Another excuse for Hollywood morons to dress fancy and applaud themselves took place the other night, and it was predictably laughable. I’m not sure what the name of this one was as they happen often and for every conceivable purpose, but I think it was the Golden Globes. Evidently the attendees were in mourning for the death-by-suicide of their own industry, and as such were festooned in black for the evening. I wasn’t surprised by much of the event’s festivities, as it was hosted by the fetal-alcohol-syndrome-success-story Seth Myers…..yet the apex of the night was a 10 minute long self-congratulation and warning to the beta-males in the audience performed by The Oprah Winfrey. The response of the progressives? The advice of NBC? Let’s put her up for president.
I have to admit that I have some experience when it comes to The Oprah. My better half has had a subscription to her magazine for years, and my daily trips to the can usually find me looking at her latest cover-shoot and learning all about her latest weight-loss plan. I don’t know if they work, but the vapid, self congratulatory tone, in addition to a freshly photoshopped image of The O, seem to speed along my movements just fine. So, with my knowledge of all things Oprah in hand, I will impart my reasons why she won’t be president……….and it’s because of my list of Oprah’s Favorite Things.
Privacy. Though Miss Winfrey has been in the public eye non-stop for decades, nobody knows much about her private life. She has carefully crafted an image throughout her career, and done it masterfully. The problem is that under the scrutiny of a run for high office, her absolute control of information will cease to exist. For instance, what’s the deal with Stedman Graham? Sure, we all probably know he’s Oprah’s long time “partner”, but what the hell does that mean? For years there have been stories about their weirdness……and rumors of where her best pal Gayle King fits into the picture. Sorry for giving you that mental image, by the way. Toss in Oprah’s penchant for endorsing fraud religions like “The Secret” and her revolving guru/life-coach list and we’ve got some juicy stuff that she has kept under wraps.
Clout. Oprah has long been able to move things behind the scenes. She has starred in movies, produced movies, and hobnobbed with the Hollywood elite. If she likes a project or idea, those ideas usually get a green light to production. Great, you say? Well, there’s just one problem…….she has worked closely with Harvey Weinstein in order to do those things. There are a multitude of pictures and video clips of her giving him more sugar than she does Stedman, and no doubt she demonstrably knew of his predilections. Will she be able to use her clout to squash the stories of her complicity in his abuses once she throws her hat in the ring for the White House? I doubt it.
Empire. Oprah Winfrey has worked long and hard to build her massive, billion dollar empire. Through absolute control she has managed her brand throughout the years……being the final word in every decision whether it comes to her TV show, her magazines, her OWN network, et cetera. She is the face, the brain, and the owner of all of her properties. There is one problem with this: She is not married and has no heirs. Where will this control freak divest her interests? There is no Oprah Winfrey Jr., nor is there a Stedman Winfrey II…….so where will she offload her empire? With all of the neverending attacks on Trump during his campaign insisting he part with his holdings, as well as the attempt to charge him with violating the Emoluments clause, how can Oprah maintain ownership and control of all that she has built?
Goodwill. Oprah has an enormous amount of goodwill stored up with the general public. From giving away cars to “empowering women”, she has been a marketing genius. Everyone loves her, right? In fact, her Golden Globes speech was received the way that it was because of this stored cache of goodwill. She has provably been complicit in the crimes of Harvey Weinstein, and yet it remains unspoken. Her African girls’ school has had more than one sex scandal, including but not limited to a female teacher molesting her own students. Additionally, how many people has she pissed off in her quest to be the richest, most famous woman on the planet? The idea that there is not a horde of disgruntled former employees and show guests who have a less-than-favorable opinion is a farcical one. A presidential run would tarnish and muddy the gleaming O in a way she has never experienced nor dealt with. Is she ready to destroy her legacy just to appease the rudderless and floundering Progressive left?
There is another factor that would endanger the realization of this Prog-fantasy that hasn’t been addressed…….and it’s the competition. Not Trump or the republican party, either. The democrat party politicians who have their own dreams of running will not be idle like in previous election seasons. There are lots of people who were told to sit down and wait their turn while Hillary Clinton undertook her disastrous campaign, and they either will not, or due to age cannot, sit 2020 out and step aside for a political nobody. The Uniparty has screamed long and loud about the folly of electing the “unqualified and inexperienced” Trump……..how will those soundbites play if Winfrey takes the bait?
Then there is the elephant in the room when it comes to race and race relations. Obama, the left, and the Media has done more to destroy the relationship between races than has even been realized, with their non-stop race baiting and division sowed for cheap political gain. There was a point in Oprah’s speech at the Golden Globes that reminded me of how tired it has all become. She retold the horror story of a poor black woman raped and murdered by white men, and how those men got away with it. It’s an awful event in history, but it occurred over 73 years ago. Not just before I was born, but before even my father was. In 2018, what is the purpose of relating this sad tale? What did I, or anyone else outside a graveyard, have to do with this injustice? Is America ready to go back to this kind of disgusting use of past tragedy for politics? The only defense from the left to criticism of Obama was the scream of “Racist!”……and since his departure it has only intensified……are you ready to return to that course? This is really just another attempt at finding an identity by Progressives, as they have spent the last 2 years in a deluded hissy fit. If you take one thing away from the speculation and desire about an Oprah run for president, it’s this: that is how empty, directionless, and absolutely desperate these people are.
” She told me to speak out and defend myself………that I have her support” – H. Weinstein reportedly describing his communications with Oprah Winfrey