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Thu Mar 29, 2018, 08:13 PM

Roseanne Barr

Man this lady went from an extreme liberal affiliated with the Green Party and the Peace and Freedom Party (which is more liberal than the Green Party.

She was also so supportive of LGBT and minorities. She participated in Occupy Wallstreet marches. And she even posted George Zimmerman’s address on twitter after he was acquitted.

How does someone like that become a Trump Supporting Deplorable?

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Reply Roseanne Barr (Original post)
Proud liberal 80 Mar 2018 OP
GWC58 Mar 2018 #1
IluvPitties Mar 2018 #2
cwydro Mar 2018 #9
IluvPitties Mar 2018 #11
PJMcK Mar 2018 #3
misanthrope Mar 2018 #8
PJMcK Mar 2018 #13
BootinUp Mar 2018 #4
still_one Mar 2018 #7
Crunchy Frog Mar 2018 #5
GoCubsGo Mar 2018 #12
MountCleaners Mar 2018 #23
LeftInTX Mar 2018 #32
misanthrope Mar 2018 #6
Wellstone ruled Mar 2018 #10
RhodeIslandOne Mar 2018 #14
SharonClark Mar 2018 #30
BigmanPigman Mar 2018 #15
Nevernose Mar 2018 #16
MountCleaners Mar 2018 #24
grantcart Mar 2018 #28
GoCubsGo Mar 2018 #37
joshcryer Mar 2018 #17
LovingA2andMI Mar 2018 #18
Blue_true Mar 2018 #19
Initech Mar 2018 #20
imanamerican63 Mar 2018 #21
LeftInTX Mar 2018 #22
Jake Stern Mar 2018 #31
greyl Mar 2018 #25
NanceGreggs Mar 2018 #26
tirebiter Mar 2018 #27
Atman Mar 2018 #35
gulliver Mar 2018 #29
LeftInTX Mar 2018 #33
jes06c Mar 2018 #34
Funtatlaguy Mar 2018 #36
ooky Mar 2018 #38

Response to Proud liberal 80 (Original post)

Thu Mar 29, 2018, 08:17 PM

1. Maybe this is the Real Barr

The other one was for show?

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Response to Proud liberal 80 (Original post)

Thu Mar 29, 2018, 08:19 PM

2. Roseanne always looked like your typical conservative ignoramus to me.

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Response to IluvPitties (Reply #2)

Thu Mar 29, 2018, 08:31 PM

9. What look is that?

How do you spot one on looks alone?

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Response to cwydro (Reply #9)

Thu Mar 29, 2018, 08:33 PM

11. Her attitude in general.

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Response to Proud liberal 80 (Original post)

Thu Mar 29, 2018, 08:19 PM

3. She's always been a loud-mouthed fool

I've never found her funny or interesting.

And to demonstrate my street cred with comedy, "The Aristocrats" is one of my favorite films.

To me, Roseanne is crap.

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Response to PJMcK (Reply #3)

Thu Mar 29, 2018, 08:27 PM

8. Same here, I found her delivery underwhelming

and her material never really grabbed me.

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Response to misanthrope (Reply #8)

Thu Mar 29, 2018, 08:37 PM

13. I saw what you did there!

"grabbed"

(heh, heh!)

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Response to Proud liberal 80 (Original post)

Thu Mar 29, 2018, 08:20 PM

4. Have you ever heard that there is not that much difference

between extremists on both sides?

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Response to BootinUp (Reply #4)

Thu Mar 29, 2018, 08:25 PM

7. Extreme Hot or Extreme Cold you get burned either way

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Response to Proud liberal 80 (Original post)

Thu Mar 29, 2018, 08:24 PM

5. Apparently she sustained brain damage in a car accident when she was seventeen.

That might partially account for how erratic her behavior is.

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Response to Crunchy Frog (Reply #5)

Thu Mar 29, 2018, 08:36 PM

12. Yep. I think she has issues other than just being a jerk.

And, that brain injury may very well be at the root of it all. Which is why I can't muster up all the hatred for her than may here have. That's not to say I don't hate her views, however.

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Response to GoCubsGo (Reply #12)

Thu Mar 29, 2018, 10:45 PM

23. I think she said she had past lives or something

I remember an interview with her a long time ago, when she was talking about her past lives or some such nonsense. She's always had mental problems. I loved the old show, her not so much.

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Response to MountCleaners (Reply #23)

Fri Mar 30, 2018, 12:27 AM

32. Oh....I remember that....

The 90s, when I didn't have internet, cable or Netflix. When celebrity news was "news".
Thank God, I can tune it out.

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Response to Proud liberal 80 (Original post)

Thu Mar 29, 2018, 08:25 PM

6. From a wealth of emotional and mental issues

It's more than just a radical political swing. She has indulged in some wildly irrational conspiracy mongering and xenophobic accusations bordering on bigotry.

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Response to Proud liberal 80 (Original post)

Thu Mar 29, 2018, 08:32 PM

10. Still a Idiot.

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Response to Proud liberal 80 (Original post)

Thu Mar 29, 2018, 08:38 PM

14. Some people have no core principles. n/m

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Response to RhodeIslandOne (Reply #14)

Thu Mar 29, 2018, 11:42 PM

30. I agree and people who flip from one extreme to another shouldn't be trusted.

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Response to Proud liberal 80 (Original post)

Thu Mar 29, 2018, 08:48 PM

15. The Fucking Moron changed his political affiliation 5 times in 15

years. Both are obviously full of shit...I just wish they would keep it in and stop spreading it around in public.

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Response to Proud liberal 80 (Original post)

Thu Mar 29, 2018, 08:49 PM

16. I think shes mentally ill

I half-watched the show yesterday (my wife was a huge fan back in the day).

