Roseanne Unloads On Ocasio-Cortez, Democrats on YouTube
Comedienne Roseanne Barr took to YouTube on Wednesday in a video that minced no words as she discussed Democrats, socialism, and freshman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) was the first subject on Barr's mind in the almost-two minute clip, with the actress referring to the congresswoman as "that Farrakhan loving, bug-eyed b---h." While Barr did not refer to Ocasio-Cortez by name, she mentioned the Green New Deal, the New York congresswoman's signature bill.
"That Green New Deal, that, that Farrakhan loving, bug-eyed b----h, I don't even remember her name. The bug-eyed b---h that looks like a realtor. She got them realtor eyes," Barr said before widening her eyes and opening her mouth. "Bug-eyed, lying b---h. Farrakhan loving, Israel hater. Leftie."
Barr went on to add other names in reference to Ocasio-Cortez, before adding that she would "try to correct some of the mistakes she's made."
Barr then spoke about "costing people decent paying jobs," likely a reference to Ocasio-Cortez's stance on Amazon's intention to construct a second headquarters in Queens, New York. Though the congresswoman was not the only politician to speak out against the online retailer's decision, Ocasio-Cortez and New York City Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer were blamed by an Amazon spokesman as one of the reasons that the company canceled its plans to move to Long Island City.
"She got paid to do that," Barr goes on to say. "Can you imagine? Paid to decimate communities. That's what the Dems have been doing. That's what socialism does."
Barr continues, calling socialism a "fake f---king con. It's just like capitalism, but it comes from the bottom up. Not the top down."
After calling socialism a Ponzi scheme, Barr shifted to talking about immigrants. "Here's why they want them immigrants," the actress continued. "First of all because all of their buddies are hiring them for less than minimum wage. That's a big draw. And second, cause no Americans are gonna vote for their ass anymore because we woke up to the s--t you're doing."
Barr goes on to criticize the Democratic party, saying that the decisions made by those representing it are "decimating inner cities" while politicians live in "vineyards and in a mansion."
It's not the first time that the actress, most known for her role on the self-titled comedy Roseanne, has unleashed her political opinions. Barr has frequently praised President Donald Trump and said that she was fired from the ABC reboot of Roseanne, which was subsequently canceled, because she voted for the president.
According to then-ABC Entertainment president Channing Dungey, "multiple instances" led to Barr's firing.
“We knew what we wanted to do, and we did it. For us, we have had multiple instances with Roseanne, and certainly this tweet crossed the line that cannot be crossed, but it was for us a sense of enough is enough and something had to be done," Dungey said during the 2018 Television Critics Association press tour, Good Housekeeping reports.
The tweet in question, a reply from Barr to another user, stated that Valerie Jarrett, a former adviser to former President Barack Obama, was the product of Planet of the Apes and the Muslim Brotherhood.
“Muslim brotherhood & planet of the apes had a baby=vj," Barr wrote, though she later apologized and deleted the tweet.
The actress has frequently found herself in trouble on Twitter, including by tweeting conspiracy theories. Another tweet accused Chelsea Clinton's husband, Marc Mezvinsky, of being the nephew of George Soros. Barr apologized directly to Clinton for the tweet.
Barr, who is Jewish, gave a speech in Tel Aviv in January where she credited her faith for getting her through after ABC canceled Roseanne.
“It was six months of walking through the dark night of the soul but Hashem [God] was with me the whole way,” Barr said according to The Times of Israel.
She later told the crowd that she was fired from the show for voting for Trump, an allegation she also repeated during a July 2018 post to her YouTube channel.
"I was BDSed by ABC,” Barr said in Tel Aviv. “I feel like I’ve apologized to people who didn’t understand my tweet, people who were too [expletive] stupid. I went on Twitter for the express purpose of defending Israel.”
While Roseanne was canceled by ABC, the show was later rebooted as The Conners, focused around the family of fictional Roseanne Conner. However, Roseanne's character was killed off-screen.