Oprah gave an incredible speech in Georgia as she campaigned for Stacey Abrams

Oprah Winfrey campaigns for Stacey Abrams in Georgia

I have nothing but pity for those people who believe that Oprah should just stay in her Montecito mansion and not talk about politics, just as I have nothing but disgust for those people who argue that “mean liberals” should stop “harassing” people to get off their asses and vote. You think Oprah hasn’t been disregarded, denigrated and discriminated against? Do you think she’s just some daft rich person with no connection to what’s happening in this country? Oprah KNOWS. Oprah is a citizen. Oprah cares, deeply. So Oprah went down to Georgia to stump for Stacey Abrams for governor, but she took everybody to The Church of Oprah. She gave a speech which was televised on most cable news networks about the right to vote, and how people who refuse to vote are dishonoring their ancestors and their family history. It needed to be said.

As Oprah says, she’s not running for anything. She’s not testing the waters. I genuinely believe she’s given it some thought and decided that she has no interest in running for anything. But she’s hellbent on using the power of her pulpit to GOTV and to support African-Americans and women and African-American women.

Mother’s Husband – aka VP Mike Pence – was also in Georgia yesterday to campaign for Brian Kemp, a Trump-supporting wingnut who is all about guns and people having the “religious liberty” to discriminate against LGBTQ people. Mother’s Husband told his smaller crowd that Abrams is being “bankrolled by Hollywood liberals” and then claimed: “I’d like to remind Stacey, and Oprah, and Will Ferrell, I’m kind of a big deal, too….I’ve got a message for all of Stacey Abrams’ liberal Hollywood friends: This ain’t Hollywood. This is Georgia.” Bitch, go home to Mother.

Oprah went door-to-door too:

Oprah Winfrey campaigns for Stacey Abrams in Georgia

Oprah Winfrey campaigns for Stacey Abrams in Georgia

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  1. Medusa says:

    How cute. He thinks he’s a big deal like Oprah. Did you ask for permission from your “mother”/god/god on earth (a.k.a. mango mussolini) to speak?

    • Aang says:

      This! He thinks he is in the same league as Oprah?

    • ByTheSea says:

      “Bitch, go home to Mother.” That says everything I want to say to Pence.

      This Kemp d!ck is the one on tv with his guns talking about picking immigrants up and “taking care” of them extrajudicially. The fact that the vice president is stumping for such a racist piece of garbage says all that needs to be said about this administration.

    • Tiffany :) says:

      His “this ain’t hollywood” comment is so ignorant. Oprah grew up in Mississippi. She knows the south. For him to act like he is not an imposter but she is, is so tacky. Bigoted jerk.

      • Flan says:

        Oprah is worth so much more than Mike Pence.

      • Still_Sarah says:

        @ Tiffany : Exactly my point. Winfrey came from the South. She was born in Koscuisko, Mississippi. Mississippi is bordered by Tennessee, Alabama, Arkansas and Louisiana FYI (I’m Canadian, so I had to look that up too). Mike Pence was born in Columbus, Indiana. So who knows Georgia and the South better, Mr. Pence?

  2. Annie says:

    She is one in a million and her speech was so inspiring! So great to hear someone who lifts us up instead of only stoking fear.

    • Esmom says:

      Preach.

      And lol at Pence for thinking he is in any way near Oprah’s league.

    • Kitten says:

      Her speech was so amazing. I heard it this morning on the audio version of Hayes’s MSNBC show and I had to stop running for a second because I was so choked up.

      Regardless of what happens with the blue wave, I’m so excited to see the Democratic party FINALLY understanding that candidates should look like their constituents. Some of the best candidates we’ve ever seen on the left are people of color. Gillum and Abrams have worked their asses off to get to where they are. Contrast that against Kemp and DeSantis, two privileged white men who have taken the easiest, most expedient (and often immoral) route to get into power.

      I’m really pumped to see grassroots movements changing the face of the Democratic party and even if candidates like O’Rourke, Abrams, Gillum, Scholten and others don’t win, we still know the truth: they were leaps and bounds the better candidates and in any other normal country they would have won by a landslide.

      • Esmom says:

        Yes. For Trump to DARE to call Abrams unqualified is enraging. Seeing both Abrams’ and Gillum’s slimy opponents enjoy so much support despite their cowardice and amorality is also enraging.

        But yes, trying to take hope for the future even if these races tragically don’t go our way.

    • Megan says:

      If I opened my door and Oprah was standing on my front step I would pass out.

      I have donated several times to Abrams campaign because I want her to win because she will be great for GA, we need more women governors because it gives them the experience they need to run for president, and because we need to show that our elections will not be stolen from us.

