The reason Oprah’s words resounded Sunday night is because we have been waiting for 16 long, terrifying, inconceivably vicious months for someone of stature, coherence, and heart to speak passionate truth about the values being shredded to corrupt power. She had a world audience, and she had us. No elected Democrat or other politician has had the clarity and willingness to stand up like that. They all need to. If she opened the floodgates, bring it on. What are they waiting for? Why are they so scared, so willing to shave off a commitment to gender and race equality? Let every fucking elected Democrat outshine Oprah in their visions and plans.

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