making fun of the White House journalists. But, truth be told,
she has many of theideas that the US needs to get it out of
this massive economic funk that it's in.
If she puts across enough of an argument to get a crowd
going, she's going to attract different kinds of attention.
negative attention, like Ron Paul. It's not enough that there
are only two possible winning parties, they also want
everyone else to shut-up and die.
on the Keiser Report:
Anyway, here are parts of an interview where she lays out her
wickedly justice-filled programme for the 99%.
AlterNet / By Joshua Holland
Roseanne Barr on Presidential Run: Two Major Parties Are a 'Bunch of Prostitutes Who Work for Big Money'
The irrepressible comic is trying to bring attention to electoral issues that are too often ignored.
Roseanne Barr leveraged her comedic skills to become a household name. But while she's known for her biting humor, and some critically acclaimed acting in the film adaptation of Fay Weldon's novel, The Life and Loves of a She-Devil, Barr's life experiences also left her with an appreciation of just how hard it is to climb the ladder today. It was reflected in her writing; in her standup routine and on her hit TV show, Roseanne was always most comfortable breathing life into the struggles of working-class families. An outspoken small “d” democrat, Roseanne is now running to head the Green Party's presidential ticket on a platform that stresses empowering the “little guy.”
Another reason why we don’t have free elections is a thing called the Electoral College. The Electoral College was this thing forced on the American people, just like the Fed was forced on the American people, that came after the Declaration of Independence.
The Electoral College made sure that people do not elect their own representatives. That is like a Banana Republic way of having an election, and it needs to be corrected. Election after election goes by and nobody even mentions it. I’m running to shed light on things in the electoral process because it’s corrupt from top to bottom. I have suggestions on my Web site, RoseanneWorld.com. Those suggestions include a new way of tallying votes and paper ballots. As Stalin, who was a bad guy, said, “it isn’t who votes; it’s who counts the votes.” That’s number 1. Overturning the Electoral College.
.....I think this government is broken and unfixable, and it needs to be tossed out and replaced with a parliamentary government. This one is just a whored-out bunch of prostitutes who work for big money. Big money is what’s in the saddle and the citizens of this country are down on all fours.
RB: We turned all of their dead economies around also. We don’t seem to bring the good things we do there back here. I’m reminding you and everyone that the Electoral College once counted black people as three-fifths of a human being.
JH: Roseanne, whenever I talk to Green Party members I hear that we just have to overcome our fear. Jill Stein said that during our interview. I guess the idea is that if progressives -- or whatever you want to call us -- voted for the candidates who best reflected their positions they’d vote Green.
One thing that strikes me about this is the idea of lesser-evils. What’s wrong with the idea of voting for the lesser of two evils if the alternative is electing the eviler of two evils? When I look at what the GOP is doing in terms of domestic policy, from the Ryan budget, to all of these insane anti-woman laws, to voter disenfranchisement, and harsh anti-immigration legislation. Should one not be frightened of Mitt Romney appointing a couple more right wing justices to the Supreme Court?
RB: What we should all be afraid of is that both the Democrats and the Republicans went for the same guy, so let’s not BS ourselves. Let’s put the blame on both parties and everybody in this government. They both work for the elite bankers of the Federal Reserve. They do not work for the American people. That is a sad fact. You are indeed voting for the lesser of two evils because you’re voting for the exact same party. The money party which has two faces – we should throw the bums out.
Obama is not a populist and he never was. He’s masquerading as one. Obama is Wall Street’s favorite candidate, and make no mistake: they’re going to yank everybody and work everybody so that we think there’s a real chance Romney is going to win, and he isn’t. Nobody is going to vote for Romney. This is just all theater, and at the end Obama will win by a landslide -- unless I win which would be fantastic for this country. It’s all just a charade. They all work for the same guys.
Obama signed the NDAA [National Defense Authorization Act]. He doesn’t want to get rid of DOMA [Defense of Marriage Act]. He says gay rights are a state’s rights issue. His healthcare program is Romneycare, so what’s the difference? I’ll tell you what the difference is. Obama is the hand-picked person from his masters at Wall Street whose job and task is to tell the American people that their jobs and money are not ever going to come back. The American people will be pacified hearing that from a face that looks like Obama far more than a face that looks like Romney. It is all a scam from top to bottom.