    • Trashaddict says:

      I’m tearing up hearing this. My teenage son told me today he doesn’t want to get involved in politics, he probably won’t vote when he grows up. His ancestors have known being oppressed as Jews. I told him not to say that in front of me. Oprah is saying what needs to be said to young people and anyone who thinks it’s not worth it.
      And she didn’t have to be generous about appealing to all sisters, but she was. God bless her for getting out the message, and getting it out so powerfully. Good luck Stacey Abrams! I wish I could vote for her!

  3. Doodle says:

    Yes, dear, you are kind of a big deal. And the history books will prove that. You’re just not the kind of big deal you think you are.

  4. Jerusha says:

    Oprah delivered one of the best speeches I’ve ever heard. She said what needed to be said. Please let it light a fire in thousands of voters.

    I hear that in its next update Webster’s will print a picture of pence as its definition of bland.

    • Esmom says:

      Yes, let’s hope it gets out the vote like gangbusters.

      I disagree about Pence being bland, which to me implies innocuous. Which he most definitely is not.

      • Jerusha says:

        Not bland in his actions, motivations, harm he causes or evil, but in his persona. Which, I guess, is his secret weapon.

      • Esmom says:

        Yes. But it’s funny if you watch old clips of him when he was a ranting radio host, this low-key persona of his is most definitely an act.

      • Sadezilla says:

        He’s such a whack job. That was the radio show on which he railed about Mulan!

  5. BlueSky says:

    Yeah the same Georgia where they filmed “Black Panther”, “The Walking Dead”, “Atlanta”, just to name a few?? That Georgia? The state with a billion dollar film industry and where a lot of celebrities live???

  6. Susie says:

    yeah… normally “powerful people” do not need to remind others of their powers… they just have them.
    And yes, when us sisters get together we can accomplished the impossible… 4 more days…

  7. OSTONE says:

    Hubby and I already voted for her in GA!

  8. Jerusha says:

    Today is my birthday, but Good People of the USA, you can wait until Tuesday(my Repub sis’ b’day)to give me the best present ever. Thank you in advance.

    • Christin says:

      Happy Birthday, and may you receive a most wonderful belated present!

    • MarcelMarcel says:

      🌈Happy birthday! Since I’m an Australian I can’t help give you a birthday gift.
      However my Prime Minister is a nut job who believes in sending LGBT+ youths to conversion therapy. He also enables the systematic abuse of refugees.
      So fingers crossed you get your birthday present and I get a similar one next year!🎉

  9. Krysha says:

    She did what she’s good at, and hopefully it works to energize her fans to vote. The Dems need all the help they can get. Also I’m glad she’s using her platform for good.
    However, slightly off topic, isn’t she still the spokesperson for Weight Watchers? I wonder what they think about her gaining it all back…

    • Oh-Dear says:

      She’s now part-owner of Weight Watchers. I’m sure the Execs knew who they were signing with.

    • MarcelMarcel says:

      She’s charismatic, hard working, clever and well connected. I imagine Weight Watchers thought Oprah could help them make a stack of money. Which she already has and will presumably continue to do.

  10. IlsaLund says:

    Oprah said what needed to be said. That’s the same message I’ve gotten on my soapbox and preached to my children since they were young. People marched, fought and died for you to have the right to vote, don’t dishonor them by not voting.

    I’m appalled at the obstacles states implement to deny people their constitutional right to vote, it absolutely boggles my mind. I read an article where in Dodge City, Kansas, the only city polling place was moved miles outside of the city….thereby disenfranchising thousands of minority voters. I early voted in Maryland. I walked into my polling place, provided my name, address and date of birth which was checked against the registration records. Once verified, I was handed my paper ballot and voted. And if I hadn’t been registered to vote, I could have registered during early voting. Also on the ballot was a constitutional amendment that would allow voter registration on Election Day which I voted for. I’m so thankful to live in a state where you’re encouraged and supported in voting.

  11. Jessica says:

    Glad she did this. Hopefully she can have a similar effect on this race as she did on Obama’s Iowa campaign. I love Beto but far too much attention and energy goes into on him and not on races that are actually within reach like Abrams, gillium, and the lady in Arizona who is toe to toe with the republican opponent. Dems are too obsessed with creating white male stars and the new Kennedy or whatever.

  12. Biting Panda says:

    Grateful for her turn out. Grateful for anyone who is out here helping, Stacey.

