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Comedian Roseanne Barr seeking Green Party presidential nomination

barrRoseanne020612_optBY BOB HOLT
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

If you are one of many who believe the country needs more choices for President than two parties, be careful what you wish for. Another voice from Hollywood is about to run for office.

And this one posted a campaign speech to become President of the United States/Prime Minister of Israel at the same time back in 2010.

The Palm Beach Post reports that actress/comedian Roseanne Barr has filed the necessary paperwork with the Federal Election Commission to seek the Green Party’s presidential nomination. The party’s nominee will be chosen at a convention from July 12-15 in Baltimore.

Barr won an Emmy for her sitcom, Roseanne, and had a show for one season on Lifetime about her macadamia farm in Hawaii titled, "Roseanne's Nuts,” according to TheWrap. Barr said, "I am no wing. I am an American. I believe in people-ism.” Deep.

According to the Los Angeles Times, she said, "Both the Democratic and Republican parties are bought and paid for by corporate America and cater to the needs of the highest bidder. I cannot be bought."

RoseanneWorld posted her speech, which says the comedian’s platform is composed of three parts:

1.) Make war illegal and hemp legal.

2.) Allow a minimum of Green Party leaders to be female and one-sixth of its officials to be poor.

3.) Most importantly, outlaw b.s.

A recent Green Party Watch poll between the party’s four candidates shows Jill Stein receiving 1,223 of 1,792 votes, Barr with 526, Kent Mesplay receiving 35 votes, and Harley Mikkelson getting 8.

An informal TMZ opinion poll has Roseanne trailing President Barack Obama by only three percent, 39 percent to 36 percent, with Mitt Romney coming in at 25 percent.

 
Comments (2)
2 Monday, 06 February 2012 16:28
Profit = the enemy
While Roseanne has good demands and I support eliminating the two party system and holding corporations accountable, she would still allow mega-corporations to exist and I feel that leaving such vicious forces intact is ultimately a non-solution. Unfortunately the Green Party is not anti-capitalist and it has done terrible things to the working class in Germany by acting opportunistically.

Vote for Stephen Durhan and Christina Lopez 2012.
http://www.socialism.com/drupal-6.8/?q=node/1831
1 Monday, 06 February 2012 14:15
Scott McLarty
For more recent and detailed information on the Green presidential candidates' positions on big issues and campaign plans, see their responses to the Green Party's questionnaires for candidates seeking the party's 2012 nomination:

-- Roseanne Barr http://www.gp.org/committees/pcsc/documents/rfp_gpus_questionnaire_1_23_12.pdf
-- Jill Stein http://www.gp.org/committees/pcsc/2012/candidate-questionnaire/stein.shtml
-- Kent Mesplay http://www.gp.org/committees/pcsc/2012/candidate-questionnaire/mesplay.shtml
(Many Greens hope that Kent can still qualify as a candidate soon)

For more information about the Green Party, visit http://www.gp.org

Scott McLarty, Media Coordinator
Green Party of the United States
http://www.gp.org

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