Oprah Denies Presidential Ambitions, As 2020 Speculation Rises

With Donald Trump yet to tweet, one of the bigger political stories in the interim this morning is whether 2020 will see president Donald Trump replaced by president Oprah Winfrey. It all started with a surprising tweet by NBC: "Nothing but respect for OUR future president. #GoldenGlobes"

To be sure, speculation about Oprah may be running is not new per se, and was certainly prompted by the Trump victory.

However, minutes after giving a rousing speech at the Golden Globes Awards that promised “a new day” for women, minorities and the downtrodden...

... Oprah Winfrey said she has no ambitions to run for president. In a brief interview backstage at the event, Winfrey was told that “Oprah 2020” was circulating on Twitter, and asked whether she planned to run. “I don’t -- I don’t,” the 63-year-old billionaire told Bloomberg.

By then, however, the drumbeat was well underway according to Bloomberg.

“She. Is. Running,” said John Podhoretz, editor of Commentary magazine. “Oprah. 2020,” said Shaun King, the Black Lives Matter activist. The host of the Golden Globes, late-night comedian Seth Meyers, jokingly urged Winfrey to run in his opening monologue, noting that President Donald Trump had reportedly decided to make his bid for the office after he was the butt of Meyers’s jokes at the White House Correspondents Dinner in 2011.

In her speech, Winfrey, worth ~$3.6Bn, made references to the sexual harassment scandal in Hollywood and marked the recent death of Recy Taylor, whose sexual assault in 1944 became a focal point for civil rights activists, in her speech to accept the Cecil B. DeMille award for lifetime achievement.

“I want all the girls watching here, now, to know that a new day is on the horizon!” Winfrey said. “And when that new day finally dawns, it will be because of a lot of magnificent women, many of whom are right here in this room tonight, and some pretty phenomenal men, fighting hard to make sure that they become the leaders who take us to the time when nobody ever has to say, ‘Me too’ again.”

Still, even with Winfrey’s denial to Bloomberg, the speculation is likely to continue.

"It’s up to the people," Winfrey’s longtime partner, Stedman Graham, told the Los Angeles Times on Sunday when asked about a presidential run. “She would absolutely do it.”

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RAT005 Montanye Jeff Mon, 01/08/2018 - 12:51 Permalink

I wonder how many of the women in that room prostituted themselves to get what they wanted then, but now consider themselves a victim of the guy they gave themselves to in exchange for something they otherwise couldn't get.  Those women now have what other women that wouldn't prostitute themselves don't have.

I'm only interested to hear from the women that told those guys no.  The women that said yes are business partners with those guys, they are guilty of the same thing.  Sex for advancement.

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GUS100CORRINA Wang Dang SP Mon, 01/08/2018 - 11:50 Permalink

Oprah Denies Presidential Ambitions, As 2020 Speculation Rises

My response: This LADY has shown herself to be influenced by DEMONS because of her worship within DEMONIC CULTS.

She has developed a CULT following that is so very disturbing. In addition, the fact that this LADY helped put OBAMA into office and lives in Chicago, IL says it all.

"Oprah claims that once she broke into the other side, she encountered the sense of empowerment she sought for. This insidious pursuit of empowerment has led to selling her soul to demonic spirits for ingenious perpetration and temporal gain. Blatantly honest about her reliance on the demonic spirit realm." 

If Oprah achieve position of POTUS, I will consider it a CURSE on AMERICA from the GOD of the BIBLE.

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Lost My Shorts knukles Mon, 01/08/2018 - 13:51 Permalink

All you DWMs look silly trashing Oprah without knowing anything about her politics.  I don't either.  But we all know that no one groomed by the system as a politician will ever say no to a Israel, or endless foreign wars, or the MIC, or the phony wars on drugs and terror, or assault on the constitution by the deep state.  If you want someone who will wage a war on error instead of a war on terror, that person has to come from outside.  You should have an open mind about who it might be.  It's probably not Oprah, but at least wait to see what she has to say.  You should be willing to give a fair hearing to anyone, and not just dismiss people based on race and sex.

Somewhere out there is someone with the courage to say no to the swamp (combined with the charm to get elected and the intelligence to govern).  If that person sees that the US as just a bunch of yahoos who will immediately trash anyone who stands up based purely on tribal identity, then why bother?

