Roseanne channels Robespierre
Just when you thought the Democratic Party was in total disarray and ready to join the Whigs, the Free Soil Party, and the Know-Nothing Party on the ash-heap of American history, along comes a fresh face to enchant their base. The American leftist party has been decimated by Barack Obama's honest expression of the unpalatable ideas to which liberals cling, but have been smart enough to cloak in double-speak since the ugly face of Socialism first snuck it's bulbous nose under the tent of American politics to have a sniff around.
Now the party's dilemma is whether to adhere to its promotion of Affirmative Action and stick with a candidate who is a capital L loser, or whether to force him to walk the plank like LBJ. Liberals hope to replace B.O. with someone more in tune with the goony birds squawking further out on the left where Michael Moore and the Hollywood types play.
E.J. Dionne, water-boy for the left, in a preposterous article describing Obama as a centrist, asks:
Why hasn't there been a tea party on the left?
Well now there is a tea party on the left. Roseanne Barr announced back in August that she is running for president on the American Green Tea Party ticket. The palace media had a field day snorting over the political aspirations of Donald Trump. How they have issued nary a peep about Red Rosie's announcement remains a mystery. Roseanne is the only presidential aspirant in history to have undergone gastric bypass surgery, a tummy tuck and rhinoplasty. (She should sue for malpractice.) She is also the only candidate in American history to have been raised in a household combining Orthodox Jewish beliefs with the practices of the Latter Day Saints church.
Ms. Barr's platform positions are certain to be popular with Bernie Sanders, the residents of the planet Dennis Kucinich hails from, and other mainstream Democrats:
I'll forgive all student loans, all debts. There'll be no more money, no more money systems. Everything will be based on barter and growing and eating vegetables.... She also said she doesn't believe in marriage and the legalization of marijuana is number one among her priorities.... I think we should just invade Mexico because they've got oil. And then we can annex them and then we don't have people sneaking over here anymore.
Ms. Barr who gained celebrity based on her cranky wit, elaborated some of her positions yesterday for Russian television:
I do say that I am in favor of the return of the guillotine and that it is for the worst of the worst of the guilty.... I would first allow the guilty bankers to pay, you know, to pay back anything over $100 million of personal wealth because I believe in a maximum wage of $100 million. And if they are unable to live on that amount then they should, you know, go to the re-education camps and if that doesn't help, then being beheaded.
Roseanne adds that she has been in regular contact with those coordinating the Occupy Wall Street protests and other community organizers world-wide. There doesn't appear to be a dime's worth of difference between her views and those of the protesters ginned up by Obama's class warfare rhetoric.
Perhaps the mainstream media demurs from reporting her outbursts out of professional courtesy for a fellow traveler whose views are only slightly nuttier than their own. They have enough trouble on their hands with Barack Obama expressing the same thoughts in a watered-down version thought to be suitable for public consumption. The candidacy of Ms. Barr simply proves that Ann Coulter's theory in Demonic is correct: American conservatives believe in the principles set forth in the American revolution, while liberals still cling to the violent revolutionary fantasies of Robespierre and the French revolution.
Ralph Alter is a regular contributor to American Thinker
Randall Hoven tweets: Did I really hear the b**ch who owns a macadamia nut plantation in Hawaii say the rich should be beheaded?