(CNN)-The Florida Federation of Republican Women made the decision to boycott the Oprah Winfrey Show Saturday, after the media mogul refused to have Gov. Sarah Palin as a guest on her show until after the election wraps up.
"Women in Florida helped build Oprah into the icon she is today," Linda Ivell, President of the FFRW said in a statement. "We are deeply disappointed in Ms. Winfrey's decision to sit out the greatest political moment in the history of women since suffrage."
The talk show host denied accusations Friday, that she was even considering the vice presidential nominee as a guest.
"At the beginning of this presidential campaign when I decided that I was going to take my first public stance in support of a candidate, I made the decision not to use my show as a plat for any of the candidates," Winfrey wrote in a statement, responding to a story from The Drudge report claiming her staff was "sharply divided" on whether they should book the Alaska Governor.
Winfrey agreed Palin would be a "fantastic interview," but wouldn't invite her on until after the November elections.
The Florida Federation of Republican Women, the "largest political organization in Florida," celebrating the groups 58 year anniversary is also encouraging members to cancel subscriptions to O Magazine, Ivell said.
"We find it to be an abuse of her power -gained on the backs of our patronage of her advertising empire – to use her program to so blatantly support Obama in the face of this historic moment. So, we are tuning out and canceling our subscriptions to O Magazine and encourage other women to do the same," Ms Ivell said.
Winfrey came under fire from some of her supporters in December after campaigning with the Democratic nominee in South Carolina.
Ivell did not say the Florida Republicans would be tuning out indefinitely, but at least until 'after the election.' Adding, she and her members respect the decision to support Obama, "as every American is entitled to their personal opinion and vote."
well this is too bad for the florida republican women. when will people stop taking themselves so seriously?
Sorry to say but I would invite her either. Go google Sarah Palin and see what she calls HRC and then tell me you would invite her too.
The only reason why Oprah helped Obama was because Obama was HAVING major problems ATTRACTING crowds. So she helped me but I truly believe that she wanted to distance herself from politic.
Oprah does not have to have Beauty Kween/Reporter-Shy Media-But Ready For Prez on her show.
Why? Palin does NOT have problems attracting crowds. Palin has not YET changed America. Oprah does not have to put her on her show.
Go ahead and boycott Oprah!
Do Republicans realize that the Democrats nominated a woman VP several decades ago?
Wasn't the McCain campaign hiding Palin from the press? Why do they even care then?
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I never watch her show anyway and I live in IL.
Oh, come on!! Since she endorsed Obama and made public appearances for him, her show has been completely neutral to politics and is not being used to highlight ANY candidate. It is only appropriate for her to wait until after the election to have ANY of the candidates on her show. THAT'S integrity!
Come on Oprah, show everyone who has the biggest pair in this country. Bring her on.
She should have NEVER divided her viewers... Huge mistake that will come back to haunt her!!!
I love how the libs are trying anything to spin how their Obamessiah can't seem to keep a substantive lead. Face it, all you lefties thought this was going to be a cake-walk. All you though you needed to do was squawk that McCain was just another Bush. But as openminded thinkers, unlike yourselves, have listened to what McCain and Palin are saying they are finding that change does not necessarily just mean switching to a different party.
It amazes me how the Republicans have a Sarah Palin, who has been a governor for less than 2 years and by the way CAN NOT GO OUT BY HERSELF to CAMPAIGN because she has used her power in office and have told so many LIES can even call themselves boycotting Oprah, go ahead, she does care because OBAMA is going to WIN!!!
The Florida Republicans need to get over it and find a more important thing to get upset about. Ms. Winfrey can choose who she wants on her show. She made the decision to support Mr. Obama and therefore made a pledge not to have ANYONE political on her show as a pledge of neutrality.
Seriously, I agree with the comments above about Ferraro. Maybe they SHOULD watch less tv, and read more.
How is this helping the economy/war on terror/energy/the environment again?
Last I checked Oprah was worth a Billion. Does it really matter?
I'm sure they're boycott won't impact the bottom line in the slightest.
And really, who cares about Oprah?
Obama has to beg Oprah. I dont see Palin begging Oprah.
Republican Ladies of Florida grow up!!
"We are deeply disappointed in Ms. Winfrey's decision to sit out the greatest political moment in the history of women since suffrage."
...Wow, the Republicans find more ways to take a dump on Hillary Clinton's achievements this year.
What"s wrong with these people. Most if not all them wiho support McCain will not receive a tax dreease. With Obama they will. What are they thinking?
I guess Oprah is sexist right Repubs.
So because Oprah won't use the show as a platform for Republican propaganda the Republicans boycott it? Sickening.
Oprah isn't having any of the candidates, Pres or VP, on her show...this isn't news. Oprah is not a political issue. Television appearances isn't a political issue. How much longer are we going to be distracted by meaningless empty performances?
Republicans would be complaining if Oprah had Palin on her show. Seems like Oprah can't win here. And all of this is because Drudge made a story up.
Are the FFRW just stupid or they just can't read. Oprah stated that she wasn't have either of the candidates on her show including Obama/Biden. McPalin don't have any issues to based their campaign on so they make this stuff up as they go. They're trying to divide this country. I wonder though, out that 84,000 jobs that was lost last month how many of those were republican women? I'm serious you guys don't want to go around with Oprah and company.