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Winds and Wins for Obama?

by David Yeagley · December 9, 2007 · 23 Comments ·

The wind blows for B. Hussein Obama, son of black Kenyan Muslim and American white mother, Hawaiian-born American citizen, candidate for the president of the United States. If it ever was about diversity and tolerance, that’s over now. It’s about race. The wind is blowing–that is, black woman Oprah “free wind” Winfrey. Oprah was never involved in politics before. She’s staunchly avoided it. But now she’s leaped in, head over heels, stirring up a perfect political storm for her boy Obama. Why now? Why Obama?


Democratic presidential hopeful, Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., center, and his wife
Michelle, left, are joined by Oprah Winfrey during a rally in Columbia, S.C., Sunday,
Dec. 9, 2007.
(AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

Obviously, she’s black. B. Hussein Obama is black. There is no other reason. It’s pure race. Nothing wrong with the bothers and sisters hanging together, of course. But, just in case anyone thought Oprah Winfrey was white, or, risen so high above race on the wings of wealth and notoriety (–for what no one seems to know) that she would never be found catering to blacks, this little political interlude demonstrates the truth of the matter: black is out for black. Plain an simple. Again, there’s nothing wrong with this at all. It’s just important to remember this kind of thing, whenever one starts idolizing the social triumphs of a “minority” (i.e., a black) any too much. Only the white race, in general, has succeeded in denying itself the cast of race. The status of non-racial identity is achievable only by whites. The rest of the world is a “race.”

There are so many black women in America who are just as fat (or thin), with just as many failed affairs, just as loquacious, and just as smart, that the rise of ‘Open Windfree’ remains a media phenomenon. Apparently, American society needed to pay homage to a black woman in a safe, entertaining way. Americans could watch a black woman talk on TV, and not have to live by her, or go to a party with her, or invite her over for dinner. So, Winfrey seems to have evolved into the whirling vortex of the national, sublimated charity, pity, and maybe guilt, at least on the part of American white folks. Fine. It’s a non-violent social safety valve. It lets off psychological steam. It makes everyone feel better, supposedly–to pay attention to a black woman, to buy her book, to spend time with her, vicariously.

But, Obama? Barak Hussein Obama? Oprah Winfrey is going all out to support B. Hussein Obama ? Well, nearly all big media people are liberal or Democrat. So, why not support a woman, like Hillary? Hillary is the first woman with a real chance to be president. Apparently, race trumps gender. This isn’t really about politics or ideology, or the Wind’s direction on Iraq, healthcare, or taxes. This is just about a black media star lending full support to another black who is running for president of the United States. This is a fantasy about a black person becoming white, or, living in the White House.

Two blacks unite for career achievement, and, of course, for the “advancement of colored people.” It isn’t about tolerance or diversity at all, really. It’s about personal ambition. Two blacks unite to demand tolerance–of themselves, personally–of their race, collaterally. And there isn’t anything wrong with that, either. It’s just obvious, that’s all–and obviously the opposite of the profession of racial transcendence. Both B. Hussein Obama and Oprah Winfrey have experience much more social success than millions of white people ever will. They don’t need tolerance or diversity in their lives. They’re not representing a racial cause, either. They’re not demanding ‘equal rights’ for the black share croppers of eastern Arkansas or even for the black folks flooded out in New Orleans. In a way, one might wonder if either of them are even interested in the black people.

We know that Oprah is, though it isn’t always specifically black. (And at least Obama had sense enough to marry a black woman.) So, in this sense, they have every right to combine forces for Obama’s presidential bid. Why not? It is surely a good thing for black people, no?

But now, will we have to reassess Oprah’s politics (if she has any)? Does she support Obama’s political positions? Obama may or may not salute the flag of the United States. He wants to end the war in Iraq, not win it. He’s never really impressed anyone as being particularly American. Black people are greatly mistaken if they think he feels about America what most of them feel. Obama is essentially a kind of foreigner. Now, Oprah’s claim to fame is essential Americanism–the American dream, a simple, insignificant black woman rising to unparalleled heights of fame and fortune (and keeping her head pretty much together while she’s at it!). But, association with her isn’t going to make him an all-American boy. It’s just not going to happen–not with is background, and not with the name Barak Hussein Obama. Never in a million years.

So, Oprah Winfrey is really risking alot in her own reputation. She has a lot to risk, true. She can afford it, no doubt. But, should we not be disappointed that her reckless political debut should involve such dubious American idendity as that toted by B. Hussein Obama? She’ll never make her boy an American Negro. He will never be able to identify with the black people of America.

Are they naive enough to vote for him–just because he’s black?

