HomePop ConfidentialCelebrityStacey Dash’s Mitt Romney Support Sparks Discussion on Blacks and Voting on The View Jamey Giddens October 12, 2012 36 Comments When Clueless and Single Ladies alum Stacey Dash tweeted support for Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney, Twitter and the rest of the Internet erupted in bitter debate. Some fans of the star were outraged that a black actress is supporting a Republican, as opposed to President Barack Obama, a Democrat. Others applauded Dash for her courage in speaking out for what she believes in. Of course the women of The View had to give their five cents on the controversial topic. Check out what they had to say after the jump! Stacey Dash photo credit: VH1 Photo of Whoopi Goldberg by PR Photos 36 Responses SoapArmageddon October 12, 2012 This thread will probably be full of the usual suspects, spouting “Free Speech….blah..blah..blah…Right to her opinions…blah..blah…blah.” While I have no problem with Republicans as fellow….Actually, I do have a problem with a political ideology that sacrifices morality on the altar of big business and yet, based on so-called “moral principles” tries to legislate on what people can and cannot do with their own bodies. Stacey Dash quoted Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and said that she is backing Romney “not by the color of his skin but the content of his character.” I have no idea what “content” this African-American actress, the mother of a gay son, found in the character of a man who has lied repeatedly, expressed contempt for working people, and does not respect a woman’s right to choose nor gay people’s right to full enfranchisement. Log in to Reply nysam October 12, 2012 All politicians lie. I voted for Obama the first time but feel he lied to me when he said Main Street should be put before Wall Street. 4 years later Wall Street bankers have yet to be punished. I will be voting for Romney/Ryan. For the record, I’m a gay man. I’m not a one issue voter and think a Romney/Ryan ticket are better than what we currently have. Log in to Reply luverica October 12, 2012 I saw this discussion and even though I understand where Whoopi is coming from, which is a overall general view of anyone having the right to vote for whomever they want, I think she misses the equally legitimate point that Barbara was pointing out. Stacey was being mostly criticized by African-Americans. I wish Whoopi and Barbara could’ve both got past their egos and realize that they were both right. Either way the harsh words directed at Stacey was WRONG. Log in to Reply thecourt99 October 12, 2012 She is an actress, but also a voter. She has a right to her opinions just as much as we do. In the battle of Romney v Obama, I will say this, they both have good and bad points. The ultimate decision is based upon what is important to one person as an individual. Some may agree with Romney on some issues and disagree on others…the issue is level of importance. Log in to Reply alstonboy4315 October 12, 2012 I don’t see why people even care who these Hollyweird celebrities support or vote for. It’s not like they are REALLY as invested in who wins the election as the average, working class Americans out here working our asses off to earn a decent living are. They will be JUST fine, regardless of who wins this election. Yes, Dash is entitled to her opinion and she’s an American, but I don’t really see why we give some C-list actress such power to influence our opinions. Let her live in her own little world and believe what she wants. How does it affect us? And furthermore, I wouldn’t be surprised if Stacey Dash is using this as a method to get publicity for her failing acting career. After all, this chick got fired from the ONE show that could have made her relevant again. I guess she’s realizing now that she let a good thing go. Either way, I believe that politics and celebrity endorsements don’t need to mix. And I don’t care who she votes for. I know who I’m voting for and that’s all that counts for me at the end of the day……….. :beer: Log in to Reply blake3b October 12, 2012 I liked her in Clueless, and that’s about it. Log in to Reply Ryan-Scott October 12, 2012 She can vote for whoever she wants. Just like I can. Just like YOU can. Log in to Reply Tris Drake October 12, 2012 Stacey knew this would cause a stir. Her unemployed behind is now getting interviews and people are talking about her. Until now,she was irrelevant. She certainly as a right to her opinions but she knew what she was doing. Well played Dionne,well played. Log in to Reply 1titanman October 12, 2012 Tris Drake your right she knew how to get the attention and it come back 10 fold.. Whoopi and Babs have strong issues, but Babs seems to dominate