Roseanne Barr: Palin’s stealing my act

posted at 12:50 pm on August 5, 2011 by Tina Korbe

Looks like somebody is jealous. Former sitcom star Roseanne Barr, who has never betrayed any political ambition beyond supporting President Barack Obama, now sarcastically says she wants to run for president — and cites former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin as her inspiration:

“That’s kind of what got me to thinking that I too should run for president if she can,” Barr told host Jay Leno [last night on "The Tonight Show"]. “I wanted to edge her out because I feel like she’s stealing my act anyway.”

Barr said Palin, who is flirting with a White House bid, was also her motivation for appearing in a reality show. Her Lifetime show “Roseanne’s Nuts,” premiered a few weeks ago and follows the former sitcom star running a Hawaiian nut farm.

Barr, a former supporter of President Barack Obama, claimed she is “totally serious” about a bid and said she will run as a candidate from the Green Tea Party. No taxes, the forgiveness of student loans and all debts and the use of vegetables instead of money will be the cornerstones of her campaign, she said.

Barr must not have gotten the memo that Palin hasn’t yet declared presidential candidacy (and might not at all). Barr also said she assumes all you have to do to be president is “show up and give a speech.” No, Roseanne, that’s what you have to do to be a sitcom star. Obama is Exhibit A: Charisma and eloquence do not a competent president make.

All of which reminds me: Why, in all of his talk of taxing the rich, does Obama never add “Hollywood entertainers” to his oh-so-redundant list of “corporate jet owners, hedge fund managers and oil company executives”? Seems to me they could pitch in more than a few dimes to reduce the debt and deficit.

 


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Add all high payed sports stars, and the owners of leagues to that list of ‘rich’ you speak of.

bridgetown on August 5, 2011 at 12:52 PM

(I didn’t comment on this woman because I just don’t think it’s even worthy of more than a nanosecond of my thoughts)

bridgetown on August 5, 2011 at 12:52 PM

All of which reminds me: Why, in all of his talk of taxing the rich, does Obama never add “Hollywood entertainers” to his oh-so-redundant list of “corporate jet owners, hedge fund managers and oil company executives”? Seems to me they could pitch in more than a few dimes to reduce the debt and deficit.

Tina, they already give money to the Dems, so that makes them exempt.

/

Ward Cleaver on August 5, 2011 at 12:52 PM

Who cares what this washed-up “comedienne” has to say, or what she does?

changer1701 on August 5, 2011 at 12:53 PM

Right. And Rick Perry is stealing Pauly Shore’s act.

MadisonConservative on August 5, 2011 at 12:54 PM

Roseanne Barr, nuff said.

Are why is HA even giving this idiot a voice on the front page?

Knucklehead on August 5, 2011 at 12:54 PM

Roseanne Barr: Jew-hater and liberal whacko struggling to maintain any relevance that she may have one time had.

Mallard T. Drake on August 5, 2011 at 12:54 PM

rosanne barf.

VegasRick on August 5, 2011 at 12:55 PM

Who is this barr critter and why should I care what she is up to? I do seem to recall that she did one of the worse jobs ever done on our National Anthem at one time?
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letget on August 5, 2011 at 12:55 PM

Hasn’t Roseanne been saying this for years now?

portlandon on August 5, 2011 at 12:55 PM

Barr also said she assumes all you have to do to be president is “show up and give a speech.”

It worked for Obama.

He showed up in 2004 and gave a speech and the rest is history.

portlandon on August 5, 2011 at 12:55 PM

Roseanne is so… 20th century.

trigon on August 5, 2011 at 12:56 PM

Roseanne Barr:

Stopped reading here – whatever it is…it’s of no consequence.

Tim_CA on August 5, 2011 at 12:57 PM

Good grief! Someone should stay away from cameras, IYKWIMAITYD

Vashta.Nerada on August 5, 2011 at 12:57 PM

Agent: Look Roseanne, it’s not my fault you can’t fill the Reno Airport Holiday Inn. You’re yesterdays news. Hell you’re not even 21st century news!

