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Kelly Clarkson endorses Ron Paul, gets hit hard on Twitter

Kelly Clarkson delves into political opinion and finds not everyone agrees with her. CREDIT: AP

Kelly Clarkson delves into political opinion and finds not everyone agrees with her. CREDIT: AP

When it comes to endorsements, everyone looks to “American Idol,” right? They at least have the “vote early, vote often” concept down pat.

Kelly Clarkson tweeted her support for Libertarian-leaning Ron Paul early Thursday and set off a maelstrom. Here’s the Tweet:

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.

Some Paul opponents began attacking her selection, noting that he had a newsletter out years ago that featured commentary against gays and various races. He has said he didn’t write them and isn’t racist or homophobic. She responded thusly:

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

As more people kept hitting her hard, she fought back in a very reasonable manner:

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.

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By Rodney Ho, Radio & TV Talk

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Southside Steven James Rickman

December 30th, 2011
7:05 am

First! Yeah, c’mon!

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Deirdre

December 30th, 2011
7:48 am

Morning!

It’s a shame that we live in a time where one’s political views open the door to dangerous and outrageous behavior.

Here’s one thing I know for sure: whatever place someone resides on the political spectrum, they are there because they believe it’s what is best for the country. One side is not all right or all wrong.

Mercedes S.

December 30th, 2011
7:56 am

Ron Paul has something that speaks to young people, which is admirable, considering his age. He’s not “my guy”, but hooray for kelly who dares take a stand thios early. Most idols in music, movies and on TV follow a politician only when s/he’s well on his/her way.

Doug

December 30th, 2011
8:11 am

Ahhh the old tired racist card. Sure does get old

ATLfan15

December 30th, 2011
8:12 am

@Deirdre: common sense and logic, such as that in your post, has no place in a discussion about politics. ;-)

Jen

December 30th, 2011
8:14 am

I think this article headline should be clarkson only music entertainer who supports a republican. liberals seek to ban her from making any more music. that would be more accurate than anything in this story.

sparta_bubba

December 30th, 2011
8:17 am

Who gives a rat’s arse about Ron Paul or Kelly Clarkson? Hope they can sit down and discuss topical issues at a KKK rally sometime soon.

reebok

December 30th, 2011
8:19 am

Since she’s supporting a Republican (even if he is a homophobic racist fossil), I suspect she will be lauded as a patriot. I doubt seriously she will get Dixie-Chicked.

PR

December 30th, 2011
8:21 am

Its obvious that CLakrson is ignorant about Paul. Anyone that believs his “I didn’t know” excuse is stupid. You don’t let stuff like what went out on the newsletter go unless you know, and approve, of it. He’s a lying homophobic racist.

AlaskaDawg

December 30th, 2011
8:22 am

Wow Sparta_Bubba! Way to go. That is the kind of attitude that I would expect from a left wing zealot who thinks all Conservatives wear a white sheet and burn crosses. Very sad indeed!

Liberals Are Lying Racist Hypocrites

December 30th, 2011
8:25 am

it only comes from dumb ass liberals..they are phony ass hypocrites they only support free speech if its is something they agree with.,..otherwise they turn angry nasty and violent…just like the loser wall street occupiers….LOSERS!!!

Gino

December 30th, 2011
8:26 am

Biggup Jen! You couldn’t have said it any more right. Some people think that color or political affiliation is going to make things better for them! HA!!!

Deirdre

December 30th, 2011
8:26 am

Thank you, ATLfan15.

Liberals Are Lying Racist Hypocrites

December 30th, 2011
8:26 am

Liberals are Ignorant Clowns just like bubba brain dead on this blog

Dirtyred

December 30th, 2011
8:26 am

I don’t really care for Paul, but I’m glad Kelly is NOT a democrat. God help us if we don’t get rid of the idiot currently in charge.

Mid Town Joe

December 30th, 2011
8:27 am

At least she supports somebody and isn’t sitting on her arse at home doing nothing, like 75% of America does.

Voice of Reason

December 30th, 2011
8:28 am

Kudos for Kelly to have the courage, as an entertainment professional, to stand for the conservative ideas of individual liberty and less government! Liberals do not want to hear such support, especially from a Hollywood insider. Liberals seek to divide and destroy anyone who deviates from their socialist agenda.

Bubba

December 30th, 2011
8:30 am

C’mon,Man!

Allison Wonderland

December 30th, 2011
8:30 am

OBAMA 2012!!! Blame Bush 2 for the current issues and NOT Obama!!!!

Rich Black

December 30th, 2011
8:31 am

If Kelly wants to take a political stand then she needs to be able to put up with criticism.

Allyanaz

December 30th, 2011
8:31 am

Look at all this name-calling. No wonder the country is in a mess. No one likes anyone and no one cares that they don’t. As a matter of fact, it looks like most of the writers here thrive on disliking one another. That’s why the country can’t accomplish anything constructive. You all special and have to have it your own special way.

Richard Joiner

December 30th, 2011
8:31 am

So she endorses Paul,so what? At least she is thinking. If she would have said Obama then nothing would have been said.

Paul From Milton

December 30th, 2011
8:31 am

This appears to be a small sample of the sort of hate she received. The Republicans are often criticized as the party of hate but it looks like there is plenty of hate from all parties and directions.

GeorgiaLatino

December 30th, 2011
8:32 am

No, @AlaskaDawg, not all do, just that most of your leaders do or have been shown to be actively financed by groups that do. The ones that don’t are promptly labeled RINOs by your teabagging majority.

Baby

December 30th, 2011
8:32 am

Slightly surprised considering she eats at the Y. I heard him in an interview saying that Feds should have no involvement in cleaning up after Emergencies (he was asked about it after a tornado had pummeled the Midwest) and that’s just a tad to out there for me. States are obviously the first responders, but they can’t handle major Natl emergencies on their own.

Dirtyred

December 30th, 2011
8:35 am

Kinda figured the “Blame Bush ” idiots would surface. Can’t you guys come up with a better excuse for Obama failures than that. What are Obama’s accomplishments? Oh never mine, there’s not any!

Pete

December 30th, 2011
8:35 am

Liberals are the true racist. They want everything divided by race, affirmative action and college admission are the 2 biggest racist programs and they were started by liberals and propped up by liberals

Roekest

December 30th, 2011
8:35 am

Typical “progressive” liberals: “If you’re not with us, you’re against us……and we’ll ruin your career”. Hey Libs, look up the word “hypocrite”.

If I have to endure one more Democrat in my presence who, in the same breath, calls Republicans hateful, then goes on to bash others for having conservative values, I’m going to punch them in the head. It’s time we ALL stand up to idiocy, whatever form it takes.

mike

December 30th, 2011
8:36 am

If you don’t agree with the frappin liberals in this country or support an opposing point of view, you get attacked on a personal level. Is that part of the “Change” Obama promised?

Dirtyred

December 30th, 2011
8:40 am

“CHANGE” That’s funny I don’t care who you are.

Uh

December 30th, 2011
8:41 am

Of course she got hit hard, doesn’t she know celebrities are supposed to endorse liberals

bravedawg

December 30th, 2011
8:42 am

I”m not a Ron Paul supporter but I am a republican. I think Kelly has it 100% right, we need less gov!!! Just became a huge fan. I like rock & roll but sounds like Kelly is rocking. Stay strong and stand your ground Kelly.

Furious Styles

December 30th, 2011
8:46 am

LOL, Why are people even wasting time with this? Endorsements are overrated and don’t mean anything. I endorse TANG over real orange juice, now what?

Pete

December 30th, 2011
8:47 am

88% of those voting no for a MLK Holiday were democrats. Liberals are the true racist.

http://www.govtrack.us/congress/vote.xpd

no sad at all

December 30th, 2011
8:48 am

While I disagree with her political view; I agree with her responses.. Disrespect isn’t necessary… she likes who she likes.. regardless of how awful the choice..
I have to admit though that knowing she’s a republican changes my view of her…

david c

December 30th, 2011
8:49 am

Mmmmm…TANG!

no sad at all

December 30th, 2011
8:49 am

lol… @Furious Styles… LOL…

Freedom Lover

December 30th, 2011
8:50 am

Great job Kelly. One need only look at Ron’s voting record, his personal writings, his positions on such racist policies as the failed war on drugs, endless military engagements, tax policy, corporate welfare, the inflationary federal reserve, and others to realize that his proposals and stands would do far more for people of color than every bill ever enacted by democrats or republicans alike.

Even his stands on gay marriage are far more in line with supporting the freedom of individuals than you will ever see from the democrats. He has been married for 55 years to the same woman, but firmly believes that marriage should be up to the church and that government should have absolutely no role in it. Gays may want some special privaledge like the democrats have been handing out like candy to their friends over the decades, but unlike these other special protections that have set up racial and religious divisions in our society that still plague us today, getting the government out of the picture and leaving decisions up to private property owners, private groups, etc. and having government simply protect EVERYONE’s rights as they were supposed to, would ensure far more harmony than we have from current laws and “protections.”

I don’t even like Kelly’s music, but I bought one of her albums in support of her courage.

Hopefully more people will have the courage to actually read Ron Paul’s writings and view all of his YouTube videos and check out his 30 year consistent voting record before they just blindly believe the liars in the media who serve the government apparatus that has enslaved us all with debt and corporate bailouts. Everyone should wonder why the media and the establishment is so afraid of Ron Paul while so many millions support him.

ralph

December 30th, 2011
8:50 am

The newsletters? They;re generally dismissed for years by Libs as the work of plants in the newsletter operation which the Libertarian-interested Paul didn’t run in the first place, and may not even have been sent out from that office. The people bringing them up to the gullible media post as “libertarian rightists” and think Paul is a leftist too soft on race! (So they accuse him of being the opposite of what he is).

Check out the mother Libertarian group at http://www.LibertarianInternational.org the non-partisan Libertarian International Organization to see how libertarians have been leading on these issues.

Cletus Dooley Earnhardt SR.

December 30th, 2011
8:50 am

I sepurt Run Pual As wellll. Darrk peeple aree alwaiyz tryieing to steel my weelth.

GO UGA (fooitball nott the baisketball pllayed by Mexicangts”

Just disgusting

December 30th, 2011
8:51 am

She is so disgusting in her views. How could anyone back that midget for president?? I mean, since Obama has been in office how happy do you think this lady has been?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P36×8rTb3jI

Freedom Lover

December 30th, 2011
8:55 am

no sad at all – the current political landscape forces every candidate who wishes to participate in any effective way to be part of one of the two major parties. I myself find the republican party disgusting. There are two shining stars and they are Ron and his son Rand. Ron has never been a GOP guy. He ran in 1988 as a Libertarian and discovered quickly that the republicans and democrats have done everything possible to make 3rd parties non-functional in this country. His views are his, and some are GOP and some are what the democrats used to believe in – you remember, no war, personal liberty, no spying on everyone’s emails, habeus corpus, etc.

Siding blindly with the current crop of democrats is horrible. They stopped speaking out against the wars, Gitmo, etc. once Obama was elected. Meanwhile Ron was the lone voice speaking out against Bush during his administration.

Do some research before you just bash ideas. The media is lying to you.

Justin Case

December 30th, 2011
8:58 am

I don’t care for your music, but you go girl! The bed wetters on the left can say or support anyone they wish from Hollywood la la land.

Deirdre

December 30th, 2011
8:58 am

Rodney, we could use a new thread. This one is just getting ugly.

Just disgusting

December 30th, 2011
9:06 am

Deirdre is obviously a Dem…

Will

December 30th, 2011
9:06 am

I’m not a Paul supporter, but at least Clarkson is an entertainer who is wise enough to be for someone other than POTUS Obama. Hopefully she will openly support the eventual Republican nominee. If Paul wins Iowa it will really mean nothing. Let’s not forget that Pat Buchanon once won Iowa.

DanJ

December 30th, 2011
9:09 am

I have no problem with Kelly supporting someone for President. My God Alec Baldwin, Michael Moore and other celebrities have no problem spreading their liberal views and trashing Republicans which for the record is their right.

