The 100 Americans the left hates the most

Granted, this list was compiled by people on the right — the editors at Townhall. That’s one reason I’m bringing it up here for debate. Did they get it right?

I count three current or former Georgians on the list — Newt Gingrich, Clarence Thomas and Erick Erickson; no Tom Price or Ralph Reed — and it’s interesting that 4.5 of the top 10 are women (the half referring to the fact that No. 7 is “the tea party patriot”).

The entire top 10, in ascending order and with my comments in parentheses:

10. Michele Bachmann (The most hated Republican in Congress? Really?)

9. Bill O’Reilly (Higher than Sean Hannity? Really?)

8. Dick Cheney (Only question imo is whether he or Karl Rove ires liberals more.)

7. The tea party patriot (A little too close to “Time’s Person of the Year: You” for my taste.)

6. Michelle Malkin (Not many liberals naming babies Michelle [or Michele] these days, I suppose.)

5. Ann Coulter (No surprise here.)

4. George W. Bush (How many years will pass before he makes it out of the top 10? Will he, or we, live to see it?)

3. Rush Limbaugh (Not No. 1? Is this Elton John’s fault?)

2. Sarah Palin (But of course.)

… and at No. 1, Glenn Beck.

Thoughts? Who would make the opposite list — people hated by the right?

(H/t: Hot Air, whose bloggers Ed Morrisey and Allahpundit are ranked Nos. 49 and 65, respectively.)

170 comments Add your comment

x-con

June 25th, 2010
3:15 pm

What no kyle wingfield or jim wooten?

saywhat?

June 25th, 2010
3:20 pm

#4 is wrong. I, as a lefty, don’t hate him, I just think he was wrong about nearly everything he ever did, policy wise, and generally an idiot. Same with #2. She is more an object of ridicule than hate. I agree with you that Hannity should be higher rated, and billo is about where he should be, even though he does occasionally accidently reveal traces of humanity within himself.

It really is the hate spewing pundits that the left most revile, and the rest of the top ten list seems to be them.

As for whom the right hates? there is no logical reason for anything they hate. They simply hate whom they are told to hate by those on the top ten list above.

saywhat?

June 25th, 2010
3:23 pm

Best guesses for whom the right hates are Obama, ACORN, Biden, Pelosi, Soros, Reid,

Sick of Dems

June 25th, 2010
3:23 pm

The list for the right would be: Obama, Biden, Reid, Pelosi and everyone who supports the idiot that is President

saywhat?

June 25th, 2010
3:24 pm

forgot the Clintons, duh.

Mr. Holmes

June 25th, 2010
3:33 pm

I don’t hate people like Coulter, Limbaugh and Michelle Malkin. I pity them.

They are the ones whose lives are consumed by hatred.

F.E.A.R. - False Events Appearing Real

June 25th, 2010
3:33 pm

Ever notice how freely the word “hate” just rolls of the tongues of righties??? Even during the Bush years, they just loved to proclaim how much the left just HATED Bush. I, personally, am with “saywhat?” @ 3:20 on that note. It all seems part of the thought pattern for the lazy-minded dimwits that follow these fear and hate mongering thugs-with-microphones.

Aquagirl

June 25th, 2010
3:41 pm

“I could give a flying crap about the political process…. We’re an entertainment company.”

-Glenn Beck in a Forbes interview

Gus

June 25th, 2010
3:49 pm

Hard to beat Gold Beck.

JF McNamara

June 25th, 2010
3:49 pm

Hate is a pretty strong word to use on anyone you don’t know.

I don’t dislike anyone on either side who has actually been elected to office and served dutifully. I dislike Palin because she quit her job for a cash grab. Other than that, I only dislike media members that lie and use fear based, cultish tactics to make money at the expense of both civility and progress in this country.

For example, Rush Limbaugh and Hannity have no college degrees and are subject matter experts on nothing. They are just loud and belligerent with seemingly only a surface level knowledge of facts and are against nuanced arguments to complex problems. They just want to be loud and angry so that they can sell commercials. That’s not doing anyone any good. Its hurting both parties and America as a whole.

