A while ago I was trying to explain the differences between being RICH and Having Power. Oprah is indeed Super RICH but how Powerful is she really.
This election may give clarity to what i was trying to argue during many discussions I have had over the years… The latest critiques/ slack the Lady O is taking is for her decision to have Gov Sarah Palin on her show until after the November election.
I notice that how absent Oprah’s been at least in the political sphere, since she endorsed Obama for president. Suddenly, she says little and stays clear of the election subject altogether. I suspected that something was up and that she had heard a great deal from her prime constituency: White Middle Class Women and those who inspired to be like or at the very least enjoy the life style that these women enjoy.
The saddest thing I saw during the DNC convention in Denver was Oprah having an emotional moment during Obama’s acceptance speech to the presidency. The date and time was loaded with subtexts, one being the 45th Anniversary of the famous MLK Jr.’s I have a dream speech on the Mall in Washington. Oprah was in tears way up high in the stadium with friends consoling her.
I wonder how many of her White Women fans would want to know that Oprah.
Now, it seems there is this sick joke that being played on Women. White Women in particular with this Palin character as the VP on the RNC presidential ticket. The subplot is that Karl Rove (Satan’s Cursed Child), is at it again. He is the mastermind behind this picking Palin to be McCain running mate. The RNC is gambling on Women supporters of Hillary, the PUMA (Party Unity My Ass) and the so called Reagan Democrats crowds to vote Republican come November. I must say that I am afraid that he is so far to be succeeding. The choosing of Palin is to galvanize many among them the Oprah followers of Oprah. How long before these women demand of Oprah to bring Palin on as a guest of her show. The media is playing along in pushing and remaking Sarah Palin palatable for most Americans who are still for one reason or another can bring themselves to vote for Obama.
This is a perfect example between being RICH and being POWERFUL: Oprah is RICH but Karl Rove is POWERFUL!
It may be naive and simple of me but RACE is the issue why these folks would rather use the flimsiest of excuse to justify their true reason for not Voting Democratic this coming election.
Yes I am talking about far too many Whites and their affiliates who rather slash their own wrists than ever voted a black man for president.
Now I wonder how long will it take before the ratings for The Oprah Show to start to dwindle. Her standing as media maven diminished, her magazine folded and eventually reduce to mere footnote in American media history.
I hope Oprah is as smart as she has proven to be and has started making plans for what could be the beginning of her erasure in the american cultural landscape.