Friday, December 30, 2011

Female Pop Artists Get Huge Flak But Also Support For Endorsing Paul

Heather Callaghan

The night before last, Kelly Clarkson, first “American Idol” alum, expressed her admiration for Presidential candidate Ron Paul, via Facebook, Twitter, and Whosay.

“I love Ron Paul. I liked him a lot during the last republican nomination and no one gave him a chance. If he wins the nomination for the Republican party in 2012 he's got my vote. Too bad he probably won't.”

Of her nearly one million Twitter followers, she immediately received flak and accusations of racism and homophobia.

Either much of the masses bought the Ron Paul racist smear tactics, or perhaps trolls are slinging stones. Either way, supposed fans have left degrading and derogatory remarks aimed at Clarkson, and then at singer Michelle Branch who tweeted to encourage Kelly with an “@kelly_clarkson: I wholeheartedly agree. #RonPaul”

Later, Clarkson wrote, “I am really sorry if I have offended anyone. Obviously that was not my intent. 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 and letting the people (all of us) make the decisions and mold our country. That is all. Out of all of the Republican nominees, he's my favorite.”

Michelle posted a similar response to her batch of negative fan comments: “Hmm. Didn't mean to offend. I am not racist and am absolutely not a homophobe. Just trying to weed through the non-impressive choices!" To one commenter, she responded: “it's my understanding that Ron Paul is not a homophobe, but more importantly, I certainly am not.”

Clarkson thought the comments were “demeaning and rude.” December 29th, she wrote: “Man my eyes have been opened to so much hate tonight. If y'all ever disagree with something I say please don't feel the need to attack me. I will listen to what you say and any articles or viewpoints you have when you say it with respect. Being hateful is not a healthy way to get people to see or hear you. I was raised to respect people and their decisions and beliefs and I hope you will grant me the same decency. If you don't agree with me simply unfollow me. It's really that easy. I hope you don't because I would love the chance to hear what you have to say but if you're so blinded by hate you can't seek peace and progress then that is your unfortunate prerogative.”

Since the news of their endorsements broke, Paul supporters have showed their love and support for Clarkson's view and will most likely follow suit with Branch who enjoyed some big pop hits throughout the 2000s. Branch is a self-described singer/songwriter, mother [and] backyard chicken farmer among other things.

Clarkson's Twitter and Facebook accounts are now swelling with Ron Paul supporters cheering her on in comment replies and likes.

Her new album “Stronger” went from #41 up to #29 in Amazon's bestseller's list – in one day! No doubt, much of that can be attributed to her talent. But wait, check out the Amazon reviews – Ron Paul supporters lend encouragement there too.

As Ron Paul soars through polls, more and more celebrities speak up. Any alleged reports of racism and more haven't actually hurt Paul's popularity.

According to

Ron Paul's celebrity endorsements include Sarah Palin, Joe Rogan, Vince Vaughn, Michelle Bachmann, Juan Williams, Jim Rogers, Glenn Beck, Willie Nelson, Stephen Colbert, Jon Stewart, Penn Gillette, Wrestler "Kane" (Glen Jacobs), Fox News contributor Judge Andrew Napolitano, ABC's John Stossel, John Mayer, CNN's Jack Cafferty, Jesse Ventura, Howard Stern, Dennis Kucinch, David Letterman, Chuck Norris, Bill Maher, Barry Manilow and Barry Goldwater Jr.

Some of those include unofficial endorsements or those who defended Paul in an argument. A Facebook page aims to compile all known celebrity endorsements.

Notice a lot of creative types love the candidate who thinks outside the box? What does it say, when celebrities are willing to risk possible hits to their status by endorsing the one “who can't win”? Oftentimes, their popularity rises after speaking with candor about their beliefs.

When one of them falls, count on Ron Paul supporters to lift them up again. Never leave a Ron Paul fan behind.

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Anonymous said...

Wow, Beauty and Brain. May the force be with you Kelly.

Anonymous said...

It is unfortunate that discourse has become so vituperative in this political age. Kelly Clarkson endorsed Ron Paul- so what- and immediately the same group of very pained, brainwashed, very frightened individuals who have been the object of intense psychological brainwashing for generations call her out and attack her on the basis of discreted information and the like. The country faces a huge battle to remove the neocons and the Israeli firsters from its foreign policy and pentagon positions, to remove the money changers from the printing of money and to reinstall the constitution to reign in a government which is too larger and has overstepped its bounds.
The hysterical criticism and vituperation against Ms. Clarkson is the same type of backlash to which the neocons and Israeli firsters resort whenever they or Israel is legitimately criticized for actions taken which are outside the law.
There is a deep pathology, the genesis of which occurs as a consequence of education and brainwashing, an education which has done those who criticize Ms. Clarkson severe damage.
What emerges is the query as to how to help these people and bring them back into the family of humanity.