everything. However you have to remember @nysam that in this game alot of backroom deals are made behind the scenes. I personally don’t believe Obama lied, but he was up against the GOP/Tegbaggers. You can’t move forward when you have a party that blocks what your trying to do. At the end of the day everybody in bed with everybody to get their agenda push. You scratch my back I scratch yours. This has been going on for years and the American people seem to suffer. Log in to Reply hey mon October 12, 2012 I think there is a lot of conflict within all people when they vote. Obama is for the little guy, Romney is not. Some people call it ‘choice’, I call it abortion. A person would have to be a total non-scientific, purposefully morally-blind individual to give a ‘blank check’ to abortion. I am for gay and lesbian rights, but where is the stopping line, cause I feel it’s not a full civil right like ethnicity or skin color. Who knows ‘what’ in the Middle East, and what is the long-term plan? So does a person vote for the devil he knows, or the devil he doesn’t know? Log in to Reply david46208 October 12, 2012 @everyone: Well I full and well plan on voting for the Romney/Ryan ticket and i’m African American. Was it great to see a black man for the first time ascend to the highest CEO office in the country? Yes. But everything comes down to his job performance on the economy. On defense he is fine. But the economy is driving this election and he spent too much time focusing on Obamacare and then running for cover when he got a backlash. I’m also for cutting spending, for the free markets and curbing entitlement programs. But Obama is a nice family man who represents the African American community on the world stage and counteracts stereotypes. Log in to Reply Jon October 12, 2012 Never heard of this actress, but I’m a gay man voting Republican all the way! Log in to Reply GaryJr October 13, 2012 All you gay Republicans confuse me! I don’t vote based on one issue either but Romney is on the wrong side of every issue. He has one goal in mind: continue, extend and embellish the tax cuts for billionaires and remove obstacles for Wall Street to dig us another financial hole all over again. Obama’s biggest fault was thinking he could get bipartisan support for any of his policies. The leader in the House declared day one: “We are going to obstruct any and all policies Obama tries to get through the House.” They even filibustered almost everything requiring 60 votes in the Senate instead of the 51 vote majority. They are doing everything they can to suppress the vote any place possible, essentially cheating. It’s also the party of oppression, sexism & racism! And before you try and sell me on Romney’s economic experience you should know he was my governor. He was in 47th place in job growth and he turned our surplus into a huge deficit. His approval rating was so low he didn’t bother to run for re-election because like his national campaign now he said one thing to get elected then flipped positions on just about everything after. He actually said he was to the left of Ted Kennedy while campaigning, pro-gay, pro-choice, anti-automatic gun control, etc. You can’t believe a word that comes out of his mouth. He is an absolute liar and his only goal is a power grab–he couldn’t care less about the people he’d represent and you’re wildly misinformed slash naive if you think he’s going to do anything to help the economy or the debt crisis (the Republicans created). His numbers just don’t add up! Log in to Reply pferrando October 13, 2012 I’ve never been able to understand why anyone votes for the party that doesn’t include them. Interesting to read some comments on here. Log in to Reply harlee490 October 13, 2012 Log Cabin Republicans! We have one in charge of the whole Republican Party here in Columbus. It’s a known secret around here but not spoken of and he is in charge when Romney or Ryan comes to town or anyone else do Walter’s bidding! Do a google on Doug Preisse. http://www.plunderbund.com/2012/08/22/doug-preisse-thought-his-racist-comments-were-off-the-record/ Log in to Reply david46208 October 13, 2012 @pferrando: That would not be the democratic party who exploits African Americans for political gain. As long as African Americans need them to do something they will keep doing nothing. After all these years of voting urban inner city area’s are still poor, depressed and crime ridden. I also don’t need a handout or someone to give me special treatment. I have and always will be a self-reliant individual. Democrats are quick to tell people to keep their laws off a woman’s body or out of people’s bedrooms (which I agree). But then are the first ones to try and legislate what people are able to eat (NYC’s ban of large drinks, SF’s attempted ban on Happy Meal toys), or force people to pay for a healthcare bill that is now called a Tax. The question is: What has the democratic party done for you lately my African Americans? Answer is nada! And still you vote for them. Log in to Reply acela October 13, 2012 I’m a gay male, & voting for Romney-Ryan too. Log in to Reply thecourt99 October 13, 2012 Call me cynical, but I don’t believe that the Republicans or the Democrats actually have my interests at heart. I really don’t. They both say one thing and then don’t do anything. So when I vote, I vote for the person that will screw me and my family over the least….and sometimes I vote against the person that will screw me and my family over the most. It all depends. I am a Democrat that will soon re-register as an Independent. I have never been straight party anything, but I prefer to deal with individuals. I preferred McCain in 00…and I hated McCain in 08. It is definitely a melting pot. In many ways. Log in to Reply hey mon October 13, 2012 I’m voting for Romney/Ryan. But I think that Latino support for Obama would be much higher if we weren’t forced to bow down at the altar of abortion rights. Can’t be talked about, can’t be debated at all. Can’t talk about teen under-age girls, their parents, and abortion. Have to tow the Party line. Can’t talk about ultra-sound tech & fetology. Get in line Latino man. Abortion is legal, I accept that. Why does every Democrat woman I meet have to talk like it’s going to be illegal tomorrow morning? It’s obviously not. I feel like the Democrat Party is its own worst enemy on the issue of abortion. I know I’m obviously much more hyper about this issue since my first grandchild is on the way. But this Latino is voting for Romney/Ryan. Log in to Reply Cordelia Chase October 13, 2012 Add me to the list of gay Republicans. Obama and the Democrats haven’t done anything for gays, and pretending that they have is ridiculous. Log in to Reply pferrando October 13, 2012 What have the Republicans done for Blacks, Latins, or gays? I’ll continue to be as far left as I can until I see any change or reaching out by the right. Log in to Reply stefanstavros October 13, 2012 GaryJr says it all and I’ll add that Romney just looks like a slimy, shady asshole who doesn’t care about the “common” man. You can see it in his shifty eyes. Obama isn’t perfect but he cares about people at least MORE than Romney does. Log in to Reply SoapArmageddon October 13, 2012 Who knew so many gay Republicans were also soap fans? It must go hand in hand with escaping from reality and the suspension of disbelief. Log in to Reply bnt83 October 13, 2012 @pferrando if you do some research you will find that the republican party has done a lot in the advancement of civil rights for blacks. It was a republican president that freed slaves. The republicans passed amendments 13, 14 and 15. It was a republican president (Nixon) that enforced the desegregation of schools. A lot of the first blacks appointed to positions within various administrations, were appointed by republican presidents. I could literally go on and on and on. It is refreshing to see people voice there opinions about the election without attacking each other. I have seen many verbal brawls over whose party or candidate is better than whose lol Romney/Ryan 2012 Log in to Reply SoapArmageddon October 14, 2012 [quote=bnt83]…you will find that the republican party has done a lot in the advancement of civil rights for blacks. ….[/quote] All done before the Reagan presidency, by which time they came up with the “Southern Strategy”, which amounted to harnessing the hatred many Causasians in the South still feel towards African-Americans and using it as a political force to win elections. Log in to Reply pferrando October 14, 2012 It is the current Republican party (not the one of the past) that is pushing for Voter ID laws and preventing gay marriage, both which impact all three groups I mentioned above. I live in Texas, which is very red, but luckily reside in Dallas county which is VERY blue. The state’s demos are shifting which is causing the Repubs to scramble since they’ve done NOTHING to court anyone other than the white electorate. They love to redistrict here so they continue to dillute the Black/Latin vote. Luckily we can all vote for whomever we like. I just wish EVERYONE would vote. It’d be a very different election. Log in to Reply hey mon October 14, 2012 pferrando — Are you Latino? I ask this cause of Ferrando being a fairly common last name of Latino descent, as is mine, Vincente (the former Presidente of Mexico). You know we all dont vote Democrat, we dont vote as a block. Why should we? Why should we get pigeon-holed into that