Actress and "presidential candidate" Roseanne Barr angered and embarrassed a lot of people when she tweeted "Romney is pro rape" earlier today.
Roseanne concludes that GOP presidential hopeful Mitt Romney and his running mate, Paul Ryan, are effectively pro-rape because they oppose paying for abortions in cases of rape or incest. She explained further with a series of tweets:
"both romney and ryan oppose paying for the abortions of our raped and forcibly impregnated FEMALE troops!" she said. "Romney no longer believes that his health care program should pay for the abortions of our raped/forcibly impregnated troops. Denying our raped and impregnated female troops the right to paid abortion is pro rape, pro rape culture, and anti american."
Roseanne's comments on Twitter arrive at the same time as news that she will be among a dozen presidential candidates on the Florida ballot come November, thanks to very liberal ballot access rules in the state. She's running under her California-based Peace and Freedom Party, the platform for which calls for the legalization of marijuana and same-sex marriage. Her running mate is Cindy Sheehan, an anti-war activist who received some national fame for staging a long-running protest outside of former President George W. Bush's ranch in Texas.
In a statement on her website, Barr says "the bankers and the (U.S.) Federal Reserve need to be brought down" to help fix the US economy. "They have stolen our money, our future and the American Dream and continue to enslave us with a broken monetary system," the statement says.
"We definitely do not have any serious choices in this election besides me," Barr says in a video on her website.
Romney is pro rape.
— Roseanne Barr (@TheRealRoseanne) October 11, 2012
We're guessing that "Romney is pro rape" has been added to Roseanne's campaign platform.