While I’m a Republican and will support whoever the Presidental candidate is Ron Paul would not be my first choice. He’s about as flakey as a Paula Deen biscuit but I’d take him over Obama anyday.

fedupw/thestatusquo

December 30th, 2011
9:09 am

I don’t really care for Ron Paul, mainly for his foreign policy issues. However, I respect Kelly Clarkson for openly supporting him and to hell with the negative and hateful comments directed towards her. IN CASE WE’VE FORGOTTEN, WE STILL HAVE FREEDOM OF SPEECH IN THE USofA. If it were left up to some people, both Democraps and Republicants alike, it would be wrong to have opposing viewpoints. WE are not machines, MOST of us have the ability to thimk and reason!!!

Chris

December 30th, 2011
9:11 am

I think she has a right to like who she wants. All of you folks that are giving her hell, think about this, She is at least got a mind of her own and we have the right to vote for whoever we want . Blacks are always playing the race card and it is really getting old since most blacks are racists. If you dont vote OBAMA you are a racist. Well last time I checked he is half white. Obama is just not a good president and never will be and it is not because he is half black. So all you people claiming racisim need to shut the hell up.

bucket

December 30th, 2011
9:17 am

It is really a sad commentary on America that you would have people who otherwise would like Kelly Clarkson until she says she is supporting a candidate they don’t like. I personally hate all the right vs. left crap and the endless Democrat vs Republican drivel. It is interesting, however, that a person with an “R” behind their name can never be forgiven for anything in their past and a person with a “D” can be forgiven for anything. (See Senator Robert Byrd)

What??

December 30th, 2011
9:18 am

Chris… wow… Go burn a cross in someone’s yard already

Pete

December 30th, 2011
9:19 am

What??
December 30th, 2011
9:18 am

Chris… wow… Go burn a cross in someone’s yard already

What did he say that was racist? I will wait

Deirdre

December 30th, 2011
9:21 am

Just disgusting
December 30th, 2011
9:06 am

Deirdre is obviously a Dem…

Been a conservative my whole life. Just don’t like the general attitude of liberals AND conservatives these days. We are NOT enemies. We are Americans with differing viewpoints on what is best for the country. I’m not sure what happened to civility in this country but I would rather not participate in an argument based on name-calling and personal insults. If y’all want to discuss the ISSUES then I’ll look forward to that. If all you can manage to do is vilify each other, then I’m pretty bored and look forward to moving on.

What??

December 30th, 2011
9:21 am

Ignorance is bliss ain’t it?

Pay attention to what I'm saying than how I'm saying it

December 30th, 2011
9:22 am

Birds of a feather flock together.

There is NO way I would support someone who has the opinions that Ron Paul has. No one is playing the race card.

We are playing the morals and ethics card. Shame on anyone who would DEFEND Ron Paul.

What does that say about the people who defend him? THEY ARE RACIST TOO.

raleturn

December 30th, 2011
9:24 am

I find the criticism she received most hypocritical since those from the looney left scream tolerance when in fact they are only tolerant of those who share the same belief system which by its on definition is intolerant. This is coming from one who has party has left them and became the party of freaks, for the DemocRATS have lost the ability to stand for anything. Thus they have became the party of black, gay, pregnant Puerto Rican nuns, with AIDS !!!

Johnny

December 30th, 2011
9:28 am

I will never buy another Kelly Fatston CD, she is a whale. No surprise, she is from Texas….

pete1963

December 30th, 2011
9:28 am

I really dont care what she thinks:/Who cares abt who gets to be president of the beast corporations.None of it good for the people.

Pete

December 30th, 2011
9:29 am

Ignorance is bliss ain’t it?

Isn’t it.

Pete

December 30th, 2011
9:30 am

88% of the people that voted against an MLK Holiday were democrats.

Paul voted for the holiday

Thogwummpy

December 30th, 2011
9:31 am

Fact is, no celebrity that endorses a Democrat is EVER lambasted. Candidly, I think Paul is a nut. Moreover, I don’t like any celebrity thinking their status elevates the credibility of their opinion—particularly upon topics beyond their expertise (like film school grad Michael Moore trying to lecture us on Economics). BUT, my point is….and it’s valid…that the celebrity culture encourages and operates upon a deep-Left slanted double standard. OH…so does the education sector and journalist corps [for you Obama supports, that's pronounced "kors" not "korspss"].

Pay attention to what I'm saying than how I'm saying it

December 30th, 2011
9:31 am

@Chris December 30th, 2011 9:11 am

For the record, blacks have had to endure racism for over 200 years.

Blacks know what it feels like to be discriminated against. Blacks know racism when they hear it, see it, smell it, taste it, hold it and experience it. Unless you have walked in black people’s shoes you need to be more intelligent with your comments.

Kelly Clarkston knows what she is doing. She is hiding behind her political ideology like most republicans.

THEY THROW ROCKS AND HIDE THEIR HANDS.

I will NEVER NEVER NEVER look at her the same ever again. I really did not like her that much before.

Johnny

December 30th, 2011
9:31 am

Several of chris’s comments were racist, and in fact, he needs to learn to spell first…. Several words typed wrong and bad grammar too.
“Blacks are always playing the race card and it is really getting old since most blacks are racists. If you dont vote OBAMA you are a racist.”

that is a racist comment

What??

December 30th, 2011
9:31 am

A middle aged man trolling a Kelly Clarkson bog. How sad…

GreatATLGuy

December 30th, 2011
9:33 am

@Freedom lover: Learn to spell and punctuate. If not, you will never be taken seriously. Further, who gives a D–N what Kelly Clarkson thinks? She is an uninformed and under-educated hood with money.

Pete

December 30th, 2011
9:34 am

Several of chris’s comments were racist, and in fact, he needs to learn to spell first…. Several words typed wrong and bad grammar too.
“Blacks are always playing the race card and it is really getting old since most blacks are racists. If you dont vote OBAMA you are a racist.”

That is not a racist comment. My god as the stupidity on this thread. Anytime someone says something you disagree with it is not racist. Grow up.

Pay attention to what I'm saying than how I'm saying it

December 30th, 2011
9:35 am

@What?? December 30th, 2011 9:18 am

You can’t reason with a F**L.

Ron Paul is what stupid people think smart people sound like.

What does that say about the people who support him. They are JUST LIKE HIM.

Pete

December 30th, 2011
9:37 am

I love the fact that people without college degrees call a man that has a PhD stupid. LOL

JTesla

December 30th, 2011
9:38 am

Am I the only one who doesn’t care about any celebrities political opinion and would just rather they skip any questions or comments regarding politics? I’m not going to stop listening to her music, not going to let her influence my vote, and generally just not care.

One point I am impressed with, is that she knows enough about Ron Paul’s libertarian views to place them in a tweet. Imagine that someone tracking the candidates and forming an opinion as to how they would vote, without letting a the knee-jerk reactionary response guide their views.

Oh and as much as I hate people “playing the race card”, because it happens ALL THE TIME… sometimes people really are racist.

Pete

December 30th, 2011
9:38 am

If you are voting for the same person that the scum in this society vote for you are on the wrong side. The scum of this country vote for democrats.

Sluggo

December 30th, 2011
9:39 am

Endorsing anyone publicly was a stupid move on her part. Like the Dixie Chicks, she has alienated a segment of her fan base. If I were in her shoes, I would keep my all personal views to myself and concentrate on being a “Songbird”. I think it would be easier to ca$h larger royalty checks with a my bigger fan base intact.

jbstoner

December 30th, 2011
9:44 am

I like Ron Paul because he hates queers. I can’t say anything else or the liberal nut jobs will call me a RRRRRacist. You do know liberalism is a mental disorder.

joe

December 30th, 2011
9:44 am

This is the USA, not the former USSR…and because of our forefathers, we have the freedom to say, and endorse anything we want. Kelly handled it perfectly. All the “haters” that chastise her need to shut their pie hole, or stop typing in cyberspace. You go girl!!

Johnny

December 30th, 2011
9:47 am

“we have the freedom to say, and endorse anything we want.”

That is what we are doing, idiot!!!!!!

GreatATLGuy

December 30th, 2011
9:47 am

Agree with Sluggo, but if you think about it, most of Clarkson’s fan base is suburban bubblebrains, so her sales probably won’t see too much of a hit. I predict she will be in Branson in the next five years, though.

David

December 30th, 2011
9:47 am

I have found over and over again that liberals are the most hateful, narrow minded people of all. If you don’t agree with them, they tend to go ballistic. I had my most liberal “friend” once tell me, “I hate conservatives. I wish they were all dead”. Now that is a “progressive” thought process.

Caramel

December 30th, 2011
9:48 am

Ron Paul is not a republican. My understanding of him is that he is fiscally conservative and socially moderate. He is lumped in with republicans because, right now, only a democrat or a republican will get the nod. That being said, no one is going to give you 100% of what you want in life. What we value in life differs like every snowflake that falls. We choose the one that more closely resembles our own. I agree with some of what Paul says, but at times he gets so far out that I can’t trust it. Jon Huntsman has talked about a lot of things that I agree with, but noone is even paying attention to him. All the other repubs are a sideshow! While I am not pleased with many things the current President has done, I will not let Fox tell me that he is the worse president in history. I will look at the actual facts. I heard someone give an analogy a few weeks ago that I think speaks volumes. A contractor comes to you with a blue print of this gorgeous pristine mansion. You love it! You say you want it! He then shows you the lot with a beatup rundown house sitting on it! You look at it with disgust and ask the contractor what is the deal! He tells you, in order to get to this beautiful mansion, I will have to tear all of that mess down! In other words, if you ate like a glutton for 10 years and weigh 400 lbs, you will not lose all of the weight by working out for a week!

Pay attention to what I'm saying than how I'm saying it

December 30th, 2011
9:48 am

@Pete December 30th, 2011 9:37 am – I love the fact that people without college degrees call a man that has a PhD stupid. LOL
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Are you serious?

I know several people who have doctorate degrees. They are easier to get these days. All you need is a computer and money. Ron Paul got his PhD back in the day when it was even easier to get, especially for whites .

I worked for a man who had a PhD and he could not spell or speak correctly.

You can’t buy class, morals, ethics and common sense.

Pete

December 30th, 2011
9:51 am

I worked for a man who had a PhD and he could not spell or speak correctly.

There is your answer. He could not speak spell or speak well, yet YOU WORKED FOR HIM. Does not say much for you.

BTW, it was much much harder to get a PhD then. Let me guess, you do not have a degree.

raleturn

December 30th, 2011
9:52 am

After reading many posts on this topic, it only confirms that the word racist is only a buzz word used by one who does not possess the cognitive stimulus to engage in an intellectual dialogue without attempting to impugn one’s character based upon ideological differences. It is commonly used when one can not defend an indefensible position since it is an act of desperation and lack of depth that forces one to attack the messenger instead of the message. It is akin to The Big Lie Theory used by The Axis in WWII which indicated if a lie is told loud enough and long enough then obviously people will believe it since there must be some truth to it.

I also take 100% credit for any misspelled words or poor grammar. Since again one who can only attack my keyboarding skills probably can not attack my logic.

Pete

December 30th, 2011
9:53 am

Oh NO, I am an idiot. I put “speak” in there twice.

Pennski

December 30th, 2011
9:56 am

I don’t like Ron Paul, not my guy, but I like that Clarkson has the courage to stand up for herself.

People are hateful when it doesn’t align with what they say. Pathetic if you ask me.

Mercedes S.

December 30th, 2011
9:58 am

Hear ya, D., at 8:58… Rodney, can we please have an Idol blog and leave these politico snivellers behind here??

Chris

December 30th, 2011
9:58 am

And why is this a story at all?

npgator

December 30th, 2011
9:58 am

What do you expect – the libatards run Hollywood! Obama is just terrible and ruining this country so anyone is better than him!

#occupy my desk...

