It's right to revere the Constitution. It's right to value personal responsibility, economic liberty, and free enterprise. It's right to think that political correctness is crap, and it's right to call out the mainstream media for bias. And it's right to laugh at the so-called "War on Women" and to stand up for the unborn.
As they do every day on their blog and radio show, Miriam Weaver and Amy Jo Clark offer a definitive response to critics on the right and the left, and a cheerfully snarky pep talk for likeminded conservatives. On the one hand, they are tired of the media's portrayal of conservatives as repressed sticks-in-the-mud; on the other hand, they are sick of GOP leaders who play right into that stereotype.
With humor and insight, "Mock" and "Daisy," as the Chicks are known on their blog, explain why:
The Chicks call out Republicans for focusing on the wrong issues and offer suggestions for the conservative "makeover" that will realign the GOP with the regular folks who are frustrated with uptight and clueless politicians. But they also show why conservatism makes sense for everyone, especially those who love their country, their families, God, rock and roll, and a well-made cocktail (not necessarily in that order).
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So, why did we start this blog, anyway?
We’re glad you asked.
When you hear the word “conservative” or “Republican” or the phrase “right-wing,” what image pops into your mind? If your answer looks anything like an older white dude with gray hair and a scowl, wearing a business suit or holding a bible and wielding a firearm, you’re not alone. Stodgy old white guys have long been associated with the GOP and conservatives. And it was, in part, this very stereotype that led us to start Chicks On The Right. We think conservatism needs a big-time makeover.
Here’s a news flash for all the liberals out there – Not all conservatives listen to country music and pack heat. Not all of us have rebel flags in the back of our Ford F150s. Not all of us are crazed religious freaks who will chase after you with our bibles. And, not all of us are old, gray-haired white men in suits. Nor are we just 20-something WASPs with trust funds. Some of us are stiletto-and-Sephora-wearing, hardworking chicks who juggle families, careers, and some semblance of a social life. We appreciate traditional family values, but don’t mind a great dirty joke. We like men who hold the door open for us, and don’t FLIP THE FREAK OUT if they sneak a peek as we’re walking by. We embrace our own feminism, and leave the bra-burning and hairy armpits to the Gloria Steinem-ites. We love our country, and we adore our husbands and kids. We believe that America is not only just exceptional, but that it is simply the most kickass country that ever existed. And we don’t hate government. We just want it to be limited. We believe in a healthy respect for government, in fact, but in turn, we believe that government should understand that it receives its power from us. The people.
Oh yeah – and that healthy respect for government? That doesn’t mean we can’t mock it. We believe, actually, in the power of laughter and mockery to keep us grounded when the people in power threaten our sanity on a daily basis with their ridiculous shenanigans (and yes, Nancy Pelosi, we mean you.) We’ve noticed the demise of foundational values in this country –values such as hard work, personal responsibility, and the capitalist notion of less government interference. With the dawn of the Millenial-generation’s “everyone-including-my-country- owes-me” mentality and the media-driven deification of Obama in the last Presidential election, we started speaking out more and more about the looming socialist ideology that faced us – the “Harrison Bergeronification” of our country, if you will. And we couldn’t believe the backlash we received as a result. Apparently, people get really sensitive when you criticize liberal ideology. People become quite vicious, in fact, in their debates about various political figures, goings-on in Washington, and even good old American values as obvious as honoring the American flag. It was after a few of these lively discussions that we decided we needed to start a new site – one where we could freely mock and poke fun at the political process and all of its related people and parts, but also appeal to others like us – conservative, cool, and totally together women of today (and the men who love them) who just don’t buy into the media-espoused liberal philosophy that bigger government is the answer to every problem.
Let’s face it. Being a conservative isn’t necessarily considered cool. And we believe that it’s time for the conservative movement to move past its cold, white-male stereotypical image, jump into this century, and get their butts in gear from a technological and public relations standpoint. It’s a necessity in order to compete with the frightening, yet ever-growing population in this country that relies on E! News and high-school-dropout celebrities for its political information. We believe that the notion of take-take-take will not come without an ultimate price. We believe that change comes only from every single individual in this country – as opposed to more enabling, individually-disabling, government control. And we believe there are lots more people like us out there – people who are seriously disturbed by the trends they see in today’s culture, but not so serious that they can’t make fun of it all. As we already mentioned, we like to laugh and mock as often as possible. And what better to laugh AT than politics and politicians and the political process?
If you prefer a political site that is more buttoned-up than miniskirt, we’re probably not for you. We like snark, we like to have fun, and our site reflects that. We don’t claim to be journalists or political experts or economists or anything other than two cool chicks who like to tell people what we think about stuff. In other words, what you’ll read is our opinions on today’s political news, culture, and the media. Except that instead of being served up all newsy and serious, it’ll sound more like you’ve just sat down for cocktails with us, after shopping for shoes. We welcome liberals and conservatives alike to join in the discussion, and encourage lively but civil discourse. You’re even welcome to use words like “target” and “crosshairs” when you comment, and we won’t call you a terrorist or anything.
Welcome to http://www.chicksontheright.com!
