Though most people wouldn’t peg Stacey Dash as a political expert, she has been vocal throughout the Presidential race. The “Clueless” star first announced her support for Mitt Romney on Twitter to the chagrin of several fans who felt she was misinformed and selling out. She followed up with a series of photo opps, posing with the Republican Vice Presidential candidate, Paul Ryan, and casting her vote.

On the eve of President Obama’s historic win, Stacey wrote a three page letter about her political affiliation. Dash explained how she came to vote for Mitt Romney and her hopes for the country. Read the full letter at TMZ.

Here are a couple interesting points she raised:

1. On The Economy:

“I voted for the Romney ticket because I was inspired by their promises of working tirelessly to create a strong economy as their first objective. I have other issues that are close to my heart like equality, and women’s rights, and the benefits of strong public schools. I realize on these issues I’m entirely progressive. There are plenty of moderate Republicans who feel exactly the way I do on these issues. I don’t think we have to trade one for the other. The main objective of our nation must be repairing the economy. All our social concerns must come after this. Without a stable economy our great nation falls.”

2. She Voted for Obama in 2008:

“Two wars and a recession later I became newly invested in presidential politics by Barack Obama. I voted for Obama in 2008. Yes, I was part of the overwhelming majority that swept President Obama into his historic election! I hadn’t known anything about him until he earned the Democratic nomination. He’s brilliant, understated, ethical, a great husband and father. President Obama will always be remembered as one of the greatest leaders this United States of America has ever known.”

3. On Non-Partisan Politics:

“I feel a desperation for the country. The fact is, that when the two parties are not working together, it makes things worse! Bring me a leader from either party that can get this unstuck. Non-partisanship is what will get Americans back to work and the homeless back on their feet. Whoever is the next president must break gridlock and do the will of the people. Stop pandering to partisan politics while our great nation flounders.”

4. On Race:

“Like most Americans I was insulted with the idea that Obama was only elected because he was black, that people of color wanted one of their own, regardless of what sort of leader he would make. The same idiots make the argument that white guilt is why so many Americans voted Obama into office in the first place. That rhetoric is what helps divide this great nation. I didn’t vote for Clinton because he was white and neither did anyone else. The skin color of candidates needs to be the last thing discussed, if at all.”

5. On Welfare:

“Welfare reform is also in order. An elderly woman stands in the same grocery line pinching pennies to buy a can of soup while a woman is buying marshmallow fluff with food stamps. As times have changed, welfare policy needs to keep stride, just like every other issue.”

What do you think of Stacey Dash’s letter and perspective, Clutchettes?

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  1. Ms. Information

    I do agree with her about the welfare thing…I worked for DFCS straight out of college and saw 26 year old women with 4 kids getting $500 in food stamps, complaining and cussing people out if they went down even a couple dollars because of her income(child support etc.)…..at the same time, seniors often only get $10 a month because of their social security income but they did not complain at all…..we need to get rid of entitlement welfare….welfare recipients who are able need to volunteer or something, sitting at home only fosters an environment for them to get pregnant again and again (not ALL recipients, but a great enough number)

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    • Totally agree. Republicans will say black people vote for Democrats because they want handouts. This is not true for me. I believe in welfare for the needy. There are elderly people, disabled people, single mothers, and other poor people using welfare the way it should be used and getting off the system. I dislike how they want to get rid of welfare because they keep bringing up the welfare queen. I am not for lazy women like this using their kids to get a check, but that does not mean that we should get rid of welfare.

      The volunteering thing is a good idea. There is a work requirement, but if you can’t get work, then you don’t really get in trouble I think. There are people abusing the system. Young people should not be able to have babies and live in Section 8 housing and get food stamps for years and years. I personally think the government should just give people a trailer or small house and a plot of land that they pay off eventually with low interest. The government could stop women from having babies that they can’t afford by making them do hard work. There are irresponsible people out here who have children that they aren’t responsible enough to raise, and they can’t take care of them. I understand that there are many single mothers doing the right thing.

      I have a feeling that they’re going to coach Stacey Dash like they did Palin and put her on Fox News with those other women who are just there to be pretty.

      I thought she was going to agree with the conservatives about black people voting for Obama because he was black. No doubt, there are probably many people who did, but most black people always vote for Democrats. I think 93% of black people voted for Obama, but Al Gore got 90% of the black vote. It’s mostly about black people voting for Democrats, and if the Republican party wants to win, it should stop with its Southern Strategy. The country doesn’t have the same racial makeup anymore. How can you alienate minorities, women, and turn off young white people in states where there is a large number of electoral votes and expect to win? They are way too extreme. People see Democrats as being progressive and Republicans as being old-fashioned and regressive. They also romanticize the past and want to go back to that. Many women and minorities have no desire to regress.

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    • so it’s the welfare recipients who are the problem in the community? why don’t you think a little deeper?

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    • pe.riche.

      Agreed. It seems today in our country, it’s almost a criminal act to be poor.

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    • Sadly, critical thinking has become a lost art. Some of these folks on here complaining about welfare are one check away from the welfare line themselves.