December 30th, 2011
10:00 am

Yeah, anyone who doesn’t vote democrat is a hate-monger. Like so many other celebrities who have voiced their conservative beliefs and paid dearly, she will as well. I have to ask you whether this is the direction we really want to go. Like so many fascist beginnings, free speech is tolerated only as long as it is agreeable to the ruling party. The most evil regimes in the world were all socialist, union, government control advocates. The rest of us will just get bullied into submission eventually and have to wait until the inevitable collapse. I just can’t believe we are willingly walking this plank.

Pay attention to what I'm saying than how I'm saying it

December 30th, 2011
10:01 am

@David December 30th, 2011 9:47 am – I have found over and over again that liberals are the most hateful, narrow minded people
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Hold on David.

The Republicans are the most hateful, narrow minded people.

Newt Gingrich said that poor kids should be janitors.
Ron Paul hates and dispises gay people.
Some Republicans want gays to be executed.
Republicans are more concerned with a woman’s uterus than living children.
Republicans hate Obama more than they love america.
Republicans would let their supporters starve to death than to give them a tax break or extend their unemployment benefts.
Republicans wanted our soliders to stay in Iraq and now that they are home will not give them a tax break and they are trying to take away some of their benefits.
Republicans want to give the rich a tax break and let everyone else starve.
Republicans threw their own supporters under the bus.

Who is hateful and narrow minded?

JB

December 30th, 2011
10:02 am

First, Ron Paul will Never be President. He’s too honest. He’s hates blacks and Jews ( documented) and as far as this girl endorsing him, who cares. People like Brad Pitt and his like are one lucky break away from being a plumber. Who cares what they think……..And they make 20 mil, net 10 mil and bitch and moan because plumbers aren’t paying their fair share. Screw’em.

david

December 30th, 2011
10:02 am

Racism still exists in the U.S.

December 30th, 2011
10:02 am

Those who have never been discriminated against or have a history of relatives being beaten on the back and every other part of their bodies and denied basic rights because of the color of their skin say someone is playing “the racist card.” Those of the one’s who need to be reminded of America’s history. Would that you and your relatives were treated that way. You are the reason racism still exists in this country because you don’t think what happened in the past and still is happening is/was wrong. Of course, people who were treated that way are not going to forget. You need to live in isolation by yourself.

kreedham

December 30th, 2011
10:03 am

Kelly has the right to endorse whomever she likes just like Bruce Springsteen and others. It’s alright for musicians, actors, plumbers, bakers, et al to publicly declare their opinions or candidates. The right or the left are both guilty of attacking celebs when they do so. Geez folks….so what…..why do you care who endorses who! Get over yourself!

JTesla

December 30th, 2011
10:04 am

Caramel, Ron Paul is a Republican, he is also a republican. Being a R-Repubican is easy to do, just check a box and poof there you go. Saying that some who is socially moderate can’t be a “republican” is absurd. Oh and just to confuse you with some facts that will probably fly over your head: he is also a democrat, but not a Democrat.

JB

December 30th, 2011
10:05 am

@10:01………………And keeping the masses in section 8 housing and on food stamps IS a better program that the Dems promise?

Don

December 30th, 2011
10:05 am

Incredibly classy and mature response by Clarkson. Too bad the haters can’t be as classy and mature.

#occupy my desk...

December 30th, 2011
10:05 am

And comparing her comments to the Dixie Chicks is just insipid. Every single day I hear celebrities gushing about Obama on TV and radio – but anyone says otherwise is eaten alive. The internet is a great and terrible thing – it allows people who shouldn’t have an opinion to invent their own versions of reality.

dagrapevine

December 30th, 2011
10:05 am

if Sen.Ron Paul(whom i don’t support)is a racist because of what someone else wrote in a news letter with his name attached to it,then what is President Obama who sat under a racist America hating pastor for 20 plus years.
if President Obama can claim he never heard Rev.Wright say all those awful things that is documented over a 25 year period of which President Obama was present,then we have to give Sen.Ron Paul the same benefit of doubt.don’t we?
i don’t think any race can claim more racism or hate directed at them than Jewish people.to suggest that American blacks have the market cornered on racism is a racist comment in and of it’s self.
all races of people have been at one time hated,enslaved and taken from the home against their will and exploited by another culture and it’s ironic the practice started in Egypt the first world power which is located on the continent of Africa.

Pay attention to what I'm saying than how I'm saying it

December 30th, 2011
10:07 am

@Pennski December 30th, 2011 9:56 am -People are hateful when it doesn’t align with what they say. Pathetic if you ask me.

People should not INSULT our intelligence.

What is pathetic is that they criticized Obama for his minister Rev. Wright’s comments but it is OK for others especially whites to support someone that has racist views as well.

That is pathetic! And smells racist to me.

david

December 30th, 2011
10:08 am

Pay attention to what I'm saying than how I'm saying it

December 30th, 2011
10:09 am

@dagrapevine December 30th, 2011 10:05 am – if Sen.Ron Paul(whom i don’t support)is a racist because of what someone else wrote in a news letter with his name attached to it,then what is President Obama who sat under a racist America hating pastor for 20 plus years.
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I repeat:

What is pathetic is that they criticized Obama for his minister Rev. Wright’s comments but it is OK for others especially whites to support someone that has racist views as well.

That is pathetic! And smells racist to me.

Rodney Ho

December 30th, 2011
10:09 am

Deirdre–opened a hornet’s nest this morning, eh?

#occupy my desk...

December 30th, 2011
10:10 am

Pay – that is the most ignorant thing I have ever read in my life. Pretty much everything you said is untrue. Point for point, that is just simple-minded.

JB

December 30th, 2011
10:11 am

10:02…………….I see a lot of people of color doing very well…..and it ain’t from Washington DC. It’s from taking advantage of opportunities afforded them by the greatest country on earth, warts and all.
It is their for all….you gotta want it and work for it……People risking their their life swimming here from Cuba aren’t doing it because the weather is bad in Cuba.

DILLIGAF

December 30th, 2011
10:12 am

“Freedom Lover @ 8:50 AM”

Well spoken. It’s refreshing to see that there are some people that are truly informed of the true platform of this candidate instead of listening to the controlled propoganda spewed by Fox news and other media outlets against Paul. The Dems are crapping their pants as support grows for him.

On the other hand, unfortunately, the same mindless sheep that can’t even get the vote right for American Idol will have a say in voting for the next President of this country in perhaps the most important election in history as far as determining the fate of this country.

Pay attention to what I'm saying than how I'm saying it

December 30th, 2011
10:12 am

@david December 30th, 2011 10:08 am – pay=moron
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It takes one to know one. :)

Sticks and stones buddy!

Jewel

December 30th, 2011
10:13 am

I will respect Ms. Clarkston rebuttal but obviously she’s blinded by Ron Paul’s hate message as well…so it’s unfortunate that that’s her perogative.

LMAO

December 30th, 2011
10:13 am

Funny how you morons have forgot how the Dixie Chicks were BLACKBALLED for their comments about George “Worsepresidentever” Bush. One turn deserves another.

Who buys Kelley CDs anyway? Ooops you do. MO-RON (Not Paul)

I KNEW IT WAS COMING

December 30th, 2011
10:14 am

@DirtyRed, the only idiot is YOU. President Obama is a college educated, compassionate, caring, respectable, kind, intelligent MAN. With all of the obstacles against him, he has helped alot of homeowners to qualify for modifying their mortgages, put more money on the working class check, did away with Bin Laden, brought the troops home from Iraq, working on combining student loans with the lowest interest rate, allowing parents to keep healthcare of their children up to the age of 26, giving $8,000 credit toward first time homebuyers. Now tell me, where in anything I mentioned makes him an idiot? The idiot is “YOU”!!He is not for just the wealthy having a piece of America’s pie, but the other 99% who are wealthy who deserves a piece of the pie.

Pay attention to what I'm saying than how I'm saying it

December 30th, 2011
10:15 am

@#occupy my desk… December 30th, 2011 10:10 am – Pay – that is the most ignorant thing I have ever read in my life.

The TRUTH HURTS.

Sorry I stepped on YOUR toes! :)

Somewhere in the Middle

December 30th, 2011
10:16 am

This blog is a wonderous example of the joys of irony. Kelly Clarkson has every right to have her opinion, and people have a right to voice their agreement or disagreement. If Kelly or her supporters/nonsupporters are vitrolic, it’s shameful. By the same token, those who attack Kelly’s supporters/nonsupportes in the same way act shamefully. It would be great if we could get to fact-based, legitimate discussions, as opposed to kneejerk, emotional reactions. Sure, conservatives are heartless, racist, megalomaniacs, and liberals are loser, deadbeat, socialist morons. There, everyone’s even. Yet, we all live together, next door to each other, and are reliant on each other to progress and overcome our issues. So let’s get past the rhetoric, invite Alec Baldwin and Kelly Clarkson over for dinner, and start solving issues instead of just railing on each other about them.

JB

December 30th, 2011
10:16 am

@ 10;02…………….And aren’t we glad there is nothing spewed from MSNBC.

Norm

December 30th, 2011
10:17 am

Kelly Clarkson is a Class Act! She represents a person of dignity, that is far to hard to come by in the current society.

raleturn

December 30th, 2011
10:17 am

@ Racism still exists in the U.S.: I understand that it is easier to blame the past than it is to take responsibility for one’s on actions.

G

December 30th, 2011
10:18 am

This thread is about as ugly as a Fantasia topic.

1. Kelly Clarkston is still an amazing talent, no matter how different her views may be.
2. Kelly Clarkston is free to support any candidate she feels, even if it the wrong one.

LOL!!!!

DanJ

December 30th, 2011
10:23 am

Ditto G!!!! Time to find another topic.

Billy Bob

December 30th, 2011
10:23 am

Hey, PR@8:21, you mean sort of like when little Barry sat in the Rev Wrights church for years and didn’t hear the Rev Wright make all his racist, homophobic comments. Funny how you believe that you fool. Hope you have a great day.

Pay attention to what I'm saying than how I'm saying it

December 30th, 2011
10:24 am

@Somewhere in the Middle December 30th, 2011 10:16 am – This blog is a wonderous example of the joys of irony. Kelly Clarkson has every right to have her opinion, and people have a right to voice their agreement or disagreement.
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So now it is OK to agree with someone who has offended a race of people and who has a hatred for gay people.

Sounds hypocritical and racist to me!

A fish would not get caught if it kept his mouth shut. :)

JB

December 30th, 2011
10:24 am

@10;14……………Hitler loved Music, the Arts, Beautiful buildings and vistas and fine wine…………didn’t make him a good leader. I’ll rate this president on our GDP, our debt, our unemployment rate. All failures. He has done a good job on the war on terror….by just continuing the Bush policy. He is a great guy, very likeable, good father…..but a horrible president.

Ron Paul 2012

December 30th, 2011
10:24 am

Yeah, having your name attached to something umpteen years ago obviously means you support it 100%. It’s not like he has the full support of the Texas NAACP, or anything… oh wait, he does.

And as another special poster pointed out, he’s also short, and we sure as hell can’t have a short man running the joint.

What we really need is more of the status quo, because that’s worked so well for us lately.

Rodney Ho

December 30th, 2011
10:25 am

@Mercedes S. It’s the price we pay for having this on the top of the rail on ajc.com’s home page! And you know me: I am perfectly happy to get the page views on the Friday before New Year’s!

'trtainmntatitzbest

December 30th, 2011
10:26 am

The youth has an opinion, expresses it and gets attacked. Not a good sign for our future.

Ronnie Raygun

December 30th, 2011
10:27 am

Old Kelly is just supporting Rue Paul because he promised her free Cheetos for life for an endorsement. And from the looks of her, Cheetos have recently become a major expense in her budget.

Johnny

December 30th, 2011
10:30 am

Well the Fat Lady has sung, who cares what she thinks? Isn’t she from Texas???

