Stacey Dash takes a job with Fox News, wants to run for office as a Republican

Most people from my generation associate Stacey Dash with Clueless (she played Dionne and it was glorious). Younger people may know her as a music video girl and girlfriend to some big celebrities. But she redefined herself in 2012 when she tweeted out ^^ an endorsement of Mitt Romney. There was a backlash because… I don’t even know? I guess some people think that all African-Americans should support Barack Obama. Whatever. I didn’t really pay attention to the “scandal” – people can support whomever they want, and even though I support Obama, I wasn’t offended by Dash’s politics.

Anyway, Stacey just got a new job with Fox News. She’s going to be a commentator “offering cultural analysis and commentary across daytime and primetime.” And she has a new interview with ELLE Mag, which you can read here. Some highlights:

The tweet that changed everything: “I tweeted my opinion and when I woke up the next morning, my life had changed…And since then, anything I say has been newsworthy. I say something and then it’s newsworthy.”

She hired Newt Gingrish’s chief of staff: After receiving an unsolicited letter from Patrick Millsaps, a Georgia-based lawyer who briefly worked as Newt Gingrich’s chief of staff during the former speaker of the house’s failed 2012 presidential bid (an experience Millsaps likens to “being named captain of the Titanic after the iceberg hit”), Dash hired the Hollywood neophyte to be her manager. “I said, ‘What does that mean?,’” the father-of-three told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution in December. And then he realized the job’s real implication: “Oh, you want me to run your campaign,” he said. “I’m running the Stacey Dash campaign.”

Is she running for office? “Eventually. Yes. I would love that… I’m willing to make fun of myself. If anything that shows the people that I am more like the people than they think… Who better to represent them than someone from the South Bronx? I come from nothing. I understand what I’m talking about.”

Defending stay-at-home moms: “Stay-at-home mothers are building our future. And I feel like if we had more of them, our society would not be in such a decline.”

Her definition of feminism: “Feminism is being able to have the choice,” she begins. “The choice to be a CEO, to be an executive, to be a journalist, to be a congresswoman, to be a mother, a stay-at-home mother, to be a wife.”

She doesn’t spend serious money on skincare: “I use Cetaphil, Ponds’ Cold Cream, and Vaseline—the basics. Spending thousands of dollars isn’t doing anything different than the $15 or $10 I could spend at CVS.” Oh, and one other thing: “I beat the middle of my forehead when I put on my cream [taps on forehead with fingertips]. My grandmother taught me that. I’ve never had botox or anything. Whenever I start to get frowny marks, I beat the middle of my forehead and they go away.”

Her future: “There’s just so many opportunities right now,” she says wistfully. “Twenty years after Clueless I’m starting all over. All because of a tweet! It’s God. I truly believe it’s God.”

[From ELLE]

Yeah… I kind of think her definition of feminism is way better than most of pop star ladies out there today. Is it wrong that I kind of like her? I mean… it’s not like she’s Ann Coulter or anything. Dash is inoffensive to me, and I kind of like that she’s finding a second career as a political commentator.

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  1. QQ says:

    No listen Black people clown her cause she stays on that respectability politics and acting as though the Paula Deens and Mitt Romneys of the world and their coded (and not so coded) messages are NOT about what they clearly are… I hope Fox News makes great use of their new “black friend”™

    (She tweeted at me months ago cause i called her The Female Don Lemon…Pair of trolls)

    • mimif says:

      Lmao QQ, I should get on Twitter just so I can follow you and howl.

    • TheOriginalKitten says:

      The Female Don Lemon..lol!

      I feel sorry for any woman that seeks a career at Faux News.

      That being said, she is ROCKING that dress. I’ve always found her to be really beautiful–although she looked her best in Clueless.

    • Dani2 says:

      @QQ she tweeted you back? Good Lord. And LOL at calling her “the female Don Lemon”, that is so accurate!

      • QQ says:

        She did Dani, they both rted my comment with only led to a deluge of bullshit by their followers, Thing is they’d have to find someone who cared about their feefees since I certainly didnt… I regularly talk so much trash *sigh* even Ghostface Killah once laughed at me clowning him and all, but some cash money treacly rappers blocked me instead :(

        Quciferskittles …btw)

      • Dani2 says:

        @QQ I find it so funny that they BOTH retweeted and aww, it sucks that you got hate from their followers, in fact, it sucks that they even have followers, they’re both so full of sh-t. And lol, I’m sure your twitter would have me gasping for breath lol, I would follow you but I gave up on twitter years ago, I’ll go have a quick look now though :) *hugs*

        EDIT: Just saw your display pic, you’re gorgeous Q! :)

    • HotPockets says:

      This has nothing to do with Dash, but your comment reminded me of the two week stint that I had a twitter and then promptly deleted it, but I tweeted La Lahon (yes, that one) and she tweeted back “AND WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE?!?!?!” Not even joking…Celebs put a lot of time into their twitters and instagrams. To be honest, I can’t even remember what I tweeted her, but it wasn’t even offensive or considered on the lines of trolling, I was shocked she even responded.

      • Dani2 says:

        @HotPockets That’s hilarious, the “who do you think you are??” comment reminds me of Reese’s infamous “do you know who I am” drunken rant, it just smacks of ego. And haha, I was on twitter for about a month before I decided it really wasn’t worth it.

      • QQ says:

        Bwhahahahah WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE TROPE?!? IN the TWITTERS?!? Lmmfao

        Ooh Thank you Dani! 😘😘

      • HotPockets says:

        My twitter account was more of a fake account, with a profile picture of my overweight, fluffy, maincoon cat (yes I was bored and in between jobs and school semesters for a couple weeks) and I think I tweeted Lohan, “how do you like this fluffy belly?” after she posted something animal related and that’s when she responded back with that tweet literally two minutes later…wtf!?

    • Annaloo. says:

      I think her decision to go Republican is good and it’s necessary. If black people “clown” her for this, I am daring to say that it says more about them than anything else. I am black, raised out West, and count many Republicans who supported my education, encouraged my role in the community and are just plain friends today, decades later. The entirety of the Republican party is not the satirical cartoon of a racist hick from the backwoods or the lunatic tea party soccer/dance/hockey mom from suburbia, there are many faces and many positions.

