Go home, America. (You're officially sh*tfaced).

Is Poniewozik for real?

Are any of these useful idiots chanting and waving their pink pussy hats for "Oprah 2020?"*

Never mind, don't answer that.

*Meanwhile, methinks CNN did a "find and replace" with this article: "find: Hillary" and "replace: Oprah." Gag me.

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That's the title on the wreck'd list at TOP, concerning those who don't support Oprah.

I didn't read it.

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Eagles92's picture

@gjohnsit

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@gjohnsit I can tell her "Go the fuck away!"

Oh. Wait. If I don't support her, I'm a self-hating black woman! Oh, well. I'll be that!

Diablo

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Yaldabaoth, Saklas I'm calling you. Samael. You're not alone. I said, you're not alone, in your darkness. You're not alone, baby. You're not alone. "Original Sinsuality" Tori Amos

dervish's picture

@Dark UltraValia but not for Nina Turner... funny how that works.

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"Obama promised transparency, but Assange is the one who brought it."

snoopydawg's picture

@dervish

Good one, dervish and so very true. After spending over a year ranting about sexism and misogyny, they attacked the women who accused Franklin and said all kinds of derogatory things about them. Until kos stepped in and told them to knock it off.

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America is a psyop wearing a cowboy hat

thanatokephaloides's picture

@gjohnsit

How DARE you tell a black woman what to do!

That's the title on the wreck'd list at TOP, concerning those who don't support Oprah.

I didn't read it.

You should bookmark it. As ipecac syrup is no longer available without a prescription, you can always read that Daily Kos Diary as a substitute for it! Bad

Wink

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"I say enough! If Israel wants to be the only superpower in the Middle East then they can put their own asses on the line and do it themselves. I want to continue to eat."
-- snoopydawg

thanatokephaloides's picture

@gjohnsit

How DARE you tell a black woman what to do!

That's the title on the wreck'd list at TOP, concerning those who don't support Oprah.

I just went there and looked for it. Wreck list or not, eso es desaparado.

c99 more powerful than it knows? Inquiring minds want to know! Smile

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"I say enough! If Israel wants to be the only superpower in the Middle East then they can put their own asses on the line and do it themselves. I want to continue to eat."
-- snoopydawg

@thanatokephaloides
slightly different title

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@gjohnsit

It dropped off

slightly different title

I went and took a look. The Diary doesn't even rate "ipecac in print" status. It's just a typical identity politics whine, an insult to even the most banal of artificial cheese food crapola. Smile

And all the Diary this one was a response to was saying is that maybe we need actual statesfolks in the Oval Office, rather than wHollyWeird celebrities, for a while now. (I learned that lesson after Ronald Reagan myself!)

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"I say enough! If Israel wants to be the only superpower in the Middle East then they can put their own asses on the line and do it themselves. I want to continue to eat."
-- snoopydawg

snoopydawg's picture

@thanatokephaloides

This makes 3 and two of them are in response to the first one. The OP is basically saying that people who run for president should have some type of political experience before trying to become president, but the diarist is being accused of misogyny and racism when I saw nothing of the sort in it. One person pointed that out in the 3rd diary and he's getting hammered.

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Amanda Matthews's picture

@snoopydawg

one I believe:

Oprah Winfrey Has No Business Being President

https://m.dailykos.com/stories/2018/1/8/1730760/-Oprah-Winfrey-Has-No-Bu...

Geeze! I just figured how to get ALL the bases covered. Ellen can be her tunning mate.

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I'm tired of this back-slapping "Isn't humanity neat?" bullshit. We're a virus with shoes, okay? That's all we are. - Bill Hicks

Politics is the entertainment branch of industry. - Frank Zappa

Cant Stop the Macedonian Signal's picture

@gjohnsit So choosing who to vote for is now telling that candidate not to run.
There is nothing to be done with this Orwellian mire except walk away from it.

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The part of John Edwards could easily be played by a burnt out light bulb.
--strollingone

The issue is patriotism. You've got to get back to your planet and stop the Commies. All it takes is a few good men.
--Q

Morire de cara sol.
--Jose Marti

thanatokephaloides's picture

@Cant Stop the Macedonian Signal
Nano-tweak:

So choosing who to vote for is now telling that candidate not to run.
There is nothing to be done with this Orwellian

... crock of fermenting cat feces ....

except walk away from it.

