aItas 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 thatas not a lecture, not a history lesson, and not a complicated political diatribe.a If you think all conservatives are old white dudes, think again. Meet the Chicks on the Right (if you havenat already). Everyone loves to tell them theyare wrong. Everyone. Liberals say theyare wrong because, well, theyare conservative. Conservatives tell them theyare wrong because they are not conservative enough. Or because theyare too conservative. Or because theyare the wrong kind of conservative. With all the blame flying around, itas easy to lose sight of one important thing: They think like you. And they are right. Itas right to revere the Constitution. Itas right to value personal responsibility, economic liberty, and free enterprise. Itas right to think that political correctness is crap, and itas right to call out the mainstream media for bias. And itas 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 mediaas 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: Capitalism is a good thingasuccess and the money that comes with it are nothing to be ashamed of! First Amendment protections extend to all Americans, not just those with whom we agree. Americans have a constitutional right to things that go pew-pew-pew. Skin color is irrelevant. It makes sense to be pro-life and pro-Plan B. The Chicks offer suggestions for a 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).IfGM and Chrysler had spent half the moneyon car quality overafew decades that they werespending on perksfor their union ... It defeats the very ideaof capitalism and rewards failure. In the past, if you didna#39;t like GM or Chrysler, you just didna#39;t buy their stuff. But in 2008? ... Most Americans who are officially classified as a poora in this country live pretty damn well. ... By his own report, his familyis nothungry, andhe had sufficient funds inthe past year tomeethis familya#39;s essential needs.
|Title||:||Right for a Reason|
|Author||:||Miriam Weaver, Amy Jo Clark|
|Publisher||:||Penguin - 2014-10-30|