Anonymous said...

The same people that hate Ron Paul are the same type of people that hated Jesus' message of loving thy neighbor as thyself. They are New World Order/illuminati/zionists/satanists. they promote hate and destruction of everything good.

Anonymous said...

The US government was complicit in the murder of thousands on 9/11, and subsequently millions more in the wars that followed. Even Ron Paul is a liar when it comes to 9/11 - this shit-hole of a country will never be saved until we seek real truth and justice.

Israelis arrested in connection to 9/11 = 200+
Muslims arrested in connection to 9/11 = 0

Anonymous said...

"The same people that hate Ron Paul are the same type of people that hated Jesus' message of loving thy neighbor as thyself. They are New World Order/illuminati/zionists/satanists. they promote hate and destruction of everything good."

Wow, that's quite the generalization, and quite far off the mark too.

The main legitimate reasons I've heard for why people oppose Ron Paul are that he plans to severely cut social programs while transferring them to state control and trying to cut 1 TRILLION dollars off the budget in 1 single year.

And while the American tax payers in general face this austerity package corporate welfare and corporate tax breaks will either not be altered at all or in some cases actually be increased.

At the same time that he says he opposes war he clearly understands the economic reality that today the Military Industrial Complex is one of the top employers in America and a true 'end the wars' policy would be very bad for America's crumbling economy, and thus he only proposes shaving 15% off the Military budget.

He also clearly understands that the financial industry is another of the America's top economic forces and thus despite all his talk his only written plans are to audit the Federal Reserve, no nationalization or significant reforms - no 'end the Fed'.

He basically wants to completely deregulate all the major corporations that corrupted the system in the first place and cross his fingers and hope they don't corrupt it again with the extra money they will have from the tax breaks he proposes.

Ron Paul has shown that like all career politicians, and make no mistake he is a career politician, he will say whatever he needs to say to get elected.

The American republican system whether at a federal or state level is inherently flawed and corruptible, hence why it has repeatedly been corrupted.

To propose cutting out corruption at the same time that you suggest doing nothing to hinder and many things to benefit the powerful interests that have been guilty of corrupting the government the most is illogical to me.

The current system may be preferred but the reality is that Ron Paul offers the perfect alternative to it for the "elites" - the ability to maintain an easily corruptible system so any changes RP does make will likely be short lived as they will just corrupt it again.

A change of system is needed, not reversion to a prior less corrupted form of an easily corruptible system that will once again be corrupted.

America's founding fathers were quite aware of this problem of corruption, hence the warnings and urge for constant revolt to root out the inevitably corruption before it gets too powerful.

Following Ron Paul means that corruption will not be entirely rooted out to begin with and will eventually return as history clearly shows.

Do people think that the "elites" are suddenly going to have a change of heart and stop trying to corrupt the system?

Anonymous said...

That last post sums things up pretty well. Better start paying closer attention to the Holy Bible(kjv) and checking against history. We're nothing but right on track.

There will never be -any- lasting solution from men (or women), and it will only get progressively worse.

Anonymous said...

Ron Paul is the only anti-war, anti-Police State candidate in either of our two corrupt corporatist parties. He's worth supporting for those reasons alone.

Anonymous said...

The misguided policy of the MSM to ignore Ron Paul is coming home to roost - in Ron Paul's favor! Like Kelly Clarkson, many, many young people support Ron Paul precisely because they saw how he got the shaft from the establishment. It was done covertly, without directly attacking him, but these youngsters don't miss a beat.

Anonymous said...

This site does a very good job of summing up Ron Paul and his views ...

watch the video CNN Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer, January 10, 2008 ... he explains himself re the newsletter very well.

Anonymous said...

I wonder if any of the "hateful replies" Clarkson received were automated "chat-bots". I've read that chat-bots are merely computer programs that have "artificial intelligence" and can start conversations, post replies, and interact with humans and other chat-bots in realistic interaction. It would also seem probable, to me anyway, that chat-bots would be used extensively in political campaigns to side-line and distract political conversations and attack opponents. Look up "chat bots" if you're interested in this technology.

Anonymous said...

Ron Paul 2012

Anonymous said...

Ron Paul is a racist redneck! His news letter printed a childish racist statements and not only him, but his entire supports didn't protest at all! What does that tell you about his core supporters -- Racist rednecks! Still Ron Paul has refused to find out who really wrote the articles and fire them. That's obvious, he wrote it himself! Ron Paul is a fraud, just like Obama.

Anonymous said...

I'm going out to buy their CD's right now.

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