Oprah vs. Roseanne
As the 2008 presidential elections heated up, Oprah made her endorsement of current President Barack Obama quite clear. But Roseanne Barr, for one, was not happy about it. “Oprah has given us Swartzenegger [sic] and Dr. Phil. If that was not offensive enough to decent thinking people, now she brings us Obama,”
. Then, to Winfrey, she added: “You are a closeted republican and chose Barak [sic] Obama because you do not like other women who actually stand for something to working American Women besides glamour, angels, Hollywood and dieting!” But, in one of her many
final season hatchet-burying episodes
, Winfrey had Barr on to discuss, among other things, the Obama battle. “I thought maybe you were mad at me because I got mad at you for choosing Barack Obama over Hillary Clinton and I said so. I thought, 'Uh-oh, she's going to really be pissed off at that,’”
Barr told Winfrey
. The talk-show host replied, “I will assure you, I wasn't even the least bit affected by it… Lots of people were pissed off at the time.