United States President Roseanne Barr? 1,117 Contra Costa Voters Say “YES”

November 8, 2012 8:47 am · 50 comments

As of today, 1,117 voters in Contra Costa County voted for Roseanne Barr for President of the United States.

Roseanne received more votes than the Independent Party candidate, Thomas Hoefling, and only 900 less than the Green Party candidate, Jill Stein.

Did you vote for Roseanne?

USA November 8, 2012 at 8:50 AM

1117 wasted votes. These 1117 people should not complain about a thing over the next four years. This is OUR country and those of you who think the voting process is a joke should think about moving to some other country

JustSayin November 8, 2012 at 9:01 AM

People are idiots.
Heck they voted yes on thirty to allow yet more reckless spending, why not vote for an asshat like Her.

Palermo November 8, 2012 at 9:02 AM

good grief

Howard K Mullins III November 8, 2012 at 9:04 AM

Such is life in the land of the left.

Mac November 8, 2012 at 9:05 AM

You knew some weirdo`s would vote for her, seeing she kept saying she would do her best to get “pot” legal.

Huck Cubby November 8, 2012 at 9:06 AM

They will probably all be protesting at Chic-fil-A today.

GeeGee November 8, 2012 at 9:13 AM

Seems like this explains the mess our Country is in.

DoReMi November 8, 2012 at 9:16 AM

LOL. I encouraged that kind of talk. It took away votes for Obama.

Futurama November 8, 2012 at 9:18 AM

She has a lot of good ideas.

Starfish November 8, 2012 at 9:24 AM

She probably got more votes in Colorado. lol

The Authority November 8, 2012 at 9:24 AM

Apparently, voting just isn’t for everyone.

Mac November 8, 2012 at 9:32 AM

1117 people moving to Colorado now i guess, Starfish 🙂

WC44 November 8, 2012 at 9:39 AM

If pot is your issue Gary Johnson would be a better choice.

Longtime Concord Resident November 8, 2012 at 9:40 AM

The bar is very low and people do not realize the consequences their vote has for the future. Now, and in the next few months those working & consumers will increased taxes, more regulations, and higher overall costs due to the current administration. Who can Nobama blame now?

Libertarian November 8, 2012 at 9:57 AM

I voted for Gary Johnson. How many votes did he get?

inmotion November 8, 2012 at 10:04 AM

Freedom of choice to vote for whoever you want,
Freedom of speech to express your disgust at other peoples’ choices,
Rock on America.

Peace, not Pot November 8, 2012 at 10:05 AM

Maybe the same people who voted for the terminator for governor voted for Roseanne. Maybe the people who saw the second name on the ticket, Cindy Sheehan, thought they’d vote for someone they knew would not go starting unnecessary conflicts. Maybe no one was watching fox news lie to them and knew that Romney was going down anyway and decided to have a bit of fun.
Who knows. What was the Mickey mouse write in vote this year?

Shannon November 8, 2012 at 10:06 AM

Wasted….Wasted Vote! Immature Kids or just plain dumb people. Or maybe Rosanne has alot of relatives out there.

Shuley November 8, 2012 at 10:16 AM

Not a wasted vote. In fact, less of a waste than voting for either of the bought and paid for “establishment candidates” sinceyou already knew the outcome of the Pres race in California before you walked into the voting booth. Maybe if more people make a STATEMENT and vote for a third party, people might actually do something to change the system that they know is not working. Voting for anyone but a Republicrat is a statement.

Maybe you should have read her issues statement and you would have seen that her platform makes a lot of sense..

Neenah November 8, 2012 at 10:16 AM

I’m shocked. That’s a lot of wasted votes, in my opinion.

JW November 8, 2012 at 10:19 AM

Say what you want, but people elected a pot smoking movie actor as governor of California. That being said, why is this surprising?

Anon November 8, 2012 at 10:23 AM

People probably voted for her just because they couldn’t bear to vote for the two major jackasses who were in the running. They just did it to make the statement that they weren’t satisfied with their choices. Kind of like back in ’92 when my parents voted for Ross Perot, knowing full well he wouldn’t win…

You're ALL Pathetic November 8, 2012 at 10:30 AM

Actually GeeGee, the problem in this country is all of you people who can’t seem to give a single millimeter of compromise on anything at all. All you do is viciously bash the president and anyone that is not on your side of the aisle. You’re worse than drunk ravenous football fans supporting your team. Half of you probably don’t even know what your party stands for, but it’s your team now and anyone from the other team can go die for all you care. “Obama is a socialist…Romneys a nazi.” Are you fricking kidding me? Stop listening to MSNBC and Fox News and start looking for some common ground. Maybe even try to understand the viewpoints of your opponent (HKM III included). Maybe then we can start acting like real Americans again. Somebody once said “A house divided against itself cannot stand.” I can’t believe those words have become really relevant again 140-odd years after they were spoken. Stupid humans, never learn anything from history.

XYZ November 8, 2012 at 10:35 AM

I rather vote for her then Romey. And if you dont like the land of the left then MOVE!

BlueJay November 8, 2012 at 10:41 AM

@ Howard K Mullins III

I assumed it was life in the land of the far right.

judaspriest November 8, 2012 at 10:45 AM


BSpider November 8, 2012 at 10:50 AM

Every Presidential vote was a wasted vote!

