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What price Oprah? (Oprah causes backlash against Obama?)
LA Times ^ | December 28, 2007 | TINA DAUNT

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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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: obama; ophrah; oprah
Backlash? That may be, but I do not think Obama would have gotten the bounce he did without her support.

Also the number of threads and views are not that big a deal over the time.

1 posted on 12/28/2007 12:49:43 PM PST by Anti-Bubba182
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To: Anti-Bubba182

ANY publicity is GOOD publicity.


2 posted on 12/28/2007 12:54:32 PM PST by Old Sarge (This tagline in memory of FReeper 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub)
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To: Anti-Bubba182
Another said: "Do you really know Barack Hussein Obama?

Only a conservative would refer to the Hussein in his name.

3 posted on 12/28/2007 12:57:00 PM PST by Tamar1973 (Riding the Korean Wave, one recipe at a time http://www.youtube.com/Tamar1973)
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To: Anti-Bubba182

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.


4 posted on 12/28/2007 12:58:08 PM PST by Larry Lucido (Hunter 2008)
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To: Anti-Bubba182

Hillary’s sycophants are pissed!


5 posted on 12/28/2007 1:01:04 PM PST by Rudder
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To: Tamar1973
Only a conservative would refer to the Hussein in his name.

Or one of Hillary's flying monkeys who is trying to recover her position as the presumptive 'Rat nominee.

6 posted on 12/28/2007 1:01:38 PM PST by KarlInOhio (Government is the hired help - not the boss. When politicians forget that they must be fired.)
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To: Tamar1973
I think so too or possibly it was a Clinton operative.

The backlash could be real, but where was Obama before oprah? The backlash factor is most likely to hurt a frontrunner.

7 posted on 12/28/2007 1:02:22 PM PST by Anti-Bubba182
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To: Anti-Bubba182

Perhaps Orpah (her birth name) should consider giving away cars at the rallies........


8 posted on 12/28/2007 1:02:36 PM PST by Red Badger ( We don't have science, but we do have consensus.......)
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To: Larry Lucido

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.


9 posted on 12/28/2007 1:04:04 PM PST by digger48
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To: Larry Lucido

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.


10 posted on 12/28/2007 1:04:26 PM PST by Excuse_My_Bellicosity (Oh, the huge manatee!!!)
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To: Old Sarge

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.


11 posted on 12/28/2007 1:04:41 PM PST by RedRover (DefendOurMarines.com)
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To: Tamar1973

Exactly. There are a lot of fishbowl articles that get posted on FR that aren’t really reporting actual news, just baseless speculation.


12 posted on 12/28/2007 1:08:06 PM PST by GraniteStateConservative (...He had committed no crime against America so I did not bring him here...-- Worst.President.Ever.)
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To: Anti-Bubba182

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.


13 posted on 12/28/2007 1:08:37 PM PST by DoughtyOne (< fence >< sound immigration policies >< /weasles >< /RINOs >< /Reagan wannabees that are liberal >)
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To: Tamar1973

Your saying that Hillary is a conservative?


14 posted on 12/28/2007 1:11:57 PM PST by rocksblues (Just enforce the law!)
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To: Anti-Bubba182
backlash is real....thinking about that grandiose love fest/ campaign rally / funeral for the dead Senator from Minnesota...I don’t even remember his name...
15 posted on 12/28/2007 1:15:40 PM PST by cherry
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To: Anti-Bubba182

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?


16 posted on 12/28/2007 1:20:18 PM PST by CharentonChina
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To: Anti-Bubba182

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.


17 posted on 12/28/2007 1:22:42 PM PST by mtbopfuyn (I think the border is kind of an artificial barrier - San Antonio councilwoman Patti Radle)
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To: Anti-Bubba182
Lemme see here:

“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!

18 posted on 12/28/2007 1:25:11 PM PST by RoseofTexas
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To: Anti-Bubba182
I think she's causing more of a backlash against herself than against Obama. Still, her endorsement hasn't had benefited Obama nearly as much as one might expect, given her popularity.

I, for one, am pleasantly surprised that even Democrat voters haven't entirely bought into the Cult of Oprah.
19 posted on 12/28/2007 1:25:39 PM PST by The Pack Knight (Duty, Honor, Country.)
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To: Anti-Bubba182

Well, well, well. Mighty Oprah has struck out!


