I made these points and was called "CRAZY" by progressives. A column by Hugh Hewitt published in the Washington Examiner on Nov. 10 reveals a likely Republican talking point as the next presidential election approaches: "Hillary is Obamacare's grandmother. Put another way: Obamacare is Hillary's grandchild." ( Mr. Hewitt's goal, of course, is to pin the disastrous rollout of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) on a likely Democratic candidate for the White House in 2016. While it's true that Ms. Clinton endorsed the individual mandate during her 2008 presidential campaign, the ACA's pedigree isn't Democratic at all. It's Republican -- which raises questions not only about GOP accusations like the one from Mr. Hewitt, but also about progressive support for President Obama's health-care reform legislation and abandonment of universal health care, i.e., Single-Payer national health care ("Medicare For All"). The individual mandate is the foundation and most controversial part of the ACA, requiring all of us to purchase health coverage from private insurance companies. It was introduced in 1989 by the Heritage Foundation, a rightwing pro-business think tank allied with the GOP. Mr. Hewitt wishes to associate the individual mandate with the managed-care proposal that was crafted by the Jackson Hole Summit convened by Ms. Clinton and offered by President Clinton in 1993. In … [Read more...]


The Vote Count just Keeps Rising

Roseanne has yet to concede and the numbers keep increasing!  Official Tally as of November 28, 2012.  Write-in Votes have still not been counted. You went up 7 votes in Florida, 304 votes in Colorado, and 7,317 votes in California for a net gain of 7,628 votes bringing you to a total of 63,484 votes not including write-ins. Congrats on breaking 60k! FLORIDA: 8,154 votes OFFICIAL SOURCE: COLORADO: 5,043 votes OFFICIAL SOURCE: CALIFORNIA: 50,287 votes OFFICIAL SOURCE: … [Read more...]


55,855 Votes as of November 16, 2012 Still waiting for Write-In Count


(The Beatles, seen by 55,600 fans at Shea Staduim created a New World Record for a pop concert in terms of attendance and gross revenue)  Interesting.... A net gain of 26 votes in Colorado brings the total to 55,855 votes not including write-ins. FLORIDA: 8,147 votes OFFICIAL SOURCE: COLORADO: 4,739 votes OFFICIAL SOURCE: CALIFORNIA: 42,970 votes OFFICIAL SOURCE: … [Read more...]


Roseanne Barr Draws More than 2,000 Sacramento Votes for President


By Phillip Reese Published: Monday, Nov. 12, 2012 - 9:56 am Last Modified: Monday, Nov. 12, 2012 - 10:36 am About 2,600 local residents stepped into a voting booth on election day, picked up their pen and thought something like, "I'm going to do it. I'm going to vote for Roseanne Barr." Barr, a comedian and former star of a hit television show bearing her name, ran for president on the Peace and Freedom party ticket. The party, according to its website, "is committed to socialism, democracy, ecology, feminism and racial equality." Barr's strongest support often came in rural, mostly conservative areas, suggesting that at least a few of her votes were meant as a protest against the other choices on the ballot, rather than an endorsement of socialism. All told, Barr received nearly as many votes in Placer, El Dorado and Sacramento counties as Green Party candidate Jill Stein. (Stein did much better than Barr in Yolo County.) Gary Johnson, the Libertarian Party candidate, performed best among third party candidates, drawing more than 1 percent of total votes across the region. This chart shows support for Roseanne Barr broken down by area: Area Barr Total Percent for Barr Rural Yolo County 23         1,257 1.83% Rio Linda 21         2,815 0.75% North Highlands 31         4,501 0.69% Rural Sacramento County 17         2,513 0.68% Orangevale 67       10,110 0.66% Greater … [Read more...]


Ballot Numbers In – Broke 50K!


My Ballot Numbers are in, Broke 50K!! More to come with Write-In Vote Just in...... 52,426 votes not including write-ins. These should be the final numbers from the three states you were on the ballot in. Congrats on officially cracking 50k! FLORIDA: 8,146 votes OFFICIAL SOURCE: COLORADO: 4,653 votes OFFICIAL SOURCE: CALIFORNIA: 39,627 votes OFFICIAL SOURCE: … [Read more...]


ABC News: President Roseanne? Comedian Gets Thousands of Votes


By ALYSSA NEWCOMB (@alyssanewcomb) Nov. 7, 2012 Comedian Roseanne Barr and peace activist Cindy Sheehan could have been elected president and vice president if more than 40,000 voters had had their way. Thousands more online said they'd prefer that porn legend Ron Jeremy take the helm as leader of the free world. While it was not known how many write-in votes Jeremy received, Barr's candidacy on the Peace and Freedom ticket carried her to a sixth-place finish in California, where she received 36,762 votes. In Florida, Barr and Sheehan received 7,996 votes, according to the latest tally.   "I thank the people who voted for me -- most of you were first-time voters that would never have voted for Obama or for Romney," Barr tweeted today. The comedian, who had originally recruited country music icon Willie Nelson as her vice president before he backed out, campaigned on a platform that included the legalization of marijuana, a resource-based economy and forgiveness of student loans. "Now we begin: holding our president's feet to the fire. #debtrelief #peace," she tweeted today. … [Read more...]


Two Letters regarding My Candidacy for the Green Party


To Whom It May Concern: IMHO - Roseanne should have conceded gracefully to Jill Stein, rather than selfishly run against her. Perhaps with Roseanne's backing, Jill could have been helped to more publicity. As it was, I think Jill, Cheri and their team did a fabulous job up against a corporate media black out. Most people that I talked to thought Roseanne running was a joke and they could not imagine her as the president of the United States! Whereas, Jill always presented herself with knowledgeable confidence and an impressive dignity. She gained the respect of many who did not know her before. She and Cheri worked very hard up against HUGE odds. I hope that Jill considers a second run, having now become better known. They may all be too exhausted to think about that right now, though! We should use this interim to make allies in the progressive world and work in coalitions rather than splintered facets trying to defeat the established power structure that, I believe is ripe for the taking. (It's a matter of time for the GOP, which I like to think of as an acronym for Go Away Please or Get Out of Politics.) Sadly, the state of Florida IS still very "red" in many areas and the stigma brought by the "tight race" propaganda that was used did not help US with swing voters who feared Romney. Nevertheless, I was pleased to see that our area of Hillsborough and Pinellas Counties gave the Greens the MOST support in the state. Member of Green Party Votes … [Read more...]


Take a Picture or Video Already!! and Tweet Me!

Take a Photo or Video of yourself Voting for Me on the Ballot in California, Colorado and Florida or writing my name in for President in Alabama, Alaska, Delaware, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Utah, Vermont, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming and Tweet it to me @therealroseanne … [Read more...]