GM Failing: It Ran Out of Taxpayer’s Money for Union Wages… AGAIN

The left and their media can blame President Trump for the closing of General Motors plants and the loss of jobs all they want. The problem is GM has been plagued by one very significant ill going back a decade plus.

An ill not addressed by the Obama administration bailout and still afflicting them today: higher-than-average wages and legacy costs.

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Once Donald Trump Leaves Office, Americans Will Be Screwed Over Again

If you listen to the Democrats, their activists and media, you’ll hear how bad things are under President Trump and how happy they are about it.

Despite the sloths who’ve inhabited all government offices and agencies and allowed our economy to languish for decades, a businessman took the reins and did what most of the overpaid slugs insist, to this day, could never be done.

But what happens, whether it be their desired 2020 or 2024, when Donald Trump’s presidential term ends and we go back to business-as-usual?

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(This is an informal poll. No personal information is requested or extracted. It’s a shame we have to say this.)

For those of you who still have your 401(k), look at the numbers prior to November 8, 2016 and look at it now.

Think about those who were in control and set up a system where no matter what their decisions are for the rest of the nation, they would land on a nice soft pillow.

Remember those who exempted themselves from an overpriced Obamacare YOU were forced to acquire, even if you couldn’t afford the deductible to access services. Remember an indifferent Federal Reserve that arbitrarily raises interest rates and screws up everything from car to mortgage payments, not to mention your cost of living. Remember the unelected in agencies that ran amok and how their edicts affected, or negatively affected, how you live your lives. Remember all the nations that took advantage of trade policies that sent millions of jobs out of the country because they were negotiated by ignorant bureaucrats who never built a business with their own skin in the game. Remember hostile actors that would capture our soldiers and make then appear pitiful on video because our former POTUS wasn’t respected or feared.

Remember a stock market that we were all told would crash if Donald Trump was elected, that has broken records ever since, and the dip it took when Democrats retook the House and there’s that feeling they’ll do everything politically possible to tank the economy before 2020.

And let’s state the obvious, there’s no Republican on the horizon with the experience and cajones to ever replicate all that is Donald Trump.

Aside from immigration policy that will essentially be the reopening of the unlocked door to the United States and benefits, a military and veterans who will again be relegated to insignificant status, and jobs in poor neighborhoods that may go away, ask those who hate this president what part of the pre-Trump era should we openly embrace and look forward to… again?

Deep Thinking: Did You Know That Donald Trump is OUR Fault?

We get email alerts, as annoying as most are, and some inspire commentary.

One such example is from a group called “The Trump Impeachment” and they sent a link to the following post by Joseph “Murfster35” Murphy.

You wanna blame somebody for Trump? Blame his supporters. Seriously.

The sole reason that Trump says what he says, and does what he does, is because his truest, most base supporters continue to give him positive reinforcement for his words and actions His supporters love his antics, he behaves the way that they do after their fifth round at Casey’s on a Friday night. And better yet, they get the vicarious thrill of not having their wife make them sleep on the sofa when he says or does something that they’d like to do themselves. How many times have we all read articles and comments wondering on Trump’s complete lack of civility and shame. What nobody ever seems to comment on is the complete lack of civility and shame in his backers.

“The complete lack of civility and shame in his backers”…?

Sorry but Republicans and/or conservatives didn’t immediately take to the streets on Election Night with chants and signs of “Not my president” in a direct middle finger to the winning candidate and those who voted for him.

Republicans and/or conservatives didn’t commit acts of traffic disruption and property damage on Inauguration Day and then have the nerve to dictate everyone else observe a brand of “civility” that they alone would define. They obtained permits, required minimal anticipated law enforcement presence, and always left their area of gathering cleaner than when they arrived.

Unlike liberals.


Republicans and/or conservatives didn’t commit acts of violence against congressmen, senators and their staff on baseball fields or their backyards, let alone be instructed by a Republican member of Congress to stalk and harass administration officials where they eat or live.

What nobody on the left ever seems to comment on is the complete lack of civility and shame of Barack and Michelle Obama, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders’ backers.

And they’re full of shit to boot.

As observed many times over the years, when liberals are backed into an intellectual corner, their primary retort is that of personal insults while ignoring the sexist things they do and racist shit they say.

