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    Oprah.....flat-out, unequivocal no

    Oprah Winfrey downright refused an invitation to the White House and the opportunity to join a host of celebrities to sell Obamacare over the summer, sources told the New York Post.
    “All of Oprah’s top people thought she would go, because when the president invites you to the White House, most people automatically say yes,” said one of Miss Winfrey’s top advisers. “But Oprah said she didn’t have the time or inclination to go. It wasn’t like she had to think it over. It was an immediate, flat-out, unequivocal no.”
    Oprah....underwent what we call an awakening.

    Miss Winfrey ended up sending a low-level representative from one of her talent agencies to meet the president, which he regarded as a insult, the Post reported.
    A low level rep from one of her talent agencies? Woa. Don't tug on Superman's cape, you don't spit into the wind, don't pull the mask off the Lone Ranger....don't mess with Oprah.

    Miss Winfrey campaigned extensively for Mr. Obama in 2008, but apparently he never returned the favor of allowing the media titan unique access to the White House if he won.
    Oprah intended to make her unique White House access a part of her new network [OWN],” a source close to her told the Post. “There were big plans, and a team was put together to come up with proposals that would have been mutually beneficial.
    “But none of that ever happened. Oprah sent notes and a rep to talk to Valerie Jarrett, but nothing came of it. It slowly dawned on Oprah that the Obamas had absolutely no intention of keeping their word and bringing her into their confidence.”
    It....slowly dawned on Oprah...that the Obamas had no intention of keeping their word? Well.....had you asked the Republican Party there Oprah....we could have schooled you on that fact long ago. We sleep in the beds that we make Oprah, you've certainly chosen better friends.

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    They must not be serving food for this occasion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrassrootsConservative View Post
    They must not be serving food for this occasion.


    Arugala.

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    It's about time SOMEONE $#@!-slapped the little weasel ~

    YOU GO, GIRL!!!
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    Government does not "give" us rights. Its purpose is to protect the God Given rights we already have by reason of being human.

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    I didn't support Oprah now or then.

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    I don't know much about her, tbh;
    my mom used to watch her show, and really enjoyed it,
    so that's the amount of my knowledge.

    I do, however, think that you CAN fool all of the people, some of the time,

    and the mark of any intelligence is the realization that you've been "taken,"

    and will NOT allow it to happen, again.
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    Government does not "give" us rights. Its purpose is to protect the God Given rights we already have by reason of being human.

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    Oprah is one of rhose people who shouldn't be marginally relevant but in actuality is highly influential.

    Personally I have zero interest in her opinion.

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    Now that she's seeming to be off the plantation, she won't get any positive comments from MSNBC.

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    Cool

    Besides, The Donald would trounce her anyways...

    Most Americans don’t want Oprah to run for president
    Jan 12, 2018 - Despite Seth Meyers’ Golden Globes joke about a 2020 Oprah Winfrey bid for the White House, and the rush of speculation that followed, most Americans said they don’t want to see the actress and television host campaign for president, according to a new poll from the PBS NewsHour, NPR and Marist.
    But, if Winfrey were to run against President Donald Trump, half of registered voters would support her, the poll shows. Speculation about a possible run by Winfrey, 63, the iconic television host, philanthropist and actress who has built a widely popular media empire, erupted Sunday after she delivered an impassioned Golden Globes speech, calling for a world where women “become the leaders who take us to the time when nobody ever has to say ‘Me too’ again.” Winfrey’s remarks led to instant headlines suggesting she could be the Democratic Party’s best chance at regaining the White House. Winfrey hasn’t definitively said whether she will run for president, though her best friend and CBS This Morning host Gayle King said Winfrey is “intrigued by the idea.” But does the general population think Winfrey should run for the nation’s highest public office? Not really.


    Oprah Winfrey speaks after accepting the Cecil B. Demille Award at the 75th Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, California

    A third of U.S. adults and registered voters alike said Winfrey should run in the 2020 presidential election. But more than half the country — 54 percent — said it wasn’t a good idea. And another 11 percent weren’t sure what Winfrey should do. Democrats and people who consider themselves politically independent were more likely to say they are impressed with her than Republicans. And women were more likely to praise Winfrey than men. Lee Miringoff, who directs the Marist Institute for Public Opinion, said that based on these latest polls, the public seems to be saying, “We really like you and would vote for you, but do you really want to do this?” Like Trump, Winfrey would enter the 2020 race without any prior political experience. It remains unclear whether people “want another outsider or somebody who knows Washington and can maneuver around the halls of Congress,” said Barbara Carvalho, director of Marist Poll.

    When you cut those polling results along political lines, there wasn’t clear consensus on a Winfrey presidential bid. Democrats were split — 47 percent said yes, Winfrey should run, and 40 percent said no. Meanwhile, 77 percent of Republicans rejected the idea of Winfrey’s presidential candidacy. Support among independent voters reflected national figures. Still, if the 2020 presidential election were held today, with Winfrey as the Democratic nominee and Mr. Trump as the Republican incumbent, 50 percent of U.S voters would choose Winfrey. More than a third of registered voters — 39 percent — said they would back the president, a figure that reflects his November job approval numbers from Marist. And 11 percent of registered voters said they had no idea what they would do. Two-thirds of U.S. adults said they hold a favorable impression of Winfrey, compared to slightly more than one-third of Americans who reported a good impression of Trump in November.


    Sarah Parker, a 70-year-old Democrat from Chesapeake, Virginia, who has voted in every presidential election since she was 18, said Winfrey would better serve the nation as a public citizen than in public office. Parker, who has five grandsons and keeps a pocket-sized copy of the Constitution in her purse, thinks Winfrey is overqualified. She said while other celebrities have served in the Oval Office, including former actor and President Ronald Reagan, “it’s a plus if they have some political experience or some military experience because you understand how the government works,” Parker said. “[Trump] doesn’t understand it.” But if Winfrey was nominated by the Democratic Party, Parker, who is African-American, would support her. If Donna Breckenridge, a lifelong white Republican from Oak Forest, Illinois, were in the ballot box today, said she would vote for Winfrey without any qualms. In 2016, Breckenridge, 71, burst into tears after she voted for Hillary Clinton, the first time she ever failed to back a Republican. She couldn’t bring herself to vote for Trump, she said. Breckenridge said Winfrey “doesn’t have the experience to run the country,” but said she’d feel confident about her cabinet picks. “She would know best who to choose to help her. I trust her.”

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