Some of the jokes were good, some were bad. I basically tuned out, though, when I decided that the liberal/conservative stereotypes were, with a few exceptions, just kind of hackneyed.

I did appreciate that the character of Roseanne was more nuanced than I expected. She’d become a super conservative, but remained pro-choice and pro-GLBTQ rights. In real life, people are more complicated than we attribute them to be, and all but the most fanatic (usually right wingers, but sometimes lefties) have a range of views on a variety of subjects.

Except maybe for the need for families to live each other no matter what — pretty trite — the show missed a good opportunity to sink a deeper message into the audience. It’s still just a 90s sitcom, though. Guess I’m spoiled by the twenty years of TV-turned-art since then.

Oh, yeah, about Roseanne Barr. I’ve gone through a lot of phases in my opinion of her. Shock comic? Need for attention? Easily swayed by extremists? And dozens of other per theories.

I think she’s just mentally ill. Straight up sick.

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Response to Nevernose (Reply #16)

Thu Mar 29, 2018, 10:47 PM

24. The III percenter I know...

...has a big picture on his Facebook page of him and his wife celebrating Obergefell v. Hodges.

Really schizoid thinking there.

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Response to Nevernose (Reply #16)

Thu Mar 29, 2018, 11:36 PM

28. +1

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Response to Nevernose (Reply #16)

Fri Mar 30, 2018, 06:56 AM

37. That's probably the best summary I have on the subject here. n/t

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Response to Proud liberal 80 (Original post)

Thu Mar 29, 2018, 08:50 PM

17. $$$

Money. She always followed what was most profitable to her as a person. She doesn't care about shit in reality. All she cares about is money.

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Response to Proud liberal 80 (Original post)

Thu Mar 29, 2018, 09:11 PM

18. She's Trash...

That's It, That's All.

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Response to Proud liberal 80 (Original post)

Thu Mar 29, 2018, 09:15 PM

19. Do you ask.

Look at Bernie Bros, some of those people avidly supported Trump. Generally, what I have seen with extremists is that they are only interested in a narrow spectrum of issues, get them outside that spectrum and they may in fact behave differently.

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Response to Proud liberal 80 (Original post)

Thu Mar 29, 2018, 09:18 PM

20. She was a very easy target for the Facebook propagandists.

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Response to Proud liberal 80 (Original post)

Thu Mar 29, 2018, 09:36 PM

21. I am glad that I am not the only one who feels this way!

I said I would never watch her show and burnt at the stakes for saying that!

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Response to Proud liberal 80 (Original post)

Thu Mar 29, 2018, 09:40 PM

22. Never liked her

Her and Sam Kinison showed up around the same time.

She's just loud and trashy.

For some reason my husband liked her at first because she was "different", but I never did. Wasn't she always chewing gum in her stand up routines?

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Response to LeftInTX (Reply #22)

Thu Mar 29, 2018, 11:42 PM

31. Sam Kinison had a few good jokes but his overpowering sleazy vibe made his shtick unwatchable to me

As for Roseanne, never did like her stand up routine but enjoyed the TV show.

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Response to Proud liberal 80 (Original post)

Thu Mar 29, 2018, 10:55 PM

25. When she liberalish, she was still way off to the side.

I wouldn't have called her an extreme liberal then. Just goes to show how complex people can be, maybe.

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Response to Proud liberal 80 (Original post)

Thu Mar 29, 2018, 11:08 PM

26. I think the more relevant question is ...

... who the fuck cares?

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Response to Proud liberal 80 (Original post)

Thu Mar 29, 2018, 11:33 PM

27. I watched the season openers

And what I saw was someone who claimed to be a Trump supporter/Hillary hater but who in the storyline was liberal enough to accept a bi or gay grandson and a black granddaughter. Details, details.

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Response to tirebiter (Reply #27)

Fri Mar 30, 2018, 02:27 AM

35. This.

I hadn’t seen the show before seeing the dozens of “I hate Rosanne!” threads on DU (and on FB). So I had to watch it. From all the fuss I really expected a half-hour Trump love fest. Instead I found a grandson dealing with gender identity, a black granddaughter, a pussy-hat wearing cop, and a few Trump/deplorable jokes. I thought the whole thing was rather tame, and a lot of it quite funny. Barr seemed to achieve exactly what she set out to; she got people talking, and dealing with the reality so many of us face in dealing with mixed families. Good on her for that.

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Response to Proud liberal 80 (Original post)

Thu Mar 29, 2018, 11:38 PM

29. They aren't deplorable. They're stressed out.

Trump is more like a signal flare (or a stink bomb) than a policy statement.

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Response to Proud liberal 80 (Original post)

Fri Mar 30, 2018, 12:37 AM

33. Did you know that family were closeted Jews who were outwardly LDS?

It wasn't a mixed marriage. They were literally Jews living in Utah, so they joined the LDS to be accepted. Yet they were also practicing Jews at the same time.

That is weird.

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Response to Proud liberal 80 (Original post)

Fri Mar 30, 2018, 02:05 AM

34. Wasn't she always pretty over the top in her hatred of Hillary Clinton?

I've noticed quite a few liberals whose irrational hatred of Clinton led them down very dark paths.

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Response to Proud liberal 80 (Original post)

Fri Mar 30, 2018, 05:35 AM

36. Comedian Dennis Miller also did a complete flip.

Not sure when. Maybe after 9/11.
He wasn’t funny as a liberal or now as a conservative.

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Response to Proud liberal 80 (Original post)

Fri Mar 30, 2018, 07:19 AM

38. I expect she started watching Fox News

and parked her TV there. Probably around the time we elected a black president. That's how a lot of them become deplorables.

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