Friday, February 3, 2012

Roseanne Barr Enters Presidential Race As Official Green Party Candidate

by David Badash on February 3, 2012

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Comedian Roseanne Barr has officially entered the 2012 presidential race and yesterday qualified as an official candidate for the Green Party. Barr, who is best-known for her 1988-1997 sitcom, Roseanne, maintains an extensive and current career in television. Barr lives on a 46-acre macadamia nut farm on the Big Island of Hawaii. Barr, who reportedly has two homosexual siblings, supports same-sex marriage equality, and reportedly, legalization of marijuana, but has not released a major platform or policy statement yet. 

The presidential run is not a spur-of-the moment idea — Barr announced she was seeking the Green party’s nomination last year in August.

“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,” The Huffington Post reported. “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 percent — who are not doing what’s in the best interest of the American people,” Barr said.
The L.A. Times added:
“I am running for Green Party nominee for POTUS,” the comedian said Thursday on Twitter. “I am an official candidate. I am4 the Greening of America&the world. Green=peace/justice.”
Barr filed her paperwork with the Federal Election Commission on Jan. 25, creating a four-way racefor the Green nomination, which will be decided at the Green Party Presidential Nominating Convention in July.
“I will run until the convention in July in Baltimore-I fully expect Jill Stein 2b the nominee& I will support her, but til then-I’ll serve,” Barr said amid a slew of other tweets, some of them raunchy, most having to do with her campaign.
Her platform as expressed Thursday on the microblogging site included a promise to institute “#Europeanstyle” single-payer healthcare within the first 100 days of her term, and to forgive all credit card and mortgage debt “by kicking out the FED-those to whom all this fake debt is owed.”
Barr also runs the Roseanne World website.

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