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Roseanne: Hillary is ‘the same old s—‘

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Comedian Roseanne Barr dismissed former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential bid in an interview Monday, saying she offered “the same old shit.”

“I think she’s a Democrat just like they all are,” Barr, who herself ran as an independent candidate in 2012, told The Daily Beast. “She seems like every other Democrat. I would not like to see her win. She’s the same old shit. I’d like to see me win.

{mosads}“I don’t see how she can win, but it will be interesting to see how the process goes — although it’s kind of offensive that the American people for 21 months have to live through the mudslinging that goes on between the two parties, which I think is just a tactic to prevent government from doing anything about any of our problems,” she continued.

“It just elongates the election process. It’s like a traffic jam. That’s how it works: blaming and mudslinging.”

Barr, who was the star of the sitcom “Roseanne” in the 1980s and ’90s, was a candidate for president on the 2012 ticket of the Peace and Freedom Party. She initially sought the Green Party’s nomination, a process that is chronicled in a new documentary.

Barr said that she was not swayed to become a Clinton supporter by the prospect of electing America’s first female president.

“I think that a party that was woman-friendly would be revolutionary, and that party could be headed by a male or female,” she said. “It’s what the party itself stands for that matters. She is standing as a Democrat so she’s a Democrat, and I don’t see much difference between them and the Republicans. They both get paid by the same guys.

“I would rather see the first intelligent, honest American president,” Barr added. “I don’t care what’s in their shorts. I don’t care what it looks like down there at all. The thing I did like Hillary for was that she was the first candidate who ever listened to what women said, because she had to.” 

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