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Obama-backer Oprah says no Sarah Palin on her TV show

Oprah Winfrey, the billionaire TV talk-show diva who is supporting the Democratic presidential nominee, says she will Oprah Winfrey supports Barack Obama for the presidency and campaigned for him but now prohibits the Republican female vice president Governor Sarah Palin of Alaska from being on her widely-watched TV shownot allow the Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin on her daily show, which is widely viewed by women.

The 44-year-old Palin is the first female nominee on a Republican presidential ticket in the party's 164-year history, though she is little-known outside Alaska, where she was elected a reform governor in 2006.

Palin, a former high school basketball star and beauty pageant contestant, is the mother of five, an outdoorswoman and part owner in her husband Todd's commercial fishing business.

This past year Oprah endorsed Barack Obama for president. It was the first time she bAlaska Governor Sarah Palin the first female on a national Republican Party ticket in historyecame publicly involved in politics.

Oprah emceed numerous rallies for the freshman Democrat senator in key caucus and primary states, drawing large crowds, donations, media coverage and many new volunteers. She also hosted a lucrative fundraiser at one of her homes, near Santa Barbara. But she has so many we can't count 'em.

Oprah's political involvement, as noted previously by...

...The Ticket, hurt her in TV ratings, though she remains clearly the most-watched such show.

Many commentors on Ticket items expressed resentment that Winfrey, who made her fortune off appealing to women, would desert the first serious female candidate to vie for her party's nomination, Hillary Clinton, another Democrat, in favor of a male candidate, Obama. She also did not have Clinton on her program during the campaign.

TMZ, the widely-read celebrity website, asked Winfrey about having Palin on her program to describe her life and views to other American women.

In a post earlier today, TMZ said Winfrey replied, "There has been absolutely no discussion about having Sarah Palin on my show."

According to TMZ, Winfrey also said: "At the beginning of this presidential campaign when I decided that I was going to take my first public stance in support of a candidate, I made the decision not to use my show as a platform for any of the candidates."

Winfrey also said she would "love" to have the Republican candidate on her show, but only after the Nov. 4 election, which pits the Illinois Democrat Obama against Arizona Republican Sen. John McCain.

Winfrey has had Obama on her program two previous times, in January 2005 and again in the fall of 2006 shortly before he announced his presidential candidacy.

What do Ticket readers think? Is this fair? Would you watch an Oprah show with Palin and/or Obama? Do you still watch Oprah's program in the first place?

-- Andrew Malcolm

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Most of you guys sound pretty upset about Oprah. I do not watch her show but I do know that she has given more money to more charities (regardless of color) than anyone of those people that you support. It is clearly racist of you to think that she is racist b/c she does not support your candidates of choice. It seems that most of you guys are just blind followers with no brain activity. The last eight years have seen our economy plummet into a deficit, gas price soaring to record highs, a never ending war with a country that did not attack us, the Patriot Act, etc. McCain voted on all of these things too. Palin also wants to take choices away that her family is afforded, ex. her daughter DECIDED TO HAVE THE BABY but she would take away your choice to have a baby even if you were RAPED OR FROM INCEST. She also stated that the present war, that we are losing, is in God's plan. These are her direct words- Google it. Some of you guys are just dissidents that want to go against Obama because Hillary did not get the nod or because he is black or just because you are a hater or like previuosly stated- a blind follower. A vote for McCain is a vote for the same. If you watched the GOP, you may have seen those two black men from that hip hop republican group stating that they think McCain is the man b/c he will continue to give big businesses big tax breaks which would be good for the economy (really dumb statement). Mistake, you probably saw them but did not hear them b/c you probably changed the channel. And for all of the people that do not think that the republicans do not flip-flop on issues. Search on You tube the episode of the Daily Show entitled Sarah Palin Gender... and you will see some of the people like Karl Rove say one thing about issues and then change their opinions after Palin gets the nod (concerning pro-choice and fault, the way women candidates are treated etc.). It is entertaining but also shows how fickle this party is. Also, to try to make the lipstick statement about Palin is stupid. This shows me that they are crooked b/c I always make this similiar statement you can put frosting on a pile of crap but that does not make it a cake. THINK!!!!

