Stacey Dash: I picked my candidate by the content of his character

posted at 12:01 pm on October 10, 2012 by Mary Katharine Ham

Remember that time Rep. Paul Ryan called Dionne Davenport to chat?

Stacey Dash phone

Stacey Dash breaks the news to Alicia Silverstone that it’s Paul Ryan on the line.


Stacey Dash, the actress best-known for playing Dionne in “Clueless,” announced her support for Mitt Romney in this utterly innocuous tweet last week.

After that, her replies predictably and sadly erupted in abuse, with accusations that the black actress was betraying her race, was a “house negro,” “oreo,” and worse. You know, because tolerance.

Dash, who most recently starred in the VH1 drama “Single Ladies,” said she was “shocked and saddened” by the response in an appearance on Piers Morgan’s CNN show. Morgan was surprisingly sympathetic, expressing equal surprise that “one innocuous tweet from you, purely because you’re an actress and the color of your skin, sparked this kind of mayhem.”

In the wake of the mayhem, Dash said she got a call from Ryan, who “said ‘thank you so much for your support’.”

“I thought that was just so generous and kind. Lovely, really,” she said, with a smile on her face. Hey girl, I’d have a smile on my face, too.

Watch Dash explain that she picked her candidate “not by the color of his skin, but the content of his character.”

Best to the lovely Stacey Dash, who looks just as amazing as she did 17 years ago when I first saw her on the screen. I wish I had been surprised by the reaction.

H/t to the guys at Newsbusters for this video!


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I want to be the center of an Oreo cookie made with Stacey Dash and Vanessa Williams.

rayra on October 10, 2012 at 2:17 PM

I want to be the center of an Oreo cookie made with Stacey Dash and Vanessa Williams.

rayra on October 10, 2012 at 2:17 PM

Very Ted Kennedy of you.

Still it could be worse – the center of a cookie between Chelle and Whoopi.

CorporatePiggy on October 10, 2012 at 2:31 PM

And Angelina Jolie! (Sorry, guys, but she looks like she got her lips caught in a shop vac!)

CurtZHP on October 10, 2012 at 12:36 PM

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Jon Voight has lips like that, and it doesn’t denigrate his looks.

Oh, wait

listens2glenn on October 10, 2012 at 2:40 PM

Stacey Dash stated that she picked her candidate “not by the color of his skin, but the content of his character.” Yep, unlike Samuel Jackson, Reggie Love, Colin Powell, the NAACP, Morgan Freeman, Chris Rock, Whoopi Goldberg, Beyonce, Jay-z, and so many, many more, she’s definitely NOT a mindless slave on the d-cRAT socialist plantation !

TeaPartyNation on October 10, 2012 at 2:41 PM

I want to be the center of an Oreo cookie made with Stacey Dash and Vanessa Williams.

rayra on October 10, 2012 at 2:17 PM

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Leave Vanessa alone. She’s mine … all MINE ! . : )

listens2glenn on October 10, 2012 at 2:43 PM

Another runaway Dem. Love it.

Quote of the year:

“I chose him not by the color of his skin but the content of his character.”

Precisely.

ConservativeLA on October 10, 2012 at 3:06 PM

Jesus must love her.
And all she said in response to the vitriol was “C’mon,”
Turn the other cheek?
One of the reasons I can’t be a good Christian.

IlikedAUH2O on October 10, 2012 at 3:12 PM

Oh stop, she was just getting a little left-wing love. This is the result of the Left’s push to balkanize our society through “diversity”. It has worked.

woodNfish on October 10, 2012 at 3:40 PM

Why is that nobody seems to be pointing out the obvious, SHE IS REALLY HOT. If you search for her name, amongst the first things to come up are links to a torrid scene from the movie “Illegal in Blue”. She is absolutely gorgeous!

p_incorrect on October 10, 2012 at 3:54 PM

Red Alert – Black woman has gone off the plantation,…

Better send out the slave catchers to drag her back in line…

Kuffar on October 10, 2012 at 1:24 PM

Keep on keeping on, Stacey!
Follow the drinking gourd . . .

RedPepper on October 10, 2012 at 4:14 PM

Very Ted Kennedy of you.

Still it could be worse – the center of a cookie between Chelle and Whoopi.

CorporatePiggy on October 10, 2012 at 2:31 PM

I would send you the bill for the mindwipe I needed after your post, but I can’t remember.

Difficultas_Est_Imperium on October 10, 2012 at 4:32 PM

It’s nice to know that not all celebs are celebutards.

MJBrutus on October 10, 2012 at 5:52 PM

So glad the responses made the news. If only Artur Davis would have allowed the press to see what was sent to him after he “defected.” I’ll bet those made this one look like PG-13.

And to think of all those libs with COEXIST stickers on their cars.

sdbatboy on October 10, 2012 at 7:11 PM

TeaPartyNation on October 10, 2012 at 2:41 PM

+111

Ugly on October 10, 2012 at 7:14 PM

Wow, loved what she said at the end.

hawkdriver on October 10, 2012 at 7:56 PM

“not by the color of his skin, but the content of his character.”

Can you imagine if Dr. Martin Luther King announced his support for Eisenhower on Twitter today? The amount of hate and racism he’d receive from the American left would make the KKK look like a diversity camp.

CrustyB on October 10, 2012 at 8:05 PM

Shrewd of her using a MLK Jr. quote in response. I wonder how many of our amply educated voters caught it?

Hog Wild on October 10, 2012 at 9:33 PM

*sigh*

KOOLAID2 on October 10, 2012 at 10:15 PM

Morgan and the rest of the twerpy libs can’t get over the fact
she is voting Romney Ryan. Love the way she dismisses all the noise and sticks to the content of character quote

Texyank on October 11, 2012 at 12:16 AM

Stacey Dash? Great!

Mila Kunis? not so much as before. She probably won’t get any more invites to the Marine Corps Ball.

J Baustian on October 11, 2012 at 1:03 PM

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