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Why Obama, Michelle, are Oprah show guests on Wednesday
Chicago Sun-Times ^ | 4/25/2011 | Lynn Sweet

Posted on 04/26/2011 5:58:46 AM PDT by KeyLargo

The scoop from Washington

Why Obama, Michelle, are Oprah show guests on Wednesday By Lynn Sweet on April 25, 2011

WASHINGTON--President Obama and First Lady Michelle fly to Chicago on Wednesday afternoon to tape an Oprah Winfrey show, and White House Press Secretary Jay Carney was asked Monday why the First Couple agreed to the interview.

"Her show is coming to a conclusion of a -- of a terrific run," said Carney of Winfrey's decision to fold the show this year after 25 years.

"And I think, as you know, he considers Oprah a friend and he looks forward to being on the show with the first lady."


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; Politics/Elections; US: Illinois
KEYWORDS: campaignappearance; celebrity; chicago; equaltime; obama; obama2012; oprah; show
WHO IS PAYING FOR THIS AIR FORCE ONE FLIGHT? OPRAH?

Posted By Greta Van Susteren On April 25, 2011 @ 17:21 In Greta Notes

http://gretawire.blogs.foxnews.com/who-is-paying-for-this-air-force-one-flight-oprah/print/

1 posted on 04/26/2011 5:58:48 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: KeyLargo

Oprah you can’t polish a turd.


2 posted on 04/26/2011 6:04:37 AM PDT by TheCause ("that these United Colonies are, and of right ought to be, free and independent States")
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To: KeyLargo

Perhaps he’ll show his birth certificate!


3 posted on 04/26/2011 6:05:32 AM PDT by FES0844
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To: KeyLargo

I’m sure Oprah will NOT be paying for the flight. Just like she doesn’t pay when she gives away 200 Pontiacs. The “winners” of those cars are stuck with tax, title and license while Oprah simply gives Pontiac a couple of on air mentions.


4 posted on 04/26/2011 6:06:03 AM PDT by albie
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To: KeyLargo
Why Obama, Michelle, are Oprah show guests on Wednesday

Three blatant racists all at the same time . . . how lucky we are. I haven't paid attention to Doprah for many many years . . . she's a racist and a hypocrite and those two grifters living in our White House fit very well on her show . . . It's too bad, though, that we taxpayers have to foot the bill to get the deadbeats to her studio.

5 posted on 04/26/2011 6:07:48 AM PDT by laweeks
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To: KeyLargo

Last time, Oprah labeled 0bama “The One.” So, is she going to dub him “The One More Time?”


6 posted on 04/26/2011 6:08:35 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Imagine.... a world without islam.)
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To: albie

I would gladly take a free car even if I was responsible for tax title and license. I am no fan of Oprah, but I won’t scoff at free large ticket gifts.


7 posted on 04/26/2011 6:08:54 AM PDT by ilgipper
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To: KeyLargo

Wasn’t Mochelle just recording an episode of The View last week when her flight almost overran the C-17 on the way back.


8 posted on 04/26/2011 6:12:07 AM PDT by jaydubya2
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To: KeyLargo; All

Hey Barack Hussein Obama (Song)

http://www.khow.com/pages/boyles.html?article=8485316

Hit the “play button”, you won’t be disappointed!!!


9 posted on 04/26/2011 6:17:29 AM PDT by Hotlanta Mike (TeaNami)
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To: jaydubya2
Desperate attempts by the puppet masters to preserve the Black hegemony, the Chocolate Borgias. Oprah and Obama, what a match made in heaven, a life of nothing and life of talking about life of nothings. I am so looking forward to election night Nov 6th, 2012 the wailing and gnashing of teeth coming from Grant Park will be biblical.
10 posted on 04/26/2011 6:17:42 AM PDT by pburgh01
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To: ilgipper

“I would gladly take a free car...”

...absolutely! The perception of these giveaways is that Oprah ponies up the bucks for her viewers. She does give up a few minutes of air time, but she’s not shelling out of pocket cash either. It’s an Oprah win win.


11 posted on 04/26/2011 6:18:09 AM PDT by albie
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To: KeyLargo

How about that VILONIA, Ark. tornado last night zero? Three dead, town almost obliterated. Dozens missing. Four dead elsewhere in Ark. More tornados expected today. Where’s our Hope Obama?


12 posted on 04/26/2011 6:19:58 AM PDT by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: Hotlanta Mike

13 posted on 04/26/2011 6:26:54 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: albie

“Just like she doesn’t pay when she gives away 200 Pontiacs. The “winners” of those cars are stuck with tax, title and license while Oprah simply gives Pontiac a couple of on air mentions.”

I dislike Oprah as much as anyone, but sniping about her acts of generosity is silly. Whoever pays for what the audience gets in terms of gifts, the audience gets the gift. Oprah had a hand in it. I give Oprah credit for that one.

