Kelly Clarkson Endorses Ron Paul

American Idol winner and pop singer Kelly Clarkson endorsed Ron Paul on her website this morning:

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. 

The response on Twitter was apparently rather negative, so Clarkson published another post rebutting accusations of racism: 

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.

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  • sarcasmic||

    Kelly Clarkson Endorses Ron Paul Smokes Pot

    ftfy

  • Bill||

    I believe she said why she supported him. If pot is another she chose not to tweet, good for her.

  • sarcasmic||

    Your sarcasm filter needs tuning.

  • Bill||

    I knew you would say that.

    It was the ftfy at the end that made me think it was more than a joke.

    Just because your name is sarcasmic I don't assume everything you say is sarcasmical ..........

  • sarcasmic||

    That's what the Magic Eight Ball is for.

    http://www.indra.com/cgi-bin/spikes-8-ball

  • ||

    Sarcasmical is my new favorite word.

  • Spencer||

    Damnit Bones, this is a threaded comment, not a list of new favorite words!

  • sarcasmic||

    Very funny Scotty, now please beam me down my clothes.

  • EDG reppin' LBC||

    Larf!

  • Fletch||

    Very funny Scotty, now please beam me down my clothes.

    I'm pretty sure you're a "redshirt".

  • Bee Tagger||

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

    Cool, KMW got a job ghost-writing Kelly Clarkson's twitter account.

  • Restoras||

    I am impressed by this. Takes guts in the entertainment world to think so independently.

  • ||

    Who the fuck is Kelly Clarkson?

  • Bill||

    Sweet girl. Pop singer with some great pipes. She was the first American Idol winner. Blew the rest of the field away and was able to sing a lot of different styles well. Some of her songs have some good lyrics, kind of edgy (for a 20-something pop-singer). But this shows she's an independent thinker.

  • ||

    Ohhhh..... American Idol..... I'd rather watch Warty fuck that watch that TV show.

  • ||

    You foolishly assume there is a difference in content.

  • ||

    Warty is cleaner with his santorum.... er .... ah... so I hear.

  • ||

    Fuck which watch? Isn't that rather difficult?

  • ||

    Warty has his own channel at videobox.com.... You can stream his shit! :)

  • ||

    The watch witch, of course. She looks better than you remember, she's been going to Pure Barre.

  • ||

    Really? Kelly Clarkson?
    Bothering to post this is a giant leap backwards for the Paul campaign.

  • Sparky||

    Why, because you don't like her?

  • Appalachian Australian||

    Kelly Clarkson is certainly one of the better singers to come off American Idol. She has also remained free of scandal (at least until now--apparently endorsing Ron Paul makes you a racist and a homophobe).

  • ||

    One of the better singers off American Idol. That is the backhanded compliment to end all backhanded compliments. I hear she also doesn't sweat much for a fat girl.

  • ||

    I hear she also doesn't sweat much for a fat girl.

    Well that all depends on how thoroughly you want to search for the wet spot, doesn't it?

  • Spencer||

    Nice marmot.

  • chris||

    Voting Republican makes you a racist and a homophobe. That memo was sent thirty years ago.

  • sarcasmic||

    Not really. She's family friendly, Disney style. May give Paul some much needed credibility. Or ruin her career.

  • Bill||

    Not bubble-gum pop though. I'm sure she would cringe at the disney style description.

  • sarcasmic||

    She wasn't cringing when she sang songs for Disney films. At least I don't think she was.

  • Brett L||

    For that kind of paycheck, I'd be willing to smile through just about anything.

  • Bill||

    She did one song for the movie "Princess Diaries 2" I did not know about that one. Well, enough about Kelly Clarkson for one morning. I think I'll go work on the list of chores my wife gave me.

  • EDG reppin' LBC||

    ^^^P-whipped. *Makes whipping sound*

  • ||

    It won't ruin her career. All of the hipster doofuses who are offended by this wouldn't buy her records anyway. I guess maybe the soccer moms might stop buying her records if they take this as an endorsement of the evil weed. But I doubt it.

  • Appalachian Australian||

  • Red Rocks Rockin||

    C'mon, AA, you know hipsters have no self-respect.

  • Spencer||

    Only beard respec'.

  • Red Rocks Rockin||

    Only neckbeard respec'.

    FIFY

  • chris||

    Not my taste, but she is very good at what she does.

  • Appalachian Australian||

    Ahem. AM links.

  • sarcasmic||

    aye, I've got a MILF poll waiting

  • ||

    I can't take seriously a American Idol contestant who doesn't support the Federal Reserve [and all of the wonderful things it does]. You have to draw the line somewhere.

  • ||

    Speaking of Milfs and soccer moms.....

    http://www.videobox.com/custom.....isHD=false

  • ||

    doh, that was supposed to be a response to sarcsmic

  • sarcasmic||

    nsfw

  • Spoonman.||

    I am fascinated that anybody would think the Paul campaign would bother giving a shit-ton of money to that Sorensen guy for leaving the Bachmann campaign.

  • Brett L||

    Confusion to the enemy! As the old toast goes. It may make some of the socons question the narrative.

  • Ingot News||

    I have a lot of respect for Kelly Clarkson, she is standing up for what she believes in, I am also a big Ron Paul fan. Read up on him if you don't know much about him - he has a lot of great ideas, and is for equality for ALL people.

  • Appalachian Australian||

    I feel a lot less embarrassed to admit I listen to Kelly Clarkson and Michelle Branch songs now.

  • ||

    Read up on him if you don't know much about him - he has a lot of great ideas, and is for equality for ALL people.

    You don't say! Can you tell us more about this Ron Paul fellow? He sounds like he might have some interesting ideas.

