I may think Lady Gaga is a little goofy with her antics, but when you have the powerful machinery of fame and you use it for good, I can’t help but applaud. Here’s the tweet she blasted to her over 6 million “little monsters” shortly before posting a black and white, very serious video to Youtube (replete with a flag, to evoke patriotic duty):
SENATOR JOHN MCCAIN is attempting to stop the DON’T ASK DON’T TELL repeal vote this tuesday, with a filibuster. A Filibuster is a way to obstruct the Senate Floor from discussing or voting on a given LAW, + is essentially a tactic to hijack our debate. All hands on deck Lil Monsters: Key senate vote this Tues. on #DADT repeal. We need 60 senators. Call your senator now: http://bit.ly/aBZMSJ. Little Monsters #makeyourownvideos if u believe in #equalrights and want the Senate to #repealDADT. Tweet me your video and I will post them.
Might I say that having her record her actual ordeal with the mess of a phone system known as “calling your representative“, taping the painfully long wait while the line rings… and then ACTUALLY GET DISCONNECTED — well, it was a wonderful touch. I’m not the authority on mass movements, but I can see with my own eyes when more and more people being motivated to do something about the ridiculous antics of the government these days, and it’s only going to get louder and louder and louder AND LOUDER. Watch the video and judge for yourself:
Think about it: “dumb” celebrities are getting on the bandwagon of mainstream liberty/libertarian movement issues, I bet there are people in government freaking out over this.
I say good on her.