Roseanne: What if I run for President and bash Sarah Palin! Everybody I know hates her!

Agent: How original. Yeah, sure. Do whatever the hell you want – it can’t hurt. You want me to validate your parking?

RadClown on August 5, 2011 at 12:58 PM

Seriously, you people should go check out this woman’s blog. She is certifiable.

bridgetown on August 5, 2011 at 12:58 PM

laughing aside, you know if she was the green party nominee, she may be to pull just enough votes to deny obama some crucial states next year. I don’t know. Just thinking out load

ConservativePartyNow on August 5, 2011 at 12:58 PM

Barr also said she assumes all you have to do to be president is “show up and give a speech.”

It worked for Obama.

portlandon on August 5, 2011 at 12:55 PM

!!!!

Tim_CA on August 5, 2011 at 12:58 PM

Hasn’t Roseanne been saying this for years now?

portlandon on August 5, 2011 at 12:55 PM

Yes, but now that her new show is backed and supported by media – she has an automatic and funded “platform” to generate some form of “interest”, while trying to skew a popular female Con who is the most hated on the left.

Just like that slob, Paris Hilton and his dipstick mother – deperately trying to regain “$$$” through the Hilton PR machine over the past month.

Odie1941 on August 5, 2011 at 12:58 PM

Sing the national anthem Roseanne, that lets everybody know right where you are.

The special little bit at the end really helps us understand how you feel about our country.

Speakup on August 5, 2011 at 12:59 PM

“Barr/Bernhard”

Electrongod on August 5, 2011 at 1:00 PM

(I have, as a service to the HA community, pre-censored my post)

landlines on August 5, 2011 at 1:00 PM

Is there a requirement that only talentless nobodies and washed-up comedians must take shots at Sarah Palin?

and btw, anybody else thinking what happened at the Wisconsin State Fair yesterday is evidence that Rush was (once again) right?

John the Libertarian on August 5, 2011 at 1:01 PM

Electrongod on August 5, 2011 at 1:00 PM

Now that’s funny.

derft on August 5, 2011 at 1:02 PM

Tina, why in the hell are we giving this a$$clown ANY publicity?

Must be a(nother) slow news day…

RMCS_USN on August 5, 2011 at 1:02 PM

Hollywood doesn’t want to pay more in taxes, as Obama supporter Whoopie revealed a couple of years ago.

http://michellemalkin.com/2009/03/06/the-going-galt-phenom-spreads/

As far as Roseanne, don’t her ideas need to be attractive to be like Palin? And maybe a few other personal aspects as well…

beatcanvas on August 5, 2011 at 1:02 PM

What is the deal with obnoxious white women comedians?

I have an idea for a traveling comedy troupe. We’ll call it: When Animals Attack

Starring:

Rosanne Barr
Joy Behar
Janeane Garofalo
Rosie O’Donnell
Margaret Cho
Sarah Silvermann
Whoopi Goldberg

Did I miss any gorillas? And who would be the most pleasent person on that list if you were forced to spend a day with any of them?

NotCoach on August 5, 2011 at 1:03 PM

Speaking of vegetables….

hillbillyjim on August 5, 2011 at 1:04 PM

Her Lifetime show “Roseanne’s Nuts,” premiered a few weeks ago and follows the former sitcom star running a Hawaiian nut farm.

Just what we need, two Hawaiian nuts in the White House back to back. The nut farmer from Georgia was bad enough.

Steve Z on August 5, 2011 at 1:04 PM

Figures this cow would espouse grazing somehow.

PatriotPete on August 5, 2011 at 1:04 PM

Anyone got a link to her “rendition” of national anthem at that Padres game in the early 90s?

teke184 on August 5, 2011 at 1:04 PM

And why is HA even giving this idiot a voice on the front page?

Knucklehead on August 5, 2011 at 12:54 PM

It was bad enough up in the headlines but now we have to look at her, too. Ick.