All the way back during the campaign, and ever since, when Trump’s most loyal acolytes are interviewed, they freely admit that they know that the wall will never be built, they just love chanting the slogan as a communal thing. They know he can’t deliver on what he promises, but they love him anyway, because he gives them license to show their true fears and bigotry. And besides, Trump has already delivered on his most basic campaign promise, he is demolishing the entire political and administrative structure of the government. Never forget, all of the racism and xenophobia aside, that is what they sent him there to do. And they’re thrilled.

Democrats knew achieving their pet “single-payer” project would never make it through the legislative process without direct deception to the American people, and thanks to the cover of a complicit media, the lies were blown off, and Obamacare became law fleecing millions of dollars directly from taxpayer wallets. Democrats openly gloat after-the-fact when they successfully dupe the American people and get what they want.

Democrats have also successfully pitted one group against those they prefer. Whether it’s black versus white, men and women over others, Christians versus Muslims, illegal aliens over citizens, liberals have fostered more division for political currency the general public will never be allowed to cash in. Police are ambushed and murdered, citizens are beaten in the streets when responding to progressive protests and the left is thrilled.

And he’s using them to kill our political process too. People keep gnashing their teeth about the GOP doing nothing to rein Trump in. Ever watch a politician? They govern with one wet finger sticking up in the air, looking for which way the wind is blowing. And right now, the GOP trade winds are blowing in a Trumperly direction. The old joke is true, the word politics is derived from two ancient Greek words, poly, meaning ‘many’, and tics, meaning ‘many small, bloodsucking insects.’ The days of honor and constitutional oaths are gone in the GOP, do you really think that Carlos Curbelo wants to go back to being just another common slob in January?

As Rush Limbaugh has mused, Democrats only contesting elections THEY lose after the polls close and conveniently finding votes to push their candidate over the top is killing the political process as they are casting partisan doubt on the political process. Their traditional short-sightedness with calling for an end to the Electoral College in favor of the popular vote will only last until they lose a presidential election via that process. Then we all know they’ll be the first to laud the wisdom of the Founding Fathers in the creation of the Electoral College; a wisdom Hillary Clinton now calls an “anachronism”.

And when it comes to Constitutional oaths, we need only look to the partisan malfeasance on the many Circuit Court benches where rulings are not a result of following rule-of-law precedent but by a Constitution they believe evolves according to progressive desires.

It should be fun to watch the freshman class on Capitol Hill attempt to wrench power from those who’ve held it, in some cases, before some of these freshmen were born. While they avoided going back to “being just another common slob”, they’ve created mechanisms that enrich themselves personally and it will interesting to see how quickly and easily the progressive passionate can be bought.

This is why the investigations that the new Democratic controlled House will undertake starting in January are so important. And why they must be so surgically precise. Exposing Trump’s lies and personal greed won’t do any good. Trump’s supporters won’t care, and everybody else already suspected that stuff. The investigations must be geared to exposing acts and practices that actually affect everyday Americans. There is nothing you can say that is going to turn a Trombie from the “true faith,” the goal must be the same as 2018, ignite passive voters to rise up to protect their own self interests, not the thrill of watching a Three Stooges episode on the 6 o’clock news every night.

Overturning an election result liberal Democrats didn’t like IS the objective. Imposing subsequent revenge on those who voted for Donald Trump will be sweet for them. Covering the interference by federal agencies and their employees must be covered up because the objective is more important that the Pandora’s Box that they may be susceptible to in the future. How many lives are destroyed along the way is of little consequence to those who demand we care for others.

They arrogantly expect everyone to think and vote like them. Many admit they don’t know or frequent places where their political opposition inhabit. That’s because Republicans and/or conservatives tend to be more respectful in public places and not feel entitled and empowered to force their political views on others. Republicans and/or conservatives don’t believe they have a right to shout down opposition and silence the other side simply because they don’t want to hear it.

Because the general election of 2020 is only 711 days away. Forget the Trumpaholics, they’re lost souls. If Trump is defeated in 2020, there will be no political detox for these people, they will simply slither back into whatever dark hole they came from, imply because they didn’t care about the politics, or the process, only their own amusement.


True, we won’t take to the streets, jump on and damage police cars, break the windows of businesses in our path, set automobiles on fire. We’ll be pissed but we won’t physically take it out on Democrats.

At least, for now.

Democrats have destroyed the American tradition of civil public discourse and self-defense is now a matter of interpretation.

We now know what the GOP ceiling in national elections in the era of Trump is. It’s 46%, that’s what Trump got in 2016, and that’s what the national Republicans got in 20178. And the only way that they can win in 2020 is if only 45.9% of us show up. It’s our job for the next 711 days to use every tool in our box to make sure that this doesn’t happen.

