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    From Newsmax, a bit of catty gossip, from Klein's "The Amateur". I thought this would fit in the estrogen zone.

    Obama and Mooshele had best be careful. Oprah Winfrey's popularity might be down, but she still has a lot of influence. I'm sure the Clintons welcome her friendship. I suspect Oprah isn't the best person to diss.

    I guess she's just another person that O threw under the bus

    Breaking from Newsmax.com Obama’s Betrayal of Oprah Winfrey

    Ed Klein’s blockbuster new best-seller about President Barack Obama chronicles Obama’s shocking betrayal of Oprah Winfrey, disclosing how Oprah helped him win the presidency and then was “frozen out” of the White House after the election.
    Klein’s just-released book skyrocketed to the No. 1 spot on The New York Times best-seller list in its first week in publication and has remained there. In “Amateur: Barack Obama in the White House,” Klein offers surprising, behind-the-scene details about the relationship between Obama, first lady Michelle, and the TV talk superstar.

    When then-Sen. Obama released his book “The Audacity of Hope” — it was Oprah Winfrey who endorsed the book, airing a full hour of her show with the rising star. The book became an instant best-seller — and Obama not only became a millionaire overnight, he also was on his way to national stardom and political success.
    And during the heated Democratic primary in 2008 pitting Obama against Hillary Clinton, Oprah took on great risk by endorsing Obama over Hillary.
    As Klein notes in "Amateur" – Oprah’s endorsement "represented a calculated risk for the queen of daytime television.”

    He added, “It was one thing for her to recommend a book but it was quite another to back a political candidate. She worried that her audience would resent her becoming a partisan for a political candidate.”

    In fact, Oprah’s endorsement played a big role in winning over parts of Middle America for Obama, according to The New York Times. Two university economists estimated that her support was worth more than 1 million votes and decided the primary election.
    As it turned out, a sizeable portion of Oprah’s audience took offense at her backing of Obama and stopped watching her show. After she hit the campaign trail during the primary campaign, Oprah’s favorability ratings slid from 74 to 66 percent, while her unfavorable ratings jumped from 17 to 26 percent.

    Despite using her goodwill and capital, Klein details Obama’s shocking betrayal of Oprah.

    Quoting sources close to Oprah, Klein offers a blow-by-blow account of how Obama’s wife and top staff turned on the TV star.
    After Obama won the White House, Oprah was “largely frozen out of the White House” by senior adviser Valerie Jarrett and Obama’s wife Michelle, because they viewed Oprah as a potential threat to their power.

    Jarrett advised Michelle to “distance herself” from Oprah and cut her out of the White House inner circle, suggesting Oprah “didn’t know her place” or “was a bad influence.” Oprah was trying to become the de facto first lady!

    As far as Michelle was concerned, Oprah’s billions and her elite lifestyle disqualified her as an adviser to Obama, who had no use for wealthy people except as a source of campaign contributions.

    Plus, Michelle is very jealous, a source told Klein, and “doesn’t seem to trust Barack at all. She insists on knowing his every movement and drops in on him at all kinds of odd times.”

    When Oprah and Gayle King — her magazine’s editor-at-large and longtime companion — arrived at the White House for an interview with Michelle, they “were made to wait at the security gate like ordinary visitors,” Klein recounts.

    Oprah stunned Michelle by asking whether she and the president were still fighting a lot. Michelle collected herself and said the arguing had been a “growth point” in their relationship.

    When Michelle announced she was going to devote herself to fighting childhood obesity, Oprah offered to help and suggested Michelle appear on Oprah’s TV show to discuss her campaign. Oprah was told “that wouldn’t fit into the first lady’s plans.”
    After the rebuff, sources told Klein that Oprah raged: “Michelle hates fat people and doesn’t want me waddling around the White House.”
    Michelle was quoted as telling her staff: “Oprah with her yo-yo dieting and huge girth is a terrible role model. Kids will look at Oprah, who’s rich and famous and huge, and figure it’s okay to be fat.”

    Michelle believes Oprah has been getting too close to Hillary Clinton, whom Michelle calls “a snake.”

    "Amateur," based on more than 200 interviews of some of Obama’s closest friends and advisors, offers the most revealing account of the man and his presidency.
    Klein, himself a former New York Times editor, has become the target of media attacks.
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    If Michelle does believe Hillary to be a snake, then Hillary's chances of taking the VP slot from Biden are a little lower than I thought.
    Up until now, I had thought there was a better then even chance that Biden and H Clinton would switch jobs.

