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Stacey Dash Learns: If You’re Black and Don’t Support Obama, You’re Going to be Tortured

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by Dr. Boyce Watkins

Actress Stacey Dash, best-known for her appearance in the film “Clueless,” is having her core ripped over her recent endorsement of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney.   After mentioning her support for Romney on Twitter, fans went ballistic on Dash, calling her every name in the book.

“Vote for Romney. The only choice for your future,” Dash tweeted.

That’s when the hounds came after her for expressing her opinion.

“You’re an unemployed black woman endorsing @MittRomney. You’re voting against yourself thrice. You poor beautiful idiot,” said one of her respondents.

Dash didn’t back down, but kind of did.  When you’re a celebrity depending on black people to support you, you pretty much have to do what they tell you to do.

“My humble opinion… EVERYONE is entitled to one,” Dash responded, mistakenly presuming that most black people respect the concept of freedom of speech.

I remember speaking on a European cruise for the National Professionals Network this summer.  We spoke about the Obama Presidency in front of a group of highly-educated black professionals.  One woman stood up and said that she supported Mitt Romney and felt that African Americans are better off abandoning the Democratic Party.

I was shocked and disappointed by the fact that the woman couldn’t get a sentence out without being booed down by people who felt that she was some kind of sellout for not supporting President Obama.  They didn’t want to hear her arguments, because some of us fear even considering a point of view that might cause us to change our minds.  When I saw how the crowd reacted to this woman for simply stating her opinion, that’s when I knew we were headed into very dangerous territory.

The Obama presidency has been a true learning experience for the black community about manner by which we utilize our democratic freedoms.  Since President Obama was elected, nearly any voice of dissent, on any level, has been squashed by the masses, as if all those who dare to have a differentiating opinion should be tarred and feathered in public.

This hasn’t been helped by all of the black public figures who lined up to make it clear that no one in the black community has a right to even question any decision that comes out of this administration.   Voting for President Obama was not enough.  You must give his administrative complete dictatorial authority over all that happens in black America.  And even asking his administration to do more to earn your vote was considered to be an act of treasonous sabotage.

I’m sorry my friends, but that’s not democracy.  We disrespect the presidency and the concept of liberty by oppressing each other in the way that whites have oppressed us for the last 400 years.  Some of the behavior I’ve seen during the last four years has been nothing less than shameful.

I don’t agree with Stacey Dash’s support for Mitt Romney, in large part because Romney doesn’t seem to care about poor people.  But the truth is that most black people don’t care about poor people either, and even consider it criminal that Cornel West has been touring the country to promote poverty for the past year (poverty and black unemployment have become the inconvenient truths of the Obama presidency).  The fact is that President Obama can say or do damn near anything when it comes to limiting constitutional freedoms, dropping drones on innocent children, ignoring racial inequality, etc. and our infinite intoxication with his presidential power leads us to march along like little brainless soldiers who don’t believe in making our own decisions.

This way of thinking is very dangerous, and what we must understand is that with the power of a black presidency also comes the responsibility of doing all we can to ensure that we have a government that is for the people and by the people.  You don’t get that kind of freedom by squashing all dissidents with force instead of logical arguments or handing over a blank check of approval to any leader because you are enamored with his charisma and racial identity.The easiest way to waste your vote is not by staying home at the polls.  The easiest way to waste your vote is to support an administration and then destroy anyone who asks for something in return.

Stacey Dash has the right to support anyone she wants.  The challenge of Democracy is not whether you can support the rights of someone who agrees with you.  It is whether you can protect the liberties of those who disagree.  By renting our brain space to black public figures who’ve been rewarded for backing the Obama Administration, we are failing this test in a horrible  and embarrassing way.

Dr. Boyce Watkins is the founder of the Your Black World Coalition and creator of the Building Outstanding Men and Boys Family Empowerment Series. To have Dr. Boyce commentary delivered to your email, please click here.

 

James

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  1. Stacy has a right too vote for whom she chooses. What I am wondering is why Romney? Mitt doesn't even know who Stacy is and doesn't care. I heard her say the President, hasn't done what he said he would do. What does she think Mittt, will do too make her life better? I think she needs too read a little more or what has she been reading? This man is lying and you better take him for his word. If you think it's bad now let Mitt, get in there! You don't know me but trust me. This crew of republicans is bad for everyone. Just make sure you VOTE!

  2. Wow satan is having his way with this forum, has the Blacks engaging in war of words with each other.Learn to put your faith in the word and not the world.The reason why I don't engage in politics publically.smh.