Fallon on August 5, 2011 at 1:05 PM

Just thinking out load

ConservativePartyNow on August 5, 2011 at 12:58 PM

I know it was just a typo, but considering the subject matter, it couldn’t have been more perfect. ;)

DrAllecon on August 5, 2011 at 1:05 PM

NotCoach on August 5, 2011 at 1:03 PM

Don’t insult higher primates like that…gorillas I mean

PatriotPete on August 5, 2011 at 1:05 PM

and btw, anybody else thinking what happened at the Wisconsin State Fair yesterday is evidence that Rush was (once again) right?

John the Libertarian on August 5, 2011 at 1:01 PM

I live a few miles from there. It’s all over the local news, and this isn’t the first time that racist mob attacks have accured here.

idesign on August 5, 2011 at 1:06 PM

Yes, it’s time for Roseanne Barr to shut up now. She has some sad show wherein she grows peanuts or something equally absurd reality show wise. Her old show was fun for a while, but then it, too, became absurd. She had a talk show for a time. I remember one day they had a picture of Bush when he was young. She looked at it and said, “I’m in love”. The show went under soon after, and I guess she learned her lesson. Now she has peanut love and Palin envy.

jakev on August 5, 2011 at 1:07 PM

Did I miss any gorillas? And who would be the most pleasent person on that list if you were forced to spend a day with any of them?

NotCoach on August 5, 2011 at 1:03 PM

I don’t know about gorillas, but you missed the braying jackass Kathy Griffin (sp?).

DrAllecon on August 5, 2011 at 1:07 PM

And why is HA even giving this idiot a voice on the front page?

Knucklehead on August 5, 2011 at 12:54 PM

The word “Palin” generates interest.

Good or Bad.

portlandon on August 5, 2011 at 1:09 PM

Roseann bar=

Sociopath, socialist, and political buffoon all in one! What better candidate!

tx2654 on August 5, 2011 at 1:10 PM

Tina, if you want to be considered a serious and knowledgeable blogger, you might want to be a little more selective with the subject of your posts.

NoNails on August 5, 2011 at 1:11 PM

Barr is a classless, screeching hag who seems to have something in common with MO:

http://t1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTmZV_F29-T60w5ekOQHZtR2GOIu3SUi6Vswj6F0geATCgT8i2OWw

http://t2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcROodAiEA_wB2oOIdEzZunnAkXJLoAsm7qdqoKLPBMxBXd2eP92Tg

What is it with lib women?

Cody1991 on August 5, 2011 at 1:11 PM

idesign on August 5, 2011 at 1:06 PM

It just seems like these incidents are on the rise. Or maybe I’m just paying more attention to them.

John the Libertarian on August 5, 2011 at 1:13 PM

Cody1991 on August 5, 2011 at 1:11 PM

OMG!!! Michelle Obama had feminine itch!@!

portlandon on August 5, 2011 at 1:14 PM

She’s so gross and creepy, especially since she decided to try and position herself as some kind of deep thinker.

Kensington on August 5, 2011 at 1:16 PM

It just seems like these incidents are on the rise. Or maybe I’m just paying more attention to them.

John the Libertarian on August 5, 2011 at 1:13 PM

MadCon is covering it down in the Green Room. It should be on the front page, but we get white trash Barr up front and center.

Knucklehead on August 5, 2011 at 1:17 PM

I would rather vomit and watch it dry than look at this “thing”

Anyone see the hitler photos she did eating Jew cookies? This one will burn in Hades. Wish I could watch.

Ris4victory on August 5, 2011 at 1:19 PM

I’m sure in the demonic world all of this makes sense.

Hening on August 5, 2011 at 1:20 PM

Right. And Rick Perry is stealing Pauly Shore’s act.

