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Hillary canít beat Oprah
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 12-10-07 | Jim Wooten

Posted on 12/10/2007 11:04:59 AM PST by tcrlaf

Barack Obama may have The Bomb.

And it’s not aboard the Enola Gay. It’s now aboard the Obama Express campaign for the Democratic Presidential nomination. Suddenly Hillary’s not looking invincible.

The secret weapon is, of course, Oprah, the nationally adored talk-show host. She attracted a crowd estimated at almost 30,000 Sunday in Columbia, S.C., after campaigning with him Saturday in Iowa.

“There are those who say it’s not his time, that he should wait his turn,” she told the crowd in Columbia. “Think about where you’d be in your life if you’d waited when people told you to.”

She added, too, a line that could build some fire under his campaign and attract disgruntled Independents, and perhaps even some Republican women: “I’m sick of politics as usual.”

Much of the nation is. But it’s quite a feat to get from that declaration to mobilizing the turned-off segment and delivering them to a specific candidate. But I’m not one to underestimate Oprah. Clinton and Obama are neck-and-neck in Iowa, and she’s up in the 5-10 percentage point range in New Hampshire and South Carolina. That’s within the Oprah impact zone.

The nomination’s still Hillary’s to lose. She can beat Obama. But she can’t beat Oprah.


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Political Humor/Cartoons; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2008; democratparty; elections; hillary; nightmare; obama; oprah; urinalconstipation
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I keep seeing a mental image in my head of Hillary standing on a bacony screaming "I'll get you. YOU, and your little bitch-dog Obama, too!!"

As she turns to her gay minions and shouts "FLY, my pretties, FLY!!!!!"

1 posted on 12/10/2007 11:05:02 AM PST by tcrlaf
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To: tcrlaf

It would be worth it to see Hillary have to go after the big O.


2 posted on 12/10/2007 11:08:43 AM PST by bmwcyle (BOMB, BOMB, BOMB,.......BOMB, BOMB IRAN)
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To: bmwcyle

Popcorn...where’s my popcorn??!!


3 posted on 12/10/2007 11:10:55 AM PST by meowmeow (In Loving Memory of Our Dear Viking Kitty (1987-2006))
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To: tcrlaf

Oprah the King Maker...

Barf alert to the max.

Obama is simply a more likeable fellow. Shrillery couldn’t compete on that basis.

Now Oprah is going to take credit, and be given credit for Obama’s success. That’s a shame.


4 posted on 12/10/2007 11:12:35 AM PST by DoughtyOne (California, where the death penalty is reserved for wholesome values. SB 777)
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To: bmwcyle
Do it, Hillary! Send your flying monkeys after Oprah! C'mon, we're counting on you! Any advisers who say it's political suicide to do so are against you - they were never with you!

Here, hold these ball bearings in your hand - they'll help you think clearly...

6 posted on 12/10/2007 11:15:20 AM PST by COBOL2Java (The Democrat Party: radical Islam's last hope)
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To: tcrlaf
I must say I'm finding all of this quite delicious.

Hillary certainly wasn't expecting Oprah to play into this.

Oprah's skewing things up real nice. Dig it.

7 posted on 12/10/2007 11:15:39 AM PST by Allegra (Greetings from a kinder, gentler Iraq. God bless US and Coalition Forces.)
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To: tcrlaf

that is an amazing sight to think of.


8 posted on 12/10/2007 11:15:47 AM PST by duffmadison (you can know the future by looking at the present and past)
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To: COBOL2Java
Do it, Hillary! Send your flying monkeys after Oprah!

Pretty please Hillary! I wanna see flying monkeys too!

9 posted on 12/10/2007 11:19:41 AM PST by Domandred (Eagles soar, but unfortunately weasels never get sucked into jet engines)
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To: tcrlaf

The real question is who will the democrats nominate, Edwards, Biden or Kucinich. They are the only viable candidates. Anyone who thinks Obama or Clinton will be nominated is buying in to the media spin.


10 posted on 12/10/2007 11:20:13 AM PST by webheart
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To: bmwcyle

The Clinton wonks ALREADY ARE going after Oprah, AND HARD.

So far, from MyDD they are attcking her for being Anti-Union, and are blaming her for Bush’s election in 2000

This comes from a piece posted YESTERDAY by KOS’s Jerome on MyDD, that SPECIFICLY says that OPRAH is the reason Bush is president...