    • Thanks for the post Kendall. It is good to have that constant awareness of satan, and to leave the world, and be immersed in the Word. It is the only comfort and protection against the daily evils, especially in this election year.

  3. We have the evil Republican party on the ropes. They came back after reinventing themselves as the teabag party, until all understood the evil there…. Weed the evil Republican party out, before planting new fruit!

  4. Dr. Watkins, give it a rest. Romney has clearly stated that he did not give a d@mn about poor folks, the elderly, minorities etc. I voted for Romney in the 2007 Primaries. He has either revealed his true self or he has changed into someone I can not respect. Stacy Dash is a mixed race woman. Please stop trying to make these women out to be a black woman who is firmly a part of the black community. Give it a rest already.

  5. Whatever Stacey Dash thinks about politics is irrelevant to anyone but herself. She's gotten way more free publicity with her stance on Romney than for her limited acting abilities. Let's not give her any more air time.

  6. It's funny how it seem 1 sided that all blacks are poor black and that 0ur race is the 0nly pitiful race that gets government assistance, placed in jail for crimes, unemployed, uneducated , killed by their 0wn race, like rap music, have naked chicks dancing in videos, and any 0ther negative stereotype bullshit that ALL RACES ENDURE !!! It's about living in a world that we all should respect 1 another to survive, to provide, to live, to grow and strive for a brighter future. The president is not the 0nly 1 to blame for how 0ur greedy elective politicians have ruin 0ur hopes for a better way 0f living. Individuals first need to be responsible for themselves and the life they may had chosen 0r not. Stop placing blame for greed that existed when Adam and Eve was here.

    • Its all bullshit your a sister who's eyes are open think God 4 women like you. White folks do shit 2 put black women against Black men just 2 say we are better then them.

  7. IT APPEARS THAT BLACK PEOPLE WITH MONEY FEEL FREE TO SAY ANYTHING THEY WANT TO, BUT WHEN THEY WERE POOR THEY WOULD STAND BY US. STACEY SHOULD HAVE KEPT HER MOUTH CLOSED. AND BY THE WAY HER MOVIES SUCKED ANYWAY, SHORT OF EVERYONE WANTING TO SLEEP WITH HER, WHAT DID SHE DO SO GREAT?

  8. speak for yourselves. stop saying "most blacks" because everybody has a God given right to think for themselves unlike "most blacks".

  9. That's not true. Stacey Dash isn't being "tortured." She's just showing her ignorance, which we all do at some point. We build big megachurches around lost and dying and sick people, and we support people like Nicki Minaj and Stacey Dash and pay more attention to them than we do ourselves. We sit back and let white folks pass laws forcing us to insure our cars and then sit back and act da-da-da-da-da when it comes to the laws Pres Obama puts in place for us to insure our health and our bodies. We pull up on the late freight chuggalugging behind white folks, let them drag us along with their little games they play with everyone's lives just because they are rich and have to find people to keep them entertained when they get bored. We do all of this, then get mad at the President for endorsing gay marriage and forget about all of the sins we are committing that may not involve h*s*xuality, but are just as evil as the same sin. And somehow or another, Stacey Dash, who is inconsequential in this entire debate, makes headline news for doing something she has every right to do. Even with her endorsement of Mitt Romney, Romney may have 10-25 black votes crumpled up in his hand, and he still has ZERO PERCENT of black support overall. If Stacey Dash wants to play Kizzy Reynolds, she has every right to do so. She, like all of us, must learn the hard way.

  10. Do individuals like Stacey Dash understand what the African-American community is dealing with? When are we going to learn that it's not about fame and fortune for one individual, but it should be about the well-being of our entire community.

    Last weekend, barely-known African-American actress Stacey Dash endorsed Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney on Twitter — with a picture of herself in a tight red top. Dash immediately defended her selection by claiming a right to her own opinion.
    As is often said, opinions are just like assholes, everyone has one and they are often full of shit. If Stacey Dash wants to whore herself out for notoriety by sexualizing her politics, that’s fine, she shouldn’t ask sensible people to agree with her bullshit, though.

    Of course, the ‘Clueless’ actress — in more fucking ways than one, in this case — further attempted to validate her stance by re-tweeting a Mitt Romney talking point about the economy and making it a gender-based argument for women.

