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!