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Uncle Bill
06-05-2012, 04:19 PM
Most of us know she left the network and her show to develope her own network. That hasn't worked out so well. But what we are finding out from a new book, is that she has also had problems with the White House family that she so openly supported, and has now turned on her. Here's some excerpts from an article in Newsmax.

UB


Obama’s Betrayal of Oprah Winfrey
Ed Klein’s blockbuster new best-seller about President Barack Obama chronicles Obama’s shocking betrayal of Oprah Winfrey, disclosing how Oprah helped him win the presidency and then was “frozen out” of the White House after the election.

Klein’s just-released book skyrocketed to the No. 1 spot on The New York Times best-seller list in its first week in publication and has remained there. In “Amateur: Barack Obama in the White House,” Klein offers surprising, behind-the-scene details about the relationship between Obama, first lady Michelle, and the TV talk superstar.

When then-Sen. Obama released his book “The Audacity of Hope” — it was Oprah Winfrey who endorsed the book, airing a full hour of her show with the rising star. The book became an instant best-seller — and Obama not only became a millionaire overnight, he also was on his way to national stardom and political success.

And during the heated Democratic primary in 2008 pitting Obama against Hillary Clinton, Oprah took on great risk by endorsing Obama over Hillary.

As Klein notes in "Amateur" – Oprah’s endorsement "represented a calculated risk for the queen of daytime television.”


He added, “It was one thing for her to recommend a book but it was quite another to back a political candidate. She worried that her audience would resent her becoming a partisan for a political candidate.”

In fact, Oprah’s endorsement played a big role in winning over parts of Middle America for Obama, according to The New York Times. Two university economists estimated that her support was worth more than 1 million votes and decided the primary election.

As it turned out, a sizeable portion of Oprah’s audience took offense at her backing of Obama and stopped watching her show. After she hit the campaign trail during the primary campaign, Oprah’s favorability ratings slid from 74 to 66 percent, while her unfavorable ratings jumped from 17 to 26 percent.

Despite using her goodwill and capital, Klein details Obama’s shocking betrayal of Oprah.
Quoting sources close to Oprah, Klein offers a blow-by-blow account of how Obama’s wife and top staff turned on the TV star.

After Obama won the White House, Oprah was “largely frozen out of the White House” by senior adviser Valerie Jarrett and Obama’s wife Michelle, because they viewed Oprah as a potential threat to their power.

Jarrett advised Michelle to “distance herself” from Oprah and cut her out of the White House inner circle, suggesting Oprah “didn’t know her place” or “was a bad influence.” Oprah was trying to become the de facto first lady!


As far as Michelle was concerned, Oprah’s billions and her elite lifestyle disqualified her as an adviser to Obama, who had no use for wealthy people except as a source of campaign contributions.
Plus, Michelle is very jealous, a source told Klein, and “doesn’t seem to trust Barack at all. She insists on knowing his every movement and drops in on him at all kinds of odd times.”

When Oprah and Gayle King — her magazine’s editor-at-large and longtime companion — arrived at the White House for an interview with Michelle, they “were made to wait at the security gate like ordinary visitors,” Klein recounts.

Oprah stunned Michelle by asking whether she and the president were still fighting a lot. Michelle collected herself and said the arguing had been a “growth point” in their relationship.

When Michelle announced she was going to devote herself to fighting childhood obesity, Oprah offered to help and suggested Michelle appear on Oprah’s TV show to discuss her campaign. Oprah was told “that wouldn’t fit into the first lady’s plans.”

After the rebuff, sources told Klein that Oprah raged: “Michelle hates fat people and doesn’t want me waddling around the White House.”

Michelle was quoted as telling her staff: “Oprah with her yo-yo dieting and huge girth is a terrible role model. Kids will look at Oprah, who’s rich and famous and huge, and figure it’s okay to be fat.”

Michelle believes Oprah has been getting too close to Hillary Clinton, whom Michelle calls “a snake.”
"Amateur," based on more than 200 interviews of some of Obama’s closest friends and advisors, offers the most revealing account of the man and his presidency.

Klein, himself a former New York Times editor, has become the target of media attacks.

menmon
06-05-2012, 04:28 PM
God....those people do not have little minds like this. Where do you find this crap.

huntinman
06-05-2012, 04:33 PM
God....those people do not have little minds like this. Where do you find this crap.

Just like fishin' with bait UB. You had to know Sambo would leap right into the boat... Sambo, Obama threw his own dear uncle (figuratively speaking) under the bus when it benefitted him. You know he has zero loyalty to anyone once he has used them. Hell Oprah might even support Romney this time just to get old Curious George back!

BonMallari
06-05-2012, 04:37 PM
Oprah like many other Hollywood elitists (Clooney,Damon,etc) are loyal to one thing...their fame

in Oprah's case she also is loyal to her checkbook, her TV station has not done well, part may be because of content but she may have alienated many of her soccer mom contingent that has been harmed by the policies of the current admin...Oprah if nothing else knows which side her bread is buttered, she rode the wave of the BHO craze but like many others, they know this is a one act play that will be closing soon, they may lend their vocal support, but they will hedge their financial bets on their "messiah" losing in the fall

Uncle Bill
06-05-2012, 04:56 PM
God....those people do not have little minds like this. Where do you find this crap.


HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA. I didn't have to look far. It IS after all, on the New York Times best seller list.

You might have to pull your head out of the sand, or wherever else it's sticking where the sun don't shine, and begin to realize all those wounds you've accumulated by falling on the sword for this pathetic phoney, aren't gaining you any sympathy. But then, I imagine you can hardly wait for that Democrat National convention. If you haven't gotten it yet, here's the agenda. Enjoy.

UB



2012 DNC NATIONAL CONVENTION SCHEDULE

4:00 PM Opening Flag Burning Ceremony
4:05 PM Singing of "God Damn America" led by Rev. Jeremiah Wright
4:10 PM Pledge of Allegiance to Obama

4:15 PM Ceremonial 'I Hate America' led by Michelle Obama
4:30 PM Tips on Dodging Sniper Fire, Hillary Clinton

5:00 PM UFO Abduction Survival, Joe Biden
5:30 PM Eliot Spitzer Speaks on "Family Values" via Satellite
5:45 PM Tribute to All 57 States

6:00 PM Joe Biden Delivers 100,000-Word Speech Featuring 23-Minute
Question and 2-Hour Answer
8:30 PM Airing of Grievances by the Clintons
9:00 PM Bill Clinton Delivers Rousing Endorsement of Obama Girl

9:15 PM Tribute Film to Freedom Fighters at Gitmo, Michael Moore
9:45 PM Personal Finance Seminar - Charlie Rangel
10:00 PM Denunciation of Bitter Gun Owners, Rosie O'Donnell

10:30 PM Ceremonial Waving of White Flag for Iraq & Afghanistan
11:00 PM Obama Energy Plan Symposium/Tire Gauge Demonstration
11:15 PM Free Gov. Blagojevich rally

11:30 PM Obama Accepts Tony and Latin Grammy awards
11:45 PM Feeding of the Delegates with 5 Loaves and 2 Fish, Obama Presiding
12:00 AM Official Nomination of Obama by Bill Maher

12:01 AM Obama Accepts Nomination as Lord and Savior
12:05 AM Celestial Choirs Sing
3:00 AM Biden Delivers Acceptance Speech


Note: There is one omission in the list above: Memorial recognition of Obama's surrogate son, Trayvon, will be in conjunction with the 12:05 AM event.
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OPTION: Closing with a "Declaration of War" on the rich (to be decided just before the convention).

Mitt Romney will be declared "Public Enemy Number One."