Jewel

December 30th, 2011
10:31 am

…and Ms. Clarkston, as an African American you have offended me by stating you like what Ron Paul stands for. So I feel you have contradicted yourself when you say you support all these human right issues but think Ron Paul is the best person to run this country (with me in it along with gays) and clearly doesn’t feel the same.

You can’t have it both ways!

Pay attention to what I'm saying than how I'm saying it

December 30th, 2011
10:31 am

@Billy Bob December 30th, 2011 10:23 am
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On one hand you CONDEMN others for making racists statements or having racists opinions.

On the other hand you APPLAUD others for making racists statements or having racists opinions.

The difference between the two is one is about blacks and one is about whites.

Johnny

December 30th, 2011
10:32 am

Pay, ignore them, they are all fools. They want to call balck folks racist, but whites invented racism, and tault it well….

KJ

December 30th, 2011
10:35 am

Johnny, someone should have “tault” you English before you dropped out in the 2nd grade.

Atlanta Native

December 30th, 2011
10:35 am

For what it’s worth, I have always considered myself a “liberal left-winger” as far as categories go. But I am a Ron Paul supporter. So there.

JTesla

December 30th, 2011
10:35 am

Rodney: I love it.

Pay attention: “someone who has offended a race of people and who has a hatred for gay people.”

Something that hasn’t been established, treating it as fact doesn’t make it fact.

“Sounds hypocritical and racist to me

Agreeing with someone’s fiscal policies makes them racist? Maybe we should just drop that term because it has no meaning regarding who you are directing it toward – everyone who might voice any support of any Ro Paul idea.

“A fish would not get caught if it kept his mouth shut. ”

Ever hear of a net? Cute analogy, but it could also be used incorrectly to support racial profiling. So, why don’t we retire that one?

dagrapevine

December 30th, 2011
10:41 am

President Obama is a hate monger fascist who wants to destroy the capitalist system which he is clueless about.however he currently leads all candidates in wall street contributions for re-election and refuses the government match so he can raise a billion dollars for campaign adds.
btw:no one could ever replace Jimmy Carter as the worst President ever, I’m just a shame the peanut was from Georgia.
the country began into the current spiral when the Dem’s took Congress over in 2006.example(one of many)gas was under $2.00 a gallon,since 2007 gas has been over $2.90 a gallon.unemployment was under 5% since 2007 7.6% and higher.I’m not even gonna list all the rising cost of food.
if President Obama is so compassionate then why are all those people in Haiti still living in tents?He promised them fema trailers.i have a customer who was contracted out to make over tens of thousands of doors for fema trailers for Haiti and the order was rescinded by the white house.
I guess it was racism on the part of president Obama that is white.

southerngurl

December 30th, 2011
10:43 am

Truly, Kelly can support who she desires. In her position, influencing others, she has to be careful. I am sure she had no idea about his recent racists and homophobics rants that have been uncovered. I am sure she heard a talking point and made her decision. Like most of them do; hence the reason I read and research things for myself. Talking points will not do it for me. Again Kelly, if that is what you beleive, so be it. However, I suggest you research the candidate a bit more before making comments, now look at the backlash!!

Somewhere in the Middle

December 30th, 2011
10:44 am

‘Pay Attention’ – No, I did not say in any way that you should have to agree with someone who’s views/statements/ et al are against what you believe (be it anti-gay, sexist, or critical or your favorite ice cream flavor). What my message said is that the tenor of how you react to those you disagree with says as much about you. Any one who spews hate to Kelly Clarkson for her views does zero to move the discussion forward. Anyone who spews hate to those who spew hate to Kelly Clarkson does zero to move the discussion forward. Instead, let’s have healthy, intelligent discussions.

Pay attention to what I'm saying than how I'm saying it

December 30th, 2011
10:46 am

@KJ December 30th, 2011 10:35 am – Johnny, someone should have “tault” you English before you dropped out in the 2nd grade.
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We knew what he meant. :)

Typical response from people who berate other people when they do not agree with them.

You are so TYPICAL. You MADE my point.

“A fish would not get caught if it kept his mouth shut. ”

YOU JUST GOT CAUGHT without a net. :)

♥ kelly&carriefan ♥

December 30th, 2011
10:46 am

Well, dang. I sure picked a good day to check in….

G, imo, said it best. Not that I necessarily think that Ron Paul is the wrong candidate. I’m still educating myself on all of his views so I can’t make a blanket statement. That said, I think most people missed the vote where she also said that she voted for Obama…

I think Kelly, like a lot of us, is tired of the divisive hatred that seems to permeate all over Capitol Hill. Congress works for us… ALL of us.. Yet, lately instead of compromising we get stuck in these “last minute” deals where no one is happy. Enough is enough! Perhaps it’s time to reduce the size of government and let real Americans work together.

She’s an outspoken little Texan, I appreciate that. And I don’t think she’s a racist or a homophobe…At the end of the day, she’s entitled to her opinion. We all are.

Johnny

December 30th, 2011
10:48 am

you got my point, did you not?

JTesla

December 30th, 2011
10:50 am

dagrapevine, thanks for making the most wacky post in this wacked-out thread. Obama “is a hate monger fascist who wants to destroy the capitalist system” LOL that’s a good one. The problem is that Obama is pretty much George W. Bush II, so none of that rhetoric is even close to accurate.

Pay attention to what I'm saying than how I'm saying it

December 30th, 2011
10:51 am

@Somewhere in the Middle December 30th, 2011 10:44 am – ‘Pay Attention’ – . Anyone who spews hate to those who spew hate to Kelly Clarkson does zero to move the discussion forward. Instead, let’s have healthy, intelligent discussions.
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Let us not forget freedom of speech and censorship.

The healthy, intelligent discussion is that Kelly Clarkston has expressed her right to endorse a man who has questionable morals and ethics.

The other healthy, intelligent discussion is that WE disagree with her choice and WE are seeing what her moral compass is.

Roekest

December 30th, 2011
10:54 am

@ Johnny (9:31am),

Wow, you call chris a racist after posting this yourself:

“I will never buy another Kelly Fatston CD, she is a whale. No surprise, she is from Texas….”

You’re punch-in-the-head #1. (http://blogs.ajc.com/radio-tv-talk/2011/12/30/kelly-clarkson-endorses-ron-paul-gets-hit-hard-on-twitter/?cp=all#comment-92174)

Caramel

December 30th, 2011
10:57 am

JTesla, Ron Paul is not the “go to” republican candidate. If you pay attention to what is currently happening with the other republican candidates, they are being forced to take the stand of many of the fringe groups. My use of the term “socially moderate” for him is a little misleading. He does not believe many of the social issues should be addressed by government. Though he is building steam, the party is not going to push for him because he has bucked the system in the past…even ran for president as a libertarian. By the way, none of this mess goes over my head. I am able to make informed decisions and “frankly” don’t care how big the D or the R is behind your name. If you help me and mine, I will support you!

Johnny

December 30th, 2011
10:57 am

Roekest, I hope you would attempt to punch me, I would wipe the floor clean with you…anytime you are ready, name the place!

Pay attention to what I'm saying than how I'm saying it

December 30th, 2011
10:58 am

@♥ kelly&carriefan ♥ December 30th, 2011 10:46 am – I’m still educating myself on all of his views so I can’t make a blanket statement. That said, I think most people missed the vote where she also said that she voted for Obama…
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If you are still educating yourself on all of his views……something is wrong with that picture. Have you not heard what he said about blacks and gays?

That said, who cares if she voted for Obama.

You can’t serve two masters. Who either hate the one or love the other.

Billy Bob

December 30th, 2011
10:59 am

Hey Pay, your name doesn’t even make sense so why should anything else you write make sense. I was pointing out the hypocrisy of PR’s position. There are racist whites and racist blacks, but if you are going to criticize one you must criticize both to have any credibility. Hope you have a great day.

Pay attention to what I'm saying than how I'm saying it

December 30th, 2011
11:00 am

@♥ kelly&carriefan ♥ December 30th, 2011 10:46 am – I’m still educating myself on all of his views so I can’t make a blanket statement. That said, I think most people missed the vote where she also said that she voted for Obama…
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CORRECTION:

You can’t serve two masters. YOU either hate the one or love the other.

Mercedes S.

December 30th, 2011
11:00 am

i’m scrolling, checking left side for “Idol” blog regulars, pause to see what wise words they choose to share, then scroll on. Wanted to say something nice about “A Dangerous Method” and “Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy” but I’ll probably be called “sicko” and “Brit-lover” or worse so I
ll just say that “Method” has Michael Fassbender, again displaying his magnificent bod, and Viggo Mortensen, and in “Tinker” y’all can enjoy the acting chops of the fully clad Gary Oldman and Colin Firth.

Uhum...

December 30th, 2011
11:02 am

Less government… but in the right places. It was “less government” that allowed the banks to operate in a manner that almost caused a depression.

Pay attention to what I'm saying than how I'm saying it

December 30th, 2011
11:02 am

@Billy Bob December 30th, 2011 10:59 am – Hey Pay, your name doesn’t even make sense so why should anything else you write make sense.
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With a name like BILLY BOB we know where you are coming from.

It is as plain as the nose on your Billy Bob face.

JTesla

December 30th, 2011
11:06 am

Pay Attention: “Have you not heard what he said about blacks and gays?”

I’ve been paying attention and I haven’t heard a single thing that he has said about blacks or gays. I have read what someone else wrote in his newsletter, but that is vastly different from being something I could hear from Ron Paul.

Therefore, it makes perfect sense for someone to still be researching the various candidates, especially since the opportunity to vote for them has not yet arrived. People should keep educating themselves about who they can vote for right up until election day. Sounds like K&Cfan takes her civic duty seriously without succumbing to partisan rhetoric.

say uncle

December 30th, 2011
11:10 am

hey , anything beats the joke we have in the white house right now !

Rodney Ho

December 30th, 2011
11:11 am

For folks who want to escape the Ron Paul/Kelly Clarkson debate, I’ve created an innocuous “What’s on TV New Year’s Eve” blog entry which features Ryan Seacrest, thus the “Idol” connection, though it isn’t really about “Idol.” (Lauren Alaina is performing on Fox, too.)

Pay attention to what I'm saying than how I'm saying it

December 30th, 2011
11:17 am

@JTesla December 30th, 2011 11:06 am – . I have read what someone else wrote in his newsletter, but that is vastly different from being something I could hear from Ron Paul.
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My point is:

They condemned Obama when his pastor made inflammatory statements.

Yet people are willing to give Ron Paul a pass for the inflammatory statements of others that HE published in HIS newsletter.

The difference between the two is one is black and one is white.

What does that tell ya? :)

Freedom Lover

December 30th, 2011
11:20 am

Let’s start with a clarification for all you idiots that have never bothered to find out anything about Dr. Ron Paul. He does not have a Ph.D. He is an M.D. with a degree from Duke University. He is an OB/GYN who delivered about 4000 babies over his years as a doctor. He didn’t get an “honorary” degree has so many others have. He EARNED it, worked hard in his own practise. Never took medicare or other government entitlement money but never turned away a patient because they couldn’t pay.

Unlike our current president, he actually knows what goes on in the healthcare industry, how protectionist medical licensure laws and AMA monopoly policies on medical schools and the destructive medical insurance industry have destroyed the practice of medicine. He also knows firsthand how government involvement in medicine has driven prices higher while reducing quality and availability.

As for his stands, here is his “Principles of a Free Society” from his latest book (he has written dozens – maybe some of you could actually read one or two of them instead of getting you opinions just from the talking heads:

1. Rights belong to individuals, not groups; they derive from our nature and can neither be granted nor taken away by government.

2. All peaceful, voluntary economic and social associations are permitted; consent is the basis of the social and economic order.

3. Justly acquired property is privately owned by individuals and voluntary groups, and this ownership cannot be arbitrarily voided by governments.

4. Government may not redistribute private wealth or grant special privileges to any individual or group.

5. Individuals are responsible for their own actions; government cannot and should not protect us from ourselves.

6. Government may not claim the monopoly over a people’s money and governments must never engage in official counterfeiting, even in the name of macroeconomic stability.

