Oprah Tells Obama ‘No’ for Obamacare Help…(WOW!)
By Sandy Fitzgerald
Sunday, 20 Oct 2013
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.