Oprah Winfrey’s mom, Vernita Lee, is blaming the folks at a high-end fashion store in Milwaukee for her money problems. According to a news report late Tuesday afternoon, the mother of the Chicago-based media juggernaut said Valentina’s should have never extended credit that allowed her to rack up more than $150,000 in charges.
So where’s Oprah as all of this is going on? Apparently, she’s not willing to help her mother out — or, to coin a phrase, not willing to be her “mother’s keeper” — despite raking in a $285 million salary in 2008.
Now, I understand why Oprah supports Barack Obama. The Democratic Party presidential nominee thinks like she does (i.e., he can’t find it in his heart to be his “brother’s keeper” despite earning a seven-figure income.)
Question: What do the top ten cities with the highest poverty rate “all” have in common? Answer: Democrat leadership.
That question and answer were supplied by a reader in the form of a comment below Chris Cillizza’s article, Drudge-ology 101: McCain, Obama and Media Bias, published this morning in The Washington Post’s The Fix blog. After conducting a bit of research, however, I found credit for the question — and the data to back it up — was owed to conservative talk show host Glenn Beck for a column he published last month. The back-it-up data appears below:
Detroit, MI (1st on the poverty rate list) hasn’t elected a Republican mayor since 1961;
Buffalo, NY (2nd) hasn’t elected one since 1954;
Cincinnati, OH (3rd)… since 1984;
Cleveland, OH (4th)… since 1989;
Miami, FL (5th) has never had a Republican Mayor;
St. Louis, MO (6th)…. since 1949;
El Paso, TX (7th) Has never had a Republican Mayor;
Milwaukee, WI (8th)… since 1908;
Philadelphia, PA (9th)… since 1952;
Newark, NJ (10th)… since 1907.
It is the disadvantaged who habitually elect Democrats, yet are still disadvantaged … hmmm…makes you wonder?
Perhaps, these cities need community organizers like Barack Obama. Ya think?