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?

  • __A

    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.

  • Rue

    Agree abt the welfare, but please, oh pretty please STFU already!!

  • cocopuffs

    there are people that voted for obama because of his race, just as there are ppl that didnt vote for him because he is black as well.

  • LS

    Stacey, you cosigned a birther comment. GO AWAY.

  • tish

    i’m actually a bit annoyed with scapegoating a woman using foodstamps for marshmallow puffs when annually billions in tax abatement are given to billion-dollar corporations with “promises” of local employment (which of course NEVER happens). next.

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