Actress Stacey Dash told talk show host Piers Morgan she "was shocked, saddened," by the ferocious attacks she received on Twitter after voicing her support for GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney.Seriously, Fox News has dedicated prolly a half dozen segments praising Dash for her "bravery in the face of intraracial hatred".
The "Clueless" actress, who voted for barack Obama in 2008, said she supported Romney "because of the state of the country, and I want the next four years to be different."
"I believe him. I watched him, the Governor and his wife, on 'Meet The Press,'" she explained. "They spoke to me, they seemed authentic and genuine."
Dash also echoed Martin Luther King, Jr. in her support of Romney, saying: "I chose him not by the color of his skin but the content of his character."
Actress Stacey Dash told talk show host Piers Morgan she "was shocked, saddened," by the ferocious attacks she received on Twitter after voicing her support for GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney.
Several others went as far as to encourage “the old hag” to “kill herself.” One suicide encourager is listed as a doctor and politically active Democrat in Washington D.C., and although he reportedly has deleted the inflammatory “kill yourself” tweet, it was captured by social media news site, Twitchy.com.
Dash, clearly looking
I'll give Dash one thing, and one thing only: she didn't lapse into the typical Black Conservative victimology bit. She admitted she was an Obama supporter in 08', but isn't now. No mention that Romney's "better for the black community" than Obama, or that Obama and the Democrats "take black voters for granted". No self-loathing here. Good for you, Stacey.
On the flipside, her reasons for supporting Romney weren't really all that substantive. If you think Obama hasn't done that great a job, but can't point out any reasons why Romney would be better other than "I trust him", your opinion's kinda irrelevant. And while Dash didn't play the "woe is me" victim role, she did seem delighted that she got a phone call of support from Paul Ryan. Cause we know Paul Ryan loves the sistas and whatnot. So don't be shocked to see Dash at some campaign even with #TeamRomney before all is said and done. You'd have to be truly clueless to not see that one coming.
Dash would also have to be clueless to think Conservatives suddenly elevating her to folk hero status actually give a sh*t about her for any reason other than advancing their own self interests. Seriously, if they can't name a single one of your career accomplishments other than a 20 year old movie you co-starred in, they're prolly just using you.
Question: Do Stacey Dash's reasons for joining #TeamRomney make any sense? Does her justification sound any better/worse than your typical low information "celebrity"!?
* This post's title is completely sensationalized to maximize click-thrus. I don't consider Dash an Aunt Jemimah. She is entitled to her freedom of speech. As am I. #TeamSEO