Madonna and Our “Black Muslim President.”


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Madonna has lost her legs. She’s lost her voice. She’s lost whatever little talent she once had.

But she’s still got her shock value.

During the Washington, D.C. leg of her tour, she proclaimed her love for President Barack Obama in sterling terms, and explained why the American people should vote for him:

“Y’all better vote for f–king Obama, OK? For better or for worse, all right? We have a black Muslim in the White House! Now that’s some amazing s–t. It means there is hope in this country. And Obama is fighting for gay rights, so support the man, g-damnit.”

Now, it’s easy to dismiss such a rant as the ravings of a lunatic who long ago outlived her 15 minutes of fame. But the truth is scarier: Madonna’s case for Obama represents the opinion of a vast swath of Hollywood. Hollywood isn’t voting for Obama because they like the tepid recovery he’s overseen – Hollywood has taken it in the shorts since President Obama took office. In 2009, the US and Canadian box office gross receipts were $10.6 billion, with 10% of that coming from 3D screenings; in 2010, they were again $10.6 billion, with a full 21% coming from 3D screenings; in 2011, they were down to $10.2 billion. Box office admissions are down from 1.42 billion in 2009 to 1.34 billion in 2010 to 1.28 billion in 2011. And they’re down again this year; the summer box office receipts were down 3% from 2011, and admissions were down 4%. The Obama economy isn’t helping Hollywood.

Neither is it Obamacare. The majority of working people in Hollywood have phenomenal healthcare provided through a union, since Hollywood is one of the most unionized towns on the planet. And as for taxes, Hollywood elites are getting ready to fork over the dough big time starting January 2013.

And it can’t be President Obama’s love for free speech that drives Hollywood support, either. Since the attack on the Libyan consulate in Benghazi and the murder of our ambassador, Obama has spent a significant chunk of time ripping the First Amendment, loudly proclaiming that amateur moviemakers who insult particular religions are reprehensible, with the understanding that this would also be true of those who did so with professional panache.  Even though some in Hollywood – Mia Farrow, Russell Simmons – pretend that Obama’s assault on free speech is actually justifiable, most of Hollywood has remained silent.

There are really only three reasons that Hollywoodites love President Obama so much, despite his record. The first is that he’s tremendously liberal, and Hollywood is a socialist town. Not in practice, of course. But in theory. Demand redistributionism on Harvey Weinstein’s porch, and you’ll likely find yourself bleeding from multiple dog mauling wounds. But talk with Weinstein over coffee about economic policy, and he’s likely to tell you that he’d like to see a more even distribution of wealth in the country.

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  • flowerknife_us

    Madonna-the wrong kind of dashboard bobblehead.

  • amused

    Too bad you missed the sarcasm Shapiro , but after all is was aimed at your lot . You Conservatives have been calling him a muslim for 4 years now , lol….and of course Obama's black . While true I believe Madonna to be past her time , but she still has wit . When I heard the remark I would have bet the farm it would wind up here , it was just a matter of which hack here would do it first . Looks like Madonna's smarter that you eh ?

    • http://www.facebook.com/bdcherry1 Brenda Day Cherry

      I am absolutely in awe of your intelligence, amused. Wow. Oh, wait, that's arrogance, a false sense of self.

    • Kufar Dawg

      LOL, yeah Madonna has always been witty hasn't she? I notice she never plays any gigs in muslime states though does she?

      • Questions

        Of course, Madonna doesn't do any gigs in Islamic countries. Maybe it's because Muslim state won't let her in to begin with!! Self-fulfilling prophecy. By the way, Madge is a practicing Kabbalistic Jew, another reason the Muzzies don't like her. So much for the notion that she's a "hypocrite."

        • Kufar Dawg

          I haven't noticed any Kabbalistic synagogues in Southern California. I've heard of reformed, conservative and orthodox Judaism, but never Kabbalistic Judaism. Is it something Madge invented for her own benefit?

    • Soloview

      She says she was ironic…the problem is though she didn't just say 'we have a black Muslim in the White House' she said it was 'some amazing s–t' and that it means a 'hope for the country'. Huhhuh….the irony in that is completely lost on me !

