Nothing says “legitimate political points” like, “Vote for my candidate and I’ll get naked!” That is a special brand of classy.
On Monday, Madonna, the irrelevant singer from the 80′s, took a turn for the weird(er) and went pieced together an odd political diatribe that incorporated seemingly incongruent themes such as the civil rights movement, the Civil War, our “Muslim” president, a post-racial society, voter turnout and, of course, the hallmark of every important election, stripping to achieve political ends.
At her Washington D.C. performance, the singer stated,
“In 1864, if I have my number correct, I’m a little dizzy, Abraham Lincoln was the president of the United States, right? And what was he fighting for? To abolish slavery, right? Fighting for freedom. And they killed him as they do all the prophets. And a hundred years later, Martin Luther King Jr. came here to march for the civil rights movement. And he won. But they killed him as they do. And now it is so amazing and incredible to think that we have an African-American in the White House.”
“So those fine human beings did not die for nothing. They fought for our freedom. Not just African-Americans but all people of all races. For people who are different, unconventional, for people who want to believe in what they want to believe. Am I with you, and are you with me? That would be a fuck yeah.”
mm-hmm, somewhat meandering and none-too-classy, but continue…
“So, you all better fucking vote for Obama, okay? For better or for worse, alright, we have a black Muslim in the White House, okay? Now that is the shit. And it’s some amazing shit. That means there is hope in this country. And Obama is fighting for gay rights, okay? So support the man God damn it!”
Alright, that’s enough. While many claim that Obama is, in fact, Muslim, it is odd that his supporter would proudly proclaim as such. This suggests that she has no idea what she’s talking about and confirms what we all knew already- that Madonna is an idiot.
Speaking of which, I tried to follow the diatribe, but we somehow got from Lincoln to MLK to vote for Obama because he’s black to Obama fighting for gay rights… I don’t know. I don’t speak crazy-aging-pop-singer.
Later on in the show, Madonna stripped down to her bra to reveal “OBAMA” written on her back, and told the audience, “When Obama is in the White House for a second term I’ll take it all off.”
Now, if this was the Dukakis Campaign and it was 1988, then that would seem like an enticing offer, but still quite undignified.
Still, this is only slightly more undignified than some of the tactics our own president has tried to gain votes.
It’s sad that Madonna’s crazy-ass, ignorant rant was not the least embarrassing thing she did that night.