This is a big week in America. Every seat in the House and thirty-three seats are up for grabs in the Senate. Not to mention the state races.
That means celebrities came out of the woodwork to endorse Democratic candidates before the November 6th General Election.
And media mogul Oprah Winfrey was one of them who made a race-baiting speech that was completely unacceptable.
Democratic candidate Stacey Abrams made headlines this week when Oprah Winfrey campaigned on her behalf.
Winfrey literally went door-to-door for gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams.
Winfrey literally went door-to-door for gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams
But last Thursday Winfrey gave a race-baiting speech in Atlanta, Georgia.
Winfrey said, “I’m here today because of the men and because of the women who were lynched, who were humiliated, who were discriminated against, who were suppressed, who were repressed and oppressed … I refuse to let their sacrifices be in vain.”
Winfrey’s stoking racial resentment here.
When she used “lynched,” it was a gross tactic.
It’s fear mongering.
Winfrey is well aware of her audience.
Those kind of comments scare people into voting Democrat.
Voters should be able to see right through the rhetoric and she uses her star power to do such.
The fact remains that African Americans are doing better under President Trump’s administration than they did under former President Obama’s administration.
African American unemployment is at an all-time low thanks to President Trump and Republicans.
The sad thing is that Oprah knows this.
The Georgia governor’s race is one of the most closely watched campaigns.
That’s why President Trump and Vice President Mike Pence visited Georgia recently visited Georgia to endorse secretary of state Brian Kemp for governor.
Pence said, “I heard Oprah is in town today. I heard Will Ferrell was going door-to-door the other day. I’d like to remind Stacey and Oprah and Will Ferrell, I’m kind of a big deal, too.”
Movie star Will Ferrell also went door-to-door to campaign on behalf of Abrams.
Of course it made news because pictures of him surfaced.
Ferrell lives in California too, which makes his campaign disingenuous.
The only reason why Ferrell and the rest of Hollywood want Abrams to win is because of the tax incentives Georgia gives to film productions.
They believe that if Kemp wins then that will change.
It’s all about money.
Pence also said, “And I’ve got a message for all of Stacey Abrams’s liberal Hollywood friends: This ain’t Hollywood. This is Georgia and Georgia wants a governor that’s going to put Georgia values and Georgia first. And Brian Kemp is going to do just that.”
Atlanta definitely isn’t Hollywood.
Trump also took aim at Abrams.
Trump also took aim at Abrams
He spoke before thousands at Middle Georgia Regional Airport hangar and called her “radical.”
Trump also said that she’s “one of the most extreme far-left politicians in the country.”
That’s probably why Oprah Winfrey went to Atlanta to endorse her.
She claimed during the race-baiting speech, “I paid to come here myself, and I approved this message.”
It’s not like she can’t afford it.
Is that supposed to be some sort of feat?
It’s not impressive that she paid for a trip down to Atlanta.