Like every right-wing crazy who supports Trump — and really, even the hard-right conservatives before Trump was even on the scene — it turns out that Roseanne Barr is the kind of conspiracy theorist who becomes obsessed with the liberal “boogeymen” that righties like to blame for everything they don’t like.
At any given point, there is someone that the political right is talking about and blaming for their ills, but there are big names that never go away: Anyone with the last name Clinton, anyone with the last name Obama, George Soros, Eric Holder, and of course Obama’s longtime adviser, Valerie Jarrett.
You don’t have to look further than Trump himself to see Republicans blaming Obama, or even more hilariously, Hillary Clinton, for current policy positions that are unpopular. You can’t kick a rock on Twitter without uncovering a right-wing toad croaking “Soros” — and it’s certainly not limited to no-name, 100-follower nobodies.
On Memorial Day, in a stunning conflation of multiple conspiracy theories, conservative superstar Roseanne Barr actually tweeted simply the phrase “Chelsea Soros Clinton.”
Now, that’s enough for you to understand that Roseanne is as unhinged as the rest of these kooks who constantly spout Alex Jones-level craziness that should probably earn them a little time in a padded room. But Roseanne wasn’t quite done proving how much he relishes her new role as the darling matriarch of the Right:
I left the tweet she was replying to in the top of the screen capture, so you can tell what the conversation is about — Valerie Jarrett. In fact, I may not even have needed to screencap this, because Roseanne is really not the kind of person to feel shame or delete tweets.
But if she was ever going to start having the kind of self-awareness that would keep her from saying garbage like this, it wouldn’t be a terrible one to start with: Racism, religious bigotry, making fun of her appearance — this is definitely not “America’s Mom” talking here, or maybe she’s that mom on Intervention who keeps a bottle of mouthwash under the couch because her family’s hidden all the liquor.
I, for one, won’t be watching anything on ABC until they take this hateful woman off the air.