Oprah gets temporary pass from under the bus to boost Obama's ratings — um, do a White House Christmas special

by CynthiaYockey on December 13, 2009

About the time that Oprah’s Dec. 13 ABC White House Christmas special with Barack and Michelle Obama was announced a couple of weeks ago, a tabloid newspaper ran a story about how puzzled and hurt Oprah was that even though she got Obama selected and elected as president, Obama would not accept her calls and had shifted the blame to Michelle. Imagine — Oprah was under the bus!

However, also about that time, Obama’s Rasmussen approval rating sank to -15 and hasn’t gone above -10 since. In fact, today (12/12/09), Obama’s approval rating hit a new low of -16:

Obama approval rating of -16 on 12/12/09 is a new low for his presidency.

Obama approval rating of -16 on 12/12/09 is a new low for his presidency.

I’m sure it was just a happy coincidence that Obama could re-ignite Oprah’s dreams of political power and influence by calling her out from under the bus — which I bet is only temporary, but which she thinks is the correction of a huge, inadvertent mistake — to use her popularity to raise his own.

If it doesn’t work — and probably even if it does — it’s going to be back under the bus for Oprah– until the next time Obama finds her useful.

How is Obama able to use and double-cross people so consistently and yet his marks always seem surprised when he does it to them?

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  • Because they’re stupid?
    Because they WANT to believe in magic? Particularly that which is generated by Obama?
    Because they have no other choice – they hitched their entire being to the star that they thought Obama was, and so don’t have a self-sufficient back-up plan.
    .-= Linda F´s last blog ..What Your Tattoo Location Says About You =-.

  • They go back for the exact same reason battered wives return to their abusers.

    Oh, did you see that Houston, Texas seems to have elected a lesbian to the Mayor slot? Annise Parker, a fiscally conservative Democrat. Imagine that. Houston. Yankees and the people of the west and east coasts like to talk about how backwards Texas is but Houston is the first major city in America to do such a thing, not Los Angeles or New York, Houston. While I’m not persactly an expert on the gay culture, Houston has the Montrose District, which is well known as a center of such culture.

    • Peter,

      Yes, I’ve noticed Annise Parker’s election in the headlines. I’ll have to look into it to see if I have anything worthwhile to say.

      Cynthia

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