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Right-Of-Center Bloggers Select Their Least Favorite People On The Right (2008 Edition)
RightWingNews.com ^ | 11/13/08 | John Hawkins

Posted on 11/13/2008 7:32:49 AM PST by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle

Right Wing News emailed more than 240 right-of-center bloggers and asked them to send us a list of whom they considered to be their "Least Favorite People On The Right." Representatives from the following 46 blogs responded...

The Anchoress, AtlanticBlog, Axis of Right, BizzyBlog, Blonde Sagacity, Bookworm Room, Bull Moose Strikes Back, The Chronicles Of A Rogue Jew, Conservatism Today, Conservative Compendium, Conservative Grapevine, Conservative Punk, Copious Dissent, Dispatches from Blogblivion, Doubleplusundead, Fraters Libertas, Gateway Pundit, Girl On The Right, House of Eratosthenes, Paul Ibrahim, Jihad Watch, Keepin' It Rural, Likelihood of Success, Lotus Blog, Rachel Lucas, Mean Ol' Meany , Mere Rhetoric, Midnight Blue, Moonbattery, Mount Virtus, mountaineer musings, My Aisling, Neo-Neocon, Patriot Room, Pirate's Cove, Pirates Man Your Women!, The Rougblog, Josh Schroeder, Don Singleton, Sister Toldjah, Southern Appeal, dcthornton.com, The Virtuous Republic, WILLisms, Wolking's World, Word Around the Net

All bloggers were allowed to make anywhere from 1-12 unranked selections and were allowed to choose anybody on the right or generally perceived to be on the right that they liked: Republican, Conservative, Libertarian, politician, preacher, blogger, columnist, radio host, you name it!

The field was wide open with some exceptions that I didn't want to clutter up the list with since they have absolutely no support in the party or are in jail: David Duke, Fred Phelps, Duke Cunningham, & Jack Abramhoff. Since the scorn for them in the GOP is pretty much universal, there was no point in adding them in.

Without further ado, here are the right-of-center bloggers' least favorite people on the right with the number of votes beside of each selection in parentheses:

25) "McCain Staffers" (5)

25) Mitch McConnell (5)

25) Hank Paulson (5)

24) Scott McCellan (6)

21) George Bush (7) 21) Lincoln Chafee (7)

21) Mitt Romney (7)

20) Olympia Snowe (8)

16) Ann Coulter (9)

16) Bill O'Reilly (9)

16) Andrew Sullivan (9)

16) George Will (9)

13) Christopher Buckley (10)

13) Kathleen Parker (10)

13) Michael Savage (10)

11) David Brooks (11)

11) Lindsay Graham (11)

10) Arnold Schwarzenegger (12)

7) Mike Huckabee (13)

7) Pat Buchanan (13)

7) Ron Paul (13)

6) Chuck Hagel (14)

5) Arlen Specter (15)

4) Colin Powell (17)

3) Peggy Noonan (18)

2) Ted Stevens (19)

1) John McCain (25)


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Editorial; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2008review; johnmccain; karma; mccain; rino
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1 posted on 11/13/2008 7:32:50 AM PST by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle
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To: Mr. Silverback; rabscuttle

Ping.


2 posted on 11/13/2008 7:33:37 AM PST by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle (G-d watch over and protect Sarah Palin and her family.)
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle

Why was Ann Coulter put on this list? For speaking the truth?


3 posted on 11/13/2008 7:34:36 AM PST by Jeff Chandler (Obama ripped W a New Tone.)
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle; admin
We need a new FR poll on this.
It has been a long time since the last poll.
4 posted on 11/13/2008 7:35:49 AM PST by HuntsvilleTxVeteran (Obama, Change America will die for.)
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To: Jeff Chandler
Why was Ann Coulter put on this list?

Couldn't tell ya; I certainly didn't (and wouldn't) place her there.

5 posted on 11/13/2008 7:36:23 AM PST by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle (G-d watch over and protect Sarah Palin and her family.)
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To: All

7) Pat Buchanan (13)

Nice to see others realize Pat jumped the shark long ago. Why do you think MSNBC employs him? Because he does such a great job of promoting conservatism? LOL


6 posted on 11/13/2008 7:36:41 AM PST by icwhatudo
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To: Jeff Chandler

Good question. Apparently not all of those bloggers are conservative...lol!!


7 posted on 11/13/2008 7:37:21 AM PST by penelopesire ("The only CHANGE you will get with the Democrats is the CHANGE left in your pocket")
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To: Jeff Chandler

Even some of us have fallen for the MSM portrayal of Miss Coulter. I have a mental picture of Jack Nicholson saying to them, “You can’t handle the truth”.


8 posted on 11/13/2008 7:37:27 AM PST by wolfpat (Revolt, and re-establish the Constitution as the law of the land!)
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle

Ann Coulter? Who put Ann Coulter on the list?


9 posted on 11/13/2008 7:37:38 AM PST by IMissPresidentReagan ("But obviously, a lot of shelter dogs are mutts like me." - 0bama (he said it not me folks))
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle
16) Andrew Sullivan (9)

lol...since when is Sullivan on the right?

