October 21, 2016

YOU DON’T HAVE TO FALL IN LOVE, YOU JUST HAVE TO FALL IN LINE. Oprah: ‘You don’t have to like her:’

“She’s not coming over to your house! You don’t have to like her,” she said. “You don’t have to like her. Do you like this country? Do you like this country? You better get out there and vote. Do you like the country? Do you like freedom and liberty? Do you like this country? OK. Do you like democracy or do you want a demagogue?”

Wait, I thought that’s who Oprah endorsed the last time, after which the Washington Post (through its then subsidiary, Newsweek) told America “We Are All Socialists Now,” and Thomas Friedman of the New York Times began extolling the virtues of one-party autocracies.

As Charles C.W. Cooke asked in March, “Herewith, an under-asked question for our friends on the progressive left: ‘Has Donald Trump’s remarkable rise done anything to change your mind as to the ideal strength of the State?’”

(Classical reference in headline.)

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