Mitzymy

June 25th, 2010
3:49 pm

I don’t know why Hannity is not #1. He starts his show off with “this president”, and that is the end of me watching him. No matter what problem we are having, he always blames Obama. Obama can only be in one place at a time, and he is not responsible for the oil spill, that was deregulation by the Bush regime, and the oil barons who are still in congress. I would never apoligize to BP no matter who I hated.

neo-Carlinist

June 25th, 2010
3:50 pm

Kyle, slow news day? You need to punch out early, find a bar and get drunk – it’s Friday. this nonsense is PSYCH 100 “Projection” crap and it’s becoming de rigueur for the pathetic neo-con crowd. most of the folks on this list are blathering talking head, who earn a living spewing inaccurate, baseless, maliicious, tripe. and they have the AUDACITY to produce their own list? as if they cold-called 500 “liberals” to complie the list. as a shout out to the climate change/no climate change crowd, where is the data? but I digress. First off, in the spirit of the flat earthers, let’s see the data? did Townhall call 500 “liberals” and ask them the rank, the rankest of the rank? Nope, I didn’t major in psychology, but have watched enough Dr. Phil to know we are all responsible for our own fellings (hip shrinks call it “owning one’s feelings”). I find such lists absurd because 1 – liberals don’t hate anyone – it’s one of their shortcomings. and 2 – liberals are the ones who profess to know how others “feel” (happy, sad, love, hate, disenfranchised, etc.). And, in a bizarre, kinda faux (or should I say Fox?) self-esteem issue, me thinks the right is far too concerned about what the left thinks.

Roger Rabbit

June 25th, 2010
3:51 pm

Don’t forget McCain: without him, no one would have ever heard of Palin!

Seriously, I may hate the lies these people tell and the anger most of them try to incite, but that doesn’t mean I hate the person.

Gus

June 25th, 2010
3:53 pm

Mitch McConnel KY.

DannyX

June 25th, 2010
3:54 pm

Sarah Palin is not popular with the American people. It’s not just a liberal thing.

The NBC/WSJ poll released 2 days ago confirm it. Only 29% have a positive image of her vs 43% who have a negative image of her.

Same with W. His image is even worse. The question is “How many years will pass before AMERICANS change there views on W ? Will he, or we, live to see it?

Now to be fair I will also point how Obama fared on the same question, 47% have a positive image of Obama vs 30% who have a negative view of him.

Republicans have an image problem, not only with liberals, but with the entire country.

Mitzymy

June 25th, 2010
3:55 pm

I don’t know why Hannity is not #1. He starts his show off with “this president”. He blames Obama for everything that happens in this world. Obama can only be in one place at a time, and he is not responsible for the oil spill. That was deregulation brought on by the Bush regime and the oil barons who are still in comgress. I would never apoligize to BP no matter who I hated.

Mitzymy

June 25th, 2010
3:59 pm

Glen Beck is just plain crazy, and losing it more each day. Hannity is just hateful of Obama. I don’t know how he can separate this and love his family at the same time. If you have love in your heart, you cannot hate. You might not like some people, but hate would not enter. He really hates Obama.

Gordon

June 25th, 2010
3:59 pm

Keith Olbermann has to be on the list for those hated by the right. I would also include Barney Frank, Charles Schummer, Raum Emmanuel, Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, and Al Gore. Every one of them has one thing in common: arrogance.

jconservative

June 25th, 2010
4:00 pm

Amusing. Shows the depth of the thinking in the USA today.

Notice that only one member of congress is in the top 10. And that one member of congress is a do nothing member. All she does is talk.

All the other members of the top 10 are talkers, including the former VP & P. So why would anyone “hate” talkers when all they do is talk.

Personally I like to get after the guys who are actually doing stuff I do not like. Like Justice Scalia legislating from the bench in the New Haven firemen case. Or Obama cutting taxes and increasing spending like his hero Reagan.

Of course honesty requires that I confess that I am a talker also.

Gordon

June 25th, 2010
4:03 pm

Mitzymy@ 3:59

Can’t you see that you are doing the same thing with Bush that Hannity does with Obama? Oil barons? Give me a break.

The federal government was fully aware of what BP’s practices were and are. The same holds true for Wall Street. Ever heard of the SEC? That is way it is rightfully receiving its share of the blame for both.

The left uses the failure of government as an excuse for more government. How about better government?