      I applaud her for being open about it, and I like her too. If anyone bags her for standing for who she is, shame on them. Shame on them, and I tell them they need to find a friend from the Republican party bc their prejudice is just as bad as the one they slam Republicans for harboring. Shame on them for the type of intra racial bullying you see done to the smart kid “acting white” bc he or she wants to focus on their studies. Black people do not and should not move as an amoeba, and it’s refreshing to see Dash go forward with this. I’m sure she’ll be surrounded by other clowns – bc Fox news is full of them – but her presence is sorely needed, and I think she is going to open some hearts.

      I have voted Democrat for so long, but I am tired of the media and political narrative that our lives are about struggle, underdogged, victims and that someone needs to fix it or that they owe me reparation. I do not believe the marches for equality and the fighting was so that I could be given a government voucher and a look of pity everywhere I go. I am usually the only girl of color in many projecs I have worked, and I feel that my conscientiousness and work ethic opens eyes and changes minds more than anything government can mandate. We have a distinct problem in this country of people who fully believe that society should be color blind, and another who believe that their individual cultures are important and should be honored. The two views clash on the middle line of this argument. I don’t know about you, but I think normalizing the black figureheads in any news is a step in the right direction. Her presence at Fox is sorely needed. She is a woman of color from HOLLYWOOD : I support her and am interested in what she has to say.

      • Babette says:

        Nicely stated!

      • WTF says:

        Good for you. You can support whomever you want. Stacy Dash has made her career of late off of African Americans. They are/were her fan base. So, like any other actress, if you piss off your fan base, then they clown you.
        African Americans by and large don’t support the Republican party because the party generally promotes deregulation and limited government protection for minorities. Additionally, the Republican party embraces candidates that have blatantly racist views like opposition to the Civil Rights Act. Black people not supporting the Republican party isn’t some thoughtless knee jerk reaction. I support candidates whose interests align with mine. And 99% of the time they are Democrats. Don’t get me wrong, I have issues with the Democrats. But if I have to choose between the lesser of two evils…….

        She’s getting a show on Fox because she is a pretty black woman that doesn’t mind saying negative things about black people. I couldn’t do it and look myself in the mirror everyday, but I won’t hate on her hustle. Your comments though, imply this is some kind of step towards a ‘color blind’ society, when in reality it is just glorifying the most divisive among us.

      • Sea Dragon says:

        Awesome commentary, Annaloo.

      • betty says:

        I think a person should follow whomever they choose or path,I am not familiar with anything Dash has to say except for endorsing Romney and things she said about Oprah which I thought she was dead wrong but her opinion. I see her a a token, . I wonder what qualifications she gave to get that job except for endorsing Romney. she should be interesting to watch.

      • Lisa McCalister says:

        Great post!

      • RJ says:

        + 1 million @WTF

    • Christin says:

      QQ, I have never had an account, but would consider one just to follow you. Your comments make me smile and lol!

    • wiffie says:

      She’s a virgin who can’t drive. she ‘ll never make it to office with those skeletons.

    • Pepsi Presents...Coke says:

      What are you talking about? Fox News has black friends, it watched those two episodes of Cosmos!

    • mayamae says:

      She doesn’t seem to fit into their “family values” BS considering she’s been divorced three times. Of course that didn’t hold Newt Gingrich back – even after he dumped his wife right after cancer surgery.

    • Pepsi Presents...Coke says:

      I’m not sure if everyone is familiar with the term ‘misogynoir’, but it means what you’re thinking, a hatred for black women. I was reminded of this not because of Dash but because of something I read a few days ago that didn’t surprise me but made me sigh the way Lana Kane does when Archer acts like Archer.

      I read a op-ed piece of trash written by a black conservative man named Raynard Jackson. I’m sure any other black ladies reading this will *get* it. It was called, ‘Why Black Men Need More White Women’. I brought up misogynoir because this shines a light on something that not everyone knows about how deep and far-reaching the hatred of black women is. Wherever you go on this planet, if you’re a black woman you’re regarded as the bottom. Nuances aside, this hatred comes not just from whites but from people of colour who aren’t white and from black men. Again, generally. It’s the ‘At least I’m not a black (woman)’ syndrome. I believe that people are basically good, but I don’t ignore the fact that not everyone who called me the n-word to my face was white, I don’t know what to tell you.

      There are people who want us to hate ourselves and when that doesn’t happen they lash out. They release another poll telling us that across the globe we are considered the least attractive by every group, not marriageable, not employable, etc. for no reason than to try to mindfuck us. Someone will be happy to write things like this, to give racists permission to keep rolling along since they’ve got an inside source. I think that gets to the crux of whats bothering people about Dash–I’m not American, so Fox News, whatever–maybe it’s seen as a cynical ploy to grab more of the ‘bamboo earrings, at least two pair’s set, while validating their own prejudices and serving up a helping of those old respectability politics.

      Back to Jackson, he says black women complain too much aren’t loyal and protective of black boys and men anymore, so white women have picked up the slack. Did he mention anything about loyalty to black women? Guess. If I understand, black women have outlived their usefulness because they’re increasingly unwilling to martyr themselves, that they aren’t taking on his burden, so now they’re his burden. Would he ask for that kind of self-negation from Captain Save-A-Bro? Does he know that her pedestal is why that support was needed in the first place?

      Is it only black women who complain? Did we write this article? Did we ask you to dress up as demeaning fat sassy stereotypes and give the world permission to join along? Check out Shirley Q. Liquor if your stomach is empty. Did we build entire stand-up careers around telling the world how awful we are–especially if we’re dark-skinned? Did we start up all of those websites and YouTube channels deriding us and warning others to stay away? Did we coin the term ‘bedwench’? No? So what are you complaining about, or is it not when you do it because you have been taught and are teaching people the fear, hate, dissmiss, discredit and shame us?

