Oprah's Mom

“Lots of people would’ve told you to abort that baby. You didn’t do that. I know that was hard. I want you to know that no matter what, I know that you always did the best you knew how to do. And look how it turned out.”

Those are the touching words Oprah Winfrey used to say goodbye to her mother who passed away on Thanksgiving Day this year.

Look how it turned out indeed. Vernita Lee’s daughter is now a billionaire instantly identified the world over by the mere utterance of her first name.

Oprah may not preach what her mom practiced but thankfully more Americans are choosing Vernita Lee’s example over her daughter’s.

In the last decade abortions in the U.S. have declined by 25%, according to the CDC.

Even as secular humanism has poisoned so many American institutions, sacred and civic, prayer warriors, Planned Parenthood defectors and the pregnancy centers who tend to families in crisis are winning hearts and minds.

As we celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ, we should also celebrate that the culture of life is beating back cultural Marxism.


Of Course Oprah Could Win

A 75-year-old gropey and dopey plagiarist could win but Oprah couldn’t?

A 76-year-old Trotskyite from Vermont with a wife under federal investigation for bank fraud could win but Oprah couldn’t?

Viewed against Biden’s shovel-ready ribbon-cuttings and Bernie’s renamed post offices, Oprah is clearly the most qualified candidate.

To doubt Oprah’s viability is to be oblivious to the era of puerile YouTube celebutantes ushered in by their helicopter parent-friends.

As our electoral politics careens towards part reality show, part awards gala, Oprah could do to Democrat Presidential aspirants in 2020 what Trump did to Republicans in 2016: turn them into seat-fillers.

Half the nation proved they care only about what a President says and how he says it. They didn’t like Obama’s policies but they liked his pseudo-sophistication and Al Green impersonation. They don’t like Trump’s coarse rhetoric but they like his policies and Alec Baldwin’s impersonation.

Such an electorate is a target-rich environment for a professional sentimentalist like Oprah.

The false good of sentimentality from the false gods of celebrity is what the people want.

As Oprah protégé Dr. Phil might say, “When you choose the behavior, you choose the consequences.”