Colman: OPRAH FOR PRESIDENT

We live in great times.  We have a possible Democrat candidate for President that has almost never uttered a word about domestic or foreign policy—other to say she believe Hillary Clinton and loved the openly bigoted Barack Obama.  But, she is black, a woman and rich—so why not run for President?

All one can say is this:  If the best efforts of the Republican Party produce Donald Trump as president and the best efforts of the Democratic Party produce Oprah Winfrey as president, it‘s time to become an expatriate. 

That is the view of many who have made politics a career—the Schumer’s, Browns and Kamala Harris’s of the world.  I bet Elizabeth Warren is really upset—lying for years, whining, crying and pretending to a native American, hating this country, apologist for terrorists and a supporter of junk science—for all that, Oprah, if she runs, gets the Democrat nomination.

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OPRAH FOR PRESIDENT

By Richard Colman, California Political News and Views,  1/12/18

In the fall of 2012, this writer responded to a local newspaper’s request about voting for president. 

The choices of the major parties then were Barack Obama, a Democrat, and Mitt Romney, a Republican. 

As a joke, this writer suggested something different. 

“What this country needs,” this writer stated, “is a black president, a woman president, and a person who knows how to make money — all rolled into one candidacy.  Where are you, Oprah Winfrey?” 

On Jan. 7, 2018, Ms. Winfrey gave a fiery speech at the Golden Globe Awards in Hollywood.  She said:  “We . . . know it’s the insatiable dedication to uncovering the absolute truth that keeps us from turning a blind eye to corruption and to injustice.” 

The idea that Oprah might be the Democratic Party’s choice for president reveals the intellectual poverty of the Democrats. 

What are Oprah’s views on defense, international trade, law enforcement, inflation, government spending, taxation, transportation, housing, and many other issues?  No one knows. 

However, there is one thing that people can say about Oprah:  She made her money, about $3 billion worth, on her own.  There were no parents to help her achieve what she accomplished financially.  Oprah is probably the most famous woman in America and probably the most liked.  She’s now a special correspondent for “60 Minutes.” 

But wait! 

What can we say about the Republican Party?  In 2016, America elected a president whose views on major issues were a mystery.  This person, Donald Trump, had no experience in government.  When he started out in real estate in New York City, his father gave him $1 million. 

All one can say is this:  If the best efforts of the Republican Party produce Donald Trump as president and the best efforts of the Democratic Party produce Oprah Winfrey as president, it‘s time to become an expatriate. 

Alternatively, it might be fun to stick around as America becomes a nation ruled by celebrities, not politicians.  Has anyone forgotten Ronald Reagan or Arnold Schwarzenegger?

 

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