7. Aggressive wars, even when called preventative, and even when they pertain only to trade relations, are forbidden.

8. Jury nullification, that is, the right of jurors to judge the law as well as the facts, is a right of the people and the courtroom norm.

9. All forms of involuntary servitude are prohibited, not only slavery but also conscription, forced association, and forced welfare distribution.

10. Government must obey the law that it expects other people to obey and thereby must never use force to mold behavior, manipulate social outcomes, manage the economy, or tell other countries how to behave.

Sounds like a pretty great set of principles to me. Plenty of these the democrats claim to support in order to get votes, but cave once elected (or if the president is from their party). Republicans other than Ron Paul do pretty much the same thing.

NH

December 30th, 2011
11:23 am

If you are filled with HATE, you must be an angry azz GOP CONSERVATIVE :shock:

GreatATLGuy

December 30th, 2011
11:23 am

I agree with previous post – pay=stupid…. why don’t you scream racism over Herman Cain debacle, he was black too….

Pay attention to what I'm saying than how I'm saying it

December 30th, 2011
11:25 am

@say uncle December 30th, 2011 11:10 am – hey , anything beats the joke we have in the white house right now !
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Anything beats the joke in the whitehouse? Are you serious?

Wow! EVIL ain’t what it use to be!

People we are in serious trouble when people like Say Uncle feels the way he does.

On that note……….GOOD TRUMPS EVIL! :)

JTesla

December 30th, 2011
11:28 am

Pay Attention: The problem is you are directing some of your comments towards people that are not part of “They”.

As for me, I’d probably agree more with you in terms of the severity, it’s potentially worse to have someone write it in your name than to sit by why someone talks at you. Therefore, I was willing to give Obama a pass regarding his pastor, but I’m not yet willing to do that with Ron Paul. That doesn’t mean that I won’t hold it against him, it is just something that I’m waiting to see how it plays out a bit more.

Keenan

December 30th, 2011
11:29 am

Loved Kelly’s responses to the haters. This country is so full of hateful people, and it’s getting worse. Just read back through the posts here. What is wrong with people? Get a life. If you don’t have something nice to say, say nothing at all.

JTesla

December 30th, 2011
11:31 am

Freedom Lover: “Plenty of these the democrats claim to support in order to get votes, but cave once elected”

Considering that Ron Paul won’t be able to put in effect many of his ideals, if he were elected he would be viewed as having caved after his term. That’s the great thing about ideals, they look great in a book, but that doesn’t mean you can actually get them to work in practice.

Deirdre

December 30th, 2011
11:32 am

Rodney has provided an escape!

SaveOurRepublic

December 30th, 2011
11:36 am

I’m not a “fan” of Kelly or (any) pop music. However, she’s a wise young lady to see that Dr.Paul is the ONLY proven Constitutionalist running for POTUS 2012. The rest of the GOP field are NeoCONs who’ll gladly serve the Globalists (just as BHO).

Pay attention to what I'm saying than how I'm saying it

December 30th, 2011
11:39 am

@Freedom Lover December 30th, 2011 11:20 am – As for his stands, here is his “Principles of a Free Society” from his latest book.
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Principles of a Free Society?

People be scared be VERY scared. This is crazy talk. This is out in space crazy talk.

This is I can’t believe it crazy talk. This is the world has gone mad crazy talk. This is I hate the

world so I am going to change it crazy talk. This is mad doctor crazy talk.

Remember Jim Jones? Remember Charles Manson? Remember Warren Jeffs?

JTesla

December 30th, 2011
11:40 am

One thing that I like is that she didn’t follow up her comment with an immediate apology. If you have an opinion then stand by it. Even if I hate your opinion, I have more respect for you standing by your opinion then caving when you realize that it’s not popular.

Pay attention to what I'm saying than how I'm saying it

December 30th, 2011
11:46 am

@JTesla December 30th, 2011 11:40 am

Have a nice day. :)

Use to be republican

December 30th, 2011
11:47 am

Racist people never win

Freedom Lover

December 30th, 2011
11:51 am

Pay attention to what I’m saying than how I’m saying it –

“This is I can’t believe it crazy talk. This is the world has gone mad crazy talk. This is I hate the
world so I am going to change it crazy talk. This is mad doctor crazy talk.”

Wow, who can argue with that sound comeback and thorogh analysis of what is wrong with his ideas?

Folks who support Ron Paul have bothered to look into these ideas and principles and have recognized that they are absolutely the only sound basis for a society based on mutual respect for rights, property, and liberty. Frankly they are little more than an elaborate extension of the golden rule.

I love Bush

December 30th, 2011
11:56 am

After The 8 Years Of The Bush/Cheney Disaster, –
Now, You Get Mad???

You didn’t get mad when the Supreme Court stopped a legal recount and appointed a President.

You didn’tget mad when Cheney allowed Energy company officials to dictate Energy policy and push us to invade Iraq .

You didn’t get mad when a covert CIA operative got ousted.

You didn’t get mad when the Patriot Act got passed.

You didn’t get mad when we illegally invaded a country that posed no threat to us.

You didn’t get mad when we spent over 800 billion (and counting) on said illegal war.

You didn’t get mad when Bush borrowed more money from foreign sources than the previous 42 Presidents combined.

You didn’t get mad when over 10 billion dollars in cash just disappeared in Iraq .

You didn’t get mad when you found out we were torturing people.

You didn’t get mad when Bush embraced trade and outsourcing policies that shipped 6 million American jobs out of the country.

You didn’t get mad when the government was illegally wiretapping Americans.

You didn’t get mad when we didn’t catch Bin Laden.

You didn’t get mad when Bush rang up 10 trillion dollars in combined budget and current account deficits.

Youdidn’t get mad when you saw the horrible conditions at Walter Reed.

You didn’t get mad when we let a major US city, New Orleans , drown.

You didn’t get mad when we gave people who had more money than they could spend, the filthy rich, over a trillion dollars in tax breaks.

You didn’t get mad with the worst 8 years of job creations in several decades.

You didn’t get mad when over 200,000 US Citizens lost their lives because they had no health insurance.

You didn’t get mad when lack of oversight and regulations from the Bush Administration caused US Citizens to lose 12 trillion dollars in investments, retirement, and home values.

You finally got mad when a black man was elected President and decided that people in America deserved the right to see a doctor if they are sick

Freedom Lover

December 30th, 2011
11:57 am

JTesla – caving is changing your votes once elected. Ron has routinely been the only dissenting vote in favor of liberty and freedom in the house. When elected, he will veto bills he knows are wrong and will force the congress to override his veto. He won’t just go along to get along. If they do, they will be held responsible, not him.

He was one of few against the Patriot Act when it was Bush’s. Some democrats were opposed and many of them now support it since Obama supports it. That is CAVING.

Ron will bring all the troops home and can do that without congressional approval as he will be commander in chief. Plenty of other constitutionally legal things are within his pervue as well. When he needs the country’s support, he will go before them and make his case. Then it will be up to congress to suffer the wrath if they do not support him (and the people do).

I would rather have a president who stands on his principles (especially those of freedom and liberty) even if he doesn’t get everything accomplished than another president that takes our country further and further down the fascist/totalitarian slide we are on.

Johnny

December 30th, 2011
11:58 am

Preach Bush!!!!!!!

Jane

December 30th, 2011
11:59 am

Stupid, liberals …. thought you were open minded? Only if it does not go against your beliefs. You silly libs are so easy to identify.

Freedom Lover

December 30th, 2011
12:00 pm

I love Bush – For the record, and it is clearly documented in the congressional record – Ron Paul did get mad, and did vote against all of Bush’s economically destructive policies and all the ones that undermined our freedoms, destroyed the middle east and our deficit, etc. In fact, he was routinely the only republican voting against Bush in the house. Plenty of times he voted against Reagan when he was president too. The man actually has principles. I can certainly understand why most folks would be confused about that since he is a congressman. But the millions who support him, know his consistent voting record and that’s why they support him.

Jim Tavegia

December 30th, 2011
12:00 pm

Amazing how hateful liberals are, isn’t it. When it was ti Dixie Chicks going after Bush it was just fine. Can’t have it both ways. It is too bad people can’t just agree to disagree. You begin to see just how insecure people really are when they flip out when you don’t agree with them. I’m not for Ron Paul, but I do respect Kelly’s right to be for who ever she wants.

Courtney

December 30th, 2011
12:02 pm

Never has there been a group of people more blinded by emotion and hate than the American liberal. Kelly is an American and she can support Daffy Duck if she wants. Let the hate begin.

JTesla

December 30th, 2011
12:06 pm

Freedom, as a libertarian I’m not opposed to his ideals, I just know that time and time again ideals get trampled under the boot of practicality. I guess what it really boils down to is that one libertarian Republican is not enough to effectuate true change, even if he is elected President.

I love Bush: “You didn’t get mad when the Supreme Court stopped a legal recount and appointed a President.” The recount was conducted and declared Bush the winner, Gore is the one who tried to get the courts to overturn the Florida decision. 11 years later and this fact is still grossly misrepresented.

However, I did get mad when Bush caused the hurricane. What a nasty thing to do.

Jim Tavegia

December 30th, 2011
12:07 pm

For the record, you all should be mad at Barney Frank and Chris Dodd for what they failed to do as heads of the Senate Banking Committee during the Bush years. It was not all his fault as they could have reigned in Fanny and Freddie, but did nothing. I am still amazed how those 2 get such a free pass, but if you don’t understand the system and how it really works you jump to incorrect assumptions. Unfortunately in 2012 it is still “none of the above”, but we’ll get stuck with another mistake just like the one we have now. You can’t blame Bush for even higher and higher deficits, no growth, while taking $4 million vacations during a bad economy.

mike

December 30th, 2011
12:08 pm

Strange how the race card always turns up on these blogs. Also how everything is all the fault of those liberal folks. Sorry Kelly that you have to learn a hard way about all the hate that is out there. As long as you sing, you are doing great. Just have an opinion and the haters come at you. I love to see folks deny what they say when the facts are in print and on film. I also like all those folks talking about the race card who are not black. They seem to bring it up first and then blame those black folks for using it. I am actually still looking for one. It seems white folks are the only ones to have seen one since they keep forever talking about it. Can you post one on the net so we all can see what it actually looks like? I have asked around and no one seems to know what it looks like. I figure if you guys are always talking about it you would know what it looks like.

Jeff

December 30th, 2011
12:09 pm

Why don’t hard-core liberal lefty celebrities like Clooney or Penn or Baldwin or Gaga or Bono or O’Donnell or whoever else get criticized for THEIR political affiliations, tweets, web posts and opinions? Ohhhhh, riiiiiight, because they are the “smart” ones because they support “progressives” and THEIR point of view is always correct, and it’s hip and cool and trendy and modern and anyone who has any conservative inkling whatsoever is a dinosaur….

What a crock. People hating on Clarkson just because she dares to express a belief or an opinion or a political preference?

Liberals are hysterical. They claim racism at the drop of a hat and get panicky any time a person expresses a non-progressive opinion. They use fear to prey on people and try to twist their arm into believing their take on things. And for all the tolerance they preach, it’s a bunch of B.S…. they don’t want a SOUL on the planet to have a conservative opinion about ANYTHING and they would love to shut anyone down from saying, printing, blogging, or otherwise expressing their conservative opinions. I have heard more hate, aggressive language, personal attacks, and character attacks against people of a conservative bent than I have EVER heard from the right toward the left.

Kudos to Kelly Clarkson for holding firm on her opinion and for handling the twitter hate from liberals with class and dignity. Shame on those who attacked her for HAVING AN OPINION that differed from theirs. And shame to ANYONE who is so close-minded that they won’t entertain an idea from anybody who is not a hard-core leftist Democrat.

CazLand

December 30th, 2011
12:10 pm

Not a RP or KC fan but respect her right to choose.

