Friday, October 12, 2012

In Defense of Stacey Dash (Even If She Supports the Wrong Guy)

The media and the twitterverse blew up last week when African-American actress Stacey Dash tweeted that she was going to vote for Mitt Romney for President. The negative reaction was strong, and could largely be summed up as How could a black woman vote for a Republican instead of Barack Obama?

Truthfully, I don't understand how any African-American could vote Republican. The party has been openly hostile to minorities for the last 4-5 decades, and the GOP has been very active in promoting racist conspiracies about Pres. Obama (birthers, jobbers, et al). But, voting is a very personal thing, and it is not up to me to decide who others should vote for. 

I, obviously, don't know Stacey Dash. What I do know about her is that she is a 46 year old actress who is best known for her role in the Clueless movie and TV series. She is drop dead gorgeous (trust me, I saw her in Playboy), and she can still create a buzz for herself. Beyond that, I know nothing. And actually, I don't care to know more. It is irrelevant. Recent polling shows that apprx. 0% of African-Americans are planning on voting for the Romney/Ryan ticket this year. Statistically, of course, that means a few dozen will actually vote Mittens. Ms. Dash is one of those few dozen. Who cares? Move on. Even BET asked folks to move on and let this Dash thing go.

What I like about Stacey Dash is her beautiful face and body. I don't care about her politics. I wish that those on the other side of the aisle would adopt this same attitude when they find out that a celebrity is liberal. Clint Eastwood pissed me off with his disrespectful display at the RNC, but I am not going to start breaking my DVDs of Gran Torino or Million Dollar Baby

Oh, and righties, you can rejoice in another new celebrity endorsement: Lindsay Lohan.

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