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Let's nominate Snooki from the Jersey Shore to be President! (Original Post) HopeAgain Jan 2018 OP
I'd take my chances with her over Trump! 50 Shades Of Blue Jan 2018 #1
Thats right... HopeAgain Jan 2018 #4
When you have to explain an obvious joke... 50 Shades Of Blue Jan 2018 #9
love it! we have to prove to the world we arent as STUPID and gullible as the GOP samnsara Jan 2018 #2
She pulled two thousand dollars more to speak at Rutgers than a Nobel Prize winner. NCTraveler Jan 2018 #3
Free tanning bed vouchers are clearly the most important thing Calista241 Jan 2018 #5
yet another show i never watched... samnsara Jan 2018 #6
I absolutely hate the entire "reality" TV landscape... Wounded Bear Jan 2018 #12
I too am repelled by reality shows.... CatMor Jan 2018 #29
The Idiocracy has arrived HAB911 Jan 2018 #7
Why so insulting to Oprah? Nonhlanhla Jan 2018 #8
no I'm not HopeAgain Jan 2018 #10
But that is what is so insulting Nonhlanhla Jan 2018 #13
Are you saying Snooki is as accomplished as Oprah? tia uponit7771 Jan 2018 #14
No, I'm saying HopeAgain Jan 2018 #20
Most people in the country aren't qualified to be President EffieBlack Jan 2018 #24
I never stated a general equivalence HopeAgain Jan 2018 #28
Sorry but the fact people are seriously considering Oprah for president kacekwl Jan 2018 #11
Oddly enough, the vastly greater number of OPs and responses about Oprah LanternWaste Jan 2018 #16
Oprah's not the one s/he's insulting. Iggo Jan 2018 #19
gotta agree here bluestarone Jan 2018 #21
Thank you! EffieBlack Jan 2018 #23
Hold up. Tavarious Jackson Jan 2018 #15
Hopefully you're not serious. kacekwl Jan 2018 #18
Weak melman Jan 2018 #22
Ugh. SammyWinstonJack Jan 2018 #26
Ha! You kill me! :-D NurseJackie Jan 2018 #27
winking at you Tavarious Jackson Jan 2018 #31
seriously though, the higher standards should be demanded of those who hold elected office also JI7 Jan 2018 #32
Yes and Omarosa as Veep Funtatlaguy Jan 2018 #17
Because all black women and all that ... EffieBlack Jan 2018 #25
Sure! And then in 20 years - president Suri Cruise, and in 35 years, president Blue Ivy! Initech Jan 2018 #30

50 Shades Of Blue

(9,610 posts)
1. I'd take my chances with her over Trump!
Wed Jan 10, 2018, 09:48 AM
Jan 2018

She seems to be a good parent and she loves animals. Two things I can't say about Trump!

 

NCTraveler

(30,481 posts)
3. She pulled two thousand dollars more to speak at Rutgers than a Nobel Prize winner.
Wed Jan 10, 2018, 09:52 AM
Jan 2018

That means she is qualified.

Rutgers University pays Snooki more than commencement address speaker

Those and other words of wisdom delivered by “Jersey Shore” star Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi to Rutgers University students Thursday cost the state university $32,000 in speaking fees, The Star-Ledger reported.

The fee is $2,000 more than the payment Nobel Prize-winning author Toni Morrison will receive when she delivers Rutgers’ commencement address. It was funded by the mandatory student activity fees paid by Rutgers undergraduates, according to the newspaper. Most of the events financed by the fees are free for students.

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And when asked to name her biggest inspiration, the diminutive reality star cited her skin tone.

“I’d honestly say being tan,” she said. “When you’re tan, you feel better about yourself.”


https://nypost.com/2011/04/01/rutgers-university-pays-snooki-more-than-commencement-address-speaker/

Calista241

(5,575 posts)
5. Free tanning bed vouchers are clearly the most important thing
Wed Jan 10, 2018, 09:56 AM
Jan 2018

The American people need. Snooki for President!!!

samnsara

(17,476 posts)
6. yet another show i never watched...
Wed Jan 10, 2018, 09:59 AM
Jan 2018

..add that to the Apprentice, The Oprah Shore, Survivor, Dancing with the Stars, and that singing show. Anyone else but me repelled by these reality shows? Maybe its insulated me from star worship.

