News Max – by Sandy Fitzgerald
Celebrities may be lining up to push the president’s healthcare insurance plan, but Obamacare will not be getting any Oprahcare any time soon.
Talk show queen Oprah Winfrey, who went all out during the 2008 presidential election to help President Barack Obama win the White House, is spurning the Oval Office’s advances when it comes to promoting the troubled Affordable Care Act, wrote best-selling author Ed Klein in a New York Post piece Sunday.
“The story of why Oprah has changed her tune and gone AWOL on ObamaCare goes well beyond mere gossip,” wrote Klein, author of “The Amateur: Barack Obama in the White House.”
“It speaks volumes about the convergence of celebrity and politics under Obama and about a president who thinks nothing of using and then discarding his most loyal supporters.”
In fact, Klein says a close advisor of Winfrey’s reported the media mogul gave the White House an “immediate, flat-out, unequivocal no” when she was invited to the White House in August to discuss publicizing the president’s health care plan.
White House adviser Valerie Jarrett had phoned Winfrey in August to invite her to the White House to meet with a host of other stars, including Amy Poehler, Jennifer Hudson and Alicia Keys to meet with Obama to discuss publicizing the law.
Winfrey instead sent a lower-level representative from one of her talent agencies. As the president’s healthcare plan has turned into the train wreck its Republican opponents have been calling it all along, the woman who brought millions of votes to Obama’s first presidential campaign has not lifted a finger to help him out.
Klein said Winfrey is still feeling snubbed because she did not get the unfettered access she expected to the Obama White House when she was stumping nationwide for him. While she campaigned heavily for him in 2008, giving her first-ever presidential endorsement, she backed away for the 2012 race, saying that she was too busy launching her new cable network, OWN, to join in the campaign.
“What was not reported was that, in return, Oprah was promised unique access to the White House if Obama won,” Klein said. “She’d get regular briefings on initiatives and a heads-up on programs to give her material for her fledgling cable network, OWN.”
A source close to Winfrey told Klein that there were big plans, and a team was put together to come up with proposals that would benefit them both, but nothing happened, and OWN has struggled since its debut.
“Oprah sent notes and a rep to talk to Valerie Jarrett, but nothing came of it,” the source said. “It slowly dawned on Oprah that the Obamas had absolutely no intention of keeping their word and bringing her into their confidence.”
And while Winfrey has claimed she is too busy to become involved in politics, she did find time to host a recent huge fundraiser for Newark Mayor Cory Booker, who ended up winning his state’s Senate seat this past week.
Winfrey’s friends protest that the first lady of talk shows is on the outs with Obama and his wife Michelle. They note that Winfrey called the first lady after the 2012 election to congratulate her, and that Michelle Obama invited her to dinner with the family. But that dinner hasn’t happened.
“Oprah was hoping there would be a genuine change in the atmospherics,” a friend told Klein, “But there hasn’t been. Clearly, she is being rebuffed at the level of Michelle and Valerie. And, just as obviously, President Obama hasn’t interfered on Oprah’s behalf.”
Klein noted that in “The Amateur,” the first lady is jealous of Winfrey and furious that her husband was seeking her advice.
“For her part, Oprah doesn’t like being with Michelle, because the first lady is constantly one-upping the president and anybody else around her,” an Oprah advisor told Klein. “Oprah has struck back by banning the Obamas from her O, The Oprah Magazine.”
The advisor said that Oprah is “hurt and angry…she knows how to hold a grudge.”
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13 thoughts on “Oprah Tells Obama ‘No’ for Obamacare Help”
A big Rat just jumped ship!
Ms Winfrey is a lot of things but she is NOT a rat,
I have huge respect for her because she has literally become one of the wealthiest women in the world from a total average nobody,
And did it when women, let alone a black woman, just didnt achieve that sort of success. She has done more for more people than anyone else hands down and she employs literally hundreds of people between her properties and her network, in an age when NOBODY is creating any jobs.
Kulafarmer, did you overdose on kool-aid or something? I hope you are being sarcastic because you truly CAN’T be serious. I don’t even know where to begin with that and how corrupt that woman is.
This whole thing is a ruse. This woman is a rat and I say she is playing controlled opposition here. She’s an elitists and an Illuminati controlled puppet and if you are going to preach like other hopeless sheeple that she made it on her own, that she cares and that she is all about helping women and talking about issues that effect people’s lives, then I got nothing left to say except, see ya in the FEMA camp.
Absolutely correct, NC
why doesn’t O Winfrey come out with the truth of Obummer…his fake birth certificate, his fake SS card, his fake military registration, his hidden records, his communist taught background of which he is now putting us through the ringer with, his murderous mind set, dictatorial, unconstitutional executive orders…boy thats just a start on the guy….
You’re telling me she is supposedly so brilliant but doesn’t know any of this?
I don’t think so!!!
Is Kula some sort of heavy psychotropic drug?
That’s what I’m wondering. Has Kula been drinking or something?
Admittedly, this was a trolling expedition. I’m shocked by what I caught. kulafarmer must have left his computer on and got punked by someone.
This is not what I expected.
Hey guys, sorry for the differing opinion, she owns a property about 4 miles from my house, i have worked there and have a bunch of friends who are currently working there, from my experience they are good people and have treated us all more than fair considering the work situation out here, a job that pays is better than being unemployed and they will keep these guys busy for many years,
That said, im sure we have ALL done or said things that others would view as not cool to others, but in this case i know i am glad my friends are working and are for the most part in a good place. But again, sorry for the shocker!
Reading about Oprah isn’t something I want to do in the morning.
I’ve not been a fan of, nor respected, Oprah Winfrey from way back many years now and I have to say I agree with NC on this one. One cannot buy people and expect loyalty and the way she uses her money to make herself look good simply does not earn my respect.
Those car keys hidden underneath the seats of audience members is an example of what I’m talking about. She bought ratings right there in front of everyone not to mention she exploited her audience on national TV. Not very nice I’d say.
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I seldom watched any of her shows…You are right Cathleen, on her shows she exploited her audiences, fact sometimes blatantly so…I recall all the publicity leading up to and her claiming she gave away many many new cars in a row when actually General Motors owned the cars and gave them away………she is a fake……….
In the right place at the right time, kind of fake..that’s it….And Black helped her in that…..had she been white, may then not of even heard of her….she wouldn’t have gone anywhere…
What do expect from “celebrities”? Don’t trust ’em, even that gun totin’ rock star…whatshisname…and that Huckabee lovin’ actor, too…
Ms. thing’s network, OWN…………… OWN in reverse NWO.