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Madonna and Roseanne’s Presidential Manifestos

Madonna and Roseanne’s Presidential Manifestos

Madonna and Roseanne Barr have launched their campaigns for President of the Free World.

Just kidding. Only one of them has a ‘real’ campaign but — who knows —  we’ve been here before with celebrity politicians (Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sonny Bono, Ronald Reagan). So don’t write them off just yet. Stop sniggering.

Roseanne Barr for President launched her campaign for the Green Party nomination last week. The party PR says:

Roseanne Barr has been making media appearances, and speaking to Green Party General Assemblies nationwide with her populist message of economic justice and fair play for all Americans. Roseanne has also been calling out cronyism and corruption in our political system by demanding accountability for those Wall Street criminals responsible for massive mortgage fraud, and an end to “corporate personhood” as defined by the Supreme Court.

Watch Barr’s speech:

Madonna was interviewed on Facebook over the weekend and asked if she were President what three things would she prioritize.

“When I am president, I will first of all take all the money spent on defence and put it into education, so that schoolteachers get paid more money. It’s scandalous how low their pay is.”

“Gay marriage would be legal everywhere and accepted.”

“There would be no restrictions whatsoever on any of my videos, ever.”

The latter may not top many polls for ‘most important issue’ for the average voter, but it’s a top Madonna concern since one video from her new LP got banned on YouTube for viewing by the kidz, due to excessive ‘grinding,’ I think.

She has got a chance to make a solid, real-world, political point coming up soon. She’s defying a boycott of St. Petersburg, Russia, who have passed a nasty anti-gay law, with the promise that she’ll challenge the law on stage. The local politician who pushed the law has promised to attend her concert and insist she be arrested if she says anything pro-gay.

We’ll wait breathlessly to see whether she’s prepared to risk jail.

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10:37AM PDT on Apr 15, 2012

Well she was right on the money when she used the word "sociopaths".

5:13AM PDT on Apr 3, 2012

Barr...what a pleasant surprise.

7:06AM PDT on Apr 2, 2012

Madonna's sincerity when it comes to defending social issues should be taken with a large grain of salt. I seem to remember that once upon a time she claimed to be against fur. But actions speak louder than words, and her moral concern for animals was soon exposed for what it was--just another means of remaining in the spotlight. The same goes for other celebrities--models and designers, who jumped on the anti-fur bandwagon when it was all the rage, but jumped off as soon as the novelty wore off. I suspect Madonna's top priority is Madonna.

8:10PM PDT on Mar 29, 2012


11:44PM PDT on Mar 28, 2012

I wouldn't worry too much about Jeffery's following you around, Paul- everyone on Care2 knows that whenever one speaks of women- its not a serious topic to Jeffery... but "trival" just as he is the first one to pop up and say it.

11:36PM PDT on Mar 28, 2012

I would choose Roseanne Barr over any of the current candidates anytime! She has more common sense than all of them put together! I LOVED her speech and agreed with every word she said! She spoke the truth, which is more than can be said of any of them! We do not need to be represented by a bunch of wealthy weasely lawyers, we need to be represented by Patriots from our own ranks. Right on Roseanne! By the way, you look fabulous!

7:00PM PDT on Mar 28, 2012


11:02AM PDT on Mar 28, 2012

Nice she chooses to ensure the real issues of concern remain in the media and national discussions.

10:49AM PDT on Mar 28, 2012

I would vote for Rosane over Obama any day.

10:48AM PDT on Mar 28, 2012

Jill Stein so far has gotten most of the support for Green Party so it is unlikely if Rosanne will win. But, we do need a third party an alternative to the endless war police state rip up the constitution mentality. We need a real progressive I am still waiting for the change I was promissed.

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