I think Oprah has the right to have whomever she wants on her show! It is afterall, her show. I hope she maintians a strong backbone and doesn't cave to the whining Republicans who don't speak for the majority.
The Rebuplicans are great for whining when they are attacked for the same kind of stunts they pull on the Dems.. Lets not forget that Oprah has already stated she will not have any candidate on her show.. again.. it is HER SHOW!

Seriously? Most of you are out of your minds. I don't watch Oprah, but I might just start because of all this. Obama isn't EVIL, it's that simple. He didn't commit voter fraud, you're an idiot. But, come on this lady is the cunt we've all grown to hate all our lives. She's a bitch with no experience and McCain is pushing crazier policies then Bush. Wake up retards.

I have never watched Oprah, as a matter of fact I couldn't remember how she spelled her name. I do think she is missing her biggest audience. Not everyone wants a Arab/Kenyian for President. She has gone so native with that hair! My god! what is she trying to prove? Maybe it's menopause....I guarantee mostly Whites buy her magazine.

Of course she is afraid of loosing votes for Obama.
She will never do that, but hopefully he will lose, and take her down with him.

I have read all these blogs & it appears that its more racist remarks in the blogs. She chose to support the Democratic presidential nominee & she is just sticking to her word. She said that they (Republicans) are more than welcome to come on After November 4. Seems fair to me. At the end of the day, guess what??? It's the OPRAH WINFREY SHOW meaning that it is her show & she can interview ANYONE SHE WANTS & McCain/Palin are not someone she feels like sitting down with. So get over it....Republicans...The Democrats Rule!!!!!!!

It's her show and she shouldn't be forced, even by some members of the public, to have a guest she doesn't want. If she put Palin on her show then she would need to have all of the folks running for office. That's not what her show is about. Good for you, Oprah!

It's time for Oprah to step up and out and campaign for OBAMA. I don't care what gender a person is, the best person to help the People is what matters. Not the lies, drama, inexperience of someone to change this pathetic situation our country is in. Someone who is honest....
That is reality...

It is Oprah's show. I don't watch it but if that woman doesn't want Sarah Palin on her show it is her right! It is her show. She has paid the price to do what she wants to do! Time out! America does not own Oprah! We all know why McCain selected Palin in the first place. Keep it real! Maybe Sarah Palin will get her own show. She will probably be doing something in the media now that the fame bug has really bitten her.

I back Oprah 100%. Who does this Palin woman think she is? It is Oprah's show, and if her choice is not to have her on her show... it won't happen.

Don't let anyone bully you (Oprah) into changing your mind. You have a lot of people who support your decision NOT to have Palin on your show.

I am so not comfortable with having her (Palin) as VP of the United States. She is way too emotional and bends the law for her personal decisions. That much is documented. Regardless if she is the first woman.... McCain should have made a better, smarter choice.

i agree that oprah can have whoever she wants on her show. since it is known that she is voting for obama, why should she allow palin (who is she) on her show? oh yeah she is the ahhhhh governor of Alaska wow!!!

