Skip to comments.Elton John: Sexism to blame for Clinton's lag in polls
Posted on 04/10/2008 7:33:05 AM PDT by seanmerc
A bitter Sir Elton John thinks America's sexism may be sinking his friend Hillary Rodham Clinton.
John, a knighted British subject, said that gender discrimination is behind Clinton's problems in the polls as he addressed 5,000 Clinton supporters at Radio City Musical Hall last night in an event that raised $2.5 million for the cash-strapped campaign.
"I never cease to be amazed by the misogynistic attitudes of some people in this country," said John, wearing a spangled black evening coat over a vermilion silk shirt. "I say to hell with them. ... I love you, Hillary, I'll always be there for you."
John's comments echo the former first lady's remarks to National Public Radio Tuesday, when she said there was "a double standard" in media coverage of the race.
Minutes before Elton John took the stage, Bill Clinton struck an equally defiant tone, chiding TV commentators who are counting out his wife because she trails Barack Obama in delegates and the popular vote.
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Sorry Sir Elton, she’s losing because she’s a pathologically lying harpy.
One queen commenting on another
Hillary... or Elton? YOU MAKE THE CALL -- !!!
The fact is that is has nothing to do with “sexism”.
It has everything to do with not being the right person for the job. Margaret Thatcher, Condi Rice and others have blasted through the “glass ceiling” because they were COMPETENT and BRIGHT. Hitlery lacks both those attributes.
The Democrats have effectively painted themselves into a corner:
Sexist if you vote for Obama.
Racist if you vote for Clinton.
Write the music, and Shut Up!
Hey, Elton. Don't say anything unless Bernie Taupin writes it.
He’s obviously talking about Bill...he’s the only misogynist in the Clinton family...
“John, a knighted British subject, said that gender discrimination”
How would he know? He doesn’t even know which gender he is.
Great musician; one screwed up human being.
mi·sog·y·ny [mi-soj-uh-nee, mahy-]
hatred, dislike, or mistrust of women.
Putting this in context, what exactly is Elton John’s point?
Get back Honky Cat...
This is CLASSIC liberal hypocrisy. Back when Margaret Thatcher first came to power in 1979, and for the next decade, commie liberal scum like Elton John and others RIPPED her up, down, left, and center. Was it because they were sexists? No, it was because they opposed her ideologically. Typical liberal hypocrisy.
Well, I sure am glad that’s settled then!
Looks like “The Bitch Is Back.” ;)
Do ya think the Brits knighted minstrels back in days of olde? Nahhh.......
Guess it takes a “girl” to know a girl. Never will I ever go see Mr. Elton John (no way he deserves to be called Sir).
“Do ya think the Brits knighted minstrels back in days of olde? Nahhh.......”
Dame Elton is better, I guess.
I happen to agree with Elton. I think people aren’t voting for Hillary just because she’s a man.
Birth name Reginald Kenneth Dwight
Stage name Sir Elton Hercules John (Oh Hercules!)
Born March 25, 1947 (1947-03-25) (age 61)
Origin Pinner, Middlesex, London, England
Occupation(s) Musician, singer-songwriter, producer
Instrument(s) Vocals, piano, keyboards
Years active 1964present
I would resepect Mr John’s (hell with “Sir”...the UK’s gone loony) opinions on pop music. As for his opinnion on US politics, I respect them about as much as I respect Algore’s opinions on science. Funny thing, tough, at least Elton has one thing that he does well. Would that I could say the same for Gore.
Lady Elton, Duchess of Pork?
Agreed! I really like the guys/gals music but just tune out when he starts in with the politics.
“I never cease to be amazed by the misogynistic attitudes of some people in this country,” said John,..”
Hey Pot, meet Kettle!
Rush and the Operation Chaos operatives in Pennsylvania are doing all this hard work to prop Hillary up so she and Obama and pummel each other and then EJ swishes over here and poisons the pot to alienate potential voters.
“Merry Christmas Maggie Thatcher, we celebrate today cos its one day closer to your death”, the cast sing. Four times in a row. While wearing Maggie masks.
John’s decision to record his own rendition of “Merry Christmas Maggie Thatcher,” the miners’ sarcastic holiday song, in which they celebrate Christmas only because it brings the hated prime minister one day closer to her death. This must be the most politically charged song John has ever recorded
Good work, Elton. The best way to persuade people to come to your side is to call them names.
Has Elton John figured out which sex he is yet?
Elton John announced he was a bisexual in 1976, and in 1984, he married Renate Blauel. The marriage lasted four years before he finally came to terms with the fact that he was actually homosexual. In the 1970s and 1980s, he suffered from drug and alcohol addiction and bulimia
Changed his name legally to Elton Hercules John. He chose the middle name “Hercules” not after the hero of mythology, but after the horse named Hercules on the British sitcom “Steptoe and Son” (1962).
Being senior citizen, therefore pretty much a slept I have to admit I have never heard this.
When she finally gets soundly trounced, Her Hidiousness will say: This country just wasn’t ready for a female president. To which I have to say: WRONG. We are ready for a female president, just not YOU, Hillary.
Quite a few of the people who dislike Hillary are theselves women. Are they "misogynistic" too? Well, perhaps this is just an example of the "Queen's" English. ;-)
Are we talking about the same Elton John who housed pedophile Michael Jackson when Jackson was hidden for a time from the public eye?
Are we talking about the same Elton John who’s publicist quit immediately after Elton made uncomfortable suggestions about the publicist’s young son?
A stigma is attached to troubled Reggie “Elton” Dwight for very good reason.
Elton wants the Bitch to be back.
We don’t want the Clintons back.
And WE’re the ones stone cold sober
as a matter of fact.
Music to read this thread by...
When the Guardian had its readers send letters to the residents of a pivotal Ohio county imploring (or hectoring...) then to vote against GWB, the outrage was so immense and so vocal even that rag was stunned. Americans HATE having foreigners attempt to interfere with internal US affairs, and they HATE being lectured by them, too. If Elton John is a closet HRC hater, he could not have said or done anything likely to hurt her worse.
Or another one with a 5-star rating...here...
Hummmm. I wonder what that is that’s staining his teeth?
Great comments from a sexual deviant obsessed with fecal material.
Misogynist? Give me a break. Elton is such a bitch.
One more for the road...
Bernie Taupin. ;)