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Kelly Clarkson Has Found Out The Hard Way That It is Only Acceptable To Be A Pop Star And Support The Democrats

American Idol winner and now mega pop star has found out the hard way that it is only acceptable to endorse a US presidential candidate if he is a democrat.

At the previous US election celebrities were all over democrat candidate Barack Obama, however Kelly Clarkson has been villified by fans for coming out in support for Republican candidate Ron Perry. Clearly it is not as cool and probably for good reason. Republican candidates are traditionally pretty conservative and uncool.

The Daily Telegraph reports that fans are not happy with some racist and homophobic remarks Perry made some years ago. I would of thought all Republican candidates had views like that….

Kelly Clarkson has been backpedalling and saying she believed in equal rights, but liked that Ron Perry because he believed in “less Government” – is that code for lower taxes, no universal health care, decrease in welfare support and less gun control???

Anyway on the plus side for her her album sales increased the day after the endorsement.

13 comments

1 SEDI { 01.02.12 at 8:57 pm }

Wow that is a very old picture of Clarkson! She looks nothing of that sort now (she sort of let herself go a bit after her initial success – even by her own admission)

Again this shouldn’t be a surprise to her fans – she is a born and bred Texan. I struggle to understand why she should receive backlash, as Ron Paul has said… many things in the past. He has been in the presidential field for like a billion years.

2 Martina { 01.02.12 at 10:13 pm }

There are two different rep. candidates – Ron PAUL and RICK Perry. Wouldn’t support either of them, but Perry is def. worse.

3 Reality Raver { 01.02.12 at 10:46 pm }

Thanks Sedi – I found she has had her up and down moments looks wise since she hit stardom. I am now reconsidering whether I will buy a concert ticket to see her.

Martina – Also Mitt Romney is in the running I thought he was out in front, but to be honest I have not been keeping a close eye on the republican nominations.

4 JaniceG { 01.03.12 at 1:03 am }

Ron Paul’s newsletters went way beyond the oblique racism that you find in a lot of Republicans. Here’s some background and quotes: http://news.yahoo.com/story-behind-ron-pauls-racist-newsletters-104823294.html

Martina: There are several Republican candidates in the race – some are unlikely to make it through the early primaries (Michele Bachmann, who’s a right-wing nutjob, and Jon Huntsman, who is too socially liberal for the Republicans), one might do ok early but won’t make it for the long haul (Rick Santorum, another right-wing nutjob) and some are showing more stamina (Newt Gingrich, who’s on his third wife after divorcing wives 1 and 2 for women he had affairs with, and who is running as a Washington outsider despite being a former Speaker of the US House of Representatives; Rick Perry, Governor of Texas, who is as dumb as a box of rocks; and the aforementioned Ron Paul), plus the frontrunner whom RR mentioned, Mitt Romney, who is the only one many Repubs think can beat Obama even though he’s a Mormon.

5 SEDI { 01.03.12 at 5:48 am }

@RR – I agree, its been a bit of a letdown to see Clarkson, once a huge international pop star, take a bit of a tumble career-wise.

@JaniceG – looks like someone isnt a big fan of the Republican party lol! I better not get into what an overinflated letdown Obama is, alright? 😛

That said I think most candidates in this republican race are nutjobs, probably with the exception of Bachmann. But the republicans do always deliver and the same cant be said about the democrats.

6 JaniceG { 01.03.12 at 8:00 am }

@Sedi – I don’t want to monopolize these comments with a political discussion but I thought you might be interested in these quotes from Michele Bachmann (http://seburke.wordpress.com/2011/08/13/bachmann-quotes/)

7 Reality Raver { 01.03.12 at 9:08 am }

Janice G – thanks for the update on the candidates. I think I was the only person in Australia barracking for Hilary Clinton to win the Presidential nomination over Obama. Why? Obama did not have enough experience. And if Hilary had been a guy she would have been thought of as the perfect candidate, in my opinion. Having said that either were going to be better then George W Bush.
Democrats must be wishing one o the crazier/extreme candidates gets nominated as Obama is in for a tough election.

8 Peter { 01.03.12 at 11:59 am }

I suspect she supported Ron Paul, partly because he is in favour of bringing all U.S. troops home from the various countries around the world, ending the war on drugs, and stopping the government from propping up Wall Street. Ron Paul is very different to the other Republican candidates. He’s a libertarian, and he isn’t chasing votes. He’s always campaigned on the same platform and now America is starting to catch on. Kelly is riding the wave of change and she no doubt shares much of his young and enthusiastic supporter base.

9 Supun { 01.03.12 at 9:27 pm }

Ron Paul has Kelly Clarkson whilst Obama has almost all of Hollywood

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Barack_Obama_presidential_campaign_endorsements,_2008#Entertainment

The entertainment industry in the US is very, very, VERY progressive. Not exactly fertile ground for gun shooting Texans.

10 SEDI { 01.04.12 at 5:01 am }

@Supun – except Matt Damon, and he makes up about 50% of Hollywood with the amount of movies he squeezes out every year.

11 SEDI { 01.04.12 at 5:05 am }

@JaniceG – lol nice quotes, I gotta say I didnt find many of them ‘that’ bad though. in themselves they sound like shes a monster but I dont think her position is too extreme. I know that I could cop a lot of backlash from that!
@RR – Ah another Hillary Supporter! *high five*

12 JaniceG { 01.04.12 at 3:53 pm }

SEDI: You might want to check this out as well – http://www.huffingtonpost.com/omar-baddar/michele-bachmann-politifact_b_1153964.html?ref=michele-bachmann-2012. It includes a link to Anderson Cooper’s montage that’s also worth seeing

13 Culinary Boner { 01.04.12 at 4:52 pm }

Peter is right that Ron Paul is different to the other GOP candidates in being a 76 year old (sorta) libertarian.

However, he is 100% unelectable on both age and the fact that he has beliefs which neither the traditional right nor left nor the mainstream business community nor a properly functioning economy could support. Some quaintly weird (like his opposition to the WTO and free trade agreements, in the interests of free trade – go figure). And others a reasonable life philosophy (everyone should be free to opt in or out of religion) – but just how do you ‘enforce’ such liberties? Libertarians wanting public office face the same practical problems the anarcho-syndicalists did during the Spanish civil war. Once people don’t want to play ball and respect each other’s liberties, then you have to ‘jackboot them’ anyway. Additionally, having the Republican party machine support him, would be the equivalent of the ALP supporting a DLP candidate. They’ll be strange days indeed if he gets endorsed.

All of which makes Ms Clarkson’s support for him even more bizarre. Why burn your fanbase for a bloke as unelectable as Montgomery Burns?