Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Flaunting Success in "These Tough Economic Times"

"It's great to have nice homes! It's great to have a private jet! Anyone that tells you that having your own private jet isn't great is lying to you." Oprah Winfrey

The queen of daytime talk has more viewers than all competitors. Looked up to by hundreds of millions of people around the world. Revered as a television diva. Creator of best selling authors. Charitable giver of gifts and money. Career builder for regular contributors (Dr.'s Phil and Oz)! Millionaire creator! But cannot read the memos published by her boy, B-Rock.

Maybe Oprah didn't get the memo from B-Rock concerning flaunting your wealth and success. He has assailed success and wealth as a bad thing from the campaign trail and from the White House. But the other Big O, Oprah, flaunted her success and wealth at the graduation ceremony of Duke University.

Under this current administration it is against American values to have wealth because others are less fortunate. Obama told corporate leaders that they should not be getting in their corporate jets and going down to Las Vegas or to the Super Bowl. But Oprah says it is great to have your own private jet and nice homes and now Obama is heading to Vegas on his corporate jet to stump for political donations for Harry Reid. I guess it is o.k. to go to Vegas on jets now because B-Rock says so!

Has Oprah broken with Obama on his assaults on wealth and class warfare. Probably not. She may have just had a mental lapse as to what the talking points are suppose to be. Or is it that Oprah is getting ready to give away a few jets on an upcoming episode. She has already given away cars so jets and yachts are the next level. She even helped KFC give away millions of free meals last week in one of the biggest chicken runs ever!

Marketers know that Oprah has the Midas Touch when it comes to public opinion and perception. If you want your book to sell, your product to sell or your idea to become mainstream, get it in front of Oprah and her producers and have it lauded on her program. Presto, chango, abracadabra....instant success. Even for frauds like James Frey and Herman Rosenblat.

Now I have no axe to grind with Oprah. I actually like her even though I don't like her politics. I just thought that it is odd that she would get off the plantation with Obama and his assault on wealth and success. I guess if you support him its o.k. to have wealth. And if you don't your wealth came by way of greed and corruption not by hard work and determination and you are not entitled to it.

I want to be in the audience when Oprah gives away a jet or a nice home!

These are my words! Please post yours!


Conservativelikenoother said...

You know what I saw that clip last night and almost burst out in laughter. At first I thought, "Isn't that Oprah?", I could not believe she was saying what she said. I had to go actually make sure it was her on the tv. You know she had a new doo and all. That is not standard liberal protocol. Maybe she has awaken from her sleep of spiritual and political deception and is breaking camp. That was totally strange.

I thought it was a bad thing to be well off and have night things. Or maybe Obama can force her to part with her jet and then sell the proceeds to the poor. That's classic income distribution.

Ron B said...

She can't redistribute her wealth because Obama needs her contributions to the DNC. She can have her wealth because it benefits Obama. He can point to her as a self made successful billionaire that everyone knows on sight.

The Black Sphere said...

SirRonB - You know I'm a huge fan of your words, my friend, fellow patriot, and brother-in-arms. Great blog on the hypocrisy of those who support the Big 0 (that's a zero, folks!), yet endorse him so vigorously. Just shows that having money doesn't eliminate stupid!

Ron B said...

It's always an honor to have the Black Sphere drop by. I just couldn't let this hypocrisy go!
Thanks for the comments.

JGregg said...

ron ... totally down with what your preaching, brother. here's my take on BHO from a few weeks back.

Keep up the great work!

John g.

Ron B said...

thanks for your kind comments and visiting. Please come back.