    Dash then caught a lot of heat from some of her followers on Twitter, some of whom made her ass-brained endorsement into a racial issue. Of course, some slimy Republicans wasted no time in claiming ‘race politics’ and attempted to illustrate that the heat Dash got was an example of how Democrats and the Obama campaign bully Blacks into voting for the incumbent.

    Noted-liar, dipshit and Republican vice-presidential candidate Paul Ryan even called Dash directly. According to reports, Ryan applauded Dash’s bravery…probably while jerking off like an epileptic on a meth binge.

    Stacey Dash either can’t tell when she’s being pimped or is a willing participant. Has she read the GOP platform? Does she realize the role of the Republicans in crippling this economy both before AND after the current administration? Is she aware of the Republicans’ stance on abortion, birth control and equal pay?

    It wouldn’t matter if Barack Obama was white, zebra-striped or looked like Mr. fucking Snuffleupagus, he would seem to be a much better choice for those political issues on which Dash based her endorsement of Romney.

    And, setting politics — and Barack Obama’s race — aside for a moment, what about the Republicans’ civil rights history? The one that featured hate-filled racist cocksuckers like Strom Thurmond, Jesse helms and George Wallace? What about Mormonism, Romney’s avowed religion, and its traditional view of Blacks — where they equated dark skin as a curse and referred to African-Americans as ‘mud people?’.

    To be fair to Dash and the scummy GOP accusers, there are sensitivities in the Black community about support for Republican candidates. They are well-founded. Republicans like Rick Santorum outwardly connect welfare and Black people on the campaign trail as if one represents the other. Empty-headed, drug-addled Conservative pundits like Glenn Beck and Rush Limbaugh dispute the modern day racism that most Blacks see happen every place from schools to shopping malls to the halls of justice. Republican governors can impart voter identification laws designed to keep Blacks from voting without consideration of whom they’d be voting for or why.

    Romney himself has done nothing to quell the factions of his party that have continued to ask for Obama’s birth certificate, make references to his middle name as if it were a slur and identify economic policies as redistributionist or reparationist.

    Blacks do get mad at other Blacks who support candidates that do not share the interests of the African-American community — and who instead prostitute Blacks like Dash to support an effort that sabotages the progress made over the past 150 years. It’s for the same reason that German Jews were angered at the shop owners and sympathizers that aided Adolf Hitler’s rise to power in Nazi Germany; the same reason that Ugandans reviled other countrymen who helped Idi Amin’s ethnic cleansing; the same reason that South African villagers handed out South African necklaces — a burning tire cinched around the neck — to race traitors who aided the sinister Apartheid movement that suppressed an entire rich culture for generations.

    Isn’t any of that a concern for Dash? So why would she endorse Mitt Romney?

    Endorsing Mitt Romney — and doing it while looking like an extra on motherfucking ‘Baywatch’ — is just one more feeble, pathetic plea for attention for a past-her prime, never-was actress that has resorted to just about everything but sucking cock on the White House lawn to help her career.

    At 46 years-old, Dash should accept that superstardom is just not happening for her. Whoring out to join the ranks of rag-headed Uncle Toms and Aunt Suzies like Michael Steele, Ron Christie, David Webb, Jesse Lee Peterson, Larry Elder and Allen West will do nothing but make her a footnote on the wrong side of history.

    Then again, maybe Stacey Dash has been a GOP house nigger too long to realize who she is anymore. With an election this close, the Republicans are all too eager to accept another slave for their plantation.

    http://oogeewoogee.com/stacey-dash-is-fucking-clueless/

    • Amen brother. What you stated has never been better said. Hollywood creates the with its so called black actors creates the illusion that black folk are making it. As we watch their movies our peopled are being slaughtered and it has been on going since 1619. There is nothing holy about Hollywood.

  11. Like it or not, Stacy Dash can vote for whom she wants. Also, AMEN to Dr. Boyce in this article, because he's exactly 1000 percent right.

    I feel that some of the supporters for President Obama, are behaving the exact same way those who supported the previous President did. Yes, I'm talking about George Bush.

    The same way conservatives and their ilk turned a blind eye to many of his glaring deficiencies, some who support Obama are doing it as well. Stop worrying about who's supporting who and ask yourself how either of the current candidates are going to truly address the needs of our community. Or, the issues you hold dearest to you.

    As far as I'm concerned neither has gone far enough in this regard. As Dr. Watkins stated in this article, President Obama has come up short in part because of our willingness to rubber stamp everything he does, good or bad, and Mitt Romney is a hillbilly Mormon with greed on the brain.