I BELIEVE SOME OF YOU ARE RACIST CLAIMING SHE IS RACIST FOR NOT WANTING TO SUPPORT OR HAVE PALIN ON THE SHOW, SOME OF YOU ARE SO SMALL MINDED YOU WENT HELD OVER HEELS FOR THE FACT THAT THIS IS A WHITE WOMAN SOME OF YOU DON'T CARE WHAT SHE STAND FOR JUST THAT SHE IS A HOCKEY MOM FROM ALASKA AND IS PRO LIFE IS ENOUGH. ALOT OF US ARE MIDDLE CLASS AND YOU ARE STRUGGLING MC CAIN POINT BLANK SAID HE CUTTING TAXES FOR BIG BUSINESS SO THEY WILL KEEP JOBS IN AMERICA AKA THE (TRICKLE DOWN APPROACH) THAT THE SAME THING BUSH DID AND LOOK AT THE ECONOMY. BARACK WANT TO HELP MIDDLE CLASS AND EDUCATE OUR CHILDREN SOMETHING AMERICA SO DESPARTLEY NEED AND THEY ONLY THING SOME OF YOU CAN SAY IS PALIN IS TOUGH YOU SHOULD BE INSULTED AT THE PROPAGANDA FROM THE MCCAIN CAMP AND PALIN SHOULD BE TO. ANYONE CAN SEE HE JUST DANGLING A WOMAN IN FRONT US AS IF ANY WOMAN WILL DO AND ORNAMENT FOR HIS WIN HE VOTED AGAINST EQUAL PAY FOR WOMAN HAS PEOPLE FORGOT THIS. IM NOT SAYING PALIN IS NOT AND EXCEPTIONAL WOMAN BUT THIS COUNTRY IS IN REAL TROUBLE AND ALL YOU CAN FIND TO BLOG ABOUT IS WHY OPRAH WILL NOT HAVE PALIN ON THE SHOW AND I NO SOME OF YOU ARE CONSERVATIVE AND YOU HAVE TO SAVE FACE FOR YOUR PARTY BUT YOU KNOW WE NEED TO FOCUS ON THE FUTURE OF OUR CHILDREN AND OUR COUNTRY'S ECONOMY AND IF YOU REALLY OPEN YOUR HEARTS AND MIND TO HEAR THE ISSUE AND NOT THE PROPAGANDA MC CAIN IS THROWING AT US YOU WILL SEE WHAT IS GOOD FOR YOUR CHILDRENS FUTURE BUT SOME OF US IS SO RACIST WE WOULD RATHER SUFFER MORE THAN SEE SOMEONE OF ANOTHER RACE AS PRESIDENT NOW THATS SAD AND TRULY RACIST AND YOU CLINGING TO THIS HERO PALIN THAT HE GIVEN US AND REFUSING REQUIRE HIM TO GIVE US ANSWER ON OUR FUTURE. AND BY THE WAY ITS OPRAH SHOW SHE CAN HAVE WHO EVER SHE WANTS IF YOU DON'T LIKE IT STOP WATCHING HER. AND LETS FOCUS ON THE REAL ISSUE.

I have lost all respect for Oprah. I no longer watch her show.

I find it amazing that people make this a race/gender issue when it is not.

Before making her decision to back Obama, yes, she had various people on her show. After making that decision she also said she would not use her show as a platform for any candidate. And she is staying true to that till after the election. I think she should. Can't interview someone on the McCain team just because she is a woman and not be biased during the interview when she is backing Obama.

Get off it people. Oprah came from humble beginnings and contributes a lot to charities and helps a lot of people, regardless of race or gender. Some of these sobbering comments are from people who must be jealous. Can't think of any other reason.

Linda,
A white woman

I completely agree with Oprah decision for not allowing Palin in her show. The McCain/Palin campaign is viewed like a hoax and an embarrassment to the all world. This election should be about issues and not a distraction. This is not the time to play games when our struggling middleclass are hurting financially and emotionally. This is a serious matter. McCain/Palin campaign is all based on lies and deceits. I think Oprah's show is more important than that, it is about respect, integrity and responsibility. I deplore all of those who made such terrible comment about Oprah and, even called her a racist. Obviously, you are too afraid of loosing the status quo. This show is not there to promote lies or deceive the public but to improve the quality of life of People. I believe Oprah uses common sense over stupidity.

I've been a die-hard Oprah fan for years now. I even stayed a fan after the whole "Dr. Phil phase", which was super obnoxious. But now I can see her for the petty, biased pseudo-journalist I guess she's always been.

I used to be an independent that leaned heavily towards the democrats. After seeing how vicious they've been in 2008, I doubt I'll ever consider a democrat again. The ageism and sexism coming from the Obama supporters is just vile.

Do you speak Palinese???

If you're a minority and you're selected for a job over
"more" qualified candidates you're a 'token hire.'
If you're a conservative and you're selected for a job
over "more" qualified candidates you're a 'game changer.'

White teen pregnancies? A 'blessed event.'
Black teen pregnancies? A 'crisis' in black America.

If you grow up in Hawaii you're 'exotic.'
Grow up in Alaska eating moose burgers, you're the
quintessential 'American story'

Similarly, if you name you kid Barack you're 'unpatriotic.'
Name your kid 'Track', you're 'colorful.'

If you're a Democrat and you make a VP pick without fully
vetting the individual you're 'reckless.'
A Republican who doesn't fully vet his VP pick is a
'Maverick'

If the press wants to get answers on the future VP's stand on issues they are sexist.
If the RNC prints buttons "Hottest Governor from coldest state" it is cute and she is sexy!

