Recently, we all found out that Kelsey Grammer is a great actor, since he portrayed the Frasier character as an intelligent man. We know that Grammer has nothing in common with his “Frasier” character due to his parroting of all the FOX “News” talking points, and his endorsement of Michele Bachmann for the Presidency. No one, and I mean NO ONE, with a thimble full of gray matter is going to make that endorsement.
But, as I said, Grammer is at least entertaining.
I wish I could say the same for today’s subject, but I can’t. Sure, she won American I-DULL, but what does that mean, really? I thought she sucked as a performer.
Now I know she’s mud fence stupid as well. Another “success” from the Texas educational system.
“American Idol” winner Kelly Clarkson has learned that sharing a political opinion on Twitter is not always a popular move with your followers.
“I love Ron Paul. I liked him a lot during the last republican nomination and no one gave him a chance,” the singer tweeted Wednesday. “If he wins the nomination for the Republican party in 2012 he’s got my vote. Too bad he probably won’t.”
This informal endorsement of Republican presidential hopeful Ron Paul set off a firestorm of angry tweets, with people accusing Clarkson of supporting racism and the death penalty, and of not supporting equal rights for same-sex couples. One Twitter user called her “stupid,” while another tweeted, “Now THAT is how you get someone to unfollow you on Twitter … and in your career. Good luck — you’ll need it.”
The attack against Clarkson’s support of Paul was most likely sparked by newsletterspublished in the 1990s by a company he founded. Some statements from the newsletters have been described as “racist” and offensive. Paul has denied he was the author of these newsletters and said he had no knowledge of their content. “I didn’t write them, I disavow them. That’s it,” Paul told CNN during a recent interview.
“I am really sorry if I have offended anyone. Obviously that was not my intent,” Clarkson later tweeted, after personally responding to a number of messages from angry Twitter users. “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.”
Any of us who know the record of Ron Paul know better than this. We know that if you support Paul for the Presidency, you DO, in fact, support legalizing overt racism, and you DO support relegating women to the status of property. These are the simple, flat-out facts of the matter, and his laudable stands on our involvement in wars and our idiotic “War on Drugs” doesn’t change this. Paul is an Objectivist with a pretty wide streak of racism, homophobia, and misogyny thrown in. His idea of “less government” all depends on what you see as “less government.”
I’d like to explain Objectivism to Kelly, but I doubt she’d get it. Her words leave us with little doubt as to what her capacity to learn actually is.