trap? Both parties come courting us like a Sunday bride cause we watch who will do the best for us as individuals, as a community, as a people? That choice, this time around, is clearly Romney. Obama has lied to us. People and neighbors who I know, including my own relatives have just gotten their first Medicare reduction. No hospitals stays allowed twice int he same month. Cause why? Cause the money was transferred to Obamacare, just like Ryan said it would be. So I ask all my, want to say DC male homosexual friends. Is Gay Marriage so important, that you lock-step follow the fellow who just recently came around to endorsing it? I ask this, mainly as Latino person who loves people, all people, children, and the elderly. Log in to Reply SoapArmageddon October 14, 2012 Whether President Obama was for or against gay marriage he would still have my vote. I don’t choose my candidates as mirror images of my race either. If that were the case, I would reserve my vote for only candidates of mixed English, African, Latino, and Hindu ancestry; and there aren’t too many of those. Honest to God, it’s no wonder the country is so deeply divided when you look at such misinformed comments as the one the previous poster just made about Medicare and tried to link it to the Healthcare Reform Act. If you’ve decided to swallow the Republican lies and parrot their terminology, that’s fine. Just don’t pretend to be openminded when you’re not. Log in to Reply hey mon October 15, 2012 Parrot? Parrot?… squawk…squawk…HeyMon wants a cracker… My father just got a notice in the mail last week that Medicare will no longer cover 2 hospital stays in the same 31-day period (or month). squawk…squawk…HeyMon wants a cracker… My mother-in-law, who can afford it, unlike probably 40 million other seniors who cannot; just got a notice that her Part B premium was going up $61 a month, due to adjustments made by Medicare, as cost-cutting measures. squawk…squawk… You see, this Latino man can add. I can put 2+2 together. If seniors are having their Medicare pretty drastically cut as of January 1, 2013; and Obamacare comes on-line on January 1st — I can figure out the connection. The connection is that the money is going to go from Medicare to the “Affordable Health Care Act”. Maybe 40 million seniors can too. Maybe that’s why according to polls, Barack and Joe’s voting percentage is in Mitt’s favor by a double digit margin in senior-oriented Florida. I, like millions of others who voted for Barack Obama, am making the switch. The ‘funny’ thing is, I don’t even like Romney, as a person. I can’t imagine him 4 years as a President, but he seems to be a capable administrator. I’ll let this political discussion drop, cause it is not really about DAYS or Y&R. Log in to Reply SoapArmageddon October 15, 2012 It has been the goal of Republicans to take away Medicare and Social Security from the elderly and disabled ever since they were created by FDR. If you and those misguided “millions” of whom you speak are looking to the conservatives for empathy and capable administration of a system they do not believe in, you are looking in the wrong place. Log in to Reply Church State October 16, 2012 Grant it, in 1979 the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (LDS) – The Mormons did begin to allow black men to hold the priesthood in their church, but why did it take 30+ years for the evasive, unaccountable, and sworn to secrecy top LDS church leaders located in Utah (the headquarters of the LDS Church and host state of Romney’s 2002 Winter Olympics), to update The Book of Mormon (the foundation of the teachings of the church) to reflect the change. In mid 2012 the changes were made – was the timing a coincidence or a convienence to influence the outcome of the Romney/Obama US Presidential Election? Log in to Reply pferrando October 17, 2012 Actually Ferrando is Italian. Fernando is Latin. But I am gay and my husband is Latino and we’ll be voting for the party that has always had our best interests at heart. I do admit I vote more based on Social issues. And we are in the income bracket that Mitt loves and have friends all over the income/social spectrum…and we’ll all vote the same way. Log in to Reply pferrando November 7, 2012 CONGRATULATIONS Mr. President! Let’s keep moving the country forward in the right direction. Keep up you hard work. Log in to Reply SoapArmageddon November 7, 2012 President Obama has to be forgiving if he wants to govern. I don’t. A lot of bigotted and/or ignorant comments were said on this and other blogs about him, his wife, and his policies. I hope those people are having as wonderful a day as I am today. Bless their little hearts! God bless America! 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