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Stacey Dash, Obama Hater some say?

October 9, 2012 by  
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(ThyBlackMan.com) Actress Stacey Dash, best-known for her appearance in the film “Clueless,” is having her core ripped over her recent endorsement of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney.   After mentioning her support for Romney on Twitter, fans went ballistic on Dash, calling her every name in the book.

Vote for Romney. The only choice for your future,”Stacey Dash tweeted.

That’s when the hounds came after her for expressing her opinion.

You’re an unemployed black woman endorsing @MittRomney. You’re voting against yourself thrice. You poor beautiful idiot,” said one of her respondents.

Stacey Dash didn’t back down, but kind of did.  When you’re a celebrity depending on black people to support you, you pretty much have to do what they tell you to do.

My humble opinion… EVERYONE is entitled to one,” Stacey Dash responded, mistakenly presuming that most black people respect the concept of freedom  of speech.

I remember speaking on a European cruise for the National Professionals Network this summer.  We spoke about the Obama Presidency in front of a group of highly-educated black professionals.  One woman stood up and said that she supported Mitt Romney and felt that African Americans are better off abandoning the Democratic Party.

I was shocked and disappointed by the fact that the woman couldn’t get a sentence out without being booed down by people who felt that Stacey Dash was some kind of sellout for not supporting President Obama.  They didn’t want to hear her arguments, because some of us fear even considering a point of view that might cause us to change our minds.  When I saw how the crowd reacted to this woman for simply stating her opinion, that’s when I knew we were headed into very dangerous territory.

The Obama presidency has been a true learning experience for the black community about manner by which we utilize our democratic freedoms.  Since President Obama was elected, nearly any voice of dissent, on any level, has been squashed by the masses, as if all those who dare to have a differentiating opinion should be tarred and feathered in public.

This hasn’t been helped by all of the black public figures who lined up to make it clear that no one in the black community has a right to even question any decision that comes out of this administration.   Voting for President Obama was not enough.  You must give his administrative complete dictatorial authority over all that happens in black America.  And even asking his administration to do more to earn your vote was considered to be an act of treasonous sabotage.

I’m sorry my friends, but that’s not democracy.  We disrespect the presidency and the concept of liberty by oppressing each other in the way that whites have oppressed us for the last 400 years.  Some of the behavior I’ve seen during the last four years has been nothing less than shameful.

I don’t agree with Stacey Dash’s support for Mitt Romney, in large part because Romney doesn’t seem to care about poor people.  But the truth is that most black people don’t care about poor people either, and even consider it criminal that Cornel West has been touring the country to promote poverty for the past year (poverty and black unemployment have become the inconvenient truths of the Obama presidency).  The fact is that President Obama can say or do damn near anything when it comes to limiting constitutional freedoms, dropping drones on innocent children, ignoring racial inequality, etc. and our infinite intoxication with his presidential power leads us to march along like little brainless soldiers who don’t believe in making our own decisions.

This way of thinking is very dangerous, and what we must understand is that with the power of a black presidency also comes the responsibility of doing all we can to ensure that we have a government that is for the people and by the people.  You don’t get that kind of freedom by squashing all dissidents with force instead of logical arguments or handing over a blank check of approval to any leader because you are enamored with his charisma and racial identity.The easiest way to waste your vote is not by staying home at the polls.  The easiest way to waste your vote is to support an administration and then destroy anyone who asks for something in return.

Stacey Dash has the right to support anyone she wants.  The challenge of Democracy is not whether you can support the rights of someone who agrees with you.  It is whether you can protect the liberties of those who disagree.  By renting our brain space to black public figures who’ve been rewarded for backing the Obama Administration, we are failing this test in a horrible  and embarrassing way.

Staff Writer; Dr. Boyce Watkins
 
Dr. Boyce Watkins is the founder of the Your Black World Coalition. For more information, please visit http://BoyceWatkins.com.
 