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OverTheHedge Chupacabra-322 Mon, 01/08/2018 - 09:58 Permalink

It would absolutely confirm the lunacy if she ran, and she would almost certainly win. However, she would have lots of grief and stress, and her life investigated thoroughly, so is it worth it to a billionaire?

The one over-riding thought I had, was if you thought the left suffered exploding heads over Trump winning, imagine the absolute carnage here if Oprah ran! Perhaps this would be the deciding factor in starting a civil war, or perhaps, she would be the comforting, warm, welcome embrace of middle-of-the-road, safe politics, national reconciliation, butterflies and little lambikins frolicking in fields of sweet meadow-grass, as the drones circled overhead and blew up weddings across the globe, war on every street, and a chicken in every MIC pot.

What do the bible thumpers have to say about a black woman president? Is it allowed, or does this complete the Georgia Guidestones, the Book of Revelations, and the Mayan calendar, all in one?

So hard to take this seriously, and yet so hard not to want it to happen, just because!

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Theosebes Goodfellow Kayman Mon, 01/08/2018 - 11:37 Permalink

~" "she would almost certainly win"   Just like Hillary had it in the bag. "~

I think Hillary and Oprah running are two separate things. Oprah is a political outsider just as Trump was. She is, for all appearances, a principled individual, much like Trump.

I think that whoever runs in 2020 better have a very solid plan to deal with the economic issues facing this country and although Mz. Winfrey is quite an accomplished business woman, it is quite a different thing to have the skill set required to do the brutal changes we need to make to turn the country around.

Trump got elected by running on the "Build the Wall"- "America-first"-#MAGA rhetoric. That was and remains the desire of the masses. Anyone running on any other platform is going to run second best. That said, never underestimate the power of the American voter to go full retard because things are "looking up".

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Melway y3maxx Mon, 01/08/2018 - 08:43 Permalink

That's true, but she's just not the right person for the job.  She has too many special interests of her own.  She's out for her and hers, and she's made that emphatically clear through her movies, her books, her magazine, the special causes she donates to...she cries for equality and then gives the lion's share of her efforts toward promoting her own race.  

That's expected, though.  She's only human.  People forget that. 

She's also a sociopath, a narcissist, an actress and, although she keeps most of it well-subdued, she's likely also rather psychotic.  

An elitist personality, like Oprah has, would never serve our country well.  

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Melway 07564111 Mon, 01/08/2018 - 09:01 Permalink

hehe, true that!  Ya gotta have just the right storm of psycho-social disorders to qualify, I think.  

The difference between the good candidates and the bad candidates are reflected in their self-interests, though.  

Trump likes to be at the top; ergo, I'd trust him to head a corporation or, as it turns out, the country.

Winfrey likes fame, attention and overly-grateful masses exuding their thanks at her feet.  She's got 'queen' syndrome and that's something that doesn't shake easily.

Trump may have 'king' syndrome, but he's moving the country forward.  Winfrey, I fear, would undo everything he's done to fix what's wrong with our nation and then add to the problems. 

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fajensen Melway Mon, 01/08/2018 - 09:14 Permalink

She's also a sociopath, a narcissist, an actress and, although she keeps most of it well-subdued, she's likely also rather psychotic.  

Well, then she needs to work harder at it: One cannot become a leader in the USA unless one is batshit crazy and blatant about it too! 

PS: I am sure that if she runs, she can win too. 

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Theosebes Goodfellow fajensen Mon, 01/08/2018 - 11:50 Permalink

~" She's also a sociopath, a narcissist, an actress and, although she keeps most of it well-subdued, she's likely also rather psychotic."~

If you study the personality type required to run for office, you'll quickly come to the conclusion that being all of that is de rigeur and a prerequisite. It is said that the very best people for public office never run, simply because they lack the aforementioned personality disorders. In other words, you have to be crazy to want to run for office. I know that that is a genuine Catch-22. Joseph Heller smiles from the grave.

