Saturday, December 31, 2011

Must not support Ron Paul

Ron seems a bit wacky to me at times but he does have a lot of good points -- and if you cannot support an elected representative in Congress what the heck can you do in America?
Kelly Clarkson hit a sour note with her fans after throwing her support behind Ron Paul in the Republican presidential primary.

The American Idol winner tweeted to fans: "I love Ron Paul ... if he wins the nomination for the Republican party in 2012 he's got my vote. Too bad he probably won't."

But her praise has angered fans, who have called her homophobic and racist for supporting the congressman, who has come under fire for racially derogatory comments contained in newsletters he published around 20 years ago.

"Wow, so a pop star endorses a lunatic racist, homophobe and anarchist? Kelly Clarkson, you need to look at Ron Paul closely," one Twitter user wrote. Another added: "That's too bad that Kelly Clarkson had to open her mouth about endorsing Ron Paul."

Clarkson took to her blog clarifying: "I do not support racism. I support gay rights, straight rights, women's rights, men's rights, white/black/purple/orange rights. "I like Ron Paul because he believes in less government ... Out of all of the Republican nominees, he's my favourite."



Anonymous said...

Poor news - Syria's 'mutilation mystery' increases...

Anonymous said...

I must admit that i don't know who Kelly Clarkson is. The article calls her a "star", but today, the insatiably greedy entertainment industry calls anybody and everybody a "star". It's obviously good for their bottom line, which is the only thing they care about.

Apparently, her fans(?) don't feel she has a right to an opinion, while at the same time, knocking her with their opinions. She must have a young fan base, as young people today only know what the media tells them, which is why their statements and opinions are usually nothing more than soundbites from some left-wing media outlet.

Anonymous said...

Gilbert & Sullivan operettas back in the 19th century had a good and telling line - "if everyone is somebodee,then no one's anybody"!!!

Anonymous said...

Clarkson has the right to her opinion and the people who disagree with her have the right to their opinion.

This actually seems to have been handled well within the public realm of an exchange of political ideas.

Bird of Paradise said...

Looks to me like again liberals are the most intollrent bunch of narrow minded dweebs ever

Use the Name, Luke said...


Which just goes to show that they don't actually know Ron Paul's principles.

Anonymous said...

The critics who are are attacking Clarkson are people who voted for our current clueless leader who is good at talking but little else.

Anonymous said...

And here we have it.
Clarkson's big mistake (apart from opening her mouth at all) was to support someone who is neither a media or democrat darling. See the hate come out when someone dares to support someone a little out of the mainstream.
'Free speech for me but not for thee' is the battle cry of the left.
There was no way she could have supported anyone in the Republican race without getting criticised.
Besides - I like Romney. ;-)