    B Clinton wants Hill to run for the top job, and I'm listening carefully to what he says; he rarely says anything without some sort of end game in mind.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Starbuck View Post
    If Michelle does believe Hillary to be a snake, then Hillary's chances of taking the VP slot from Biden are a little lower than I thought.
    Up until now, I had thought there was a better then even chance that Biden and H Clinton would switch jobs.

    B Clinton wants Hill to run for the top job, and I'm listening carefully to what he says; he rarely says anything without some sort of end game in mind.
    I think B Clinton still really has it in for Obama after that disastrous primary between O and Hillary. It has seemed strange how he's been almost endorsing the Republicans. I suspect that if Obama gets another term, he'll make sure that Hillary won't be supported by the dems. Strategically it would be best for Obama to lose big time and for Hillary to be the savior in 2016.

    Bubba might not have good taste in women and might be one of the most unfaithful dogs around, but he's a true political animal with good instincts.

    As far as Michelle, I wouldn't trust that hubby of hers either if I were her. He's way too smooth and cold.
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    This could also be seen as "Just Who Does Oprah Think She Is", depending on one's point of view.
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    Who is Oprah. Let's see. Oprah chose the black guy over the woman for pres to support. Oprah risked her daytime show which is mostly watched by white women, who would seem to lean Hillary. Oprah helped deliver the election to Obama. She is now in charge of a network that isn't doing too hot. She was probably promised a lot of stuff from him. His wife said no.

    That's who she thinks she is.
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    Oprah is restarting her book club

    It would be very unfortunate if she were to feature The Amateur.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Starbuck View Post
    If Michelle does believe Hillary to be a snake, then Hillary's chances of taking the VP slot from Biden are a little lower than I thought.
    Up until now, I had thought there was a better then even chance that Biden and H Clinton would switch jobs.

    B Clinton wants Hill to run for the top job, and I'm listening carefully to what he says; he rarely says anything without some sort of end game in mind.
    I have this feeling if obama wins re-election (I sure hope not) that biden wont be VP for long after that. No way in hell will the DNC allow this retard to be the sitting VP going into the 2016 election.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Starbuck View Post
    B Clinton wants Hill to run for the top job, and I'm listening carefully to what he says; he rarely says anything without some sort of end game in mind.
    He gave an unofficial "endorsement" to Romney last week.


    Harvey Weinstein, , is guest-hosting the old Larry King show on CNN last night, and he's got as his guest Bill Clinton, and here came the question from Harvey Weinstein. "Romney keeps talking about his experience at Bain Capital, producing jobs. Do you think Romney can produce jobs that Obama can't?"

    CLINTON: I think he had a good business career. If you go in and you try to save a failing company, and you and I have friends here who invest in companies, you can invest in a company, run up the debt, loot it, sell all the assets, and force all the people to lose their retirement and fire them. Or you can go into a company, have cutbacks, try to make it more productive with the purpose of saving it. When you try, like anything else you try, you don't always succeed. I don't think that we ought to get into the position where we say this is bad work. This is good work. There's no question that getting up and going to the office and basically performing the essential functions of the office, a man who's been governor and had a sterling business career crosses the qualification threshold.

    Yup, that sounds like an endorsement to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawkgirl View Post
    He gave an unofficial "endorsement" to Romney last week.
    I agree.

    President Clinton is a fiscal conservative. Clinton also knows if Obama wins in 2012 Hillary would have a great chance in 2016 as things will be really screwed up by then.

    Oprah's new television network has lost a ton of money things are not looking good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RobJohnson View Post
    I agree.

    President Clinton is a fiscal conservative. Clinton also knows if Obama wins in 2012 Hillary would have a great chance in 2016 as things will be really screwed up by then..............
    I hear ya. And I believe I know where you're coming from.
    But still, I wonder. When Bill was President we were going through the dot com bubble. We all had money! People who had not a clue were rolling in money. My sister considered herself a great stock trader. Houses appreciated 10% per year, and we all counted on that.

    But I don't believe that Bill had anything to do with it. Bill was just the guy in the office when the surplus arrived. And probably, that surplus would not have arrived if Bill had not been forced to work with a Republican legislature. Remember, the Republicans sent Bill a welfare reform package three times before he finally signed it - then he took credit for it!

    I don't think we know whether Bill is a fiscal conservative or not. He was never challenged with an economy that tested him.
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