MCCAIN CAMPAIGN SORTA PEEVED ABOUT HITLER COMPARISON "John McCain's campaign hit back at Madonna on Sunday after the pop diva kicked off her world tour with a concert that bracketed the US presidential candidate with Adolf Hitler. McCain campaign spokesman Tucker Bounds angrily condemned the segment of Madonna's concert in Cardiff on Saturday that appeared to draw a comparison between McCain, Hitler and Zimbabwean strongman Robert Mugabe. 'The comparisons are outrageous, unacceptable and crudely divisive all at the same time,' Bounds said in a statement reported by Fox News. … Madonna's apparent swipe at McCain came during a performance of the song 'Get Stupid', when the Republican contender's image was flashed up alongside images of destruction and global warming as well as Hitler and Mugabe."

Aug 25, 2008 · posted by Cord Jefferson, MollyGood · Link · 42 Responses
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Comments (42)

No. 1 blah says:

Ya know, I'm not his biggest fan, but that's fucked up. Look how ape-shit everyone went when the GOP compared Obama to someone as harmless as Paris Hilton. If they compared Obama to someone like Stalin or Hitler, everyone would freak out. I'm all about voting for the person you think is best, but there's a way to go about it. No one likes dirty politics except Karl Rove, and he's Satan so you can't really use him as an example.

Posted: Aug 25, 2008 at 1:39 pm
No. 2 bedbugsandballyhoo says:

I blame Karl Rove for Adolph Hitler and Paris Hilton.

Posted: Aug 25, 2008 at 1:43 pm
No. 3 Chelsea says:

But is it really dirty politics when it's not a politician making the claims? It's Madonna, not the DNC. She's a private citizen and can say or do as she pleases. That being said, it sort of takes away from the horrors of the Holocaust to compare McCain to Hitler

Posted: Aug 25, 2008 at 1:59 pm
No. 4 stopthemadness says:

yeah, but it's friggin madonna. not only is mccain complaining about being divisive a serious pot v. kettle problem, but it's friggin' madonna. ms. like a prayer, burning crosses, pepsi cancelled endorsement, slept with vanilla ice louise ciccone friggin madonna.

Posted: Aug 25, 2008 at 2:04 pm
No. 5 Helen Skor says:

Okay - first off, it's Madonna. Does this really surprise anyone? She has made a career out of stirring up controversy. It's how she keeps herself relevant.

Secondly, I hate politics. This election has me feeling totally disillusioned. Who the hell am I supposed to vote for? Obama? Does he have enough experience to be an effective leader? How about McCain? Is that going to mean that we are going to have 4 more years of Bush policies? Because they obviously aren't working.

Where are all those great men and women who should be leading this country? Common sense people who put the greater good ahead of special interests and big business. We need politicians who represent not who we ARE, but rather who we aspire to BE as a nation. Are there any of those people left?

Sorry for the rant.

Posted: Aug 25, 2008 at 2:05 pm
No. 6 Heidi says:

Madonna has always been part of the lunatic fringe, and will whore herself out to promote her world tour. She is, and always will be, a sad famewhore. Get over is sister; it's not 1986 anymore….you are irrelevant.
My two cents is "Got a Brain? Vote McCAIN!"

Posted: Aug 25, 2008 at 2:22 pm
No. 7 Chelsea says:

While I agree with you in some ways Heidi (though not that McCain bit. Sheesh? Are you kiddin me?), I have to respectfully distance myself since I refuse to associate with people who use the 'fringe' as a disparaging term.

…If that sentence makes any sense, of course.

Posted: Aug 25, 2008 at 2:51 pm
No. 8 brenda walsh says:

Helen, my only response to your "rant" is that just because Obama is inexperienced doesn't mean he isn't a "great" man who should be leading the country. If our options are more of the same or trying something different, I think it only makes sense to try something different. It really can't be much worse…

Posted: Aug 25, 2008 at 2:56 pm
No. 9 jemms says:

you know, i am all for Obama, but this loose reference to Hitler is so uneducated. OOO, he is Hitler, my cat is. he has white fur! ooo, look!that person over there is like Hitler! why? well, their eyes are blue and they're part Irish and some German and they eat saurkraut!

