Could Oprah Be Elected President?
I’d like to say celebrate it with a HUGE, YES!
Oprah is one of the most successful moguls of our time.
A self made billionaire who did it all without her daddy’s money.
She’s an icon who has great sway over millions of people across the country, especially in areas where Democrats performed poorly in 2016.
Some even say she’s the reason why Barack Obama became President.
A ubiquitous celebrity with a successful business record?
Sounds like the perfect person to take down Donald Trump in 2020.
But while it sounds like a good idea, there are reasons why it probably will never happen.
We are the same society who lets a rapist off with a slap on the wrist because he also swam on the Stanford swim team.
Then there’s the President.
President Trump had 20+ allegations of sexual assault come out while he was running to be president.
Many people in this country did not care.
America voted for a man with dozens of allegations of sexual misconduct because Hillary Clinton had a private email server.
It is just harder to do it as a woman in this country.
So the American people spoke and chose the person who has the characteristics and personality traits of a racist, misogynist, xenophobe, homophobe, etc.
So when I’m asked if I think Oprah could ever be president I unfortunately have to think that we as a country have a problem with women in powerful positions.
Not to mention black women in positions of power.
Remember how long it took to confirm Loretta Lynch to be Attorney General?
The United States is not ready to be blessed by Oprah.
She’s a humanitarian who actually gives a great deal to charity unlike our current President who just pretends to.
The country has spoken on how qualified one must be to be President and Oprah certainly fits the new qualifications.
Of course anyone does as long as they were on a middling reality show and are willing to “grab it”.
Many people spoke up and made it very clear they did not like President Barack Obama, of course what specifically they didn’t like about him was never made clear.
The moment President Trump was inaugurated it was clear that President Obama’s blackness was the problem greatly affecting our nation.
The moment he was sworn in “we took our country back” and America became great again.
In their eyes, Obama could never be truly American due to his blackness.
Even for those who don’t take it that far, the idea that Trump and Obama have been treated equally is laughable.
The Trump administration has what is an alarming amount of ties to Russia- not a conspiracy but a fact.
Had this been President Obama he would have been impeached already, and have had 20 different investigations on his involvement with Russia.
So it doesn’t take much stretching to say that Hillary Clinton lost because she was not the right gender for the job, and President Obama’s so called horrific job was due to him being a black man.
So unfortunately, America is not ready for an African-American female president- not even one who was forged in the same 1980s daytime television/ tabloid milieu as the current White House occupant.
The double standard has proven itself true too many times in the past few years for us to ignore it.
Someday, hopefully in our lifetime we are able to see that diversity siting in the oval office.
But it won’t be in 2020.
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