Oprah Winfrey-Queen of the Enablers
Second thoughts, Sister Girl? Naw. [UPDATE: 1/22/13, one day post-Inauguration] Then again, mebbe so. Gossip and rumors of dissension within the ranks of our smirksome Royal Couple and their courtiers do provide a bit of a lift, albeit minor and temporary.
One need look no further than her celebrated struggle with weight to demonstrate Oprah’s own mad suicidal embrace of her Beloved Barack and his limousine Marxism. Not to mention her own hypocrisy or, to be more charitable and trendier, her “conflicted dysfunctional thinking.”
Oprah speaks, not just for voiceless fat women, underweight gays/transgendered, normally proportioned minorities, slightly pudgy paupers and every victimized chic voting bloc on American soil, but unintentionally for thousands and thousands of privileged, hypocritical millionaires in love with Obama/Socialism. It sounds so good, it feels so good, and it costs her nothing. On the contrary, such open-hearted, open-handed sentiments softens that unfortunate image of Rich Greedy Capitalist, and, in the case of high-profile types like Big O and other corporate cronies, it buys all sorts of special perks and breaks unavailable to the lesser among us.
Here she is explaining her weight problems in her Foreword to one of weight/health guru Bob Greene’s books: newly rich & successful, everyone wants a piece of her…so she EATS: “Then everybody came out of the woodwork. Distant family members, who I barely knew, wanted me to completely take care of them or wanted to work for me. Relatives I hadn’t seen since I was ten years old showed up demanding thousands of dollars ‘because we’re family.’ Helping my family was something I wanted to do, but I didn’t know how to handle the total strangers who came to Chicago claiming to have spent their last dime leaving a battering spouse, or the teenagers who’d run away from home.”
Sounds like all the Worthy Entitled who voted for Barack! Well, you can relax. There’s a happy ending for our girl: “I finally made a decision…I set up trust funds with a finite amount of cash for the people to whom I wanted to give money. And to those I had no connection, I said no, and meant it.”
All those sponges (people she didn’t even know!) greedily demanding free goodies from Big Momma!! Deplorable. Good for Oprah. Now if only the rest of us were as entitled to the same choices about what we’ve earned as billionaire pop culture icons.