Oprah: 'I'm 100% behind Barack Obama'
January 13th, 2012
12:32 PM ET
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Oprah: 'I'm 100% behind Barack Obama'

Johannesburg (CNN) - Daytime TV doyenne Oprah Winfrey said Friday she is "100%" behind President Obama as he campaigns for re-election this year - and that the man she backed four years ago for president is doing a great job.

Winfrey made the comments in a wide-ranging interview with CNN in South Africa, where she is marking the graduation of the first students to join the academy she set up five years ago.


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  1. Jariv

    Come on. He does not deserve to be re-elected. Bad President. It like a chicken running with the head cut off.

    January 13, 2012 01:30 pm at 1:30 pm |
  2. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    Why do people (right wingnuts) who support a candidate who is opposed to the civil rights act call black people racist?

    January 13, 2012 01:31 pm at 1:31 pm |
  3. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    If I was a fool, I would agree with Jariv.

    January 13, 2012 01:33 pm at 1:33 pm |
  4. Truth and Nothing But the Truth

    Rudy NYC
    Truth somebody wrote:
    BTW, I wonder how many hundreds of millions Oprah has donated to the government in the form of extra taxes to help the government provide jobs to the black community?
    She bypasses the government. She gives directly back to poor communities here in the US, and around the world

    But Rudy, the Democrats and the left always contend it is the GOVERNMENT job to help people, "level the playing field", make things "fair", help the poor and down trodden. The GOVERNMENT would be a much more efficient way to do this right? Why does Oprah bypass and refuse to use the great government agencies doing the very same thing?? Does she know something that you don't??? Hmmmm??????

    January 13, 2012 01:34 pm at 1:34 pm |
  5. Rudy NYC

    Gurgi wrote:

    Another angry black woman!!!
    Not half as angry as you are. Thanks for showing us where you stand on the issue of race.

    January 13, 2012 01:35 pm at 1:35 pm |
  6. Rudy NYC

    OnlyRonPaul wrote:

    Obama promised to end the wars overseas first thing when elected and not only did he not do that, he signed the NDAA....
    A version of that bill gets signed every year, Ron. It is what funds the Dep't of Defense. Not signing it means no Defense Department. That's just plain, crazy talk, Ron.

    January 13, 2012 01:38 pm at 1:38 pm |
  7. Lynda/Minnesota


    Of course she is, they are both racists.

    Question for you Gurgi. What is worse ... a racist or a race baiter?

    January 13, 2012 01:45 pm at 1:45 pm |
  8. bullock w

    I'm mocked out of presdient obama if she would know what about fraud check scam from afrcain amercian
    So I have wintess with people that they are still keep complain against afrcain amercian from fraud check scam but who recived check fraud scam from afrcain amercian then people like vote presdient obama

    January 13, 2012 01:45 pm at 1:45 pm |

    you are so ignorant! Do you know there is two other branches of govt the house and senate and that not all the power is in POTUS hands. So for you to call him a liar and traitor is just STUPID. And ask yourself how did we get into these wars, who put us there, ask GWB if he is still looking for the WMD and ask him where is the Surplus Clinton left him on a silver platter unlike the pile of crap he left Obama you idiot.

    January 13, 2012 01:47 pm at 1:47 pm |
  10. Gurgi

    @Rudy, simply stating facts, though she hides it better than Michelle Obama. FYI my best friend happens to be black, but liberals like yourself and other black people, call him a "coconut" simply because he is a conservative.

    January 13, 2012 01:48 pm at 1:48 pm |
  11. Captain Awesome

    Was Oprah's support for obama ever in question? Why is this even a story?

    January 13, 2012 01:49 pm at 1:49 pm |
  12. Hongli

    President Barack Obama 2008-– 2016. Hillary Clinton-2016--2024.

    January 13, 2012 01:51 pm at 1:51 pm |
  13. PA_outofwork

    Strange; someone that’s been so successful backs the worst president in American history; the president with the legacy of Failures. Maybe it has something to do with race.

    January 13, 2012 01:56 pm at 1:56 pm |
  14. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    Thank you bullock for clarifying the republican message.

    January 13, 2012 01:58 pm at 1:58 pm |
  15. Fair is Fair

    My Friend Lynda asked:

    "Question for you Gurgi. What is worse ... a racist or a race baiter?"
    That's like asking what's worse – rotten eggs or rancid butter? They're both disgusting.

    January 13, 2012 02:00 pm at 2:00 pm |
  16. the dogs of war

    I wonder if she realizes that she is among the 1 percent that her lord is trying to criminalize

    January 13, 2012 02:03 pm at 2:03 pm |
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