Stacey Dash rant: ‘Clueless’ star writes 1,344 word letter on US election results

By on Nov 8, 2012 in Hollywood, International, Politics, United States Comments

Hollywood actress Stacey Dash wrote an over 1,000-word letter, expressing her feelings on the result of the 2012 US election on Tuesday, November 6, 2012, where Barack Obama won his second term as President of the United States and Joe Biden as the Vice President.

Stacey Dash

Stacey Dash
Image Credit: Stacey Dash Twitter

As noted at TMZ on Wednesday, which obtained a copy of the full transcript of Dash‘s letter, she expressed her disappointment after the defeat of Republican president Mitt Romney, whom the African-American star endorsed via Twitter in early October, along with a photo of her with an American flag behind her.

On the first part of her so-called 1,344-word rant, the 46-year old former ‘Clueless’ star writes about her waking up one morning watching her daughter sleep and her worries of her responsibilities of a working single mother; and that she voted for Barack Obama in the 2008 presidential elections.

Later, she explained why she changed her mind over Obama and endorsed Romney instead, but she stressed out that she respects the result of the recent election. Stacey Dash (@REALStaceyDash) also tweeted, “Governor Romney and Congressman Ryan. You fought the Good Fight and I am proud!”

Below is an excerpt of Stacey Dash‘s letter.

At the end of the day we are in this together. This is Our American Family. I do not want to be a part of the hateful voices insulting each other. I want to be a part of the voices that helps shape the future. Don’t you? Perhaps I publically endorsed Romney from a slightly naive place, thinking that I could speak my voice without being criticized in such racially charged and hateful tones.

People get it wrong. My vote for Romney isn’t a vote against Obama. That’s not how full participants in the democratic process operate. We vote for candidates and we vote for issues.

I’ve been fortunate enough in my career to have earned a considerable income. I am a fiscal conservative. I like the simplicity of the plan to lower taxes. I feel I’ve paid out a substantial amount over the 20 plus years I’ve been working. I’m also a woman. And as a single Mother who happens to be half-Bajan and half-Mexican, I have concerns, which cover many topics and issues.

I haven’t heard much from anyone (including the people heaping insults my way) about the great things Obama has done for our country, like repairing the infrastructure of our highways, bridges, and train rails, and creating a lot of jobs by this program. I am so grateful for what his administration has done with the Settlement Act of 2010, which took great bipartisan effort to close a painful chapter in American history.

I also don’t understand why more people aren’t acknowledging the good that has come about thanks to Romney‘s Massachusetts medical coverage for all citizens. In addition, Romney‘s business acumen is sterling. Our country needs a savvy business manager with the ability to work on both sides of the aisle. Paul Ryan is another brilliant mind with a viable plan for the economy of this country. They’ve injected so much energy into the race. We need that ambition and focus to get our country back on its feet.

In the event that Obama is re-elected, I expect them to work a whole lot harder to bridge the divide between political parties, end the gridlock, and get America back to work! 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.

President Obama has been re-elected. No, he was not my choice, but he was the choice of the majority. I do respect and appreciate that the country came together to make a choice. So for that I applaud Americans.

Although I am disappointed that Governor Romney and Congressman Ryan did not win. I am hopeful that President Obama will lead us to becoming the great United States of America that thrives.



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