And here, all along, I thought it was a “Stolen Election”...
HOW CAN THIS BE????


11 posted on 12/10/2007 11:22:12 AM PST by tcrlaf (You can lead a Liberal to LOGIC, but you can't make it THINK)
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To: tcrlaf

“Hillary Can’t Beat Oprah”

Well, first of all, Oprah ain’t running.

But then, flash forward to 2012.

Hillary failed to get the nomination in 2008 thanks to Oprah’s endorsement of Obama and after a serious public breakdown she has been “resting” in a “spa” for the past 4 years. Obama was defeated in 2008 after he let is slip that he was, in fact, a Muslim. (Who says religion doesn’t matter?).

Now the Democrats find themselves faced with a choice between Dennis Kucinich and ... Oprah Winfrey. After deciding that she enjoyed the campaign with Obama, she runs on her on. She wins the nomination even before the convention on the logic that, hey, she’s black AND she’s a woman. She runs without a vice-presidential running mate. She’s Oprah, after all, why would she need a veep?


12 posted on 12/10/2007 11:24:36 AM PST by newheart (The Truth? You can't handle the Truth. But He can handle you.)
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To: All

The Nitty-gritty of all this is that the Dems have no one who is both qualified and moral. I believe the second quality was the predominate thought and at least ONE of the reasons for the Electoral College.


13 posted on 12/10/2007 11:27:58 AM PST by Sacajaweau ("The Cracker" will be renamed "The Crapper")
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To: tcrlaf
It won't happen, but I'm waiting for someone from Hillary's campaign to say: "You know Oprah's friend Gail? Well ... she's more than just a friend ..."

At which point someone from Oprah's team will say: "You know Hillary's friend Huma ...?"

14 posted on 12/10/2007 11:30:27 AM PST by ClearCase_guy (The broken wall, the burning roof and tower. And Agamemnon dead.)
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To: tcrlaf

15 posted on 12/10/2007 11:30:53 AM PST by Miss Didi ("Good heavens, woman, this is a war not a garden party!" Dr. Meade, Gone with the Wind)
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To: webheart
The real question is who will the democrats nominate, Edwards, Biden or Kucinich. They are the only viable candidates. Anyone who thinks Obama or Clinton will be nominated is buying in to the media spin.

I hate to say this, but Biden is the most experienced of the bunch. That being said, I agree with other posters who find this latest Oprah phenomenon "delicious", lol.
16 posted on 12/10/2007 11:34:30 AM PST by khnyny (Although prepared for martyrdom, I preferred that it be postponed. Winston Churchill)
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To: Allegra

“Oprah’s skewing things up real nice. Dig it.”

Kinda like when H. Ross Perot entered the presidential race back when Bubba first got Elected in ‘92. Maybe the big O will act as a spoiler in our favor.....


17 posted on 12/10/2007 11:35:00 AM PST by roaddog727 (BS does not get bridges built)
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To: tcrlaf

Oprah is everthing that Hillary! is not.She didn’t inherit her billion dollar wealth or power from anyone, she did it all on her own.She is a true American success story whether you like her or not.Clearly, Hillary! can in no way measure up to Oprah.It must be driving her crazy.


18 posted on 12/10/2007 11:42:35 AM PST by COUNTrecount
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To: webheart

Al Gore.


19 posted on 12/10/2007 11:43:53 AM PST by kalee ( No burka for me...EVER.)
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To: bmwcyle

Maybe she could go on Oprah’s show, and explain how she, Hillary, a avowed femenist, managed to turn a blind eye to twenty years of her husband’s illegal affairs and do nothing. I thought she was supposed to be a woman of ACTION!?


20 posted on 12/10/2007 11:45:40 AM PST by 50sDad (Liberals: Never Happy, Never Grateful, Never Right.)
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To: tcrlaf
So, how, exactly, I Oprah responsible for President Bush's 2000 victory?

You know, if Hillary! loses the nomination, the only way she can ever be President is if she wins in 2012. 2016 is too long for her to wait...

Therefore, in order for her to ever win the White House, she will need Obama (or any other Democrat) to lose in the 2008 general election. Wouldn't it be fun to see her unleash her Flying Monkees on the Democrat nominee next October?

