Roseanne on 'The View': Limousine Class Warfare and Conspiracy Theories
Another left winger appeared on "The View." This time it was Roseanne Barr who felt she knew everything because she’s "old," claimed to stump for the middle and working class while admitting she’s rich, bashed the late Ronald Reagan, praised Rosie O’Donnell, and hinted at the left wing election "fixing" conspiracy theory.
Roseanne started with her explanation on why she thinks she knows everything, then demonstrated her love for her favorite "View" co-hosts, Rosie O’Donnell and Joy Behar. She even added that Rosie made this a "very intellectual hour." The multimillionaire comedienne proceeded to bring in her class warfare pitch by bashing the late President Ronald Reagan and then discussed with four rich women the horror that "most people like to hang out with rich people. They don’t give a damn about anyone else." The four rich co-hosts agreed.
Rosie, Roseanne, and Joy agreed on some commonly held left wing conspiracy theories. Roseanne called on "people who fix elections" to "let a Democrat in the next time." Then of course, much of the media feeds us is "the art of distraction." The transcript from key points of the discussion is below.
Roseanne Barr: "And you get to bitch all the time and say exactly what you think. And I'm coming in to the age where I do want to say what I think all the time and I think people ought to listen because I have every single answer there is. The ones you egged out [turning to Rosie] I got and the ones you egged out [turning to Joy] I got, I got too. So I think they should be out there instead of the same loop of meaningless crap that we're subjected to day in and day out."
Rosie O’Donnell: "There you go, sister friend. Now, I saw you. You were so wonderful this week on the--"
Barr: "I just love this show now that you're on."
Barr: "I do. I love it. I love that you're on too. [talking to Joy Behar] No, I loved it when you were on too. I watched it for you. But now it's like two great women comics. It's awesome. You’re telling the truth you’re knocking them down. I love it."
Barr: "And you made this is a very intellectual hour. And I, I thank you as a viewer."
Barr: "Check this out. In California before Ronald Reagan, everybody's big fat hero took over, you used to get a college education for free. For free. Anybody who wanted it."
Behar: "And he changed that."
Elisabeth Hasselbeck: "Well, we should work on bringing a Pell grant too.[unintelligible]"
Behar: "A what?"
Hasselbeck: "A Pell grant, they should bring those back."
Barr: "Most people like to hang out with the rich people. They don’t give a damn about everybody else. And that’s the bottom line."
Behar: "I got mine that's their philosophy."
O’Donnell: "Now do you, do you-"
Barr: "And I’m rich."
O’Donnell: "I know you are, me too.
Behar: "We were talking before about General Pace and gay men- and the gays in the military. Do you have any thoughts on that?"
Barr: "Well, you know -- yeah I have a lot of thoughts on that and probably hours and hours that you don't want to hear. But, no, I mean if people are qualified for the job it's just crazy. But everything is crazy. That’s why I'm hoping that people who fix the elections will let a Democrat in the next time."
O’Donnell: "Way to go. That's right."
Behar: "Just to change it up."
Barr: "For the sake of democracy."
O’Donnell: "That’s right it’s the art of distraction. It’s like what you do to a little kid. You know, a little kid is getting, you know, asking a question, you know, you don't want to answer as a parent, you distract them. Oh, do you want a cookie? Do you want to color over there? All of a sudden their attention is gone. That’s what we’re being fed in the media."
Barr: "I think that's true but it's scary too. Well, I think that we're getting smarter and smarter. But it's scary too because the fact that we did vote -- and I mean, it couldn't have been a more overwhelming thing that it went from, you know, California to straight across Democrat, Democrat, Democrat. And feel like that's already been nullified. And I think that, that was like the American people, 70% or more of us really want, don't want this war. And they just keep on spinning like we do."
Behar: "They don't spin it. They just don't listen."
Hasselbeck: "Are you a fan of Hillary or Barack? Barack or Hillary? Do you have a camp yet?"
Barr: "I don't really know. I mean, we still have two years. Let’s see what they say. I don't care what they look like. I don't care what shape or color their skin is. [applause] It’s what are they going to talk about? That's what I say. Well, now that you applaud you just encouraged me, so I’ll go ahead with it. I want to see, I want to see real stuff, real stuff that affects like working families on the ballot. Working regular middle American people. Not extremes but the American people themselves. These people, they've got to tell us what we want to hear or we're not going to vote for them and I like kind of go sometimes, we need this may be the time in our history that we start a third party. A green party that's about solar energy and we vote for what we really believe not what we hate least but what we really believe. That's what our country is about. And we really should, like, exercise the right to vote for what we really believe in."
O’Donnell: "That's right especially when the two parties become so similar. Where they’re all just corporately owned and all big money. You know, where is the voice of America? I don't know it seems to be lost."
Barr: "Well, that seems to be left out. And I think that this vote, the last vote, I think that, that’s changing everything. And I just want to encourage people. Stay brave, man and keep doing it. Stay brave and keep doing it."