  • amused

    LOL….and tell me true Shapiro , dont you and your lot consider a vote for Obama , a vote for a " Black Muslim " ?
    LOL….what are you guys gonna do if he wins ?? I suspect visits to professional counselors will increase as well as calls to the suicide hotline .

    • PDK

      4000 of Americas wealthiest white citizens have abdicated their American citizenship from January 2009 through January 2011 with an estimated 2000 more for this 2012 year. That would be 6000 of Americas wealthiest whites abdicating their American citizenship since Obama became POTUS. This is an unprecidented, unbelievably large number.

      Further, since Obama became POTUS American blacks have become more uncivilized and animalistic through their Obama time created behavior of flash mobbing, polar bear hunting and knockout, all three animalistic enterprizeses targeting white and to a lesser extent Oriental peoples.

      You amazed, are a liberal. All liberals are immature, and immaturity denies reality and substitutes a preferred illusion in said reality`s stead. You feign courage by standing up to a friendly pretending you are noble when inreality you are a coward and an ignoble liberal dolt dumping the buck, the price of your illusion upon we, the collective.

      We the collective must pay your bill because you refused to accept your peronal responsibility to mature.

      You, as with all liberals, are the iceberg targeting the Titanic. Grow up ,or shut up. Thank you.

      • PDK

        Hey Amuzed who gave me the one thumbs down, you? Ha ha you liberal jerk dolt.

        • amused

          that vain are ya PDK ? I could care less about yours ot mine or anyone elses approval or disapproval . half of the morons here are so lacking in reading comprehension that the givre thumbs up to post refuting them and thumbs down to thjose in agreement , I find that an extra bonus in my amusement watching you dullards operate .Just read my statement schmucko , I dont waste my time clicking on those ratings , some of the most idiotic post here like yours , garner a thumbs up , to me thats a good indicator of how many other idiots think like you , lol….I would dare mess with that .

          LOLOLOL….it's more likely you hit the thumbs down yourself , mistakenly trying to give yourslf an additional thumbs up …lol…what an a-hole !

      • amused

        To them I say GOOD RIDDANCE , you dont pay shiiit for me pal , I paid my dues ,and wrote my blank check in 1968 , and I dont need no wet behind the ears punk telling me a sob story for the rich . And you're a racist to boot …Madonna knew exactly WHERE , and at WHO top aim that sarcasm – jerks like YOU .
        Oh …and btw GFY , a punk like you doesn't tell me to shut up . Go join the other punk-arse that "abdicated their citizenship ….hopefully to Beirut .

        • angst

          Yes she is so witty.
          30 million unemployed people ,7 thousand killed by muslims ,businesses going under are all so amusing to 2nd hand Hollyweird hacks that pay no taxes.
          But she can't be called a racist since she bought a kid from Africa .

    • Ghostwriter

      Despite his or her screen name,I don't find amused amusing. I find this person to be immensely shrill.

      • Kufar Dawg

        Amusing is only so to himself.

  • http://www.facebook.com/bdcherry1 Brenda Day Cherry

    Well, let's see. In his own words, voice, Obama referred to the Muslim as 'my Muslim faith.' What's wrong with considering him a black Muslim? You think that's bad?

    • amused

      Brenda ….follow these instructions , remove your head from up your arse , Obama has never stated , alluded to or inferred he was a muslim ….if anything he did something many christians I know have never done …Proclaim Jesus as his Savior . Stop getting your info from these clowns , and the clowns at Breibart.com , and you just may one day be able to sort fact from fiction …….it's a longshot though . But save all that madonna sarcasm went right over your head ……not surprisingly .

      • Kufar Dawg

        Yeah people frequently make the mistake of saying "my muslime faith". Did your parents have any children that lived?

    • Ashamed

      Stephanopoulos: "And John McCain said the same thing about questioning your faith."