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chiquita ZH Snob Mon, 01/08/2018 - 09:55 Permalink

Oprah just wishes she was born in Africa--desperately.  She was terribly disappointed to learn from DNA tests that she was like most ordinary American born descended from slave blacks to have come from Liberia, rather than what she hoped as a more "lofty" region, like South Africa.   I've always wondered why given her childhood in the poor American South and her broadcasting start in Baltimore, she chose to sink all that money into the school for girls in Africa rather than doing something for poor young girls in the US.  Charity starts at home.

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Endgame Napoleon y3maxx Mon, 01/08/2018 - 09:26 Permalink

Oprah will not be the first woman president unless Deplorables stay home, knowing that no election result guarantees that their interests will be represented by elected officials in their own country. 

Because, Uniparty politicians only represent the interests of the employers of the “downtrodden,” free-EBT-food-eating, free-apartment-dwelling, $6,444-child-EITC-tax-credit-spending citizens of other countries who drive wages down for all of the many citizens, including millions of non-welfare-eligible, womb-less Black men and childless women, who must live on earned-only income. 

These citizens cannot just make sure they stay below the earned-income limit for welfare by keeping traceable income low, working part time to bridge the gap between unearned income and the cost of rent that absorbs half of their monthly, earned-only income and their paltry wages.  

The pay-per-birth plan used by many single mom citizens and legal / illegal immigrants with a sole, male breadwinner and SS cards for multiple, US-born kids does not work for millions of underemployed Americans.

But the welfare / tax-welfare pay-per-birth plan does work for many of the “down trodden,” frequently absentee, back-watching gangs of moms in the many mom-protection jobs “voted best for moms.” 

Wonder what Oprah would think of a job advertised as voted best for whites? Wonder what she would think if she jumped through umpteen hoops in interview after interview, including in areas where she was much more qualified and holding state-required licenses that all of the hired / retained, absentee moms lacked, where the subject of how “you don’t know what it is like to raise two boys” or “we have 17 women (moms) in here and have to have to someone who fits in” changed to being a “culture fit” based on being white? 

Wonder what Oprah would say if her means to keep a roof over her head was contingent upon fitting in a government job in a city with an 85% white population, where many large-scale government and corporate settings feature 80% to 90% majority Black or majority-Hispanic employees, with few whites making it to civil servant status in the government jobs.

Wonder what Oprah would think of a corporate job in an 85% white city, where a Black manager parades her 9-out-of-10 Black mom permanent hires in the rooms where 187 temps are training, laughingly saying what would get any white person fired: “We need a diversity panel.” 

Oprah is no Kim Kardashian. Oprah could definitely hold her own in a debate, but people who actually turn out to vote are often old enough to have a lot of experience in life to balance out their ideological persuasion. 

No one — Oprah included — is going to win on the FAKE “war on women” and civil rights era themes of oppressed minorities unless Deplorables just give it up, turning to the third branch of government to address grievances like workplaces staffed entirely with “oppressed” minorities who hire only or mostly their friends and family in open rings of discrimination. 

When this includes illegal immigrants who can afford to work for beans because of household bills paid by taxpayers for sex and reproduction, it is even more incredible. 

Deplorables are probably getting the message from the Uniparty that there is no way to address this stuff via the ballot box. 

Oprah might get an opening due to depressed turnout, like in the Alabama senate race, from Deplorables who realize that the Uniparty represents the wealthy donor class. They are often the employers of the welfare-buttressed citizens of other countries who can accept rock-bottom pay due to the monthly welfare and refundable tax welfare that covers their major household bills.  

In addition to wealthy donors, the Uniparty represents the citizens of other countries, particularly those who reproduce here, but it does not represent Deplorables. Neither half of the Uniparty represents Deplorables. 

Illegal alien parents just got an increase in their refundable tax credit, which was already huge — the size of 3 to 4 months of full-time wages in the many states where per-capita income is between $18k and $20k — while most Deplorable citizens got a tax cut of $24 per paycheck. The increased tax welfare of illegals and amnestied DACAs will help them further undercut Deplorables who lack unearned income for sex and reproduction in the workforce. 

Utilizing the third branch of government is actually what Black Americans did before the civil rights movement: They went through the courts first. 

https://www.google.com/search?q=breitbart%20bakery%20hiring%20only%20hi…

 

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