JTesla

December 30th, 2011
12:13 pm

Jeff: “Why don’t hard-core liberal lefty celebrities like… get criticized for THEIR political affiliations, tweets, web posts and opinions?”

You are criticizing them with that very post. Kind of answered your own question there did you. Oh, and to borrow from you: shame on you for attacking that list of people for HAVING AN OPINION that differed from yours. Thanks, for providing that line.

Michael

December 30th, 2011
12:18 pm

Why is this character “Johnny” continued to allow to post? He is violent and threatened people on here? Typical mindless liberal.

Freedom Lover

December 30th, 2011
12:21 pm

The last I saw, Kelly’s album sales are up 200-300% over the past 24 hours (for the last two albums).

Way to go Kelly !

plow

December 30th, 2011
12:26 pm

“Independent”, the new GOP!

Freedom Lover

December 30th, 2011
12:27 pm

JTesla – Read Harry Browne’s “The Great Libertarian Offer”. In it he describes exactly what sort of things the president can do to reimpose liberty and freedom on the nation without the permission of the totalitarian congress.

And by the way, I think the lack of criticism of Left-leaning celebrities that is being referred to is criticism by the mainstream media. Yes, the common folk criticize plenty.

Here’s a great example of Robin Williams on the Tonight Show right after the LA Riots. Nobody gave him any grief for this clearly “racist” portrayals of the folks doing the rioting:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=N7gh_1FSgHs#!

marc

December 30th, 2011
12:28 pm

the “hate” is just a reflex to the Fox News effect…..they started it…and now, everyone is suppose to be fair and balanced?…..ok, right. Hey, Kelly….I disagree with you and am confused how anyone in the entertainment industry could support Ron Paul. But, I do respect your right to do so..please respect my right to call you stupid. :)

plow

December 30th, 2011
12:34 pm

@Chris…You don’t truly believe that President Obama is the best choice because he is half/half. Why is it impossible to believe that a half/half is the right MAN? Can it be because he looks Black? Of course not right? You state “If you don’t vote Obama, you are a racist” why not say “if you don’t vote Republican, you’re a racist”? So who is the real racist here? Chris or President Obama?

Freedom Lover

December 30th, 2011
12:40 pm

JTesla – While I certainly agree that ideas do get trampled under the boot of practicality, Ron’s principles never have. No matter how much opposition, Ron stands his ground and looks to find an alternative, form a coalition, or whatever to interject an alternative that is consistent with constitutional and freedom-based principles.

As an example, the congress was voting on taking money from the citizens of america (that’s the only way they get money) to spend on a “congressional medal of freedom” for Rosa Parks. Ron instead asked all of his colleages to pony up $100 each (the medals cost about $40,000 from what I understand) to pay for the medal directly without involving the US citizens/taxpayers. He put up his money and nobody else stood with him. They all voted against him (he was the lone dissenter) to steal taxpayer money to give her the medal.

He fully supported Rosa Parks and honoring her, but opposed taking the money from the citizens to do it. That’s a principled guy (who is not a racist).

Davey Crockett did the same thing in congress when a bill came foreward to help out a widow who had lost her house, husband, and children in a fire. He put up his money and was turned down by all of his fellow congressman who instead took taxpayer money to bail her out. That is the measure of a true statesman. A public example of that kind of guy in the white house would SHAME virtually every congress critter (or should).

We could use that kind of example, regardless of how much changes.

Mercedes S.

December 30th, 2011
12:45 pm

Thanks, Rodney, for the escape hatch – Im moving over there to share the WSJ’s big op-ed piece on Archie this morning.

Alleas

December 30th, 2011
12:46 pm

NOTICE NOTICE…..Using the term “playing the race card” is tired and old. Come up with something new for a change…UGH. And this term normally follows some sterotypical and racist comment by the poster which is hilarious…oh brother the south kills me.

butchcat

December 30th, 2011
12:49 pm

What do you expect from a culture that bans the Dixie Chick for criticizing Bush but give Hank Williams Jr. a standing ovation after he likens Obama to Hitler.

LawDawg

December 30th, 2011
12:51 pm

Ron Paul is a socialist and wants to expand government.

He was also born in Kenya and is secretly Hispanic.

Obama is a Truther.

Gingrinch secretly wants to mine the moon for sustenance.

Anthony Weiner/Sarah Palin 2012!!!!

LawDawg

December 30th, 2011
12:54 pm

Every conservative is a racist, homophobic mouthbreathing, sheet-wearing danger to the United States.

Every liberal is a communist, straight-marriage hating, elitist moron who wants welfare recipients to make up 99% of the networth of this country.

I have now convinced everyone of the righteousness of my politics!!

Ventura/Putin 2012!!!

Jeffrey

December 30th, 2011
12:57 pm

I agree with Kelly’s view on why do we have to “hate” on people because we disagree with them. I can’t say that agree with Kelly’s choice of candidates (that’s an actual understatement). But if we all would just follow the advice my momma taught me…”Don’t discuss politics or religion in public. Nothing good comes from it”, I think we would live in a much more peaceful environment. Why does everyone feel the need to provide “TMI” about their lives these days. Tebow, the Kardasians, Clarkson, Palin, on and on! Whatever happened to having some privacy in our daily lives? People need to learn to keep their mouth shut and tweets untweeted a bit more, in my humble opinion!

Jackie

December 30th, 2011
1:01 pm

WOW!!! Reading all these post is very upsetting. Just like Kelly said in her tweet, Lots Of Hatred. So sad that people can’t voice their opinion in an ADULT type fashion. After reading some of these post I feel like I am back in middle school.

JTesla

December 30th, 2011
1:09 pm

Freedom, I’ve added “The Great Libertarian Offer” to my reading list.

#occupy my desk...

December 30th, 2011
1:21 pm

Ron Paul is an M.D. from Duke, not a PH.D., so he isn’t the simpleton that some of you are implying. You can’t get that online.

Freedom Lover

December 30th, 2011
1:22 pm

JTesla – Actually, page 203, Chapter 27 of “Why Government Doesn’t Work” is entitled “What the President can do.

I own both books (both autographed by the late, great Harry Browne) and get them confused. Both are outstanding reads.

Thanks for being willing to do some reading on the subject. Sadly too many on this blog only get their views and opinions from TV or worse.

Have a great day.

Holden Magroyne

December 30th, 2011
1:25 pm

LOVE THIS!!! OBAMA 2012!!!

After The 8 Years Of The Bush/Cheney Disaster, –
Now, You Get Mad???

You didn’t get mad when the Supreme Court stopped a legal recount and appointed a President.

You didn’tget mad when Cheney allowed Energy company officials to dictate Energy policy and push us to invade Iraq .

You didn’t get mad when a covert CIA operative got ousted.

You didn’t get mad when the Patriot Act got passed.

You didn’t get mad when we illegally invaded a country that posed no threat to us.

You didn’t get mad when we spent over 800 billion (and counting) on said illegal war.

You didn’t get mad when Bush borrowed more money from foreign sources than the previous 42 Presidents combined.

You didn’t get mad when over 10 billion dollars in cash just disappeared in Iraq .

You didn’t get mad when you found out we were torturing people.

You didn’t get mad when Bush embraced trade and outsourcing policies that shipped 6 million American jobs out of the country.

You didn’t get mad when the government was illegally wiretapping Americans.

You didn’t get mad when we didn’t catch Bin Laden.

You didn’t get mad when Bush rang up 10 trillion dollars in combined budget and current account deficits.

Youdidn’t get mad when you saw the horrible conditions at Walter Reed.

You didn’t get mad when we let a major US city, New Orleans , drown.

You didn’t get mad when we gave people who had more money than they could spend, the filthy rich, over a trillion dollars in tax breaks.

You didn’t get mad with the worst 8 years of job creations in several decades.

You didn’t get mad when over 200,000 US Citizens lost their lives because they had no health insurance.

You didn’t get mad when lack of oversight and regulations from the Bush Administration caused US Citizens to lose 12 trillion dollars in investments, retirement, and home values.

You finally got mad when a black man was elected President and decided that people in America deserved the right to see a doctor if they are sick

JTesla

December 30th, 2011
1:30 pm

Holden Magroyne, we already saw that once. However, It thought it was kind of unique so I Googled a line… seems that it has been kicked around for a while and it was copied from somewhere else.

Both you and “I love Bush” get an F when it comes to originality.

Rob Ear

December 30th, 2011
1:37 pm

The girl has a brain!! Only in today’s American would a candidate who strives to uphold the Constitution (and cut aid to extremely racist Israel) be considered “fringe.” All of the other candidates support the extreme racist and bigoted mindset of the Jewish state. These silly people who are trying to slam Clarkson for her choice are just ignorant sheep. RON PAUL 2012!!!!!!!!!!!

JD

December 30th, 2011
1:41 pm

This is the exact reason I don’t discuss politics…that, and the fact that I am a civil servant and don’t feel the need bring my thoughts into the workplace. However, IF I DID want to…I certainly wouldn’t want to be bashed for my thoughts and opinions. Shame on people for bashing others. We just don’t all think alike and feel the same!!!

danny

December 30th, 2011
1:48 pm

Had Kelly endorsed some bleeding heart liberal, there would not be any guffaw from the left!

Sarah Palin

December 30th, 2011
1:50 pm

If he wins the nomination for the Republican party in 2012 he’s got my vote. Too bad he probably won’t

dmcs

December 30th, 2011
1:58 pm

The problem is that white people will never have the same experience than any minority in this country. This entire country was set up for them by them. Any minority was not included in the Consitution, Bill of Rights and our current laws. Of course white people will have a different perspective and believe there is no racism, that everything is fair because it is all in their favor.

Black people started with absolutely nothing after they were released from slavery, they were stripped of education, knowledge and any type of property. White people took all of it and made it theirs. With that being said, there will always be a disconnect white and minorities will never see eye to eye simply because life experiences will ALWAYS be different in a lot of time in a negative way for minorities

Freedom Lover

December 30th, 2011
2:00 pm

Holden Magroyne – Plenty of people got mad. Ron Paul was one of them and he voted (sometimes alone) against all of Bush’s failed economic policies, military interventions, the Patriot Act, illegal torture, and the like.

Generalizations like the collective “YOU” just don’t fly. It might be convenient to make yourself feel better to characterize everyone as a believer in X or a supporter of Y just because YOU didn’t bother to find out what other ideas were in circulation, but some of us have been fighting the good fight for liberty and freedom for decades (just like Ron Paul) and have not cared whether the president or the candidate belonged to the republican or democratic party, but only cared if they supported liberty and freedom. And I can tell you from my perspective, there hasn’t been a single president worth supporting on those grounds for as long as I have been alive.

EMMA

December 30th, 2011
2:03 pm

Okkkkk, am I missing something? So what she supports Ron Paul…that’s her right to stand up for whomeever and whatever she believes in. As a matter of fact everyone should vote for the person whom they truly believe in. I don’t care whom or what you support just VOTE! We all know that there’s going to be a winner and a loser. Some will be happy/glad/overjoyed and some will be sad/mad/disgusted, etc. And at the end you just deal with the situation and move on…IJS

Liberalism is a mental illness!

December 30th, 2011
2:10 pm

Obama is killing the great country we love. It is by design an attempt to lower America from its perch. The Democrat/Socialist party of America wants to equalize the world and Isalm is the perfect religion to do that with their degrading of women and the the fact that they preach that non believers are to be converted, enslaved, or Killed! American Islamist think their religion is different…When its the biggest religion in the world and your right to freedom of religion is taken away because Obama succeeds in diminishing Americas standing…Its over! They just created the deadliest bird flu to date in a lab in Europe! We are so screwed! If America is strong the world is stable! The weaker America becomes the more unstable the world becomes! Nice job you idiot liberals! You too are being played the fool by your own party!

