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President Oprah – It’s not as far-fetched as you might think

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In a recent article in the New York Post, author John Podhoretz posed an interesting hypothesis. His hypothesis is the Democrats’ best hope for 2020 might be Oprah. In the age of the celebrity politician, Podhoretz might be on to something. Oprah is a trusted household name and adored by millions; especially women that have been loyal Oprah customers for years.

Now, I’m no fan of Oprah. Obviously, I’m not her demographic. But there is one thing that I do know, is that I grew up watching Oprah because my stay-at-home mother watched Oprah every day. Many people my age and younger grew up watching Oprah. This multi-generation appeal that Oprah has could, if she decides to run, be a deadly combination for President Trump.

I believe that if Oprah does run she will be the Democratic nominee, and she will have an excellent chance to win. The reason she could win is not based upon her popularity but her message.


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Democrats’ best hope for 2020: Oprah | New York Post

http://nypost.com/2017/09/27/democrats-best-hope-for-2020-oprah/If any figure in the United States bears watching over the next couple of years as our political culture continues the radical transformation that led to the election of Donald Trump, it’s Oprah. I believe she’s uniquely positioned, should she wish to commit herself, to seek the Democratic nomination for president and challenge Trump in 2020.

Oprah just teased a run for president in 2020 — again – The Washington Post

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2017/09/29/oprah-would-really-like-for-us-to-talk-about-her-running-for-president-in-2020/?utm_term=.8fe5e5bdfb62On Thursday night, Winfrey on her Twitter account promoted a column from the New York Post’s John Podhoretz that called her the Democrats’ best hope for 2020.

“Thanks for your VOTE of confidence!” she told Podhoretz, whose column effusively praised her performance while interviewing Michigan voters on “60 Minutes” last weekend.

Is Oprah Running for President in 2020? Media Mogul Prompts Speculation She’ll Take on Trump

http://www.newsweek.com/oprah-running-president-2020-media-mogul-prompts-speculation-shell-take-trump-674138“And that’s where Oprah Winfrey comes in. She is the mirror image of Trump, but more so. Of course, she’s female and he’s male; she’s America’s generous aunt and he’s America’s crazy uncle.”


 

Podhoretz rightly pointed out:

 “in 1993 she dropped the bleak stuff and turned her show into a parade of the positive, with happy celebrity interactions and relentless guidance toward self-actualization (“be your best self”).

You see, this is key to her possible political success. Her “be your best self” message is a successful message. So successful that some of the largest churches and most famous pastors today are spreading this exact message. Take, for example, Joel Osteen and his bestselling book, “Your Best Life Now.” He has sold millions of copies of this book, including having written six other New York Times Best Sellers. He is seen by over seven million viewers weekly in over 100 counties as well as a 24 hour a day Sirius XM Satellite Radio channel.

Be like Trump

Oprah’s message and that of so-called Christian pastors like Joel Osteen have influenced millions of people. People don’t want the actual biblical message of suffering for righteousness sake. Putting the needs of others above themselves. They want to live their best life now and be their best self. They want to be like Donald Trump.

Donald Trump is the male version of Oprah. He’s a billionaire, lives the good life, has buildings with his name on them, and marries the most beautiful women in the world. He is a man’s man. His message of Make America Great Again is part of his shtick. The “You’re Fired” act of being strong and powerful makes you want to believe in him. He makes you feel like you could be just like him. If only he were president he would make your life, your best life now. He did it for himself, why couldn’t he do it for you and America?

Hope and Change

People are desperate for hope and change. People believed Obama could deliver on that message. When he couldn’t deliver after eight years, people want a new hope and change. They went with Donald Trump. People long for true hope and stability and are so eager to have it they will lie to themselves and convince themselves that the next inspirational leader that comes along will be the Messiah they have been hoping for.

I don’t know what 2020 has in store. What I do know is that Oprah and her message has and is resonating with millions of Americans and she could be the next celebrity politician to deceive the American people. We shall see.

 

Mr. Roditis a candidate for California State Controller. He is an entrepreneur and owns several companies. He graduated from UCSD with a B.A. in Political Science/International Relations. He's a former City Commissioner with the City of Anaheim, CA. He's a Conservative Constitutional Federalist. Follow him on Twitter @KonRoditis

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Ken Ham on how science confirms the Bible

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Ken Ham on how science confirms the Bible

One of my biggest pet peeves is the attempt by atheists to use “science” to disprove the Bible. It’s unfortunate on many levels, not the least of which being Pascal’s Wager, but the strangest part is how much of science must be ignored in order to make the claim a Biblical worldview runs counter to modern science.

Some may object to this topic being part of mostly political news site, but it’s been more widely covered in recent years by liberal sites attempting to paint the Biblical worldview in a negative light, so it’s good to give equal time to the counterarguments.

There are better videos than Ken Ham’s discussion on the topic, but few are more easily understood. It’s well worth the hour.

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Bettie Cook Scott is a racist politician. And she’s a Democrat.

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Bettie Cook Scott is a racist politician And shes a Democrat

Racism is owned by the Republican Party. That’s the narrative the press and their handlers, the Democratic Party, wants America to believe. Someone forgot to get that memo to Michigan state representative Bettie Cook Scott.

