Throwback Thursday! The United States of Oprah

I hate to be a know it all. OK, no I don’t hate to be a know-it-all, but when you’re psychic, sometimes you know all sorts of things. I know most of you think I’m just kidding about being psychic, but when I keep getting stuff right, it’s hard to deny the truth.

Last Sunday at The Golden Globe Awards, when talk show host Oprah Winfrey accepted the Cecil B. de Mille award (yeah, Oprah Winfrey needs awards like we need more Weight Watcher commercials about fake taco parties at her house) she gave an impassioned speech about women fighting sexual harassment and abuse. Her speech was so impressive that people are talking about her being elected President in 2020. When asked if she’d thought about it, she acknowledged that she’s thinking about running.

This is where I come in, or rather where I came in in October of 2011 when I wrote this post in which I suggested that Oprah could become President of the United States. The following is that post in it’s entirety:

Scary, isn’t it?

(Oct. 11, 2011) Oprah has a new t.v. show starting next week. And it’s on every freaking night. Is it just me, or did everyone else think to themselves, “Oh my God! I thought we just got rid of her. What the hell else can she possibly have to say?”

Oprah Winfrey is arguably the most famous person in America. Oprah Winfrey could probably buy Switzerland and have enough money left over to order a pizza. If George W. Bush likes a book, it’s probably by Dr. Suess. If Oprah Winfrey likes a book it becomes a bestseller. (I sure hope she likes my blog) If you help Oprah lay off the carbs for a few weeks, you can get your own t.v. show and become a pop culture icon.

If Hollywood ever decides to update the ancient fable of King Midas as a movie they could just substitute Oprah’s life story. Why she doesn’t just ride to her public appearances in a Popemobile is beyond me. Was this paragraph redundant? Absolutely. Was it superfluous? I think not.

You get the point. Oprah is big, and not in the way she used to be. Her popularity has reached heights that few celebrities ever have known. Barack Obama can only dream of a public consensus like that. My question is, what’s stopping Oprah from running for the presidency? If the population is, as they say, 52% women, how could she be stopped? Scary thought huh? Then again, I might not be opposed to Oprah as President. Think about it…with her money she could bail out the U.S. economy without batting an eyelash. And can you imagine the State of the Union address when she says, “To help stimulate the economy…(dramatic pause)…everyone in the United States gets a new car! You get a car! You get a car! You get a car!” In fact, I hope Oprah does become President because that would mean we would probably see her on t.v. a lot less. (End of 2011 post)

That’s it. In 2011 I envisioned a world where Oprah becomes President. You can just call me Philstradamus from now on. Practice saying it. Phil-stra-daa-mus.  It will roll off the tongue after a few tries.

Have a great Thursday! I know you will 😉  ~Phil

23 responses to “Throwback Thursday! The United States of Oprah

  1. I’d much prefer Oprah than that dangerous idiot Trump (predicted by the Simpson’s 20 years ago). Maybe you should buy yourself a lottery ticket? 😜

  2. Philstradamus, hmm…it does have a bit of a ring to it…

  3. Before this last election and despite being a believer in psychic abilities, I would have never believed it would be possible for Oprah to become president. Today, I’m not so sure there couldn’t be a strong possibility and it might not be a bad thing. “Philstradamus”- it does sound more natural the more you say it! 🙂

  4. Hi Phil, I like your stuff. Keep predicting and keep on with the sarcasm. I wrote a bit about getting close to Oprah, in a way, through a sloppily eaten buttertart…

  5. I also heard that Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson was thinking of running… can you imagine if he ended up as her VP running mate? 😃

  6. I wonder why the Dems can’t get a foot in the door. Give us something to work with!

  7. OMG…you are Philstradamus!!! When will you start doing personal psychic readings? LOL!!!

    • You ended with LOL, but you never know! Maybe I’ll start a separate psychic website!

      • Ok if you do….let me know and I’ll pay for you to read my fortune. I was so desperate once to know the sex of my oldest I emailed….yes, emailed a psychic that my friend highly recommended. For $20 she would answer like 1-2 questions. She predicted I would have a black hair, brown-eyed little girl. I had a toe-headed, paler than a ghost, blonde hair, blue-eyed son. All I could do was laugh.

  8. This is fantastic! So is “Philstradamus!” Genius idea!! 🙂

  9. Cool beans, Phil.

  10. Billionaire + inflated ego = presidential candidate. Yes, you are really psychic, Phil. 😉

  11. Yup, just what your country needs, another psychic, and another TV star running the country. Does she tweet?

  12. The real politician is the one who tells their fans what they don’t want to hear, not many of them around these days.

  13. Campaign slogan:
    You can’t spell “Winfrey” without “win”

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