21 posted on 12/10/2007 11:45:59 AM PST by gridlock (Recycling is the new Religion.)
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To: Domandred
Pretty please Hillary! I wanna see flying monkeys too!

BUBBA: Hey, what about me?


22 posted on 12/10/2007 11:46:44 AM PST by Miss Didi ("Good heavens, woman, this is a war not a garden party!" Dr. Meade, Gone with the Wind)
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To: tcrlaf

“Arkancide”


23 posted on 12/10/2007 11:47:36 AM PST by sheik yerbouty ( Make America and the world a jihad free zone!)
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To: tcrlaf
Is there a park in Chicago similar to Washingtons Ft Marcy Park made famous by the Vince Foster murder? If so, Oprah should be very careful. Oh, and Oprah it would be a good idea to avoid planes, cars, and train tracks.
24 posted on 12/10/2007 11:47:49 AM PST by ASA Vet
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To: tcrlaf

This all could get to the point where Big Al comes in to save the day.


25 posted on 12/10/2007 11:48:12 AM PST by AU72
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To: tcrlaf

I hope so. I think Obama will be easier to beat in the general election, unless we get stuck with Ron Paul.


26 posted on 12/10/2007 11:51:55 AM PST by shekkian
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To: bmwcyle
It would be worth it to see Hillary have to go after the big O.

I think Huma will help Hillary get the big O.

27 posted on 12/10/2007 11:53:57 AM PST by seowulf
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To: webheart
The real question is who will the democrats nominate, Edwards, Biden or Kucinich. They are the only viableWhite Male candidates.

Fixed it.

28 posted on 12/10/2007 11:56:38 AM PST by HIDEK6
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To: gridlock
Therefore, in order for her to ever win the White House, she will need Obama (or any other Democrat) to lose in the 2008 general election. Wouldn't it be fun to see her unleash her Flying Monkees on the Democrat nominee next October?

Mrs. Clinton must sabotage the Dem nominee, otherwise Clinton Inc. remains powerless forever. Junior senator for life is not going to cut it.
29 posted on 12/10/2007 11:58:18 AM PST by Miss Didi ("Good heavens, woman, this is a war not a garden party!" Dr. Meade, Gone with the Wind)
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To: meowmeow

Phone turned off, popcorn, soda, feet up in my recliner, grinnin..............This is gonna be fun!!!!


30 posted on 12/10/2007 12:02:07 PM PST by rejoicing (that God is in charge, guys.)
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To: Miss Didi

The last time there was this much interest in the Big O was back in the 70s when the discussion always included talk about the G spot.


31 posted on 12/10/2007 12:09:57 PM PST by billhilly (I was republican when republican wasn't cool. (With an apology to Barbara Mandrell.))
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To: seowulf
I think Huma will help Hillary get the big O.

That would depend on the christmas tree decoration chosen for the task.

Huma Abedin & Butch

32 posted on 12/10/2007 12:10:46 PM PST by ASA Vet (Nice rainbow flowers Hillary!)
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To: 50sDad

“I thought she was supposed to be a woman of ACTION!?”

If she had been Bill might not have had to look for action elsewhere.


33 posted on 12/10/2007 12:12:32 PM PST by billhilly (I was republican when republican wasn't cool. (With an apology to Barbara Mandrell.))
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To: tcrlaf

Funny. Oh that it were true that he could beat Hillry.

Dems are so racist they won’t vote for Hussein Obama in the general election.


34 posted on 12/10/2007 12:13:15 PM PST by subterfuge (HILLARY IS: She who must NOT be Dismayed)
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To: Miss Didi
That Omentum headline is so funny! I had to laugh when I saw it! I am a retired nurse, and the omentum is a sheet of fat in the abdomen. Here, from MedicineNet.com is a definition:

Omentum: A sheet of fat that is covered by peritoneum. The greater omentum is attached to the bottom edge of the stomach, and hangs down in front of the intestines. Its other edge is attached to the transverse colon. The lesser omentum is attached to the top edge of the stomach, and extends to the undersurface of the liver.

35 posted on 12/10/2007 12:15:28 PM PST by Judith Anne (Thank you St. Jude for favors granted.)
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To: Judith Anne
Omentum: A sheet of fat that is covered by peritoneum. The greater omentum is attached to the bottom edge of the stomach, and hangs down in front of the intestines. Its other edge is attached to the transverse colon. The lesser omentum is attached to the top edge of the stomach, and extends to the undersurface of the liver.

