Oprah was interviewed recently by Parade magazine, mostly on her soon to be launched TV Network. After the usual gushing praise and ass-kissing, readers were treated to the following little exchange.
Can I ask about President Obama? Are you concerned, disappointed?
"No. I think that no one understands until you’ve been in that seat the enormous pressure to please and satisfy everybody. And I think instead of being grateful for where we are and what he has done, we’ve forgotten that we were on the brink of a depression when he took over this office. And as everybody celebrates the holiday season and sits around with their families, regardless of your circumstance, we could’ve had breadlines. How soon we forget that."
Depression? Breadlines, Oprah?
“ I've been in Washington for almost 40 years. I've seen a lot of Congresses come and go. But I can't remember a group of lawmakers who accomplished more than the folks who just wrapped up their work.”
“With their help, we repealed "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" and ratified the START arms control treaty. We passed a new law to rein in the abuses on Wall Street and protect consumers. We reformed the health care system and passed the Recovery Act to get our economy growing again.”
“Two years ago, we were staring into an abyss. The financial crisis was the worst this country has faced since the Great Depression.
“But this Congress passed the largest set of tax cuts for the middle class since President Reagan, the largest education reform since President Johnson, the largest infrastructure investment since President Eisenhower, and the largest clean-energy bill ever.”
“Now -- even though we still have a ways to go -- the economy is growing again.”
When Democrats took control of Congress, unemployment was 4.6%. When Obama took office unemployment was at 7.7%. November 2010 unemployment is 9.8%.
We also see that the 111th Congress Added More Debt Than First 100 Congresses Combined.
According to Rasmussen Reports for December 28, 2010, “28% of the nation's voters Strongly Approve of the way that Barack Obama is performing his role as president. Thirty-nine percent (39%) Strongly Disapprove, giving Obama a Presidential Approval Index rating of -11.”
Just prior to the mid-term elections, the Washington Post said about the Democrat Speaker of the House, “Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) heads into the midterm elections less popular among U.S. voters than at any other time in her historic tenure.”
Voters turned Democrats out of the House in near historic proportions, setting up this lame duck congress that just rammed some of the worst legislation we have seen down the country’s throats.
Joe Biden is moderately wealthy, but has lifetime benefits we can only dream of from his career in government, all paid by the taxpayers.
Oprah is wealthy beyond anyone’s wildest dreams as well. They are insulated from the actual suffering of the masses they try to convince how much better off they are.
Neither seems prepared to “redistribute their wealth,” but are only too ready to redistribute someone else’s.
If Oprah has breadlines on her mind, it must be from visions of her staring in a remake of the late 1930’s depression era book and later propaganda movie, the Grapes of Wrath, A John Steinbeck story about “a poor family of sharecroppers driven from their Oklahoma home by drought, economic hardship, and changes in financial and agricultural industries. Due to their nearly hopeless situation and in part because they were trapped in the Dust Bowl, the Joads set out for California. Along with thousands of other “Okies,” they sought jobs, land, dignity and a future.”
And who comes to their rescue? Government!
Of the story, Steinbeck is quoted as saying, "”I want to put a tag of shame on the greedy bastards who are responsible for this [the Great Depression and its effects].”
Sounds very familiar to me.
Sounds too like the breadlines are more a possibility now than I’ve seen in my entire adult life.
Obviously, Oprah and Biden have completely detached themselves from the reality of what is happening in America.
What would we do without wealthy Democrats, wallowing in their own wealth and greed, telling us we are too stupid to know how much better off we have it with ever increasing taxes, unemployment and strapping future generations with unimaginable debt?