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Old 01-08-2018, 09:42 AM
 
Location: USA
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That's all you've got against an Oprah run for president? I wasn't looking forward to the 2020 elections but this could be fun.
No, I have no problem with her weight. It is the double standard from those that criticize Trump's weight, but never mention Oprah's that I don't like.

I don't like Oprah because she is a racist, sexist, far left Progressive.
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Old 01-08-2018, 09:43 AM
 
Location: Crooklyn, New York
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Any chance John Hichenlooper could win?
Honestly, I think just about any sane politician would win against Trump at this point. You only need to do the bare minimum to win most people's vote in 2020.

1. Do not rage Tweet at 3 AM

2. Do not Tweet at all

3. Do not openly judge women on their looks

4. Do not call people names in debates

5. Speak in complete sentences

6. Do not tell blatant lies that can be easily detected/rebutted

7. Do not proclaim to be the best at everything

8. Do not insult world leaders and slam the phone on them

9. Do not spend hours a day watching cable news and live tweeting

10. Do not allow someone into the White House to write a book dissing you

Not a high bar at all.
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Old 01-08-2018, 09:44 AM
 
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What became of the current thread about Oprah's potential candidacy? This thread started last June - the newer, now apparently vanished thread, began as a result of Oprah's speech at last night's Golden Globes awards show. While posters there were largely pro-Oprah, it contained some very thoughtful points and should still be around for those wanting to discuss pros and cons rather than cast politically based aspersions on any party or individual.

What's up, mods??
I wondered the same thing.
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Old 01-08-2018, 09:44 AM
 
Location: Up North
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No, you did not make it clear that you were talking about voting instead of running. I took it as the latter.

You just said standards and did not specify and I talked about both voting and running in my post (that you were resonding to).

It doesn't matter now, because you've made your intentions clearer.

And for the record I thnk those voting standards would be a very bad idea.
Why are those standards a bad idea? Only the working man (note I didn't say any particular race) is paying taxes. Why shouldn't just working people be able to vote?


I mean, if there are reasons for being unemployed (legitimate reasons, like poor health) then we could/should make exceptions, but I think that standard is a fair one.


And since colleges now have diversity quotas and the like, I certainly wouldn't want only those with a college degree to be able to vote. I think my standard is quite sufficient and absolutely FAIR.
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Old 01-08-2018, 09:44 AM
 
Location: West Michigan
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No, I have no problem with her weight. It is the double standard from those that criticize Trump's weight, but never mention Oprah's that I don't like.

I don't like Oprah because she is a racist, sexist, far left Progressive.
Congratulations. You've got one out of those three things correct.
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Old 01-08-2018, 09:46 AM
 
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Why are those standards a bad idea? Only the working man (note I didn't say any particular race) is paying taxes. Why shouldn't just working people be able to vote?


I mean, if there are reasons for being unemployed (legitimate reasons, like poor health) then we could/should make exceptions, but I think that standard is a fair one.


And since colleges now have diversity quotas and the like, I certainly wouldn't want only those with a college degree to be able to vote. I think my standard is quite sufficient and absolutely FAIR.
So you think a family where one parent stays at home with the children should only have 1 vote?
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Old 01-08-2018, 09:46 AM
 
Location: New York City
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Only Republicans want someone like Oprah to run. I haven't heard of one Democrat who wants Oprah to run, not one. But I have heard of numerous Republicans who want her to run.
Well, to be fair democrats only want someone they thought of and pre-selected based on back room deals. They rigged the primaries so Bernie Sanders could not win and they will certainly make sure Oprah can't get the nomination either
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Old 01-08-2018, 09:46 AM
 
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Then it shows lack of will power, and character on her part. If she is so smart, and powerful, you'd think she could stop herself from eating too much. It's called personal discipline.
Pot vs. kettle, then...are you implying that Donny Two-Scoops is not "smart and powerful" and has a "lack of will power and character" and "personal discipline"? Oprah is honest about her issues and has made efforts to deal with them, more than Trump seems to have ever done.

Bring on the bedtime cheeseburgers!
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Old 01-08-2018, 09:46 AM
 
Location: Eastern NC
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No, I have no problem with her weight. It is the double standard from those that criticize Trump's weight, but never mention Oprah's that I don't like.

I don't like Oprah because she is a racist, sexist, far left Progressive.
Trump is the President, Oprah is not. Trump is wide open to criticize especially after he claim to be the healthiest candidate ever during the election. He is an overweight buffoon.
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Old 01-08-2018, 09:47 AM
 
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No, I have no problem with her weight. It is the double standard from those that criticize Trump's weight, but never mention Oprah's that I don't like.

I don't like Oprah because she is a racist, sexist, far left Progressive.
No one would care if Trump was fat if he didn't always comment on the way people looked. He brings that on himself.
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