If you spend 3 years as a community organizer growing your Organization from a staff of 1 to 13 and your budget from $70,000 to $400,000, then become the first black President of the Harvard Law Review, create a
voter registration drive that registers thousands of new American voters, engage youger people in the political process, spend 12 years as a Constitutional Law professor, then spend nearly 8 more years as a State Senator representing a district with over 750,000 people, becoming chairman of the state Senate's Health and Human Services committee, then spend nearly 4 years in the United States Senate representing a state of nearly 13 million people, sponsoring 131 bills and serving on the Foreign Affairs, Environment and Public Works and Veteran's Affairs committees, you are woefully inexperienced.

However, if you spend 4 years on the city council and 6
years as the mayor of a town with less than 9,000 people, then spend 20 months as the governor of a state with 650,000 people, then you've got the most executive experience of anyone on either ticket, are the Commander-in-Chief of the Alaska military and are well qualified to lead the nation should you be called upon to do so because your state is the closest state to Russia and you can see Russia from a hilltop.

If you are a Democratic male candidate who is popular with millions of people you are an 'arrogant celebrity'.
If you are a popular Republican female candidate you are
"energizing the base."

If you are a younger male candidate who thinks for himself and makes his own decisions you are 'presumptuous'.
If you are an older male candidate who makes last minute
decisions you refuse to explain, you are a 'shoot from the hip' maverick.

If you are a candidate with a Harvard law degree you are
'an elitist-out of touch' with the real America.
If you are a legacy (dad and granddad were admirals)
graduate of Annapolis, with multiple disciplinary infractions you are a hero. If you are Gulliani and your daughter attended Harvard, and you lived in New York you can still call someone else “cosmopolitan” with a sneer and the crowd cheers!

If you manage a multi-million dollar nationwide campaign,
you are an 'empty suit'.
If you are a part time mayor of a town of 9,000 people,
you are an 'experienced executive'.

If you go to a south side Chicago church, your beliefs are an 'extremist'.
If you believe in creationism, that soldiers in Iraq are on a mission of God, and don't believe global warming is man-made, you are 'strongly principled'.

If you have been married to the same woman
for 19 years and raising 2 beautiful daughters with her, you're 'risky'.
If you cheated on your first (Injured) wife with a rich heiress, and then married the heiress the month after you are divorced, you're a good Christian.

If you are a president who says things like "I am the decider" it’s great!
If you miss a beat while talking, you are stammering and stuttering! It's embarrasing.

If you are Oprah and will not have Sarah Palin to your show, you are oooh “racist.”
If you are a FOX anchor and you talk about a “lynch party” for Michelle Obama, “you are misquoted”

If you're a 13-year-old Chelsea Clinton, the right-wing
press calls you 'First dog.'
If you're a 17-year old pregnant unwed daughter of a
Republican, the right-wing press calls you 'beautiful' and 'courageous.'

YEP.PEOPLE ARE SO STUPID "AKA JIM JONES" AS OPRAH THINK'S SHE IS MADONNA.
WRONG COLOR "SARAH" ! YOU DON'T STACK UP TO OPRAH'S ''BOOKING OF THE MONTH CLUB" !

Just because a candidate is a woman doesn't mean they are shining role models for strong political woman. If a female Mussolini rises it isn't a compliment, it's rather a scourge.

Oprah is an extremely successful and intelligent woman, who has built her success on credibility. It is quite understandable that she does not want to be associated with Palin who is clearly a liar and does not have any credibility. It is her show and a great one. By the way, we should not ask Palin to explain foreign policy concepts as obviously she has none. However, she should be able to explain to us how she reconciles her opposition to sex education and the pregnancy of her daughter.

Oprah made the right decision to stop Palin from participating in her show. Ashamed on those who have called her a racist. You are simply wrong and obviously, you don't Oprah. This election is too important to let Mccain and Palin to play dirty tricks on the minds of the American voters. Oprah is a forthright individual who believes in fairness, truth and equal opportunity for all American. She does not believe in dishonesty, deceit or irresponsibility. Oprah is a person who cares and understands the struggle that our middleclass are going through. In a critical moment such like this, this is not the time to listen to empty talk and lies. These expressions as: hockey mom, pit bull, lipstick, the bibliography of a soldier are not the ones going to put food on the table for the middleclass. We deserve better than this, a leader like Senator Obama or Biden who is going to fight for us.