      Obama: "And what was the first thing the McCain campaign went out and did? They said, look, these liberal blogs that support Obama are out there attacking Governor Palin. Let's not play games. What I was suggesting — you're absolutely right that John McCain has not talked about my Muslim faith. And you're absolutely right that that has not come–"

      I hope, for your sake, you haven't read the full quote, or seen the actual interview. If you had, you'd never cite this as evidence of Obama being a Muslim. It wasn't some convenient Freudian slip, he was speaking elliptically about the fact that some people (not any major Republican candidate, because they understand how ridiculous and offensive the notion is) believe he is a 'secret Muslim'. Obama attends a Protestant church, has Protestant relatives, has repeatedly denied being a Muslim, and denounces Muslim practices (something Muslims are NOT allowed to do).

      People like Brenda are giving the election away to Obama. When you lean on lies to justify your argument, it makes your argument seem much weaker. Let's focus on the truth…he's ruining our economy almost as bad as Bush did. We need a change, not because we have a black, Communist, Muslim terrorist as President, but because our President simply can't get the job done.

      • amused

        And that's because the obviously childish lies come back and get jammed up their arses , making them bigger fools -, just like the "story " about "releasing the Blind Sheik " . When FPM found that some people [lol actually JUST ONE that I know of - ME ] did some fact checking on that LIE , they buried the article . without a retraction ,The author got CAUGHT IN A LIE ,,,,but most of the morons here don't even care , they just move onto the next lie .I give Madonna credit for being astute enough in your politik to use your PHONY claim about Obama being a muslim . to jam it up your arses in a sarcasm , which most of you were too stupidto detect .

        • Kufar Dawg

          Yeah, I'm sure a lot of people mistakenly say, on national television, "my muslim faith." Happens all the time. Idjit.

  • rjr

    She is threatening to strip if Obama wins reelection? I predict Romney in a landslide.

  • guest

    She claimed it was 'sarcasm" after she got flack ….I have no doubt the silly old dingbat believed what she said the first time.

    • amused

      wrong guest , it was a sarcasm from the getgo , you people are proof .She expected flack ….from the dullards thatr missed it ……so predictable .

  • tagalog

    When she promises to remove her clothes if Obama is re-elected, I say whatever happens in the election, PLEASE keep them on!

    There IS a law of gravity, Ms. Madonna, and it's not friendly to us after our twenties are over.

    • marie

      old luminatti queen has been, Luciferian!

  • Guest

    Madge doesn't know how to be anything other than the tart she is.

  • http://www.facebook.com/khadankov Alexander Khadankov

    Yes, the statement is totally true – the vote is not about economics or taxes, it is about "there is morality" vs "there is no morality", and the latter is the "democrats"/liberals/left/Hollywood's stance. The question is if it's right to impose our morality over our brother…

    • amused

      Indeed Republicans seem to be doing a great job at THAT alienating more and more of the electorate . Your morality is phony , and it is used as an emotional issue to suck in the christian right . When in reality one can be as immoral as hell and be legally culpable for none of it , in essence making " morality " nothing more than a phony religious hammer for politicians to beat each other over the head with , and to decieve the ignorant of the electorate with . So save your pontifications Alexander . The whoe issue of morality as it relates to politics ia matter of pointing at each other and accusing the other " Thy sins are more serious than mine " …total hypocritical bullsheeet .

      • reader

        Union hacks as yourself is not "the electorate," and Wisconsin "recall" failed exactly because the hacks like yourself confuse the two.

  • BS77

    I want to remember Madonna's Lucky Star days……..now she is crude, vulgar and delusional.

    • amused

      She was always "crude and vulgar " you conservatives now add the word " Delusional " when in fact you have named your own disease . Madonna has in fact called you out . And has used a sharp and pointed sarcasm to do it.

    • Kufar Dawg

      Back then she was just untalented.

  • Omar

    Wow. There are some misconceptions among the Hollywood elite and the general public. First of all, Obama is a mixed-race president. He is half-black and half-white. Second, this administration has been going on a downward spiral for the past few years. Ever since the controversial film a few weeks ago, there has been an attempt to silence free speech in this country. We need to protect the first amendment when we vote in the November elections.

