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Obama to Sit Down for Interview With Oprah at White House
Winfrey was one of Obama's most prominent supporters during the presidential campaign.
She made a rare entry into politics during the race to endorse him and later held a ritzy fundraiser for him in California.
Originally posted by pedroroach
Read this this morning and found it quite interesting.
"The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Wednesday shows that 26% of the nation's voters Strongly Approve of the way that Barack Obama is performing his role as President. Forty-one percent (41%) Strongly Disapprove giving Obama a Presidential Approval Index rating of -15. This is the second straight day at -15, the lowest Approval Index rating yet measured for President Obama (see trends).
Seventy-four percent (74%) of African-Americans Strongly Approve along with just 19% of white voters (see other recent demographic highlights from the tracking poll)."
Why the big discrepancy?
Originally posted by genius/idoit
because he's black
Because he's black
because he's black
A while back, though, I read a rather astonishing item in the newspaper. It seems she had declared that the only presidential candidate who would be allowed on her show was the junior – the very junior – senator from Illinois. Now I could understand that, being a Democrat, she wouldn't want to put out the welcome mat for Giuliani, Romney, Huckabee, McCain or Thompson. But why carry water for Obama, but not Hillary Clinton or John Edwards? From my vantage point, I can't see a scintilla of difference in their politics. They're all left-wingers, after all, who believe that raising taxes is the solution to all problems. The only difference I could see was the only difference that I could literally see – namely, that Barack Obama was darker complexioned than the other two. Was Obama's sperm donor, a man who'd deserted his wife and little Barack at just about the time the umbilical cord was cut, sufficient reason for Oprah to give the guy her official blessing?
I found a solace in nursing a pervasive sense of grievance and animosity against my mother's race
I ceased to advertise my mother's race at the age of 12 or 13, when I began to suspect that by doing so I was ingratiating myself to whites.
There was something about him that made me wary, a little too sure of himself, maybe. And white.
Originally posted by HotSauce
reply to post by seagull
Proof.. Did she go out and actively campaign for Carter or Clinton? She was never close to the level of political activism she exhibited for Obama until a black man ran. I don't really blame her. If I were black I might do the same thing, but it is still racist.