Skip to comments.Right-Of-Center Bloggers Select Their Least Favorite People On The Right (2008 Edition)
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)
Why was Ann Coulter put on this list? For speaking the truth?
Couldn't tell ya; I certainly didn't (and wouldn't) place her there.
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
Good question. Apparently not all of those bloggers are conservative...lol!!
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”.
Ann Coulter? Who put Ann Coulter on the list?
lol...since when is Sullivan on the right?
But at least they got #1 correct: John McCain.
Are we still pretending that David Gergen is a conservative? After all he was the “house” conservatice at PBS for years.
Joe Scarborough should be on that list too.
Bump for later.
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.
Putting Ann Coulter on this list makes the list less effective. No way she should be on it.
See #5. There’s a list of the bloggers in question provided, if you’re genuinely curious.
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.....
Yes. My advice for liberals who find Coulter too abrasive is “If you can’t do the time, don’t do the crime”.
Hunh. Didn’t ask me.
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).
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”?
I agree. Coulter does not belong on that list.
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.
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.
Remember this was from “right of center” bloggers, not “Conservative bloggers”.
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.
The list should be of the "least favorite Republicans" rather than the "least favorite people on the right."
McCain?? Hell he was in Zeros crew.
:) 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. ;)
Paulson is a Democrat.
Why Mitch McConnell? He’s a good guy!
I lost respect for her after that. Mutt would be #1 on my list.
Carl Cameron would likely top the list of news-persons.
I was about to ask that. Is there something I have missed?
Complain to the bloggers who voted him in, then. I don't make the news; I just report it. ;)
Andrew Sullivan? Isn’t he that disgusting liberal fairy who writes for the Atlantic?
Sad to see Ron Paul on the list. Had we listened to him, there would be no economic crash or bailout.
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.
It would be really hard to pick just one of them.
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...
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.
See #5. Theres a list of the bloggers in question provided, if youre genuinely curious.
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.
That's the one.
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.
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.
One out of five conservative blogger is so jealous of Ann’s success that they want to tear her down.