    • Kufar Dawg

      No one votes for the white half.

  • Schlomotion

    Even though Madonna is not as good as she was in 1982, it is amusing that Ben Shapiro accuses her of having only 15 minutes of fame. When Andy Warhol uttered that phrase, Madonna was ten years old. When Ben Shapiro was squeezed out onto the floor in 1984, Madonna had released her debut album a year before with the help of Jellybean Benitez. The album went quintuple platinum.

    Maybe, maybe Ben Shapiro's total accumulated time as a guest coaster on TV has added up to 15 minutes.

  • marie

    free barf bag needed if she removes her fish net hose that are covering a ton of imperfections and sins

  • Questions

    The contempt that Ben Shapiro has for his subject is evident in the first paragraph, and it gets worse from there. "Whatever little talent" Madonna had, he avers, she's lost. Say, what? I've seen her perform live and I have quite a few of her records. She's got more talent and energy at age 54 than Shapiro or clods like him ever could hope to have. Ben Shapiro isn't fit to lace up Madonna's corset. I doubt he even could name a dozen of her songs.

    Why does anyone take this man to be a "scholar?"

    • amused

      SCHOLAR ????? Are you kidding ? Shapiro's a hack that jumps back and forth between FPM and Breibart.Com …lol…where he is well loved . He blows the dogwhistle , and they come – a -runnin ' . LOL…." A Shillman Journalism Fellow " …lol….what a play on words , Shapiro's a shill . Anyne with a high school reading level can see it's not a scholar they're reading , but rather an active participant in Yellow Journalism .
      But SHHHhhhhh Questions , dont let these dolts know that they wouldn't know True Objective Journalism , if it fell out of tree and struck them on the head .

    • BS77

      I have to agree….Madonna has a long career full of excellent performances, number one hits….she is a terrific entertainer and vocalist. She is in great shape. Her presence at the Super Bowl was one of the best half time shows ever. Her politics and personal life may not be everyone's cup of tea….but Shapiro's dismissal of Madonna is ignorant.

  • Ricky Michael

    Hey — No one said she was smart!

    And, if I need to see a fifty year old pull her clothes off I'll just flip on the light tonight when the wife puts on her jammies.

  • jemaasjr

    What a shame she can not just take the money and leave the stage…

  • Guest

    It is sad to see such a misinformed columnist on frontpagemag.

    Mr. Shapiro wastes a lot of space in citing statistics for box office receipts, attempting to demonstrate that this is somehow a downward spiral for Hollywood.

    It is no such thing.

    Box office receipts represent LESS than 25% of what "Hollywood" makes on a movie. The overwhelming bulk of revenue comes from DVDs, pay TV, cable TV, broadcast TV, and of course, merchandising. The Hollywood movie industry is booming and all that the statistics he cites show is that there is a shift in how movie goers consume movies. With such incredible high definition TV technology, more and more people choose to wait to see a movie in the comfort of their own home instead of battling for seats in a movie theatre and paying $7.00 for a tub of popcorn while having to contend with whispering and all sorts of distractions.

    The only thing his statistics demonstrate in terms of loss to an industry is for theatre OWNERS who, for the most part, are not located IN Hollywood but are scattered across the country and are really not part of the Hollywood crowd.

    • Questions

      Hey, you're confusing Ben with actual facts. Of course, there's the additional inconvenient issue that box office and content are two entirely unrelated phenemona — and that box office over the most recent five-year period is way up from any previous five-year period in history. But Ben isn't looking at reality objectively. What he wants is to work in the word "Hollywood" into every nook and cranny of his article so he can induce hatred in his True Believer audience for…Hollywood.

      At some point, conservatism has to ditch people like Shapiro or they will ruin the brand name permanently.

  • PaulRevereNow

    Am a bit surprised about Ms. M's support for Barry; because she's been to Israel many times, and has even posed for publicity pics with her 6'8" basketball player boyfriend and Bibi Netanyahu. But I guess she doesn't think about events too deeply, if at all.(American Embassy in Libya?….Chris Stevens?)