Posted: Aug 25, 2008 at 2:59 pm
No. 10 Run-DMS says:

Helen: "How about McCain? Is that going to mean that we are going to have 4 more years of Bush policies?"
Me: Yes.
Helen: "Because they obviously aren't working."
Me: Then your choice is clear. Vote Obama-Biden.

I'm a Canadian, so I don't get a vote. But everyone on this planet has to live with the presidential choice U.S. citizens make. And that's especially true for those of us living next door.
Please, put a definitive end to the Bush era.

Posted: Aug 25, 2008 at 3:03 pm
No. 11 Chelsea says:

I'll do what I can DMS. But if Virginia stays red, well…I just won't be blamed! okay?

Posted: Aug 25, 2008 at 3:10 pm
No. 12 admittedlyaddicted says:

Helen…common sense people won't put up with the bullshit it takes to become President.

I wish there was some way I could hibernate until November…I'm so sick of all of them.

Posted: Aug 25, 2008 at 3:16 pm
No. 13 Run-DMS says:

Thanks, Chelsea, I appreciate it.
Someday, maybe, the electoral college system will be changed a little to better represent how people actually vote in each state. But that discussion is for another (non-gossip) website, I guess.

Posted: Aug 25, 2008 at 3:49 pm
No. 14 stopthemadness says:

i think the US government needs to institute a "sponsor a canadian" program. that way fine upstanding americans such as me can sponsor fine upstanding canadians such as run-dms and cast a vote for them.

this year i will be voting for obama-biden. TWICE.

(you're welcome, run-dms!)

Posted: Aug 25, 2008 at 4:30 pm
No. 15 fluffyt says:

well, madonna is crap, but she still sells records and is still relevant.

but come on. i know we should vote on voting records and experience and platform issues, blah, blah, blah, blah, blzzzzzzzzzzzzzz….

a vote for mccain is clearly a vote for whomever he choses as vp. mccain is practically a zombie now - it's not like he'll even make it through the next four years.

and there's a quote that someone famous said (no, i can't remember): insanity is doing something the same way over and over again but expecting different results.

back to work now (or for me anyway)

Posted: Aug 25, 2008 at 4:30 pm
No. 16 stopthemadness says:

gramps mccain's brain is riddled with holes.

but i can't say that. because he was a pow.

*blows head off*

Posted: Aug 25, 2008 at 4:31 pm
No. 17 stopthemadness says:

also, if mccain doesn't stop saying "my friends" i'm going to punch the first republican i see.

Posted: Aug 25, 2008 at 4:31 pm
No. 18 Helen Skor says:

aa - you are so right. Didn't Colin Powell say that he'd never run for president because he wouldn't put his family through all of the backlash that candidates have to deal with? Those who have the common sense to lead have too much common sense to ever get involved in politics.

And for those of you who criticize me because I'm not jumping up and down in support of Obama . . . this is a democracy, which means that each of us gets to vote for the candidate who is most in line with our own personal beliefs. However, every time I say something that isn't an outright criticism of McCain or exhaultation of Obama, I get my shit jumped. What is that all about?

Honestly, I don't know which candidate is most in line with my beliefs, because all you ever get is a bunch of double-talk from politicians - thus the reason why this whole election has me so perturbed.

Posted: Aug 25, 2008 at 4:38 pm
No. 19 Run-DMS says:

stopthemadness: I think I'll start designing my election poster tonight. :-)
Helen: I don't know who you think is jumping your shit, whatever that means. Myself, I was just pointing out that if you really do think 4 more years of Bush policies is such a bad idea, your decision is an easy one. You don't have to agree 100% with a candidate to support that candidate, especially if you think the alternative is so unpalatable.

Posted: Aug 25, 2008 at 5:17 pm
No. 20 brenda walsh says:

Helen, I also didn't mean to jump on your shit, I was just saying that inexperience isn't the same as incapable. That was all.

Posted: Aug 25, 2008 at 5:21 pm
No. 21 Run-DMS says:

BTW, Madonna is just giving McSame a taste of his own medicine.
Remember the "celebrity" ad? (Really, who doesn't?) Obama's picture was juxtaposed with images of two celebs known for flashing their vulvas (vulvae? vulvi?) to the paparazzi, and the McCain campaign said it was just saying Obama's a celebrity.
Well, Madonna can just say she wasn't saying McSame is like Hitler or the same as Hitler - she just displayed photos of politicians she doesn't like. So there.