Why does Oprah have to be a racist because she decides to back Obama and not Mccain. She backed who she feels as well as the majority of the country best suited to run this country and not on BUSH POLITICS.

Mccain is pulling every trick out the bag to try and win i.e. choosing PALIN PAWN because she is a woman, glorifying teen pregnancy, spreading lies about Obama, using sympathy regarding his POW because he wasn't smart enough to not get caught, showcasing his wanna be playboy bunny wife. All he talks about is his war experience - please we need Obama.

Those of you railing against Oprah and calling her racist etc, are you serious? Is there anyone alive in there? Did you note the dates on which she had Obama on her show? Both of them were before he was ever a nominee for President. Many of you are just trying to find yet another quasi-legitimate outlet for your own penchant for being racists. Shame on you. She has not had ANY presidential or vice presidential candidate on her show during this election cycle. Period! Get over it and get over yourselves. Oprah, a racist?! You all are silly, jealous, and simply stupid. Enough said.

Oprah refused to have Obama on her show after he entered the presidential race. Why should she make an exception for Obama.

Get over it, if you want your own show, go make your own. I don't watch Oprah but I do believe that she can say who she wants on her show and when she wants them. How can anyone scream out racism? Did you see the waffle box that the conservatives made of Obama? That's racism but you don't hear the Dems pouting. If you really want to hear about Palin ask CNN to cover her. Oprah's obligations are to entertain but she does not have to do tricks for republicans...

I can't believe women in this country support Palin. What morals? She has a 4 month old BABY that she is willing to leave for a job. Right wing people here should be opposed to this- isn't that a part of your "family values" package! Who are the hypocrites here. If she had morals she would have stopped having babies so she could follow her career.

Oh, it may help to get an education and learn english when writing on blogs and expressing your right wing, racist views. You sound like idiots....

I just don't get all the controversy. oprah said she will have Palin on the show after the election. just like she said she will have any one else political on the show after the election. end of story. lets move on.

This is not about oprah, these are the same people who wasn't sure or wasn't going to vote for mccain until he put palin on the ticket.If it's really about women tell me did you boycot and carry on like this for hillary? How do people let other people decision upset them so when it causes no harm or threat to you or your family.I now it's different she's a woman.So do now you blame oprah for every successful everyday mother that's over came the struggles of juggling family and work( which is something to be very proud of) that she don't put on the show.Parent's have you forgotten there are hundred's of us out here .Are we not counted or do it make us less than parent's because were're not running for vp or president.Just think if you don't watch oprah someone else will like me. This boycot let's everyone no that this race is about popularity and not issue. I'm sure this is not the first time you ever disagreed with oprah.Just as you would like to be respected for your strong personal feeling about some one you just meet (palin) respect your neighbours feelings. Let's be fair.All the name calling,bad mouthing,back stabbing is not call for.It's not like she's on her show asking you to vote for him.She didn't say she wouldn't have her on just after nov.4 now if it's about women fairness why does it matter so much if she come's on the show before nov.4 than after election(kinda like the bridge to no where LOL)HER STORY WILL STILL BE A GREAT TO WOMEN.She will still be that same woman that you admired so deeply,wan't she?

who cares about Oprah, she has so much baggage and insecurities... She just covers it with her $$$... She knows the truth... blacks vote by color, they are the most racist..

Those of you railing against Oprah and calling her racist etc, are you serious? Is there anyone alive in there? Did you note the dates on which she had Obama on her show? Both of them were before he was ever a nominee for President. Many of you are just trying to find yet another quasi-legitimate outlet for your own penchant for being racists. Shame on you. She has not had ANY presidential or vice presidential candidate on her show during this election cycle.

Oprah can have anybody she wants on her show. Oprah can support whoever she wants. Bottom line. Period.

