In ancient times, that's what you may have said -- if you were still alive -- after being struck in the forehead by one of Zeus' thunderbolts.
But now it's what the Democratic Party is saying after they've had their Oprah "aha" moment.
Because after her presidential-ish speech at the Golden Globe Awards the other night -- and please don't play the fool and pretend it wasn't a presidential-ish speech, because it was -- everything becomes clear.
And there is nothing, really, that the Democratic Party can do about it.
All Oprah needs to do is reach out her hand for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, as if it were a warm piece of
It's on her plate. It's done.
Because if she is denied her pie -- as reportedly happened during an awkward visit to the Obama White House -- we may witness a disaster.
So when she delivered that speech at the Golden Globes, so folksy, so stirring that
"For too long, women have not been heard or believed if they dare speak the truth to the power of those men," Winfrey said to the crowd on national TV. "But their time is up. Their time is up."
I'm not making light of her speech. It was a serious talk in prime time to a friendly audience, about racism and sexism and the sins of the past and her hope for the future. It was remarkable.
It was a speech of a smart woman testing the presidential waters.
But what's even more remarkable than the speech is what bloomed afterward.
Trump threatened their seats at the banquet, their position as guardians of empire, but Oprah?
Oprah is their moveable feast. And they will open the gates wide for her.
Yes, Streep also once idolized sex harasser/assaulter and producer
But Streep loves Oprah now.
"I want her to run for president," Streep said.
Streep was clearly overwhelmed, as were many in the audience, wearing black, condemning men like Weinstein. And those photos of Oprah hugging Weinstein that circulated immediately afterward?
Or the fact that
Don't be such a hater. All such hate will be washed away in the waters of Oprah. She will heal them, she will cleanse them, and they will love for it.
Oprah is intrigued about the possibility of running for president, says her longtime friend
I'm sure it drives other
It relies less on policy than on feelings and emotion. And all of it is set upon the party foundation of racial and gender identity politics.
So who would take her down? Who would dare mock her?
No way, Kirsten. Too bad, Al.
So to help soothe their sad feelings, I've come up with a new cocktail in honor of Oprah's ascendancy.
You can call it
Or a Chilly Gillibrand with a Franken Swizzle.
It is a drink of equal parts bitters and broken dreams, shaken, not stirred.
They'll smile and gulp it down and announce it's the tastiest thing they've ever tried, if Oprah serves it to them. And they'll say:
"Please, Oprah, may I have another?"