 

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Comments

26 Responses to “Stacey Dash, Obama Hater some say?”
  1. realist says:

    In case you haven’t heard realman Hollywood is run by liberals so Dash’s comment does nothing to advance her potential for work.

  2. GQ says:

    There is hypocrisy on this website. My friend, Jen wanted to respond to Ummm Yeah and she was blocked!!!

  3. Realman says:

    People are taking what Dash said way too seriously, she can vote for whoever she wants. A lot of Hollywood people, especially black people, feel they have to say stuff like this in order to get work.

  4. James says:

    Serafina, what is President Obama trying to do? Everyone seems to know but the black community. Is that the result of blacks sitting around with their slippers on waiting on some kind of hand out? Or is it a President that is afraid to address them direct like he does everyone else for fear of what others will think of him?

    He said HE is the president for all Americans, because this is not a red state, or a blue state, its the United States? Are black folk/African Americans a part of the American agenda?

    Our a group in servitude because he is black as well? Don’t get me wrong, I am only speaking as to the President because that is the heading of topic.

    There is a disconnect with all black politicians in America, including the NAACP, SCLC and others. it is apparent that the Dream died with King if they are representative of the M.L Kings vision.

    Since his death the needle hasn’t moved for the collective, and the few in the elite class still find themselves subject to the woes of the mass.

  5. Ummm Yeah says:

    Jen, you are being a hypocrite. Couldn’t we redirect those same quotes to you?

    “Honestly, I wonder why all of the sudden Stacey Dash decided to let the public know about her political views and in my knowledge she never did this in the past. She should medidate on these quotes:

    The less a man thinks, the more he talks.
    Montesquieu

    Speech is silver, silence is golden; speech is human, silence is divine.
    German Proverb”

    Did you say this about all those Black celebs that spoke out on Obama?

  6. Serafina says:

    While some criticize President Obama without fully understanding what he is trying to do. Once thing we can all understand is that Romney is clueless and certainly won’t do anything to help alleviate the suffering of some individuals in America. President Obama is super smart,can think and although his plans are long term plans, his change will be far reaching and he is basically still laying the framework for a better America. I trust him. Stacy Dash is entitled to her opinion, she has obviously not educated herself, like so many….however, politics and race are two explosive subjects… Intelligent discussion is the best approach…. Lets leave the insults and profanity for those that know no better.

  7. Ford says:

    ……obama called his grandfather a house nigger. He should have NEVER been president of this country. Same sort that are abusive to Stacey Dash.

  8. The Soul Man says:

    This just go to show that some black people still haven’t graduated, these same haters will show up at her next movie wishing they was in the shower scene filling up her marvelous looking ass

  9. The Soul Man says:

    This just go to show that black people never graduated if one can’t voice their options. The same haters will still show up to her movies wishing they could feel all up her marvelous looking ass

  10. James Wilson says:

    All voter suppression no matter the form should be criminally prosecuted publicly.

    To my sista Stacy, I appreciate your character. Thank you for being strong enough, bold enough, poised enough, courageous enough, independent enough, and smart enough, to be a leader. We have to damn many followers in the family.

    The big picture escape shallow minds. Whats the difference between a democrat that take you for granted and a republican that don’t even court you? Not a damn thing. Your voice is not heard either way.

    I ask any hard core president supporter to answer the question: Why hasn’t the first black president of the US addressed any hard pressed issues within the black community within his first four years of office? Oh yeah he is going to do it his second term right? And you fell that from a brotha that won’t even take time out of his schedule to sit down with you to talk about it, to listen if nothing else.

    He did it for Hispanics, he did it for the gay community, he did it with Jews, business folk, white folk, Native American folk, but when it come to black folk its a problem, why is that?

    He said he represents all Americans, how many black homes have he visited for his community meetings? Surely there are black families in America that have the room, and resources to accommodate the agenda?

    If there was someone in the building that looked past you every day, even when they knew your there, how many times does it take of them not speaking back before you get the picture that they are not interested in you?

    Stacy is a sista that spoke up, the president is a brotha that hasn’t and you call her a sellout.