  12. we all have a choice to vote for our choice leave her alone saying nasty things to her means nothing.

  13. I Am Sure REAL AFRICAN AMERICANS Are Going To Vote For President Obama But These Ignorant "niggers" Are Going To Just Support The Racist KKK, Mitt Rommney & Paul Ryan.

  14. I want to start by saying "OBAMA is the first black president"! There are strong emotions on both sides against as well as for the president this is not some black political epidemic. I'm glad people have opinions one way or the other. The Republicans disrespectful treatment of the first black president it's the reason that blacks are so passionate about their support for the POTUS. It's funny how people try to label us monolithic it's a cope out. If she can't stand the heat stay out of the kitchen.

  15. Vote for who you desire. They all work together.

    • I agree people can vote for who they desire but no they don't all work together and they definitely don't all stand for/ support the same thing.

  16. Who said she was black.

  17. What did you expect? She's a brain dead cluless bimbette and not a good porn actress either.

    • lma0 what d0 y0u kn0w ab0ut p0rn m0m? =O

  18. THIS ELECTION IS NOT ABOUT RACE. AND Stacet Dash is not and Idiot because she black. She a idiot, because Mitt Romney, want to take America back to were woman like her will not a control over their own body! She and idiot because they want to get rid of Affirmative Act. which is for people of color & woman. She and idiot, because Mitt Romney has out sourced more job that any President or Senator in America, Can we all say Bain Captital. Plus she and idiot because I BET YOU! SHE DON'T EVEN KNOW SHE NOT APART OF THE ONE PERCENT. & Mitt Romney CONSIDER HER THE 47 PERCENT! YOU IDIOT! THIS HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH PRES. OBAMA BEING BLACK! IDIOTS! I see why she was such a good actrist in CLUELESS it ez to play yourself like Charlie Sheen.

  19. Brilliant article! Very well said.

  20. First Stacey Dash is a Black-Hispanic and Obama is Biracial. It would be nice if the media would accurately define a person's race/ethnicity for a change. But to the point I am part Black and I am a undecided voter, so if I happen to vote for Romney or not vote at all, its my constitutional right, and no one…and I mean NO ONE can use idle threats to force me to vote for anyone for any reason. If someone wants to attack me, then so be it. I can attack back.

  21. Stacey Dash’s Tweet reminded me of the character she played in the movie “Clueless.” She was perfect for that part, because she really is “Clueless.”

  22. Phew! I stand with Ms Dash because it is her right to endorse and vote for anyone that she care to, that is what freedom means. Who ever said that because you are “Afro- American, African-American, Person of Color or American of African descent” that you have to go with the Democratic ticket. I am a Afro American male that is also a Jewish Republican. I left the Plantation a very long time ago.

  23. I like reading Dr Boyce articles. However, I have come to notice that since President Obama has been in the house he and his family have been attacked every which way. Romney son even wanted to smack him. So tell me what am I missing racism is alive and well and living in the US.

  24. True she has her right to choose whomever she pleases.its just sad because she cant read between the lines Romney and Republicans are Sales men an sales women but hey she can vote for whoever. we may have lost her vote but gained many more.

  25. http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-860361
    The problem rests with elected officials and public servants who have contempt for the Oath of Office, the U.S. Constitution, a respective State Constitution…..and all the dysfunctional citizens or voters who vote for and promote individuals unworthy and unfit to hold office or to a position of public service.

  26. The problem is not that Ms. West, Dr. West, Mr. Smiley, Dr. Watkins and others have and want to communicate their opinion. The problem is it at this stage of the election and the direction of the opposing party that they choose to do it openly… Yes we all have a right and freedom to think what and how you want, so they say, however, we also have the responsibility to think our thoughts through thoroughly before openly voicing our opinion.. I have been a student of this country’s politics for the past forty something years and I have yet to remember any politician change his/her position as much as Romney… Listen to him reminds me of playing musical chairs… wherever you are when the music stops that where you sit!!!!

  27. wow, this comments section is the epitome of grievance group warfare.
    I am shocked that so many are easily fooled by the democrat liberals. THAT IS THEIR mode of operation, read Saul Alinsky's rules for radicals. Divide divide divide, when people do not agree with you, smear them,
    You must not let that happen to your heart,

  28. Dear mrs. Idiot,
    Do you see your republican masters trying to stop black people from voting. Why hasn't your confused ass said anything?