But at least they got #1 correct: John McCain.

10 posted on 11/13/2008 7:37:49 AM PST by Mr. Mojo
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle

Are we still pretending that David Gergen is a conservative? After all he was the “house” conservatice at PBS for years.


11 posted on 11/13/2008 7:37:54 AM PST by Bertha Fanation
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle

Joe Scarborough should be on that list too.


12 posted on 11/13/2008 7:37:56 AM PST by anniegetyourgun
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle

Bump for later.


13 posted on 11/13/2008 7:38:01 AM PST by Still Thinking (Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?)
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To: Jeff Chandler
Why was Ann Coulter put on this list? For speaking the truth?

Because even conservatives sometimes don't have a spine. Some conservatives have bought the lie that Ann Coulter is somehow hate filled for speaking plain truth.

14 posted on 11/13/2008 7:38:02 AM PST by frogjerk (Welcome|Goodbye to|from Free|Fairness Doctrine Republic!)
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle

Putting Ann Coulter on this list makes the list less effective. No way she should be on it.


15 posted on 11/13/2008 7:38:18 AM PST by ontap (Just another backstabbing conservative)
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To: IMissPresidentReagan

See #5. There’s a list of the bloggers in question provided, if you’re genuinely curious.


16 posted on 11/13/2008 7:38:45 AM PST by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle (G-d watch over and protect Sarah Palin and her family.)
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle

Not a bad list; however, John McCain, as much as I dislike him, doesn’t belong on the list. He isn’t on the right.....


17 posted on 11/13/2008 7:38:54 AM PST by freebilly
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To: ontap

Yes. My advice for liberals who find Coulter too abrasive is “If you can’t do the time, don’t do the crime”.


18 posted on 11/13/2008 7:39:05 AM PST by Still Thinking (Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?)
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle

Hunh. Didn’t ask me.


19 posted on 11/13/2008 7:39:34 AM PST by BibChr ("...behold, they have rejected the word of the LORD, so what wisdom is in them?" [Jer. 8:9])
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle

Personally, I would leave Ann Coulter off that list; I know she gets under people’s skin, but usually she annoys all the right (left) sort. And Lindsay Graham might also be a “late scratch”. To his credit, he was one of the hardest-working Republicans during the campaign in defending both McCain (who belongs on the list) and Sarah Palin (who manifestly does not).


20 posted on 11/13/2008 7:39:37 AM PST by andy58-in-nh (Liberty has few friends, many enemies, and no adequate substitute.)
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To: Jeff Chandler

That is mystifying - especially that Anne Coulter is tied with George Will.

Maybe they need to do a “People on the Right Select Their Least Favorite Center-of-Right Bloggers”?


21 posted on 11/13/2008 7:40:07 AM PST by trubolotta
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To: Jeff Chandler

I agree. Coulter does not belong on that list.


22 posted on 11/13/2008 7:40:45 AM PST by sageb1 (Justice is for lawyers. Liberty is for We,The People.)
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To: Jeff Chandler

I’m guessing there are still a few “new tone” pantywaists among the “right of center” that don’t like her bomb-throwing style of rhetoric.

Yes, for speaking the truth without apology. That’s why she’s there.


23 posted on 11/13/2008 7:40:52 AM PST by MrB (The 0bamanation: Marxism, Infanticide, Appeasement, Depression, and Thuggery)
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle

bump


24 posted on 11/13/2008 7:41:21 AM PST by indthkr
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To: freebilly
Not a bad list; however, John McCain, as much as I dislike him, doesn’t belong on the list. He isn’t on the right.....

One must only be slightly over the line to be on one side or another. I'm comfortable with the declaration that McCain is slightly right of center. His positions on spending and defense are probably the only reasons.

25 posted on 11/13/2008 7:41:32 AM PST by TChris (So many useful idiots...)
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To: frogjerk

Remember this was from “right of center” bloggers, not “Conservative bloggers”.


26 posted on 11/13/2008 7:41:37 AM PST by bigbob
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle

I might add the spineless milquetoast ones who give up and run away when attacked by the liberal spin/smear machine. Trent Lott, for instance. And those on the right who fail to support people in that position and help them have the courage to give the left the finger.


27 posted on 11/13/2008 7:41:38 AM PST by Still Thinking (Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?)
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To: Mr. Mojo
Then again, McRINO isn't on the right either.

The list should be of the "least favorite Republicans" rather than the "least favorite people on the right."

28 posted on 11/13/2008 7:42:22 AM PST by Mr. Mojo
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle

McCain?? Hell he was in Zeros crew.


29 posted on 11/13/2008 7:42:51 AM PST by Cheetahcat (Osamabama the Wright kind of Racist!)
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle

:) I was partially joking.

She rises the ire of all the mealy mouth spineless “let’s play nice” crowd by defying the clear etiquette rules that dictate only liberals can be vicious. ;)


30 posted on 11/13/2008 7:42:54 AM PST by IMissPresidentReagan ("But obviously, a lot of shelter dogs are mutts like me." - 0bama (he said it not me folks))
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle

Paulson is a Democrat.