      And when black women were letting it go to he’ll as you assert, where were you, Raynard Jackson? Or do you take without giving and throw a tantrum at the very notion of reciprocity? And who will save you now, since you don’t seems to think that you need to put forth any effort in your own evolution? Why is everything entirely our fault?

      I saved the crazy part for last. Who qualifies as the type of white woman that black men need? I’m not making this up: Laura (White Christmas, Red Rum) Ingraham and Ann (Dessicated Corn Husk With the Buboe Soul) Coulter. Ann Coulter! Guys, they’re friends and though he’s never met Laura he sure likes what she has to say. O RLY? I’d like to see the look on your face when she clutches her purse at the very sight of your confused self. Well, it’s not her fault, the thugs, etc. ‘Shine your shoes while you wait, ma’am?’

      Ann Coulter, Jesus wept and died for me, she can HAVE him! Take him please!

  2. NerdMomma says:

    But… But… She can’t even drive on the freeway!

  3. Lindy says:

    She’s a pretty lady, and unlike Ronan Farrow she actually has some experience on-camera. It remains to be seen how deep her political knowledge goes. Her basis beliefs may line up with the Fox team, but if she can’t make a strong and coherent argument, she won’t last long.

    • NerdMomma says:

      I don’t think anyone on the Fox team can make a strong or coherent argument, so I’m sure she’ll be fine.

      • doofus says:

        ZING!

        and true.

      • aims says:

        Good one Nerd

      • Reece says:

        Yeah blonde is Fox News’s only requirement. *snort* She’ll be fine.

      • Christin says:

        Bingo. All she needs to fit in is a pint of pageant grade foundation, huge tube of lip gloss and plenty of hairspray.

      • Tiffany :) says:

        That is exactly why I dont’ have big hopes for her. Fox News doesn’t prioritize being politically informed over looking good on camera, especially when it comes to females. Here’s hoping she proves me wrong, because some serious and thoughtful dialogue is missing from our media, especially on the right.

    • RJ says:

      She doesn’t have quite the academic or social service pedigree Ronan Farrow has, aside from whether you like him or not. She is a 47 yr old washed up actress (high school graduate) who is reinventing a new career for herself. Good for her for chasing the almighty buck, most other people on this planet are.

  4. BooBooLaRue says:

    Who? cares

  5. Audrey says:

    She seriously doesn’t age.

    I love her statement about feminism and stay at home moms. Really it’s about opening doors so women have choices and options despite being female.

    I also believe that the US maternity leave system is broken. I think society would be in better shape if a maternity and parental leave system was in place. Parents need time to establish a bond with their baby and six weeks of unpaid leave doesn’t allow for that for majority of families. That bond is do important for emotional development and trust

    In Canada, we get 1 year at 55% of our income. Maternity leave is just for mom but parental leave can be shared by mom and dad.

    • word says:

      You’re right she doesn’t age. Your comment about maternity leave is spot on. Six weeks isn’t even enough time for a woman’s body to recoup after a normal pregnancy, God forbid you have a complicated delivery or c-section. Most countries offer one year…America is so behind. Spending a full year with your new child seems great plus knowing your job is safe when you return must relieve some stress on the new mother.

      • kri says:

        @Audrey-right on. It is criminal for a woman to have to pick between a child and a career. I don’t have kids, and coworkers of mine who do have it rough. The hospital I work in actually hands out “points” for being late, calling off, etc. “Human Resources Policies” apply to everyone. My friend got 3 points the other day when her child was sick and she could not find a sitter for him. Can you imagine that shit-a grown woman getting demerits?! Ugh, we need reform in this country big-time. Maybe Ms. Dash could take that on if she is really a feminist?

    • delorb says:

      If you think her comment on stay at home moms through, you’ll see that its just a platitude meant to score points with mothers. In order to be a stay at home mom, you have to have someone bringing home the bacon. The way our economy is (and has been for at least 30 years), is that both parents HAVE to work. Its not much of a choice. Not unless the family gets some form of public assistance to plug the financial gaps. And being a republican, I highly doubt she’s FOR that.

    • HH says:

      I thought the stay-at-home moms comment was somewhat contradictory to the feminism comment and that’s why it seemed like pandering to me. Saying society would be better if we had more stay-at-home moms, but then saying feminism is about having the choice to be whatever you want (and then going on to list different JOBS) was a little weird. Is she just essentially saying “you can be whatever you want, but stay-at-moms are preferable”….???? If so, that’s slightly defeating.

      But yes, she doesn’t age. At all. She’s simply gorgeous. I do hope that she shows a real gravitas an intelligence in this job. I remember seeing her on Piers Morgan(?) after that tweet, and she didn’t really come off as particularly knowledgeable about politics. I’m rooting for her though! How can I not have a soft spot for Dionne?!

    • Khadijah says:

      She is ridiculous. She correctly defines feminism as offering women the right to chose who to be. But then she goes on to blame the decline of society on working mothers. Really? If you a woman have a job you are the reason why people rob, rape and kill? She is part of the Guilt Brigade of the Republican party, she will do very well at Fox.

      Also, wasnt she with Jamie Fox not too long ago. Or was it a hit it and quit it deal.

      • Star says:

        “If you a woman have a job you are the reason why people rob, rape and kill?”

        The sad thing is that you actually think this is what she said.

    • SpookySpooks says:

      Her comment about stay-at-home mums was horrible. If we had more of them society wouldn’t be in decline? Seriously?!
      Also, it would be great if someone would use the term stay-at-home PARENT.

      Maternity leave and other benefits for parents are really good in m country, thank God. I couldn’t imagine having to make the choice women in the US have to make.

      • TG says:

        This is slightly off topic but what bugs me is when a stay-at-home mom identifies her job as a full-time mom as if all of us working parents aren’t full-time moms as well. I am a full-time mom who also commutes 3.75 hrs each day and works 8+ hours each day to provide for my child. I didn’t take the route of finding a man who would provide for me. Frankly I amazed that there is any man out there who is willing to let someone sit at home not earning their keep while the man trucks off to work and endures the stress 100% of keeping a roof over everyone’s head. That is why men die before their wives.

      • London Girl says:

        This bugs me.

