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Oprah as a Presidential candidate

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5 minutes ago, Moontanman said:

Yeah, what they said, she has also asserted some pretty disparaging remarks about atheism as well. 

Not lies, she does this on national TV nearly every day... 

The truth is out there...

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25 minutes ago, Moontanman said:

Not lies, she does this on national TV nearly every day... 

What, lies?

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13 minutes ago, StringJunky said:

What, lies?

Look at twitter?

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49 minutes ago, StringJunky said:

What, lies?

IMHO woo is lies.. 

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6 minutes ago, Moontanman said:

IMHO woo is lies.. 

I would say woo is sharing an untruth that you believe to be true, and lying is telling something you know not to be true. I think the presence or not of intent to deceive is the distinction.

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1 hour ago, EdEarl said:

I've no access to her shows, and when I did have access, I didn't watch her.

Politicians and actors have similar jobs, to make fantasy seem real.

That really shouldn't be a politician's job. 

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1 minute ago, Ten oz said:

That really shouldn't be a politician's job. 

Sometimes I think we would be better off to fire them all.

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1 hour ago, StringJunky said:

I would say woo is sharing an untruth that you believe to be true, and lying is telling something you know not to be true. I think the presence or not of intent to deceive is the distinction.

 I'm not sure she shares it for any reason other than to make money... at the very least she is very easy to deceive... 

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1 hour ago, EdEarl said:

Sometimes I think we would be better off to fire them all.

In 2018 we literally have that opportunity with the house. Sadly the majority will keep their jobs. 

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On 1/18/2018 at 12:31 PM, EdEarl said:

Sometimes I think we would be better off to fire them all.

I think someone should ask Oprah, if we fired them all, how would you do it differently? Who would you replace them with?

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Let's hope whoever makes the decision is not a paranoid sociopath.

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32 minutes ago, EdEarl said:

Let's hope whoever makes the decision is not a paranoid sociopath.

Vote, because hoping isn't good enough.

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56 minutes ago, Thomasmariel said:

I think that Oprah might as well run

Can you expand on that thought a bit?

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4 minutes ago, zapatos said:

Can you expand on that thought a bit?

The presidency has already been claimed by a celebrity - Donald Trump - therefore it makes sense for Oprah to run

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11 hours ago, Thomasmariel said:

The presidency has already been claimed by a celebrity - Donald Trump - therefore it makes sense for Oprah to run

Since Trump announced he was running to now the news media has transformed into the pro/con Trump media. Trump receives more daily coverage than any politician I have ever seen. Even talk shows like Kimmel and Colbert devote there entire opening monologues to Trump. The impact is billions upon billions of dollars of free press and a political environmental where Trump can control the public narrative with a single tweet. Two years ago I very distinctly recall political conversations here in the U.S. centering around  things like what we should do regarding Assad in Syria, Russia in Crimea, contaminants in our drinking water, and etc. Today none of that stuff matters; no news but Trump news matters. Oprah Winfrey might be the only person considering running  who is famous enough to break Trump's media spell. I can't imagine CNN, FoxNews, MSNBC, or etc cutting away from a fiery panel discussing about Trump to cover some nuanced policy position Elizabeth Warren or Cory Booker released on their campaign sites. That is the one  thing, the only thing, I like about a potential run by Oprah; she would get equal time which means democrats would finally get equal time. If Oprah and Trump were both giving live speeches at the same time some networks would go with Oprah over Trump and the ones which don't would discuss her speech soon as Trump finishes. 

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"President Donald Trump described Oprah Winfrey as "very insecure" and accused her of "biased and slanted" after an interview on CBS's "60 Minutes" that addressed his presidency."

https://www.cnn.com/2018/02/19/politics/trump-oprah-60-minutes-tweet/index.html

 

As a rule of thumb Trump has a history of going after those he perceives as a threat or challenge to him. In the Primary he was most aggressive against Bush, Rubio, and Cruz but mostly ignored Kasich and Carson. Trump was highly critical of Clinton (still is) but never criticized Sanders. So think think it is worth paying attention to that Trump has chosen to get after Oprah.

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