Why I should have voted for Roseanne
I don’t watch much television anymore. When I was young, especially being an only child, I had it on all of the time, often to keep me company. I am very happy that I have changed that habit. When I am really sick however, and barely able to lift up my head; I lie on the couch and watch TV. Always, old sitcoms are the only thing that will comfort me. I am a huge fan of “That Seventies Show” I am in love with Kitty…she and I are a lot alike. I often watch Roseanne though, and as I get older I start to see how truly unique and wonderful that show really was.
The reason I see so much in it, is because I think that it comes a lot closer than most other American family portrayals on television, to being realistic. It was really, actually, very realistic. I remember a lot of odd gossip circulating when I was a teenager involving Ms. Barr. I think that my parent’s generation mostly considered her to be sort of a rude joke. I thought about how many years she worked with John Goodman, and everything that I know about the man, and it left me a little confused, so I looked Roseanne up on Wikipedia.
What I found was extremely interesting. For the first thing, I did not know that she suffered a severe brain injury when she was seventeen. As a family member of someone who has suffered that sort of injury I am quite amazed by everything that Ms. Barr has managed to accomplish. Back to her television show, I learned that she was intensely involved with it’s writing, and the topics that it chose to explore. The more that I think back to having watched it as a child; I actually believe that it had a very positive influence on me. It taught me a lot about real people and real families, doing the best to take care of each other. I deeply admire the fact that Roseanne fought to portray a real American family on television.
So, in all honesty, when I heard that she was running in last year’s presidential campaign, I laughed to myself. I feel a lot differently now. I actually hope that she runs again, and if she does, I am going to pay close attention. With what is currently happening in our government, I am of the opinion that each and every person who holds an office should be replaced. The government is doing a horrible job across the board. The primary reason that this is happening is because our leaders are completely ignorant of the lives of real people. I want real people back in my government. I don’t want to see any more buffed and powdered, plastic politicians in office. Not to mention, considering how much politicians talk, it might be refreshing to listen to one who has a sense of humor for a change. So if this ever reaches you Ms. Barr. I, for one, encourage you to run again. I want to listen to what you have to say.
If you are interested in learning more about Roseanne Barr, here is the link to her Wiki page: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roseanne_Barr