Oprah on today's election: 'We're going to remember this forever'

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Oprah Winfrey with presidential candidate Barack Obama at a 2007 rally. (AP file)


Oprah called into a New York City radio station today to chat about today's election, and what she plans to wear to (she says) Obama's inauguration ball ...

First, she encouraged voters to not be dissuaded by long lines at the polling place.

"Come with your book, bring your iPod," she advised. "Get ready to sit and have a party with yourself. There is no better way to celebrate than standing in line. Take your families. For so many people who have kids, it's a wonderful thing for your kids to see. We're going to remember this forever. Your kids will be telling their kids that they were there in the booth with their parents."

Oprah said she, like many fellow Chicagoans, voted early last week.

"I was voting in a precinct that was across the street from a drug treatment center. Thirty-seven women from the treatment center -- they had just detoxed -- had come over and voted for the first time, and it was fantastic. It's a miracle that's happening, really. I can feel the shift in our country.

"When Barack wins this evening, it's a victory all of America -- because black people and brown people and red people and yellow people all understand that he understands that all villages matter. That's what Colin Powell said when gave that beautiful endorsement of him. That is why I loved and supported him from the beginning."

Presumptuously, she says she's been planning her inauguration outfit for months -- since February. She's been using a "vision board."

"So help me God, I am looking at it right now," she explained. "Actually I started in February. I was speaking with Michelle [Obama] and Caroline Kennedy and Maria Shriver -- we were all doing a big rally out in California. At the end of the rally Michelle Obama said something powerful, 'And I want you to leave here and envision Barack Obama taking the oath of office.' ... I created a vision board. I had never had a vision board before. I came home, I got me a board and put Barack Obama's picture on it and I put a picture of my dress I want to wear to the inauguration."

Listen to the call here.

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although many r not happy with our new president my whole family is we lived we saw & we conquered
i am so proud right now to be an american i am elated president obama campaigned hard for this and we earned it for all those who dont like my new president leave the usa because he's going to be there the next 8 years leave it to me. WAKE UP PEOPLE AMERICA IS SUFFERING AND EVERYBODY IS FEELING THE DEBT OF IT ITS NOT THE MINORITIES ITS ANYMORE ITS THE WHOLE COUNTRY THATS WHY HE'S PRESIDENT THE WHOLE COUNTRY FINALLY GOT TIRED & WE GOT OUR CHANGE. I BELIEVE IN MY HEART THAT THE PRES &THE FIRST LADY ARE GOING TO DO SOME MAJOR MOVES SO LETS SUPPORT THEM. AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL AS OF 11/04/2008 IT FINAALY IS!

Oprah recruits drug addicts for Obama Vote!

Are you serious??? Oprah looks very proud of the fact that she just recruited drug addicts to place a vote. I'm not surprised, but will anybody agree with me that this is WRONG? It sure as hell CAN'T be RIGHT!!!!!!

Alicia, how can you call Obama a "Man of Sin?" Please open your mind and not your mouth. It is prophecy that the anti-christ is coming, so whether or not you voted for Obama, if he was the anti-christ, he would have gotten in office anyway. If you are a christian, which you incorrectly spelled by the way, then you know that gossip and jugdement passing on others is a sin. Please read your Bible a little harder and if you need assistance, you can purchase Hooked on Phonics to assist you in your reading deficiencies. Give Obama a chance. He can't do any worse that what we have had to endure over the past eight years under the Bush administration. I will put your name in the prayer request box at church.