MadisonConservative on August 5, 2011 at 12:54 PM

Hangin’ wit da weez!

gryphon202 on August 5, 2011 at 1:21 PM

Boy, is she getting old…in more ways than one…

RedSoxNation on August 5, 2011 at 1:22 PM

Obama is stealing The Three Stooges act…

PatriotRider on August 5, 2011 at 1:22 PM

Palin would have to gain a couple hundred pounds to edge you out of anywhere big girl.

Hummer53 on August 5, 2011 at 1:26 PM

You’d think the Moose Limbs would be all up in arms over Barr’s appearance on Leno — After all, they have such a great aversion to PORK! :-)))

Deacon on August 5, 2011 at 1:28 PM

MadCon is covering it down in the Green Room. It should be on the front page

Knucklehead on August 5, 2011 at 1:17 PM

Thanks for the tip. You’re right, it should be bumped up.

John the Libertarian on August 5, 2011 at 1:28 PM

Why is that evil old skank given any air time?

clnurnberg on August 5, 2011 at 1:30 PM

I live a few miles from there. It’s all over the local news, and this isn’t the first time that racist mob attacks have accured here.

idesign on August 5, 2011 at 1:06 PM

Surely the calls for prosecution as hate crimes will come from the left at any moment.

RDuke on August 5, 2011 at 1:36 PM

You made me look at a picture of Rosanne Barr….

I hate you so much.

Sinner on August 5, 2011 at 1:38 PM

Why, in all of his talk of taxing the rich, does Obama never add “Hollywood entertainers” to his oh-so-redundant list of “corporate jet owners, hedge fund managers and oil company executives”?

They are private jet owners and might get a bit ticked off to actually put their money where their ever so present mouths are…

ajacksonian on August 5, 2011 at 1:39 PM

It just seems like these incidents are on the rise. Or maybe I’m just paying more attention to them.

John the Libertarian on August 5, 2011 at 1:13 PM

It’s not your imagination…

http://www.todaystmj4.com/news/local/125074699.html
http://www.jsonline.com/forums/126830213.html

idesign on August 5, 2011 at 1:43 PM

In all his rants about taxing the rich….I have always wondered why he doesn’t ask his good friend Oprah for more ? After all, ‘at some point you have made enought money’…..Barack Obama

RUReadingthis on August 5, 2011 at 1:45 PM

Two Roseanne Barr threads in one day.

Someone lose a bet?

Akzed on August 5, 2011 at 1:57 PM

Roseanne is only 11 1/2 years older than Sarah Palin, but she looks old enough to be Sarah’s mother. I think anger and bitterness age a person as much as hard livin’.

*must think happy thoughts today*

NavyMom on August 5, 2011 at 2:00 PM

“Point of Order, Mr. Speaker…”

“BobMbx is recognized for a point of order”

“I ask unanimous consent to delete the vile “Roseanne” post and the persons it represents from the hallowed pages of HotAir”

“Is there objection? Without objection it is so ordered. The Clerk will delete the post”

BobMbx on August 5, 2011 at 2:04 PM

More proof that conservative women are way hotter than your average liberal harpy.

When that screencap came up, I think my watch stopped.

CurtZHP on August 5, 2011 at 2:07 PM

Actually Morticia, you’re stealing Pat Paulsen’s act.

Next.

MNHawk on August 5, 2011 at 2:10 PM

And why is HA even giving this idiot a voice on the front page?

Knucklehead on August 5, 2011 at 12:54 PM

I guess aside from the black race riot in Milwaukee, the news of a SWAT-raid on an unpasteurized milk store in LA, the news that the government allowed the Sinaloa crime syndicate to traffic cocaine in the USA in exchange for information, the news that Puffington-Ho is now covering Fast and Furious, it’s pretty much a slow-news day.

slickwillie2001 on August 5, 2011 at 2:13 PM

At least Barr is ‘smart’ enough to use Palin as her inspiration.

If she had said Barrack Obama, she would be right on ‘doubledumb’ target.

Sir Napsalot on August 5, 2011 at 2:13 PM

http://www.jsonline.com/forums/126830213.html

idesign on August 5, 2011 at 1:43 PM

Thanks for the link. The reader comments are very interesting.