        Yes of course if you work you are always also a mother. But when you are working somebody else is looking after your child, no?

        I HATE, HATE, HATE this implication that being a stay-at-home mom is not a job. Do you know how I know it’s a job? Because if I wasn’t doing it, I’d have to pay someone else to.

        There are two aspects to being a parent – one is providing the resources to support the family. The other is the hands-on childcare. Both are equally important. I hate it when people denigrate the traditional male role of working, as though this has no value. But the fact of the matter is, virtually no-one is in a position to do both of these roles simultaneously. If you’re working to provide for your children (which of course is valuable) someone else is doing the hands-on childcare whilst you are working.

        This is not a criticism of mothers who choose or have to work. But looking after children is also work. And generally speaking, not a sinecure.

        As for my job description, would you be happier if I described myself as a nanny, which is what I would be called if I wasn’t the mother of the children I look after?

    • JessMa says:

      I agree with you 100% about longer leave. That being said FMLA is 12 weeks and both parents can take it. So you can try to keep the baby home for six months. Unfortunately FMLA doesn’t apply to small businesses.

    • GByeGirl says:

      I’m curious as to what Republicans in the US would do to improve maternity/paternity leave?

  6. word says:

    Is she really qualified for that job? I bet there are a number of recent university graduates from programs in Political Science who would love a shot at this position. Who is going to take her seriously? Have you ever heard her speak? I don’t know but I think Fox News is desperate and they hired her because they want more African Americans on their “team”. Don’t hate me for speaking the truth !

    • Annaloo. says:

      Fox needs more African Americans, and should be hiring as many as they can. They need it, and it will change them for the better. Is what is going on now (lack of minority voices) working?

      • word says:

        No I agree, Fox needs to be more diverse..not just more African Americans but other cultures as well. But to hire Stacy Dash? Are there no other candidates out there more qualified than her? I know there are.

      • doofus says:

        word, you are correct, and this hiring is along the same lines as what the RNC/McCain campaign did when they picked Palin. They knew there were a lot of Hillary Clinton supporters who were disappointed/disaffected when Obama won the Dem nomination, and their attitude was “offer those voters a woman! ANY woman! (who is pretty, of course) and they’ll vote for US instead of Obama!” there were PLENTY of QUALIFIED Republican women out there but they chose a pretty and intellectually incurious one. it wasn’t just that Clinton is a woman, it’s what she brought to the position, and the McCain camp was just too stupid to realize it.

        and here we have the same deal. Fox News knows they need to appeal to minorities since the GOP is currently viewed as a haven for folks like Cliven Bundy and other bigots, so hire a pretty (and uninformed, apparently) African-American woman. any one will do!

      • Annaloo. says:

        There is a lot of token hiring and assigning that happens, sure, but to their credit the Republican party placed the first black Secretary of State (Colin Powell) and the first black (and female ) national security advisor (Condoleeza Rice), the first head of he RNC (Michael Steele). Maybe to some people they were tokens also, but I would never go to someone as accomplished as Powell or Rice and say that. (Rice DID eff it up for 9/11, though). Dems are able to claim the first black president, but having him in office has made me realize that people have no clue how to talk about race. I agree with word, Fox needs more diverse commentators PERIOD, they need to break the blond monopoly
        going on there (as does Hollywood) and let mixing up people do its work. She may be a token hire to some, but I think Dash is sincere about her position, and I think she’s going to bring a new voice that is needed on the political media landscape.

        And as for Palin *sigh*….. I can’t stand her but even I know she struck a nerve with the party and she has a strong following to this day, You cannot deny that. I think she’s an idiot, but she spoke to a lot who relate to her in the US, so the decision to bring her on board might have not been just for tokenism. Though cost the election for McCain, for the Republican party, it spearheaded the Tea Party for the Republican Party, like them or not. SHe must have been a powerful catalyst on some level.

        No party is without their faults, but I still feel her being at Fox is a good thing and let’s see how it shakes out after she has been there for a while.

      • word says:

        @ Annaloo

        Colin Powell, Condoleeza Rice, and Michael Steele were not seen as “tokens” because they were highly qualified for the jobs they were hired to do. Dash on the other hand, is an actress who may have spoken up for the RP but still has very little political experience.

  7. aims says:

    She’s entitled to her political views. As long as it doesn’t cross a militant line, and that goes to both sides. Then whatever. I disagree with her, but different views make the world go round. Although I will say, it kinda shocks me when I hear women stand up for the republican party. My own personal feeling is, they haven’t always had our backs. But everyone has the right to support and vote for whomever they feel like.

    • Sarah says:

      I never understood this, how does the republican party not help women? Because they disagree with abortion? You should know that historically it was the republican party who fought for women’s right to vote, fought for the right for blacks to vote, ended slavery, they were against Jim Crow and they were the ones who fought for Civil Rights. When it was the dem party that owned slaves, started the KKK and instituted Jim Crow.

      • Annaloo. says:

        The Republican and Democratic parties of the civil rights era are not the same as today – it’s well known that many democratic politicians switched party loyalties to the GOP after LBJ signed the Civil Rights act, and the current GOP is still dealing with that old guard when it sometimes comes out expressing it’s racial bigotry. There is enough mixing of politics, heroism and egregious behavior on both sides that you cannot conclude that one side did all these great things and is vilified all of a sudden today bc of what the press says. For women who didn’t have the right to vote, it didn’t matter what party they belonged to, as no woman had a voice politically. If Susan B Anthony was a Republican, then Rosa Parks was a Democrat – both were fighters for equal rights on many levels. Everyone had their role to play in American History to bring greatness. No one is or was Superman about these wrongs that happened in the country.

        Look, I think Dash going to Fox is good, I hope she has a role in illuminating folks like Megyn Kelly who believe Santa is only white, or Bill O Reilly who couldn’t believe it was possible to have a civilized dinner in a place as rough as Harlem (!). If having her at Fox changes small things about the way people there perceive the problems and cultures of people of color, then her presence there is good.