Fate tells me that every moment is perfectly preparing for the next to come, Spin your own fate and stop being bitter over the presidency. Obama is a good man and I am sure he will do his best. None of us are perfect and a lot of assumptions have been made by both parties. Lets just accept the outcome and give the man a chance. Even blaming Bush for the last eigth years is ridiculous. A high percentage backed him up when the twin towers were hit and when consequence occurred from the trajic event he was to blame. IGNORANT! Maybe he wasn't perfect, but being the president is not an easy job and no president will be perfect. Just be accepting and spin your own fate without judging others. This judging stuff just chaps my hide!We all need to do our part and give hand ups by working together as a team and uniting. STOP dividing us! For those who think that hand ups are hand outs, change your perspective and get in the game. We can still all overcome our downfalls. All of you are special and I mean no disrespect, just please use your hearts and put away your sharp tongues! And that Oprah stuff about her being dishonest, why don't you focus on all the good she's done unless you think you can do more, COME ON!
Michelle L

I'm glad the election is over. I'm happy to have President Obama to unite America. There has been such a division, and so much finger pointing.The fault lies in the crack of evil and deception that separate us, a hole that henders us as a people. We are one Nation. We now can be victorious in all we do. America is the richest, most modern society on this continent. If we would cement the crack of evil,and deception with our togetherness. We as people will thrive, and yield for the fruits that our great country stands for. Be of good humor let pull ourselves out of this rut we are in. Be proud of our USA she deserves to be loved and healed. We as a people can do it. Yes we can.
I'm proud to be an American. McCain gave a very good receding speech he did it promptly and he came across with sincerity. I pray that he's feeling okay and see that his victory was in the speech he gave after learning that Senator Obama has won. Oprah is a wonderful woman, she has a large heart. Shes give more than anyone I know, not just material things, she uses her show to open up the world to education and things we can do to help ourselves.she does in it a very unselfish way. She has been a servant to us all.That's all I have to say for now. Marylee Bush


Judges 4:6 (King James Version)
King James Version (KJV)

6. And she sent and called Barak the son of Abinoam out of Kedeshnaphtali, and said unto him, Hath not the LORD God of Israel commanded, saying, Go and draw toward mount Tabor, and take with thee ten thousand men of the children of Naphtali and of the children of Zebulun?

Barak name means in the Bible.

Lightning, a flash of light. The name is borne in the Old Testament by the son of Abinoam who waged a successful war campaign against Jabin at the urging of the prophetess Deborah

Oprah,
Forgive me but I believe in being honest and I have to say this although you probably will not even read this and that’s ok. I need to do this for myself.
I just want to say Thank You Jesus for taking the blinder’s off of my eyes about Oprah.
I now realize that Oprah DID use her platform for exactly that. She planned it well and right from the beginning, when she had Obama on her show just before he decided to run for presidency”? It’s Oprah’s show and she can do whatever she wants however, it does prove that she lied not once or twice but at least three times about what she said that she would not do on her stage as a platform for presidency, she already had, she planted the seeds from the beginning.
It’s hard to believe that out of millions of her viewers that they did not see it for what it really was, deception from the get go.
I do not have a hard time with people revealing whom they are voting for but on the large spectrum that Oprah has I have a problem that she did it with deception and not being honest.
I am saddened that Obama is now in office and can only pray for him, his family and our Country. By Obama getting in office is not the reason that I am saying this about Oprah, I just feel like she was deceptive from the beginning and that’s just what I believe and I choose to forgive her for trying to deceive me and millions of others.
people, now I know why I liked Pallin and McCain.
I believe in TRUTH.
Thank you,
Susan

Thank U JESUS for this Great day we are living in!!!

CHANGE


IS


HERE


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ALICIA FIRST OF ALL YOU ARE IGNORANT BECAUSE IT IS NOT THE MAN OF SIN IT IS DAMIEN THE SON OF THE DEVIL AND THE SO CALLED ANTICHRIST THAT WILL CAUSE WORLD WAR 3 WHICH WILL BE WHEN WE ALL GO TO WAR WITH RUSSIA. DAMIEN IS PUTIN READ YOUR BIBLE AND READ IT CORRECT. YOU ARE A BITTER MCCAIN LOSER AND YOU SHOULD SUPPORT OBAMA LIKE MCCAIN SAID. BE PROUD THAT THIS COUNTRY IS TURNING INTO A NEW DIRECTION AND ALL THE WORLD CAN ONCE LOOK UP TO US AGAIN.

this commnet is to Alica,
WHAT R U TALING ABOUT WHEN YOU SAY THAT IS MAN IS SIN. wE HAVE BEEN UNDERNEATH A MAN OF SIN FOR EIGHT YEARS AND THE UNITED STATES IS PAYING FOR IT RIGHT NOW. THIS IS A JOYFUL AND HISTORIC MOMENT FOR ALL AMERICANS, SO DO NOT RAIN ON OUR PARADE!!!!!