New here? There's a few things you should know about our rules. First, we can change them whenever we want. We own this site, and we make the rules. So for all of the weirdos out there who think that it's part of their First Amendment right to post crap on OUR PAGE, please understand, it's not.
Now, as far as how to play nicely with others here, here are the basics.
1. Do not address me as sweet-cheeks, sweetheart, baby, honey or sugar. My husband is the only one who has earned the right to do that. I assure you that you have not.
2. Using the f-word or a combination of it in a personally derogatory way is probably going to get you on my crap list. I have to say, I'm not a stranger to that word. If I were on Bravo's Inside the Actor's Studio and asked for my favorite curse word, this would surely be it. If Mock and I were in a potty-mouth contest, I know that I'd win. I'm OK with this. But there's a time and a place for that (not to mention that it's going to be bleeped out on our site anyway, as we have a profanity blocker). And, here's a tip - if you overuse it, it loses its luster. I'm just sayin.
3. If you do choose to spew insults at someone knowing that you'll probably get banned (but you're willing to take this chance), at least spell them right, for God's sake. There's nothing worse than an illiterate angry person. For me personally, it conjures up the image of Cletus the slack-jawed yokel on The Simpsons.
Daisy captured the basics very nicely, but I'll add my own two cents here:
1. Politics breeds passion. I get this. But there's a difference between passionately expressing your disagreement with someone and being a foul-mouthed, obscene, vulgar jerk. To some extent, I even understand a little bit of name-calling. Daisy and I mock the crap out of our elected representatives, but in the context of commenting on this site to other REGULAR people, saying "that's idiotic" is different than saying, "You're a f******, mother******* ****."
2. This is more of just a site admin FYI - If you include more than two links in your comment, the comment is automatically flagged as Spam. That doesn't mean that you're not welcome to use more than two links, but rather it simply means that it may take a few minutes or a few hours before we catch it and remove it from the Spam folder. So link away, readers.
3. We will generally give you at least one warning for acting like a toddler. But we have our limits. Plus, it's OUR FREAKING SITE. There are plenty of other sites out there on which you can act as psychotic as you'd like. This isn't one of them. Do we welcome and encourage differing opinions? Absolutely. But we don't welcome derogatory personal attacks on us, or on other commenters.
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(Daisy and Mockarena)
Hi! We're Daisy and Mockarena. We're chicks who developed an interest in politics around the time of the 2008 presidential campaign, which is pretty much when we realized that this country is being taken in a completely wack direction by liberal Democrats. And so we've decided to talk about it in an open forum. You can learn more about us below.
Who is Daisy?
Daisy lives in a small Indiana town, out in the country with her husband, baby daughter (Dandelion), two stepchildren, three dogs, and other wildlife critters. She's always liked the art of yapping, and tends to spew her opinion whenever possible or unsolicited. She's a non-affiliated, yet self-proclaimed spiritual Christian mutt who believes in the pledge of allegiance, the military, education, and the power of laughter. She believes in capitalism and less government intervention in her life, her decisions, her personal freedoms, and her spending. Despite her leaning to the right, she is relatively moderate from a social standpoint, is an animal enthusiast, college football fan, pianist, organic vegetable gardener, movie junkie, and shoe addict. She has the same birthday as Mother Theresa and realizes that the similarities between them may end there.
Daisy does not believe in socialist ideology, time-outs for bratty kids, the overabundance of lawyers in this country, giving trophies for 7th place, handing a woman a fish when an opportunity exists to teach that woman to fish for herself, nor does she believe that any government official is the Messiah. She's a Virgo who likes the smell of puppy feet, long walks on the beach, road trips, rocking out to Rachmaninoff and the Foo Fighters, and Will Farrell movies. She isn't OLD, really, but just old enough to remember when MTV played music and wasn't merely teaching our teenage daughters to be vapid, mindless little tramps.
Who is Mockarena?
Mockarena (or "Mock"as she is more commonly known) rarely hides her feelings about anything, much to the delight? dismay? of her devoted husband. She's simultaneously disgusted and obsessed with today's pop culture, and totally gets the glees from mocking the empty-headed celebridrones who are famous for nothing other than being famous.
Mock is a true religious mutt born to a Catholic mother and Jewish father, both Polish immigrants who steadfastly love and honor this country and worked hard to acquire their US citizenship years ago. You know, before the cool thing to do was to just come over illegally and refuse to learn English. While Mock isn't affiliated with a particular church, she believes in God and in good old Christian values. She also, like Daisy, believes that government is best when it's small and non-intrusive, when it lets capitalism, NOT bailouts, shape the economy, and when the constitution is seen as something to live by, not something to adapt whenever the ACLU gets its panties in a wad.
Mock hates educators who teach self-esteem and correct condom use in place of history and algebra. She thinks university professors have NO BUSINESS injecting personal political opinion into the classroom. She misses the days when kids could walk to school unattended and feel totally safe. She values family and marriage above pretty much anything else, and she thinks Ronald Reagan was not only one of the best presidents ever, but also one of the best husbands. Happily, she's married to an exceptionally perfect man herself, and is a mom to two beautiful boys (Junior Mock and Mini-Mock).
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