Jo

December 30th, 2011
2:19 pm

It is a shame to see the repugs attacking phantom liberals with fox news created hysteria and talking points. I will not vote for any republican again until they prove they are responsible and mature and can take into consideration all of our points of view before making a decision (not too pleased with the demos either and the same goes for them). HOWEVER, kudos for anyone who can support a candidate with reasons that are important to them and will avoid spewing hate to those they disagree with.

Liberalism is a mental illness!

December 30th, 2011
2:19 pm

As for Ron Paul…When the economy crashes next year isolationism is the only way America can make it. Lets start now and prepare for the meltdown! If Obama would have not taken away our ability to drill for our own oil we might be prepared…Considering what he has done…When WW3 starts we are so screwed! Russia and China have said they will support Iran and we already know Isreal is going to attack them next year! Whats Obama gonna do with a world war????What a joke! The budget deal with the super committee he created was done so to create gridlock and force the military cuts to destroy our forces so when we need them most they will be diminished and we wont be on top any longer! Ron Paul has it right!

JTesla

December 30th, 2011
2:21 pm

Who invited Jesse “The Body” Ventura to comment?

Liberalism is a mental illness!

December 30th, 2011
2:21 pm

@JO Get your head out of the sand…There is a reason Fox has viewers and CNN does not…Fool! Everyone watches the liars and noone watches the truth???? Cmon Jo that make little sense!

Liberalism is a mental illness!

December 30th, 2011
2:22 pm

U too Tesla How can u be so illinformed!

Liberalism is a mental illness!

December 30th, 2011
2:23 pm

Its as if you liberals woke up this morning looked out the window and said…This is how it will be today!

Liberalism is a mental illness!

December 30th, 2011
2:24 pm

Almost as if they didnt give you the news on American Idol last night! LOL!

Liberalism is a mental illness!

December 30th, 2011
2:26 pm

Hell we might be so screwed the removing PBO might be too late! He’s done alot of damage already! Jesse the Body knows whats up…Thats why the government sought to stiffle him!

Liberalism is a mental illness!

December 30th, 2011
2:28 pm

What about Boortz, Alex Jones( Largest listening audence in talk radio) they are wrong too!

Booth4942

December 30th, 2011
2:28 pm

Although I do not agree with Ms. Clarkson’s politcal stance, I still ardently respect her viewpoint! It is utterly disgusting when people villify someone because they may support a candidate that they may not!! I don’t support many republican causes nor some of the causes espoused by the Democrats;however, I vowed to myself that whatever viewpoint someone else may hold, it must be honored. That’s one of the ideals within our democracy: The freedom of expresesion. Although one is free to castigate another, it’s just simply bad taste to do such and amounts to nothing more than disrespect. I suppose that Ms. Clarkson will limit her promulgations of her politcal affiliations and ideologies to a less hostile forum than the ravaging and malicious Twitter!

JTesla

December 30th, 2011
2:30 pm

Get back to me when you actually have a point, or perhaps facts to back up your wacky conspiracy theories. I don’t support most of Obama’s policies, but I base that lack of support on facts and not delusional ramblings of socialism. Just because a radio or television personality dropped a line about socialism it doesn’t mean you have to buy it, hook, line, and sinker. It was hyperbole, which is all your posts amount to.

Liberalism is a mental illness!

December 30th, 2011
2:35 pm

Lets see…The people with little drive and have a desire for governmental support, support Obama and his socialist values and the people with drive and money and the ability to create jobs support anyone else??? And Obama is the guy to return our country to greatness??? Cmon people its simple math! I know you had government education…But really Obama again?? Please God help us! Oh and God is not a bad word Jo!

beachdog

December 30th, 2011
2:40 pm

Actually conservative Republicans and Fox News have pounded Dr. Paul.

http://www.unionleader.com/article/20111229/OPINION01/712299993

Liberalism is a mental illness!

December 30th, 2011
2:42 pm

50% of Americans are buying into this socialist conspiracy…Also Tesla its happening right before our eyes! Are you really that blind Tesla. Are you blind to the facts that Obama is skewing the unemployment numbers. Did you know they dont include in the numbers of people that have been unemployed for a year? Did you also know that the rate woud be higher if they included the jobs that dont exist anymore? Did you know real unemployment is closer to 17%? Ive got facts Tessie but not going to sit here and waste my time with the ship of fools any longer! You are one to talk about facts! LMAFO!

Johnny

December 30th, 2011
2:43 pm

If Ron is a Dr. he needs to be SG, not POTUS. That is like asking an actor to run the country…oh wait, we DID let an actor run the country, bad example…

Liberalism is a mental illness!

December 30th, 2011
2:44 pm

Im actually not for Ron Paul. Not sure if I trust Newt but he would destroy PBO in a debate! We need Sarah Palin a true American!

Freedom Lover

December 30th, 2011
2:47 pm

Ron Paul is not an isolationist. He believes strongly in free trade, diplomacy with other countries, travel between countries, etc. He is a NON-INTERVENTIONIST and believes that it is not the right of the US to be involved in the internal political affairs of other countries, not appropriate or constitutional to occupy other countries with our troops and our bases, not appropriate to take money out of the pockets of hardworking americans to give to foreign dictators or government under the guise of “foreign aid”, etc. He certainly supports the rights of americans to send their own money wherever they wish and to support whatever foreign interests they feel are appropriate outside of war against the US.

Such a policy would significantly reduce the money being wasted by Washington and would return people and monies back to this country where they could be used to support those dependent on current failing entitlement programs while providing room for a transition away from these unsustainable policies. Yes, things are going to be getting a lot worse in the future and a refocus on america’s needs rather than financing the defense and occupation of 170 countries on earth would be a great start to restoring america.

JTesla

December 30th, 2011
2:50 pm

“Obama is skewing the unemployment numbers”

They are being skewed the way they’ve always been skewed. Nothing new here, nothing socialist. Also, having socialist supporters does not make one socialist. Using your logic the fact that Sarah Palin has lesbian supporters would mean that she’s a lesbian. Obama is bad for the country, but he really is no different from Bush, and that is the problem I have with him. He is no more a socialist than Bush was, than Reagan was, than Nixon was.

Educate yourself first, then when people spew hyperbole at you, you will have a better understanding as to the message they are trying to get across.

sassyone

December 30th, 2011
2:55 pm

What a shame wasting your life on hatred and bigotry remember one thing all men are created equal.
All of us are children of God’s creation or then again Satan’s right hand.

Rodney Ho

December 30th, 2011
2:56 pm

JTesla–you are a brave man jumping into the fray!

JTesla

December 30th, 2011
2:57 pm

Just warming up for next month Rodney ;)

Ackshun

December 30th, 2011
2:57 pm

You brothers and sisters ought to remember the slaves were freed by the GOP. Those deep south red-necks hosing down Dr. King and the freedom marchers all voted Democrat. However when it became inevitable that blacks would get to vote the focus shifted to controlling those votes by social entitlement programs. So no matter how free you are you will only go as far as they let you. Have fun sharecropping, I’m breaking north to join the 1%.

Liberalism is a mental illness!

December 30th, 2011
3:01 pm

Why would you think something as big rich and powerful as the government cares about you??? Thats like saying “Walmart has low prices they really care about me”!

dick gazynna

December 30th, 2011
3:21 pm

jtesla=moron

JTesla

December 30th, 2011
3:23 pm

YOUR OUTERSPACE OVERLORD

December 30th, 2011
4:11 pm

DEATH TO HUMAN VERMIN

Sage

December 30th, 2011
4:14 pm

I’m an Independent and as an Independent I support everyone’s right to believe as they want to politically.The problem only comes from those that dwell on the “Political Plantation” of either main party.

As a Black person I have dealt with Blacks that seem to feel that Black people owe the “half White Obama” our vote and if you state you won’t be voting for him,they will try to suppress you with voter intimidation.

Obama is just another long line of presidential puppets but he’s even more of a puppet……..

Tam

December 30th, 2011
4:37 pm

Pay attention to what I'm saying than how I'm saying it

December 30th, 2011
5:00 pm

@Sage December 30th, 2011 4:14 pm – Obama is just another long line of presidential puppets but he’s even more of a puppet……..
*******************************************************

Saggy it takes a puppet to know a puppet. You sound like a wannabe!

Go find Herman Cain he could use another uncle tom on his side! :)

Good luck with that. :)

BOB FROM ACCOUNT TEMPS

December 30th, 2011
5:10 pm

I AGREE WITH ALL OF YOU ..SO NOW DO YOU LOVE ME!!~??!!

squirrelly mc cheesy grill pon pon pon

December 30th, 2011
5:11 pm

ha Ha haters !!! Her album sales have increased 200% since she announced her support for Paul; Suck it Neocons, Rinos and you horrid lib socialist trash !!!!

Freedom Lover

December 30th, 2011
5:48 pm

Pay attention to what I'm saying than how I'm saying it

December 30th, 2011
6:10 pm

@squirrelly mc cheesy grill pon pon pon December 30th, 2011 5:11 pm – ha Ha haters !!! Her album sales have increased 200% since she announced her support for Paul; Suck it Neocons, Rinos and you horrid lib socialist trash !!!!
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You are the TYPICAL republican. When people don’t agree with you – you BERATE them.

Calling people trash is like calling the kettle black. :)

squirrelly mc cheesy grill pon pon pon

December 30th, 2011
6:15 pm

Ha Ha Liberal Trash!!! now it’s 442% increase in sales !!!! Thanks a lot Pay attention. Your scheme of pure vapid hatred is failing and you are wondering why people think you are human filth, trash. Not name calling, just pointing out the truth.

Pay attention to what I'm saying than how I'm saying it

December 30th, 2011
6:17 pm

@Freedom Lover December 30th, 2011 5:48 pm – Here’s some more of Ron being “racist.”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=8Rv0Z5SNrF4
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Give us a break. Anyone can make a video. :) What does it mean? NOTHING!

That video was bought and paid for by the people backing Ron Paul which you fail to mention or did you know that? They are asking people to send in more videos like that one and they will pay you.

At the end of the video it says:
Youtuber UMULAStudios will give $100 for every like you give. Please like!
TheRevolutionPAC

THAT IS THE OLDEST TRICK IN THE BOOK like Ron Paul. :)

Freedom Lover

December 30th, 2011
8:26 pm

The current media coverage attacking Ron is bought and paid for by the political elites who are threatened by his surge in the polls (the banking cartel, the military industrial complex, the republican leadership, the democratic leadership, etc. They certainly don’t disclose their bias.

The background and truth of this man’s statements will be revealed over the next weeks as more and more see this video. This is exactly what Ron always said he did as a physician and it is especially important as he is the only doctor running at a time when medicine is in such crisis and the only “solution” offered is more of the same problem-creating government. Ron favors freedom.

I look forward to the truth being revealed about this man’s experience with Dr. Paul.

Freedom Lover

December 30th, 2011
8:27 pm

I guess you haven’t bothered to watch the extensive collection of videos from veterans who support Ron Paul. Too bad. Honest folks who oppose the regime are never interviewed by the media. Thank goodness for YouTube and the like. Otherwise the rest of us would end up just brainwashed like you.

Go Kelly!

December 30th, 2011
8:35 pm

She’s right! Ron Paul is America’s best hope to break from the corporate government oligarchy which rules this country. Time to vote for a true American instead of a fake politician whose only guidance is how to obtain massive amounts of personal wealth and power. I don’t even care for her music at all, but will also go buy one of her CD’s just to show her support.

JTesla

December 30th, 2011
10:12 pm

So what did we learn today? We learned that it really is all about “race”.

Pay attention to what I'm saying than how I'm saying it

December 30th, 2011
10:59 pm

@JTesla December 30th, 2011 10:12 pm – So what did we learn today? We learned that it really is all about “race”.
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Maybe that is all you learned today.

If all you learned today is “it really is all about “race” then you MISSED a teachable moment.

What I learned today is that people have different morals, different ways of looking at life, different spirutal values and no matter how hard you try to change people’s inept ways they are who they are. :)

Tom in Marietta

December 30th, 2011
11:39 pm

I’d vote for Ron Paul. I’m 44 and my parents think I have a crazy voting pattern but in the end, you have to pick the one that represents you and how you feel about issues versus just “going with the flow”. Thanks Kelly for getting your heart out and trust me when I say, you are far better off than the people who criticize you and treat you poorly.

