Raise your hand if you've been posting long enough at nightly to remember when Justus was a liberal.
Raise your hand if you remember when liberals were actually liberal, instead of precisely the kinds of rank partisans that they so hated (and rightly so) the Tea Party types for being. Doubly so since democratic opposition to Trump seems to be all show and no substance. "OMG! He said mean things about Haiti! Whatever are we going to do?" What you are going to do is join in a vote to give Trump increased spying powers on US citizens!
If supporting Oprah Winfrey for president is what constitutes liberal now, count me out too. There's far better - not perfect but better ideas floating in the breeze anyway. Tulsi Gabbard might be one. Suggestions out of a recent AFL/CIO convention for the formation of a Labor Party
is another, so long as they don't repeat the Justice Democrat's mistake and actually keep the identity politics and SJWs out. Longshots to be sure, but preferable to Oprah. Hell, Trump would be better. At least with Trump, the legacy media will be scrutinizing him to death, which is what they should do. But Oprah? Hell, she could carry out another holocaust, and not a word from a completely cowed press afraid to do its job for fear of accusations of racism and misogyny. If you think the media fell asleep for Obama, which they did, just you wait.
The level-headed, pre-radicalized ( sometime around 1966/67) Left (aka the Kennedy/early LBJ-ers) were truly about fair treatment for all, not those who embraced the tables-have-turned /revenge fueled / "everyone who does bow to my worldview and/or desires is evil & must be ostracized/fired/demonized mindset since that time.
Oprah has certainly played her part in keeping this new Left campaign of intolerance alive, and answers to no one--especially the black community who criticized her agenda over the decades by pointing out that her brand of what would come to be known as identity politics "empowered" women by attacking black men, essentially writing them off as unnecessary, violent, and irresponsible. All of the self-serving productions in the world (e.g., Selma as a way of showing her traditional movement credentials) do not hide her true beliefs. That's the problem with extremist beliefs, as she has pushed an agenda that reads exactly like the far Right zealots such as Michael Savage or Tomi Lahren, yet somehow, Oprah is the Left's darling they want to push for president. That should tell anyone all they need to know about how much so many among the modern Left thinks about black people (when they're not being used for co-opted movements or votes).
Further, for such a fist-shaking advocate for women, that status did not provide cover from (earned) criticism for her longtime friendship with / support of Harvey Weinstein--the man she claims she knew nothing about. Spending endless hours around / part of a close culture where sexual manipulation and abuse was no secret, yet she claims she knew nothing. That excuse did not work for Tarantino, Affleck, Damon and others, and should not for Oprah. If anything, she should be grilled about that 24/7/365 long before she makes any announcement about a future in politics.
But I guess like the propaganda of any good cult you are condemned as not being a liberal if you reject the modern Left's single-minded, smothering tactics. Who knew?