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The Oprah tells Obama 'no' for Obamacare help
« on: October 21, 2013, 07:37:56 AM »

Oprah Tells Obama 'No' for Obamacare Help

Sunday, 20 Oct 2013 04:27 PM

By Sandy Fitzgerald

Celebrities may be lining up to push the president's healthcare insurance plan, but Obamacare will not be getting any Oprahcare any time soon.

 Talk show queen Oprah Winfrey, who went all out during the 2008 presidential election to help President Barack Obama win the White House, is spurning the Oval Office's advances when it comes to promoting the troubled Affordable Care Act, wrote best-selling author Ed Klein in a New York Post piece Sunday.

 "The story of why Oprah has changed her tune and gone AWOL on ObamaCare goes well beyond mere gossip," wrote Klein, author of "The Amateur: Barack Obama in the White House."

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 "It speaks volumes about the convergence of celebrity and politics under Obama and about a president who thinks nothing of using and then discarding his most loyal supporters."

 In fact, Klein says a close advisor of Winfrey's reported the media mogul gave the White House an "immediate, flat-out, unequivocal no" when she was invited to the White House in August to discuss publicizing the president's health care plan.

 White House adviser Valerie Jarrett had phoned Winfrey in August to invite her to the White House to meet with a host of other stars, including Amy Poehler, Jennifer Hudson and Alicia Keys to meet with Obama to discuss publicizing the law.

 Winfrey instead sent a lower-level representative from one of her talent agencies. As the president's healthcare plan has turned into the train wreck its Republican opponents have been calling it all along, the woman who brought millions of votes to Obama's first presidential campaign has not lifted a finger to help him out.

 Klein said Winfrey is still feeling snubbed because she did not get the unfettered access she expected to the Obama White House when she was stumping nationwide for him. While she campaigned heavily for him in 2008, giving her first-ever presidential endorsement, she backed away for the 2012 race, saying that she was too busy launching her new cable network, OWN, to join in the campaign.

 "What was not reported was that, in return, Oprah was promised unique access to the White House if Obama won," Klein said. "She’d get regular briefings on initiatives and a heads-up on programs to give her material for her fledgling cable network, OWN."

 A source close to Winfrey told Klein that there were big plans, and a team was put together to come up with proposals that would benefit them both, but nothing happened, and OWN has struggled since its debut.

 "Oprah sent notes and a rep to talk to Valerie Jarrett, but nothing came of it," the source said. "It slowly dawned on Oprah that the Obamas had absolutely no intention of keeping their word and bringing her into their confidence.”

And while Winfrey has claimed she is too busy to become involved in politics, she did find time to host a recent huge fundraiser for Newark Mayor Cory Booker, who ended up winning his state's Senate seat this past week.

 Winfrey's friends protest that the first lady of talk shows is on the outs with Obama and his wife Michelle. They note that Winfrey called the first lady after the 2012 election to congratulate her, and that Michelle Obama invited her to dinner with the family. But that dinner hasn't happened.

“Oprah was hoping there would be a genuine change in the atmospherics,” a friend told Klein, “But there hasn’t been. Clearly, she is being rebuffed at the level of Michelle and Valerie. And, just as obviously, President Obama hasn’t interfered on Oprah’s behalf.”
Klein noted that in "The Amateur," the first lady is jealous of Winfrey and furious that her husband was seeking her advice.

“For her part, Oprah doesn’t like being with Michelle, because the first lady is constantly one-upping the president and anybody else around her,” an Oprah advisor told Klein. “Oprah has struck back by banning the Obamas from her O, The Oprah Magazine."

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 The advisor said that Oprah is "hurt and angry...she knows how to hold a grudge."

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Re: The Oprah tells Obama 'no' for Obamacare help
« Reply #1 on: October 24, 2013, 09:18:05 AM »
Joseph Carducci writes:I remember that I used to watch the Oprah show. In fact, I actually even enjoyed it. But then, she decided to support Obama in his presidential campaign. In fact, she really did a lot more than simply let her support be know, she effectively campaigned for him. This really turned me off. It seems that I was not the only one, either since Oprah is reported to have lost about half of her audience as a result of this.

Personally, these events made me really wonder about what was going on. Why did a powerful woman like Oprah, who had been incredibly non-political up to this point, suddenly go wild-eyed ga-ga over Obama? Was it because she had the chance to help put the first black man into the presidency? Maybe. Obviously all of her reasons are her own. However, we are beginning to see more insight into this interesting relationship.

Author Edward Klein has recently written a book about Obama called ‘The Amateur.’ In this book he sheds a lot of light into the Obama’s dealing with Oprah including how they alienated one of the most powerful women in America. According to Klein, one of the main ways in which the Obama’s elicited the support of Oprah was by promising her unprecedented access, literally making her into a member of their inner circle. Perhaps Oprah was intoxicated with the idea of being so close to the hallowed halls of real power?

It also seems like Oprah had already intended to build out her new network. She had hoped to leverage this ‘unprecedented’ access to the Obama Regime and make it a part of this new network. According to sources that spoke with Klein, there were big plans in the works and Oprah even put together a team to come up with proposals that would have been helpful to both sides.

Instead of all of this coming to fruition, the Obama Regime basically did not keep their promises. ...
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Re: The Oprah tells Obama 'no' for Obamacare help
« Reply #2 on: October 27, 2013, 08:41:45 AM »
More from Andrea Peyser:
The thrill is gone.

The day voters elected President Obama in ’08, I watched, amazed, as heavy Chicago traffic was parted like the Red Sea by law enforcement to let through Oprah Winfrey and her entourage of SUVs. You won’t see anything like that again.

Today, Oprah avoids Obama like leprosy. She didn’t campaign for his 2012 re-election. And when Obama aide Valerie Jarrett asked Oprah to attend an Obama fete of A-listers last summer (Amy Poehler, Jennifer Hudson, Alicia Keys) to discuss ways to generate buzz for the health-care law, she refused the invite. Oprah instead sent a low-level rep, an insult, author Edward Klein wrote in The Post.

Did the beautiful friendship end over a girl fight?

In his book “The Amateur,’’ Klein argued that Michelle Obama was jealous that her husband sought Oprah’s advice. Oprah was then frozen out of the White Ho* se. Taking her grudge to the next level, O has banned the Obamas from her “O’’ magazine.

A star is treated like regular folk. What a pity.
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