  11. for real says:

    You mean the Jim Greer who was thrown out of office by the Republican Party because of his own impropriety and now has an ax to grind along with his pal Charlie Crist, SMH!

  12. Rohinton Irani says:

    Hey Stacey…Here EDUCATE YOURSELF! :

    Story Link : http://www.tampabay.com/news/politics/national/jim-greer-denounces-florida-republican-party-officials-as-liars-right-wing/1242157.
    ————————————————————————————————————-
    Former Fl. G.O.P. Leader Jim Greer said, UNDER OATH!, some GOP leaders were meeting to discuss ways they could suppress black voters.
    ——————————————————————————–
    ANY QUESTIONS? Stacey.

  13. Rohinton Irani says:

    Conceding that he failed to deliver at last week’s debate, President Obama says he was “just too polite”.
    ——————————————————————————————————————————————-
    Mr. President……RESPECTFULY,If you haven’t Learned by NOW ! that YOU are DEALING with EVIL !

    I really don’t know what MORE to Say ? !

    YOU for 4 YEARS have TRIED to get along with these F**KING Gangsters !

    And EVERYTIME they have ‘ Slapped ‘ you in the Face !….’ Punched ‘ YOU below The Belt !

    They GOT TOGETHER on YOUR INAGURAL DAY !….and AGRED to Say : ” NO ! “…. to EVERYTHING you have TRIED to FIX the Mess that President CHUCKLE NUTS left us !

    From this POINT FORWARD ! YOU need to ‘ Take The GLOVES OFF ‘ and CALL OUT these LYING Rat Bastards for what they are : PURE EVIL !….Corporate Whores !….WAR MONGERS !….WAR PROFITERS !….FLAT OUT HYPOCRITES !….and ON !….and ON !….and ON !…and ON !

    One Last thing Mr. President I UNDERSTAND you have to keep your COOL from The Right-Wing LIE Machine on the Radio & FALSE News Protraying you as a ‘ Angry Black ‘ Man !

    But Sir….They have ALREADY CALLED you, although it has been SUTTLY RASCIST !….EVRYTHING in The BOOK !

    With their ‘ CODED RASCIST ” Language !

    So YOU CAN do this without ‘ Losing ‘ Your COOL !

    But YOU must START With the Next Debate !

    GOOD LUCK and 4 More Years !

  14. James Wilson says:

    I understand her position. Every black person should get off the presidents jock and look at the facts:

    1. Black people make up the largest % of un/under employed.
    2. Black people are 5 times more likely to be discriminated/profiled/rejected because of race.
    3. Black people experienced a spike in racism related violence then all other races combined.
    4. Black people have the highest numbers of dropouts from school.
    5. Black people endure an unequal justice system, and the innocence project is having convictions overturned regularly.
    6. Black people were heavily affected by the mortgage failures.
    7. Black people are dealing with expanding numbers of homelessness.
    8. Black people still endure red lining.
    9. Black people are major targets for the illegal drug trade.
    10. Black voter aged Americans have been hen pecked by democrats since JFK, and these same conditions have persisted since then.

    President Obama is the first black President, and has never addressed these issues and others that effect black Americans in particularly devastating proportion because he doesn’t want to play identity politics. But, illegal immigrants are important enough to him to bend the identity politics rule.

    Maybe the positions and legislative efforts he mustered for the gay rights agenda is defined as something other than identity politics. smh

    He doesn’t even show up to black events because he understands that black people have issues too, that he is either not prepared to address, or afraid of what white America will think of him if he does.

  15. too ery says:

    You guys are mere cult members. I pray there is not another Jonestowm massacre brewing.

  16. James Davis says:

    This Is Simple And Does Not Need To be Debated – Pro Obama people of color must never be allowed to limit our freedom of expression in anyway.

    In fighting for another person’s liberty, we guarantee our own. Voltaire said it best. http://www.sslumpsum.com

    “I may not agree with what you say, but I will fight to the death for your right to say it” -Voltaire

  17. single black woman says:

    At least she’s not asking us to pay for her birth control like Sandra Fluke that’s screwing everything on campus!

