If Stacey Yvonne Abrams, politician, lawyer, voting rights activist, and former member of the Georgia House of Representatives, is anything, she’s a lightning rod. After losing the 2018 Georgia gubernatorial race to current Governor Brian Kemp, whom she faces again in a November rematch, Abrams declared (without evidence, of course) the race “rigged” and strongly suggested she won.
Surprisingly (unlike Donald Trump, who continues to declare the 2020 presidential election was “rigged” and “stolen”), Abrams told Oprah Winfrey on Tuesday night: “I didn’t win. People think I’m confused. I’m not, but I’ve gotten to spend the last four years doing the things I talked about.”
Abrams does however continue to whine about “discriminatory election practices and voter suppression.”
As my colleague Jennifer Oliver O’Connell previously reported, Abrams, knowing she faces an uphill battle against Kemp in November, called in “The Power of Oprah” — or did Oprah call in herself? — for a virtual campaign on Tuesday night, titled, “A Thriving Life!” (Pure Harpo Productions, ain’t it?)
The extravaganza featured a pre-recorded split-screen conversation between Winfrey and Abrams, as reported by Fox News, as the dynamic duo
lied their asses off about the horrors of life in Georgia under Kemp’s control discussed the Abrams’s plans for Georgia if she wins in November.
Needless to say, Oprah almost pulled a hamstring rushing to rehash the 2018 governor’s race.
You ended up giving the non-concession speech heard around the world as you were demanding that every single vote be counted and every voice be heard in Georgia.
No spin there at all. Abrams responded surprisingly, admitting she now doesn’t think she won the 2018 contest, but…
I didn’t win. People think I’m confused. I’m not, but I’ve gotten to spend the last four years doing the things I talked about.
And, those “things,” Ms. Abrams?
If we don’t elect me, we will have no health care for half a million Georgians. Our children will continue to go to underfunded schools where transgender children have been banned from playing with their friends. We will have divisive laws that say that you have to lie to your children about their history. The members of the LGBTQ community will not have protection.
In addition, Abrams said if Kemp wins, he “will attack our freedoms, especially if you’re a woman,” adding:
And so if you want opportunity, freedom, and the ability to control your future, you need me as governor, because Brian Kemp’s proven he doesn’t care, and he won’t help.
(If you’d like to know which pages of the Democrat Campaign Manual the above crocks of crap came from, hit me up after the show.)
Oprah then went full-metal Oprah:
What can we do to help? And the biggest answer is, you vote because too much is at stake not to. I mean, as you’re listing all of this, what will happen if you don’t?
Mustering all of the melodramatic acting skills she could remember, Oprah continued:
It’s really frightening. I know you’re not the kind of woman who gets frightened. You don’t live in a fear space. But aren’t you deeply concerned that there is this lethargy? We have learned that the checks and balances aren’t in check. I’m wishing that the people of Georgia come out and make that a reality for you and the state of Georgia.
The ridiculous nonsense continued for more than half an hour.
Did you watch the whole sickening thing? Me, neither.
As noted by Fox, Kemp has attacked Abrams as “Celebrity Stacey,” saying last month she’s: “running her campaign to cater to liberal elites” and not to Georgians. Why Brian Kemp must be a soothsayer.
Kemp spokesperson Tate Mitchell told Fox:
While Stacey Abrams continues to solicit the help of out-of-state billionaires. Gov. Kemp will continue to talk to hardworking Georgians about his record of economic success and plan to build a safer, stronger Georgia.
Kemp stands at +5.6 percent in the latest RealClear Politics Average, with less than three weeks to go.
And where does Oprah Winfrey stand?
As I reported in August 2020, the billionaire, who has lived a life of extravagance for decades, bizarrely railed against America’s “caste system,” hissing at white people: “You Still Have Your ‘Whiteness.”
Far as I can tell, Oprah’s blackness has worked out just fine for her.
As for Stacey Abrams, it remains to be seen — but to date, she has risen to no higher than the Georgia state legislature, yet billionaire Oprah worships the ground on which she walks — or at least pretends to.