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Roseanne Barr took to her YouTube channel on Saturday to rail against socialist media darling Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), whom she called a “dumbass,” an “Israel hater,” and a “Farrakhan-loving … bug-eyed b****.”
Barr did not mention Ocasio-Cortez by name but spoke of the author of the Green New Deal, which the freshman Democrat authored.
“That Green New Deal that that Farrakhan-loving b**** — I don’t remember her name. The bug-eyed b**** who looks like a realtor. She got those realtor eyes. I can always tell by realtor eyes. She got ’em. Bug-eyed lyin’ b****. Farrakhan fan Israel-hater. Lefty. Dumbass. Dumbass. Dumb as they get,” the comedian started the video.
Barr was referring to Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan, who has a history of anti-Semitic remarks such as calling Jews “termites.”
In January, Ocasio-Cortez spoke at New York City’s Women’s March despite wide backlash over leaders Linda Sarsour and Tamika Mallory’s ties to anti-Semitism. Sarsour has praised Farrakhan and appeared onstage with Rev. Jeremiah Wright; Mallory has openly praised Farrakhan, too.
Barr continued: “So, I’m gonna try to correct some of the mistakes she’s made, like costing hundreds of people decent-paying jobs ’cause, I don’t know, they breathe carbon in the air or some horses***.”
“She got paid to do that. Can you imagine?” asked Barr. “Paid to decimate communities. But that’s what the [Democrats] have been doing. That’s that socialism does.”
“I’ve just got to say it: Socialism is a fake f***ing con,” she said. “It’s just like capitalism but it comes from the bottom-up, not the top-down. It’s a f***ing ponzi scheme and a con game.”
Barr then took on what she said was Democrats’ real motives for open borders. “Here’s why they want them immigrants: First of all, because all their buddies are hiring them for less than minimum wage. That’s a big draw. And second, because no Americans are gonna vote for their ass anymore because we woke up to the s*** you’re doing.”
“You see, you’re decimating whole communities in inner-cities while you’re up there in a vineyard and a mansion. Okay, that’s what socialism gets us. Well we don’t want none of that s***. We don’t want what you did in Venezuela,” she concluded.
As noted by Fox news, “Barr received major backlash in May for her tweet about former President Obama’s senior adviser Valerie Jarrett, who she described as if the ‘Muslim brotherhood & planet of the apes had a baby.'”
In an apology video, Barr addressed Jarrett directly. “If she’s watching, I’m so sorry that you thought I was racist and that you thought my tweet was racist,” the comedian said, according to Deadline. “Because it wasn’t. It was political. I’m sorry for the misunderstand that caused, my ill-worded tweet. And, you know, I’m sorry that you feel harmed and hurt. I never meant that. And for that I apologize.”
“I never meant to hurt anybody or say anything about an entire race of people, which I think 30 years of my work can attest to,” Barr added.
“Roseanne,” which was bringing in high viewership, was cancelled by ABC. They created a spinoff with the cast sans Barr called “The Conners.”