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Wed Jan 10, 2018, 10:47 AM

Let's nominate Snooki from the Jersey Shore to be President!

I mean, why not just take the quicker route of riding celebrity to idiocracy?

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/jan/10/celebrity-politicians-political-decline-oprah-winfrey

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Reply Let's nominate Snooki from the Jersey Shore to be President! (Original post)
HopeAgain Jan 2018 OP
50 Shades Of Blue Jan 2018 #1
HopeAgain Jan 2018 #4
50 Shades Of Blue Jan 2018 #9
samnsara Jan 2018 #2
NCTraveler Jan 2018 #3
Calista241 Jan 2018 #5
samnsara Jan 2018 #6
Wounded Bear Jan 2018 #12
CatMor Jan 2018 #29
HAB911 Jan 2018 #7
Nonhlanhla Jan 2018 #8
HopeAgain Jan 2018 #10
Nonhlanhla Jan 2018 #13
uponit7771 Jan 2018 #14
HopeAgain Jan 2018 #20
EffieBlack Jan 2018 #24
HopeAgain Jan 2018 #28
kacekwl Jan 2018 #11
LanternWaste Jan 2018 #16
Iggo Jan 2018 #19
bluestarone Jan 2018 #21
EffieBlack Jan 2018 #23
Tavarious Jackson Jan 2018 #15
kacekwl Jan 2018 #18
melman Jan 2018 #22
SammyWinstonJack Jan 2018 #26
NurseJackie Jan 2018 #27
Tavarious Jackson Jan 2018 #31
JI7 Jan 2018 #32
Funtatlaguy Jan 2018 #17
EffieBlack Jan 2018 #25
Initech Jan 2018 #30

Response to HopeAgain (Original post)

Wed Jan 10, 2018, 10:48 AM

1. I'd take my chances with her over Trump!

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

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Response to 50 Shades Of Blue (Reply #1)

Wed Jan 10, 2018, 10:52 AM

4. Thats right...

And who needs higher standards anyway?

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Response to HopeAgain (Reply #4)

Wed Jan 10, 2018, 11:07 AM

9. When you have to explain an obvious joke...

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Response to HopeAgain (Original post)

Wed Jan 10, 2018, 10:51 AM

2. love it! we have to prove to the world we arent as STUPID and gullible as the GOP

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Response to HopeAgain (Original post)

Wed Jan 10, 2018, 10:52 AM

3. She pulled two thousand dollars more to speak at Rutgers than a Nobel Prize winner.

 

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/

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Response to HopeAgain (Original post)

Wed Jan 10, 2018, 10:56 AM

5. Free tanning bed vouchers are clearly the most important thing

The American people need. Snooki for President!!!

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Response to HopeAgain (Original post)

Wed Jan 10, 2018, 10:59 AM

6. yet another show i never watched...

..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.

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Response to samnsara (Reply #6)

Wed Jan 10, 2018, 11:17 AM

12. I absolutely hate the entire "reality" TV landscape...

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Response to samnsara (Reply #6)

Wed Jan 10, 2018, 04:18 PM

29. I too am repelled by reality shows....

and have never watched any that you mentioned.

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Response to HopeAgain (Original post)

Wed Jan 10, 2018, 10:59 AM

7. The Idiocracy has arrived

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Response to HopeAgain (Original post)

Wed Jan 10, 2018, 11:05 AM

8. Why so insulting to Oprah?

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.

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Response to Nonhlanhla (Reply #8)

Wed Jan 10, 2018, 11:12 AM

10. no I'm not

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

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Response to HopeAgain (Reply #10)

Wed Jan 10, 2018, 11:47 AM

13. But that is what is so insulting

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.

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Response to HopeAgain (Reply #10)

Wed Jan 10, 2018, 11:49 AM

14. Are you saying Snooki is as accomplished as Oprah? tia

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Response to uponit7771 (Reply #14)

Wed Jan 10, 2018, 03:40 PM

20. No, I'm saying

neither are qualified for President of the United States.

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Response to HopeAgain (Reply #20)

Wed Jan 10, 2018, 03:59 PM

24. Most people in the country aren't qualified to be President

 

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.

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Response to EffieBlack (Reply #24)

Wed Jan 10, 2018, 04:08 PM

28. I never stated a general equivalence

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

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Response to Nonhlanhla (Reply #8)

Wed Jan 10, 2018, 11:14 AM

11. Sorry but the fact people are seriously considering Oprah for president

especially here is as ridiculous as discussing Snooki.

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Response to kacekwl (Reply #11)

Wed Jan 10, 2018, 12:19 PM

16. Oddly enough, the vastly greater number of OPs and responses about Oprah

 

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...

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Response to Nonhlanhla (Reply #8)

Wed Jan 10, 2018, 12:55 PM

19. Oprah's not the one s/he's insulting.

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Response to Nonhlanhla (Reply #8)

Wed Jan 10, 2018, 03:46 PM

21. gotta agree here

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.

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Response to Nonhlanhla (Reply #8)

Wed Jan 10, 2018, 03:56 PM

23. Thank you!

 

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.

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Response to HopeAgain (Original post)

Wed Jan 10, 2018, 11:59 AM

15. Hold up.

 

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

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Response to Tavarious Jackson (Reply #15)

Wed Jan 10, 2018, 12:51 PM

18. Hopefully you're not serious.

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Response to Tavarious Jackson (Reply #15)

Wed Jan 10, 2018, 03:50 PM

22. Weak

 

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Response to Tavarious Jackson (Reply #15)

Wed Jan 10, 2018, 04:01 PM

26. Ugh.

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Response to Tavarious Jackson (Reply #15)

Wed Jan 10, 2018, 04:08 PM

27. Ha! You kill me! :-D

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Response to NurseJackie (Reply #27)

Thu Jan 11, 2018, 02:20 AM

31. winking at you

 

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Response to Tavarious Jackson (Reply #15)

Thu Jan 11, 2018, 03:08 AM

32. seriously though, the higher standards should be demanded of those who hold elected office also

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.

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Response to HopeAgain (Original post)

Wed Jan 10, 2018, 12:25 PM

17. Yes and Omarosa as Veep

Maybe She’d become a Democrat to turn on Trump after he fired her. Lol

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Response to Funtatlaguy (Reply #17)

Wed Jan 10, 2018, 04:00 PM

25. Because all black women and all that ...

 

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Response to HopeAgain (Original post)

Wed Jan 10, 2018, 05:41 PM

30. Sure! And then in 20 years - president Suri Cruise, and in 35 years, president Blue Ivy!

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

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