What a principled speech by Oprah Winfrey

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Just so admirable of her.

In my career, what I’ve always tried my best to do, whether on television or through film, is to say something about how men and women really behave. I want all the girls watching here, now, to know that a new day is on the horizon! And when that new day finally dawns, it will be because of a lot of magnificent women, many of whom are right here in this room tonight, and some pretty phenomenal men, fighting hard to make sure that they become the leaders who take us to the time when nobody ever has to say “Me too” again.

Oprah has always led by example.  She’s always tried her best to say something about how women and men should behave.

Oprah actually seems like a decent human being, grading on either the billionaire or celebrity curve.  Or compared to smart-ass bloggers.

But there’s a few things to keep in mind if you’re NBC tweeting that she’s our next President.  Even with the liberal media and Hollywood fawning over her, she’s going to get hammered with the same personal attacks Trump, Hillary and every other candidate faces.  Trump only survived because he has the hide of a rhinoceros.   Oprah’s never had to face any real criticism.  Trump’s had it all his public life.  Secondly, Trump wasn’t a celebrity who made a fortune in media from that celebrity – he was a businessman who became a celebrity from that.

Finally, that speech was piss and bubbles.  It didn’t actually say anything.  Sure, it sold to the right crowd: a room full of assholes convinced that dressing in black for one night would solve sexual harassment while awarding themselves trophies for activities while in the employ of the alleged sexual harassers.

There’s no doubt the next President will be “nice”.  Or “nice” next to Trump.  There’s no way they’re going to allow someone as unlikable as Hillary to run again for a while.  Oprah’s pandering campaign launch speech might sell in California and New York, but everyone else vomited.

 

 

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