Skip to comments.What price Oprah? (Oprah causes backlash against Obama?)
Posted on 12/28/2007 12:49:42 PM PST by Anti-Bubba182
The popular TV personality helps Barack Obama draw big crowds while her fans fume
WITH less than a week until Iowa's first vote is cast in the 2008 presidential election, the politicians aren't the only ones feeling the heat: Celebrities, who have become important players in the political fundraising process, are under increasing pressure to campaign for their favorite candidates in the early caucus and primary states.
But how a star -- particularly a supernova -- responds isn't always a simple matter of "yes" or "no." With the exception of Oprah Winfrey, who's been working the trail with mixed results for Democrat Sen. Barack Obama, most of the A-listers have opted to stay out of the spotlight for now. (Chuck Norris, who has campaigned everywhere for former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, a Republican candidate, occupies a planet of his own.)
Although it's true that rallies featuring Winfrey in Iowa and South Carolina have drawn some of the biggest crowds of the campaign so far, Obama's people won't know whether they also triggered a backlash until election day.
Winfrey's website has been buzzing for weeks with angry postings about her involvement in the Illinois senator's campaign, something Hollywood, which always keeps its eye on the public mood, is bound to notice -- this is a town, after all, that measures success by weekly grosses and daily TV ratings.
One posting on her site, Oprah.com, accused the talk diva of being a traitor. (By Thursday, that message string had attracted more than 12,000 views.) Another poster told Winfrey to "stop pushing Obama down our throats." (There were 3,000 hits logged on that one.) Another said: "Do you really know Barack Hussein Obama? Scary & something we have to take into consideration!" ..........."
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Also the number of threads and views are not that big a deal over the time.
ANY publicity is GOOD publicity.
Only a conservative would refer to the Hussein in his name.
I don’t mind one bit that Obama is upsetting Clinton’s presumed coronation, but I otherwise don’t have a dog in this fight. Oprah and Obama barely register on my daily radar.
Still, if I were an Oprah fan (gag!), I would now think less of her for having whored herself out like this. Not saying a TV personality can’t have an opinion, but why would someone with a broad audience want to alienate a huge segment, like some actors and singers do when they make partisan statements that alienate their entire Republican fan base? Just doesn’t make a lot of sense.
Hillary’s sycophants are pissed!
Or one of Hillary's flying monkeys who is trying to recover her position as the presumptive 'Rat nominee.
The backlash could be real, but where was Obama before oprah? The backlash factor is most likely to hurt a frontrunner.
Perhaps Orpah (her birth name) should consider giving away cars at the rallies........
I’ve actually had a couple of women, big-time libs and Oprah fans, refer to post endorsement Oprah in terms that would make a long-haul trucker blush.
Agreed, it greatly behooves Ms. Domestic Goddess to triangulate and be above it all. Endorsing a political candidate (D or R) means she’s pissing off 48% of the electorate, I just don’t see any logic in doing that.
First her African school and now this. Oprah sure seems to be screwing up lately.
As George M. Cohan used to say, just spell my name right. Of course, the Obama-Osama thing would be an example of Cohan’s law.
Exactly. There are a lot of fishbowl articles that get posted on FR that aren’t really reporting actual news, just baseless speculation.
Obama was doing just fine before Oprah jumped in. IMO she helped a little. I don’t see her as a big king-maker, and that’s exactly what they are trying to play her off as.
IMO, she’s as big a liability as an asset here.
Your saying that Hillary is a conservative?
I respect Oprah for choosing Obama over Hillary. Oprah’s audience annoys me more than Oprah herself does. If all these people need Oprah to tell them what to buy, or how to actually pick up a book and read it, why shouldn’t she make money off them?
I haven’t been able to stomach Oprah for years. I never will forget when I was channel surfing about 8 years ago and happened upon the show about Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings’ decendants and how she made the white audience members stand up and apologize for slavery.
And Chuck facial hair reminds me of monkey butts.
“The popular TV personality helps Barack Obama draw big crowds while her fans fume”
B.S. meter! Sounds like a clinton buttlicker over at the L.A SLIMES doing some damage control for the SHE-DEVIL! We all knew the stage was being set after the disastrous weeks the BEAST666 was having! THE COMEBACK KID? I think not! It's all a wet illusion by the mediaWHORES!
Well, well, well. Mighty Oprah has struck out!
What price Oprah? (Oprah causes blacklash for Obama?)
Oprah for VP pick?
Are you kidding? Her Highness of Kitsch would never go to live in the rickety old VP’s quarters. They would have to build a Palace on the Potomac for her (at taxpayer expense, of course).
Paul Wellstone. People still have his yard signs up in Minneapolis. There's some crazy folks that live there.
And his middle name “Hussein” sure doesn’t help.
I would've been thrown out of that place because I sure wouldn't do it. Of course, I wouldn't be caught dead at an Oprah taping anyway.
Oprah wouldn’t take the pay cut, so I doubt she’d ever go into politics. She’s the goddess of her domain and she’s a billionaire, so I’m baffled that she would ever jump into the mud with a bunch of POS politicians. I get the feeling that Oprah’s handlers are a lot smarter than she is, although they lost a step by ever letting her get involved with Buttcrack Hussein’s campaign.
But only a super dumb-dumb would let Oprah tell them whom to vote for for President, especially if it's Barack Saddam Hussein Bin Laden Obama!!!!
Obama is a stealth New World Order liberal-interventionist candidate of the type that brought is the "Kosovo war". This is clearly seen by his choice of foreign policy advisior, the Harvard "human rightser" genocide queen and arch-Serbophobe Samantha Power. Obama is also a good buddy of the anti-Serb liberal interventionist Joe Leiberman, and both are in with the Council on Foreign Relations imperialist crowd.
So when Oprah and Obama say that Obama is the candidate that "can bring us together", don't believe it. As with electing the openly monstrous liberal-imperialist Hillary, electing the stealth candidate Obama will only bring us more wars and other interventions on behalf of islamic conquest, and above all on behalf of the NWO elite.
“...so Im baffled that she would ever jump into the mud with a bunch of POS politicians”
No complexity here.......just complexion.
Hillary and the bald nitwit..Carville, are behind this
to make Blacks the victims of Obama’s ambition? Never
believe anything you read, when the Clintons can be the
recipient of the positive aspects of the statement? JK
Perhaps Orca Windbag (her nom de girth)...
She doesn’t care one whit whether her endorsements cause her to lose fans.
$he’$ $et for the duration.
Since Oprah was beknighted by the media as “Lady O,” does that make him “Sir O”?
Oprah would never settle for Veep, or even Prez. Oprah wants to be the Empress of the World.