    Here’s what I want to know….where are the young and influential celebrities? Taylor Swift was able to increase voter registration, can you imagine if she – or someone with her kind of sway – was down here, knocking on doors, visiting campuses, making sure the 18-24 year olds get out and vote? We have to have them to go Blue. That’s all there is to it. Just women, just African Americans, it won’t be enough. We need to vote in numbers too big to deny, and that means we need the young people to get out and vote. Where are they people they care about making sure they know WHAT to care about?

  13. Giddy says:

    Oprah brought her magic and her truth. Her speech was absolute perfection. I’ve missed her and Obama so much. They stir and inspire crowds and appeal to our better angels and our patriotism. Meanwhile, the Tangerine Tyrant was lying, moaning, and instructing the army to fire upon the caravan of migrants. He easily wins the contest for worst President ever.

    • H says:

      He may have to beat out Ulysses S. Grant for that title, but I’m sure by 2020, Trump will have won that contest. Ugh.

      • Jerusha says:

        I think a great many historians had already awarded him the Worst President in History title last year.

  14. Chisey says:

    I think it’s so great that Oprah is canvassing, but a part of me wonders if for a second the woman who answered the door thought Oprah was here to tell her she’d won a car or something but nope, she’s here to talk to you about voting.

  15. Sadezilla says:

    I want Stacey Abrams to win so badly! She is a great candidate and her opponent couldn’t be worse. Disgusting man.

    She also made Meghan McCain look like the petty intellectual lightweight she is on the View. Get ‘em, Stacey!

  16. Nev says:

    excellence.

  17. Fluffy Princess says:

    When I heard Pence say, “This ain’t Hollywood, this is Georgia.” My first thought was, “Bish, do you know how many production companies TV/Movies are made in Georgia?” And then I read that Georgia gets almost 10 BILLION dollars in revenue from all of these “Hollywood liberals.”

    I live in LA, and I really wish I could vote for Stacey Abrams! She is awesome.

    • noway says:

      My first 2 thoughts were hey dumb dumb you are from Indiana not Georgia either, so don’t think your comment holds too much water there. Second, if you hate Hollywood so much why are you working for a reality star?

  18. Mrs. Smith says:

    Yea–the “this is Georgia” line was such a terrible way to reinforce the message of “the south don’t (shouldn’t) change.” I appreciate this site for running these two speeches in the same link so you can see the difference. I’m a southerner and this stuff upsets me so much. I’ve already voted (!) and have to measure my intake of news like this because if I think about it too much, I can’t sleep or function normally.

  19. Philo says:

    I’ve got little time for Oprah these days. One – it’s a gubernatorial seat. Yeah, thanks for the help in saving our country O. Not like we need to win Congressional seats or this game is over. She just shills her various crap now and does little when the shit gets real. Kavanaugh hearings? Not a peep from O. The exact hour women were walking out of work in support of Ford? She was posting on Instagram about Weight Watchers. Cosby? Not a word. She has and always will choose her brand and money over taking any real stand against something.

    • Gridlock says:

      Yes but the bourgeois white liberals like to overlook that because they think that singing Oprah’s praises makes THEM look good.

  20. Gridlock says:

    The mainstream entertainment and mainstream media news (which Oprah is part of) are NOT in the business of enlightening or enhancing political consciousness. In fact, their objective is to suppress information, data, and facts that will produce a well-informed politically astute public.

    That’s why Rachel Maddow discussed Stormy Daniels 450 times and never mentioned the genocide in Yemen. That’s why during the 2016 Presidential election MSNBC, CNN ,and FOX gave billions of dollars of free coverage to the buffoon Trump and hardly a penny to the pseudo socialist Bernie Sanders.

    And that’s also why you’ll hear CNN and MSBC tout how well “Trump’s economy” is doing while neglecting to mention that more than 30 million US citizens are indigent, have no healthcare, and more than 60% of the population does NOT have enough cash to cover a $400.00 emergency.

    The entire mainstream media industry is controlled by multinational corporations which work hand-in-hand with the surveillance state. Their purpose is to omit crucial information which would allow the public to accurately analyze events. The conscious omission of information provides an easy way to psychologically manipulate the public. The viewer is only told what they need to know in order to reach the conclusions that the surveillance state deems appropriate.

    And that’s why you’ll see the “same” commentators and panelists all the time– they’re the trusted ones.
    They’ll never seriously challenge the status quo. The trusted panelists never discuss US imperialism or the plutocratic economic system that generates extreme wealth and income inequality.

    When you think about it–why would the ruling class, who own the mainstream media want it to be used as an organizing tool against them. And why would the ruling class go out of their way to generate outrage against themselves.