Roseanne For President?

Photo: Leah Mark (CC)

Photo: Leah Mark (CC)

If Al Franken can make it into Congress … From AP via ABC News:

Roseanne Barr said Thursday she’s running for the Green Party’s presidential nomination — and it’s no joke.

The actress-comedian said in a statement that she’s a longtime supporter of the party and looks forward to working with people who share her values. She said the two major parties aren’t serving the American people.

“The Democrats and Republicans have proven that they are servants — bought and paid for by the 1% — who are not doing what’s in the best interest of the American people,” Barr said. Occupy Wall Street protesters popularized the “We are the 99 percent” slogan in their fight against economic disparity and perceived corporate greed.

Barr has submitted paperwork to the Green Party for her candidacy. The party’s presidential nominee will be selected at a convention in Baltimore in July. Barr said she has been fighting for working-class families and women for decades.

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24 Comments on "Roseanne For President?"

  1. Sure, why not? Good for you Roseanne. People need more real down to earth people.

  2. I often vote for the Green Party, but would not if Roseanne was the candidate. I don’t think she has the political knowledge that the other Green Party candidates have.

    • Flatmind | Feb 3, 2012 at 3:56 pm |

      Having no political knowledge is what she has going for her. Political knowledge is ignorance itself. Everything works great on paper, but we are not made of paper, nor is the universe. Politicians are to divorced from reality to have any real knowledge. Any leader should be at one with all, and if not, should not be leading anyone. Leaders should be visionaries, not bullshit artists.

      • Outsider candidates | Feb 3, 2012 at 6:49 pm |

        Sounds like a Jimmy Carter campaign slogan.

      • It takes specialized skill and knowledge to get things done in government. You can spew all the outsider rhetoric you want, but at the end of the day you need some working knowledge of how to get a bill though Congress. 

        •  I’m talking reality and your talking about the delusional bills of Congress? Reality cares not for the ” laws of men “. Why not write a bill that makes it illegal to die, that should solve everything. CONGRESS HAS NO REAL FUCKING POWER, just stories you fell for.

        • GreenIsTheColour | Feb 4, 2012 at 5:18 pm |

          I concur…if you are going to run for office, then you need to understand the intricacies of the current system in order to be able to change it from the inside out…so that by the time you are done, the system is virtually unrecognizable. 

          By campaigning, she might be able to raise awareness about some important issues, but I fear that her involvement could also have a negative backlash against the Green Party.   

  3. Good thing I’m Canadian; I’m not touching this with a 10m pole.

    • Jin The Ninja | Feb 4, 2012 at 6:45 am |

       you’re Canadian, yet you fail to properly spell the nationality…

      • Good thing posts can be edited. Now that the spelling is corrected perhaps you can actually reply to the substance of my comment not the form 🙂

        • Jin The Ninja | Feb 9, 2012 at 11:39 am |

          To what substance are you referrring? I read none.

          Only a non-like minded canuk who voices his distaste for a potential socialist female candidate…

          So i suppose you’re a harper-man? Well with only a 20% popular mandate, i can see the ill logic in that line of reasoning…

          • Um…. What are you talking about?

            Literally my comment means I’m not commenting…. That’s the substance/content of that original post…

            Based on me saying I’m not commenting, you’ve concluded that I am pro harper, anti Roseanne, anti socialist female candidate…

            Good work there killer. Would you like to infer my age, voting record, job record, religious views among other things based off my single comment about not commenting?

            I honestly haven’t seen much of her views and from what I have seen I enjoyed… Good work there killer 🙂 Way to knock home your grand slam criticism 😀

          • BTW; I’ve only ever voted Green and Canadian Action Party because they are the only two parties in Canada that actually have a stance on the use of the Bank of Canada and how it is incorrectly/illegally being used today. Which I believe a lawsuit is going forth this year as a result of that.

            But you knew that right? 😉 Or is something you missed in my 10m pole comment? …..

            Try actually including things I say in your rebukes in future. They will come across more poignant…

          • Jin The Ninja | Feb 10, 2012 at 12:46 am |

            The connotation of “i’m not touching this with a 10 foot pole” is negative, meaning distaste for a concept or idea.

            You can try to divert course, but your comment reads as above.

          • Actually not from my perspective, at least not in intent and my own understanding. It simply means the issue is too complex and inflammatory for me to comment on in a constructive or useful manner. Much like the Israel Palestine argument, REGARDLESS of my viewpoint.  So REGARDLESS if I’m pro or anti Roseanne (which I earnestly haven’t made my mind up on). I’m LITERALLY not touching the issue with a 10m pole to make a decision EITHER way….

          • Jin The Ninja | Feb 11, 2012 at 2:44 am |

            fair enough.

          • To be honest, the context I think of most with this term is Jesus on Southpark when talking about the issue of euthanasia on old people who are dying. He didn’t want to even get in the debate of pros in cons, let alone showing an opinion.

        • Jin The Ninja | Feb 10, 2012 at 1:01 am |

          I personally strongly dislike the CDN greens, but CAP is a good alternative party, i am moderately familiar with.

          if that is the case, i will apologise for mis reading your post.

          • I would vote CAP all the time but they aren’t always riding here. Either way I vote for both because they are the ONLY one talking about the Bank of Canada in their platform. 

  4. Emailio Addresstevez | Feb 3, 2012 at 4:22 pm |

    I think this is a clever ruse by Newt Gingrich – dressing in drag and running on the Green Party ticket under the name “Roseanne”, while simultaneously seeking the Republican nomination- doubling his chances and eliminating some competition- well played, sir. Well played.

  5. Redacted | Feb 3, 2012 at 4:52 pm |

    I’d vote for Roseanne Connor, not so sure about the real woman though.

  6. Donblackshock | Feb 3, 2012 at 4:53 pm |

    Hahahahahahahahahahahahahaahahahahahaahah, No really Hahahahahahaahhahahahaahahahahahaha. And really no i wouldn’t.

  7. Good stuff, but she lacks that Ron Paul nuttiness. Where is the rabid, frothing-at-the-mouth online following?

  8. DeepCough | Feb 5, 2012 at 8:02 pm |

    John Goodman must be her running mate. We need someone who can show those rich bastards a world of pain.

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