Monday, December 12, 2005

Why I don’t take political advice from celebrities

I do believe that everyone should be able to express their opinions, no matter how idiotic they might be, because that is what America is about, freedom of expression. This past election, many celebrities voiced their opinions about who they supported. Most supported John Kerry (no surprise). That is fine, they are allowed to support a candidate, and if I were famous I would too. What bothered me was how they tried to shove it down my throat that they supported John Kerry. We had the best of Hollywood like Cher, Michael Moore, and Barbara Streisand.

Now that the election is over, celebrities have continued their attacks on President Bush. Everyone remembers the comments Kanye West made at the Hurricane Katrina telethon about Bush hating African-Americans. Comments like that make him look kind of foolish. His song “Crack Music” further makes him look uneducated. He raps that Ronald Reagan used drugs to keep African-American quiet. Ronald Reagan personally gave members of the Black Panthers heroin and crack, that is very believable. Fellow rapper 50 Cent has come out against the comments Kanye has made regarding Bush hating African Americans. Kanye West’s statements do not help anyone. At the telethon, I realize he donated his time to raise money for the victims. Other celebraties, like Shaq went down to New Orleans and actually helped people escape New Orleans. I’ll even give Sean Penn credit; he tried to help people get out of the city. What did Kanye West do? Spend probably an hour at the telethon and made a ton of money with CD sales because the comments were highly publicized. There’s no such thing as bad publicity, unless you’re the President of the United States.

Barbra Streisand agreed with Kanye’s statements, which shouldn’t surprise anyone. She has been active champion of liberal causes and one of her recent blog posts on her official website stated:

"If there was ever a time in history to impeach a President of the United States, it would be now. In my opinion, it is two years too late. We should have done this before the election to spare the country the misjudgment, the incompetence and the malfeasance of this administration."

Well if Barbra Streisand says so, we should impeach the president! I would like to think that even John Kerry doesn’t take her seriously. She is an entertainer who became famous for her music and movies, not her political views. If I were a politician, I would distance myself from her because if she actually agrees with you, then that is an indicator that you are too much to the left. Some would say she is out of touch with reality. She cancelled her subscription recently to the LA Times because liberal columnist Robert Sheer was fired and replaced by conservative columnist Jonah Goldberg. Obviously, Ms. Streisand does not believe in diversity of opinions. Oh, I am sure the LA Times will miss her $100 a year. I also wonder if she actually writes her statements on her website.


Anonymous Brandon Henak said...

I doubt she writes her statements. Thats taken care of by the DNC.

8:41 PM  
Anonymous lj Rosales said...

Doesn't it amaze you how easily people throw around impeachment. I'm glad that we have a little infrastructure in our government so that we cant get rid of our least favorite flavor of the day so easily.

5:21 PM  

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