Oprah Winfrey hit the campaign trail for Georgia’s Democrat gubernatorial candidate, Stacey Abrams, while Vice President Mike Pence fired back on behalf of Republican Brian Kemp.
Winfrey spoke at a campaign rally for Abrams, lauding her for such incredibly generic platforms as being the candidate who “cares about the things that matter.”
Yes, that pretty much encompasses everybody on the planet. Nobody sits around and says, “Ya know, I only care about the unimportant stuff.”
Oprah tossed in a few other terms that sound good with Democrat voters but amount to very little value; “common-sense gun control” for example.
Still, Winfrey said she had no intentions of being affiliated with any particular party.
“I’ve earned the right to think for myself … I don’t want any party and I don’t want any kind of partisan influence telling me what decisions I get to make for myself.”
Odd, isn’t that the same kind of independent thinking that has every liberal in America despising Kanye? And could this be a sign that Oprah is ready to consider getting into politics and running in 2020?
Not the Only Celebrity
Oprah isn’t the only Hollywood star to come to the aid of Abrams campaign.
Moderately-amusing comedian Will Ferrell was spotted going door-to-door, also hitting the pavement for the Democrat candidate.
Yes, this is Will Ferrell knocking on doors asking people to vote for @staceyabrams in Georgia.
Let’s hope Will Ferrell can counter Vote Suppression!
Thank you Will! pic.twitter.com/jDpuTNtccK
— Brian Krassenstein (@krassenstein) October 29, 2018
“We are here, and we’re trying to get people to volunteer for the Stacey Abrams campaign,” Ferrell said as he passed out campaign stickers at Kennesaw State on Friday.
Mike Pence – I’m Kind of a Big Deal
Vice President Mike Pence countered the Hollywood pitch, hitting three stops in support of Kemp’s campaign Thursday.
In what may amount to the greatest troll effort in the history of campaigning, Pence stole a line from Ferrell’s movie Anchorman to slap back at the Hollywood liberals.
“I’d like to remind Stacey and Oprah and Will Ferrell, I’m kind of a big deal, too,” Pence deadpanned.
Boom! The crowd responded with raucous cheering while Pence, in full dad mode, asked if they got the joke.
“I heard Oprah was in town today. And I heard Will Ferrell was going door-to-door the other day. Well I’d like to remind Stacey and Oprah and Will Ferrell — I’m kind of a big deal, too,” Vice President Mike Pence said at a campaign event for gubernatorial candidate Brian Kemp pic.twitter.com/74AsupqST8
— POLITICO (@politico) November 1, 2018
“I’ve got a message for all of Stacey Abrams’ liberal Hollywood friends: This ain’t Hollywood. This is Georgia,” Pence continued. “And Georgia wants a governor that’s going to put Georgia values and Georgia first. And Brian Kemp is going to do just that.”
Abrams and Oprah are the tag team now representing Georgia values apparently.
Abrams, who once burned a Georgia state flag outside the Capitol building in 1992, and Oprah, who once said old white people “have to die” before progress can be achieved against racism.
“There are still generations of people, older people, who were born and bred and marinated in it – in that prejudice and racism – and they just have to die,” Winfrey said.
WATCH: Don’t get me wrong here, racism is disgusting…
BUT “President” Oprah saying that a generation of people that “JUST HAVE TO DIE” because they were born into a culture of racism is hard to watch. pic.twitter.com/KKIkZQOBkH
— Tim Young (@TimRunsHisMouth) January 11, 2018
Are those the values you’re looking for, Georgia? Or do you want the ones Pence is referring to when he talks about Brian Kemp – being tough on crime and recognizing “law-abiding citizens will always have the right to keep and bear arms”?
Take your pick on election day.