Celebrity Republican Both ‘Clueless’ and Clueless

Lots of celebrities express their political beliefs regularly and they vary greatly in their actual knowledge and understanding of the issues. Some are well-informed. Others, like Stacey Dash, seem to be completely clueless (get it? She was in that movie. I’m freaking brilliant). A rare black conservative Republican, she actually thinks her party is in favor of same-sex marriage.

Outspoken Hollywood Republican Stacey Dash said that it’s ridiculous to say that the Republican Party doesn’t support same-sex marriage.

The New Civil Rights Movement quoted a Dash appearance on TMZ, in which she said, “We are for equal marriage, we’re not against that, we’re not against that at all. We believe everyone should have the same rights.”

However, as David Badash noted at The New Civil Rights Movement, only 19 percent of Fox News viewers approve of same-sex marriage. The network hired Dash as a contributor earlier this year.

Here’s what she said, in response to a question about whether the Republican party would appeal to younger people more if they dropped their opposition to same-sex marriage:

We are for equal marriage, we’re not against that. We’re not against that at all. We believe that everyone should have the same rights…That’s just propaganda, it’s not true. That’s just a certain amount of people, you can’t just throw a blanket over everyone because certain people have one opinion.

One wonders what color the sky is in the world she lives in. On this planet, the Republican party is indisputably against same-sex marriage. Opposition to it was in their party platforms for the last decade. Most state Republican platforms also contain official statements opposing it. Republicans have led the fight against it in state referendums, in court and in every state. This claim is patently ridiculous.

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  • matty1

    Like many egoists she mixes up ‘we’ and ‘I’.

  • Brandon

    My suspicion is that she’s in a bubble of Hollywood Republicans, who are basically Republican because they don’t like paying taxes, but don’t much care one way or the other about gay marriage.

  • http://polrant@blogspot.com democommie

    no, No, NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

    She’s absotively, posilutely correct, Ed!

    The GOP is completely okay with “Same sex marriage”, justaslong as you’re marryin’ the same sex as people have ALWAYS married–ONE woman and one man or ONE man and as many women as he can trade goats or other livestock for.

  • moarscienceplz

    I’d say that any person who is a Republican and isn’t rich, white, straight, cis-, AND male is by definition ‘clueless’. They are little fish swimming into the crocodile’s mouth.

  • Michael Heath

    Brandon writes:

    My suspicion is that she’s in a bubble of Hollywood Republicans, who are basically Republican because they don’t like paying taxes, but don’t much care one way or the other about gay marriage.

    Brandon’s speculation argues that it’s not delusion that motivates Ms. Dash to make such a false assertion, but instead ignorance coupled to idiocy. That takes us back to this generation’s question regarding U.S. conservative voters: are they delusional or stupid? Of course these qualities are not mutually exclusive.

  • colnago80

    After looking at Ms. Dash’s picture on IMDB, I have to say that she doesn’t look much like an Afro-American to me.

  • roggg

    I never heard of her, so I have no real idea, but the wording she uses is similar to the wording bigots use when they say they say banning same sex marriage is equality because everyone has the same rights: The right to a hetero marriage. Maybe she’s one of those idiots who sees equal marriage rights as special privilege. Dunno…just throwing that out there.

  • Alverant

    Maybe it’s the “gays can marry someone of the opposite gender just like straights” kind of equality?

  • Reginald Selkirk

    Brandon #2: My suspicion is that she’s in a bubble of Hollywood Republicans, who are basically Republican because they don’t like paying taxes, but don’t much care one way or the other about gay marriage.

    Could be. And to everyone who thinks their accumulation of money is more important than my basic human rights: Fuck You.

  • http://streetsatnight.blogspot.com Travis

    If she actually believes this then that is quite the condemnation of her. One would have to completely ignore all news and analysis on this issue in the US to come away with this impression. And yet I see she is a Fox News contributor. I suppose that says something about Fox as well.

    I cannot understand why she would be a Fox contributor in the first place. I did not see any special qualifications in her bio. Is it just her minor celeb status combined with her support of the Republicans? Why are so many obsession with celebrities and their opinions, and why US news organizations seem to rely on them on a regular basis? I was pretty aghast when I read about Chelsea Clinton’s contract at NBC, which I viewed as a well known person from a famous family getting hired because they are so well known, and being paid a heck of a lot more than anyone else in their position, but at least she has a few degrees in relevant subjects.

  • doublereed

    Completely delusional and living in an alternate reality? I think this woman is going to go far. If she has nice legs, she could be a Fox News Anchor.

  • Reginald Selkirk

    Meanwhile, elsewhere on Planet Revisionism:

    Presbyterian Church Leaders Declare Gay Marriage Is Christian

    Because none of the work getting marriage equality accepted was done by non-Christians, and no Christians quoted from their holy book in opposition.

  • edmundog

    “After looking at Ms. Dash’s picture on IMDB, I have to say that she doesn’t look much like an Afro-American to me.”

    Um, what?

  • dingojack

    IMDb claims (in it’s Trivia’ section) that she: “Is of Mexican and Afro-Bajan descent”.

    (Of course I’m assuming a high level of SLC snarkiness)

    Dingo

  • anubisprime

    Reginald Selkirk @ 12

    As Freddy Mercury would have said…

    ” Is this the real life?

    Is this just fantasy?