Posted: Aug 25, 2008 at 5:24 pm
No. 22 Helen Skor says:

Sorry for flipping out guys and gals. I'm having one of those days, and took what was said earlier way more personally than I should have.

Posted: Aug 25, 2008 at 5:52 pm
No. 23 kat says:

I may have believed that Obama was "change", that is until he chose Biden. I have met the man and he is a major douche (and wind) bag. Obama needed an "attack dog" who is from "Scranton, PA"? Believe me folks, I work in the city every day and I don't know one person born and raised there that I would trust with his or her hand so close to the big red button. There's no magic fountain there that gives people what it takes to run the country.

Biden is so Washington it hurts. I could give a shit if he takes the train back to Delaware every day. He is in the pockets of the credit card companies and was the major force behind the new bankruptcy bill last year that is killing the blue collar, working class folks he and Obama are proclaiming they want to help. As someone who works with the working poor dealing with the legal ramifications of this bill, I can tell you that it is devastating and totally favors big business/corporate America.

Do a little homework, find out who Joe Biden really is. Don't take the speeches & bios at face value - that isn't the real man. And anyone that lives at his home and has lapped at the government trough for longer than I've been alive (and I am turning 35 this Saturday!) is not "working class" and has no idea what it is like to worry at his kitchen table over bills. He lives in a million dollar home and has one son following him into politics and the other who is a lobbyist who has made $400,000 this year alone lobbying his father's interests.

By selecting Biden, Obama can no longer claim to be the person of change. A VP who's son is a lobbyist, who is in the pocket of big business (do a little research about corporations and Delaware), who knows nothing other than Washington is not change. I am not saying that McCain is change (although I am tired of hearing that it will be a 3rd Bush term - that's is the Dem's only way to win at this point), but Obama can say change until he turns blue in the face but it still won't be true.

Also, I am not saying I don't feel bad for Joe Biden because of his personal tragedy. I can't imagine the loss. But that is no more a reason to vote for him than McCain's time as a POW. And people (not you here) - get over the 7 houses thing. Is that not the American dream to have so many homes that you can't remember how many you have? None of these folks are poor.

Posted: Aug 25, 2008 at 9:48 pm
No. 24 Gorgeous Black Women says:

McCain unapologetically compared Barack to Paris Hilton and Britney Spears
Madonna unapologetically compares McCain to Hitler and Mugabe in response

I don't agree with Madonna but she has every right to. Now if Obama made that comparison, I would be disappointed

Posted: Aug 26, 2008 at 12:22 am
No. 25 kat says:

How can you even compare Hitler and Mugabe to Paris and Britney??? Hitler and Mugabe were both vicious genocide committing dictators! I agree we all have the right to free speech in America, but I don't know how anyone (no matter which way they vote) can compare McCain to either one of those awful men!

Posted: Aug 26, 2008 at 12:35 am
No. 26 stopthemadness says:

i don't think anyone was defending madonna's comparison of mccain to hitler and mugabe, merely defending her right to make such a comparison.

also, i don't think anyone was comparing hitler and mugabe to paris and britney, although, given the choice between the two sets of assholes, i might choose the first set of assholes. at least hitler and mugabe wear their assholishness on their sleeves, where as paris and britney wear it in their thong underroos right next to their disease ridden crotchal areas.

i have no idea what i just said or what the hell it means.

as you were.

Posted: Aug 26, 2008 at 1:23 am
No. 27 stopthemadness says:

2008 mccain's policies are pretty well aligned with bush's. 2000 mccain would punch 2008 mccain in the face.

Posted: Aug 26, 2008 at 1:24 am
No. 28 Sarah says:

My point, exactly.

To everything. All of the above.

Posted: Aug 26, 2008 at 5:02 am
No. 29 jemms says:

stopthe mad, dude, you're seriously funny. You need your own blog.

Posted: Aug 26, 2008 at 12:21 pm
No. 30 jemms says:

stopthe mad, dude, you're seriously funny. You need your own blog.

Posted: Aug 26, 2008 at 12:21 pm
No. 31 jemms says:

it was so funny, i had to comment twice.

Posted: Aug 26, 2008 at 12:22 pm
No. 32 Run-DMS says:

So, Kat, does the Repub party pay you to post its message on gossip sites, or do you just consider it your personal mission from God?
Do shut up.