  18. Deeann D. Mathews says:

    The treatment of Stacey Dash as described in this article illustrates the sad state to which we have come. So many of us can’t endure anyone holding a different opinion from our own without launching a vicious personal attack. That is not a problem this election is going to solve, and it will do us more harm than either candidate will ever do. Beyond this election, we so need to pull together as a people to make a number of things happen, but there can be no collective trust and thus no collaboration in an environment in which expressing a different political opinion gets one ripped to shreds. Life will go right on no matter who wins the election; we need to take a longer view in terms of our reaction to people’s politics. Stacey Dash has one vote, but she may have much more to offer to the community, much that may not now be offered. We need to stop blowing up long-term possibility for short-term blasting sessions.

  19. Roger says:

    kill that dumb bitch

  20. Roger says:

    Fuck Stacey Dash,and the cracker Mitt Romney,he has probably had his dick in this trashy bitch.

  21. Jabari says:

    I generally wouldn’t have a problem if a black person decided to vote against a black president in an ideal world.

    However, take a look at the Republican party and what it stands for. Their policies are all about supporting the rich and corporations, while neglecting the needs of immigrant and black communities.

    There is a reason why so many racists support the republicans and Stacey Dash has just aligned her self with them.

  22. Jen says:

    I forgot to add this quote:

    A superior man is modest in his speech, but exceeds in his actions.
    Confucius

  23. Jen says:

    Honestly, I wonder why all of the sudden Stacey Dash decided to let the public know about her political views and in my knowledge she never did this in the past. She should medidate on these quotes:

    The less a man thinks, the more he talks.
    Montesquieu

    Speech is silver, silence is golden; speech is human, silence is divine.
    German Proverb

  24. STACEY DASH’S RACE-CRAZED CRITICS “AREN’T CAPABLE OF SHAME”

    New York, New York, October 9, 2012…The executive director of the New York Civil Rights Coalition, Michael Meyers. an African American himself, denounced the racially-charged tweets from “race-crazed” haters that are being directed at African American actress Stacey Dash after Ms. Dash tweeted her endorsement of Mitt Romney over President Barack Obama. Michael Meyers is a former Assistant National Director of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP); his statement follows:

    “Those hateful zingers in the form of tweets, calling African American actress Stacey Dash vile names–such as ‘jigaboo,’ ‘indoor slave’, and that labeled her a traitor to her race–evinces an ugly mood in this nation on the part of racial fanatics and others who engage in unhinged racial calumny. They have directed such name-calling at blacks and whites who disagree with them on politics and candidates for elected office. Sadly, and weirdly, they think of themselves as the guardians and as the defenders of the so-called black race. But they are not representatives of any rational or ethnic community; rather, they, and their ilk, represent only ignorance, ugliness, and putrid bigotry.

    “What is more, the race-crazed haters don’t even know that there is no such thing as one’s ‘race’ based on skin color. We all, regardless of our skin color, belong to the same race–the human race. And, as Stacey Dash has said, in defense of expressing her views, she is entitled as an individual to her own opinions without regard to her skin color and without being assigned or consigned to the community in which others insist she belongs and must identity.

    “It is self-evident that those who have so despicably assailed Stacey Dash as not being ‘black enough’ are themselves not capable of shame. So, we who abhor and deplore racial calumny and the wickedness that such idiocy and hatred foment, are ashamed for them.”

    Michael Meyers, Executive Director
    New York Civil Rights Coalition
    Manhattan, New York

  25. Frank says:

    ” by oppressing each other in the way that whites have oppressed us for the last 400 years. ”
    You, Sir, are a racist. Hate speach like this divides America more than the opinion of some has been actress. You should apologize for that comment before your ignorant views cost our president any votes.

  26. A government that is for the people? wow and she actually thinks Romney is the man for that? Pleaaase ! She never seemed to very there to me any way . Clueless is right. She fit the profile..she got the part.

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