    • Kufar Dawg

      There's no such thing as bad publicity, especially when your fame is fast waning and your lack of talent and popularity becoming more apparent.

  • thecollegeadmissionsguru

    Oh Please, what a duche! IF another person calls Obama a Muslim in my presence, I swear I am going to knock the Muslim right out of that person's A@@. People need to just stop all this nonsense, I have NEVER seen a more divided country, with more vitriole against a sitting president. All I can say is, Stop the Madness!

    • logdon

      ' I have NEVER seen a more divided country, with more vitriole against a sitting president.'

      And why do you suppose that is, guru?

      By the way genius, vitriol is spelled vitriol.

      Then again,what can we expect from a person who, one minute threatens to assault a person over a comment yet next sentence talks of division.

      • jemaasjr

        >>Then again,what can we expect from a person who, one minute threatens to assault a person over a comment yet next sentence talks of division. ( Worth repeating;^) )

        • amused

          No you're both wrong , the guy is used to dealing with intelligent people ,and coming hear listening to you idiots who insist Obama's a muslim is most likely a bit stupifying for the uninitiated . And if that wasn't enough , most of those same idiots are so intellectually disabled , that they can't detect that it was a satire regarding Madonna's remark , a sarcastic one at that , but well deserved and aimed directly at the idiots who have been making such false claims .

          • Kufar Dawg

            The only intellect you can debate with exists in an echo chamber.

    • Kufar Dawg

      Go ahead and try sunshine.

  • Ghostwriter

    Once upon a time,Madonna was a talented singer. But,she left all that behind to be a provocateur,instead of just being a singer. Now,she trying to be provocative when really she should just be a singer. She's not doing herself or President Obama any favors.

  • jmz

    we may have this wrong folks…she may be a hidden romney supporter. why? well didnt she threaten the president with taking her close off if he got reelected?

  • Piera Prister

    To Our Commander in Chief
    Everybody in Hollywood loves President Obama, but Clint Eastwood who was really great with his Socratic irony of an empty chair at the Republican Convention in Tampa. He was right, that chair at White House was really empty when the al Qaeda terrorists and the islamist mob brutalized and killed Us ambassador Mr. Stevens and other three Americans at Benghazi American Consulate on September 11 anniversary.
    Madonna imitates Lady Gaga who went public when wanted to abolish "Don't ask and don't tell" and now wants or threats us to perform a strip tease. "De Gustibus Non Est Disputandum" Let her do it!
    But Ms Madonna, let's be serious! Where was our President, our commander in chief when that mob in Benghazi had four hours to commit such terrible atrocities. In four hours nobody helped, no military plane took off from the nearby navy base of Sigonella in Sicily. They were in danger, but nobody came. This is really sad!

    • Questions

      Utter baloney. Yes, there are several dozen people in the film industry who support Obama, but most industry people either are nonpolitical or outright conservative (Jon Voight, Bruce Willis, Tom Selleck, Gary Sinise). Check your facts.

  • TeeJay

    To be more precise, he's not a Back Muslim. He's a Mulatto Muslim wearing a Black Liberation Theology Christian mantle.

    • bshade

      Anyone who is truly Christian knows beyond a shadow of a doubt that OBAMA is NOT in any way a CHRISTIAN!
      Obama is a liar….a pathological, serial liar, definitely not Christian! A Christian is known by his "fruits"! This man's words and deeds are in no way that of a christian. The stupid people in this country believe the lies! And lies are from the ………! His actions are the exact opposite of his words. Fool me once, shame on you, obama. Fool me twice, shame on me…

  • just sayin

    Madonna's a wing-nut wack job and her best days are way behind here, but a 'little talent?" Sorry, I'm not saying she's Aretha Franklin, but you put songs in the Top 40 year after year and you are no little talent. Still a wingnut, though.

    • Kufar Dawg

      Her talent isn't even in the same league as Aretha Franklin's.

  • poetcomic1

    Madonna? If she DID read the above, the only thing that would 'penetrate' her immense vanity is the comment about her legs.