      • Latisse says:

        Yes, because they disagree with abortion and by doing so promote a law that would impede a woman’s rights over her own body. In my humble opinion: that alone is a good enough reason for women not to support the Republican party. If there ever came about a party (with a feasible chance of winning) that supported euthanasia, I’d support them over the Democrats. I believe that human beings should have full dominion in regards to what they do to their own bodies that don’t physically harm others.

      • mayamae says:

        Not every Republican talks about “Legitimate Rape”, fights to limit access to abortions, believes it’s ok for a pharmacist to refuse to fill a birth control prescription for “moral reasons”, condescendingly talks about a binder filled with suitable women, thinks the world went to hell when women were allowed to leave the kitchen and join the work force, etc. But the politicians who say those things belong to one party – The Republican party.

      • Sarah says:

        Latisse: “I believe that human beings should have full dominion in regards to what they do to their own bodies that don’t physically harm others.”
        Even when abortions physically harm a baby? When you force me to pay for your birth control and abortions, then I get a say in it. Abortions should be regulated. Most abortion clinics have no oversight. There are more regulations for a vet clinic than there is for an abortion clinic.

        The the science is settled, when you are pregnant, it is with a human baby. When you have an abortion it is killing that baby. I dont understand why people dont get that.

        Its also well known that after LBJ signed the civil rights act and the dems went running over to the GOP, they all went running back when Clinton ran, because they knew he was a good old boy (wink wink) that is why he won by such a huge margin, and that is why Bush had to cheat to win when he ran. He knew he never would win running against Gore, another southern dem.

        Mayamae: But you are okay with a dem party who kills a woman and doesnt report it? who calls republican woman c*nts, sluts, etc? Democrats who have called Stacy Dash a whole host of racial slurs? Clinton who has had affairs with many women? A white house in 2014 that pays its female employees 77% of what they pay men? But a few men out of a bunch make some remarks and you are offended? the binders full of women, completely blown out of proportion. But latch on to it.

      • Tiffany :) says:

        It is so much more than abortion. It is the fact that they are always siding against women on a ton of issues. Advocating for pharmacists to deny women the birth control pills that their DOCTORS prescribed for them; being against comprehensive sex education; the view that health care for women’s reproductive health should be treated as “other” and not a part of a woman’s overall health care and insurance coverage; the definition or rape when it comes to public funding and support; being against workplace discrimination laws; standing against the Violence Against Women act; passing laws making invasive and medically unnecessary procedures mandatory; the list goes on and on….

        I don’t think ALL Republicans agree with these things, but they are allowing their legislators represent these views.

      • Ange says:

        “When you force me to pay for your birth control and abortions, then I get a say in it.”

        Be careful with that line of reasoning, after all everyone pays a bunch of taxes for all sorts of things they might not agree with or need. I won’t even get into a tiny bunch of cells being compared to a living, breathing, sentient human.

      • Lilacflowers says:

        @Sarah, at the age of 13, I spent the night in a hospital while an ovarian cyst ruptured, quite painfully. To prevent future occurrences of such expensive medical problems, which could eventually lead to the loss of an ovary, not to mention plenty of lost school or work time, my doctors put me on medication that is called “birth control”, not for contraceptive purposes but to prevent painful, debilitating cysts. I didn’t need birth control at 13 because I wasn’t having sex. I needed them for medical reasons. I believe that women who pay insurance premiums who have such problems should be able to expect that the insurance they pay for would cover such medically necessary treatment. In 2012, I listened with disgust as an extremist pig ridiculed such a right and blathered stupidly about women wanting him to pay for their birth control so they could have all the sex they wanted. What disgusted me even more was that not one single Republican who was running for political office that summer separated him or herself from that extremist misogynist and admitted that women deserved to have their purchased health insurance cover medically necessary preventative treatment for ovarian cysts and many of them sided with and repeated that disgusting pig’s lies and filth. The Republican party lost any consideration I may have given it for my vote in 2012 with that misogynistic platform. I was ready to view that pig as acting alone but the party adopted his hateful and stupid views. When prominent members of the Republican party stood against women getting the health care they paid for and spewed Limbaugh’s crap and lies about it being about birth control, the Republican party stood firmly against helping women.

      • GByeGirl says:

        Sarah, I think that you are confused. Abortions are not funded by the government, except in instances of rape and incest, now. A woman can’t even get an abortion she pays for herself on a military instillation. We aren’t seeking government funded birth control. We simply want birth control covered under the insurance plans we contribute to as employees. And, no…you don’t get to tell me how I’ll control my fertility, unless I get to come to your home and tell you what to do with your savings from income tax deductions and your refund check. (I think you should spend it on birth control!)

  8. OriginalCrystal says:

    Lol. This self-hating ass fool.
    Her and Uncle Dom are a match meds in heaven.

    • Annaloo. says:

      I don’t think she hates herself, and I don’t think Don Lemon does either. I think they are two people who have their own points of view and are needed in media to diversify what has been a very one-sided us vs them mentality. I support them both. I hope there are more.

      And I, personally, think it’s best to refrain from slamming another black person for following his or her mind and heart, even and esp if the views are different from your own. That is the essence of freedom and liberty.

    • kri says:

      @OriginalCrystal-why do you think they are “self-hating”? They seem secure enough of themselves to express views they know may not be popular, but they do it anyway. Although I don’t agree with some of their views, they do have the right to express them. Hopefully that means a person likes themselves and has enough self-respect to say what they believe in. I may not like the statement, but I can appreciate the effort to make your beliefs known. Usually, “self-haters” don’t have the guts to say something that isn’t the status quo, cause they don’t believe in themselves.

    • Sarah says:

      Are you one of the many people on twitter calling her all sorts of racist names because she isnt a liberal? Thats the disgusting degree of hatred and ignorance flying about our country right now because someone disagrees with your opinion. Understand that your opinion is not the truth, and if somebody disagrees with you, you shouldnt take it personally.

      • OriginalCrystal says:

        I don’t have twitter so no. And if I did I wouldn’t waste my time tweeting this fool.

        I’m happy she’s got a job on the only network they will tolerate her dumb ass. She’s always enjoyed being a token so this job suits her perfectly. She and Don ‘Respectability Politics’ Lemon can continue to give credibility to people’s racism. They’ll get their wake up calls soon. Like Paul Mooney says, folks like this always do eventually.

