Oprah’s Handbag vs. Duck Dynasty’s Hotel
Oprah cried “racism” when she wasn’t treated like the queen she thinks she is. Racism is the entry word to silence. If you want to shut up the opposition, cry “racism.” If you want to push a corrupt political agenda, cry “racism.”
I believe Oprah cried “racism” as a way to take attention away from Obama’s falling poll numbers. Obama’s economic approval rating is around 35 percent. The economic decline follows an overall drop in approval. Oprah can’t let this happen so she diverts media attention from Obama’s failures by claiming that an unnamed retail outlet in Switzerland treated her in a racial way.
Winfrey said she was told she could not afford the $38,000 tom Ford Jennifer tote and said it proved that “racism is still an issue.” I would like to ask a question: Why was Oprah considering purchasing a nearly $40,000 hand bag when there are so many poor people in America?
Think about how many guns she could buy back from gang members in Chicago.
What Oprah didn’t count on was an employee who would challenge her claim or the owner who would challenge Oprah publicly. Store owner Trudie Goertz said:
“I don’t know why she talked of racism. I am sorry, but perhaps she is being a little over-sensitive here. Maybe she was somewhat offended because she was not immediately recognized in the store.”
The reason Ms. Goertz could tell the truth is because there were no political consequences. In the United States, the racialists would be out picketing the store. Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton would be pontificating about “institutional racism.” No such problem exists in Switzerland.
Now we come to Jase Robertson of Duck Dynasty fame who was kicked out of a hotel because one of the employees thought he was a homeless man:
“Appearing along with his family on ‘Live with Kelly and Michael’ Wednesday morning, Jase Robertson described the incident.
“‘The first thing that happened to me at the hotel was I got escorted out,’ Robertson said, joking that it was a ‘facial-profiling deal.’
“Robertson said that the hotel employee simply didn’t know who he was.
“‘I asked where the bathroom was and he said, “Right this way, sir.” He was very nice,’ Robertson explained. ‘He walked me outside, pointed down the road and said, “Good luck.”’”
Here’s the kicker: “Robertson took it in stride and didn’t blame the employee for the incident. Robertson continued to stay at the hotel despite the incident.”
I don’t have all the facts in the Oprah handbag incident, but I do know Oprah could have handled it better. It’s time we stood up to America’s racialists. It will be better for everybody involved.
By the way, the season premiere of Duck Dynasty “was watched by 11.8 million viewers, making it the most-watched nonfiction series telecast in the history of cable television.” Being nice has its rewards.