Kris G

December 31st, 2011
1:20 am

Most important to me is how classily she responded to detractors. She held her ground, explained her position, and refused to react to the vitriol thrown her way. Well done. On the other hand, @
Richard Joiner: December 30th, 2011 8:31 am “So she endorses Paul,so what? At least she is thinking. If she would have said Obama then nothing would have been said.” Really Richard? On what world do YOU live in? Because in this one, people expressing some support to the current President of the United States usually get all manner of curse thrown their way.

yvonne

December 31st, 2011
1:24 am

I like Densel Washington’s comment when asked his opinion in politics, when he said “I am an actor not a politician, I act and the politicians govern”, and I keep my opinions to myself and vote my convictions. If more actors would do the same they would have a lot more fans (my opinion).

Kris G

December 31st, 2011
1:25 am

Chris: My favorite racist is the “blacks are the real racists” racist. Obama has nothing to do with this… there are numerous ties to racist and homophobic organizations, in addition to the racist rants in the magazine Ron Paul published. What don’t you get? You can’t just dismiss mounting evidence of bigotry just because it doesn’t affect you and yours. Oh, but I’m sure you were just as forgiving when the Reverend Wright thing happened.

JTesla

December 31st, 2011
1:38 am

@ Pay Attention: “What I learned today is that people have different morals, different ways of looking at life, different spirutal values and no matter how hard you try to change people’s inept ways they are who they are”

Oh I already knew all that.

liberalefty

December 31st, 2011
2:07 am

ron paul is a 2 bit white supremacist…

chief media urologist

December 31st, 2011
7:37 am

If only the conservative crowd had been as vigilant defending the Dixie Chicks’ right to espouse THEIR politics. Hypocrites

Deirdre

December 31st, 2011
8:11 am

Pot/kettle. Conservatives go after the Dixie Chicks and liberals attack Kelly Clarkson. 6 of 1, half a dozen of the other. Y’all are so sure that your side is right that you can’t see your own foolishness. You’ll fight a point to the death even though your logic is faulty, your “facts” are actually propaganda and sometimes you’re even agreeing with each other but are so blind you can’t see it.

The internet at its worst….or maybe its best.

chief media urologist

December 31st, 2011
9:12 am

Deirdre, I never insulted Kelly Clarkson nor do I disagree with her opinion or her right to voice it. But this is a current event and it needs to be contrasted with another recent event to show the utter hypocrisy of BOTH sides.

Deirdre

December 31st, 2011
9:28 am

Wasn’t speaking to you directly as the Dixie Chicks have been brought up a number of times already. However, your previous statement did NOT condemn both sides…just the side with which you disagree.

If you have read everything written by people commenting on this thread, I think you’ll see my point. My 8:11 am statement was mostly directed at commenters who, for example, condemn those who spout the Fox News party line and then support their beliefs by quoting misinformation garnered from MSNBC…and vise versa.

We have become a nation that is incapable of making up its mind. Instead we depend on sound bites and propaganda from Fox, MSNBC and other news sources. We cannot actually know the truth about any candidate, including our current President, without making judgements based on our own observation rather than what O’Reilly or Maddow tell us to think.

Watch the debates! Read transcripts from speeches. Check the voting records. Don’t depend on someone with an agenda to do it for you!

chief media urologist

December 31st, 2011
10:16 am

The politician’s and media’s best friend is the uninformed, brainwashed masses.

Lubie

December 31st, 2011
10:27 am

Lefties are all about free speech unless its yours.

What hypocrites!

zeke

December 31st, 2011
11:41 am

Smart girl! Endorsing a Republican shows that she is brilliant and more intelligent than the morons supporting any democrat, especially Obama! Only problem, she endorsed the wrong person!!

JTesla

December 31st, 2011
11:52 am

Lubie, one minor addition: “Lefties and Righties are all about free speech unless it’s yours. What hypocrites!”

I’d also like to point out that this is not a free speech issue as the government is not trying to stifle speech. And like the hokey pokey, that’s what it’s all about (when discussing free speech).

justme

December 31st, 2011
11:59 am

I don’t agree with her about Paul but I do agree with eberything else she said.

Brilliant Boy

December 31st, 2011
12:24 pm

Fat, dumb, and stupid is no way to go through life chick! Oh and your music stinks too..

Tired of the political nightmare

December 31st, 2011
2:56 pm

If the right candidate is not chosen this time there is going to a whole lot of hatin’ goin’ on….that goes for both parties.

Tired of the political nightmare

December 31st, 2011
2:57 pm

should be “there is going to be a whole”

Highlander

December 31st, 2011
5:39 pm

WOW!! …just wow!

dre

December 31st, 2011
7:08 pm

Don’t agree with her choice of candidate, but good party choice. You go!

Eddie

December 31st, 2011
8:03 pm

I am no fan of the Republican Party but I served 20 years in the Army so people can choose the person they believe can better the country. If she supports Paul that’s her rights.

Get out the Ham and Beans

December 31st, 2011
9:04 pm

what ever floats kelly clarkson if he wants to vote for a Man who would attack Gays n vote against the MLK hoilday fine so be it Me i goin vote for Newt for President in 2012….then maybe we get some more money for people like me who are disabled from car accident which cause me get big where had surgery remove me of me self……anyway if they can give congress n house raise should we not get 8% too….and Oh look i got over me head again here folks….gee anyway Happy New year 2012 be here soon

tam tam

December 31st, 2011
9:16 pm

Kelly has a right as every American to use her right to free speech. Whether I agree or disagree is not the point. I respect her for her courage to speak up in a time that anyone that disagrees with members of the performing arts is ridiculed.

B Taylor

January 1st, 2012
1:01 am

Well, I guess everybody knows what she’s about NOW!!! American Idol my FOOT! Just an idiot is what she is! Ron Paul…UGH! She agrees with a racist homophobic little clown who wants to run the country??? GIVE ME A BREAK!!!

Big Jazzy

January 1st, 2012
9:30 am

Oh no….Kelly Clarkson voiced her opinion in the support of a conservative candidate! That means she’s an idiot, a racist, and a homophobe, and automatically loses half her fanbase!!! (You go, Kelly)

OneFreeMan

January 1st, 2012
5:20 pm

She’s been dixiechicked…LOL

Ted

January 1st, 2012
5:23 pm

Kelly Clarkson can’t even express herself in an articulate way. The fact of the matter is, she shouldn’t “tweet” something if you don’t want people to respond. It’s amazing that she has the audacity to tweet about “so much hate” and “being hateful” yet she doesn’t mention Ron Paul’s hate-filled newsletters.

Rick

January 1st, 2012
5:41 pm

I’m surprised that a lesbian would support a Republican candidate.

No one believes Gingrich's tears are sincere -- he's been too much of a devil in his lifetime.

January 1st, 2012
11:02 pm

And he’s an awful actor, and his wife’s hair color is plastic and horrendous. The Grinch doesn’t want people to say negative things about him because he doesn’t want to get into that — there’s so much negative to say — probably more than any other candidate; we have not forgotten. If he really is a cry-baby (we’ve ALL been deeply hurt by the lose of love ones, but don’t cry in public), he’s the perfect person to be the leader of the free world — right!

Cynthia

January 2nd, 2012
6:41 am

I don’t like Ron Paul, but I would never treat anyone badly just because I disagree with them. This is America and she has a right to state her opinion.

Dumb Masses

January 2nd, 2012
11:50 am

If Kelly Clarkston would have endorsed Obama everyone would have loved it. Its a one way street. Stick to your independant thinking Kelly, the libs hate individual achievement and ideas.

repeat

January 2nd, 2012
4:10 pm

kelley u need to stick to music and working out

vote for me

January 2nd, 2012
6:08 pm

doesnt matter who is president ,as long as you have the same people .term after term ,in the house and senate nothing will change. you want change ? Vote these people out.All of them….its seems that they forgot that they work for the people .Clean house people….. show them you ve had enough. it doesnt matter who the president is , when you have the house and senate side – show going on. . nothing will get fixed This is a great country , but we have some serious problems, and the people in office are more worried about bickering with one another instead of working together to fix these problems, Vote Them Out.

A. Johnson

January 3rd, 2012
7:46 am

Bush put us in this mess! The eight-year Bush presidency has merited no more than a fleeting reference in televised debates and interviews. When it does surface it’s often a point of criticism, as when former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum told CNN on Sunday that he regretted voting for the No Child Left Behind education law Bush championed. The former president himself has been all but invisible since leaving office in 2009 with a Gallup approval rating of just 34 percent. In a presidential contest dominated by concerns over the weak economy, government spending and the $15 trillion federal debt, the Republican candidates have been loath to acknowledge the extent to which Bush administration policies contributed to those problems. Republicans also controlled Congress for six of the eight years Bush was in the White House, clearing the way for many of his policies to be enacted. Taking office in 2001 with a balanced federal budget and a surplus, Bush quickly pushed through sweeping tax cuts that were not offset by spending cuts. The tax cuts have cost about $1.8 trillion, according to estimates by the Congressional Budget Office and the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan launched after the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks never were budgeted and have cost taxpayers about $1.4 trillion so far. Obama ordered the last troops out of Iraq in December, but the Afghanistan conflict will extend into 2014.Republicans talk a lot about losing their way during the last decade, and when they do they’re talking about the Bush years.signed legislation in 2003 enacting a prescription drug benefit as part of Medicare, the government health care plan for seniors — a huge entitlement program projected to cost as much as $1.2 trillion over 10 years.The Troubled Asset Relief Program, the bank bailout program widely loathed by many conservatives, was another Bush-era program. Congress authorized nearly $700 billion for the program at the recommendation of Bush’s treasury secretary, former Goldman Sachs executive Henry Paulson, in response to the collapse of Lehman Brothers and the subsequent financial crisis in the fall of 2008.

Fred

January 3rd, 2012
9:07 am

She can support whomever she likes, but she has to remember that her fan base votes with their dollars too. This should be a lesson to her to keep her mouth closed. Everyone talks about smaller government, but most people who extoll those virtues have never been to Washington and are politically ignorant.

Amy

January 3rd, 2012
9:18 am

Great response from Kelly, I disagree with her support for Ron Paul………MItt Romney is the best choice for President out of this field but they all would be better than B.O.

dmcs

January 3rd, 2012
10:14 am

Republicans are only great for white people simple and plain.

RxDawg

January 3rd, 2012
12:08 pm

Well I’m late to the party, but I’ve read every comment and here’s what I think.

1. Kudos to Kelly for posting an opinion and standing by it honorably despite all the twitter trash that was thrown her way. My respect for her just went up immensly.

2. pay = moron. Seriously, your deranged comments make my head hurt.

3. @Freedom Lover – Thank you for your thoughtful posts. I found them very well spoken and thought out. And you just won another supporter. I just didn’t like any of the Repub candidates. But you know what, I don’t see Fox/CNN/ESPN.. or any of the media folks talking about Ron. And now I know exactly why. The way the national media (ALL of them) manipulates our society is appaling. Thank god for the internet, but I’m sure big gov will be passing laws to control it too soon.

I’ve seen enough. I’m voting for Ron Paul. I liked him when he ran as an independent way back.

dmcs

January 3rd, 2012
3:57 pm

It’s funny to hear people talk about “Big Government” but those are the exact same folks that implemented the Patriot Act, TSA harrassing everyone at the airport, want Voter suppression I mean Voter ID laws even though there is absolutely no evidence of any voter fraud. You may not want Big Government you damn sure want to be under total control by Police and Military. Make your mind up either we support Freedom or we don’t, don’t pick and choose what ever benefits you the most.

RxDawg

January 4th, 2012
9:50 am

“even though there is absolutely no evidence of any voter fraud.”

Huh? What about all that ACORN buisness?