And as for complaining about tax and title... are you serious? Give me any new car, even a complete piece of crap like an Obama Motors Volt, and I’ll deal with tax and title. I won’t complain for a second.


14 posted on 04/26/2011 6:27:26 AM PDT by brownsfan (I miss the America I grew up in.)
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To: KeyLargo

Any appearance on a TV or radio show that is so outwardly Pro Obama should be considered a paid political advertisment and subject to FEC and FCC rules.


15 posted on 04/26/2011 6:37:20 AM PDT by trumandogz
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To: KeyLargo
"Her show is coming to a conclusion of a -- of a terrific run," said Carney of Winfrey's decision to fold the show this year after 25 years.

Why sure, don't you remember when President Kennedy appeared on I Love Luci? And President Reagan doing an appearance on M*A*S*H? Oprah.... 25 years of dumbing down the American public... and glorifying and enriching Oprah.

16 posted on 04/26/2011 6:47:30 AM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: KeyLargo

I read a couple of weeks ago that Oprah isn’t going to endorse or campaign for Obama in ‘12. Not that she won’t vote for him and do what she can privately, but apparently the ‘08 venture hurt her ratings. Her new channel is struggling. She can’t afford the exposure.


17 posted on 04/26/2011 6:49:14 AM PDT by EDINVA
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To: brownsfan

The problem is that it has the “feel” of the elite throwing alms to the “little people”. Is everyone (actually ANYONE) in the audience so poor and downtrodden that they need a gift from Oprah like mana from heaven? I doubt it. The whole screaming and fainting and jumping is so school-girlish and childish. It’s mindless group dynamics, like a Justin Beiber concert. If Oprah wanted to really help, scour the list of homeless shelters in Chicago. Find out women with children who have no transport and get give THEM 200 cars, with tax/title/insurance paid for, and gas for a year. That would help people, not those who may or may not need a car for the kid going off to college.


18 posted on 04/26/2011 6:51:25 AM PDT by Clock King (Ellisworth Toohey was right: My head's gonna explode.)
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To: KeyLargo

Wonder if Mooochelle got over Barry & Oprah sharing his birthday together in Chicago while she trotted of some place.


19 posted on 04/26/2011 6:53:38 AM PDT by bjorn14 (Woe to those who call good evil and evil good. Isaiah 5:20)
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To: brownsfan
A friend of mines daughter won a new Mini Cooper valued at $20,000. The tax she was going to have to pay was near $10,000. She was offered the car or $10,000. She took the money but probably lost half of that in taxes.
20 posted on 04/26/2011 6:54:09 AM PDT by Hotmetal (Live your life to the fullest with no regrets.)
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To: TheCause

opie should know... she is the queen turdess.

LLS


21 posted on 04/26/2011 6:54:57 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (WOLVERINES!!!)
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To: Hotmetal

“A friend of mines daughter won a new Mini Cooper valued at $20,000. The tax she was going to have to pay was near $10,000. She was offered the car or $10,000. She took the money but probably lost half of that in taxes.”

Ok, but that’s not Oprah’s fault. I don’t know the particulars, but I do know the tax liability on winnings is high. But if you say you’ll give me something worth $20k that I’ll owe $10k in taxes on, bring it on. In fact, you can give me as many of those deals as you like, and I won’t complain!

My point is, Oprah is racist and she picked a side in the 2008 election, but in previous elections she had refused to pick sides. For that, among other things, I find her to be disgusting. But to complain about non issues sort of seems silly.


22 posted on 04/26/2011 7:00:51 AM PDT by brownsfan (I miss the America I grew up in.)
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To: laweeks

Oprah used to attend Jeremiah Wright’s racist “church” as well.


23 posted on 04/26/2011 2:59:28 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (The biggest waste of brainpower is to want to change something that's not changeable. -Albert Brooks)
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To: KeyLargo

Knock knock,Nobody cares.


24 posted on 04/26/2011 3:03:18 PM PDT by fatima (Free Hugs Today:))
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To: a fool in paradise
Do you have any scientific data you can cite that indicate pit bulls are more dangerous than other breeds of dog?

Are you serious? Do you think they're just little fluffy dogs with widdle temper problems????? I guess you don't get newspapers, watch news, or stay up to date . . . Sorry!

25 posted on 04/26/2011 3:09:36 PM PDT by laweeks
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To: KeyLargo

Free campaign publicity.


26 posted on 04/26/2011 3:14:32 PM PDT by jersey117
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To: laweeks

Your pull quote and response do not match up with my post. Wrong thread perhaps?


27 posted on 04/27/2011 11:14:06 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (The biggest waste of brainpower is to want to change something that's not changeable. -Albert Brooks)
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