The 2018 midterm election tactic of finding votes was a dry run for the 2020 presidential matchup.

If the Democrat wins, it will be an accepted decision by the American people. If President Trump wins reelection, the vote will be contested, some ballots will be found and some will be misplaced or destroyed and there will be disruption in the streets, walkouts in the schools… and it will all be our fault.

Hillary Dems’ First Act of Punishment: H.R. 1 to Restrict Free Speech

Let’s be real from the onset: liberal Democrats are not as angry with Donald Trump as they are with the American voters who put him in office as well as the system that brought about a presidential election defeat that drove them to tears and more. The Electoral College “anachronism” that they hailed in 2008 (the ONLY reason Bill Clinton was elected twice) is now a serious problem Democrats will mess with soon enough….

But as evidenced by their tactics starting with #BlackLivesMatter, disruption of the lives of the American people was a direct act of punishment. The election of President Trump inspired the Democrat-sanctioned Indivisible #resistance that sought to push back against a public official they didn’t vote for and punish the American people to this day. We see their punishment with the introduction of everything anti-Trump in our classrooms, cable news and media reporting, primetime television plotlines, late night so-called comedy shows, music and more.

Now that Democrats have some Capitol Hill power, they can start exacting their punishment against those who dared vote against them.

Democrats will take control of the U.S. House in January with big items topping their legislative to-do list: Remove obstacles to voting, close loopholes in government ethics law and reduce the influence of political money. Party leaders say the first legislative vote in the House will come on H.R. 1, a magnum opus of provisions that Democrats believe will strengthen U.S. democratic institutions and traditions.

The bill would establish automatic voter registration and reinvigorate the Voting Rights Act, crippled by a Supreme Court decision in 2013. It would take away redistricting power from state legislatures and give it to independent commissions.

Other provisions would overturn the Supreme Court’s Citizens United ruling, which declared political spending is First Amendment free speech; they would mandate more disclosure of outside money and establish a public financing match for small contributions.
NPR, 11/12/18

We see how elections in the United States are now conducted.

When Democrats win by the end of Election Day, the results are a “will of the people” sanctioned and accepted done deal. When Republicans win, we must “count every vote” past Election Day until enough DEMOCRAT votes can be “found” and the Democrat wins. While the left will laugh at this, there are enough recent examples of only Democrats winning after losing to see there is funny business going on.

More insidious is the Democrat desire to enable more vehicles to make finding votes when needed by controlling the mechanisms: circumventing state control of their districting and reinterpreting what is free speech. When it comes to Hillary’s “Citizens United” hemorrhoid that’s never healed, Democrats argue that entities are not people and can’t advocate for-or-against candidates… however they’ll never touch the unions that to that very thing and more for them every election cycle, not make one video Hillary didn’t like.

Thankfully, H.R. 1 won’t make it past the Senate and if it did, would be vetoed by President Trump but it’s always nice to know what the other side’s true motivations are.

The only silver lining is salivating Democrats will overreach. They always do when they get a taste of that all-consuming power and their success today will be something they’ll be in hysterical panic-mode at undoing when it comes back to bite them.

And why so much emphasis on Hillary?

Because she’s always needed a path cleared to make things easier for her political aspirations. Creating more voters, Democrats controlling districts and dictating what can or cannot be said about her ever… now why would that be a Democrat priority with the next political cycle being the 2020 presidential election?

Do Mainers Even WANT Susan Rice As Their United States Senator?

One thing politicians who decide to run for an office seldom ask, why they want the job, do the people really want them?

Politicians who are successful usually live fulltime in the area they wish to represent. It’s not about a vacation home but knowing the people and the issues. Locals who know that person, nudges him or her as they know their best interests will be in mind. The endorsements of outsiders can be of secondary importance.

Tell that to the arrogants in the Obama administration.


In an attempt to punish Senator Susan Collins (who was probably one of the least reliable Republicans for years) for her “yes” vote to confirm Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, Obama hack Jen Psaki floated that trial balloon.

Susan Rice, of course, acted all humbled and measured.


The question will rightfully be, does Maine deserve or even want her.

It’s not like she’s hurting for income, especially if she tries to come off as a Mainer.

