The following is a list of the Turkeys of the Year I have award over the last two decades at Right-Thinking and at Ordinary Times:
2007: Alberto Gonzalez, Nancy Pelosi, Hugo Chavez
2008: Sarah Palin, Sarah Palin’s critics, Hillary Clinton, Congress, Joe Biden
2009: Mike Steele, Glen Beck, the State Department, Sarah Palin, Andrew Sullivan.
2010: Janet Napolitano and TSA, Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid, MSNBC, Lower Merion Schools, California Voters.
2011: Nancy Pelosi, Republican Presidential Field, Occupy Wall Street, Anthony Weiner, the Eurozone.
2012: The Culture Warriors, Unions, The Poll Unskewers, Debbie Wasserman-Schultz, MSNBC
2013: Healthcare.gov, the Platinum Coin, the Shutdown Caucus, the National Park Service, Fiscal Cliff Panic Mongers.
2014: Jonathan Gruber, Lamenting Democrats, Barack Obama, Jim Ardis, Paul Krugman
2015: The Presidential Field, College Students, The Election Media, Rolling Stone, Barack Obama
2016: Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump, Clinton Supporters, the Clown Panic
2017: Donald Trump, the Resistance, Anti-Anti-Trumpers, Congressional Republicans, David Mueller
2018: Michael Avenatti, Jacob Wohl, Donald Trump, Delicate Trump Supporters, NBC
2019: Democrat Presidential Field, Trumpists, Elon Musk, Anonymous, Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn
2020: The Trump Campaign, Bill DeBlasio and Andrew Como, Woke Democrats, COVID skeptics, Michael Bloomberg
2021: COVID-19 “Skeptics”, Election “Skeptics”, Andrew Cuomo, Congress vs. Big Tech, Frustrated Democrats
And then the Golden Drumsticks:
2007: Arnold Schwarzenegger; Ron Paul; Barack Obama; David Petraeus; Juan Carlos; Burma’s monks
2008: US Military; Jeff Flake; Ron Paul; Republican Governors; Barack Obama
2009: The American Fighting Man; Kimberly Munley and Mark Todd; George W. Bush
2010: The Tea Party; Chris Christie; Alan Simpson and Erskine Bowles; the Next Wave of Republicans; David Cameron and Nick Clegg; American Soldiers
2011: Seal Team Six; Mark Kelly; The Arab Spring; the Technicians at Fukushima
2012: Down Ballots; The Sandy Responders; Glen Doherty and Tyrone Woods; Mathew Inman
2013: Francis I; Edward Snowden; Rand Paul; The American Military; The Institute for Justice
2014: Ebola Responders; Francis I; Rand Paul; David Brat; The Supreme Court
2015: New Horizons and Dawn; Spencer Stone, Alek Skarlatos and Anthony Sadler; Amnesty International; Video and Body Cameras; The Non-Crazy Presidential Candidates
2016: Dallas Police Chief David Brown and Dr. Brian H. Williams; Disillusioned Democrats; Kellyanne Conway; Nate Silver
2017: Women Speaking Out; Ronan Farrow; Jake Tapper; the Competent Trump People; Houston
2018: Robert Mueller, Justin Amash, Justin Trudeau, Angela Merkel and Emmanuel Macron, The Sane Republicans, The Thai Soccer Team and their Rescuers
2019: Justin Amash, Seth Moulton, Nancy Pelosi, The NATO Stalwarts
2020: Front Line COVID Workers, COVID Scientists, Joe Biden, Jim Clyburn, Election Workers
2021: Vaccines and Therapeutics, Space, Simon Biles and American Gymnasts, Dissident Republicans, Eugene Goodman, Dan Quayle