Monday, June 14, 2010

Hillary-Supporting Pop Singer: "America's Being Thrown Under The Bus" By President Thin-Skinned

Too often, liberal entertainers who are secluded in their world of snottiness and fame (case in point: that mind-slut Ashley Judd), go out and preach liberalism to those of us who attend their movies or buy their records, never mind that we didn't pay for the propaganda.

Then there are some who prove they actually have the ability to use the muscle residing between the ears (if it isn't too brain damaged).

Case in point: Sophie B. Hawkins (1996 single: "As I Lay Me Down").

She appeared on Fox & Friends recently, and said the "disconnect is coming from the lack of leadership (Obama)."



Hawkins supported and appeared with Hillary Rotten Clinton in 2008. In this article from the Hill (linked at Ace of Spades), it's apparent that the Obama Kool-Aid didn't look enticing enough for Hawkins to take a swig.
Singer Sophie B. Hawkins told The Hill on Thursday that "America's being thrown under the bus" by President Barack Obama as he presses forward with his agenda and comes under criticism for his response to the Gulf oil spill.

...The singer campaigned on the trail with Hillary Rodham Clinton during her presidential campaign, and told The Hill from her tour bus that she "never believed in [Obama's] philosophy" -- which she said runs contrary to her beliefs in "smaller government, smart government, flexible government."

"I think the writing was on the wall," Hawkins said. "I honestly couldn't believe so many people were into him."

She describes herself as a centrist who's identified with the Democratic and Green parties, but said even though she's never been Republican she wouldn't cross that vote off the list if the right
leader came along.

In fact, she's open to a Republican Congress.

"I want the Congress that really is going to listen to the people," she said. "I really don't care what party it is anymore."

Hawkins said she attended a Tea Party rally in Santa Monica, Calif., that was "mostly all Democrats."

"The Tea Parties are only here because people are not listening," she said.

The singer said she viewed the government's attitude as "arrogant" and said people are hungry for leaders who will "take us in a direction that's truly American."

"Obama may be brilliant, but he's not a leader," Hawkins said.

"The lack of leadership on this Gulf issue is so shocking," she said, adding that while government organization is lacking, the president "should be galvanizing people who voted for him to go to the Gulf and help."
I don't think Obama is brilliant. He's certainly charming and can (sometimes) read a prepared speech well from the teleprompter. But this oil spill is showing what so many of us knew back in 2008: giving a good speech doesn't make you a leader.

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