  29. I really think about how come you named this blog post, “Stacey Dash Learns:
    If You’re Black and Don’t Support Obama,
    You’re Going to be Tortured | Black Like Moi”. In any event . I personally enjoyed the article!Thanks for your effort-Hellen

  30. This unique blog post, “Stacey Dash Learns: If You’re Black and Don’t Support Obama, You’re Going to be Tortured | Black Like Moi” was excellent. I am impressing out a backup to present to my personal pals. Thank you-Dennis

  31. She go end up looking like Dione warrick, but with no supporters at the end of the road.

  32. None of you can’t truthfully mean that either Dash had the choice of voting for Mitt Romney or Barack Obama? You must have meant to say either Romney the Mormon or David Axelrod and that bunch of other Jews who are really the slave masters of OBama, and in absolute control of him and the White House. For Obama is not making NO (I repeat NO) decisions there in the White House, but simply saying and doing what that Jew crew tell him to say and do. So Dash had a choice of Mormons or anti-Jesus Jews. And while I reluctantly (this last time) voted for the slave of these Jews, I am totally disgusted with this MORE white and black guy who is simply taking up the space in the presidential chair. — Rev. George Brooks

  33. No, it’s if you are ignorant and support a capitalist pig like Mitt Romney, you’re going to get tortured. Obama? They can’t see his flaws and actual intentions, but they can see through Romney like a glass wall.

  34. Seriously? It is quite obvious to me that Obama is simply a puppet put in place; a figurehead to sponsor the large banks who own this nation. If you think for once that you should support him just because of his color then you are a fool falling into place, just as expected by them. This poisoned mentality is what is separating Americans and dividing them into war against each other. Divide and conquer is a war tactic. WAKE UP!

  35. “give his administrative complete dictatorial authority over all that happens in black America”

    This sounds like a quote from Dr Boyd; It is a lie and belittles we who voted for Obama for whatever reason. These type of statements attempt to tell all of us “Black Americans’ that the writer doesn’t have any faith in us to make sound decisions.

    I have one thing to say. Moi & Dr Boyce, quit drinking the white man’s Kool Aid and come back home to rainbow Flavors.

  36. That does not concern you if we support him it but he is a grate leader.
    Me Romney does not care for the poor people he cares for him self and the rich millionaires
    Long live Obama.

  37. Smh.at.us.educated blacks i disagree wit thus artical on so many.levels black ppll do care abt the poor n obama.presidency is so.much mor than our own personal agenda,,

  38. Bitch lol nobody voting cause obama black lol he would of never won twice but look wat romney offers lol exactly why we voted for obama,stacey allways been clueless

  39. It wasn't Ms. Dash's decision to vote against Obama that bothered me, it was the fact that she endorsed someone whom was so blatantly and openly against women, minorities and the poor. Not to mention his time as leader of Massachusetts was a little suspect. I didn't vote for Obama because he was black. I voted for him because he was the lesser of two evils so to speak.

  40. It is definitely something to think about!

  41. You have an anti-Obama complex that has your mind unhinged at times. Nobody believes Obama should be followed unquestioningly. That’s all just an expression of your ant-Obama paranoia. This article is nonsensical on just so many fronts. There is even unintentional nonsense such as this. You write: ‘Cornel West has been touring the country to promote poverty for the past year.’. Really?

  42. Ms Irrelevant! Please stop torturing us with your bad talent and decisions, Team Romney….

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  44. No! If you’re black and say stupid things, you’re going to get tortured. She showed that she really is “clueless”. Common sense should have told her that supporting a man who was sending jobs overseas, at a time when black unemployment was high, a man who stood and made a speech at the NAACP, suggesting that if we (blacks) were looking for handouts, he wasn’t our man, and a man who had a “birther” campaign for him, would cause blacks to be angry about his candidacy. Also, the fact the she failed to understand this, not only shows that she lives in a bubble, she’s out of touch with her own people.

  45. No! If you’re black and say stupid things, you’re going to get tortured. She showed that she really is “clueless”. Common sense should have told her that supporting a man who was sending jobs overseas, at a time when black unemployment was high, a man who stood and made a speech at the NAACP, suggesting that if we (blacks) were looking for handouts, he wasn’t our man, and a man who had a “birther” campaign for him, would cause blacks to be angry about his candidacy. Also, the fact the she failed to understand this, not only shows that she lives in a bubble, she’s out of touch with her own people.

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  48. I have a different take. Ms Dash by force of habit, is referring to herself as Black. If that picture is an accurate representation of her, however, she is far more white. Sorry, not trying to offend anyone – I just see what I see.

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