Posted: Aug 26, 2008 at 12:37 pm
No. 33 sar says:

Helen Skor -

"And for those of you who criticize me because I'm not jumping up and down in support of Obama . . . this is a democracy, which means that each of us gets to vote for the candidate who is most in line with our own personal beliefs. However, every time I say something that isn't an outright criticism of McCain or exhaultation of Obama, I get my shit jumped. What is that all about?"

I think that's actually a lovely point.

I studied political rhetoric back in teh day and if it did anything, it made me unable to ever enjoy the voting process, because I do believe it is entirely impossible to actually know anything about your candidates. Sucks.

Posted: Aug 26, 2008 at 12:40 pm
No. 34 JD says:

A republican on Fox of all places complaining about slanderous references to their candidate???

Mmmmmmm… Irony. Goes down smooth.

Posted: Aug 26, 2008 at 1:27 pm
No. 35 stopthemadness says:

thanks jemms.

i do have my own little tiny blog, but i never post on it since i'm over here posting nonsense 24/7.

thanks jemms.

i do have my own little tiny blog, but i never post on it since i'm over here posting nonsense 24/7.

Posted: Aug 26, 2008 at 8:00 pm
No. 36 kat says:

Hey DMS, fuck off. Free country and all. I can post wherever I want and as a matter of fact, I am an atheist, so no mission from God here. Even if I wasn't an atheist, I thought that the Constitution gave me the right to not only free speech, but freedom of religion? I guess you only want to hear someone who agrees with your feelings on both.

I switched party affiliations to vote for Obama in the primary in PA. Thanks to the Biden choice though, I am back to voting for McCain. I work with the poor every day and see what that legislation did to them. The credit card companies are screwing them over EVERY DAY and no one cares. Biden doesn't care about anyone other than his own family. Cares about the blue collar folks my ass.

I'm with Helen, unless you are criticizing John McCain, people are all over your shit. This isn't the way this country was founded. We are all welcome to have our beliefs and ideals. A good American is someone that allows everyone to have their say, even if they totally disagree.

And DMS, did I mention - fuck off.

Posted: Aug 26, 2008 at 8:08 pm
No. 37 stopthemadness says:

dms is canadian. i bet they don't even have a constitution. OR a declaration of independence!

they're lawless i tell you! lawless maple candy eaters!

Posted: Aug 27, 2008 at 1:38 am
No. 38 gdgca says:

That pathetic has-been will do anything for media attention won't she?

Her motives are so transparent ..and of course she'll do it where ever she thinks she can get the biggest bang!

Why do they, the media, insist on still covering her at all?

I mean I get nauseous just seeing or hearing her.

Posted: Aug 27, 2008 at 9:43 am
No. 39 you're kidding, right? says:

kat, if you REALLY believe that a man who owns 7 houses, but yet can't remember HOW MANY HE OWNS, will care about "poor people", I have a bridge (or a few houses) to sell you.

Posted: Aug 27, 2008 at 12:18 pm
No. 40 kat says:

I don't think any of them care about poor people and having people try to ram that down my throat that only the Dems care is sickening.

Posted: Aug 27, 2008 at 9:39 pm
No. 41 kat says:

And when did it become a sin in America to have 4,5,6,7 OR EVEN 100 houses?!?! Isn't that the American dream that we've all been sold? I know that's one of the reasons I work hard and save my money. It is also why I work for a charity and volunteer for others on my off time - so others have that chance too.

Posted: Aug 27, 2008 at 9:45 pm
No. 42 stopthemadness says:

mccain was pointing at obama and calling him a rich elitist who is out of touch with ordinary people. obama pointed back and said basically, "hey dipshit, you don't even know how many houses you have. i have one. 99.9% of americans know how many houses they have."

man, you really are swallowing the fox news bait hook, line, and sinker. you're parroting a GOP/Fox News talking point. just the other day, neil cavuto accused obama of "bashing the american dream" by pointing out mccain's gaffe. you know that's not the point.

also, classic straw man problem. no one said that it was a sin to own 100 houses. but what people are saying is that if you don't know that you have 8 houses, then don't come talking about somebody else being an arugula eating elitist.

come on.

next you'll say obama's ad was an attack on cindy mccain.

Posted: Aug 28, 2008 at 12:01 am
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