Since so much of the current "conservative" moment involves performance (and not much else), it's apt that a handful of showbiz types have been along for the ride. But how do you qualify to be such a luminary?
Above, one Victoria Jackson, who was on Saturday Night Live in the late 80s and is a headliner at the Tea Party Express kickoff event. She is using her considerable entertainment skills to sing songs about how there's a Communist living in the White House. Like many of her show business right-winger contemporaries, she's white, washed-up, and willing to say anything outrageous. In fact, the only thing that sets her apart from them is that she's female and can't grow a goatee.
1) Be willing to say absolutely anything. How much more juice does a condescending, racist, or misleading statement have if it's uttered by someone who at one point was enshrined by the entertainment industry? Call the president "Homey" (Stephen Baldwin), or call him out for his resemblance to the Antichrist and hatred for "whitey." You will get pickup.