Richard

June 25th, 2010
4:18 pm

Kyle,

I can’t believe you’re not on this list. Step your game up!

Richard

June 25th, 2010
4:22 pm

More seriously, I understand Bill’O being there, but Hannity should be about 20 spots higher. Palin shouldn’t be there at all. She’s one of the most irrelevant people in the world right now and would be treated that way if the media would ignore her in favor of actual news, like who the Bachlorette kicked off this week.

A CONSERVATIVE

June 25th, 2010
4:29 pm

AMAZING….the HATE list on the left is very, very long…indeed..The left does not tolerate DIVERSITY……of ideas..they love diversity in skin color..only….If you oppose the teachings in the BIBLE…& the CONSTITUTION..the left loves you….ergo Bookman ..& Tucker

DawgDad

June 25th, 2010
4:33 pm

Enough with the “hate” stuff already, OK? Most people think I’m somewhere to the right of Attila the Hun and yet I don’t “hate” anybody. Let’s leave political “hate” exclusively in the domain of the REAL haters – the very public “Hate Bush” kooks.

Churchill's MOM

June 25th, 2010
4:33 pm

Raghead, this is what I was writing about as a problem with the current Afghanistan Strategy, sorry to be a day late.

http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5g_YB0jagAxQqRqNCfV6gN-s9UkFAD9GIGEA03

ByteMe

June 25th, 2010
4:35 pm

“The right” is projecting their own worries that their image is being dominated by the talkers and has-beens in the above list and that “the left” is somehow “hating” these same people who are running the conservative movement into the ground.

Pretty sorry.

neo-Carlinist

June 25th, 2010
4:37 pm

Richard, surely you see how this works. The right (especially the former/quasi-politicos like Palin) rank themselves, so they can go out to their base and say, “I need your support because the liberals who hate America also hate me. I can’t reverse Rose v. Wade, kill bin Laden, or cut taxes when I am on the liberal hit list.”

DawgDad

June 25th, 2010
4:39 pm

“Palin shouldn’t be there at all. She’s one of the most irrelevant people in the world right now ”

Palin is a major fund-raiser for the Republican Party. She gives a voice and a face to major constituencies within the Republican-Conservative-Tea Party umbrellas and energizes masses of otherwise completely apolitical women (my wife being one). Keep on believing she’s irrelevant, would ya? Nothing sweeter than a November surprise.

Some People are stupid

June 25th, 2010
4:43 pm

I find it amazing how people champion Palin when all she did was let down the people of Alaska who voted for her so she could make money. Is that really a person you want to support. at least Al Gore waited till he lost and was no longer a public servant to make money.

Jefferson

June 25th, 2010
4:46 pm

Didn’t they ban slam lists in Jr High ?

DawgDad

June 25th, 2010
4:56 pm

“I find it amazing how people champion Palin when all she did was let down the people of Alaska who voted for her so she could make money.”

That is certainly one way of looking at the situation. She came under intense persistent investigative scrutiny and outright mudslinging (from the left) and prying into her personal life. She was faced with a choice as Governor of staying put and fighting it out or doing what she’s currently doing to maximize her reach and impact. I would have to carefully review and consider her decision in deciding whether or not to vote for her in a prominent national election. She decided it was in the best interests of her and her constituents in Alaska to resign. For now, she’s very effective at what she does and I’m glad she’d doing it.

Let’s keep in mind on a scale of personal character she remains FAR AND AWAY ahead of such noted angels as Bill Clinton, Hillary Clinton, Al Gore, John Edwards, John Kerry, Barney Frank, etc. etc. etc.

Sarah Palin as De Niro in Cape Fear

June 25th, 2010
4:59 pm

I’m better than you counselor.

I can out fear monger youuuuuu
I can out pimp my family for political purposes youuuuuu
I can out sound bite youuuuu
I can out pander to the base youuuuu
I can out populist you to cover up my lack of knowledge youuuu
I can out birth youuuuuu
I can out Christian youuuuuu

I’m better than youuuuu

midtownguy

June 25th, 2010
4:59 pm

I think liberals are going to hate George Bush for about as many years and conservatives are going to hate Jane Fonda. There is no question who the Left hates

1. Obama (by a landslide)
2. Pelosi
3. Jessie J.
4. A. Sharpton
5. Rev. Wright
6. Barbara S.
7. M. Moore
8. J. Fonda
9. Keith O.
10. Anyone with a liberal arts education from an elite institution

midtownguy

June 25th, 2010
5:00 pm

Oops, I meant RIght.