Oprah supports Obama, so naturally, why would she want to have Palin on her show? It seems so shallow to me how easily and quickly America has fallen in love with Palin. All she has to do is make a few false jabs at Obama and use the same, "folksy" talk that GW has been doing for years, and now she's America's sweetheart. Just because I have a vagina does NOT mean that I support Palin. Having her on Oprah would only make America fall in love with her even more. Besides, it doesn't matter, what I really want to see is Joe Biden tear her a new one during the debates.


Grow up people, it's her show, she can do what she wants.

Oprah Winfrey is an amazing hypocrite! She has Obama on her show twice and then says she won't get involved with candidates! Of course, this Oprah hypocrisy is nothing compared to her latest outrage. Oprah says she is in favor of a bill aimed at child predators. However, Oprah promotes a book by the head of pedophile cult called MK-ULTRA . It is claimed that this book, written by a child predator named William Thetford, speaks for Jesus Christ in his book, "A Course in Miracles". Oprah promotes this book and of course by inference, pedophile leader, William Thetford, every single day on her radio show. The evidence of women testifying before Federal Hearings about their sexual abuse as children by Oprah's championed author's organization can be found by links to a website:
http://www.newspiritualbible.com/index6

I certainly admire your decision to not invite Palin as one of your guests. I am an 80 year old Caucian female who is tired of politicians thinking we are so clueless as to there motives for gaining votes. I initially wanted Hillary Clinton to be our candidate, but since that can't be, I am totally devoted to Barrack! Please do all you can to make it possible for him to be our next President of our wonderful country!

Oprah is a sick hypo and i should add that she is biased to. Women should condem her for being such a biased freak. Damn you oprah...I have no word to express my hatred for you. Who gives a damn about your show...Guess what chick, Sarah and Hillary are the present and future...you are nothing but the old fat past...shame on you!! I guess all that weight you lost doesn't count much, does it...heheheh....you are one sick hippo. Gal you have shocked the women in this country....you failed yourself and to add, you are a loser!! I think you need to add them pounds back. Shame on you and all the people who believe in your ugly gestures. You are one gal up the hill.

Palin is more befitting the ...JERRY SPRINGER SHOW!

Get REAL...how ANYONE could take this inexperienced ignorant PTA workshop leader seriously as Vice President needs their head exaimined.

Oprah has EVERY right to dictate what and who to have on her show. Why on GODS earth would she want to make a mockery of her show with an idiot like Palin on it.

Frankly, I find the selection of Palin to be an insult to American woman.

It's Ophrah's house, and you can invite anyone you want into your house. I am so sick of all this black and whiite stuff. Ophrah had Obama on her show back 2005-2006, before he became a candidate for President. Don't be so quick to dismiss someone because they do not agree with you. Leave Oprah alone, and invite Sara to your house.

What a group of RACIST RANTS on here.

I guess Black woman can't support a great male candidate if he happens to be Black?

Sure didn't stop WHITE WOMEN from supporting WHITE MALE Presidents.

Clearly, the RACE issue lies with WHITE people whom have issues with seeing a Black contender for the Presidency for the first time.

It's YOUR issue, OWN IT!

As a WHITE WOMAN...I am THRILLED that Oprah supports whom she feels will do the best for this country...without a doubt that is OBAMA!

The racial comments are ridiculous. Why is it that since Barak happens to be a Black man, anyone supporting him is doing so because he is black. This shows you just how Americans think. He is just the best candidate. I can see why Oprah is supporting him. She would not put her name and money on someone she had not investingated and believed they were a viable candidate. If she does not want Palin, then that is her decision.

I AM STILL GOING TO WATCH the OPRAH WINFREY SHOW.sarah does't need to go to the OPRAH show.If she won't make a good vice president,the OPRAH SHOW cannot change that.It's not OPTRAH'S business that McCain chose someone the whole COUNTRY does not know and understand.

Why is everyone so alarmed that Oprah doesn't want Palin on her show? If these upset people were thinking, they should be upset that McCain hasn't been on her show, not Palin. Duhhh, McCain is the candidate running for president, not Palin. The heck with Palin, let's stay focused people.

People.. DROP THE HYPE.The Reb party teams are advising Palin not to do any more shows with anyone who does not endore her-- until it's towards the end. Palin is going to stick in safer grounds now after that Gibson infamous deal- ok?

