2:14 am - 12/29/2011

Kelly Clarkson gurl !

Full 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."

Then people replied and this happened:

Source: twitter
shania_cares 29th-Dec-2011 06:28 am (UTC)
At least she isn't for Rick Perry?... idk what to make of this. Maybe I shouldn't be surprised though, isn't she from the south?
therealycats 29th-Dec-2011 06:34 am (UTC)
She is from Texas, but I don't see what that has to do with it.

To be honest I was not aware of, for instance, the comment posted above re: his views on gay men and AIDS. To me he has seemed like the most desirable of the viable Republican candidates, but now obviously I'm going to have to reevaluate that. Not that I'm voting Republican in 2012, but he's just seemed like the least of the evils up to this point. Obviously I was mistaken, though, and Kelly may be as well. I think a lot of people seem to have this opinion of him, tbh, because I know I have a lot of (liberal) friends who supported him in 2008 and if they knew about all of this other stuff I doubt they would have.
shania_cares 29th-Dec-2011 06:56 am (UTC)
I didn't know about the homophobic comments, just the racist ones. Neither is a surprise since his son Rand is such a bigot (he had to learn it somewhere). Most of the liberals I know who supported him are people whose main agenda is pot legalization, or people who claim to be liberal but do not follow politics whatsoever.

I usually assume people from the south tend to be republican, and even when they leave for Hollywood, I think old habits die hard. I'm saddened by her support of Ron Paul, but I'm not that surprised that she votes republican nor that she supports the candidate who portrays himself to be the more "sensible" candidate. w/e as long as she doesn't claim she knows all about politics or spreads Ron Paul's message through her music, I'll still listen to her.
therealycats 29th-Dec-2011 07:07 am (UTC)
Well, the South is predominantly red (I'm from Tennessee), but in larger urban areas there are pockets of blue scattered throughout.

As of right now I don't feel any conflict about continuing to listen to her and enjoy her. As long as her personal beliefs (of which I am aware) aren't something I deem to be morally corrupt, like bigotry, I feel like I can still support her in an entertainment capacity. Her "straight rights, men's rights, purple/orange people rights" comments, though well-intentioned, are full of misguided ignorance about sexual and racial equality, though.
ciara_belle 29th-Dec-2011 05:18 pm (UTC)
He named his son after Ayn Rand. That gives me quite a lot of pause.

TBH, most of the self-identified liberals I know who are or were Ron Paul supporters want to legalize pot and have some vague ideas about lowering their own taxes. And that's about where their caring about Ron Paul actually ends.
deftonedpiano 29th-Dec-2011 07:36 am (UTC)
I don't really think Ron Paul is an upgrade from Rick Perry, unless it's somehow beneficial that she's supporting someone far less electable.
kerrence 29th-Dec-2011 08:11 am (UTC)
I am from Texas.

Ron Paul and Rick Perry are two perpetually re-elected reasons I got the fuck out.
amethystcitrine 29th-Dec-2011 02:23 pm (UTC)
B/c south = republican ;___________;
annavalentine 29th-Dec-2011 03:24 pm (UTC)
Right? lol
whutness 29th-Dec-2011 05:56 pm (UTC)
mte I'm from South Carolina which is pretty hard core Republican but I know a lot of Democrats too. Me and both of my roommates, both from the south are.
mistyraven 30th-Dec-2011 07:51 am (UTC)
Late commenting, but it always makes me happy to see other people from SC on here... Idk why, haha
whutness 30th-Dec-2011 08:00 am (UTC)
haha same! I guess because it is very rare for me to find other people from SC on the sites I go on.
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