  • Appalachian Australian||

    I am intrigued with this Ron Paul fellow's ideas and would like to subscribe to his newsletter.

  • Sparky||

    RACIST!!!!

  • Spencer||

    What if you subscribe but never read them?

  • Kaon Kristen ||

    I never inhaled, neither!

  • ||

    I am intrigued with this Ron Paul fellow's ideas and would like to subscribe to his newsletter

    Easy there, Stormfront. Here at the Reason, we're all about inclusiveness - not that hateful pap you're looking for.

  • Appalachian Australian||

    For a sample of the "bad reaction on Twitter":

    @kelly_clarkson Seriously? Ron Paul! Gross. I thought you were progressive. Very disappointed. Might unfollow.

    @kelly_clarkson oh my god I've never been more disapointed I thought you were smarter wow #unfollow

    I liked Clarkson's response:

    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.

    There's plenty more stupid if you want to find it, like one "unfollower" of Clarkson who complains about her "hate" yet I run into the N-word in his tweets in about 15 seconds.

  • ||

    If he's such a racist, how come there's nothing else in his career pointing to racism? If he's the type to secretly push a racist agenda, then he'd never publish. If he's the type to openly push a racist agenda, then he'd being doing that all the time. It's a little odd to think that he'd take the huge risk of dabbling in racism for the heck of it.

    The whole meme of labeling him a racist is pathetic. I doubt anyone who knows anything about him--I include his political opponents--actually thinks he's a racist, anti-Semitic, or whatever other tar they're throwing his way these days.

  • sarcasmic||

    The point of labeling him a racist is to get people to not look any further into his ideas.
    Ad hominem attacks, while being a logical fallacy, work.

  • ||

    I wasn't suggesting that it couldn't work. Just that it's pathetic.

  • sarcasmic||

    What's pathetic is that it works.

  • Floyd||

    It's not ad hominem if he's the subject of discussion, though.

  • Appalachian Australian||

    There's some tweet-bot that just posts lines from the newsletters over and over.

    Over at LiveJournal, which I thought got taken over by the Russians, people just post random quotes from the newsletters and then pick them apart.

    I think Ron Paul has permanently lost the vote of the celebrity-gossip-following demographic. :-(

  • yonemoto||

    I think he's probably a little bit racist. I'm still voting for him.

  • Brett L||

    Everyone's a little bit racist.

  • ||

    "You'll never work in this town again!"

  • MarylandMike||

    Funny how statists have 95% of the entertainment industry in their camp yet still won't hesitate to throw a shit-fit when the other 5% decides to talk politics.

  • J_L_B||

    Nothing drives the left more insane than an attack on their home turf. The worst is when a black woman should suggest she suceed through hard work... WITCH, BURN HER!!!

  • Red Rocks Rockin||

    Yeah, these same people never shut their pie-holes about standing up for what they believe in, yet have an aneurysm when someone supports something they don't like.

  • ||

    If y'all ever disagree with something I say please don't feel the need to attack me.

    "Cancel your own goddam subscription."

  • Restoras||

    +1

  • ||

    Whats wrong with endorsing liberty and freedom for everybody instead of a few?
    There is no such thing as a racist Ron Paul since he was so critical of the way people had been treated with the drug war. Read his book liberty Defined.

    Ron Paul 2012-

  • ||

    Now that you mention it, I thought he did make a big deal about the racial disparity in capital cases once. I could be mistaken, but I could swear that was him.

  • LurkerForSenate||

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v.....e=youtu.be

    The Question and answer comes at about 2 minutes.

    Paul says the death penalty is applied unjustly. He says: If you're rich you get away with it and there have been too many mistakes so now I'm against it.

    He doesn't explictly say that it is along racial lines, but it might be what you want..

  • Alice Bowie||

    That video was excellent.

  • Rhywun||

    omg that's not very progressive. gross!

  • James||

    when you said less govement, what exact mean?

  • Josh||

    Love her!

  • Alice Bowie||

    I'd rather vote for Kelly than for Ron.

  • Alice Bowie||

    I have no problem with Ron Paul's Racism. It's not much different than the type white Americans. This country is still run by white people and us people of color need to respect this...and NOT VOTE for them.

    In a few years, Latinos will rule...and as Ron Paul's Newsletter states, 'get-back-at-whitie' day is probably coming. ...in the minds of white people. And it's not going to be a good thing.

  • Brandon||

    So you're not a principled non-voter, you apparently conflate white with racist, and you can't seem to form a coherent sentence. Was there any chance you weren't voting for Obama anyway?

  • Alice Bowie||

    Actually I'm voting for Ron Paul for Republican Primary and Voting for Gary Johnson for President.

    I did vote for OBAMA, but he sucks.

    I want a progressive. However, I'll have to settle for a libertarian.

  • ||

    "I want a progressive. However, I'll have to settle for a libertarian."

    You may find more "progress" -- that is to say, improvement in people's lives measured by their own standards of improvement -- actually achieved with a libertarian than under any so-called "progressive." Just sayin'.

  • ||

    lol, who cares, they are all vcorrupt as the day is long, all promise you the Sun and the Moon, then slap you in the face once elected!

    www.privacy-works.tk

  • Private Idaho||

    I support gay rights, straight rights, women's rights, men's rights, white/black/purple/orange rights...

    Dear Kelly,

    No need for the usual laundry list of group "rights" (groups have no such rights). Next time, just write, "I support individual rights." Intelligent people (if not your fans) will appreciate you even more.

  • ||

    Who's High Pitch endorsing?

  • Blipster||

    God bless Kelly Clarkson. I couldn't identify a song of hers if my life depended on it, but I have always liked her on the principle that her enterprise employs a good number of my hard-working musician friends here in Austin. Her support of Paul just notched her up a bit.

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