The word is derived from the latin meaning "Apron". Perhaps there is something symbolic about Osama Obama and Oprah's apron strings.

36 posted on 12/10/2007 12:21:49 PM PST by SC DOC
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To: tcrlaf

Did not know Oprah was running for President. Sad that people would vote for that Obama guy just because of Oprah. That is disgusting!!!


37 posted on 12/10/2007 12:23:22 PM PST by napscoordinator
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To: tcrlaf

I’ll have to ask my manicurist. She’s a huge Oprah fan but also a Republican.


38 posted on 12/10/2007 12:25:28 PM PST by Mercat (Waddle around and make new friends)
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To: ASA Vet

Washington Park. There were a couple of dead teen girls dumped there back in the early 70’s.


39 posted on 12/10/2007 12:27:04 PM PST by Redleg Duke ("All gave some, and some gave all!")
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marked to read later...


40 posted on 12/10/2007 12:27:42 PM PST by Freedom2specul8 (Please pray for our troops.... http://anyservicemember.navy.mil/)
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To: Redleg Duke

Was that when Hillary still lived in IL?


41 posted on 12/10/2007 12:33:50 PM PST by ASA Vet
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To: ASA Vet

Don’t know. Probably not.


42 posted on 12/10/2007 12:35:16 PM PST by Redleg Duke ("All gave some, and some gave all!")
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To: tcrlaf
This is getting good.

"Jeeves....more popcorn!"


43 posted on 12/10/2007 12:43:56 PM PST by capt. norm (Be thankful we're not getting all the government we're paying for.)
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To: Judith Anne
Ooh, thanks for that bit of info...The Oprah will not like that one bit!

By the way, remember when Lieberman said he had Joementum?
44 posted on 12/10/2007 12:44:06 PM PST by Miss Didi ("Good heavens, woman, this is a war not a garden party!" Dr. Meade, Gone with the Wind)
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To: napscoordinator
Sad that people would vote for that Obama guy just because of Oprah. That is disgusting!!!

I dunno. This is an interesting development. Anyone care to speculate upon the ramifications?

How does Oprah line up? Considering her rise to power on her own hook, I wonder if she'll be to the right of the Clintons'?. Is this a coup? is the Chicago Machine attempting to assert itself in a power play?

Oprah is a player, just by the sheer size of her organization, not to mention one of the biggest wallets in America. I wonder what it means when she comes a'callin' ?

45 posted on 12/10/2007 12:46:52 PM PST by roamer_1 (Vote for Frudy McRomsonbee -Turn red states purple in 08!)
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To: bmwcyle

Is that a different Big O from the Big O she gives to Big Obedin?


46 posted on 12/10/2007 12:47:22 PM PST by A_Former_Democrat
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To: seowulf

How dare that Oprah support Obama and campaign against the wife of the first black president.


47 posted on 12/10/2007 12:47:29 PM PST by tflabo
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To: A_Former_Democrat

I think Hillary is too up tight to experience the big O herself.


48 posted on 12/10/2007 12:51:03 PM PST by bmwcyle (BOMB, BOMB, BOMB,.......BOMB, BOMB IRAN)
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To: tcrlaf
“I’m sick of politics as usual.”

Yes, yes, Oprah - we're all sick and tired of politics as usual, that is, unless it's practiced from our side. Obama mouths pretty words, but in the end he's no different than Hillary and the rest of the liberals that you entertainment types gyrate towards.

Spare us your 'wisdom', sweetie.
49 posted on 12/10/2007 12:51:56 PM PST by reagan_fanatic (Ron Paul put the cuckoo in my Cocoa Puffs)
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To: 50sDad
Not only that Hillary Clinton turned a blind eye on Bill Clinton illegal affairs with many women but she was in charge of shutting down these women and that is by the admission of liberals and the Clintons friends. She did all this not to protect her husband but to protect her incredible lust for power. This will play very badly against Hillary Clinton in the general elections that in addition that she has a fatal character flaw and that is she is the meanest and most unlikable person to run for President in decades. Of course in addition that she is a communist and socially liberal to the most extreme.
50 posted on 12/10/2007 12:58:47 PM PST by jveritas (God bless our brave troops and President Bush)
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