Wink

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"I say enough! If Israel wants to be the only superpower in the Middle East then they can put their own asses on the line and do it themselves. I want to continue to eat."
-- snoopydawg

Azazello's picture

Here's the Guardian article mentioned in the video: Oprah Winfrey: one of the world's best neoliberal capitalist thinkers

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mimi's picture

@Azazello
to save your life. Where is he when we need him? At least, if she became President then we would have a doctor who can attest to her mental health stability with utmost integrity. /s

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@Azazello

Oprah's name starts coming up (I think) about 20-25 minutes into this 2013 video, which begins with discussion of the Bilderberg meetings and then moves on into others, passing under the radar:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bYhWlgACP2c

Beyond Bilderberg
corbettreport

Published on 31 May 2013

SHOW NOTES AND MP3: http://www.corbettreport.com/?p=7435

The alt media has done a remarkable job of raising awareness of the Bilderberg meetings in the last few years. Now, as this year's conference gets set to kick off in Watford, UK, this year's protest is shaping up to be the largest one yet. But as hopeful as this growing Bilderberg awareness is, there is always the question: what other meetings, conferences and groups are flying under the radar while the alt media is fixated on the Bilderbergers? Join us this week on The Corbett Report as we explore what lies beyond Bilderberg.

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Psychopathy is not a political position, whether labeled 'conservatism', 'centrism' or 'left'.

A tin labeled 'coffee' may be a can of worms or pathology identified by a lack of empathy/willingness to harm others to achieve personal desires.

Lily O Lady's picture

Reddit site kossacks for sanders I saw an excellent piece by Caitlin Johnstone stating that she plans to fight against any and all neoliberal establishment candidates such as Oprah. I was the first to up vote it seemingly which seems funny doesn’t it?

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"The object of persecution is persecution. The object of torture is torture. The object of power is power. Now do you begin to understand me?" ~Orwell, "1984"

Eagles92's picture

@Lily O Lady I just saw that article myself, and poked back here to post it.

"I promise to sabotage the 2020 campaign of any establishment democrat"

I encourage everyone to join me in making this threat whenever you feel ready. America has become the central nesting space for an unelected power establishment which is threatening the existence of our entire species with ecocidal neoliberal policies and a neoconservative new cold war, and the Democratic establishment has been actively facilitating both. It is every human being’s imperative to fight these things tooth and claw lest we go the way of the dinosaur, and that means making threats and making good on them if they try to call our bluff. No matter how they try to spin it, another four years of a president who says rude things on Twitter is not worse than human extinction. Especially when he’s advancing more or less the same policies as Obama.

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Lily O Lady's picture

@Eagles92

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"The object of persecution is persecution. The object of torture is torture. The object of power is power. Now do you begin to understand me?" ~Orwell, "1984"

QMS's picture

@Lily O Lady I read your post as "we need to change the word". Was thinking which one...neoliberal, capitalist or billionaire? Ha! Spread the wealth makes it even more of a mix up in my mind. Sorry.

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mhagle's picture

@Eagles92

Where do I sign?

Thanks for the essay.

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Marilyn

Let's save the planet for our kids. Tree Hugger to the end.

Pluto's Republic's picture

@mhagle

Here's my favorite passage:

No. No no no no no no no no no. No.

No no no no no no, no no no no no no no no no no. No no no no no no? No! No no no no no no no, no no no no. No no no no no, no no no no no no no no no no.

No no. No no no.

https://medium.com/@caityjohnstone/no-234e2f5998af

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@Pluto's Republic

response any better than Johnstone did.

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I'm tired of this back-slapping "Isn't humanity neat?" bullshit. We're a virus with shoes, okay? That's all we are. - Bill Hicks

Politics is the entertainment branch of industry. - Frank Zappa

Big Al's picture

@Eagles92 party candidate even though ANY democratic party candidate will support the party's official platform supporting U.S. imperialism and the accompanying wars, regime changes, sanctions, lies and propaganda and massive military empire while she continues to rail about U.S. imperialism.
I thought she was Australian?

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hecate's picture

@Big Al
having a fist-pound about the voting. They do that in Australia, too.

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Big Al's picture

@hecate progressive vs centrist, intraparty game, again. She did the same with Sanders. She's saying people should only vote for the "right" democratic party candidate.

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Eagles92's picture

@Big Al Here's a good read: The Deep State has Digested both Trump and Sanders. Fight the Deep State.

