DC Trawler

There Aren’t Any Black Democrats Running For President, So Oprah Is Endorsing Hillary

The following would fall under the header of “Entertainment News,” except that’s redundant because it’s 2016 and all news is entertainment.

Zach Seemayer, Entertainment Tonight:

Oprah Winfrey is throwing her support behind Hillary Clinton…

“Regardless of your politics, it’s a seminal moment for women,” she continued. “What this says is, there is no ceiling, that ceiling just went boom! It says anything is possible when you can be leader of the free world.”

Putting aside Oprah’s unfortunate juxtaposition of “seminal” and “Clinton,” this seems like a weird thing for her to say. Didn’t Hillary run in 2008? Didn’t Oprah endorse the other guy? Why wasn’t that a “seminal moment for women”?

Oh wait, I forgot: In the hierarchy of identity politics, “black” is higher than “woman.” Oprah had to endorse Obama because he’s black, even though both Oprah and Hillary are women. His skin color was more important than her genitals. That’s just how it works.

But Obama can’t run for a third term, unfortunately. And the only black guy who ran for president this time was a Republican. (Gross!) So that leaves the old white lady. Just like the Republicans are stuck with Trump, the Democrats are stuck with that disaster.

It was a pretty big deal when Oprah endorsed Obama, because back then, she was more famous than he was. Guess we’ll see if her 2016 endorsement wins over any likely voters who haven’t made up their minds by now. There must be at least a dozen of ’em.