John the Libertarian on August 5, 2011 at 2:27 PM

I don’t know about gorillas, but you missed the braying jackass Kathy Griffin (sp?).

DrAllecon on August 5, 2011 at 1:07 PM

Ashton Kutcher???

Oh wait…he’s a dude(?)

BigWyo on August 5, 2011 at 2:33 PM

Obama is Exhibit A: Charisma and eloquence do not a competent president make.

Heh, three memes:

1. That he is smart

2. That he is charismatic

3. That he is eloquent

He is a welfare, foodstamps, cash for clunkers, shovel-ready, leading from behind pimp.

Schadenfreude on August 5, 2011 at 2:45 PM

Roseanne’s Nuts.

mrt721 on August 5, 2011 at 2:52 PM

Barr, a former supporter of President Barack Obama, claimed she is “totally serious” about a bid and said she will run as a candidate from the Green Tea Party. No taxes, the forgiveness of student loans and all debts and the use of vegetables instead of money will be the cornerstones of her campaign, she said.

Geez, I honestly wish she would run on that platform. It sounds like a truthful Democrat and splitting the vote for them is never a bad thing.

Run, Rosie, Run!

kim roy on August 5, 2011 at 3:13 PM

Roseanne is just trying to hype her “reality” show that NO one is watching. She hasn’t been funny for about 30 years now. I am sure she is jealous of Palin. After all Palin has a brain and beauty too.

SgtRed on August 5, 2011 at 3:15 PM

Roseanne Barr is twice the woman that Sarah Palin is.
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Literally.

Red State State of Mind on August 5, 2011 at 3:25 PM

I don’t think any libs would vote for her either…

tinkerthinker on August 5, 2011 at 3:31 PM

Just, pathetic.

Brian1972 on August 5, 2011 at 3:55 PM

No taxes, the forgiveness of student loans and all debts and the use of vegetables instead of money will be the cornerstones of her campaign

Wow, I guess she is a comedian!

BobOfTexas on August 5, 2011 at 4:06 PM

I still hold a special hatred for this cow due to her rendering brutal rape of our anthem.

ZK on August 5, 2011 at 5:04 PM

she’s still FUGLY…… Sarah on the other hand is SIZZLING HOT. Ugly Libs hate beautiful women, especially if they are conservative.

maineconservative on August 5, 2011 at 5:07 PM

All of which reminds me: Why, in all of his talk of taxing the rich, does Obama never add “Hollywood entertainers” to his oh-so-redundant list of “corporate jet owners, hedge fund managers and oil company executives”?

Because they schlepp for Obama, and idolize him. *sigh*

As for Roseanne…if Palin inspires you, aren’t you stealing from her, in a sense?

Go enjoy your wealth Roseanne, and leave us alone.

capejasmine on August 5, 2011 at 5:18 PM

The more we listen to celebrities, the dumber we get.

Merovign on August 5, 2011 at 5:32 PM

Why, in all of his talk of taxing the rich, does Obama never add “Hollywood entertainers” to his oh-so-redundant list of “corporate jet owners, hedge fund managers and oil company executives”?

Because only Repubicans own private jets.

manwithblackhat on August 5, 2011 at 6:00 PM

That’s “Republicans.”

manwithblackhat on August 5, 2011 at 6:00 PM

Way to be ahead of the curve Roseanne. Taking shots at Sarah Palin is sooooooooooo edgy. Are you sure you want to be out on that branch? /

Mallard T. Drake on August 5, 2011 at 6:40 PM

This is some kind of performance “art.” May this be the last we hear of it.

curved space on August 5, 2011 at 6:45 PM

What is it with lib women?

Cody1991 on August 5, 2011 at 1:11 PM

Body lice (ie, crabs) and poor hygene.

(Lefty chicks are easy – but you gotta bathe’em before you boink’em.)

Solaratov on August 6, 2011 at 1:23 PM