Worth a complete read. Here's a teaser:

I do not believe that Sanders was bribed with a new $600,000 summer home as people who can’t be bothered to do ninety seconds of googling sometimes assert. I do not believe that Sanders “sold us out”; he would have to have owned us to sell us. What I absolutely do believe, with an extremely high degree of confidence, is that if Bernie had won, he’d be advancing the exact same deep state agendas that Trump is now. It wouldn’t look the same, it would have a much more lefty-looking spin on it, but America would be amassing troops in Syria and escalating tensions with Russia, just as it is right now.

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Eagles92's picture

@Big Al She's dealt with that particular criticism, which I'll add here once I can dig it up (or, if anyone else has it bookmarked, please feel free).

I'm not entirely sure where she now stands on duopoly candidates who happen not to be "establishment." I think I've posted at some point (likely as a comment, not an essay) a few links illustrating her painful epiphany re: Bernie -- so I suspect she now sees the bigger picture. She may end up another sell-out (see: Sarah Silverman, etc.), but we'll see. For now, at least, she's amplifying a worthwhile message.

YMMV, and I welcome the discussion.

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@Eagles92

"I will find every scrap of dirt I can find to help ruin your campaign."

Extremely Inconvenient Photos For Oprah If She Decides To Run For President

Harvey has repeatedly told his team and friends that Oprah called him earlier this week and said he needed to speak out and defend himself, and when he did she would be right there supporting him. We’re told Harvey has said a number of powerful people have called to voice support, but he singled out Oprah over and over.

Oops. It's going to be hard to explain this.

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America is a psyop wearing a cowboy hat

Eagles92's picture

@snoopydawg That's FAKE NEWS, dont'cha know? And a vast right-wing conspiracy! But Vlad thanks you for your loyalty!

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@snoopydawg @snoopydawg Her managed to do the deflect, combined with the Herbots ability to overlook any inconsistencies. I'm sure Oprah and her legion will do the same.
EDIT: that is to say as long as Oprah understands it’s stil HER turn. If she dares run without Her blessing, All bets are off.

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Big Al's picture

President of the United States. But first you have to become a ultra neoliberal capitalist billionaire willing to seek riches on the backs of millions and billions across the planet. Then and only then will you qualify to become the President."

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thanatokephaloides's picture

@Big Al

"You can do anything you want Sally, even become President of the United States. But first you have to become a ultra neoliberal capitalist billionaire willing to seek riches on the backs of millions and billions across the planet.

"Which you can only demonstrate by successfully doing just that."

Then and only then will you qualify to become the President."

Wink

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"I say enough! If Israel wants to be the only superpower in the Middle East then they can put their own asses on the line and do it themselves. I want to continue to eat."
-- snoopydawg

Citizen Of Earth's picture

Oprah Winfrey for President: Have We All Gone Bonkers?
https://theintercept.com/2018/01/08/oprah-winfrey-president-2020-trump/

Bottom line for me is she has no political experience and so will lean heavily on the Dems to lead her -- think neoliberal scum Pelosi/Schumer ugh.

But hey, you get a car! And you get a car!

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Donnie The #ShitHole Douchebag. The Douchebag Who Would Be King.

Lily O Lady's picture

@Citizen Of Earth

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"The object of persecution is persecution. The object of torture is torture. The object of power is power. Now do you begin to understand me?" ~Orwell, "1984"

mimi's picture

for President. There is almost no access to her compound on the island and very few people know where exactly it is. And the Hawaiian island will be or is owned already by the deep state and the Media and Wall Street oligarchs.

I miss the next big show on TeeVee: "Who wants to be President?" It's clear that only two categories of people will win: the very, very rich media celebrities or the very, very good con-artist schmoozers, the comeback kids, the little guy from nowhere with the funny name, or the from rags to riches self-made media empresses.

The next big media show on TeeVee will be: "Who is the biggest loser on paradise island?"

Oh well, they are really good in one thing: Destroying everything.

Kaputt beyond FUBAR.

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QMS's picture

the celebrity apprentice, a trump reality game show? Or is this just politics?

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Song of the lark's picture

Super delegate magnet? Can't wait for the nominee to be given a lock before the primaries even start. Ohh nos. yogi Berra comes to mind. It ain't over till the fat lady...

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QMS's picture

@Song of the lark it's all said and done before the big boned woman even burps

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dervish's picture

@QMS like that, which is why nominees are hand-picked by VIPs like Saban and Soros. They own the Dem. party, not us.

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"Obama promised transparency, but Assange is the one who brought it."

QMS's picture

@dervish they don't own us. notatall. Wink

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