31 posted on 11/13/2008 7:43:01 AM PST by DennisR (Look around - God gives countless, indisputable clues that He does, indeed, exist.)
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle

Why Mitch McConnell? He’s a good guy!


32 posted on 11/13/2008 7:43:37 AM PST by avacado
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To: Jeff Chandler
Ann trashed Fred Thompson and promoted that worthless liberal puke, Mutt Romney.

I lost respect for her after that. Mutt would be #1 on my list.

Carl Cameron would likely top the list of news-persons.

33 posted on 11/13/2008 7:44:00 AM PST by Beagle8U (FreeRepublic -- One stop shopping ....... Its the Conservative Super WalMart for news .)
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To: bigbob
Remember this was from “right of center” bloggers, not “Conservative bloggers”.

Good point!

34 posted on 11/13/2008 7:44:00 AM PST by frogjerk (Welcome|Goodbye to|from Free|Fairness Doctrine Republic!)
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To: avacado

I was about to ask that. Is there something I have missed?


35 posted on 11/13/2008 7:44:20 AM PST by ontap (Just another backstabbing conservative)
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To: DennisR
Paulson is a Democrat.

Complain to the bloggers who voted him in, then. I don't make the news; I just report it. ;)

36 posted on 11/13/2008 7:44:38 AM PST by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle (G-d watch over and protect Sarah Palin and her family.)
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle

Andrew Sullivan? Isn’t he that disgusting liberal fairy who writes for the Atlantic?


37 posted on 11/13/2008 7:44:44 AM PST by avacado
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle

Sad to see Ron Paul on the list. Had we listened to him, there would be no economic crash or bailout.


38 posted on 11/13/2008 7:45:20 AM PST by mysterio
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle

Ann Coulter is the LAST person whose name should appear on that list...

She was the lone voice in the wilderness, speaking the thoughts that our founders would recognize and our patriots admire...

Clearly — some RINO or Fudge Packing Homo resented to her appearance and popularity.


39 posted on 11/13/2008 7:46:12 AM PST by river rat (Semper Fi - You may turn the other cheek, but I prefer to look into my enemy's vacant dead eyes.)
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle

It would be really hard to pick just one of them.


40 posted on 11/13/2008 7:49:27 AM PST by beandog
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle
Why does this poll remind me of the DUmmieLand poll - Top Ten Conservative Nitwits or some such title?????

Ann Coulter and Michael Savage don't belong on this list.

You might not like the way they present the truth but at least they're right on...

41 posted on 11/13/2008 7:49:48 AM PST by xtinct (Any man may easily do harm, but not every man can do good to another. Plato)
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle

This one depends on which bipolar swing of the day he is on. Some days I can take him. Some days he honestly sounds like he needs locking up.

42 posted on 11/13/2008 7:50:22 AM PST by freedomlover (Make sure you're in love - before you move in the heavy stuff)
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To: xtinct

See #5. There’s a list of the bloggers in question provided, if you’re genuinely curious.


43 posted on 11/13/2008 7:50:45 AM PST by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle (G-d watch over and protect Sarah Palin and her family.)
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To: Beagle8U
I was a Fredhead, but I have to say he was a real disappointment with the lame ass campaign and unnecessary late entry
44 posted on 11/13/2008 7:52:46 AM PST by ontap (Just another backstabbing conservative)
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To: Beagle8U
Ann trashed Fred Thompson

Thompson was my favorite pick for President, but never put in the effort. He was never a viable candidate because he didn't really want the job. Better to eliminate him early. That left a pitiful field, and Romney was the least pitiful of the bunch.

45 posted on 11/13/2008 7:53:39 AM PST by Jeff Chandler (Obama ripped W a New Tone.)
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To: avacado
Andrew Sullivan? Isn’t he that disgusting liberal fairy who writes for the Atlantic?

That's the one.

46 posted on 11/13/2008 7:54:57 AM PST by Jeff Chandler (Obama ripped W a New Tone.)
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle

surprised bush isnt higher. the man along with his cronies single handedly torpedoed the republican party and gave us president obama and liberal supermajorities in congress.


47 posted on 11/13/2008 7:57:33 AM PST by philsfan24
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle

I have only two problems with this list, otherwise it is probably accurate.

Ann Coulter should not be on the list and Mitt Romney should not be on the list.


48 posted on 11/13/2008 8:06:49 AM PST by 1Old Pro (Obamarx wants Redistributive Reparations)
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To: Jeff Chandler

One out of five conservative blogger is so jealous of Ann’s success that they want to tear her down.


49 posted on 11/13/2008 8:06:55 AM PST by Atlas Sneezed (Politicians, like diapers, should be changed often. And for the same reason.)
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle

Mitch McConnell???


50 posted on 11/13/2008 8:07:46 AM PST by Clink (The more you complain, the longer God lets you live.)
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