Listen To The Lady

Regular reader know that I don’t watch award shows, and maybe I should have last night. That was a pretty great speech.

That said, everyone is speculating on the 2020 Goat Rodeo starring Oprah (no links because you don’t need one, it is literally everywhere). Oprah is the anti-Trump (who is probably the anti-Christ, but I’m only guessing), which helps explain this morning’s Oprah-gasm:

  • she’s not a white dude
  • she’s liberal
  • she’s flirted with running
  • she’s a voice for women
  • she’s famous
  • she’s a self-made billionaire (for realz!) (UPDATE 1)

Ms. Winfrey says she’s not interested, so let’s take her word for it. I hate second-guessing women.

Let’s keep our focus on the 2018 Pie Fight for now. 2020 can wait. But it was a helluva speech. Pitch perfect.

UPDATE 1: NBC Takes Down Tweet Calling Oprah Winfrey ‘OUR Future President’

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17 Responses to Listen To The Lady

  1. Ellis Weiner says:

    A friend and I were talking about this very thing last night, and we didn’t watch the GGA. I know putting a showbiz celeb in public office has been distasteful (Reagan, Geo. Murphy, Arnold, Trump), but we agreed O might be great. She’s smart enough to surround herself with people who know things she doesn’t (unlike you-know-who). She’s a mensch, she’s a liberal, and she can be inspiring. Her Achilles’ heel might be her private life.

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  2. ming says:

    You forgot – She’s rich.


  3. Ten Bears says:

    she’s not a white dude
    she’s liberal
    she’s flirted with running
    she’s a voice for women
    she’s famous
    Oh, and she’s not Trump.

    EYup, that certainly sounds like a winning campaign strategy.

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  4. purplehead says:

    But she is attracted to woo. Would Dr. Oz be head of HHS? Or would that be Dr. Phil? I think she is a fan of Big Woo, Deepak Chopra. Oh lordy, no non nein no no no no.

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    • Infidel753 says:

      And that’s a real problem. The US disdain for science and openness to nonsense is broader than just Trump or even the Republicans. Creationism, global-warming denial, medical quackery, psychics, and all the rest of it — it’s all of a piece. The last thing we need is to have Trump followed by another President who gives that kind of stuff a patina of legitimacy. Remember, we’re competing against other countries which don’t have this handicap to anything like the same degree, and teach science in their schools much more rigorously.

      Oprah would be a big improvement on Trump, but that’s a low bar for the most important office in the world. How well does someone with no political experience really understand things like the federal separation of powers, the relationship between federal and state governments, the Arab-Israeli conflict, judicial appointments, Korea, and on and on? We’ve got candidates with relevant experience. Besides, by 2020 the problems caused by Trump’s egregious lack of experience will probably be a substantial election issue.


  5. Oblios_Cap says:

    It appears that she was ready for her close up.


  6. Bruce388 says:

    Good for Oprah. We could, and have, done worse over the years.


  7. tommyspoon says:

    I found much of the anti-Oprah posts and tweets I read today to be both condescending and privileged. (And, in some cases, a tad racist.) While she wouldn’t be my first choice, she is far from my last choice. We now live in a world that values celebrity over experience. i know that she says she’s not interested, but I’d be happy to try to convince her otherwise.


    • Infidel753 says:

      Correction, we live in a country where a certain percentage of the electorate is so flamingly stupid that they value celebrity over experience. And I suspect that after Trump rubbing the country’s nose in the consequences of making such a poor decision, the appeal of experience will have reasserted itself by 2020, even here.

      Remember, the US isn’t the whole world and politics here doesn’t happen in a vacuum. I can’t imagine someone like Trump or even Oprah becoming head of government in Japan, Germany, France, the UK, etc. Even here it only happened because of a whole combination of freak circumstances (vote suppression, Russian interference, etc.). This is a very competitive world. We’re not going to stay competitive if we make a pattern of electing celebrities without practical qualification, just to appeal to the dumbest third of the electorate.

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  8. quakerinabasement says:

    Haven’t we learned yet that President is not an entry-level position in government?

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