After her speech at the 75th Annual Golden Globes on Sunday evening, there has been an abundance of speculation that daytime television host Oprah Winfrey may run for president in 2020. In the wake of all the chatter surrounding Oprah’s political prospects, conservative radio host Mark Levin made her a brilliant counter-offer.
According to Digital Politics Daily, while the media fawned over Winfrey’s speech at the Golden Globes and used it as the catalyst to promote a 2020 presidential run for the daytime television host, conservative commentator Mark Levin shed some sorely-needed perspective on the situation, as he can always be counted on to do.
Indeed, as the calls for Oprah to launch a political career flooded in, Levin chimed in with a brilliant counter-offer for Winfrey, revealing what she should have said in her speech at the Golden Globes if she weren’t in the business of pandering to a bunch of out-of-touch, uber-elite liberals.
Oprah had a major platform on Sunday night; she became the first black woman to receive the Cecil B. de Mille Lifetime Achievement Award. So, naturally, all eyes were on her as she took the stage to deliver her highly-anticipated acceptance speech.
Oprah had the opportunity to say something which gravely needed to be said after a year in which her industry was plagued by too many sexual misconduct allegations to count.
Seth Meyers, who hosted the Golden Globes on Sunday evening, joked in his opening monologue that this would be the first time in several months that men in Hollywood wouldn’t cringe to hear their names read out loud. He received a hearty laugh from his colleagues in the audience, but he was absolutely right.
So many men were outed as serial sexual abusers in 2017 that the rest of us were left wondering, “Who’s next?” as daily reports surfaced that another celebrity had been fired for harassing women.
It was a big, big problem. To minimize it, or to draw attention to some other issue in an attempt to divert from the actual problem, would be a major injustice to the women who have been victimized and continue to be victimized. However, that’s precisely what Oprah did on Sunday night when she accepted her award.
Instead of facing the issue of sexual harassment, Oprah lectured on race, the NAACP, and Jim Crow laws, using one of the oldest tricks in the Democratic playbook; namely, race-baiting. Instead of addressing the issue head-on, she played the race card.
— Golden Globe Awards (@goldenglobes) January 8, 2018
According to Levin, Winfrey should have said, “I’m standing here before you today Hollywood, and you should be embarrassed of yourselves. You should all be embarrassed of yourselves to be part of a community that tolerated decades of debauchery, decades of sexual molestation, decades of sexual harassment.”
She should have said, “And there are many of you in the audience who knew who the perpetrators are and were and never came forward, in order to protect your careers or promote your careers. And you may be sitting next to many the victims of the very men who you protected. That is a disgrace!” But, sadly, she didn’t say anything of the sort.
“Now that would have been a SPEECH worthy of a presidential wannabe,” Levin stated on Monday as Hollywood and the media called for Oprah to run against Trump in 2020. “But no, no. Instead, we hear about Jim Crow and the NAACP. Which is fine, but has nothing at all to do with what’s taking place today in Hollywood. Nothing. Nothing,” he continued.
“What she should have told girls watching there is NOT to stand by while other girls are being molested and harassed because you want to become famous. Because you don’t want to rock the boat. Because you don’t want to challenge the Harvey Weinsteins of the world,” Levin concluded, according to The Right Scoop.
Oprah Winfrey did nothing presidential on stage this weekend. Being the President of the United States requires courage; courage to say what must be said, even when no one in the room really wants to hear it.