The National Enquirer reports today that Obama has thrown Oprah under the bus and set his wife, Michelle, up to take the blame. Oprah still does not understand what her idol really is so she has fallen for his ruse, which means she’s hurt and angry with Michelle but still all gooey and starry-eyed about Obama and filled with dreams of power as her reward for choosing him as The One and making him president:
Distraught Oprah Winfrey is telling pals her “thank you” for helping Barack Obama win the presidency has been a knife in the back.
A jealous first lady has frozen the talk queen out of the White House inner circle, say insiders. “Oprah is devastated,” revealed a friend.
“She had no idea that Michelle was so jealous about the influence she had on Barack. She hated the way her husband would huddle with Oprah over strategy and jump when she called.
“The jealousy and anger was eating up Michelle. During the campaign, she vowed Oprah would not be a part of the new administration.
“Oprah had visions of being a close adviser to the president and a regular visitor to the White House. She was actually planning to redecorate the famous Lincoln bedroom, which is reserved for special guests of the first family.
“But in the first 10 months of the Obama administration, Oprah has visited the White House only twice, and one visit was for a business meeting to do an interview with Michelle for O magazine.
“And that was a disaster. Oprah arrived with her friend Gayle King, but was shocked to find Michelle cold and distant. Worse, she all but ignored Oprah and directed her attention to Gayle. It was as though Oprah wasn’t even there.”
The meeting got off to a bad start when Oprah, 55, greeted Michelle. The TV host leaned to kiss her cheek, but the first lady stepped back and extended her hand instead.
Then Michelle, 45, seemed to ignore a question Oprah asked about the Obama children, instead taking a question from an aide and then returning only to chat with Gayle again — ignoring or forgetting Oprah’s question.
By the end of the day, Oprah felt roundly snubbed.
“Since then, Oprah has tried again and again to mend the rift,” said the friend. “But she’s had no luck. Michelle has made it clear she is no longer interested in being friends with Oprah and is going to block her from access to the President.”
Why, yes, I AM quoting the National Enquirer — this kind of story is their bread-and-butter and not the kind of thing they would make up, since Oprah is super-rich and litigious when it comes to libel.
Anyway, it never gets old to see the look of surprise and shock on the faces of the people — Obama’s white grandmother, Madelyn Dunham; Obama’s pastor of 20 years, Rev. Jeremiah Wright; Obama’s first literary agent, Jane Dystel; Honduran president Manuel Zelaya — and the groups — gays, women, Jews, supporters of Israel, independents who fell for the “no new taxes for anyone who makes less than $250,000” line, and everyone who believes that prosperity comes from the government instead of incentivizing ambition and creativity by letting people keep at least half of the money they make — that Obama has thrown under the bus the instant he didn’t need them any more.
You would think that Oprah has lived and thrived in Chicago long enough to understand that Obama and his cronies are quintessential Chicago Democrats. In case there’s anyone left in the world who does not understand that now, David Kahane explained it in his July 7, 2009, column for the National Review Online on why and how Obama and the Democrats went all out to destroy Sarah Palin. Along the way, Kahane described what Obama’s Democratic Party has become and what it plans to do (boldfacing mine):
I don’t know why I’m telling you this, but maybe now you’re beginning to understand the high-stakes game we’re playing here. This ain’t John McCain’s logrolling senatorial club any more. This is a deadly serious attempt to realize the vision of the 1960s and to fundamentally transform the United States of America. This is the fusion of Communist dogma, high ideals, gangster tactics, and a stunning amount of self-loathing. For the first time in history, the patrician class is deliberately selling its own country down the river just to prove a point: that, yes, we can! This country stinks and we won’t be happy until we’ve forced you to admit it.
In other words, stop thinking of the Democratic Party as merely a political party, because it’s much more than that. We’re not just the party of slavery, segregation, secularism, and sedition. Not just the party of Aaron Burr, Boss Tweed, Richard J. Croker, Bull Connor, Chris Dodd, Richard Daley, Bill Ayers, the Reverend Jeremiah Wright, and Emperor Barack Hussein Obama II. Not just the party of Kendall “Agent 202” Myers, the State Department official recruited as a Cuban spy along with his wife during the Carter administration. Rather, think of the Democratic Party as what it really is: a criminal organization masquerading as a political party.