20 posted on 12/28/2007 1:31:12 PM PST by Palladin (Cackle..cackle..cackle. Hillary laid another egg.)
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To: Anti-Bubba182

What price Oprah? (Oprah causes blacklash for Obama?)


21 posted on 12/28/2007 1:32:16 PM PST by nyyankeefan
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To: Anti-Bubba182

Oprah for VP pick?


22 posted on 12/28/2007 1:34:59 PM PST by sevenbak (Wise men still seek Him.)
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To: sevenbak

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).


23 posted on 12/28/2007 1:38:54 PM PST by Palladin (Cackle..cackle..cackle. Hillary laid another egg.)
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To: Anti-Bubba182
When people listen to Rush, they are sycophants of the lowest order. Yet, when they listen to Oprah, they are “enlightened.” Maybe some of the veneer will rub off of both Oprah and Barak as people begin to think for themselves. As admirable as Oprah’s life is in her rise to fame and fortune, her cult of personality, or anyone’s for that matter, is rarely a positive thing in national politics.
24 posted on 12/28/2007 1:43:06 PM PST by JoshM99
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To: Anti-Bubba182
I think so too or possibly it was a Clinton operative.

Yes, I smell flying monkeys all over this too, her highness broomstick has no platform or agenda and her modus operandi is pure smear. Always has, always will.
25 posted on 12/28/2007 1:45:12 PM PST by BerryDingle (With friends like the media, who needs enemas ?)
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To: cherry
backlash is real....thinking about that grandiose love fest/ campaign rally / funeral for the dead Senator from Minnesota...I don’t even remember his name...

Paul Wellstone. People still have his yard signs up in Minneapolis. There's some crazy folks that live there.

26 posted on 12/28/2007 1:50:01 PM PST by mplsconservative
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To: RedRover

And his middle name “Hussein” sure doesn’t help.


27 posted on 12/28/2007 1:51:36 PM PST by Excuse_My_Bellicosity (Oh, the huge manatee!!!)
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To: mtbopfuyn
and how she made the white audience members stand up and apologize for slavery.

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.

28 posted on 12/28/2007 1:54:35 PM PST by Excuse_My_Bellicosity (Oh, the huge manatee!!!)
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To: Palladin

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.


29 posted on 12/28/2007 1:59:17 PM PST by Excuse_My_Bellicosity (Oh, the huge manatee!!!)
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To: Anti-Bubba182; kronos77; Bokababe; FormerLib
Oprah is a BIG NOTHING!!!! Lots of dumb-dumbs (mostly women) let her tell them which books to read and which movies to see.

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.

30 posted on 12/28/2007 2:12:50 PM PST by Honorary Serb (Kosovo is Serbia! Free Srpska! Abolish ICTY!)
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To: Excuse_My_Bellicosity

“...so I’m baffled that she would ever jump into the mud with a bunch of POS politicians”
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No complexity here.......just complexion.


31 posted on 12/28/2007 2:17:05 PM PST by Roccus (..........................FOR RENT......................)
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To: Rudder

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


32 posted on 12/28/2007 2:37:49 PM PST by sanjacjake
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To: Red Badger
Perhaps Orpah (her birth name)...

Perhaps Orca Windbag (her nom de girth)...

33 posted on 12/28/2007 3:14:28 PM PST by Socratic (“Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow; it empties today of its strength.” - Corrie Ten Boom)
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To: Anti-Bubba182
Oprah’s in “love.”

She doesn’t care one whit whether her endorsements cause her to lose fans.

$he’$ $et for the duration.

34 posted on 12/28/2007 3:17:22 PM PST by bannie
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To: Anti-Bubba182

Since Oprah was beknighted by the media as “Lady O,” does that make him “Sir O”?


35 posted on 12/28/2007 3:27:09 PM PST by Rte66
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To: Excuse_My_Bellicosity

Oprah would never settle for Veep, or even Prez. Oprah wants to be the Empress of the World.


36 posted on 12/29/2007 1:21:18 PM PST by Palladin (Cackle..cackle..cackle. Hillary laid another egg.)
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