Michael Crawford

Oprah Explains Why Barack Obama

Filed By Michael Crawford | February 05, 2008 9:49 AM | comments

Filed in: Politics
Tags: Barack Obama, campaign 2008, Democrats, Oprah

Oprah tears it up in this speech explaining why she is supporting Barack Obama for the presidency. She is fired up and ready to go!

In the last few days Barack's campaign rallies in places like Connecticut and Delaware each brought together more than 20,000 Americans ready for change that we can believe in.

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I watched this over the weekend on cable news, and it was - far and away - the most powerful endorsement of Senator Obama that I have seen.

Of course, Dr. Maya Angelou's powerful ads and endorsements on behalf of Senator Clinton are also inspiring and rousing.

But, regardless of which candidate you're voting for, you have to give Oprah props here for hitting a home run in political oratory.

Oprah has clout and may indeed help Obama. Thats why Bedwell and Leland Francis are so harsh in their criticism of her.

But at the risk of sounding bitter I’d like to point out that both leading Democratic candidates echo what another Dixiecrat, George Wallace, said about state rights vs. civil rights. In this case they claim that the rights to marry or form civil unions are states rights, not civil rights guaranteed by the constitution. Nothing could be clearer – the Democrats are against our civil right to marry.

Which is not surprising; both of them brazenly pander to christian bigots. Obama is associated with Mary Mary, Donnie and McKulkin and the Rev. Kirbyjon Caldwell, George Bush’s ‘spirit’ advisor and other superstitious gaybashers. However, Obama’s gaybashing supporters are just bigot chump change compared to Hillary Clintons’. She’s admired by former Senators Brownback of Kansas and Santorum of Pennsylvania, her littermates in a Senatorial bible studies class and by Pat Robertson and Rupert Murdoch of Faux news, who raises money for her.

The Democratic Party gutted ENDA and dropped the Matthew Shepard Hate Crimes bill so they wouldn't be issues in the 2008 campaign. They control the Congress but refused to repeal DADT and DOMA because they don't have support in their own party. Nothing could be clearer - they oppose us on these questions and will continue to do so after the election.

If you support the war, union busting, crappy health care and want to sabotage our standard of living and send the economy into a steeper nosedive with tax cuts for the rich and deregulation of corporate predators, we’ll understand if you vote Obama or Clinton, Romney or McCain. What we won't understand is if you don’t like gaybashing, the war and economic chaos and vote for them anyway. It seems suicidal. When one of them gets elected you’ll have no one to blame but yourself. Next year we may remind you from time to time that your vote helped elect them and that that’s why we’re still getting stabbed in the back.

If you want real change then vote for any communist, socialist, labor or other left wing party or for ‘none of the above’ as we do here in Nevada. In addition tens of millions will refuse to vote, disgusted at the latest round of lesser evils to come down the pike.

A vote for a lesser evil is a wasted vote, or worse, a vote FOR our opponents

I'm starting to see some of the results come in now - it's not looking good. :(

Isn't Oprah the only union member she allows to work in her studio?

I know, I know, I'm should be put in a pillory - I never really liked Oprah's politics. But if I were running for prez I wouldn't say no to her campaigning for me either.