        Where did I say my opinion is truth ? Stop projecting. I don’t take her opinions personally because I don’t even take her seriously. She can continue to make a damn fool of herself and I’ll continue to laugh about it. You can have a seat though.

      • Annaloo. says:

        OMG, you’re on here projecting enough, Original Crystal. You want a bag of oreos to throw at these two? You can’t put stuff like this out there and not take responsibility for what you say. You’re like the bully at a school slamming the kid who’s going for something different, only you do it by shaming and using words like self-hating. Self-hate is racial code & it’s something blacks say to EACH OTHER and for why? It’s a shame. I don’t want to take away from Paul Mooney bc he’s seen his share of strife, but he comes from a very cynical place and it’s all race based. You couldn’t give a person like that pen without him harping on about the color of the ink.

        Live and let live…Lemon and Dash are a new generation, and strike me as the last people to be self-hating. Mooney’s day is done, bc we all can’t get up everyday hating the world. It’s too tiring.

      • Sarah says:

        wow originalcrystal that is a lot of intolerance from one person. She agrees with a different political party, why does that bother you so much? I dont agree with all libs, I dont agree with all repubs, I dont agree with all libertarians. I dont agree 100% with anyone on earth. But I dont hate them for not agreeing with me.

      • OriginalCrystal says:

        It’s funny that I’ve mentioned NOTHING about Republicans and yet thats all you two can focus on. Be less insecure please. She can support whoever she want and I can think she is an ignorant, self-hating fool and it has nothing to do with her party and everything to do with her past comments. With the bs she spews she’d fit in well at Fox.

        @Sarah
        Um you believe abortion is murder (hilarious btw) and that the binders full of women comment was ‘blown out of proportion’ so your opinion doesn’t mean much to me tbh. Thanks for your time though. Me ? Intolerant? you’re damn right that I’m intolerant of bs and you don’t even know what party I support or what country I’m in…hint…It’s not yours.

        @Analoo
        It’s funny that you think Dash and Lemon are the future. I’d cry if that was true but since I know that that’s wrong I can only laugh. They’re the last two to be self-hating ? LOL, ok then. Whatever helps you sleep at night dear. You can call me a bully all you want, I truly wish I gave a f-ck but I don’t. It seems that term ‘self-’ hater’ hits close to home for you. You sure are mad about it huh?

        ‘Mooney’s day is done, bc we all can’t get up everyday hating the world. It’s too tiring.’

        Mooney’s day of what ? Institutional racism and discrimination ? Black men being affected by the prison industrial system? Black people having to change ethnic sounding names on CV’s to get call backs?? ‘Cause that day is still here honey bun. You colourblind folks make me laugh with this ‘kumbaya, it’s too tiring to hate the world, move on, don’t be so angry.’ stuff. It’s cute. really.

        ‘You can’t put stuff like this out there and not take responsibility for what you say.’

        I take 100% responsibility for what I say and I will say it again…folks like Dash and Lemon give credibility to people’s racism. You don’t think ignorant pieces of sh-t like O’Reily don’t love it when fools like Lemon go on air with their respectability politics ‘pull your pants up’, ‘don’t name your kids Shaniqua’ and all that other nonsense? When O’Reily says Beyonce is the reason for teen pregnancy in the black community, he loves it when Lemon’s shuckin n jivin ass backs him up instead speaking ACTUAL truths about how poverty and lack of education effect teen pregnancy. You keep supporting them. They’ll need folks like you when white
        people are through with them, that’s for sure.

        I do live and let live…when I click the x in the corner of my screen I’ll forget about this and Dash and lemon will still be idiots.

  9. Kiki says:

    I think Stacey Dash will be fine at Fox News, as long as they don’t make insensitive judgements on her, she will be fine. I hope she is a level headed republican and not some these bird-brain idiots they have on their fox affiliates, that is disappointing to say followed.

    P.S. I am and will always a liberal. Democrats rule, so let’s hear it for them Yankees .

  10. Jess says:

    I completely agree with what she said about feminism, love it.

  11. Leftovers says:

    Don’t know who the lady is, but she looks like Sheryl Crow with a very nice tan. (No offense!)

  12. buzz says:

    When it comes to Fox News, they are all about – and only about – tits and ass.

    Leg chair. Low cut tight dresses. Miniskirts. Spike heels. Hair and makeup Playboy centerfold-style.

    • BooBooLaRue says:

      hopefully they can tame the use of Vaseline on her face. too shiny for the cameras!

  13. ParisPucker says:

    God help us all…

  14. Hissyfit says:

    She’s very pretty but still an idiot!

    • Tracy says:

      Pretty is more important for the most part over at Faux.

      • Mixtape says:

        I’m no Fox News fan, but let’s be honest, if you’re a woman, pretty is still important at any of the networks. Yes, you can be a leftist, well-educated lesbian and get hired at MSNBC, but you still have to be kinda pretty. Yes, you can be British-Persian, in your mid-fifties, and get hired at CNN, but you still have to be kinda pretty.

      • Tiffany :) says:

        Rachel Maddow would never be hired at Fox News with her looks, and she would never allow them to put her in a miniskirt, in a high chair, with no desk to sit behind (gotta make sure the legs show!).

        I do not love MSNBC, I don’t watch it regularly, but when I have, I see less traditionally attactive people on it.

      • G says:

        Rachel Maddow would never be hired by Fox because she’s a liberal who spews hatred propaganda and refuses to deal in facts. If your BS is true explain Greta having her own show. Fox has plenty of smart Liberals on so sorry your ignorance is showing.

      • Tiffany :) says:

        I don’t watch Rachel regularly, but i have not found her to “spew hatred” (your post seems to do that, however) . IMO Rachel does seem to focus on facts, but does add in hyperbole, so she isn’t someone I watch regularly. Greta Van Sustren and her lack of beauty queen looks might be an exception, but she doesn’t disprove the Fox rule. She also had a full face surgery make over several years ago, which has since gone back to what nature gave her.