Alicia, OBAMA is not the "MAN of SIN". Stop spreading lies.

WHAT DOES BARRACK OBAMA AND JOHN F KENNEDY HAVE IN COMMON ?

NOTHING YET

Oprah did not make them drug addicts nor did the drug addicts deny the truth. We in this society should not continue to look for fault in a situation that actually speaks reality. They walked across the street ready to take the challenge and do the right thing for themselves and society. Lets not be shallow at such a time of rejoice!! Did you ever think that maybe those words were shared and were found inspirational for the many other drug addicts at the facility?
Obama Bless you and the hope that you have given to us as a Nation. As a mother and a wife I commit to doing my part too!! Yes - God Bless you Barack Obama.

I'm not trying to rain on no one parade because this is not a day of rejoicing but for mourning you people don't no who you all put in office.This is the Man of Sin that they talk about in the bible and you christrains and other's have put this man in office.Yah said don't put your faith in no man.

I never thought this day would come! I was so overwhelmed with joy and happiness! America gave him a chance and I was there to take part. This means the world to me and my ancestors. My great grand mother was able to live to 90 years old to actually see this. It is truly a blessing and inspiration. We did OVERCOME, I just can't believe that it actually happening!!! GO OBAMA

WOW I SIT HERE HORSE FROM A NIGHT/MORNING OF SCREAMING AND CELEBRATING TO THINK ABOUT THIS PIECE OF HISTORY THAT HAS PLAYED OUT IN THE EYES OF THE WORLD.THIS ONE IS SO SPECIAL, SO WELL DESERVED, SO EMOTIONAL,YET SO BEAUTIFUL.THE SAYING IS THAT MEN DON’T CRY.AT THIS MOMENT THESE RULES DO NOT APPLY. THIS CAMPAIGN HAS TOUCHED SO MANY PEOPLE WHOM OF BOTH NEVER THOUGHT THEY WOULD SEE THIS DAY. PRESIDENT OBAMA GAVE ME THE MOTIVATION TO HELP OUT WITH THIS CAUSE EVEN THOUGH I DIDN’T HAVE MONEY TO GIVE.I GAVE MY TIME AND MY FULL DEDICATION TO SOMETHING THAT IS SO MUCH BIGGER. ON THE DAY WHEN I AM CALLED HOME BEYOND THE MIND AND THE CLOUDS,I CAN LEAVE THIS PLACE KNOWING THAT I HAVE PLAYED MY PART IN HISTORY THAT WILL CHANGE THE ENTIRE GLOBE. I NOW FEEL THAT PRIDE THAT WE HAVE GROWN TO BASTARDIZE WHEN JUSTIFYING WRONGS BY SAYING “IM PROUD TO BE AN AMERICAN”. “I AM TRULY PROUD TO BE AN AMERICAN”

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Congratulations, Mr. Obama, on your election by the people and for the people. God bless you in your quest for healing and peace in this country and the world.

We have faith in you!

Well, they just edited what Oprah really said last night (election night). What she said was (almost an exact quote) "I asked them how long they had been sober--they said a week." Then she took a reflective pause and said, "Great. We'll even take the drug addicts vote."

Wow, what a faux pas! We'll even take the drug addicts vote???? Is their vote less valid? Do they need Oprah's endorsement?? As an RN who has worked drug detox and drug rehab, I am aware that drug addicts are no different from the rest of the population except that they have a problem. Oprah has a food problem--she is addicted to food--should we say, "We'll even take the food addict votes?"

Wasn't anyone outraged by what she said????

all the way from kenya its congratulations to obama you did us proud! this is trully an AHA moment......

triend commenting today on what i really think of you oprah but for some reason my post cannot be approved. May god bless you and your millions

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