So how in the world can you guys keep blaming Oprah? Oprah has been beyond fair- she has remained neutral. She is not having any candidates on her show as of now till after her elections. Once the elections started, she could have used her show to hype up Obama and diss the rivals-- but she does not. Admit it-- some of you are mad she does not endore Palin.. and that's just stepping on her rights as a citizen.

Oprah is someone, who despite all this, still wishes you love, light and happiness.. Thanks, but no thanks, for misunderstanding her.

Obsessed people cannot keep using Oprah and sheer logical non-sense in this emotional blackmail thing to let out negative things in their psyche. If you don't understand Oprah.. well.. that's fine. But being obsessed over her is STRANGE!

Wow, Americans really are crazy these days. I'm glad I moved to Canada. I hope you guys enjoy your nuclear missiles when McCain dies of old age and Palin decides to pitbull up to Russia and toss your children into another war.

PS: We evolved from monkeys, you can tell by the amount of poop you all seem to love throwing around.

What's wrong with you, those hockey mom supporters? Lipstick, good old boys, thanks but no thanks and bridge to nowhere give me a break!!!! I am tired of listening to those stupid comments against Oprah. Why are you so concerned about this issue? Myself, every time I heard this kitten voice going around the country and talking about lipstick, good old boys, it really got on my nerves. Our economy is collapsing and people are hurting financially. We need change but not status quo. Good luck.
Thanks

I can not believe with all the issue to discuss we are playing the race game. The president's children are safe while our sons and daughter's are killed in a war that had No guns of mass destruction. They have no worries about where they will live . They have mansions and oil wells and 7 houses.foreclosurs , jobs that are transfered to China. Katrina Victums homeless 3 years later. Healthcare for senior citizens/children.Molestation/child abuse, drugs and the list contiues So what are they worried about. The price of gas, grocery for poor blacks and whites is the same. Don't cut off your nose to spite your face. Vote on issues . By the way it would be all over the media if Obama's girls were pregnant and not married. Many whites received support from Oprah too

I was an oprah fan, no more!!! alot of people feel this way! she is most definitely a big-time racist! cant stand her anymore! sarah palin is a very intellegent woman, osama, i mean obama, is the antichrist, and so is she, in the book, decoding the bible, it says a muslim, will be president, flocks of people, 2012, they will perrish, and the almighty Lord, will tale all the christians with him! look in revalations, obama is a muslim socialist and his wife hats america! wake up you people, get the book, decoding the bible, and read revalations in back of the bible, even the clintons are in that same catagory! lets keep the white house WHITE!!! not BLACK!!! what are we gonna call it, God forbid, if he does get in, the black house, with graffitti on it??????

Oprah is a racist. she should be nautral on the show and pull whatever lever she wants in the voting booth. People want to meet Palin and Oprah should make this happen. I say everyone teach the queen a lesson and don't turn on the show...

I certainly cannot host a MOM whose teenage daughter committed the ultimate SIN, that of eating the forbidden fruit on my show!...No way. Instead of seeking to be on the show, she should spend more time counselling her daughter and asking the almighty God forgiveness for not properly discharging her duties as a mom

Seriously! Oprah is far from the issue you blind fools. I side 100 % with 'no' political party, but I am voting for Obama this time around. Not because he is perfect, no one is or can be. I wish he had greater experience in executive matters, but if experience were everything Bush should have kicked ass as our President, right? To dignify some of the racist feed-back would be worse than making it, and frankly I'm above it. I am a Mexican male at the age of 37 from Napa, niether Oprah or Obama relate exactly to me, but Mccain surely can never relate to my ass either! We should use our f____ing heads here...not just popular belief or trends. The time to grow up is now, if not passed. Please learn or unlearn and then try to make some sense. Keep up the good work Oprah!

I'm glad to see that the majority of people are seeing the real Oprah for what she is. People have been blinded and fooled by her for too many years. She is pure evil,
like the wolf in black sheep clothing. Racist, powerful,
and has a jillion fans that have been fooled hook line and sinker. Wake up Americans, everything that Oprah says and does is not right. Why not have Sarah Palin and John McCain both on HER show. That's right it's HER show. Anyone that watches HER show is supporting HER. Go ahead people get you tickets maybe you'll be there when she gives away her Christmas show goodies.

 
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