Voting on a local/state level= good

Presidential vote=dosent make a bit of difference,, the game is rigged, Romney and Obama are one in the same as far as I’m concerned.


ChampagneKitty November 8, 2012 at 10:55 AM

That is just crazy. How could anyone take Roseanne Barr seriously?

Starfish November 8, 2012 at 11:03 AM

Only in Colorado. lol

Howard K Mullins III November 8, 2012 at 11:07 AM

@ # 24 XYZ November 8, 2012 at 10:35 AM

But why should I leave when I can anger you so easily?

Howard K Mullins III November 8, 2012 at 11:14 AM

@You’re ALL Pathetic November 8, 2012 at 10:30 AM # 23

I do now the candidates, that’s why I could not support either. I voted for neither.

Neither NS or MR is worthy of the post of President.

I am beginning to believe the media may be more behind the fracturing of the nation than politics. Look at who owns the media. The theory is evolving as data is collected.

Howard K Mullins III November 8, 2012 at 11:20 AM

The Presidential race is determined by the Electoral College. The College is made up of leading citizens from each state. They cast the votes that count. Anyone recall voting for an Electoral College Member?

This process was put into place because many of the 1st Congress believed that the common man was far to ignorant to decide who should be President.

Most of Congress today believes the same thing. That’s why the Electoral College provision has never been repealed.

Go ask your US Congress person why this law is still in place. The most used answer now is that the popular vote is not fast or accurate enough. More lies and deceit.

skippy November 8, 2012 at 11:32 AM

Roseanne rocks, but I wouldn’t have wasted my vote on her.

XYZ November 8, 2012 at 11:48 AM

@Howard K Mullins III
on #32 Thats why you should stick with Roseanna 😉

limeridger November 8, 2012 at 12:01 PM

@Howard K Mullins
I usually tend to agree with or least get a laugh at your biting commentary and I truly mean that to be complementary. On this though I have to disagree. While the electoral college was meant to serve as a potential buffer against voting passions that can occur from time to time in the voting public (including ignorance), it was really meant as another protection against true democracy aka mob/majority rule. We have a constitutional republic and are in fact guaranteed a republican form of government Art. IV Sec. IV. The public chipped away at this protection by the 17th Amdt which introduced popular vote for senators as opposed to appointment by governors. IMHO this was a mistake (but a least a mistake done correctly through the Amdt process as opposed to judicial fiat) and has helped result in senators being less responsive to state concerns and sometimes at odds with the elected executives from their respective states. Both senatorial appointment from executive and the electoral college, though not representative of true democracy, makes sense in a Constitutional Republic which by design applies brakes on “change” due to the particular whims of society at any given time in exchange for the virtues of stability and predictability.

Howard K Mullins III November 8, 2012 at 12:19 PM



Howard K Mullins III November 8, 2012 at 12:26 PM

@ Limeridge

Well stated and I agree.

I do believe though, that most of the political class today, and in history, perceive the masses as ignorant and in need of perpetual government control, as we (the masses) are incapable of self direction.

Gina Stafford November 8, 2012 at 12:26 PM

1117 total morons. How nice. It is bad enough that we re-elected the worst president in our history. God help us.

Jazzguy November 8, 2012 at 1:22 PM

” Dan, I’m gonna run for President with Cindy Sheehan.”
” Who?”
” You know, Cindy”
” That goofy red-haired friend of yours? Great! Good luck! When’s dinner?”

Mustang Sally November 8, 2012 at 2:42 PM

Too bad Romney and Obama didn’t see where the 1117 votes went.

Killjoy November 8, 2012 at 4:07 PM

Some people are looking to vote for the lesser of two evils.
Perhaps these 1117 folks voted for the lesser of ALL evils.

But seriously, Roseann Barr?

Mr. John November 8, 2012 at 4:38 PM

She only got about 50,000 total. That means Contra Costa provided her with 2+% of her total vote.

Connie Dobbs November 8, 2012 at 5:08 PM

#42 That sounds about right. The SLA hid out in Concord for a while. Voting for Cindy Sheehan isn’t any crazier.

ClayDen November 8, 2012 at 5:24 PM

Better than a vote for our socialist President. At least Roseanne isn’t evil.

Michelle Ress November 8, 2012 at 6:25 PM

California was not in play since Obama had it wrapped up therefore those of you who voted for either Obama or Romney wasted your votes. The only votes that mattered in California were the votes cast for minor party candidates. Those were votes to end the two party monopoly and open up the elections.

Trucker Bug November 8, 2012 at 7:06 PM

Don’t see what the uproar is about. California is a blue state. Everyone knew it would go for Obama. So who cares if they wanted to have a little fun and boost Rosanne’s ego.

Get a grip people

slagheap November 8, 2012 at 9:47 PM

thrilled to read the bitter bile that the teapublicans here have lately had to swallow. only four more years to go, dudes & dudettes, and then you’ll get wiped again, this time by Elizabeth Warren. have fun, you all have a lot to look forward to!

ClayDen November 9, 2012 at 8:38 AM


So, were going to replace an evil socialist with an idiot socialist? And the slide continues……………..

Miss Liberty November 9, 2012 at 10:24 AM

She said she would slap the bankers, something Obama and Romney would never do.

Sunfish November 9, 2012 at 10:48 AM

@Miss Liberty
Roseanne definitely did not get my vote–and will not get my vote. Just for her statement.

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