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    Oh actually I can't find the no to maybe bit, I am sure I saw it there following all the media fizz over her golden globe award speech. Such examples of the buzz was.. https://www.dailywire.com/news/25500...nt-joseph-curl or ... Google

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    Quote Originally posted by Fred Steeves View Post
    Haven't seen that, but I'm not at all surprised. My sense is the overall general strategy is to wait until even the hillsides start begging her to run, and she would thus "grudgingly" do so. Out of duty to country of course, always out of duty to country...

    Then again as always, we shall see.
    This is just my opinion of course, but her statement that running or being POTUS was not in her DNA pretty much says she is self-aware enough to recognize that she is 'popular' but that it doesn't translate into qualifications for what should be one of the world's more demanding jobs.
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    The only qualification for US President is:

    ability to follow orders.

    ...Oprah may not be able to do that.
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    Oprah appeals to the common man and more to the common woman who feel for some f'd up reason that she represents them.

    She is purely a product of the corporate age. And although lovely in her own way, she must, in order to appeal to the zeitgeist, if nothing else, reduce everything to simple mythologies that ignore the role of the military industrial complex, and top down class war. Her golden globe award speech put me off.

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    Quote Originally posted by Octopus Garden View Post
    Her golden globe award speech put me off.
    Me as well, she came off ready to take up the sword and lead a crusade. I'll bet you a nickel the hard Left would take up that sword with her and follow as blindly and fiercely as the deplorables follow Trump.

    I can see the banners waving now: "Something Must Be Done!"
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    Quote Originally posted by Fred Steeves View Post
    Me as well, she came off ready to take up the sword and lead a crusade. I'll bet you a nickel the hard Left would take up that sword with her and follow as blindly and fiercely as the deplorables follow Trump.

    I can see the banners waving now: "Something Must Be Done!"
    Instead of using the mantra “Hope” like Obummer, Oppie would use “Cope”
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    We go down these paths and then wonder how we got there.


    It used to be Christians eschewed voting because it was beneath their spiritual goals and way of life.

    It used to be Christians valued having enough and not pursuing or flaunting wealth. Now we have the Prosperity Doctrine.

    And Christians highly active in politics.

    Our VP says he's Christian, Conservative, and Republican, in that order. That doesn't sound like someone who puts the Constitution first to me.


    There's always a backlash. An Oprah backlash would not be a good thing. And people are continuing to fail to acknowledge their role in bringing us down these paths.

    We champion someone like Sarah Palin who quit when the going got tough, blamed the liberal media, ran for VP with no experience, spoke in word salads, and more.

    And yet we're shocked when we find ourselves with a President who speaks in word salads, has no experience, fills our agencies with people with no experience, or simply fails to fill positions, and more.

    The people who have been championing smaller, more efficient government keep choosing people who don't even know how to do it in the first place.

    Every successful President has surrounded himself with experts in what they do. This one says he doesn't need experts. He's his own best expert.


    And because we don't collectively know how to take responsibility, we continue to play the blame game.

    And if this is what most people are doing, it matters. We don't live in a vacuum sealed bubble where we're removed from the mainstream. We have to deal with it as it is in order to change it.



    I personally believe that we've inadvertently found the cure to the malaise in voting. People are going to be running for office and voting in record numbers. It should be quite interesting.

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    Quote Originally posted by Fred Steeves View Post
    Me as well, she came off ready to take up the sword and lead a crusade. I'll bet you a nickel the hard Left would take up that sword with her and follow as blindly and fiercely as the deplorables follow Trump.

    I can see the banners waving now: "Something Must Be Done!"
    Hey Fred,

    That would be a good test to see 'another' difference between the two factions. All I can say is, I hope not...if so, then even the 'symbolic' differences would mean less. It will be interesting, but honestly, my money is on the 'smarter' and less regimented reps
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