        And no, YOUR ignorance is showing if you think that Fox News regularly has a “liberal” or democrat on their shows that accurately reflects liberal policy views. They host the weakests “liberals” they can find, just to pretend they have balance. I once saw the “liberal” view on Fox being championed by a person whose only qualification was “Obama Supporter”. They have incredibly low standards for guests.

      • Tiffany :) says:

        And for the record, I don’t think Fox News/MSNBC/CNN do their best for their republican guests/viewers either. They focus so much on platitudes and non-events that they try to hype (like the New Black Panthers, the gotcha moment of the day, etc.).

        I get so much more out of NPR interviews with Republican leglislators/governors/etc. because they ask LEGITIMATE questions about specific policy and legislation. They give them time to fully answer. They also ask insightful follow up questions because those conducting the interviews are well versed in the topic they are discussing.

        When it comes to politics, I am very wonk-ish. I want specifics, not pandering to the base and generalizations that mean nothing.

  15. grabbyhands says:

    Wait Fox News, I thought celebrities from Hollyweird should just keep their political opinions to themselves because they didn’t know what they were talking about? I guess that just applies if you’re a godless, socialist liberal.

    • Alicia says:

      Exactly. I don’t want to hear one word from anyone on FOX News the next time George Clooney or another liberal celebrity says something.

  16. NN says:

    Liberals and other black people who are democrats have said the nastiest things about her, ugh. It reminds me of prop 8 when gay people said the nastiest things about black women and blaming it on them.
    Listen, black women are people to! Some people are liberals, others conservatives or independent etc
    I have to admit though, even though I know better, it still saddens me when I hear sexist, racist, and intra-racist spewed at black women who dare to not follow the liberal script of how they’re supposed to think and feel.
    Quite honestly, what has liberals done for black women specifically? Their focus seems to be on black males, white females and gay people.
    I have never seen any speific effort at helping black womena nd their unique issues in America…

    • annaloo. says:

      I agree! There too needs to be diversity in the group that calls for it. The intra-racism needs to stop. I support liberalism more than i do consrvatism, but i think sometimes liberals can and should take a step back and see what images are constant in their narrative too.

      Accountability for everyone.

    • Bridget says:

      Lord help you if you are looking to the party of Rush Limbaugh, Karl Rove, amd Newt Gingrich (all of whom consider themselves to be the leaders of the modern Republican Party) to speak up for black women.

      I think it’s great to see a little more diversity on Fox, though lets get real: on Fox News she’s just a pair of darker skinned boobs. And to clarify: the main problem that people have with Dash isnt at all the fact that she’s a black woman, but the fact that if you actually follow her she does occasionally some ridiculous things. You can see in the above interview that she’s already been working to polish her interview skills.

      • NN says:

        And what have the democrats done for black women specifically? How have black women benefited from voting for them for years? It seems to me they’d be better off voting for a third party but I don’t see how democrats are better than republicans for black women specifically? Or do you believe black women should put others needs before their own, like the needs of white feminists, gay rights and black males? Are black women not allowed to think about their own needs like everyone else in America? Why shame them into voting for someone who have done nothing for them?
        I’ve seen the most racist comments aimed at this woman for no other reason than she is a republican and working for fox news.
        What does that say? If nothing else, it says that they’re just as worse as the people they accuse of intolerance.

  17. RobN says:

    If you think everybody on CNN is smart and everybody on Fox News is stupid, try googling Wolf Blitzer’s Jeopardy appearance.

    • TheOriginalKitten says:

      Why is it every time someone is talking about Fox News, CNN or MSNBC is brought up as if it’s the liberal equivalent, as if it has a large liberal audience the way Fox has a large (as in 100%) conservative audience?

      I don’t know any liberal (myself included) who watches CNN or MSNBC or gets any of their news from crappy cable television.

      • RobN says:

        No, MSNBC doesn’t have a large liberal audience, simply because it doesn’t have a large audience of any kind. What audience it does have, however, is liberal and to argue otherwise is ridiculous. Every demographic study clearly shows it is the case. To argue that Fox has a 100% conservative audience is just as ridiculous. I watch it, I voted for Obama, I’m for most liberal causes. Still like seeing more than one side of the story.

      • TheOriginalKitten says:

        “What audience it does have, however, is liberal and to argue otherwise is ridiculous.”

        “To argue that Fox has a 100% conservative audience is just as ridiculous. ”

        LOL! You’re right–it’s ridiculous to assume that Fox’s audience is all conservative and also ridiculous to assume that MSNBC’s audience isn’t ALL Liberal. Uhhh…ok.

        Ok, I’ll make this concession–Not all, but the MAJORITY of Fox’s audience is conservative. As far as your statements about MSNC and CNN, you’re simply wrong.

        “The Fox News audience skews more ideological than that of its two main competitors. Fully, 60% of Fox News viewers describe themselves as conservative, compared with 23% who say they are moderate and 10% who are liberal, according to a 2012 survey by the Pew Research Center. By contrast, the ideological makeup of CNN viewers (32% conservative, 30% moderate, 30% liberal) and MSNBC viewers (32% conservative, 23% moderate, 36% liberal) is far more mixed.”

        http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2014/01/14/five-facts-about-fox-news/

        BTW, watching an extremely editorialized recountal of a newstory on either side of the political fence really only gives you two polarized versions of a story, not an unbiased version.
        Try NPR if you care about facts without the pandering to political parties.

      • Bridget says:

        I know almost no one that watches CNN or MSNBC. The Daily Show and Colbert Report all the way!

      • Tiffany :) says:

        I love NPR, because I like to be given the dry facts without too much commentary. Fox, MSNBC, CNN have turned into “All Opinion All the Time!”

        I would rather hear a story on a report, a document, an event, legislation that I can then look up for myself. Many times the “opinion” version of a document edits out the things that stand out the most to me.

    • Alicia says:

      I don’t think that. There are smart people at FOX and many, many stupid people at CNN (and that is why they are now on the bottom of the ratings heap – their numbers and demographics are worse than Headline News Network).