    Caught in a landslide

    No escape from reality

    Open your eyes

    Look up to the skies and see

    I’m just a poor boy, I need no sympathy

    Because I’m “easy come, easy go”

    Little high, little low

    Any way the wind blows, doesn’t really matter to me, to

    me”

    They are caught in a landslide of popular opinion which is against the jeebus sunbeam mantra and they have sussed their bigotry does not rock the casbah any more.

    So no escape from reality….

    What to do…sure the old xtian switchadogmaroo…they did it with slavery why not teh gheys!…give the impression of being thoroughly modern Millies…and forget and even deny their past.

    They have seen which way the wind blows on this…and have tacked their ark to take advantage of the prevailing wind.

    Like any good scam it must adapt to the changing dynamics of the marks…

  • coffeehound

    Seriously? I mean if you want to say you’ve ‘evolving’ as a party fine, I suppose you could argue that changing your opinions to suit the facts is the right thing to do, but FFS, it was a part of their 2012 national platform. “We” doesn’t apparently include a majority of Republicans in her twisted little definition.

  • busterggi

    Congratulations Stacey, your fellow Repubes should be tossing you under a bus any minute now.

  • eric

    That’s just a certain amount of people, you can’t just throw a blanket over everyone because certain people have one opinion.

    Seems fair to throw the blanket over a political party when the national party platform, most state party platforms, and party leadership at both the state and national levels publicly endorse that opinion.

    But hey, I’m an optimist. Go Stacey go, change those minds. Speak out ot Fox about the equality you think the party should support. The world will be a better place if you push your party to be more like what you envision it to be.

  • Reginald Selkirk

    Great news for StaceyD: The Texas GOP has adopted “Cluelessness Reparative Therapy” as a plank in their official platform.

  • gog

    Republicans are for same-sex marriage except when they’re against it!

    I’m going to start referring to this phenomenon of conservatives denying their own hipocrisy, privilege and very reality as conservative blindness syndrome.

  • Doug Little

    Well the Republicans need to show some slight of hand here as they are in a bit of a pickle, their base is a rabid cesspool of bigotry that they need to win elections but popular culture is firmly against them with legal gay marriage all but a certainty and immigration changing demographics in traditional Republican strongholds. It will be interesting to see how this develops over the next couple of years.

  • http://Reallyawakeguy.blogspot.com somnus

    @10. Why wouldn’t they hire her? She’s perfect. Charming and pretty enough to be good in television, popular enough to have a built-in fan base without being in demand enough to command a high salary or create worries about busy shooting schedules affecting her availability, and as a black Republican her mere presence gives them ammunition against accusations of right-wing racism. Plus she is ignorant (or disingenuous) enough to make statements like the ones Ed quoted in this post. That decision was probably a slam dunk for Fox.

  • davroslives

    I’m not sure this is pure delusion or ignorance. I wonder if this is just laying the groundwork for the inevitable rewriting of history that the right is going to be doing in a decade or so. When gay rights are universal and uncontroversial, they will pretend that nothing of the sort ever happened, that Good Conservative Christians ™ lead the way, in fact! Just like the civil rights movement.

  • anubisprime

    A decade from now and it will be next to impossible to find a clergyman that would admit their particular cult had anything but respect and love for teh ghey.

    In fact they will boast they were the leading lights in enabling teh ghey marriage.

    Maybe they will mutter about certain attitudes in their club which apparently were never mainstream and certainly not representative of their positions when DOMA was struck down by the Supreme Court…and what heady days were those!

    As for the rethugs well that is another tale…probably a schism inflicted party by then.

    The rabid tea party, probably a separate political entity by then, claiming they were under threat from the hierarchy back then for expressing their honest opinions that teh ghey was ‘kewl’ but now they are under new management…blah de blah…they will still have the uber christofascist gang in tow…because nothing works better then expressing hatred, ignorance and fear and getting folks to cheer you for it…best drug in the world apparently.

    They will still discriminate in private and the present toxic dogma will not change at all internally, but in public they will realize that seeing as their major backers and supporters in the moderate churches have backed away…they have no choice but claim a magnificent moral victory because without their opposition at the time the country would now be in a far greater state of moral turpitude.

    They helped moderate theh ghey demands, while accepting and promoting truly ground breaking legislation which SCOTUS gratefully picked up on. and thus saved the world of ‘merca for future generations to thank them in perpetuity.

    As for the moderates they might comprise the major number of the right wing political landscape but they will be absolutely paralysed because they have no charismatic haranguing leader like the tea party splitters, who took all but the kitchen sink when they hived off to ferment in their own resentful juices, they usurped anyone on the ultra right wing with any profile at all and managed to buy Faux news share options from their mentor Murdoch…the last thing he does on this mortal coil, and now have their own personal propaganda organ, dedicated to anti-science in the main…that will be the only thing left to attack which remains lawful.

    As for Dash both camps will disown her…being a rethug is one thing but being obviously stupidly dumb about it will not appeal to either, after all one Palin is one Palin more then enough. doubt they want another one any time soon.

  • http://polrant@blogspot.com democommie

    “Spouse: Emmanuel Xuereb (2007 – 2011) · James Maby (2005 – 2006) · Brian Lovell (1999 – 2005)”

    Ms. Dash IS a good KKKristian (a Christian, not so much).

    I suspect that FuckTheNew’sCorpse’s suits see her as “Sarah Palin, Re-boot in Black” just in time for 2016.