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    • MISS_EMCEE

      $500 for a single mother with 4 kids is really not enough. I’m single by myself and I spend $300 on food. But, I don’t buy junk food. I purchase fruits and veggies which are really expensive. Also, I buy quality meat, nuts, and orange juice etc. The majority of the kids who parents receive food stamps have some of the worst diets ever because, they buy cheap junk food to stretch out the money. Yes, there are some women abuse the system but, some really need it. But, I never see people who think like you complain about the entitlement from these corporations and the corrupt people in the government. I never see yall complain when Corporations only pay a maximum 2% of taxes; while small businesses get taxed between 15 to 35%. I never hear complaints about getting government grants on frivolous basis and use the money for personal gain. I never hear yall complain when government agencies write grants and have their friend apply and split the money. I never hear yall complain about government bailouts for corporations. Then, you see the CEO and executives increasing their salary by 200%. I never hear yall complain when Education is being cut but, Lockheed just signed another Billion dollar contract to make weapons for the USA. I could go on and on. All the things I mention makes the welfare system look like loosing 2 dollars. The money spent on welfare ain’t shit. A lot people really need to stop being mentally lazy and go and look how American taxes are being used.

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    • Chillyroad

      Junk food is extremely expensive. The only difference between that and healthier alternatives is the healthy stuff is perishable but you can buy canned foods and frozen foods. You’re spending too much on designer foods.

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    • Trace

      While I agree with your other points, I can’t sympathize with mothers of 3 or more children on welfare. They just keep having them. That’s the problem. These kids grow up ill equipped to deal with life and repeat the same cycle all because their mother wants to increase her benefits and refuses to make roscoe wear a condom. I’m more concerned about the kids than the money!

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    • You do know you have work for your check if you are welfare? Yes, welfare recipients must WORK for their cash benefits. I know that people believe in the myth of women laying up on welfare, eating bon-bons and spitting out a baby every year but that is a load of malarkey. On August 22, 1996 in the Rose Garden of the White House, President William Jefferson Clinton signed into law the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act, better known as welfare reform, dismantling the sixty-one year program of federally guaranteed cash assistance to needy families or what is known as welfare. Welfare recipients have five years to receive cash assistance and after that, it is a wrap. Families who have exhausted their five years will only receive food stamps and a medical card. It is the law so please stop spewing stereotypes. It makes you look ignorant as hell.

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    • MISS_EMCEE

      Yes @ Kathy Henry people who spew this type of bs can’t even name 5 constitutional rights. I bet the only time they’ve watched Cspan was when they were flipping through channels. They say this is “Age of Intelligence” ? From what I see people are more ignorant than ever. The tool we are on right now has can show you everything that is going on government related issues. More than just government issues it has resources people don’t use or care to use. If they took time out and see what was going on a REVOLUTION would start. Most people get their information from a digital cable box that is PROGRAMMED. Therefore, if it’s PROGRAMMED that means its EDITED and DISTORTED and MANIPULATIVE. Majority of people in the USA believe every single thing they hear on the news. If people are so mad about the welfare system, GET OFF YOUR ASS and help. Help these women get an education, help these women get therapy, help these women get training to gain employment that meets their family needs financially, help these women on budgeting their money and investing, and if your not SHUT THE FUCK UP. On another note please don’t say your name is “Ms. Information” because, your not informative at all. If you had information in your brain you wouldn’t even dare type what you did. If you know the “Real Info” you would have seen every flaw in Stacey Dash post. Also, I know you don’t even know why WIC, AFDC, was created, welfare and I know you don’t even know the name of the original “Welfare Program” that is the birthplace of the system you say women are complaining about?

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    • cupcakes and shiraz

      Considering that you can’t tell the difference between “your” and “you’re”, you are definitely not in a position to speak on intelligence or ignorance.

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    • cupcakes and shiraz

      You are correct, however, even a person who maxes out their benefits and only receive food stamps and medicaid fare a lot better than many working people who are not eligible for these programs.

      And have you seen the costs of premium insurance and groceries? A struggling working person could receive even a little relief if they only got those two benefits alone. Unfortunately, they will never be eligible for these programs because the government just prefer that working people just shut up, pay their taxes and support everyone else…including the poor and the rich.

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    • cupcakes and shiraz

      I agree with you too. I have so many relatives and friends who are either unemployed or working poor who SHOULD get food stamps, but don’t. And I have seen far too many useless human beings using the crap out the system time and time again.

      Welfare is supposed to help people in need, but many of the time it just promotes a culture of laziness and exploitation. I wouldn’t want to do away with it, but definitely change the rules so it would help more struggling, hard working people and not reward people who has never worked a day in their lives.

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    • MISS_EMCEE

      Fuck a your or a you’re I’m typing fast so errors will occur. People like you are a problem get off the irrelevant and frivolous shit and tackle what’s going on. Don’t get mad because, YOU’RE everything I mentioned. I bet you cant even name 2 Supreme Court judges.

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  2. To me this is yet another attempt on behalf of Dash to remain relevant.

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    • opinionatedgal

      I agree and somehow I smell a half-baked attempt at a lame reality show in her future.

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  3. Someone irrelevant trying to be relevant, who cares. She needs to take a seat and do what she does best keep silent and try to keep her looks up.

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    • Chillyroad

      That comment wasn’t sexist at all.

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  4. Marseeuh

    @coco ….so a pretty woman can’t have a brain? how sad is that thought process!

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    • Chillyroad

      I swear these comments. On a site that goes on and on about Women’s rights and misogyny and sexism and blah blah blah you get comments like that…from other women.

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  5. I’m star struck by her boobage…..to go further beyond what she has to offer in the letter.

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