Early this morning 2002 American Idol winner and 2006 Grammy Award winner Kelly Clarkson has thrown her support to Congressman Ron Paul. Recognizing that many people are unfamiliar with the principled doctor from Texas who isn’t embraced by the establishment GOP or the main stream media:
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.
Clarkson began to receive a lot of comments from her fans. She then engaged her fans by tweeting about real problems America faces with our foreign interventionist policies which is in line with Ron Paul:
we shouldn’t try & help/tell other countries how to solve their issues w/the poor when we can’t even solve our own.
Clarkson let everyone know she is a registered Republican but that she is independent in her decisions on who to support:
I am a Republican but I actually voted Democrat last election.
After several tweets Kelly began to get some heat from fans that have a limited knowledge of Ron Paul many who think he is a racists or hates gay people. Ms. Clarkson began defending the congressman to hopefully steer people to investigate for themselves the real man vs. the media attacks, she said,
I have never heard that he’s a racist? I definitely don’t agree with racism, that’s ignorant. I have never seen or heard Ron Paul say anything against gay people? I love all people and could care less if you like men or women. I have never heard that Ron Paul is a racist or homophobe? 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.
Obviously, her fans who tried to challenge her will not be able to find anything that is racist or homophobic coming from Ron Paul’s mouth. Hopefully, this will inspire fans to learn more about Dr. Paul. After ongoing tweets from upset fans, Kelly then tried to reason with some of the most disgruntled Justin Courtney said:
Even though Ron Paul supports ending wars overseas and ending the war on drugs (both progressive platforms) Justin Courtney wasn’t happy, Clarkson replied:
Clarkson also engaged another fan in response to the death penalty which she agrees with Ron Paul:
I don’t believe in the death penalty. Most Republicans do but not me.
After receiving many hateful responses from people who either don’t understand or are unwilling to understand Ron Paul’s principled positions, Kelly let everyone know:
Man, seriously such hate coming from your tweets. This isn’t a healthy way to be heard. Say what you’d like without the hate. 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.
Telling one fan to stop following her:
this is demeaning & rude, please don’t waste any more of your time and don’t follow me if you are going to continue like this
Kelly Clarkson has demonstrated that she understands the issues and isn’t shallow in her support of a candidate. She agrees with and defends Ron Paul letting her fans know that there is more to him than they may be getting from the media and spin doctors who want to paint the congressman in a negative light. We commend her for being courageous, she obviously practices what she sings…
Kelly Clarkson – Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You) by kellyclarksonVEVO
POLISH CLUB ONLINE, 2011.12.29