Oprah demands R-E-S-P-E-C-T — for Obama

Oprah Winfrey doesn’t like those mean critics of President Obama. (I do not remember her addressing critics of President George W. Bush the same way.) According to Politico:

Oprah called on President Obama’s critics on Friday to “show some level of respect.”

“I feel that everybody has a learning curve, and I feel that the reason why I was willing to step out for him was because I believed in his integrity and I believed in his heart,” the influential TV host said on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” in Chicago.

Of the negative mood of the country, Oprah added, “I think everybody complaining ought to try it for once.”

She said the presidency is a position that “holds a sense of authority and governance over us all,” and that “even if you’re not in support of his policies, there needs to be a certain level of respect.”

A president who needs a learning curve! Can you believe she said that? He should be respected because he needs a learning curve! America in economic turmoil, Iran developing nuclear weapons, Russia on the offensive, Egypt falling into the clutches of Islamists — and Obama needs a learning curve.

I thought we were told to ignore his lack of experience because his superior judgment would win out. These same critics were the ones who warned of his inexperience, and now we’re told to shut up. We used to refer to him as the Not Ready for Prime Time Player and Hillary said he would not be ready for the 3 AM call….