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List of most influential conservatives says it all

Note that this list was compiled by Townhall.com, a conservative website.

Three talk show hosts are in the Top 10: Beck, Hannity and Limbaugh. A fourth, Mark Levin, ranks 12th.

Ranking 3rd?

3) Sarah Palin: The former VP candidate has a fanatical following, regularly makes news for her attacks on the Obama Administration, and did more to get women elected in 2010 than any one human being ever has before in a single election cycle. Palin has enormous juice, but the key question is always, “What is she going to do with it? Run for office? Get other Republicans elected? Become the conservative Oprah?” Time will tell.

 

The party of Hasselhoff

“Freedom” has officially replaced “Reagan” as the most overused word in the conservative lexicon.

Case in point: the anti-gay marriage group that sought to halt the issuance of same-sex marriage licenses in California over the weekend is called the Alliance Defending Freedom. Kind of ironical, don’t you think?

What’s next, the Freedom Party?

“I love the name of that party — the ‘Freedom Party,’” Palin said. “And if the GOP continues to back away from the planks in our platform, from the principles that built this party of Lincoln and Reagan, then yeah, more and more of us are going to start saying, ‘You know, what’s wrong with being independent,’ kind of with that libertarian streak that much of us have.

They’re going to need an anthem, this Freedom Party, and who better to inspire the Palinites than David Hasselhoff?

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Sarah Palin calls Tori Spelling ‘inspiring’

Besides gushing over the former “90210” prop, the reality show star turned “Today” host defended Jessica Simpson and criticized the new Steve Jobs biopic because she doesn’t like it when actors are paid to play real people. I guess she’d prefer Jobs portray himself.

Why does Sarah Palin speak like a third grader?

The idiot Palin’s response to Rick Santorum’s views on Satan “setting his sights on America” are predictably childish.

And for these lame-stream media characters to get all wee-weed up about that, first you have to ask yourself, ‘Have they ever attended a Sunday school class even?

Worse, she thinks she’s clever.

Sarah Palin defrauds conservatives and still they love her

Sarah Palin’s PAC “is dedicated to building America’s future, supporting fresh ideas and candidates who share our vision for reform and innovation.” Whatever.

Sarah PAC raised $756,000 in the fourth quarter of 2011, contributing only $5,000 to campaigns. The rest of the money went to Palin.

  • $32,572.95 to True North L’Attitudes, for “scheduling.”
  • $60,000 to Throw Them All Out author Peter Schweizer for “issue consulting.” Schweizer is largely handed conceptual credit for the anti-“crony capitalism” riff Palin started using in September 2011.
  • $47,750 to Passcode Creative, for video production.

Palin’s bus tour accounted for 10 percent of the donations. While in Iowa she splurged on two $600 meals at Des Moines’ 801 Chop House, a favorite among politicos.

Golden Corral must’ve been too crowded.

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The 10 Most Annoying People of 2011: #1, The Conservative Victim

Playing the victim used to be anathema to conservatives. Now it’s part of their playbook. You can thank Sarah Palin for that.

Here’s Palin in June, claiming celebs want to kill her children:

“What would make a celebrity, like you saw on screen, so hate someone that they’d seek their destruction, their death, the death of their children? What would make someone be so full of hate and, I guess, a sense of being threatened that they would want to see that person destroyed?”

Following Palin’s lead, we heard Herman Cain blame those 4:30 a.m. calls to his mistress on the liberal media. Supporters of Michele Bachmann said Fox’s Chris Wallace was sexist because he asked the congresswoman if she was flaky. Tea Party balladeer Hank Williams, meanwhile, demonstrated the same ignorance of the First Amendment shown by many conservatives (see Laura, Dr.) after he was fired from “Monday Night Football” for comparing Obama to Hitler. Wasn’t Bocephus’ fault!

That chorus of victimhood is encouraged by talk radio, which reminds its listeners daily that no one one is more oppressed than rich conservative Christians.

“The Conservative Victim” joins:

  • The AT&T Flash Mob Guy
  • Fox News dolt Eric Bolling
  • The Occupy Dude Who Silenced John Lewis
  • Maroon 5’s Adam Levine
  • CNN’s Piers Morgan (the source of a horrible, horrible nightmare last night)
  • Russells Brand and Simmons
  • Rick Perry
  • The pundit class
  • Lady Gaga

More on them here. Looking back I don’t know how I left out Donald Trump (blame “Moves Like Jagger”), though he’s likely to be every bit as annoying in 2012.

Actors often say stupid things

“In terms of the research I did on the way campaigns are conducted, you know, so much is about how do you get on the air, how to you get the most media attention, how do you make the most noise. When, in fact, what we’re all looking for is leadership. We don’t want noise. We want people who are going to take care of us.”

Julianne Moore, portraying Sarah Palin in the upcoming HBO movie “Game Change.” The role required her to say many stupid things so we’ll give Moore a break.

Pay Sarah Palin to think

(credit to Bill Maher for the headline)

Alaska Republican Sarah Palin is “on the verge of making her decision of whether or not to run for office” – and her backers should write a check right away, a letter from her political action committee says.

The Sept. 20 letter from SarahPAC treasurer Tim Crawford says: “It’s one of the most difficult and important decisions of her life. And I want her to know that she has our support.”

It continues — the latest.

The Real Housewife of Alaska

Sarah Palin‘s juvenile temperament on display in Iowa:

Specifically inviting over reporter Kasie Hunt from Politico so she could hear the exchange, Palin called Pappas’ cell phone and began berating him in a very scolding manner for writing a headline suggesting she supports Romney. Pappas didn’t even know what she was talking about. When he tried to say that neither he nor his editors had written such a headline, she said she didn’t have time for this, that she needed to go back to the “real people” at the State Fair, and hung up on him.