Well, one party already has a deranged, gaffe-prone imbecile in the number two slot, why not add another? It would be most amusing, if only to watch the far left make excuses for her daily outbursts of profane bigotry.
Manski said Barr has not been a distraction from the serious business of campaigning. “It’s a sign of the maturity of the Green Party that we have attracted somebody as well known as Roseanne Barr and as admired for her acting career and activism.”
Yet he said it says even more about the Greens’ growth that they’ve elevated “a seriously homegrown candidate” like Stein — i.e., a veteran Green, unlike the ex-Democrats who once claimed the Green Party’s nomination: Ralph Nader, who won 2.74 percent of the national vote in 2000, and Cynthia McKinney, who got 0.12 percent in 2008.
But can Barr — whose campaign didn’t respond for comment — survive a vetting? On Twitter, she drops what would be a career-ender for any other pol at least once a day: rants against the Catholic Church, plenty of f-words, even the occasional grousing that her own party is trying to “silence me.” And she hasn’t exactly left showbiz: She’s got a sitcom in development, and plans to make a documentary of her campaign.
But it’s OK, we suppose. Bigotry and intolerance are trademarks of the left so she’s a perfect fit. She’s allowed to get away with it since she’s got her liberal street cred.