There was never any doubt that Rice would make her home in Washington. She “never wanted to live outside the city,” she said. She lives in Northwest Washington, with her husband, Ian Cameron, a television producer she met while attending Stanford University. Inheritances from Cameron’s and Rice’s families, as well as her own investments, are chiefly responsible for her $20 million-plus net worth, which has drawn attention this week because she holds stocks in Canadian oil companies that could benefit from construction of the Keystone Pipeline, a project that she might have some influence over if she were named secretary of state.
Washington Post, 11/29/12

Depending on where you look, her personal wealth exceeds $50 million, not including her recently-acquired annual compensation as a Netflix board member.

Maine looks like many post-Donald Trump states: the smaller coastal, more populated urban areas are Democrat while the larger, rural areas are Republican.

While President Trump lost Maine in 2016, the post-election #MeToo movement and the recent Brett Kavanaugh-liberal hysterics was not an issue. And let’s not forget: Susan Rice has a lot of baggage that may a gift that keeps on digging for locals who like to dig that dirt of comeuppance.

Susan Rice allegedly ordered surveillance of Donald Trump’s 2016 election campaign aides as part of a political intelligence operation.
Rice claimed that climate change was responsible for the deadly civil war in Syria.
Rice once declared that there is “no military solution” to the raging conflict in Yemen.
Susan Rice said accused deserter Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl served “with honor and distinction.”
Susan Rice was the driving force behind a misinformation campaign about the Sept. 11, 2012, Benghazi terror attacks.
Breitbart, 4/4/17

Should Susan Rice attempt to get a free ride off the liberal-Kavanaugh reaction, she will be quickly reminded that one of the hashtags is #BelieveWomen. Granted, Christine Blasey Ford was given an honesty pass but she isn’t running for office… yet.

The liberal media is offering a qualifier in unison that Rice has roots in Maine. Are we supposed to be impressed? Seeing how that’s the region where our nation began, who doesn’t have roots in New England?

It’s a given those in the big cities are Democrat and are used to looking away from their own corruption. Rural New Englanders appreciate honesty. Rice could win Portland and Augusta. Could she win Portage or Caratunk?

Winna-winna, laub-stah dinnah.


2007: White Women Were Pissed When Oprah Chose Obama Over Hillary

Many millennials were tuned out in 2007, but many of us remember the sheer horror displayed when Oprah Winfrey used her very successful television program to get political and endorse then-Senator Barack Obama over Senator Hillary Clinton.

Liberal white women, in particular, were in full outrage mode.

Did you hear? Oprah Winfrey has officially endorsed Barack Obama, which is great! Unless you’re one of Oprah’s many female fans who are white… and Hillary supporters. There are a lot of women who were really hoping a woman would be president. Because, finally, a woman has a chance to win. And Hillary may have had a better shot with Oprah backing her.

Oprah has power, this has been proven. She’s obviously an amazing woman, a role model and an icon. Politically, does she have to choose between her gender and her skin color? Why are people who claim to adore her making her feel as though she has failed them? And, as a woman who (one would think) wants other women to succeed, has she failed them?
Jezebel, 12/14/07

It’s quite ironic that a calculation that cost Oprah her standing with women and her television empire is now having to go back to, and depend on, the very demographic she turned her back on. The very women she’ll need if Hollywood’s projection becomes a semblance of reality.

The outrage from the comments on her own website illustrated the black box she put herself in.

I cannot believe that women all over this country are not up in arms over Oprah’s backing of Obama. For the first time in history, we actually have a shot at putting a woman in the white house and Oprah backs the black MAN. She’s choosing her race over her gender- hypocracy at it’s finest!! Oprah- you should be ashamed of yourself!!!!!

For Oprah to do a Martin Luther Kingish, our time has come speech was shocking to me. It didn’t even sound like her. She DEFINATELY chose a black and white platform whether she admits it at all. I for one will be watching Ellen.

Oprah, count me as tuned out for now. It’s a real turn off for a lot of your fans.

She has crossed a line and lost my trust completely.

Winfrey has artfully begun her stump speeches alongside Obama with a negative racial tone.

Don’t pit blacks against whites.

— comments (now deleted)

Oprah’s diss of white women in favor of supporting color first over the sisterhood had dire ramifications.

Audience figures for her flagship chat show have fallen by nearly 7 per cent this year, according to Nielson Media Research, its third consecutive year of decline. The circulation of O, The Oprah Magazine, has fallen by more than 10 percent in the last three years and the publication is now seeking a new editor in chief after longtime steward Amy Gross announced her retirement.