Detroit Rep. Bettie Cook Scott on Asian opponent: ‘Don’t vote for the ching-chong!’

https://www.metrotimes.com/news-hits/archives/2018/08/16/detroit-rep-bettie-cook-scott-on-asian-opponent-dont-vote-for-the-ching-chongMore than a dozen community groups have called on Rep. Bettie Cook Scott (D-Detroit) to apologize for a series of racial slurs sources say she used to describe her primary election opponent, Rep. Stephanie Chang (D-Detroit).

Scott is alleged to have referred to Chang as “ching-chang” and “the ching-chong” to multiple voters outside polling precincts during last Tuesday’s election. She’s also said to have called one of Chang’s campaign volunteers an “immigrant,” saying “you don’t belong here” and “I want you out of my country.”

My Take

There are two important takeaways here. First is the hypocrisy surrounding Scott, a (formerly) rising star in the Michigan Democratic Party. If the comments she made were spoken by anyone other than a Democrat, the calls wouldn’t be for an apology. The press and social groups would be calling for her to step down and jump into a hole somewhere.

The second point is that in the real world, the one not seen through the lens of liberals and the media, racism exists everywhere. It is not owned by Republicans, conservatives, old people, white people, or any other classification. One can even make a valid argument that it’s no more prominent in the Republican Party than it is in the Democratic Party that supports groups like Antifa and Black Lives Matter.

Racism must be eliminated from society. That will never happen as long as so many people naively believe it only exists in the minds of certain people on the political right. It exists everywhere. Accept that and we can work to make it stop.

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Our List of Demands for the Conservation of Liberty – Part II

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Our List of Demands for the Conservation of Liberty Part II

Leftists incessantly issue lists of demands for the restriction of Liberty, It’s time to reverse the trend towards freedom.

This is our second part of our series of what we on the Pro-Liberty Right want for the preservation of Liberty. Part I is here.

6. The Left needs to stop trying to control private property with Intergalactic Background Checks. [aka ‘enhanced’ or ‘Universal’]

If there is one constant in the Liberty grabber universe, it’s that half of them are incessantly calling for gun confiscation while the rest deny they are calling for gun confiscation. They also love to parrot the line that it would be impossible to round-up everyone’s guns as a way of deflecting the issue. Except that those on the Pro-liberty side thought the same thing in the UK and Australia. Their Liberty grabber nightmare began with gun registration, under the solemn promise that it wouldn’t lead to gun confiscation. [Sound familiar?] Then of course at the next occasion of a serious crisis, this registration data was used for gun confiscation.

The fact is gun confiscation takes several precursor steps, the most critical being the assertion of government control over private property with Intergalactic Background Checks. Curiously enough, the Liberty grabbers tend to want language inserted into these laws mandating the reportage of lost or stolen firearms. Those types of rules are of primary importance only if the point of these measures is to turn them into a registration scheme.

7. The Liberty Grabber Left needs to stop pushing for even more controls on freedom.

It is also axiomatic that Leftists will exploit any opportunity to start ever-expansive controls over Liberty. The Left is a virtual fountainhead of new and more creative ways of clamping down on freedom. Having run out of new and improved ways of making it difficult, embarrassing and expensive to buy a firearm [While also lying about it at the same time] the Left has moved on to imposing controls over the purchase of ammunition. Then of course they also are making demands on how these are stored.

8. Stop attacking those who only wish to defend themselves.

There is nothing more loathsome than Leftists who excel at hurling insults at the country’s estimated 150 Million innocent gun owners. We’ve been labelled with almost everything from being Terrorists to baby killers for wanting nothing more than to be able to defend our families and ourselves.

Those who incessantly work overtime to demonize the innocent should keep one word in mind: Deterrence. The widespread ownership of weapons in most areas deters criminals since they don’t know who can fight back. This also explains why places with tight controls on Liberty tend to have higher crime rates. Curiously enough, for people who love the term ‘Commonsense’ they certainly don’t seem to well versed in it.

9. The Left needs to become educated about that which they want to control.

Granted, it might be too much to expect the Liberty Grabbers from knowing the difference between a direct impingement and gas piston actuation, but they should at least know the difference between a semi-auto and select fire. Nothing screams uninformed more than someone who confuses a clip with a magazine or some who uses them interchangeably in a claim that one can fire off 30 rounds in half a second.

Lack of knowedge is usually a negative in most cases, but in the realm of Liberty Control, the Leftists wear it as a badge of honour.

10. The Left needs to stop lying about guns.

We made these two separate items to prove a point. While some gaffes of the Liberty grabber elite are relatively harmless, there are those that are a danger to Liberty. It should go without saying that we live in an age in which the knowledge of the world is literally at one’s fingertips. There is no rational excuse for a lack of knowledge on the most rudimentary aspects of certain subjects. By the same token, there is no excuse for the propagation of deliberate false impressions and Lies particularly on the subject of self-defense.

One of the most infamous examples stems from the creation the phrase “Assault Weapon”:

The weapons’ menacing looks, coupled with the public’s confusion over fully automatic machine guns versus semi-automatic assault weapons—anything that looks like a machine gun is assumed to be a machine gun—can only increase the chance of public support for restrictions on these weapons.

The Takeaway.

The nation’s Left has gone on for years demanding compromises on the part of the Pro-Liberty Right. It is time that they step up to the plate and show they can be ‘bi-partisan’ for once. These steps aren’t really that extraordinary, in fact they merely bolster Liberty. Some Leftists still purport to be Liberal, supporting these items would go a long way in showing that is truly the case.

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