That is true race-ism. It is a positive form of it, but, that kind of race-based loyality can apparently trump patriotism. Color can transcend nationalism. This is “deeply troubling,” right Hillary? No wonder Obama foes are trying to make him out to be a Muslim. (Urban Legends, or Snopes.com, seems to be a good thing to have around on points like this. See, Obama/Muslim.) Well, making him out to be something other than a blue-blooded American patriot isn’t difficult at all. But, he’s the one who wants to run for office. The American people didn’t invite him to run.

Simply by the fact that he is running, and that someone like Oprah Winfrey has decided to support him fully, only shows where American politics is today. It’s about race, religion, and gender. And, deeper than that, it’s all a parade for social justice-mongers. Everyone wants justice. Some kind of justice. “I’ve been wronged” is the theme of American media-tuned society today. Politicians must appeal to the people’s sense of justice. “I want what’s mine! You get it for me!” is what the people demand. Thus, we have the politicians we have today.

Well, Obama wants to quit in Iraq, but wants to start up in Dafur–you know, the black African country. We must stop the genocide there, etc. (Why, Obama even divested $180,000 of personal holdings in Sudan-related stock.) Ann Coulter sums up that kind of liberal, Democrat thinking (If Democrats Had Any Brains, They’d Be Republicans, p.137):

[they are] hysterically demanding that we pull out of Iraq because we’re putting our troops in the middle of a civil war [while] demanding we send troops uninvited into Darfur into the middle of a civil war. I haven’t heard a single Darfur “exit strategy” from the whole lot of them.

Oprah thinks Obama stands for change, but, change isn’t a matter of race. It’s a matter of ideas. I don’t see anything particularly distinguished in Obama’s message, nothing that can be differentiated from the most standard liberal, Democrat, even anti-American jargon. The only change Obama offers is the color of his skin. And that would only be for the White House. That would only count in the Oval Office.

What a weak ticket. President because he’s black? Oprah may need to reconsider what she’s doing. But then, who expected anything substantial from her? Who expected a perspective with depth from her anyway? If she had that, how could she have become so “popular?” Strong winds only blow over houses made of straw.

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  • 1 "Greetings, my son!" // Dec 10, 2007 at 8:16 am   

    Please Democrats nominate Obama, and let’s put white America to the test.

    Let’s see if they’ll risk their pocket books with a black president and a Democratic congress hell-bent for reparations of all types.

    Let’s see if they truly believe black Obama best represents their white values.

    Let’s see if they can stomach the incessant black preacher rhetoric and platitudes; the black countenance and body language from Obama and his supporters until November of next year…and then vote for him — “Looudy, Looudy, I been to the mountain top and seen the promised land…”

    I won’t vote for him simply because he’s black; I won’t vote for him because I’m white.

  • 2 "Greetings, my son!" // Dec 10, 2007 at 8:16 am   

    Please Democrats nominate Obama, and let’s put white America to the test.

    Let’s see if they’ll risk their pocket books with a black president and a Democratic congress hell-bent for reparations of all types.

    Let’s see if they truly believe black Obama best represents their white values.

    Let’s see if they can stomach the incessant black preacher rhetoric and platitudes; the black countenance and body language from Obama and his supporters until November of next year…and then vote for him — “Looudy, Looudy, I been to the mountain top and seen the promised land…”

    I won’t vote for him simply because he’s black; I won’t vote for him because I’m white.

  • 3 David Yeagley // Dec 10, 2007 at 9:16 am   

    Of course, Dafur isn’t a “country,” but a region within Sudan, technically. I wouldn’t want anyone to think I didn’t recognize the geography in the situation. It’s another one of those primitive regions where, once one group gets a hold of a little money, they want to eliminate other groups that may compete for it.

    Sudan: A Nation Divided

    Not that Sudan actually resembles anything similar to a modern nation, but, UN media servants like to give every one “equality.”

    Why, B. Hussein Obama thinks Dafur deserves the center stage of the civilized world, Dafur is so much like us…

    One wonders just how “African” he really is. Well, we know he’s thoroughly Democrat.

  • 4 David Yeagley // Dec 10, 2007 at 10:08 am   

    GMS, I think Opra is realy ruining things for him. They don’t see that now, but, she made it a race for “race.” Bad move.

  • 5 Samuel // Dec 10, 2007 at 10:19 am   

    I would choose him over Bush.

  • 6 "Greetings, my son!" // Dec 10, 2007 at 11:10 am   

    “GMS, I think Opra is realy ruining things for him. They don’t see that now, but, she made it a race for “race.” Bad move.”