Winfrey’s downturn in fortunes is being attributed to her outspoken support for Barack Obama.

Critics say that the majority of her audience are white middle-aged women who typically support Hillary Clinton in the race to become the Democrat presidential candidate, or Republican voters.
The Telegraph, 5/27/08

If #Oprah2020 is going to have any legs, she may need to do a mea culpa to the millions of women who chose not to follow her lead and support a man instead of the obvious woman. While an even more sensitive issue going into the next presidential election cycle, the media may give her cover initially but primary voters tend to have long memories and are not easily forgiving.

Oprah doesn’t have the clout she had before going all in for Obama. Her empire’s influence is questionable and we’ve yet to hear any of her possible positions on anything outside of that on an afternoon talk show that last aired almost ten years ago.

And just because she’s black and a Democrat is not a lock.

America’s been down that road before.

Why We Must Eliminate All Statutes of Limitations on Voter Fraud

We have pretty reliable numbers when it comes to criminal offenses because they are prosecuted and sentences are handed down appropriately. This is not the case when it comes to vote fraud and this plays right into the hands of the left and their attacks on President Trump’s assertion that illegal voting is rampant.

Whether we’re talking federal, state or local laws (all of which are different) if you’re not busted for illegally voting within a certain amount of time, it’s like it never happened.

Section 3282 of Title 18, United States Code, is the statute of general application. It states that, “(e)xcept as otherwise expressly provided by law,” a prosecution for a non-capital offense shall be instituted within five years after the offense was committed.
Length of Limitations, Justice Department

In some states, the Statute of Limitation on voter fraud is a little as three years.

U.S. Rep. Joe Garcia fired his chief of staff last year for orchestrating an unlawful absentee-ballot request scheme in 2012. Jeffrey Garcia ended up serving 65 days in jail. Two more aides who prosecutors say helped submit hundreds of ballot requests online without voters’ permission still have pending cases with the Miami-Dade County state attorney’s office.

Prosecutors initially had two years to press misdemeanor charges against John Estes and Giancarlo Sopo. The statute of limitations was set to expire in July for Estes and this Sunday for Sopo. Had no charges been filed by then, the two men would have been in the clear.
Miami Herald, 10/24/14

Voter frauds are being let off the hook with little fanfare despite how many times it indeed happens.

Mr. Kobach says that he knows of another 128 cases in Kansas but he cannot go after them because of the statute of limitations.
The Economist, 7/20/17

Again, that only sounds like a small number because there are cases not even pursued as it may be too close to that statute expiration date. We also know when the media doesn’t highlight something, it’s not always because it isn’t important but because they hope it will all just go away.

Some states take voter fraud more seriously and leave no get-out-of-jail-free card just lying around.

There is no statute of limitations on voter fraud, says Albemarle County [Virginia] registrar Jake Washburne, so if anyone commits it this year, they could face serious charges in the future.
The Hook, 10/17/08

Should the Virginia House of Delegates ever flip to the D side, the Statute of Limitations on vote fraud could be one of the first things changed when few are looking.

Depending on what state you live in, the Statute of Limitations for vote fraud is very brief.

A judge has tossed out the voter fraud case against a Sunapee man alleged to have altered an email just prior to the March 2016 school board elections which ended in a victory for his wife. Judge Gregory Michael ruled that prosecutors had filed three new misdemeanor charges against Joseph Furlong, 40, after the one-year statute of limitations had expired. Furlong had initially faced six other misdemeanor charges in Newport’s district court; however, the New Hampshire Attorney General’s Office dropped those charges July 11.
Concord Monitor, 8/28/17

Politically, we’ll never know how bad it’s been because cases that expired the Statute of Limitations on vote fraud are as if they never happened, thus are not counted which is just the way the left likes it. Even when you visit some of the left’s favorite go-to sites regarding “voter restrictions”, there’s no mention of the Statute of Limitations.

It’s funny when Democrats win, the election was on the up-and-up and allegations of voter fraud are minimized if not mocked. When a Republican wins, Democrats allege collusion and fraud for months, whine that our system of elections is under assault, and they openly express their desire to eliminate the Electoral College that would disenfranchise millions of citizens not in New York City, Chicago, Miami or Los Angeles.