      Cable news is now between FOX and MSNBC – both of those networks have left CNN in the dust.

      There are very few people at CNN that are respectable journalists. Ever since Ted Turner had to sell, that station has turned into a dumpster fire.

      • allheavens says:

        Fox News has viewers because they validate 23% of the populations fears and prejudices. If by smart you mean that, then yes.

        Fox News is no more a balanced news source than Pravda. It’s sole purpose is to give credibility to the GOP, give aid and comfort to the wealthy and keep the low-info populace all warm and fuzzy with their prejudices since they can’t actually stem the decline of their white privilege.

        I know Black conservatives who cannot believe what has happened to the Grand Old Party. Let’s be real the GOP doesn’t exist any more. What is we have now is a clown car full of radical evangelicals, conspiracy theorists, pandering grifters, supreme narcissists, misogynists, bought and paid for lobbyists posing as representatives with a smattering of moderates so beaten down they can’t be bothered to care anymore.

        The Dems are now what the GOP was 15 years ago, corporate centrists with a few moments of middle ground liberalism. The is no true liberal party in the U.S.

      • GByeGirl says:

        @All Heavens: this is perfect.

    • Katija says:

      Sean Hannity is a moron. Al Roker is a moron.

      Greta Van Sustren is pretty frickin’ good at what she does. So is Rachel Maddow.

      Hey… did you guys know that this isn’t 30s Berlin and you don’t have to blindly follow one party or be shot? That you’re allowed to consume media from both sides? Just… just an FYI. Not sure everyone here is aware of this…

  18. Alicia says:

    FOX News’ ratings have been going down. TV By the Numbers came out with the May cable news ratings and FOX hit a 13-year low (http://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/2014/05/28/msnbc-tops-cnn-in-key-dayparts-in-may/268323/).

    FOX is still #1 in cable news but their lead is shrinking – then again, their base audience is the 60+ AARP set who are retired and stay at home. MSNBC has been gaining on them steadily due to their diverse hosts and programming. FOX sees the writing on the wall and is trying to tap into that and they probably think (and are hoping) that Stacey Dash can be their Melissa Harris-Perry or Alex Wagner.

    We can sit here until we are blue in the face but it doesn’t change the fact that she was hired because she was a conservative African-American Hollywood star. FOX is trying to increase their ratings, despite the fact that they s**t on liberal celebrities for speaking out all the time.

    We’ll see how she does when she starts debuting – I was not impressed with her at all when she was all over the place during the last election. She was extremely inarticulate and got very flustered when criticized. I mean, she won’t have cue cards and no one will be writing her lines for her. Many celebrities – no matter their political leanings – simply can’t speak properly without speaking lines someone else writes for them.

  19. Ag says:

    i loved her as dionne. that’s all i got, since everything else has been pretty much said above.

  20. GIRLFACE says:

    Oh good. Barf.

  21. Irishserra says:

    Well, good luck to her being taken seriously. I liked her in the 90s. Not sure about her politics or what she’s been up to all this time, but I might check in every once in a while to see how that goes. I’m curious.

  22. Bridget says:

    Is it just me, or does the thumbnail photo look like Sheryl Crow?

  23. G says:

    Thank all you Liberals for once again exposing your intolerance for black conservatives. SMH.

    • Tiffany :) says:

      I don’t know what you mean by “all you liberals”. There are only a couple intolerant posts here, and CLEARLY they don’t speak for all liberals. Let’s focus on reality, not assumptions.

      • G says:

        Uh huh…

        “I love NPR”

        “Rachel Maddow would never be hired at Fox News with her looks…”

        Yeah I can tell you’re the epitome of fair and balanced. (eye roll). Looks like the only ASSumptions are yours. Typical.

      • Tiffany :) says:

        G, your posts are so charming and full of personal insults! Thanks for making it clear that your position isn’t solid.

        I do like NPR. I don’t watch Rachel Maddow but I can observe that she wouldn’t be hired at Fox News. I don’t understand how you can make any judgements about me based on such little information. You are blindly throwing shade my way without any facts to back it up.

      • TheOriginalKitten says:

        G-please troll elsewhere.

    • NN says:

      You are supposed to mule for white feminists, liberals, black males and gay men! How dare you think about your own needs first like everyone else in America!? Be quiet and keep working! Maybe one day we’ll get to your needs but until then we’ll keep dangling that carrot in your face so that you’ll keep putting our needs first – you see, you’re not even human to us, you need OUR help and without us those scary conservatives will hang you by a noose!
      Who cares if you suffer from sexism, racism and intra-racism known as misogynoir.
      Don’t you understand the “trickle-down effect”? although we know that doesn’t really work in reality because in a society like this one you need to start from THE BOTTOM and help the most vulnerable women and girls FIRST…but let’s not talk about that because ME ME ME ME ME…

      That pretty much sums it up.

  24. Patty Cake says:

    Hey Guys, let’s be kind to each other. Obviously, everyone is not going to share the same political views as the other person all the time, maybe not even some of the time. That’s why I don’t really care for race and political discussions mixing. If we can’t agree, let’s just agree to disagree amicably. Everyone has a right to their own views so let’s just respect that. I guess that’s what we get for always slamming celebrities on their views because sometimes we don’t handle a dose of our own medicine well, lol.

  25. truth says:

    Why is she trying so hard to look and be white?

    • NN says:

      How does she look ‘white’? She clearly has brown skin, but I guess lightening your hair and working for Fox news makes you white now, but then again, with Americas racial classification system it perhaps shouldn’t surprise me…. And “be” white? How? I didn’t realize skin color or “race” came with a manual on how to behave.
      Nevermind, you’re clearly an idiot.

  26. MsAubra says:

    “Spending thousands of dollars isn’t doing anything different than the $15 or $10 I could spend at CVS.”

    VERY true

    On the subject of everything else, I think had she not posed in that type of photo for the sake of “pandering” rather than look like genuine support, the backlash probably wouldn’t have been as harsh, not saying it was deserved, because she is, like all of us entitled to her opinion. No matter how different mine is from hers, alot of the personal attacks on her were VERY hypocritical and uncalled for.