    Yes Sir! — A big bludder, it does not play well in “fly over whitey-ville.” I know my survival juices started flowing and so did my wife’s.

  • 7 "Greetings, my son!" // Dec 10, 2007 at 11:10 am   

    “GMS, I think Opra is realy ruining things for him. They don’t see that now, but, she made it a race for “race.” Bad move.”

    Yes Sir! — A big bludder, it does not play well in “fly over whitey-ville.” I know my survival juices started flowing and so did my wife’s.

  • 8 David Yeagley // Dec 10, 2007 at 11:13 am   

    Also, I think Reagan showed us that black folks don’t vote in a big block like everyone thinks they do. There was a time, yes, but I think that time has passed. I don’t really think there is a “black vote” anymore.

    Some black people just may happen to like the feeling of being independent, you know, like being an individual. What Oprah’s doing is trying to take that away from them. “Y’all vote black now, ’cause we all black!”

    That is the antithesis of what independent blacks are trying to achieve. She was supposedly one of those, right? Wrong.

  • 9 Natty Bumppo // Dec 10, 2007 at 5:31 pm   

    Ophra can’t even protect the girls in her African girl’s school from being raped there. No security there I guess.

    Obama would be the first US President with an Islamic middle name (Hussein, just like Saddam’s.). This might make the Islamic world think they are making progress in establishing Sharia Law over our Constitution and Bill of Rights, and this might placate them into not being so hell bent on violence. Or, at least, the Democrats are banking on this. See, it’s a twofer. A Black/formerly Moslem President would placate both disgruntled minorities. Then all would be well. Right?

    To bad Obama is a convert to Christianity (Or so he says). He is now doomed to the death penalty according to Sharia Law. This has the Islamic world confused.

  • 10 KuhnKat // Dec 10, 2007 at 11:20 pm   

    I would like to think that even Oprah realises what kind of vile criminals and traitors the Klintons are. She then looked for the alternatives and Edwards and Kucinich were standing there.

    Looked at from this perspective, I would promote Obama!!! Fortunately Tom Tancredo is still running so I do have an alternative!!

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

  • 11 KuhnKat // Dec 10, 2007 at 11:23 pm   

    Uhh Natty, can you give us a reference on Obama’s alleged Muslim religion?? Lotsa kids I knew went to sunday school and have NEVER been Christian!!

    HHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

  • 12 "Greetings, my son!" // Dec 11, 2007 at 5:44 am   

    The animus of Oprah and the people she supports.

    Oprah, “the racist,” (HERE).


  • 13 "Greetings, my son!" // Dec 11, 2007 at 5:44 am   

    The animus of Oprah and the people she supports.

    Oprah, “the racist,” (HERE).


  • 14 Beakerkin // Dec 11, 2007 at 6:19 am   

    Oprah made her comment because she smells blood. Hillary looks vulnerable based upon her wafling of the immigration question. Those on the far left do not trust Hillary because she will say things to appeal to the center.

    However, on a national level Obama is a much better alternative than Hillary. He does not have the record of criminality that seems to follow the Clintons.

  • 15 "Greetings, my son!" // Dec 11, 2007 at 7:19 am   

    Good catch Natty Bumppo!


    Our first Muslim president?

    The Los Angeles Times reported Thursday that Barack Obama’s campaign seems to be modifying its earlier affirmation that “Senator Obama has never been a Muslim, was not raised a Muslim, and is a committed Christian who attends the United Church of Christ in Chicago.”
    “In a statement to the Times on Wednesday, the campaign offered slightly different wording, saying: “Obama has never been a practicing Muslim.” The statement added that as a child, Obama had spent time in the neighborhood’s Islamic center.

    His former Roman Catholic and Muslim teachers, along with two people who were identified by Obama’s grade-school teacher as childhood friends, say Obama was registered by his family as a Muslim at both of the schools he attended.”

    WE CAN ILL AFFORD A CLOSET MUSLIM IN THE OVAL OFFICE!

  • 16 "Greetings, my son!" // Dec 11, 2007 at 7:19 am   

    Good catch Natty Bumppo!


    Our first Muslim president?

    The Los Angeles Times reported Thursday that Barack Obama’s campaign seems to be modifying its earlier affirmation that “Senator Obama has never been a Muslim, was not raised a Muslim, and is a committed Christian who attends the United Church of Christ in Chicago.”
    “In a statement to the Times on Wednesday, the campaign offered slightly different wording, saying: “Obama has never been a practicing Muslim.” The statement added that as a child, Obama had spent time in the neighborhood’s Islamic center.