The A list

June 25th, 2010
5:04 pm

You can say what you want about Ann Coulter being #5 on the list, but you have to admit that’s one good looking man.

Hurricane Obama

June 25th, 2010
5:05 pm

Kyle puts Glenn Beck in his blog and the world hasn’t exploded yet?

No wonder he has the highest rated show at 5pm.

Tonight is Founders’ Fridays – American History 101. Tonight is African Americas. Watch it. We can blog at 6pm.

I dare you. It’s on Fox News right now.

DannyX

June 25th, 2010
5:07 pm

Again some of you conservatives are living in fantasyland. Not only is she UNPOPULAR with the American public, her endorsements could prove to be a big negative.

From the same WSJ poll I mentioned earlier, 25% said they would be comfortable with a candidate endorsed by Palin. 52% said they would NOT be comfortable supporting a candidate endorsed by her.

Bud Fox

June 25th, 2010
5:09 pm

I thought God would be #1

Jefferson

June 25th, 2010
5:10 pm

No reason to hate most of those people, they are just full of crap.

Hurricane Obama

June 25th, 2010
5:16 pm

Haters, Haters, Haters……. Wahhhhhhhhhh

DannyX

June 25th, 2010
5:16 pm

Glenn Beck ratings are in a free fall. In January he was at 3 million per show.

Last Friday he had 1.3 million viewers. He has lost over half his audience in 6 short months.

Dave

June 25th, 2010
5:18 pm

I don’t particulary like Beck or Palin.

That’s the problem for a lot of us, isn’t it? There seems to be no one representing center/center right anymore.

Alvin Greene for Senate in SC

June 25th, 2010
5:19 pm

How come nobody put me on the list of being hated by the lefty marxists? They all want me to quit.

I can beat that tea party dude Jim DeMint.

"Information becomes a distraction, a diversion, a form of entertainment" - BHO, May 1, 2010

June 25th, 2010
5:21 pm

Please don’t feed liberals information… They can’t understand anything higher than SpongeBob and Family Guy.

midtownguy

June 25th, 2010
5:23 pm

Dave, as far as I can tell, no one represents center right or center left. In attempt to make money, all current “political commentators” pander to the extremes. They are not interested in intellectual debate, they are interested in selling books.

My father was, as well call them in the south, a Yellow Dog Democrat. But he wouldn’t miss William F. Buckley Jr.’s TV show. Why? Because his conservative analysis was intelligent and well spoken.

Democrat voters = retardation

June 25th, 2010
5:32 pm

“Thoughts? Who would make the opposite list — people hated by the right?”

List of people who left wing retards love:

1: Stalin
2: Hitler
3: Mao
4: Castro
5: Kim Jong Il
6: Saddam Hussein
7: Karl Marx
8: Hugo Chavez
9: Pol Pot
10: Attila the Hun

mike

June 25th, 2010
5:39 pm

See if you can see the mindless hypocrite:

“Even during the Bush years, they just loved to proclaim how much the left just HATED Bush

It all seems part of the thought pattern for the lazy-minded dimwits that follow these fear and hate mongering thugs-with-microphones.”

So to be clear, this “intellectual” whines that the right accuses the left of hate and then goes on to accuse the right of hate. Throw in some lame name calling, and we also see how “tolerant” this liberal is as well.

Are all liberals hypocrites or just the ones who hang out here?

Democrat voters = retardation

June 25th, 2010
5:40 pm

“They can’t understand anything higher than SpongeBob and Family Guy.”

Yep, that’s why most liberals hold degrees in philosophy, pottery making and art history. Everything was too hard.

mike

June 25th, 2010
5:41 pm

“That’s the problem for a lot of us, isn’t it? There seems to be no one representing center/center right anymore.”

Nonsense. David Brooks, Ross Douthat, George Will and Micheal Gerson do a fine job of that.

Democrat voters = retardation

June 25th, 2010
5:41 pm

mike

Left wingers are not intellectual on any level.