If you had any sense, you would start using our tactics against us. After all, you have a few lawyers on your side. Sue us. File frivolous ethics complaints against all our elected officials until, like Sarah, they go broke from defending themselves. (David Paterson would be a good place to start.) Challenge the constitutionality of BO2’s legion of fill-in-the-blank czars — none of whom have to be confirmed, or even pass a security check. (Come to think of it, neither did Barry.) Let slip your own journalistic dogs of war, assuming you have any, to find Barry’s birth certificate, his college transcripts, whether he applied to Occidental as a foreign student, and on which passport he traveled in 1981 to Pakistan with his friend Wahid Hamid, for starters.
You might also want to think about interviewing New York literary agent Jane Dystel, who a) contacted the totally unknown Obama in the wake of an adulatory New York Times piece in 1990 and b) got him a $125,000 advance for a memoir that c) he couldn’t write, even after a long sojourn in Bali, which d) got the contract canceled, whereupon e) Dystel got him $40,000 from another publisher, following which f) the book finally came out to glowing reviews and g) Obama fired her. Wouldn’t she have an interesting story to tell?
Of course, you won’t. You’re too nice, too enamored of history and tradition to realize that the rules have changed. Remember, I live and work in a town where, “Hello, he lied,” isn’t a joke; we men of the Left are perfectly comfortable lying, cheating, and stealing — hello, Senator Franken! — in order to attain and keep political power. Not for nothing is one of our mottos, “By Any Means Necessary.” You see, we’re the good guys, and for us the ends always justify the means. We are, literally, shameless, which is why Bill Clinton is now a multi-millionaire and Eliot Spitzer is already on the comeback trail.
In Saul Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals, “the fourth rule is: Make the enemy live up to their own book of rules.” This is the book that “Reset” Rodham (what ever happened to her?) and BHO II grew up reading and continue to live by. If you don’t understand that that’s the way we see you — as the enemy — then you’re too dumb to survive. Remember that for us politics is not just an avocation, or even just a job, but our life. We literally stay awake nights thinking up ways to screw you. And one of the ways we do that is by religiously observing Alinsky’s Rule No. 4.
Oprah! Because Obama is a sociopath, he sees people just as objects to be used! He tells people whatever they want to hear in exchange for their power and money with NO intention of keeping the promises he made to get them. The only emotion he really can feel is malicious glee at being able to make people jump, or kowtow. Obama used you and now he has discarded you. I believe you are a decent person, so now it’s time to return the favor to Obama and start supporting the people who are working to clean up the mess you made.
Gentle readers, just in case that doesn’t happen — or if, go figure, you are a conservative and in the habit of taking your fate into your own hands instead of waiting for the government, or anyone else, to do something for you — HillBuzz proposes another solution:
… Republicans need to give Independent and Moderate voters an excuse that lets them admit voting for Dr. Utopia was the dumbest thing they have done in a while.
We suggested this the other day, when we suggested a grassroots campaign should be started to “Blame Oprah” for all of this. We’ve found, anecdotally, here in Chicago that people are more likely to admit what a disaster Dr. Utopia is if they don’t also have to admit how stupid they are for having fallen for all of Utopia’s lies.
BUT, when we’ve suggested to these people that Oprah tricked them, and that they never would have backed Utopia if Oprah hadn’t told them to, then suddenly they speak freely about what a promise-breaking, lying, socialist embarrassment the current president is.
You might think this is ridiculous, but we swear it works. Even here in Boystown, where people were so drunk on Kool-Aid and deranged for Utopia that they once believed he really was the Second Coming. Then, they went through a period where they were quiet and disillusioned. Now, the majority of them unemployed (and never receiving any of the unicorns or stimulus money they believe they were promised), they’re starting to get angry.
What’s KEEPING them from speaking out, from taking to the streets, from having a Network “not going to take it anymore” moment, is the simple fact that they’d have to admit they were wrong first.
Republicans and conservatives would do very well to heed HillBuzz’s advice.
I doubt that Oprah sees how much this aspect of her announcement that she is ending her talk show on Sept. 9, 2011, will change her world and how she is treated, but today is the day that writers stopped being afraid of her. The dam will burst on Sept. 10, 2011. I am extremely skeptical that her announced new venture of a cable channel will succeed unless the government is her customer because she just will not have adapted to doing business under socialism yet. And for that she will have only herself to blame.
Update, 11/20/09, Fri.: Dear Smitty at The Other McCain asks if Oprah is clearing her schedule to run for national office.