    His former Roman Catholic and Muslim teachers, along with two people who were identified by Obama’s grade-school teacher as childhood friends, say Obama was registered by his family as a Muslim at both of the schools he attended.”

    WE CAN ILL AFFORD A CLOSET MUSLIM IN THE OVAL OFFICE!

  • 17 concha // Dec 11, 2007 at 9:56 am   

    I would vote for Hillary before I’d even look at Obama–if given the choice, I’d rather see a Welsh-American woman win over a Nigerian immigrant. Look, they are both members of the Council on Foreign Relations, both weak on their positions, and really stand for nothing. However, the history of the white woman in America is very profound–white women have commandeered every social justice movement and civil rights event.
    It is her white protestant mentality that I find so endearing, and who gives a damn what Oprah thinks!
    The endorsement by Oprah will hurt him anyway, as Oprah known for promoting hacks, new age frauds and tricksters, so welcome, mister Obama, to Oprah’s ninth level of hell.

  • 18 Phidoux // Dec 11, 2007 at 9:59 am   

    “Apparently, American society needed to pay homage to a black woman in a safe, entertaining way. Americans could watch a black woman talk on TV, and not have to live by her, or go to a party with her, or invite her over for dinner. So, Winfrey seems to have evolved into the whirling vortex of the national, sublimated charity, pity, and maybe guilt, at least on the part of American white folks.”

    Hhmm! modify that to “White American” and you got a Stokley Carmicheal, John Sinclair radical commie diatribe. Intresting. I think your right for the same reasons that the Liberal elite embrace sexual deviants as the new favorerd ” Minority”. There safe as long as you cease embracing.

  • 19 Sioux // Dec 11, 2007 at 12:36 pm   

    Geez, Samuel – get over it – Bush is not running for President.

    Let’s see – Obama is left of Hillary, and Obama’s wife is way left of both of them. That woman is the scary one (Michelle?). Listen to any of her speeches and you will hear the VICTIMS ‘R US mantra…”can’t even have my husband go pump gas somewhere for fear he’ll be shot just for being a black man.”

    I wouldn’t vote for Obama for a number of reasons, but mostly because he is such a lightweight. We can ill-afford anyone in the Presidency who is such a wuss, which he is with a capital “W” – then again, Kucinich and Edwards are bigger wusses than Obama, so it’s sad for the Dems.

    On the Pubs side, they are not to be trusted either, except for Hunter and Tancredo. Look at their records, and you see why the MSM won’t give those two “real men” the time of day.

    Oprah should run herself, but she doesn’t want the scrutiny on her personal (behind the scenes) life. What better than to have an empty suit that can easily be filled by un-American Leftist rhetoric and platitudes. Then the real power brokers (Soros et.al.) can get in there and do the real work of Socialism. The more it looks like Hillary isn’t going to make it, the more crazy it’s going to get.

  • 20 Gary // Dec 11, 2007 at 9:32 pm   

    If I was Mrs. Obama I would be wondering if Oprah had designs on Mr. Obama. Perhaps Oprah sees her grand finale as being the first black First Lady.

  • 21 Kidist // Dec 11, 2007 at 10:17 pm   

    Oprah has made one blunder after another.

    - Her awful weight gain/weight loss, I’m beautiful/I’m ordinary, I’ll never marry/I don’t want children messages. Whose role model is she, really?

    Plus:

    - Her big car giveaway, which cost her winners money.

    - Her awful treatment of the “memoir” guy, whom she endorsed on Larry King, then later cruelly picked him to pieces on her show.

    - The lawsuit filed against her by the Texas cattlemen. They had a legitimate case, based on her gossipy and ignorant comments. No Martha Stewart here.

    - Her endorsement of a plastic surgeon, whose operation recently killed a rap star’s mother, and ruined other women’s operations.

    - Her South African hypocrisy and debacle. How can anyone think they can run a school from across the oceans? And what a horrible burden to put on the inexperienced and lowly locals to build her luxury hotel “academy?”

    Yep, Black Power, Black Pride, and Black Brotherhood. Let’s see how far it gets any of them.

  • 22 whitetrash // Dec 12, 2007 at 2:18 pm   

    Personally, I am prepared to vote for the first candidate that enters the race who is a real American, and not just another Repub/Demo criminal. The fact that congress effortlessly passed the Paris Hilton relief act, while leaving thousands of middle income families (composed of both small business employers and employees) facing the AMT is disgraceful.

    The race or gender of any real American Patriot that might step up and lead is irrelevant to me.

  • 23 Samuel // Dec 13, 2007 at 1:55 pm   

    yes, kick Bush out of the White House in 2008.

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