Consider the sources…

Jesse Jackson: Electoral college must be abolished
Al Gore: Let’s Get Rid Of The Electoral College, But I Have To Say This About Florida
Michael Moore: Trump Will Win Re-Election Unless We Undercut The Electoral College

As evidenced by all of the politicians who say one thing to get elected and do another thing after they are, voting is really the only recourse the American citizen has to the dishonest or rogue politician. Voting is a right guaranteed for a reason. Violating voting laws should be harsh because an election has ramifications that can last decades.

Oprah WAS a Mogul Before 2008; Trump Would Drop #Oprah2020

Call it professional envy, but when someone is good at what they do, they make it look easy. So easy that others think they can do it as well. Oprah Winfrey seems to think she can be the next president.

She always said she’d never run for president. Then Donald Trump ran — and won. Now Oprah Winfrey admits she’s given the idea of using her massive media power to shatter that “highest and hardest glass ceiling” that Hillary Clinton couldn’t quite crack.

“I thought, ‘Oh gee I don’t have the experience,” Winfrey said in an interview on The David Rubenstein Show: Peer-to-Peer Conversations, which launched this week on Bloomberg Television. “I don’t know enough. And now I’m thinking, ‘Oh? Oh!'”
Forbes, 3/1/17

Maybe uh-oh would be in order. Just because she tapped into the novelty that was Barack Obama in 2008 (as egos are involved), doesn’t mean success for him trickled down to her. In fact, her political instincts may not be a good as she thinks, and maybe her business savvy may have been more hype than substance.

Oprah Winfrey’s show will end in 2011 after a 25-year-run, according to a statement from CBS.

Like everything else on daytime television, ratings have been way down in recent years for “The Oprah Winfrey Show,” which is coming off its worst summer on record, audience-wise, and averaging a 5.4 metered-market rating, according to Nielsen. That number is half of what it was a decade ago.
The Wrap, 11/19/09

In 2008, Oprah’s net worth was $2.5 billion. Not bad at all for a daytime talk superstar. However, she decided to endorse black Obama and (one could argue) alienated her core audience: white women, many of whom supported Hillary Clinton. White women, nationally, tend to be on both sides politically but many also see the ramifications of politics on their household budgets as opposed to black women who, more often than not, see the government as Uncle Sugar who gives them stuff just because they want it. Oprah’s Democrat plug appeared to have gone over like a lead balloon and the post presidential election gloat didn’t help either her image either.

Her subsequent plan to create OWN, The Oprah Winfrey Network, has been a bust seeing how OWN and Oxygen are NOT household names or has reality programs that ever were and/or are must-watches.

When asked why she couldn’t campaign for Obama in 2012, her explanation was not one that exuded in personal stability.

In 2009, she announced she was leaving her outrageously popular daytime TV show to create her own cable network, but the Oprah Winfrey Network has proven to be a harder proposition than she expected. Turnover has been high, ratings have been low, and Oprah says she can’t take time off to stump for the president this year.
The Atlantic, 4/2/12

Of course, liberals in and out of the entertainment industry wouldn’t dare imply that Oprah’s endorsement of Obama (primarily because of skim color) was and arguably still is a sore spot for a core demographic that saw her as that next door neighbor who drops by every day to shoot the shit and now that person who potentially makes everything all about race.

Fast forward to 2017, Oprah’s net worth is $3 billion and while a net gain of $500 million is a lot of money, $500 million in nine entertainment industry years is pretty piss poor. There are movie blockbusters that have made that much in a couple weeks.

Oprah’s business instincts can still be called into question.

Her investment in Weight Watchers is not off to such a good start, as shares have fallen significantly since she took a 10% stake in October 2015. The company’s CEO resigned in September; Winfrey will help with the search for a replacement.

Of course, while egos are clearly a factor that should not be ruled out, Donald Trump says he got into politics because he was tired of seeing the United States and the American people being screwed over by incompetent government bureaucrats who made bad deal after bad deal. He said what millions of people were thinking but were powerless to act on because politicians always say one thing to get elected and do another once they get in office.

If Oprah is thinking of getting into the ring with President Trump because if-he-could-do-it-so-can-I, that might get her past a primary of liberals who may be over the racial and financial wreckage Barack Obama left behind and be willing to give another black Democrat a shot. In 2020, Donald Trump will be the incumbent with accomplishments and Oprah may be in way over her head.

Because she played the race card and endorsed a relatively unknown, unaccomplished junior senator from Illinois because he was a local black, she damaged her brand. Despite the best face, the damage is permanent, she’ll never be the mogul she was almost a decade ago, and the presidency is not a promotion for someone whose career is on slow-death mode.