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Bill Clinton of Pop Music Links McCain to Hitler

I have never really gotten the fasciation my gay peers have with the pop star who calls herself Madonna.  Unlike Barbra Streisand, a true diva, Madonna is little more than a musical cipher, shrewdly adapting her style to the prevailing trends in popular music.  

She has stayed atop the charts for so long (longer indeed than almost any other pop star) not for her own gifts nor for her unique way of singing a song (like Barbra), but for her intelligence and public relations savvy.  She knows how to cater to the audience; she’ll do whatever it takes to get media attention.

Madonna has always been the Bill Clinton of pop music.  Just as he does whatever it takes to appeal to voters, so too would she do whatever it takes to appeal to music-lovers.  In contrast to Ronald Reagan, Clinton is not known for his commitment to a core set of political principles.  Nor is the pop star known for her pioneering any musical style or perfecting any particular genre.

As Katherine Berry put it yesterday in Pajamas:”For two decades now, Madonna’s fame has stemmed more from her antics than any actual talent, singing or otherwise” (via Instapundit who thinks the pop star’s too old to be having a mid-life crisis). And now the faux diva has figured out another way to get attention.  

Launching his Sticky & Sweet Tour in the United Kingdom, she compared the presumptive Republican president to a whole slew of tyrants.  She knows the world media loves any criticism of American politicians with an (R) after their names:During the four-act show in Millennium Stadium in Cardiff, Wales, a video interlude showed images of destruction, global warming, Adolf Hitler, Zimbabwe‘s authoritarian President Robert Mugabe and – you guessed it – McCain.

In another sequence that was shown later, the images were meant to be positive. Madonna showed pics of slain Beatle John Lennon, former Vice President Al Gore, Mahatma Gandhi and presumptive Democratic nominee Barack Obama.

Smart woman, she knows the way to get attention.  It probably doesn’t matter to the very material girl that the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) condemned her use of Hitler’s image as “inappropriate and offensive.“  She just revels in the media attention.

The woman may lack taste or any standard of decency of fair play, but she knows how to stay in the limelight. As do some aging politicians of her party.

Kind of reminds me of a Saturday Night Live sketch.

UPDATE:  Roger wonders if Madonna is secretly helping McCain.

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5 Comments

  1. Madonna pandered to gay men the way the Democrats pandered to gay voters. That’s why “we” supposedly love her. Personally, I’ve never warmed to any of her records, and she’s been in about 3 watchable (not necessarily “great”) movies. But she was last shocking when I was a baby, and my musical tastes at the time didn’t get any edgier than Raffi. She doesn’t know a whit about politics: Mugabe is a Marxist, and some of Gandhi’s statements about the Jews and Hitler are questionable at best.

    She is different than other performers who adopted contemporary material because she is not so much interested in expanding her repertoire (while remembering where they came from) as cashing in on the latest popular fad or whatever she thinks will “shock” Middle America. But pop music is at an all-time low, and it’s hard to shock a generation that witnessed 9/11, where there is no such thing as weirdness, and can get porn and violent imagery at the click of a button.

    Streisand may be the better singer, but she has probably managed to alienate everyone in America at one time or another. I’ve been on vacations that didn’t cost as much as one of her concert tickets, and that includes food and activities.

    Gay iconography destroys everything it touches. It damn near killed the perception of musicals (on stage and screen) so that any man who likes them is presumed to be gay. A lot of the supposed admiration of many female entertainers by some gays has more than a hint of ironic mockery to it. Camp can be cruel and heartless, like beating up a homely, injured dog.

    Hey Madge, call me when you reinvent yourself as a singer.

    Comment by Attmay — August 27, 2008 @ 6:27 pm - August 27, 2008

  2. The left really are mindless sheep. Bash a Republican, and they all bleat their approval on cue.

    Comment by V the K — August 27, 2008 @ 6:42 pm - August 27, 2008

  3. The left really are mindless sheep. Bash a Republican, and they all bleat their approval on cue.

    But will they go out and buy her newest CD?

    Also, I wonder, how effective will this McCain is Bush and Hitler bashing will be. If McCain, wins (God willing!) then yes, the left will hate him as much as they hate Bush. But right now, it’s hard to make that sale, though Hillary did her share last night as well.

    Comment by Leah — August 27, 2008 @ 7:44 pm - August 27, 2008

  4. Anyone catch Melissa Ethridge at the DNC love-in? My God, it makes some of us gays seem positively butch by comparison to these metrosexuals.

    I fear for my country’s future.

    Regards,
    Peter H.

    Comment by Peter Hughes — August 28, 2008 @ 1:15 pm - August 28, 2008

  5. They now make Nair for Men. What does that tell you?

    Comment by Attmay — August 29, 2008 @ 2:05 am - August 29, 2008

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