Nonhlanhla

(2,074 posts)
8. Why so insulting to Oprah?
Wed Jan 10, 2018, 10:05 AM
Jan 2018

I'm not a fan of the idea of Oprah as president (I prefer actual politicians and not celebrities), but she is a very accomplished person of some intelligence (despite some questionable decisions like promoting Dr. Phil), who has truly pulled herself up by her proverbial bootstraps. It is insulting to compare this woman to someone like Snooki, which is what your post is implicitly doing.

HopeAgain

(4,407 posts)
10. no I'm not
Wed Jan 10, 2018, 10:12 AM
Jan 2018

I'm comparing Oprah's qualifications for President to that of Snookie...There's a big difference.

Nonhlanhla

(2,074 posts)
13. But that is what is so insulting
Wed Jan 10, 2018, 10:47 AM
Jan 2018

You must be rather ignorant of Oprah's accomplishments if you think she is in any way on the same level as Snooki, when it comes to being a candidate for president. I realize you're joking, but the reality is that your joke suggests that Oprah is as unqualified as Snooki for president, and that is simply not true. I don't think running a celebrity is a good idea at all, but if we are to run one, we could certainly do worse than Oprah. And she is at least famous for good reason, as an accomplished television host, actress, business woman, and philanthropist, unlike Snooki, who is only famous for a reality TV show.

And I say this as someone who is not a fan of the idea of Oprah as president. But comparing her to Snooki is to ignore her many, many accomplishments and proven abilities.

 

EffieBlack

(14,249 posts)
24. Most people in the country aren't qualified to be President
Wed Jan 10, 2018, 02:59 PM
Jan 2018

But that doesn't mean you should compare Oprah Winfrey to one of the Duck Dynasty guys just because you think they both fall into that category.

HopeAgain

(4,407 posts)
28. I never stated a general equivalence
Wed Jan 10, 2018, 03:08 PM
Jan 2018

What I did say is that an under qualified candidate will open the door to even less qualified candidates.

kacekwl

(6,969 posts)
11. Sorry but the fact people are seriously considering Oprah for president
Wed Jan 10, 2018, 10:14 AM
Jan 2018

especially here is as ridiculous as discussing Snooki.

 

LanternWaste

(37,748 posts)
16. Oddly enough, the vastly greater number of OPs and responses about Oprah
Wed Jan 10, 2018, 11:19 AM
Jan 2018

Oddly enough, the vastly greater number of OPs and responses about Oprah are come from those telling us they don't want to hear about her...

bluestarone

(16,407 posts)
21. gotta agree here
Wed Jan 10, 2018, 02:46 PM
Jan 2018

I feel for NO REASON people here are making a GREAT person ( Oprah) look really bad? i don't get it!! She's a really good person.

 

EffieBlack

(14,249 posts)
23. Thank you!
Wed Jan 10, 2018, 02:56 PM
Jan 2018

Celebrity names have been regularly floated since Trump, but Oprah for some reason is the only one too provoke these kinds of insulting responses.

Her celebrity notwithstanding, Oprah is a highly accomplished woman of great intelligence, commitment and depth and doesn't deserve this kind of treatment. Not that she probably cares, but, as a black woman, I take deep offense at it.

 

Tavarious Jackson

(1,595 posts)
15. Hold up.
Wed Jan 10, 2018, 10:59 AM
Jan 2018

I wouldn't say Oprah is completely inexperienced. She's only passed one fewer bill and named three fewer post offices than B. Sanders.

JI7

(89,084 posts)
32. seriously though, the higher standards should be demanded of those who hold elected office also
Thu Jan 11, 2018, 02:08 AM
Jan 2018

when Sanders was asked about how he would break up the banks he had no answer for it . and that was supposed to be his main issue.

yeah, oprah gave a great speech and people say that is not enough. i agree that is not enough to be a good president. but same goes for many others.

look at dennis kucnich who is going to run for governor . i don't see him any more qualified than oprah. and same goes for ralph nader, jill stein and the rest of the idiots who run on the green party ticket .

and of course there is the issue of releasing Tax Returns which should be demanded of candidates .

with talk of oprah people are suddenly demanding more, well i agree, lets demand it of ALL who want to run.

Initech

(99,757 posts)
30. Sure! And then in 20 years - president Suri Cruise, and in 35 years, president Blue Ivy!
Wed Jan 10, 2018, 04:41 PM
Jan 2018

Because... why not? We got nothing to lose at this point!

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