Roseanne Barr Seeks Green Party Presidential Nod

By: Andrew Miga, Associated Press
By: Andrew Miga, Associated Press

Washington, D.C. (AP) - 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 percent -- 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.

"I will barnstorm American living rooms," she said in a candidate questionnaire submitted to the Green Party. "Mainstream media will be unable to ignore me, but more importantly they will be unable to overlook the needs of average Americans in the run-up to the 2012 election."

Barr's hit TV sitcom "Roseanne" aired from 1988 to 1997 and earned her an Emmy and a Golden Globe. She played a wise-cracking mom in the comedy about a blue-collar family. Barr has a 46-acre macadamia nut farm in Hawaii.

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  • by Georgia Boy Location: Cairo on Feb 5, 2012 at 02:55 AM
    Electing this idiot would be no worse than the one that was elected in 2008 and now occupies the Whitehouse.
  • by truth Location: nf on Feb 3, 2012 at 01:53 PM
    this will be a real trip,what she smoking now!!
  • by Anonymous on Feb 3, 2012 at 08:15 AM
    she can't be bought
  • by Anonymous on Feb 3, 2012 at 08:15 AM
    she can't be bought
  • by Jack on Feb 3, 2012 at 07:21 AM
    Glad to see the nut jobs and half-wits of this country have another representative. Go Roseanne!!
  • by Anonymous on Feb 3, 2012 at 06:25 AM
    I wonder if she could pull off a better job than Obama. It wouldn't be tough to do better than 'The Worst.' As silly as it sounds, give her a shot. Get rid of Obummer.
  • by Anonymous on Feb 3, 2012 at 05:23 AM
    Who's her running mate? Rosie O'Donnell??
  • by can't stand her Location: but on Feb 3, 2012 at 05:18 AM
    I say go for it.
  • by Anonymous on Feb 3, 2012 at 04:55 AM
    Is this even news? Was the green party even relevant in any presidential election? Does she really think she can get elected? Is she just trying to get publicity? She must be looking for a new show.
    • reply
      by sbb on Feb 3, 2012 at 05:54 AM in reply to
      EXACTLY! I bet she gets a deal to film a reality show about her campaign: “From nut-farming to the white nut-house: the Rosanne Barr campaign story”. HAHAHAHA :)
  • by DTH Location: Tallahassee on Feb 3, 2012 at 04:39 AM
    If the Green Party gives Her the Nod, the Green Party will lose ALL Respect.
    • reply
      by Anonymous on Feb 3, 2012 at 07:12 AM in reply to DTH
      The green party has respect? Who says so??
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