Actress Stacey Dash insists that Barack Obama fooled the American public into voting for him for president, thereby making the challenge of restoring national unity more difficult for the next occupant of the Oval Office.
The Clueless star made these typical for her un-PC self remarks last Thursday at the Conservative Political Action Conference which took place at a resort and conference center in a Maryland suburb of Washington, D.C.
Her comments came as she was agreeing with a questioner that race relations have deteriorated during the Obama presidency, CNSNews reports (see audio clip embedded below).
“I think that’s the case, because I think he bamboozled us. I think we all got ‘blacked’ into it. We all voted for him because we believed, ‘Yes, it’s time to have a black president. He is going to unite us in a very profound way.’ What did he do? The exact opposite. So what’s the next guy going to have to do? He’s going to have to unite us in a very profound, blatant, hardcore way. It’s not going to be easy. It’s going to be war. It is…”
According to Dash, who also is a commentator on the Fox News Channel, education is key to heal divisions in the country.
“We the people, who do want to be united have to say, ‘Okay, we’re going to educate you,’ because I believe education is the great integrator. If we educate you, then unity will come, and until we understand that unless we’re united, we will never be a great country. Until we all understand, that we’re in this conundrum.”
Stacey Dash made headlines for her cringe-worthy cameo at the 88th Academy Awards a week ago Sunday, which stunned the mostly liberal audience into silence, when host Chris Rock joked that she was the new director of the Academy’s minority outreached program.
The actress’s pronouncements on TV or on social media are usually met a lot of hostility and backlash on Twitter, and other popular media channels and online sites.
With that in mind, she uploaded a video immediately after that segment in which she read some of the mean tweets that she had already received.
On her 49th birthday in January, while discussing the Oscars diversity controversy alluded to above, Dash outraged Twitter by calling for the end of the BET network and the BET Awards (which set off a feud with BET) on grounds that they are a form of segregation. She denounced Black History month for similar reasons.
She subsequently wrote that “Black history IS American history. We are not a category or a special interest group. We are Americans. Our accomplishments cannot be limited to 28 days.”
Fox News suspended Dash for two weeks in December after she claimed on an Outnumbered broadcast that President Obama doesn’t give a “sh*t” about terrorism.
Among other controversies, Dash has decried the so-called wage gap, arguing that women in the workplace should not seek victim status.
Stacey Dash’s contrarian views started to emerge about three or four years ago. You may recall that in October 2012, when the 2008 Obama voter originally tweeted an endorsement of GOP nominee Mitt Romney for president, she was flamed on social media in a most vulgar, offensive, and, at times, racially charged way — a phenomenon that is ongoing.
The actress has riled up her Twitter detractors a number of times since the Romney tweet for going against the liberal Hollywood consensus, which is either gutsy or foolhardy, depending on your ideological point of view. Stacey Dash is of African-American and Mexican heritage and grew up in a low-income neighborhood in the South Bronx.
Stacey Dash likes Donald Trump, calling him “a true conservative” who is “strong on national security.”
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