Oprah for President?


Fox News gave the idea of an Oprah run for President in 2020 prominent play this evening, and why not? Trump’s dark-horse candidacy proved that anyone with ultra-high name recognition has an automatic ticket into the primaries.  Oprah’s ostensible qualifications for the office, such as they are, got a boost from the inspirational speech she gave in accepting a Golden Globe achievement award the other night. Her theme was the empowerment of women, and there’s no doubt this charged topic is playing well ever since women declared all-out war a couple of months ago on the Harvey Weinsteins of the world.

For perspective, and because politically liberal ideas are so seldom featured on this page, I offer the thoughts of one of my closest friends, Cynthia Robins, a former reporter and columnist for the San Francisco Examiner. Cynthia is an astute observer of the current scene as well as an inveterate, unapologetic liberal. I came across this post from her on my Facebook page, which can take on a life of its own even in my absence, sometimes for months.  She wrote as follows:

‘Lazy Man’s Fix’

So Oprah has, over night, become a presidential candidate. People, get over yourselves! We already did that. See how THAT worked out. Donald Trump, anyone? Not that Oprah isn’t smart And her heart isn’t full and bleeding for the little guys like women, people of color and those disenfranchised by the Trump mob. But: She is the lazy man’s quick fix for an enterprise which demands experienced leaders who started in the trenches of public service and who understand what governance in this country really means. Not based on showing off her wealth by giving away cars to 150 people at a crack or electrifying an audience of Hollywood celebrities with a stemwinder speech, preaching to choir, as it were. Are we so bereft as a nation of careful thought, consideration and rational temper, to jump on the first shiny, noisy thing that presents an alternative to the shithole we’ve dug ourselves with our despicably dim celebrity president? Think people. Don’t just react. THINK. A vote is a terrible thing to waste.

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none January 9, 2018, 10:58 am

Here are the average growth rates for each president since World War II:

Johnson (1964-68), 5.3 percent
Kennedy (1961-63), 4.3 percent
Clinton (1993-2000), 3.9 percent
Reagan (1981-88), 3.5 percent
Carter (1977-80), 3.3 percent
Eisenhower (1953-60), 3 percent
Nixon (1969-74), 2.8 percent
Ford (1975-76), 2.6 percent
G.H.W. Bush (1989-92), 2.3 percent
G.W. Bush (2001-08), 2.1 percent
Truman (1946-52), 1.7 percent
Obama (2009-16), 1.6 percent
Average Monthly Optimism Sets All-Time Record In 2017 charts inserted, since we have the recent data of the Obama era, the markets seeing just type of improvement is a major tide turn.
“So many think it cannot get much worst so a change is due”, markets ‘discount’.

none January 9, 2018, 6:43 am

It continues as always, and as always politics has nothing what so ever to do with market investment shorter and longer term trends.

The mast that politics continues to wear is as old as the oldest government ever formed. The meaning for another to do good work for others is as old as the world has turned ‘counter clockwise’.

The wealthy are ‘all in’, and have little or no place to go and the over balance towards wealth has led towards painting the mast just another color of the rainbow for the many to look the other way.

Rich Man, Poor Man,
Beggar Man, Thief,
Doctor, Lawyer, (or “Merchant”)
Indian Chief

The wealthy are at odds and the very reason such high profile wealthy persons are being place in high profile jobs and leadership roles of government are the affect towards the cause. The trend has deeply change far more than so many can think.

…holding the line….has been the order of the day and continues to be. The trend for the last 3 to 4 major elections have all had the same undercurrent towards ‘change’ for, ‘We The People’ and that is the power base to change power from federal government towards the state governments.

Each pass candidate elected have all been the same with each having a different mask to achieve such a goal, each past candidate that has won has ‘failed’.

Any, new election will do so the same with the same ‘failed results’.

Trends change once others lost confidence in the trend in place.

America is upon a changing tide as great as its 1st revolution, and Miss Oprah with a phony bologna name as she had created should be a bacon of light towards failure as an atom bomb.

Her failure towards the ‘peoples desires’ will be as all those before.

America is entering a major Commodity Boom dead ahead, this is the real important ‘trend change’ that has taken place.

John Jay January 8, 2018, 8:28 pm


The predictable result of an Electorate with the intellect of 8 year olds, down from the 12 year old intellects of yesteryear!
This is the logical end to the pervasive “Cult of the Celebrity” this sad country has been immersed in for the last 100 years!
Pro sports for the 8-year-old “Boys”, TMZ for the 8-year-old “Girls”.
A Brett Favre/Oprah ticket would be swept into power by a landslide!

There is no way out, there is no happy ending to this story!
As always, the solution is to make enough money that will enable you to stride with proud disdain through the Idiocracy, and enjoy a privileged existence!


John January 8, 2018, 7:49 pm

I don’t disagree with the lady but, like most Leftoids, she has to make her point in a rough and crude manner. (BTW Rick, your work is always a pleasure to read).

Raphael January 8, 2018, 7:36 pm

alex jones of infowars analysis is extraordinarily entertaining with an element of hardcore truth to it.


[Editor’s note: The link is to a video, Alex Jones Reviews the Hateful Golden Globe Awards.]

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