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. MISS_EMCEE

    I bet she can’t name 5 people in congress. She can’t name 5 executive orders. She named 1 Senator in her state. She can’t name 5 bills of legislation that’s been passed. She can’t name even 5 positive things Romney did for Massachusetts. It’s funny want to get all politicized but, cannot name any of things i state above. If you don’t even know 20% of the system which we live in how the FUCK can you rant about it?

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    • MISS_EMCEE

      She can’t name 1 Senator*

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    • Here! here! my thoughts exactly. Seems like that ´clueless´role has really become her identity

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  2. L.A.S

    She is entitled to her opinion but the economy can’t and will never come before gender equality and women’s rights. On top of that, I notice that she has one thing in common with her candidate pick, they both talk in circles but don’t give concise and concrete examples. Another thing, you had all these glowing things to say about Pres. Obama and yet not did not vote for him and didn’t give reasons as to why you didn’t vote for him this election. And while that is your private choice, when writing a political essay, I gonna need you to come again and give more examples and reasons to convince people that you are not just trying to extend your time in the spotlight.

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  3. Leena

    I wish people would do some research and find out just how much tax money is actually used for social programs. People make it seem like all of our tax money goes towards those programs when in reality it doesn’t even come close to half. The main portions of our money go to defense sectors and social security, which isn’t a handout because people work for that money their whole lives. This isn’t to say that there shouldn’t be measures put into place that stop people from abusing the system. It’s funny how Dash mentioned Romney’s health care program for Massachusetts. It had a lot of the same key points as Obama’s, although I admit that Obama’s I’m not a big fan of Obama’s health care plan. I do agree that both parties need to work together, but let’s be real here. It’s only now that Obama’s been reelected that Republicans talk about working together. If Romney had won, he would not have been talking about working with Democrats. The problem with a leader who is focused solely on the business aspect of things is that there will be a lot of collateral damage in the name of the “greater” good, and that collateral damage is poor and middle class people.

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    • Actually our tax money is used to pay back money plus interest loaned from the Federal Reserve. So there is no “our money.” America doesn’t own a doggone thing.

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  4. Rich kids, poor kids, every kid
    likes Marshmallow Fluff!

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    • cupcakes and shiraz

      Ew! I didn’t! But Sweet and Sara’s marshmallows are the biz!

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  5. Lady P

    I do agree with Stacey here. Welfare reform is needed! I also believe this same issue will remerge again for the next election. As long as this country is tackling budget issues, welfare reform will remain a topic because every “able-bodied” person DOES need to pull their weight. Something is wrong with this picture: if you have a senior citizen who has been working (contributing legally) towards society, then one of the governments’ priority imo…should favor senior citizens (social security) more so. Yes, it is the individual’s responsibility to acquire a financial safety net over the years as it is for adults to support themselves and their children. At the same time, it does bother me to stand in line observing an elderly person counting pennies to purchase groceries. Then the next people in line are a single mom or [a couple] with a basket full of groceries. I don’t look to see what they have in their basket, I just think about how they have the opportunity to sell their food stamps or do (because it always more than enough) and then indulge in overeating while the elderly is starving.

    I am not against welfare programs; but I do believe for some recipients, it has become a way of life or discourages motivation to do/seek a better one. Do not take it completely away because some people are in need of these programs to bridge gaps. To gauge where these recipients are; streamline their employment, education/certification status along with each welfare application. Not sure of what the maximum cap is for welfare, but I think the problem is how much is being spent within that timeframe. Another reason I would like to see welfare reform is because of our deterioration of our education programs (pell grants, afterschool programs, head start programs) Take some of the monies and allocate it towards the education programs.

    I hear more conversations in regards to decreasing education programs verses that of welfare reform. While we need to save for our children’s future and not leave into the government’s hands, every parent doesn’t have that concern unfortunately. Priorities are placed within other areas and as an end result; the children suffer who has dreams to further their education because of lack of funds. Not completely against welfare, but it is for sure in need of reformation (the entire system). Let’s do some reconstructing to locate exactly where these dollars are best spent. The entire country will become better off – more/better education people and the elderly will have better health — can eat better and spend more money towards their health n medication.

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    • “every “able-bodied” person DOES need to pull their weight”

      how do you ‘pull yr weight’ weight in an era of high unemployment?

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    • NOitAll

      @jamesfrmphilly Don’t try to make sense of it. She’s clearly drunk the Koolaid.

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    • “every “able-bodied” person DOES need to pull their weight”

      why never a peep about corporate welfare?

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    • Anonymous

      Welfare has been stigmatized to be a “black person’s issue.” That’s the problem. Most receivers of governmental aid are white, working-poor folks. Are they using food stamps to buy marshmallow fluff? Of course. But welfare has become suddenly synonymous with black.

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